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Employee Honors and Awards

Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

Full-time Faculty Member of the Year

The Faculty Achievement Award recognizes excellence in teaching. It is awarded each year at the College’s faculty convocation ceremony. Those who have been honored are:

  • 2019 - William "Bill" Hoppe, Professor of Fine Arts
  • 2018 - Jennifer Cruickshank, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
  • 2017 - Andria Woodell, Professor of Psychology
  • 2016 - Beverlee Jackson, Professor of Health Information Technology
  • 2015 - Amy Van Dusen Howell, Associate Professor of Education
  • 2014 - Carol Higginbotham, Professor of Chemistry
  • 2013 - Deborah S. Davies, Professor of Dental Assisting
  • 2012 - Kathleen M. McCabe, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
  • 2011 - Julie F. Hood, Associate Professor of Human Biology
  • 2010 - Julie F. Downing, Professor of Health and Human Performance
  • 2009 - Karen Huck, Professor of Speech
  • 2008 - Stacey L. Donohue, Professor of English
  • 2007 - Robert W. Reynolds, Professor of Geology
  • 2006 - Michael C. Gesme, Associate Professor of Music
  • 2005 - Charles T. Naffziger, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • 2004 - Rebecca L. Walker-Sands, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • 2003 - Julie A. Keener, Professor of Mathematics
  • 2002 - Gloria Ahern, Professor of Health Information Technology
  • 2001 - Terry Krueger, Professor of English
  • 2000 - Bruce L. Emerson, Associate Professor of Physics
  • 1999 - Patricia O’Neill, Associate Professor of History
  • 1998 - Mark E. Eberle, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
  • 1997 - Cora Agatucci, Associate Professor of English
  • 1996 - Diana Glenn, Associate Professor of Office Administration
  • 1995 - E. Robert Powell, Professor of Physical Science and Chemistry
  • 1994 - Bruce W. McClelland, Professor of Chemistry
  • 1993 - Darla J. Quesnell, Professor of Psychology
  • 1992 - Ellen M. Howe, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • 1991 - Michael A. Sequeira, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • 1990 - Raymond R. Hatton, Professor of Geography
  • 1989 - Millie MacKenzie, Professor of Office Administration
  • 1988 - C. Wayne Eshelman, Professor of Biological Sciences
  • 1987 - Jack R. McCown Jr., Professor of Mathematics
  • 1986 - Bruce Nolf, Professor of Geology

Part-Time Adjunct of the Year

  • 2019 - Jane Youngs, Adjunct Nursing
  • 2018 - Katie Sheldon, Adjunct Science
  • 2017 - David Engel, Adjunct Foreign Language
  • 2016 - Rodney Cross, Adjunct Allied Health

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  • 2019 - Bill Douglas, Director of Club Sports and Intramural
  • 2019 - Jan Fisher, Accounting Technician
  • 2018 - Doug Nelson, Professor of Mathematics
  • 2018 - Ken Mays, Professor of Automotive
  • 2009 - Jim Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Classified Employee of the Year

Central Oregon Community College recognizes one Classified Association employee each year for outstanding service to COCC and its students. Those who have been honored are:

  • 2019 - Kristi Dunlap, Administrative Assistant, Social Science
  • 2018 - Derwyn Hanney, Campus Services
  • 2017 - Lydia Hernandez, Administrative Assistant, Health and Human Performance
  • 2016 - Elaine Simay-Barton, Administrative Assistant for Science
  • 2015 - Ken Harmon, Information Technology Services
  • 2014 - Marcia McCullough, Information Technology Services
  • 2013 - Clifford Reid, Campus Services
  • 2012 - Dianne Reingold, Enrollment Services
  • 2011 - Renee Brazeau-Asher, Math/Computer Science
  • 2010 - Bonnie Steiner, Campus Services
  • 2009 - Michele DeSilva, Library
  • 2008 - Sallie Wetherbee, Social Sciences
  • 2007 - Jan Fisher, Fiscal Services
  • 2006 - DeAnna Metcalf, Enrollment Services

Administrator of the Year

Central Oregon Community College recognizes one Administrative employee each year for outstanding service to COCC and its students. Those who have been honored are:

  • 2019 - Cindy Jeffreys, ITS Systems Integrator
  • 2018 - Kevin Multop, Director of Financial Aid
  • 2017 - Christina Mills, Student Module Manager/Analyst
  • 2016 - Sharla Andresen, Director of Contracts and Risk Ma
  • 2015 - Seana Barry, Assistant Director of Admissions and Records
  • 2014 - Vickery Viles, Director of CAP Services