LBCC Honors Faculty and Staff at In-service

Mark Weiss
Roger Maurer
Vickie Keith
 Linn-Benton Community College announced winners of the college Distinguished Staff Award and Pastega Excellence awards during the college In-service Day held April 12.

Mark Weiss, Career and Counseling Center faculty member, received this year’s Distinguished Staff award.

Weiss, of Philomath, began work at the college in 1981, serving as part-time, non-contracted faculty in Parenting Education through 1982. He was re-hired as a part-time counselor in 1989, and became full-time in 1990, providing career counseling, crisis counseling and consulting with the college's child care center.

Weiss has served as president of the college Faculty Association and chair of Academic Affairs, and as president of two professional organizations: The Oregon University and College Counseling Association, and the Oregon Career Development Association.

Weiss was recognized for his dedication to students, helping to remove barriers and create paths for students to succeed academically, and in their careers and lives. He was lauded for his inspired leadership and mentorship to faculty and staff, and for his advocacy to find solutions for public health issues. Weiss is retiring in June.

Roger Maurer, LBCC mathematics faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award.
Maurer, of Lebanon, began teaching at the college in 1988, serving his first three years as a part-time non-contracted math instructor and a part-time classified instructional assistant at the math help desk. He became a full-time contracted math faculty member in 1991.

Maurer was recognized for his selfless service to the college and his students, and for serving as a model of how to keep the focus on service to our students and our community. Maurer was also recognized for having served on countless committees, often serving on his own time.

Vickie Keith, administrative assistant for LBCC Student Services, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.

Keith, of Lebanon, has been at the college since 1999.  Previous positions include working as a liaison for HP Education Services and as an assistant in the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence.

Keith was recognized for her excellence in helping students succeed and for providing excellent support to students and staff. She has served on several college committees over the years, including on the Classified Association and on the LBCC Relay for Life team.

LBCC’s Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC.

LBCC’s Pastega awards were established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation to honor faculty and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium.


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