Linn-Benton Community College announced the winners of the Pastega Excellence Awards during college In-service day April 21.
Rod Carter, criminal justice faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award. Sheri McIntyre, tutor coordinator for the college Learning Center, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.
Carter, of Eugene, has taught criminal justice at the college since 2000, and has served as department chair since 2002.
Carter was recognized for his dedication to teaching and creating a positive learning environment for both students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals.
McIntyre, of Scio, has been at the college since 2004. She was first hired as an early childhood teacher for the Periwinkle Child Development Center, and was promoted to her current position in 2011.
McIntyre was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service to college committees including serving as negotiations officer for the Classified Association and on the professional development committee.
The college 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.