LBCC Honors Faculty, Staff at In-service 


Left to right: Jack Giles, Mary Campbell, Emily Dray
Linn-Benton Community College announced winners of the college Distinguished Staff Award and the Pastega Faculty and Classified Excellence awards during the college In-service Day held April 12.

Jack Giles received the Distinguished Staff award.  Giles, of Kings Valley, works as an information support specialist with Information Services at the college, a position he began in October 1988, and of which he retired from on December 1, 2017. He continues to work part-time.

Giles was recognized for his dedication and commitment to helping staff across campus, and for his mentorship, leadership and his willingness to freely share his in-depth knowledge with others.

As lead carver for the Albany Carousel project, Giles was also recognized for his work in the local community.

Mary Campbell, LBCC mathematics faculty member, received the college Pastega Faculty Excellence award.

Campbell, a Peoria resident, began teaching at the college in November 1990. She was recognized for her inspirational work to improve learning outcomes and pathways, aligning math curriculums with K-12 and four-year institutions, and her contributions to the math department and the college as a whole.

Emily Dray, career and advising support specialist in the college Advising Center, received the college Pastega Classified Excellence award.

Dray, of Corvallis, has worked at LBCC since 2014. She was recognized for her dedication to students in helping to remove barriers and create pathways for them to succeed academically and in their careers and personal lives.

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.

The college Pastega Excellence 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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