At your service!

Louis Westmoreland, left, and Dr. Gary Friery at the Service Awards banquet.

Louis Westmoreland, Central campus biology professor, and Dr. Gary Friery, North campus dean of technical education, were the “head of the class” with 40 years of service at the Service Awards celebration, held recently at Brady’s Landing.

Other San Jacinto College employees recognized at the event included employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service.

The 2010 Staff Excellence Award winners were also recognized — Ruben Rameriz, Central campus lab supervisor; Stacey Himmel, grants office accounting specialist; Donna Traylor, South campus humanities administrative assistant; and Mona Kemps, North campus health science administrative assistant.

The 2010 Minnie Stevens Piper Professor nominees (the equivalent to campus “teacher of the year” award winners) were also recognized at the banquet. The Piper Professor nominees include Dr. Ann Pearson, Central campus English professor; Susan Lustick, North campus biology professor; and George Stockton, South campus math professor.

Stephen Trncak, vice chancellor of human resources, served as emcee for the event, and Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer attended the banquet to congratulate the dedicated employees, and to present certificates of recognition.

Announcements of employee recognitions were delivered by members of the College’s Strategic Leadership Team — Dr. Neil Matkin, Central campus president; Kenneth Lynn, vice chancellor of fiscal affairs; Dr. Toni Pendergrass, south Campus vice president of instruction (representing South campus President Dr. Maureen Murphy, who was out of town); Dr. Allatia Harris, North campus president; Dr. Laurel Williamson, vice chancellor of instruction; and Rob Sanicic, chief information officer.

Congratulations for all the great things you do for San Jacinto College to all of the talented and dedicated employees who were honored at the 2010 Service Awards banquet.

The slideshow below includes scenes from the 2010 Service Awards banquet.