After reviewing portfolios consisting of teaching philosophies and resumes and tallying votes, the committee rated finalists on the professionalism of their documents, their use of the LSC-CyFair Learning Signature and their commitment to student learning, the community and the system as a whole. Winners, selected from each college division, received a framed certificate, $250 and recognition at the end-of-the-year collegewide event.
This years award recipients include from LSC-Fairbanks Center - Assia Baburi, who teaches ESOL; from Division 1 - Joanne Ballato who teaches Computer Information Systems; Division 2 Andy Dexter who teaches Emergency Medical Services; Division 3 Bob Lynch, who teaches Journalism and Mass Communications; Division 4 Charles Hines, who teaches Sociology and Criminal Justice and Division 5 Jan Brown, who teaches ESOL.
The recipient for Division 6 was Stephen Wheir, who passed away in February. He taught Government and was with the college when the doors first opened.
He was a caring and committed member of the LSC-CyFair team and is dearly missed, said Director of Professional Development Melissa Rotholz, who presented the awards. In honor of his commitment to our students and teaching excellence, the Division 6 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award was presented to his wife, Helen Wheir.
For information on LSC-CyFair, go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu.