Lamar Community College Recognizes Faculty and Staff of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; March 1, 2013) Every year Lamar Community College staff and faculty vote for Faculty, Administrator, Classified, and Adjunct Faculty of the year. This year we are proud to announce the winners of the prestigious awards. Please help us in congratulating:

Faculty of the Year: Nancy Winsor

Nancy Winsor began her career as a Nursing faculty member at Lamar Community College in 2005. Her educational philosophy is to build a culture of learning. She spends many hours in and out of the classroom developing each student based on their strengths and weaknesses. Winsor earned a BHS in Respiratory Therapy and a MSN with a Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education. Winsor’s nursing background is in critical care medicine. She is extremely proud of her children, Clairissa and Mark, and has been married to her husband, Kett Winsor, for twenty years. Winsor lives by a quote from Mother Teresa, “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Administrator/Professional-Technical Employee of the Year: Anne-Marie Crampton

Anne-Marie Crampton originally joined Lamar Community College in 1998 as Lamar/Prowers School-to-Career coordinator. In 2000, she became the college’s director of Communication & Development. Since then Crampton has focused primarily on leading the college’s marketing efforts with varying levels of responsibility within the LCC Foundation and grants administration. She has now assumed the role of full-time foundation director and is the director of Institutional Advancement.

Crampton graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration-Marketing and completed her MA in Education Administration from Adams State.

Crampton is active in her community as a Rotarian and city council member. She is married to LCC’s head baseball coach, Scott Crampton, and together they have two children, Kathryn (18) and Brent (16).

Classified Employee of the Year: Frank Vaca

Lifelong Lamar resident Frank Vaca is proud to be named Lamar Community College’s 2013 Classified Employee of the Year. This is Vaca’s third selection since he began working at LCC 12 years ago; he also received the award in 2001 and 2005. As the Head Custodian, Vaca maintains a busy schedule being the sole custodian for LCC’s Administration Building and Equine Complex. Vaca also trains new employees and assists other custodians as needed. His contagious work ethic and positive attitude are recognized by staff and students. Vaca is quick with a genuine hello and willing to assist others.

Prior to working at LCC Vaca was a welder for seven years and a plumber for five years. When not at LCC he enjoys spending time with family friends and fishing.

Adjunct Faculty of the Year: Ian Blacker

Ian Blacker was born in England and raised throughout parts of England and Scotland. In 1980 Blacker moved to the United Stated to attend college where he met his wife, Lori Maertens. Blacker and his family moved to Lamar 18 years ago. He is currently the lead pastor at Lamar Christian Church and has taught at Lamar Community College for five years as an adjunct instructor.

Blacker, who has his master’s degree in Leadership, has taught Business Ethics, Critical Reasoning and Logic, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Philosophy, and Leadership. Throughout his career he has been a head women’s soccer coach and an assistant men’s soccer coach at Grinnell College in Iowa. He has also been a sports official for over forty years.

Blacker stated “Teaching at LCC is a huge privilege and great responsibility. Many students,faculty, and staff have become friends over the years and I have treasured memories from the process of being an educator.” Blacker has three daughters, two sons in-law and a Chesapeake lab.

Full-time employees receive additional recognition at the system level. The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) recognized Winsor at a faculty reception on February 13. Vaca and Crampton will be honored at a CCCS classified/administrative employee event on March 13.

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