Lamar Community College Honors David Northrup

David Northrup

(Lamar, Colorado; May 6, 2013) Lamar Community College honored faculty member David Northrup and his twenty year teaching career at a retirement reception held on May 2. Northrup retired after posting his final grades for the spring semester.

A Physical Science instructor at LCC since 1993, Northrup has taught Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Astronomy, and a variety of math courses. A fourth generation Lamar native, Northrup received his B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines. He then farmed and fed livestock in partnership with his father for twelve years. He returned again to the Colorado School of Mines to complete his M.S. in Geophysics then worked for Mobil Oil Corporation for another twelve years before returning to Lamar to teach.

His hard work, positive attitude, and attention to detail have made him a true asset to the college. Cheryl Sanchez, vice president of Academic and Student Services stated, “we thank David for his long-term commitment to the college as well as the College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter and our annual regional science fair.” Northrup served as LCC’s PTK advisor for 14 years and helped run the Science Fair for 13 years.

The Northrups have family connections to the College. David’s father, Robert (Bob) Northrup was a member of the class of 1941, and three of his children graduated from LCC.

Northrup enjoys spending time with his wife Cheryl, their six grown children and multiple grandchildren. Other hobbies include being the Valley Jazz Orchestra leader, attending church, and being a member of the Lamar Rotary Club.

Lamar Community College thanks David for his hard work and dedication.

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