LCC Honors Employees of the Year

New LCC LOGOLamar Community College recognizes excellence in its faculty, staff, and administrators through Employee of the Year awards.   The college is proud to announce its choices for the 2014-2015 academic year: Cheryl Sanchez, Administrator; Dr. Andrew Saueracker, Faculty; Jason Dittburner, Classified Employee; and Lori Peterson, Adjunct Instructor.

Cheryl Sanchez

Cheryl Sanchez – Administrator of the Year

Cheryl Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix. She joined Lamar Community College in 2000 as the Small Business Development Center Director and was promoted to full-time Business Instructor in 2001. In 2008 she was appointed Vice President of Administrative Services.  Currently Sanchez is Vice President of Academic and Student Services.

Prior to joining the college, Sanchez owned and operated a small business, which added an element of “real world” to the college’s business curriculum. During her tenure as business faculty, she served as Faculty Senate President and Vice-Chair of the State Faculty Advisory Committee. As Vice President of Administrative Services, she managed the fiscal, technology, and facility operations. She has been actively engaged in numerous college and community committees, councils and task forces.

Cheryl has received awards and recognition for his teaching and professional work, including the 2003 and 2007 Faculty of the Year and 2010 Administrator of the Year.

Dr. Saueracker

Dr. Andrew Saueracker – Faculty of the Year

Andrew Saueracker, MD, completed his undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary and got his MD from the University of Medicine of New Jersey.  He did his surgical training at the University of Colorado and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  After retiring in 2010, he began teaching biology at Lamar Community College in 2011.  His primary role at LCC is teaching human anatomy & physiology and pathophysiology.  He is married, has four grown children, and four grandchildren.  A former skier and mountain climber, he now entertains grandchildren in his spare time.

Jason Dittburner

Jason Dittburner – Classified Employee of the Year

Jason Dittburner has been with Lamar Community College for just over two years as a member of the custodial team.  He enjoys doing his job and getting things done.  He takes pride in his work and hopes that others can learn from his example.  Prior to starting with LCC, he worked for Hostess for 12 years.  In his spare time, he enjoys officiating basketball, baseball, football and softball.  When he isn’t working or officiating, he is spending time with his kids.

Lori Peterson

Lori Peterson – Adjunct Instructor of the Year

Lori Peterson is a Lamar Community College alumnus.  After receiving her AA from LCC, she went on to earn her BA from Regis University.  Throughout her career in education, she has taught and served as a counselor in the Lamar School District, and she worked for BOCES as a specialist in job aptitude testing for special education students. As a member of the LCC community, she has worked off and on for eleven years as a Tutoring Specialist and recently began working as an Adjunct Instructor. Her favorite part of teaching at LCC is being able to see growth in the students and watch them experience success in the classroom, on the court or field, and in life.

Each year the Colorado Community College System recognizes full-time faculty, staff, and administrators with system-sponsored events in February and March.  LCC elects to recognize the additional category of Adjunct Instructor.  These employees are selected by their peers: full-time faculty and staff within the college.

LCC realizes that its employees’ individual efforts make the difference in serving its students and maintaining a quality educational environment.  The college congratulates each for their continued contributions to LCC.

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