News & Events

~ LPC Staff Excellence Awards ~


To publish an 'Excellence in Service' item, click here, and send an email to the editor.

In addition, ask about these other employee awards and recognitions:

  • "What's Right at LPC" - employees nominating colleagues for excellence in service to our students & our community. Program ran from August 2009 to October 2012.
  • The Milanese Family Gift Fund for the Performing, Visual and Literary Arts
  • The Campus Change Network's "Conviction, Courage, Compassion Award"
  • The Annual Faculty Senate Awards
  • The Classified Senate "Classified Professional of the Year" Award
  • Many other employee kudos are in the President Barry A. Russell's "Las Positas Connection" Board Reports


Nan Ho - Biology - Advisory Board - Understanding Evolution

Deanna Horvath - Photography - Assists with LVCS Film Project

Scott Miner - Local Metals Artist Articles

August 21, 2013 - From Janice Noble

Scott Miner notified me today that he has passed a significant milestone in his Welding career.  Last week he took an 8-hour, three part examination (finishing with a score of 95%) that gives him the following titles:

Certified Welding Educator and Certified Welding Inspector (CWE/CWI)

The Educator test is two of the three subject areas and the Inspector includes Steel Codes.

Scott will now be able to certify our students that pass our AWS Industry Test.  With this certification, students' employability is vastly improved and the credibility of our program has sky rocketed!  Having a Certified Welding Inspector as a college faculty is an amazing achievement and very rare in higher education!

Congratulations to Scott for this significant achievement!! 

Janice Noble, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Services

December 10, 2012
Hello LPC-
This past weekend was the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges annual conference. 

On Saturday LPC's own Teri Henson was one of 6 Math Instructors in Northern and Central California to be honored by receiving the CMC3 Teaching Excellence Award.  Congratulations to Teri on her recognition as an outstanding teacher!

Randy Taylor, Mathematics Department

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June 6, 2012

Ron Johansen arranged for the LPC Fire Service Technology Department's Color Guard to march in the Livermore Rodeo Parade on June 2nd.. He has done this for many years. Our sincere thanks to Ron and the Color Guard for representing the College again. ~Kevin Walthers, President


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March 27, 2012

From: President Kevin Walthers

Colleagues, I wanted to share with you the series of events I was fortunate to participate in today - events that define what is right about LasPositas College.

The morning started with the Livermore Valley Rotary holding their meeting in the Black Box Theater. For almost all of them it was the first time in the Mertes Center for the Arts and for many it was their first time on campus. During a brief tour I was able to discuss how we help our students through transfer, CTE and basic skills.The group was clearly impressed with the campus, several commenting on the beauty of our facilities. I received multiple kudos directed at our faculty from Rotarians who know an LPC student or who have hired an LPC student. It was confirmation that our community believes in what we are doing.

As the Rotarians left, a group of students from China arrived to an immaculately decorated Black Box Theater. The staff from A&R and the International Student Program were great hosts. The students arrived to a continental breakfast, received a warm welcome anda great presentation about the value of Las Positas College. Following a tour, the students returned to receive custom gift baskets (complete with cookies bearing their names!).

This event could not have been done without the leadership of Sylvia Rodriguez and the hard work of Sean Day, Cindy Balero, Maria Pena-Bradford, Debbie Earney, Jared Howard, Julie Barnhart, Cheryl Rothman, Barbara Morrisseyand Jennifer Adams. Thanks also to Nolan Howe in the bookstore for donating the major items in the gift basket (t-shirts, notebooks and small bags). Perhaps the biggest kudos should go to Evan Gaitherfor spending three hours in the Kipanga suit - the Hawk was certainly the hit of the morning!

Of course, neither of these events would have been possible without Pam Bracy-Levingston and Joe Pimental providing set up for the room and Steve Gunderson and Sherman Lindsey ensuring the IT was working.

This afternoon I attended the Livermore Chamber "Dream Makers and Risk Takers" luncheon. Part of the ceremony included ASLPC Vice President Jacob Park receiving the Sandia Laboratory Student of the Year Award. Jacob represented LPC well - even recruiting his fellow honorees from Livermore High School to come to LPC next year.Jacob exemplifies the greatness of ASLPC - our student leadership is second to none. Again, ourneighbors recognized that the work we do here is making a difference in our community.

Back on campus I was able to attend a panel discussion hosted by CCN titled Where We're Calling From: Understanding How Factors Outside the Classroom Affect Student Success. Students told powerful stories of how our institution is helping them to overcome their life challenges. I was very impressed by the number of faculty and staff who attended - it's a testament to our commitment to support some of our most vulnerable students.

These are the events that make me stop and think about the amazing things that happen here on a daily basis. Thanks to all of you for your commitment to the students of Las Positas College. ~ Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D., President

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12/16/2011 | From: Gregory Daubenmire

RE: Randy Taylor, Distinguished Service Award

To all members of the LPC community, I would like to share with all of LPC that our own Randy Taylor won the most prestigious award given by California Mathematics Council of Community Colleges last Saturday December 10, 20011.  Randy received the Distinguished Service Award in honor of his many years of service to the Mathematics Community in California.  If you see Randy please congratulate him on his receiving this prestigious award.  I am honored to work with such a dedicated individual, his award is a reflection of the quality of the LPC faculty and staff.   Greg

Gregory Daubenmire, Instructor of Mathematics

Las Positas College,



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