By Brandon Richardson
Staff Writer

The Outstanding Colleagues and employee service recognition awards were presented at the LAC in T1200 on Thursday, May 9.
Every year, LBCC takes a break from recognizing its students’ accomplishments and focuses on its employees.
The ceremony was hosted by President Eloy Oakley and Executive Vice President Lou Anne Bynum. Along with awards for employee service recognition, which ranged from five to 30 years of LBCC service, five teachers and staff were recognized as outstanding colleagues.
Lorraine Blouin, a counselor, Allison Brown, a disability specialist with LBCC’s Growth and Opportunities Project, Karen Kane, a coordinator for faculty professional development, Jorge Ochoa, professor of Horticulture, and Mary Olsen-Bell, a human resources specialist, all received the outstanding colleagues award.