Marcy Lopez LBCC President Eloy Oakley surprises journalism professor Cindy Frye with an Outstanding Colleagues award during a visit to a class Tuesday, May 12.
Marcy Lopez
LBCC President Eloy Oakley surprises journalism professor Cindy Frye with an Outstanding Colleagues award during a visit to a class Tuesday, May 12.

By Marcy Lopez/Contributing Writer

In surprise announcements Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12, six LBCC employees were notified they have been selected as Outstanding Colleagues for 2015-16.
Sociology teacher and full-time teachers union leader Janet Hund, library systems technician Ruben Amador, counselor Shauna Hagemann, educational technologist Monika Mravec, custodial supervisor Cheryl Williams and  part-time journalism professor Cindy Frye were honored.
LBCC President Eloy Oakley, Dean Paul Creason and the renewal committee walked into P111 to announce Frye as one of the Outstanding winners Tuesday at 10 a.m. during a newswriting class.
Every year, employees and students submit nominations for the Outstanding Colleague award that are reviewed by the renewal committee. Frye said, “It’s an honor to be chosen. …I am very honored and humbled.”
The winners will be honored at a special ceremony Wednesday, June 3, at 2:30 p.m. in T1200.
The winners of the award also will be presented on stage at graduation Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. in Veterans Stadium.
Frye said, “The greatest reward is seeing my students graduate and going on to live their lives as journalist.”
Frye said she was shocked and that it all felt surreal. “When they said my name, I was like uh?” Frye said.