By Sierra Smith / Staff Writer
Joseph Danner, a professor in the chemistry and physics department, was a substitute teacher in 1970 and has taught at LBCC since 1971.
Another LBCC employee, Patti Davis, retired at the end of the summer semester. Davis worked in the fiscal services department. Executive assistant Janet Falcon, who worked with Davis, said, “I feel Patti Davis is an outstanding member of our LBCC family. She always has a smile on her face and is willing to help others. She treats her staff well and it shows that she enjoys her job. Patti will truly be missed, but we understand her desire to be a good grandma and be able to spend time with her family. We wish her nothing but the best in the future.”
Davis has worked at LBCC since January 1983. A retirement party was organized for Davis on June 20. Math teacher Tom Killian is now retired. Dean Paul Creason worked with Killian and said, “Tom is an excellent instructor and he has been a significant part of the Math Department for over 40 years. He was a leader and he was so involved on campus. He provided institutional memory and departmental history and was a mentor to many of his colleagues. He will be missed by everyone in the department.”
After 14 years of working at LBCC, Dean Laura Wan retired on June 30. Wan started working at LBCC as a research analyst in 1999. In 2008, she became the dean of Business and Social Sciences
Retirees includes, Physics professor David Sholle started teaching at LBCC in 1978, Olympia Salmas a Geology professor at PCC, began working at LBCC in 1986, and Wendy Robinette a professor in history.
Gabor Vass worked at the PCC campus in the automotive mechanics department.
Frank Iazzeta worked full-time teaching accounting at LBCC for 29 years. Donna Prindle, kinesiology associate professor, and assistant coach Jerry Jaso also retired at the end of the spring semester. Human Resources specialist Cindi Nguyen said “I was very fortunate to be able to serve them while they were working here. No matter what was going at the college, they were always pleasant, especially speech teacher Betty Martin. She always has a big smile on her face. I wish all of them nothing but the best with their retirement.”
At the Board of Trustee meeting on June 11, President Eloy Oakley honored the retiring employees.