LVCC honored 56 employees (just over 25%) who have been with the organization five years or more at our annual Staff In-Service Day on Friday, August 13, 2010. In addition, two individual employees and one team were awarded special honors.
Karen Nichols, who recently celebrated 29 years with LVCC, was given the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Management. The award is designed to recognize outstanding managerial leadership and achievements that have significantly improved the operation or productivity of LVCC. Karen serves as Center Director at LVCC’s largest center, the Judith Chase Early Learning Center on Chew Street in Allentown.
Sandra (Sandy) Haas was honored with the Founder’s Lifetime Service Award. This award is designed to recognize an employee who has served at least 15 continuous years at LVCC and who has demonstrated high standards of excellence and dedication to advancing the LVCC mission. Sandy recently celebrated 26 years of service to LVCC and currently serves as Pre-K Counts Assistant Teacher at LVCC’s Union Blvd Location.
Members of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (Helen Ojeda, Ruth Loor-Barco, Janelle Rice, Jade Peters and Rosa Sabater) were honored with the Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Contributions by a Team. This award is designed to recognize exceptional performance. The CACFP team now monitors 651 family child care home providers in 19 counties, up from serving 164 in 2004.
All awardees were nominated by their peers. Award decisions were made by a committee of community volunteers. Congratulations, LVCC Awardees! You are all incredibly deserving!