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Top faculty and staff honored during annual vice president’s breakfast

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Top faculty and staff honored during annual vice president’s breakfast

Veronica Williams and Glenda C. Berrones were honored as top faculty members for the 2018-2019 school year during the annual SWTJC Vice President's Breakfast held May 17 in Uvalde.

Berrones received the SWTJC Faculty Association Teaching Excellence Award. She is an art instructor at the Eagle Pass campus. Coordinator of Radiologic Technology Bonnie S. Clinebell Esquivel made the presentation to Berrones.

Williams received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented annually by the SWTJC administration. She is a speech instructor in Eagle Pass. Dr. Mark Underwood vice president of academic affairs presented the award.

Lisa Ermis was awarded the Outstanding Professional Staff Member Award. Ermis is the business office controller.

Rebekah Garza, the librarian at the Uvalde campus, was the recipient to the Outstanding Support Staff Member Award.

Employees who are retiring this year were also recognized during the breakfast including Lidia Alvarez, 28 years of service; Arnulfo Alvarado, 24 years of service; Robert Doucet, 23 years of service; Nancy Doucet, 21 years of service; Pat Kier, 20 years of service; Martha Saucedo, 18 years of service and Claudio Valenzuela, 15 years of service.

Various SWTJC faculty and staff received service pins from their respective vice presidents and directors during the annual event.

Richard Flores received a 30-year service pin, while Doug Braudaway, Jesus Garcia and Luana Rodriguez received a 25-year service.

Mark Underwood, Gilbert S. Bermea, Paul Kimble, Charles Garabedian, Francisco (Frank) Gonzales, Apolonia Ledezma, Fernando Lombrana and Maria Rangel were honored for 20 years of service.

Honored for 15 years of service were Cheryl Sanchez, Aide Escamilla, Christine Foley, Erica Lara, Jose Perez, Hector Rivera, Carolina Serna, Claudio Valenzuela, Robert (Bob) Zaiglin, Juan Aviles, Jesus Manuel Lopez, Noel Tarango, Norma Anderson, Norma A. Diaz, Amada (Amy) Garcia, Mayta Garza, Angelica (Angie) Gaucin, J. Aracely Gonzalez, Alejandro Gomez, San Juanita (Janie) Lopez, Aracely Perez, Jason Perkins and Alfonso Santos.

Receiving 10-year service pins were David Burchfield, Bonny Herndon, April Ruhmann, Isabel Alvarez, Stephanie Perry, Terry J. Fernandez, Maria (Lupe) Ibarra, Rosalinda (Rosie) Lara, Edwin Nava, Michelle Torres, Angelica (Angie) Garza, Claudia Valdez, Vanessa Verjan, Jacob Zamarripa, and Clarisa Zepeda.

Receiving their 5-year service pins were Victor Caballero, Librado A. (Lee) Davila, Dale Gear, Jr., Catarino Morales, Casi L. Rekieta, Glenda C. Berrones, Leopoldo Valdez, Jr., Raul Valdez, Richard Villareal, Rosa Arellano, Krystal S. Ballesteros, Candida Castillo, Christine Chapoy, Jose Angel De Luna, Eloina Garza, Sandra Moreno, Christina Morin, Sylvia Quintero, Salvador Salinas, Raul C. Trevino and Renee Zimmerman.