Employee Awards

Jennifer Harshman portrait

Jennifer Harshman,
Garth Shanklin Education Award

Steve Armijo portrait

Steve Armijo, diesel and auto mechanic crew leader,
Robert Durst Classified Staff Award

Debra Swedberg, mathematics instructor,
Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Award

Garth Shanklin Education Awards

This is the Foundation's newest employee award established in August 2014 by Garth Shanklin and his wife Arlene. The award began with one full time faculty member receiving a $1,000 award and one adjunct faculty receiving a $500 award. Calls for nomination with specific instructions are being gathered by Pete Van Houten. Garth is former instructor and Department Head for Addictionology and Psychology and a recent retiree. He serves on the state Retirement Board. For more info, contact Paulann Doane.Jennifer Harshman [2016-Adjunct Faculty]

  • Jennifer Harshman [2016-Adjunct Faculty]
  • Erich Frankland [2016-Faculty]
  • Leon Chamberlain [2015-Adjunct Faculty]
  • Claudia Stewart [2015-Faculty]
  • Gail Schenfisch [2014-Adjunct Faculty]
  • Cammy Rowley [2014-Faculty]

Judith Bailey Scully Awards

This award was established to honor faculty who demonstrate academic excellence as characterized by Judith's outstanding accomplishments as a CC and UW student. After winning honors from CC, she took her degree from US only three years after graduating from NCHS. She then went on to quickly win accreditation in the prestigious New York School system and has made major contributions to post graduate level education by co-organized research colloquia through the Rocky Mountains. She is the daughter of Jim and Audrey Bailey who have been major supporters of universities throughout the west, and is the niece of Walter Bailey of the founding fathers of CC. For more info, contact Jody Youmans Jones.

  • Ardel Knudson [2016]
  • Gretchen Wheeler [2015]
  • Paul Marquard [2014]
  • Dale Anderson [2013]
  • Marty Finch [2012]
  • Jessica Hurless [2011]
  • Erich Frankland [2010]
  • Ebba Stedillie [2009]
  • Kendall Jacobs [2008]
  • Tammy Frankland [2007]
  • Mickey Goodroe [2006]
  • Jodi Youmans-Jones [2005]

Outstanding Administrator Award/Casper College Outstanding Administrator

This award is designed to recognize an administrator who demonstrates an outstanding service reputation. This would include: job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment and interactions. The nominee must have completed a minimum of two years of service as an administrator at Casper College and have not received the honor during the previous ten years. Administrators may not nominate themselves for this award.

This nomination form needs to be submitted to the Administrative Alliance Chair no later than March. 

  • Lisa Goss [2016] Veteran and Scholarship Coordinator 
  • Leanne (Sims) Loya [2015] Student Success Counselor
  • Donna Sonesen [2014] Director of Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Teresa Wallace [2013] Director of Counseling
  • Robyn Landen [2012] Director of Financial Services/Controller
  • Alison McNulty [2011] Registrar/Director of Admissions and Student Records
  • Lois Davis [2010] Dean, Educational Resources
  • Kim Byrd [2009] Student Success Coordinator
  • Kevin Anderson [2007] Western History/Automation Specialist
  • Janet de Vries [2006] Director, Career Services
  • Barb Meryhew [2005] Director, Housing/Student Activities
  • Mark Robinson [2004] Campus Security Director
  • Text Box: Jim Ochiltree [2003] Vice President Student Services
  • Ron Mathisen [2002] Buildings Maintenance Supervisor
  • Shirley Jacob [2001] Grants Coordinator
  • Linda (King) Toohey [2000] Director, Admission Services
  • Lynn Fletcher [1999] Registrar/Coordinator Admissions and Student Records
  • William Landen [1997] Director, College Relations
  • Darry Voigt [1996] Director, Student Financial Aid
  • Jenny Black [1995] Admissions Coordinator
  • Russell Poppen [1994] Director, Student Placement/Career Services
  • R. Lynnette Anderson [1993] Director, College Library
  • Garth Shanklin (1992) Director, Counseling
  • Stan McDowell [1991] Director, Intramurals
  • Paul E. Hallock [1990] Director, Planning and Development
  • A. LeRoy Strausner [1989] Dean of Students

Robert Durst Classified Staff Award

This award is designed to recognize classified staff, demonstrating an outstanding service reputation including job performance, knowledge, effectiveness, character, communication, cooperation, judgment, and interactions. The nominees may have not received the honor during the previous three years. Staff may not nominate themselves for this award. This nomination form needs to be submitted to the Robert Durst Classified Staff Award Chair Ann Dalton no later than March.

  • Steve Armijo [2016] Diesel and Auto Mechanic Crew Leader
  • Russell Hawley [2015] Tate Museum Education Specialist
  • Melody Dugan [2014] Office Assistant, Adult Learning Center
  • Belle Stapleton [2013] Custodial Crew Leader
  • Mike McLemore [2012] AV Media Instruction Technician
  • Glenda Pullen [2011] Executive Asst. Vice President - Academic Affairs
  • Text Box: Robert Taylor [2010] HVAC Technician
  • Mary Lewellan [2009] Student Success Specialist
  • Kathy Coe [2008] Academic Assistant, Language and Literature
  • Sarah Sulzen [2007] Academic Assistant, Life Science

The Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Awards

The Rosenthal Outstanding Educator Awards recognize two outstanding Casper College educators each year. All full-time faculty (including supply) are eligible to compete for one of these prestigious $2,500 cash awards. The criteria are these:

1. The candidate must possess qualities of an outstanding educator.

2. The candidate must have documented participation in professional organizations and/or activities.

3. The candidate must have taken an active role in community and/or out-of-school cultural activities.

Any qualified employee of the college may nominate a candidate by submitting a formal letter of nomination to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, GW 407 (self-nominations are not permitted for this award).

After the nomination period has closed, the nominees will have one week to accept or decline the nomination. Nominees who have accepted will be announced to all employees in December.

The nominees will then prepare the application form and obtain the required letters of reference. They will have until March to finalize and submit their application packet. No one may be nominated after the December deadline and only complete packets will be accepted.

The Salary and Benefits Committee will select the two recipients based on a points system. The awards recipients will be announced at the annual recognition dinner in the spring.

For more info, contact Shareen Mosier.

  • Debra Swedberg [2016] Mathematics Instructor
  • Sheri Roumell [2016] Pharmacy Technology Instructor
  • Laurie Weaver [2015] Radiography Instructor
  • Scott Nolan [2015] General Business Instructor
  • Heath Hornecker [2014] Agriculture Instructor
  • Dale Anderson [2014] Fire Science Instructor
  • Jared Bowden [2013] Physics Department Chair
  • Jessica Hurless [2013] Communications Instructor
  • Patrick Patton [2012] Music Instructor
  • Liz Ott [2012] Accounting Instructor
  • Kent Sundell [2011] Geology Instructor
  • Shawn Powell [2011] Psychology Instructor
  • Jean Tichenor [2010] Music (vocal) Instructor
  • Garth Shanklin [2010] Psychology Instructor
  • Lesley Travers [2009] Addictionology Instructor
  • Richard Burk [2009] Theatre Instructor
  • Jianjun He [2008] Music Theory Instructor
  • Chad Hanson [2008] Sociology Instructor
  • Ann Rognstad [2007] English and Reading Instructor
  • William Mixer [2007] Director, Environmental Training and Resource Center
  • Barbara Mueller [2006] Anthropology & Sociology Instructor
  • Mellissa Connely [2006] Geology Instructor
  • Kerri Mahlum [2005] Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • C. Evert Brown [2005] Biology Instructor
  • Mark Steinle [2004] Construction/Welding Instructor
  • Ruth Doyle [2004] Education/Psychology Instructor
  • Grant Wilson [2003] Language and Literature Division Chair
  • Erich Frankland [2003] Political Science Instructor
  • Nancy Wright [2002] Business Office Technology Instructor
  • Megan Graham [2002] Electronics Technology Instructor
  • Clare Eastes [2001] Education Instructor
  • Douglas Crowe [2001] Biology Instructor
  • Gretchen Wheeler [2000] Communication, Theatre, Forensics Instructor
  • David Arndt [2000] Electronic Technology Instructor
  • Gerald Nelson [1999] Physical Science Department Chairperson
  • Joan Bangen [1999] Early Childhood Education Instructor
  • Eric Unruh [1998] Music (Piano) Instructor
  • Ebba Stedillie [1998] Communication, English Instructor
  • Kelly Burch [1997] Agriculture Instructor
  • Pete Wildman [1997] Mathematics Instructor
  • Gary Becker [1996] Physical Education, Business Instructor, Women's Basketball Coach
  • Willard Robinson [1996] Biology Instructor
  • Cheryl Wrasper [1995] Nursing Instructor
  • Roger Fenner [1995] Music Instructor
  • Mary Kubichek [1994] Legal Assistant Instructor
  • Gale Alexander [1994] Director/Instructor, Communication Program
  • Lynda Durham [1993] Spanish Instructor
  • Thomas Empey [1992] Director, Theater
  • Helon H. Raines [1991] English and Writing Center Director
  • James Gaither [1991] Art History and Painting Instructor
  • Paul L. Wolz [1990] English, German, and Humanities Instructor
  • Albert E. "Al" Allen [1990] Geology Instructor
  • Jean G. Wheatley [1989] Director, Athletics/Physical Education Instructor
  • Lynn Munns [1989] Art Instructor and Division Chair
  • Michael H. Sarvey [1988] Chair, Business
  • F.E. "Skip" Gillum [1988] Chair, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Richard R. Means [1987] Director, Testing
  • Judy Cavanagh [1987] Director, Nursing Programs