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Capital Area Technical College

Outstanding faculty and staff awards

April 26, 2011

Capital Area Technical College Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff Members

 Annually, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) takes time to recognize outstanding faculty and staff members throughout the system, by honoring them for their exceptional work and dedication to their local community college or regional technical college.  Faculty and staff from the system's 16 colleges work tirelessly to ensure the more than 70,000 students the LCTCS serves receive the best educational and workforce training opportunities available.  They do this by going above and beyond their job descriptions and rising to the meet the challenges that each college faces on a daily basis.   As the state and higher education continues to face a stream of challenges and obstacles, faculty and staff have worked diligently to make sure that students are not impacted and continue to receive a world-class education at their institutions.

This year, members at each college were honored in the categories of outstanding professional staff, outstanding professional support staff, outstanding faculty and distinguished retiree.  Capital Area Technical College recognized the following individuals for their continued excellence and dedication to the college.

John Warren received this year's outstanding professional staff award.  John has worked for the college for eight years. He enrolled in the Information and Communication Technology department at the LTC BR Campus (now the Capital Area Technical College) where he received an A+, MCSA and CCNA certification. While enrolled at the campus he was given the opportunity to work as a student worker helping troubleshoot IT related problems around the campus. Once he graduated from the LTC BR Campus he was hired to work full time as an IT Technician for the school and was later given the promotion to Systems Administrator. 

LaTreva Walker received this year's outstanding professional support staff award.  Latreva has worked for the college for four years. LaTreva was a member of the  United States Marine Corps, serving honorably for four years at the MCAS New River Air Station, near Camp Lejeune; where she earned several Merits and Navy Achievement Medals for her outstanding job performance and good conduct. She earned the rank of an E-4 (Corporal) within the 3rd year of enlistment until her departure from active duty in 2004.  January 2005 she attended Louisiana Technical College-BR Campus and earned her A.A.S in Office Systems Technology in December 2007. Prior to graduation, she joined the LTC family working in the Office of Financial Aid assisting students and parents with federal funding enabling them to attend school.  

Lorraine Raffray received this year's outstanding faculty award.  Mrs. Raffray has worked for the college for three years. In 1979 she moved to Plaquemine and enrolled In Louisiana Technical Collage-Westside and became an LPN.   After completing the Nursing Program she worked for seven years in a hospital on the Med-Surg unit. She then went on the Baton Rouge General School of Nursing.  She was hired at the LTC-Baton Rouge in July 2008.  This semester she is celebrating 31 years of nursing at the same school that she started her own nursing career.

 Barbara Roberts received this year's distinguished retiree award.  Ms. Roberts has worked for the college for 17 years.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration.  She became a teacher when she was offered a teaching position at Poydras High School, a career that she never dreamed she would enter.  From there she went on to work at Spencer Business College in New Orleans and a local business college in Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Roberts joined the Capital Area Technical College Family in 1993 working at the Port Allen extension campus and then transferring to the Jumonville Campus in New Roads.  She worked there until her retirement in 2010.  Barbara Roberts was and still is highly respected and dearly missed by former students.

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