Classified leaders honored by state

Professionalism wins over judges


Cathie Lawrence

Classified Senate President Linda Kohler introduces students during the 40th Commencement ceremony.

The 2014 Model Senate Award was given upon the Los Medanos College Classified Senate by the California Community Colleges Classified Senate at their conference in June.
Long-time Senate President Linda Kohler, who accepted the award, said, “It is such an honor to receive the California Community Colleges Classified Senate Model Senate Award. This was a total surprise!”
The Model Classified Senate Award acknowledge organizations that distinguish themselves among all California Community Colleges by exercising their role in shared governance with autonomy and professionalism.
“I received a phone call from the State Senate asking me questions about our Senate and the amazing things we do.” Kohler continued, adding, “One of the amazing things I shared with them are the many fundraising activities that we have in order to grant student scholarships. The events bring the entire community together.”
In 2014 the LMC Classified Senate raised $4200 toward student scholarships compared to the $3600 raised in 2013.
LMC President Bob Kratochvil said, “We are very proud of the LMC Classified Senate and the work it does. This award is recognition of the high level of organization and cooperative working relationships the Classified Senate exhibits at Los Medanos College.”
“This award was made possible by the participation of all the Classified Staff. The award honors them and their daily work to help students succeed.” Kohler said. Additionally, Reginald Turner and Annica Soto were announced as the new Senate Council Members and Imelda Lares was appointed Vice President for her second year.