Potomac State recognizes employees

Employees Honored at PSC

Potomac State College of West Virginia University recognized (from left) Charles Preston and Linda Lancaster, who both retired this year and Kathy Ludwick, who celebrated her 25-year anniversary, during the College’s annual social club banquet this past spring.

Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU) honored three employees this past spring at their annual Social Club Spring Banquet. Linda Lancaster and Charles Preston both retired this year while Kathy Ludwick was recognized for 25 years of service.

Linda Lancaster is a graduate of Elk Garden High School and earned an associate of arts degree in executive secretarial studies from Potomac State.

She began working part-time at the College in 1969 in the Academic Affairs Office where she remained until her retirement. Lancaster has held many titles including secretary, program assistant, academic program assistant, administrative associate, and administrative assistant.

She has served on and chaired various committees, councils, task forces, and other groups while employed at the College. She also served as president of the Social Club (twice) and was flower-card chairwoman for many years.

Lancaster was the first recipient of the Outstanding Staff Person of the Year award at the College which was given in 2006. 

Charles Preston graduated from Valley High School in Lonaconing, Md. in 1967. He was employed in the janitorial department at the Celanese Company in Cresaptown, Md. for 15 years. He began working at the College in 1986 and continued working as a campus service worker until his retirement.

Preston was named the Outstanding Staff Person of the Year for 2010 for his dedication, commitment, loyalty, and service to the College. 

Kathy Ludwick graduated from Hampshire High School in Romney, W.Va. She has several degrees from PSC including: an associate of arts degree in English, an associate degree in computer programming technology, a certificate of proficiency in computer equipment operations, an associate degree in sociology, an associate degree in computer science, and an associate degree in business and economics.

Ludwick earned her bachelor’s degree in English from WVU where she graduated cum laude and was also selected for WVU’s Honors Convocation in the College of Arts and Sciences.

She was hired part-time in the College’s computer center in 1987 while she was still a student and upon graduation in 1988 became a full-time employee. She currently serves as an information systems specialist and is the College’s GroupWise Unit Coordinator and the eCampus point-of-contact. Ludwick was awarded the Computer Programming Technology Award in 1988 and the SSS Staff Honoree of the Year for 2004-2005 and for 2009-2010.

She has also served as the lighting designer for Potomac State’s play productions for many years.