Twenty-five year employees recognized at Potomac State

Two Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU) employees, Linda Bane and Mike Cannon, were honored this past spring by the College and fellow employees for their 25 years-of-service during the annual Social Club Spring Banquet.

Linda Bane
Linda Bane

Linda serves as an assistant college librarian at the Mary F. Shipper Library.  She teaches library research classes each spring and has also taught WVUe orientation classes.  Additionally Linda has taught classes in German, Introduction to the Internet and Web Page Design as an adjunct instructor.  She has advised the Anime Club and the Japanese Club on-campus and currently is the organizer of the PSC Book and Movie Lovers group.

Linda has continued to expand her knowledge base by often taking classes, including:  speech, computer programming, anthropology, leadership, and many more.  She completed course work for an online master’s degree at WVU in instructional design and technology last year and plans to complete a doctorate in instructional design and technology in the near future.

Linda earned an associate degree in pre-biology in 1976 from Potomac State and two bachelor degrees from WVU, one in biology and the other one in foreign languages (German.) She was inducted into Tri-Beta, the biology honor society at WVU as well.

Before starting her career at Potomac State, Linda worked as an English conversation teacher in Tokyo from 1982-89, first at the Berkeley House Language Center in Ichikawa and then at Azabu Academy in Roppongi. 

Upon returning stateside, Linda attended the University of Maryland at College Park where she received her master’s degree in library science in 1990.

 Mike Cannon
Mike Cannon

Mike serves as a campus police officer at the College where he holds the title of Lead-Sgt.  He has also served in several volunteer positions, including: as a member and past chair of the Classified Staff Council and as a former member of the Social Justice Council. 

In the community, Mike serves as a member of the Keyser Volunteer Fire Department where he currently holds the position of assistant chief and financial secretary as well as past chief, trustee and chaplain.  He also volunteers to serve as a counselor at 4-H Camp each year.  Mike was a previous recipient of the PSC Safety Award, the Mineral County Family Crisis Center ‘Officer of the Year’ Award and the Keyser Fire Department ‘Captain’s Award.’ 

He has numerous certifications including: WV Certified Police Officer, Clandestine Lab Technician, Hazardous Materials Technician, WV Law Enforcement Instructor, Crisis Intervention Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, K-9 handler, and several others.   

Furthermore, Mike is an Army veteran who proudly served his country as a Military Police Officer during Operation Desert Storm.