Excellence in Teaching Award winners to be recognized at Ivy Tech Commencement

LAFAYETTE – Amy Black and Randy Feavel have been named as the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award winners for Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to one full-time and one adjunct (part-time) faculty member. Students nominate faculty and a peer committee chooses the award winners. The award symbolizes demonstrated competency, hard work, and determination.

Amy Black is Assistant Professor in Mathematics for Academic Skills Advancement. She began at the college in 2001 as an adjunct instructor. Amy recognizes that each class has different learning styles; therefore, she tailors her teaching methods accordingly in order to facilitate learning and cultivate success. Her students describe her as an attentive and knowledgeable teacher who makes learning math fun.

Randy Feavel is an adjunct instructor for Mathematics in Academic Skills Advancement. Randy came to the college in 2001 and is a graduate of Western State College in Colorado. Randy bases his teaching method on a learning partnership, in which the student and instructor are partners in education. He fosters learning by encouraging discussion, participation and problem solving. Randy is a full-time employee at Eli Lilly and Company.

Both winners will be recognized for their accomplishments at the 2010 Commencement Ceremony for Ivy Tech Community College- Lafayette.

Commencement exercises will be held Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Elliott Hall of Music.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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