Ivy Tech Community College instructor receives top honor

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College recognized its top adjunct faculty instructor at its adjunct faculty conference in Evansville on March 26.

Jason Gordon, a design technology instructor at Ivy Tech’s Valparaiso campus, was honored with the Gerald I. Lamkin Award. The award recognizes the adjunct faculty member who epitomizes the mission of Ivy Tech. He received an after-tax award of $250 and a $500 professional grant. He also will receive a commemorative medallion.

Gordon has been an adjunct instructor since 2008 and has been in the building/design industry for more than 15 years. He has worked for the City of Windsor, Ontario, where many of his ideas and designs are currently being implemented.

At Ivy Tech, he introduces his students to all aspects of design and architecture, including green technology and design. He was recently certified through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The purpose of the college-wide adjunct awards program is to recognize Ivy Tech’s adjunct faculty members who best typify excellence in instruction. The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction is presented annually to one faculty member in each of the College’s 14 regions. Those chosen receive a commemorative plaque and a $250 professional development grant.

The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction recipients are:

  • Joan Allison, English Composition, Anderson campus
  • John Benton, Liberal Arts, Terre Haute campus
  • Antoinette Brown, Certified Nursing Assistant, Richmond campus
  • Randy Feavell, Mathematics, Lafayette campus
  • Jason Gordon, Design Technology, Valparaiso campus
  • Bruce Horne, Industrial Technology, Fort Wayne campus
  • Darryl Jones, Visual Communications, Columbus campus
  • Jennifer Merkt, General Studies, Southeast region
  • Caroline Richards, Mathematics, Bloomington campus
  • Glenn Russell, Mathematics, Kokomo campus
  • Tom Savage, Mathematics, Evansville campus
  • David Townsend, Social Sciences, Central Indiana region
  • Leonard Wolz, Medical Terminology, Sellersburg campus
  • Frank Zink, Liberal Arts, South Bend campus

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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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