INDIANAPOLIS – Bobbette Snyder, wife of Ivy Tech Community College President, Thomas J. Snyder, has received the 2011 Madison County Athena Award. She was one of 16 women who were nominated for the award this year. The award was presented to Snyder at the Madison County Athena Award and Community Shining Stars awards dinner in Anderson.
The Athena Award is given to recognize extraordinary women who demonstrate excellence in their profession, make strong contributions to the community, and inspire other women to recognize their full potential.
“I’m truly honored to have been recognized with the Athena Award,” said Bobbette Snyder. “All of the women nominated have had such an impact on the community we love, and I’m proud of all of our contributions and accomplishments in helping make Madison County a great place to live.”
Snyder is the executive director of the Leadership Academy of Madison County, an educational program designed to explore challenges in the community and meet those challenges through strong leadership practices. She is also the adult adviser of the Youth Leadership Academy of Madison County, co-founder of Vision Now consulting company, first coordinator of the Paramount Theatre Centre’s Festival of Trees, past co-chair and volunteer for the Madison County United Way campaign, Anderson Rotary Club Centennial Celebration committee member, the chair of the jury for the Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award given out by the Boy Scouts.
Ivy Tech Community College 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.