Ivy Tech Community College instructor receives top honor

INDIANAPOLIS– Ivy Tech Community College recently recognized its top adjunct faculty instructor at its adjunct faculty conference in Indianapolis.
Karl Ullrich, a psychology and sociology instructor at Ivy Tech’s Lawrenceburg 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 a professional development grant and a commemorative medallion.
Ullrich has been an adjunct instructor since 2007, but has 40 years of professional experience as a social worker, primarily in the field of child welfare services.  His most recent employment was with the Ohio Department of Mental Health.  In his retirement he has devoted himself to the field of higher education and believes strongly in the concept of life-long learning.  Students frequently praise Ullrich for his enthusiasm and sense of humor.  It is these factors, along with his subject matter expertise and his ability to incorporate life experiences into his lesson plans, that make for an exceptional learning experience for the students in his classes.  Ullrich has a Ph.D. in Public Administration, a Master’s of Education in Guidance and Counseling, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, and an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts.
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 professional development grant.
The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction recipients are:
Brandee Coltharp, Office Administration, Wabash Valley region
Melissa Dettlinger, Photography, Southern Indiana region
Laura Gallahan, Nursing, Kokomo region
Sharon Griffith, Office Administration, East Central region
Dawn Hammond, Student Success, Northeast region
Kyra Jo Hiatt, Medical Assisting, Healthcare Support, Southwest region
Blanca Morales, Liberal Arts – Spanish, Lafayette region
Shawn Paulson, Physical Therapy Assisting, Northwest region
Sharon Purdy, Hospitality Administration, Central Indiana region
Kimberly Roach, Health Sciences – Radiation, Bloomington region
Karl Ullrich, Liberal Arts – Psychology, Southeast region
Sonnie Warnick, Academic Skills Advancement-Reading, Columbus region
Jane Williams, Office Administration, Richmond region
Don Winter, Academic Skills Advancement-Reading, North Central region
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.

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