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.

Michael Durr, a paramedic sciences instructor at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo 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.

Durr has been an adjunct instructor since 2003, but he has been in the EMS field for more than 40 years and has nearly 35 years of instructional experience. In addition to being credentialed to teach EMT and paramedic courses in Indiana, Durr also is an expert in the field of ambulance driving. Durr has played a contributing role in student placement after graduation. As a director of several paramedic services, he knows the skills students need to emphasize in their employment applications and has built community connections necessary to effectively recommend students for job placement. Durr has an associate of applied science degree in finance and Indiana EMT and paramedic certifications.

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:
Brenda Campbell, Math, Lafayette region
Michael Durr, Paramedic Science, Kokomo region
Tiffany Fore, English and General Studies, North Central region
Anne “Beth” Keeney, Business, Sellersburg region
Kissler, Math, Central Indiana region
Candy Knight, Student Success and English, Columbus/Franklin region
Stepanka Magstadt, History, Bloomington region
Jeffrey Mason, Paramedic Science, Wabash Valley region
P. Karyn McDaniel, Human Services, East Central region
Donna Milam, Student Success, Southwest region
A.J. Mistry, English and Math, Southeast region
Linda Rutherford, Health Care Support, Medical Assisting, Richmond region
Beverly Seleb, Hospitality Administration, Northwest region
Michael Stepp, Therapeutic Massage, Industrial Technology, Northeast 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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