Ivy Tech Community College honors 14 full-time faculty members

Ivy Tech Community College has selected 14 full-time faculty members to receive the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction. In a tradition that began in 1983, one full-time faculty member will then be selected to receive the Founder’s Award, previously the Glenn W. Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction, the College’s highest honor for faculty.

The 2017 President’s Award recipients are:

  • Northwest Region – Darlene Dulin, Assistant Professor, Healthcare Specialist
  • North Central Region – Karen Gerbasich, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Northeast Region – Erin Salyers, Assistant Professor, Visual Communications and Design Technology
  • Lafayette Region – Krishna Mishra, Associate Professor, Biotechnology
  • Kokomo Region – Gwenn Eldridge, Associate Professor, English
  • East Central Region – Mia Johnson, Assistant Professor, Human Services
  • Wabash Valley Region – Scott Powell, Associate Professor, Sociology
  • Central Indiana Region – Albert Rubenstein, Professor of Biology
  • Richmond Region – Nancy Fort, Associate Professor, Education
  • Columbus Region – Carmin Burrell, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Southeast Region – Shelly Eisert, Professor, Nursing
  • Southwest Region – Donna Zimmerman, Associate Professor, Automation & Robotics Technology
  • Southern Indiana Region – John Harris, Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology and Automation & Robotics Technology
  • Bloomington Region – Kenin Krieger, Associate Professor, Human Services

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.

Ivy Tech Community College receives 2016 Webaward

Ivy Tech Community College has been awarded the Web Marketing Association 2016 Webaward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development. Each of the competition’s participating websites were judged on design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content.

Ivy Tech Community College’s website had a total of 3.9 million users last year, 13.8 million sessions and 25 million page views. The most frequently trafficked page is the programs page; which details the over 150 programs for students to enroll at the college.

“In creating the layout of the new website, we were focused on usability and mobile-responsiveness, and wanted this to be the forefront of the design,” said Jeff Fanter, Senior Vice president of Student Experience, Communications and Marketing. “We wanted to be sure that we created a website that was not only inviting to prospective students, but one that was easy to navigate for current students, and provided the information they need.”

Founded in 1997, the Web Marketing Association has helped to set the standard for internet marketing, and is the producer of the WebAward Competition. The WebAward program has recognized the best websites in 96 industries and is the longest running website award competition. Ivy Tech’s website was recently revamped in July of 2015.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.

Dr. Andrew Bowne Selected As One of Only 40 Nationwide for 2017-2018 Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Highly-Selective Program Expanding Talent Pipeline Amid Looming Shortage of Community College Presidents and Critical Need to Improve Student Success

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Bowne of Ivy Tech Community College has been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a highly selective leadership program aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders capable of transforming student success at community colleges across the U.S. The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC, today announced that Bowne joins the 2017-2018 class of Aspen Presidential Fellows.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled by this amazing opportunity that lies ahead of me and cannot wait to grow my skills and knowledge to the betterment of Community Colleges,” says Andy Bowne, senior vice president and chief operating officer, Ivy Tech Community College. “To work and learn among top leaders across the nation is a great opportunity and will increase our ability to learn from the most successful best practices and how we might apply them at Ivy Tech.”

Bowne and the 39 other Aspen Presidential Fellows will embark on a year-long fellowship in July 2017.  Delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative and top community college leaders, the program focuses on a new vision of leadership and aims to guide new and aspiring community college presidents to dramatically change student outcomes in four areas: learning, completion while in community college and of bachelor’s degrees after transfer, employment and earnings after graduation, and equitable access and success for underrepresented minority and low-income students.

“Dr. Bowne is a valued leader in our organization and to see him be selected as an Aspen Presidential Fellow is a well-deserved honor,” says Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College. “His participation and experience will be invaluable for the College.”

According to the American Association of Community Colleges, 365 presidents left their posts over the past year. This staggering rate of turnover is happening at the same time that increasing numbers of students—including growing numbers of minority, low-income, and first-generation to college students—are flocking to community colleges to earn degrees that lead to good jobs.

Bowne, of Ivy Tech Community College, was selected through a rigorous process that considered his abilities to take strategic risks, lead strong teams and cultivate partnerships, and focus on results-oriented improvements in student success and access.

The 2017-2018 Aspen Presidential Fellows hail from 24 states and 38 community colleges of varying sizes. For more information, visit: http://as.pn/1ky.

The Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, College Futures Foundation, ECMC Foundation, Greater Texas Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.