Fort Wayne Accounting Program Chair Honored by Ivy Tech Community College as Top Faculty Member

FORT WAYNE, Ind. --John Lynch of Fort Wayne was honored by Ivy Tech Community College as one of the 39 individuals from the state selected to receive the 2022 President's Award, the highest honor for Ivy Tech Faculty as well as adjunct faculty; with Timothy Spear of Fort Wayne also nominated for the Gerald I. Lamkin award.

During this past year, the College recently honored every winner for their exemplary work with the College community and students; as a selection committee made up of alumni, past winners, State Trustees, faculty representatives, and college administration selected honorees based on nominations from fellow faculty members, Ivy Tech staff and students.

Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President said: "The impact our faculty members have on our students extends far beyond the classroom. In addition to excellence in teaching, faculty members are often advisors, mentors, and role models for our students. We are proud to recognize their excellence, passion, and dedication to Ivy Tech and the communities in which they live and serve."

Dean of the School of Business, Logistics & Supply Chain, Eric Allmon worte: "Mr. Lynch has served our college in a multitude of ways. Although, he makes it clear through his everyday work that teaching and mentoring our students is always his number one priority. His tenure has stretched through the names of Indiana Vocational Technical College, Ivy Tech State College, and finally Ivy Tech Community College. Through all of the changes, one thing has remained constant in the Accounting program at the Fort Wayne campus - John Lynch."

Marquis E. Songer was also honored by the College with the Glenn W. Sample Award Founder's Award for Excellence in Instruction and Cynthia Carlson with the Gerald I. Lamkin Award. With Lamkin and Sample being two former Ivy Tech presidents, Sample assisted in finding the College while it was still the Indiana Vocational Technical College and served as president from 1973-1980. Having served as Ivy Tech president from 1983-2007, Lamkin oversaw the growth of the College from a vocational school to the state's community college.

Milan Andrejevich was also honored as the first recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Honors and Teaching Service, which the award is presented to a faculty member who made significant contributions to Ivy Tech College in areas of curriculum development, honors instruction, advisement and mentorship, assessment of student learning, multicultural experiences and student research.  

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