Ivy Tech Community College has honored a select group of faculty for their exemplary work with students and in their communities. This distinguished group will be formally recognized on June 21 at the annual awards ceremony.

One of the 2019 Ivy Tech Community College President’s Award honorees is Shyra J. Tedesco, Ph.D., associate professor/department chair of Life and Physical Sciences at the Lawrenceburg campus. Dr. Tedesco has 28 years of experience as a cancer researcher and has been published in a variety of scientific journals.

The 19 winners of Ivy Tech’s annual President’s Awards, the highest honor given to faculty by Ivy Tech, have been recognized across the state. The recipients were selected based on nominations from students, their fellow faculty members, and Ivy Tech staff. Now in its 36th year, the program recognizes one full-time faculty member at each campus for reflecting Ivy Tech’s mission. Each winner receives an Ivy Oscar and a $1,000 professional development grant.

Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech, says the President’s Awards reflect both the commitment of the college’s faculty and the unique qualities that make Ivy Tech special.

“Our faculty members are intently focused on student success,” Ellspermann said. “They are pivotal to Ivy Tech’s role in preparing students for the workforce and encouraging them to give back to their communities. On behalf of everyone at Ivy Tech, we congratulate them for receiving this honor and applaud them for inspiring their colleagues across the state, our staff, and our students through their example.”

Each of the 19 winners is eligible for the Founder’s Award, which is presented to one outstanding Ivy Tech faculty member throughout the state. The recipient of the Founders Award will be announced at the June event.

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