IU Southeast
Fall 2013 33
notables
Professor of Philosophy James Barry
was named the
new president of the IU Southeast Faculty Senate.
Richard Bozynski, HVAC maintenance mechanic for
Physical Plant
,
received the 2013 Distinguished Service
Award for maintenance staff.
Dr. Michael Day, personal counselor
,
received the
2013
Distinguished Teaching Award for part-time faculty.
Athletic Director Joe Glover
was named Athletic
Director of the Year by the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Bryan Hall
was
named to the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
(
FACET).
Ranida Harris, associate professor of management
information systems
,
was named to the Faculty
Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Elaine Haub, professor of chemistry and dean of
the School of Natural Sciences
,
received the 2013
Distinguished Teaching Award for full-time faculty.
Jennifer Hershfield, administrative assistant for
the Office of Administrative Affairs
,
received the 2013
Distinguished Service Award for clerical staff
.
June Huggins, director of the Center for Mentoring,
was named the 2013 Charlie Nelms Alumni Award recipient
at the annual IU Alumni Jazz Brunch at the Indiana Black
Expo Summer Celebration. She also received the 2013
Chancellor’s Diversity Award.
Ashley McKay, assistant director of accounting
services
,
received the 2013 Distinguished Service Award
for professional/technical staff.
Associate Professor of Informatics Sridhar
Ramachandran
received the 2013 Distinguished Research
and Creativity Award for Junior Faculty
.
Diane Russell, senior lecturer in English
,
was
named to the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching
(
FACET).
Professor of Biology David Taylor
received the 2013
Distinguished Research and Creativity Award for Senior
Faculty.
alumni news and notes
IU Southeast alumna Crystal Gunther,
B.A. ’01, grants and programs officer
at the Community Foundation of
Southern Indiana, recently worked
with several groups in the area on the
Education Matters initiative.
The goal of Education Matters is to help
adult workers who started, but never
completed, some form of postsecondary
education. This represents roughly
40,000
people in Southern Indiana. At
an event last spring, business, political,
education, and community leaders
came together to discuss educational
attainment numbers in Southern
Indiana.
The numbers show that educational
attainment in our region is well below
national averages and is having an
impact on our community, people, and
businesses. In Southeast Indiana, only
25
percent of our workforce has an
associate, bachelor’s or professional
Alumna works on Education Matters initiative
degree, compared to 38 percent
nationally. To address this regional
issue, the community foundations that
serve Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott
and Washington counties partnered to
organize Education Matters.
A group of about 80 individuals
heard presentations from the Lumina
Foundation, One Southern Indiana,
Indiana University Southeast, and Ivy
Tech Community College about the
roughly one in four people in Southern
Indiana who started but never
completed some form of postsecondary
education.
Linda Speed, President and CEO
of the Community Foundation of
Southern Indiana said, “Educational
attainment, as a whole, is very large
and complicated puzzle. We believe
we can have the greatest immediate
impact by focusing on this small section
of individuals who started but never
completed some form of postsecondary
education.”
Speed continued, “We want to find real
and actionable solutions that will help
people return to school and finish. This
initiative can strengthen our workforce,
economy, and attractiveness to lure and
keep businesses here – hiring Southern
Indiana workers. But it will take more
than just the community foundations.”
The meeting was the last in a series
of three which were offered in
Washington and Scott counties and
offered an opportunity for those in
attendance to give feedback and an
opportunity to begin taking action to
move this initiative forward.
If you would like more information
on Education Matters you can visit
/
educationmatters.