Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus selected Deborah Anderson, adjunct instructor of education, as the recipient of the 2016 regional Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction. Anderson was honored by Ivy Tech at a statewide ceremony held on Thursday, April 14 in French Lick, Ind.

The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction is presented annually to an adjunct faculty member from each region of the college in recognition of their academic instruction and representation of the mission of Ivy Tech. Anderson received a commemorative plaque and a professional development grant of $250.

“Deborah is a tremendously dependable, helpful and dedicated adjunct who receives glowing reviews from her students every semester,” said department chair of education, Marjie Risen. “Her variety of experiences with teaching people from infancy to the end of the lifespan has given her a balance and sense of humor we all envy when work duties get hectic.”

Risen says that Anderson has been volunteering time to work on rubrics with other adjunct education instructors in preparation for an upcoming accreditation visit by the National Association for the Education of Young Children later this spring.

In addition to her teaching duties at Ivy Tech Bloomington, Deborah has taught at the YMCA, several local elementary schools and Indiana University. She won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, has presented at national and international conferences, and is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and NAEYC.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.