By Jennifer Gasiorek—
MUNCIE, IN– Ivy Tech Community College honored Dr. Amy Baize-Ward of Muncie as one of 18 individuals across the state selected to receive the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to recognize Ivy Tech Alumni. Selected through a highly competitive process, each recipient has made a lasting impact on their community and on Ivy Tech through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments.
“These individuals exemplify service and leadership in extraordinary ways,” said Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann. “Our distinguished alumni prove that an Ivy Tech education equates to career fulfillment and economic prosperity, and I am honored to witness how the College has played a role in their continued lifelong success.”
Dr. Baize-Ward currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of Student Success at the Muncie/Henry County campus. She has been with the college since 1991, first as a student in the computer science program, graduating with an associate’s degree in information technology, then as an adjunct instructor for 14 years. In 2017, she became a full-time employee as the Regional Registrar for the East Central Region.
“Without Ivy Tech I would have never found my deep desire to be a passionate lifelong learner, a servant leader and a person who advocates for students so they can be successful and live their best life,” Dr. Baize-Ward said, “I am proud to be an alumni because Ivy Tech takes seriously the needs of the communities, we value the people we serve, and we, as alumni, are encouraged to continue to be part of the evolving landscape to serve others. Always hands up.”
Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are all encouraged to make nominations. Awardees must be graduates of Ivy Tech, having received an Associate Degree, Technical Certificate, or Certificate.
The College has been honoring Distinguished Alumni since 1998.
For more information or to view a full list of the Distinguished Alumni honorees, visit www.ivytech.edu/alumniawards.
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, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides 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. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, andLinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.
About the Ivy Tech Foundation
The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. Invest IN Ivy Tech, a $285 million statewide fundraising campaign, provides greater opportunity for each of the College’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support all 92 of Indiana’s counties. Learn more at www.ivytech.edu/InvestINIvyTech.