Ivy Tech Instructor Laura Gallahan recognized for teaching excellence

KOKOMO, Ind.— Laura Gallahan, nursing instructor for Ivy Tech Community College, has been named 2013 winner of the Gerald I. Lamkin Award for Excellence. This award is bestowed on one part-time faculty member from each of the College’s 14 regions who best typifies excellence in instruction. The regional winner is part of a statewide group of award winners who were awarded the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction. This award is presented annually with each recipient receiving commemorative plaque and a professional development grant.

Gallahan has nearly 25 years of practical experience in nursing and 15 years as an educator. Currently she is employed as the obstetrics nurse manager at Logansport Memorial Hospital.

According to Dr. Pam Lewis, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo region, “Laura is highly regarded for her exceptional talent as an instructor and ability to help students succeed.”

One student said, “I know that Laura won’t give up on me. If I can’t get it one way, she’ll find another.” 

Selection for this award is based on competence in subject matter, mastery and application of the methods and techniques of excellence in instruction, innovation, resourcefulness, imagination, ingenuity, motivation, enthusiasm, creativeness, continuous evaluation, desire to grow and improve as an instructor, ability to develop and retain good personal relationships, and honor, awards, and recognition for superior job performance.

Laura holds a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University. She is a member of the American Nursing Association, Indiana Organization of Nurse Executive, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, and The American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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