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.