Ivy Tech-Kokomo honors employees
KOKOMO — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region recently presented its 2014 Employee Achievement Awards to honor faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and service within the College and its surrounding communities.
Among those honored during the annual awards ceremony were:
• Jerry Miller, honored with the Community Engagement Award for community service that exceeds normal expectations and results in a profound, meaningful contribution. Miller, who recently retired as chair of the School of Education, was cited specifically for his work with his church, his service as an Ivy Tech loaned associate to the United Way, and his efforts as a member of the Miami County Soil and Water Conservation Board.
• Karl Mund and Jean Heflin, honored with the Excellent Employee Award for exceeding normal requirements of their jobs in such a way that they serve as role models for others, demonstrating dependability, flexibility and initiative. Mund, who has been with Ivy Tech a total of eight years in full- and part-time positions, was cited for his outstanding service in the maintenance department of Ivy Tech’s Logansport Campus. Heflin, who joined Ivy Tech’s information technology staff after 19 years in the field with Maconaquah School Corporation, was cited for her motivation, initiative, sense of humor and energy in her job.
MCF promotes twoto top positions
BUNKER HILL — Two veteran Miami Correctional Facility staffers were recently promoted to top positions at the facility.
Tricia Pretorius was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Re-Entry. She began her career at MCF in June 2000 as a Correctional Counselor. She quickly worked her way up the ranks to Unit Team Manager. In January 2007, she accepted the position of Program Director supervising the facility’s Clean Lifestyle is Freedom Forever and Purposeful Living Unit Serve units in addition to the responsibility of supervising two other housing units. Pretorius has a Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Fairbanks in Alaska.