Two Ivy Tech Terre Haute Instructors Received Statewide Faculty Awards

Two Ivy Tech Terre Haute instructors received statewide faculty awards

TERRE HAUTE – Ivy Tech Community College recently honored Angela Hayes and Brandon Hall of Ivy Tech Terre Haute, as two of 36 individuals across the state selected to receive top faculty honors at the 2021 President’s Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis. Angela Hayes, assistant professor of human services, received the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction for the Terre Haute campus. Brandon Hall, adjunct faculty and agriculture lab assistant, received the 2021 Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction for the Terre Haute campus.

The College annually honors faculty for their exemplary work with students and the College community. Hayes and Hall were nominated by college administration and fellow faculty members.

“Ivy Tech faculty are fundamental to student success, and the Terre Haute campus congratulates Angela and Brandon on their statewide recognition,” said Dr. Lea Anne Crooks, Ivy Tech Terre Haute Chancellor. “Angela and Brandon care deeply about their students and demonstrate the highest level of excellence in their instruction. They are highly regarded by their students, our campus and community, and their statewide colleagues.”

Both Hayes and Hall have made significant contributions to their academic programs, and within their communities.

Angela Hayes, Ivy Tech assistant professor of human services, brings more than 20 years of experience in clinical therapy to her position at Ivy Tech Community College. At Ivy Tech Terre Haute, Hayes is the only full-time faculty in the Human Services program, which maintained an enrollment of 165 students in the 2020-2021 academic year. Hayes has played a critical role in fulfilling the Duke Energy Scholarship to enroll students in the Licensed Addiction Counselor program, and as a result, 32 students are on track to complete this credential in 2022. In addition to her position at Ivy Tech, Hayes has been actively involved in the Indiana Association for Addiction Professionals for 10 years, and has held positions as a board member and officer, having served as President for two years. Hayes teaches at Indiana State University (ISU) in the Counseling Minor program and is a clinical supervisor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. Hayes works closely with both ISU and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as transferring institutions for Ivy Tech students. She is actively involved in community organizations, including the United Way Addiction Coalition in Vigo and Sullivan Counties, the Homeless Coalition, Bethany House, and REACH Services.

Brandon Hall, adjunct faculty and agriculture lab assistant, has brought recognition to Ivy Tech as a student, alumni, and adjunct faculty member. As a student, Hall served in multiple officer positions for the Ivy Tech Terre Haute Future Farmers of America chapter, and assisted with designing and implementing agriculture recruitment events, including the College’s engineering and agriculture competition, Cob and Cog. After graduation, Hall pursued entrepreneurial endeavors in aquaponics and aquaculture. Hall started his career at Ivy Tech Terre Haute in 2016, teaching soils classes in the agriculture program, and serving as the coach for the Soils Judging Team. Hall led the team to placing 1st nationally in the two-year division at the North American Collegiate Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) national competition in 2016. Since then, Hall has led his team to earning one 3rd and two 2nd place finishes, helping to establish Ivy Tech Terre Haute as a top soil judging school at the two-year college level. Hall has been instrumental in the development of Ivy Tech’s new Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Technical Certificate, and is leading CEA curriculum development statewide. Hall partnered with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to construct Ivy Tech Terre Haute’s new Controlled Environment Agriculture Lab, which is the only lab of its kind in the Ivy Tech statewide system.

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 degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.