Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette has announced the winners of its annual Exceptional Employee Awards. One administrative and one support staff member are recognized for excellent service to the college. The 2014 awardees are Ivan Hernandez (Administrative) and Gloribel Rosales-Burdin (Support). They received recognition at the college’s annual employee service awards program where they were presented with $500 for professional development and a plaque.
Ivan Hernandez was appointed assistant director of admission in 2000, and was promoted to director of admission in April 2007. As director, Hernandez has supervised growth in admissions and recruitment. He developed a partnership with the Indianapolis Mexican Consulate that opened the door to educational exchanges with a university in the Mexican state of Hildago. He has developed relationships with Purdue that has resulted in initiatives to help both Ivy Tech and Purdue students achieve their academic goals. He initiated a K-8 program that brought Ivy Tech recruiters into elementary and middle schools to talk to students about the importance of a college education. He earned his master’s degree in education from Purdue University and bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from DePauw University.
Gloribel Rosales-Burdin has been Admissions Data Entry Clerk since coming to Ivy Tech in 2010. Rosales-Burdin has often gone beyond her duties to help cover reception areas in Ivy Hall and the Renaissance Center, and to assist the registrar, advising and Express Enrollment Center to ensure that Ivy Tech students are enrolled. She interacts with a wide range of Ivy Tech students, including international, dual credit and transfer students. She has been actively involved in the Latino Student Union since 2012, and has served on several committees. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University this year, and earned an associate’s degree in business administration and a certificate in human resources from Ivy Tech.
ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.