Ivy Tech-Bloomington adjunct educator earns college-wide instructional award

Andrew Lambert, adjunct instructor of business and entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus, was awarded the Gerald I. Lamkin Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction on Thursday, April 8 at the College’s annual Program Chair Summit in French Lick, Ind.

As the recipient of the regional 2014 Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction, Lambert became the Bloomington campus nominee for the statewide Gerald I. Lamkin Award. The Lamkin Award is presented to a single adjunct faculty member each year that best typifies excellence in instruction and epitomizes the mission of the College.

“It’s a pleasure to recognize and congratulate Andrew for his dedication to carrying out the mission of Ivy Tech Community College,” said Jim Heinzen, Division Dean of Business and Public Services. “His teaching style incorporates quality instruction with student engagement and sincere concern for student learning. Andrew has truly earned this award for excellence in instruction.”

Lambert’s students say that he’s a dynamic instructor, gives insight into the real world through his professional experiences, and places emphasis on the importance of giving back to the community.

Notably, Lambert teaches a service-learning course, in which his students work with local employers and small businesses to develop marketing and advertising plans for their firms. This activity engages students in practical learning while businesses benefit from real products that they can incorporate into their business plans.

In 2011, he earned the O’Bannon Institute Civic Engagement Award for Service-Learning and the Impact Award for Outstanding Teaching from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). In 2012, he earned his first regional Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction.

In addition to his instructor duties, Lambert is involved in the Bloomington community. His firm, Lambert Consulting, LLC, provides the Bloomington business market with marketing, branding, public relations, and general business advice. He currently serves as President for the Monroe County Autism Foundation (MCAF), which offers scholarships, information sessions, and fundraising opportunities for children with autism and their families. He is also on the Marketing Subcommittee for Cardinal Stage Company.

Lambert earned his Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University in 2001 and his Master of Arts in Advertising from Hawaii Pacific University. Lambert began teaching Marketing 101 at Ivy Tech in August 2008. Before coming to Ivy Tech, his jobs included teaching at The Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University and working at CGI, International in Honolulu, Ha.

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