IAACE 2023 Award Winners

The Indiana Association for Adult and Continuing Education (IAACE) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 awards. The awards were presented at the IAACE Annual Conference on September 28 in Michigan City, IN.

The IAACE awards recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to adult education in Indiana. The 2023 winners are:

  • Distinguished Service Award: Rosalie Hooten
  • Outstanding Volunteer/Tutor: Cameron Butler
  • Business Partner: IKORCC
  • Outstanding Paraprofessional: Robin Upchurch
  • Outstanding New Adult Educator: Dinorah Sapp
  • Outstanding Educator: Daniela Mancusi-Shreve
  • Outstanding Administrator: Natalie Reuter
  • Everwise Credit Union Meritorious IAACE Service Award: Hank Cecil
  • Outstanding Adult Learner: Ian Stutz
  • John R. Craddock Award: Jerry Haffner

Rosalie Hooten just celebrated 49 years of service to the McDowell Adult Education program

Cameron Butler is a volunteer tutor at the MCCSC Adult Education program. He has been volunteering for over nine years and has helped dozens of adults pass their high school equivalency exam.

IKORCC, Hope Harp has been a fantastic employer partner for our adult education construction pre-apprenticeship programs at River Valley Resources. Hope at IKORCC is the kind of employer partner most adult education programs wish they had.

Robin Upchurch is a paraprofessional at Ivy Tech Corrections. She has been working in adult education for over four years. She is known for her dedication to accuracy and data management.

Dinorah Sapp is a new adult educator at the Broadview Learning Center in Monroe County. She is a passionate English Language Learning teacher and is about helping adults achieve their educational goals.

Daniela Mancusi-Shreve is an adult educator at the Center of Workforce Innovations Learning Centers in Valparaiso. She is known for her innovative teaching methods and commitment to fast-tracking student success.

Natalie Reuter is the administrator of the Warren Adult & Continuing Education. She is a leader in the adult education community and is committed to providing high-quality educational programs to adults. Her program is also a Program of Excellence Recipient.

Hank Cecil is a Building Trades Instructor at the New Castle Correctional Facility run by Ivy Tech Corrections. For the past five conferences, his students have made wood-crafted items for the Silent Auction benefiting the Indiana Literacy Association and IAACE.

Ian Stutz is an adult learner who has overcome many challenges to achieve his educational goals. He is an inspiration to adult education.

Jerry Haffner is the Division Director of Indiana Adult Education for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. He has been serving the field since 1991.

The IAACE is proud to recognize these outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to adult education. Adult education is essential to helping adults achieve their educational and career goals, and it plays a vital role in Indiana’s economic and social development.



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