FORT WAYNE — Five Trine University faculty members were among 16 outstanding individuals
chosen as honorees by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly for its annual Education
Trine faculty who received Education Awards honors were:
Teacher of the Year — Anthony Kline, Ph.D.
Lifetime Achievement Award — Tim Tyler, Ph.D.
Language Arts Teacher of the Year — Jeanette Goddard, Ph.D.
Social Studies Teacher of the Year — Michael Blaz, Ph.D.
Teaching Excellence in Sports — Catherine Benson
All 16 honorees will be featured in the Oct. 19 education edition of Greater Fort
Wayne Business Weekly. In addition, Trine University will host a reception beginning
at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Fabiani Theatre, where Randy Mitchell, CEO of KPC Media
Group, and Gwen Clayton, editor of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, will present
the awards to the university’s honorees.
All faculty and staff are invited to the reception.
The honorees were selected by a panel of judges from nominations submitted online.
KPC Media Group, which sponsors the awards, said all the winners exemplify the significant
contributions an individual can make in education all across northeast Indiana.
For the second year in a row, Trine University has had the most Education Award winners
among area colleges and universities. Trine has had nine faculty honored by the Education
Awards over the past two years.