FORT WAYNE — Four Trine University faculty members were among 14 outstanding educators
chosen as honorees by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly for its annual Education
Trine University was the only college or university whose faculty members were recognized.
Emilio Vazquez, Ph.D., medical director for Trine University’s Master of Physicians
Assistant Studies program, was honored with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Linda Conley, assistant professor in the Ketner School of Business, was honored for
Innovation in Teaching.
Timothy Jenkins, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Design Engineering
Technology, received the award for Excellence in STEM Subjects.
Bradley Martin, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, was recognized
for Excellence in Social Sciences.
The honorees were selected by a panel of judges from nominations submitted online.
All 14 were featured in a special publication produced by KPC Media Group, which publishes
Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly and sponsors the awards.
KPC also recognized the winners in a video streamed live on Sept. 30 at youtu.be/szIKJT57qKw
The Education Awards mark the third time this year Trine University has received special
recognition in regional media. Earlier in September, Trine University was voted the
Best College in the Greater Fort Wayne area by readers of the Journal Gazette. The
university also was recognized for Innovation in Education earlier this year as part
of Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly’s Innovation Awards.