Ivy Tech Community College Northeast faculty member Cynthia Kumfer was recently approved by Indiana Campus Compact to take part in its Faculty Fellows program. The Indiana Campus Compact is a network of 42 college campuses providing programs, services, and resources that emphasize service-learning and community engagement. Kumfer is a faculty member in Early Childhood Education and is a former advisor with IvyAEYC, or Ivy Tech Northeast’s branch of the Association for the Education of Young Children, the Early Childhood Education student organization.
The Indiana Campus Connect Faculty Fellows program will recognize Kumfer as a member of its 19th class of Fellows for the state of Indiana. The fellowship is accompanied by funding in the amount of $3,750 through the “Fostering Effective Partnerships to Further Service in Indiana Higher Education—Phase II” grant provided by the Lilly Endowment Inc. to Indiana Campus Compact. Funding is paid out to the fellow in installments depending on the completion of the program.
The fellowship program will begin July 1, 2014, and continue through May 31, 2015. In addition to three mandatory retreats, members are provided opportunities to engage with various community institutions in hopes of addressing social, economic, and environmental issues throughout the one-year term.