Four Trine faculty earn Education Awards

October 07, 2021

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 Awards.

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

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.

  • 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

    2021 Lifetime Achievement Award - Emilio Vazquez, Ph.D.

  • Innovation in Teaching

    Innovation in Teaching - Linda Conley

  • Excellence in STEM Subjects

    Excellence in STEM Subjects - Timothy Jenkins, Ph.D.

  • Excellence in Social Sciences

    Excellence in Social Sciences - Bradley Martin

Last Updated: 10/07/2021

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