Brooks, Trine faculty honored with annual Education Awards
FORT WAYNE — Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and two Trine University faculty members were among 15 outstanding educators chosen as honorees by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly for its annual Education Awards.
Dr. Brooks was honored by Business Weekly for Lifetime Achievement. His 22-year tenure as president at Trine has been highlighted by significant growth in the university’s enrollment and facilities, supported by a quarter of a billion dollars in funds raised.
The university today serves more than 8,000 students in Angola, Fort Wayne, Detroit and Phoenix as well as online. The Angola campus has been radically transformed with the addition of many athletic and academic facilities as well as campus housing, and the university recently announced plans to build Trine University Fort Wayne near Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Anna Glowinski, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, was recognized as the Emerging Star. Trine University recognized Dr. Glowinski in the spring with the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.
Justin Bock, assistant professor in the Franks School of Education, was recognized in the Athletics category for his career as baseball coach at Fremont High School. As coach, he won 200 total games, three sectional titles and one conference title, and advanced to two regional finals in his three appearances.
Trine University was the only college or university whose faculty members or administration were recognized.
Business Weekly and other KPC Media Group publications announced the award winners on social media Monday, Sept. 12, prior to a special printed section appearing in Business Weekly on Friday, Sept. 16.
The winners will be recognized at a special dinner and award ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29.
The honorees were selected by a panel of judges from nominations submitted online. Business Weekly said this year saw the largest number of nominations in the awards’ history.