Susan Hudson Zimmerman was selected as the 2019 Adjunct Instructor of the Year, and Associate Professor Judith Hudson was selected as the 2019 Career and Technical Instructor of the Year.

As Wabash Valley College’s Instructors of the Year, Zimmerman and Hudson received a complimentary ticket each to the WVC Foundation’s Crystal Ball. WVC Foundation Director Toni Brines, alongside WVC President Matt Fowler, presented Zimmerman with her ticket to the Crystal Ball, while Fowler presented Hudson with her ticket. 

Zimmerman has been an adjunct instructor at WVC since 2002. She holds an Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees from WVC, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Western Kentucky University. Zimmerman teaches composition and communications courses for the college.

Hudson holds an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Purdue University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. Hudson retired as a full-time nursing instructor on Jul. 1, and currently serves as a part-time clinical instructor for the CNA program. 

The Wabash Valley College Foundation will host its annual Crystal Ball on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Mabel A. Courter Youth Center, Anderson Building. This event has become “the social event of the year” in the community and promises to be an elegant evening of exquisite dining, and entertainment by comedian/magician, Mike Bliss. Social Hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and an evening of entertainment from 8–10 p.m.  

For those who are interested in attending, tickets are $125 per couple, and single tickets are also available. Tickets are available for purchase in the Administration/Foundation building on the WVC campus or by calling Katie Hinderliter at 618-263-5537. In order to allow time for seating arrangements, it is requested that tickets be purchased by Monday, Feb. 10. Tickets may also be purchased from any Foundation officer or director. Officers are:  President-Karin Hodgson; Vice-President-Mike Gill; Secretary-Louise Acree; Treasurer-Robin Dean; Past President-Rod Rodriguez.

Other Directors include: Kate Ackerman, Toni Brines, Leann Burton, Rob Coleman, Patsy Dean, Glenn Decker, Tom Dersch, Jane Evans, Trudy Fowler, Cassandra Goldman, Bob Hocking, Jim Homan, Brandon Kight, Donna Kline, Don Price, Brooke Slater, Rachael Smith, Phil Summers, Lyle Weber. Ex-Officio members are: WVC President Dr. Matt Fowler, Faculty Representative Brenda Phegley, Arts Council Representative which rotates among Jerry Bayne, Jim Cox, Bill Easton and Marcia Woodcock. Lifetime Associate Directors are: Becky Andrews, William Hackler III, David Hurlbut, James L. Kieffer, Mary Ruth Kieffer, Steve Lovellette, Janice Raibley, Peggy Seybold, Leta Sue Williams, Elizabeth Wonsetler and Mary Lynn Young. 

Get your tickets now for this evening of elegance and support the WVC Foundation in their support of Wabash Valley College, and congratulations Professor Zimmerman!