News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 23, 2013

On the Move: Nov. 24, 2013

The music department at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., announces three new part-time faculty.

Indiana State University music education major Sean Carey will teach private violin and string lessons this fall. Carey has already accomplished much in his career, notably spearheading an after-school strings program for underprivileged students at Deming Elementary School in Terre Haute. He is concertmaster of the ISU Symphony Orchestra and spent part of last summer in Europe performing in a festival orchestra.

Teresa Hoecherl joins the piano faculty after teaching more than 30 years in Illinois public schools. Most of those years, she was responsible for the entire K-12 music curriculum. She has taught piano for more than 20 years and has a bachelor’s in music education from Eastern Illinois University. Currently, Hoecherl serves as a musician at Christ the King Church in Greenup, Ill., and at St. Mary’s Church in Marshall, Ill., where she is also the accompanist for the church choir.

New percussion instructor Kent Ingrum is retired from Red Hill High School where he spent 34 years teaching band and chorus. He has taught in his private studio for 30 years and worked with drum lines in Illinois and Indiana. Ingrum has a bachelor’s in music education from the University of Evansville and master’s degree in music from Indiana State University. He has been a member of the Evansville Symphonic Band for 27 years and has also been a freelance percussionist with big bands, jazz combos and pit orchestras.


Award-winning higher education web development expert Julie Tuttle Davis has joined the communications and marketing team at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as senior director of interactive marketing.

Tuttle Davis has 14 years of web development and marketing experience at Ball State University, Anderson University and Ivy Tech State College. At Rose-Hulman, Tuttle Davis will lead the integrated development of the institute’s strategic interactive marketing efforts, which includes web, social media and interactive communications.

Tuttle Davis served Ball State by managing the relaunch of a 220+ web environment. She was promoted to the role of associate director of web development (2009-13) from web managing editor (2006-09). In addition, she helped research, develop and implement web, social media and marketing communication strategies to meet the university’s strategic and enrollment goals.

Ball State earned Sitecore’s North American collegiate Website of the Year Award in 2008, and her innovative student blogging initiative and university social media policy are now models for many universities. Several other web initiatives have been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Webby Awards and Smashing Magazine.

Tuttle Davis was online managing editor and webmaster at Anderson University (2000-06), being the project leader on two redesigns of the institution’s website, founded the campus’ web committee and created campus-wide web policies. Her work on the university website earn national recognition and awards from several organizations, including the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Admissions Advertising Awards. She was named Anderson University’s Employee of the Year (2004).

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Ball State in 1994 and a master’s of business administration degree from Anderson in 2007. She is a member of NASA’s citizen journalist program, providing social media coverage at the 2011 Space Shuttle launch. She also has certificates in web development and web analytics.


Old National Bank has promoted Jennie Garwood to assistant vice president, Community Marketing manager. In her role, she works to enhance community awareness and branding in Old National’s Central Region through outreach efforts and coordination of special events and implementation of marketing campaigns. The Central Region includes 84 banking centers throughout Indiana, Illinois and Southwest Michigan.

Garwood joined Old National in 2000 and has served in various positions including teller, Human Resources assistant, executive assistant and marketing assistant. She earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Indiana State University.

In the community, Garwood is a past board member and volunteer for the March of Dimes-Wabash Valley Division and Catholic Charities Terre Haute.


Ella L. Ingram, Ph.D., associate professor of applied biology, has started a two-year term as director of the Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

CPSE is a unique university teaching/learning center that nurtures and inspires individuals engaged in teaching and research about education practice. It helps faculty members achieve their full potential in the classroom and maximizes Rose-Hulman’s impact on the education of science, engineering and mathematics students.

Ingram has been a member of the Rose-Hulman faculty since 2004, currently serves as faculty representative to the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs Committee and is the former chairwoman of the institute’s Quality of Education Committee. She has advised award-winning student project teams, had a yearlong sabbatical at the North American Bear Center in Minnesota, made presentations at national and regional conferences, and taught workshops for college, high school and middle school science educators.

Already this fall, Ingram has established an exchange program between Rose-Hulman and Virginia Tech, with graduate student Rachel McCord assisting in campus discussion groups and faculty-directed educational research projects. Ingram also hosted orientation activities for 2013-14 new faculty members. CPSE is currently surveying Rose-Hulman faculty this year about their professional and personal development needs at different stages in their careers. Upcoming activities include two book clubs, a teaching observation program and a two-day workshop on creating online courses.

“I relish undertaking challenging activities, and see the CPSE director position as a role that will utilize my best abilities,” Ingram said.

Ingram earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics at Augustana College and doctorate in ecology and evolution from Indiana University. She has been a College Board AP course evaluation consultant and a content producer for McGraw-Hill’s e-publishing division. For more information on CPSE visit


The Wabash Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has chosen Wanda Gardner as the new disaster program manager. Gardner has worked in disaster services with the Red Cross since 1994.

With Gardner’s leadership, the Red Cross will continue its mission to provide relief to those faced with disaster and help people to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

“I am deeply honored to expand my role with the American Red Cross. I look forward to continuing the success of the Wabash Valley Chapter,” Gardner said. “I plan to reinforce the preparedness, volunteerism, resiliency and community partnerships within our communities to enhance the vital work the Red Cross does each and every day.”

“Wanda has incredible enthusiasm for the mission of the American Red Cross. We are truly honored to have her join our team, and we are very excited about the knowledge and experience she brings to the Disaster Services Program at the Wabash Valley Chapter,” said Nikki Wessley, chapter executive.

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