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Bloomington Continuing Studies

Last modified: Monday, March 29, 2010

IU Bloomington faculty, staff members win statewide continuing education awards

March 29, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana Council for Continuing Education (ICCE) announced that Anya Peterson Royce, Chancellor's Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, has been selected as Faculty Member of the Year. Jeanne Madison, director of the Lifelong Learning Program at IU Bloomington Continuing Studies, has been selected as Professional Staff Member of the Year by the ICCE.

Anya Peterson Royce

Anya Peterson Royce

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Both awards were presented at the ICCE professional development conference held in Indianapolis on March 19.

Royce recently taught an IU Bloomington Continuing Studies course on modern dance that culminated with the Bill T. Jones performance at the IU Auditorium. She has taught for Continuing Studies for more than 10 years.

Madison has worked at IU Bloomington for more than three decades and is also the director of IU's award-winning Mini University. She has programmed Lifelong Learning courses for 30 semesters, and she has directed Mini University for 15 years in partnership with the IU Alumni Association.

"Anya and Jeanne have had an enormous impact on continuing education on our campus," said Provost and Executive Vice President Karen Hanson. "Anya has made distinguished contributions to teaching in so many contexts; it is wonderful to see her work in continuing education recognized in this way. Jeanne's innovative program leadership has produced programs that are models for the nation. Her work has brought great benefits to the university and to nontraditional students. This recognition of their contributions is richly deserved."

Jeanne Madison

Jeanne Madison

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IU Bloomington Continuing Studies provides opportunities for adults to engage in lifelong learning. Programs include General Studies degrees, Adult Student Resources, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development courses, Mini University and Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County. Part of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, programs draw upon the rich resources of IU Bloomington and are offered on campus and at convenient community locations.

"We're really proud of both Anya and Jeanne," said Ron White, director of IU Bloomington Continuing Studies. "We are very fortunate to have distinguished senior faculty like Anya teaching in our programs for adults. Jeanne has managed our Lifelong Learning and Mini University programs for over a decade; under her leadership the programs have won numerous awards and have expanded to serve new audiences. Both Anya and Jeanne truly represent the best in continuing education."

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