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December 30, 2013

RAY MOSCOWITZ: Theresa Murphy brings a lot to Ivy Tech in Peru

Experience informs her understanding of the challenges students face.

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Community involvement plays a role in her role. She is active in the Peru Rotary Club, serves on the board of the United Way of Miami County, and is vice president for special events as a board member of Miami County Chamber of Commerce.

Her full professional life is complemented by a full personal life.

She attends St. Patrick Parish in Kokomo, where she has been a member her entire life. She’s involved in music ministry and other activities there.

For leisure, she likes to read and travel with her husband, Brad, 42, projector engineer, estimator for Quality Plumbing and Heating in the company’s Kokomo office.

She also enjoys time with her children, Kelsey Richey, who’s attending Ivy Tech in Kokomo and will transfer to Indiana University Kokomo next fall, and Sydney Murphy, a student at Central Middle School in Kokomo.

Murphy is still in school, too.

She recently started work on a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

“I believe that working in higher education is my vocation,” Murphy said, “and I look forward to bettering myself through the educational process so that I can improve my ability to serve students, my staff and my community through my leadership position at Ivy Tech.”

Not to mention, setting an example for the people she serves.

Ray Moscowitz of Bloomington is a retired newspaper executive and former publisher of the Peru Tribune. Contact him at r.mosco@comcast.net.

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