The Society of Innovators



Gerald I. Lamkin is the visionary President Emeritus of Ivy Tech Community College. The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana honors Mr. Lamkin who for over 40 years had the “cherished dream” of a truly comprehensive community college for Indiana, which has been realized today with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

 It is with great pride and our hope to encourage future dreamers, visionaries and innovators that we establish this regional award to be given for outstanding achievement innovation and service to our community, region and world.