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INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder has been honored with an Alumni Achievement Award from Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity. Snyder, a 1967 graduate of Kettering University, joined the Fraternity as an undergraduate in 1963.

The Alumni Achievement Awards are extended to alumni of the Fraternity whose achievements in their fields of endeavor have brought honor and prestige to Delta Tau Delta. The award was presented during the Fraternity’s Karnea convention held in Washington, D.C.

Snyder was named president of Ivy Tech Community College in July 2007. As president, he has continued the expansion and further development of the nation’s largest singly-accredited community college with more than 150,000 students statewide. As Ivy Tech’s President, Snyder has instituted numerous strategic, success, cost-savings and expansion initiatives.

His efforts and achievements have been most recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education as he was named one of seven community college Presidents making a difference and as the 2009 Freedom Award recipient by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission for providing major, positive, societal influence in the community.

Snyder also serves as Director of the newly-formed Indiana Energy System Network (ESN), a program that supports alterative energy in Indiana; Director of Ener1, a lithium battery manufacturer; member of the Education Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers; and member of the Development Council of Guerin Catholic High School in Noblesville.

Snyder received his Mechanical Engineering degree from Kettering University, Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University, and honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Anderson University.

Delta Tau Delta has 125 chapters and colonies across the United States with a membership of more than 7,300 undergraduates and 150,000 alumni members. The Fraternity posts a GPA of 2.96. Delta Tau Delta is a values-driven fraternity founded in 1858. Its mission, “Committed to Lives of Excellence,” is what the Fraternity seeks to represent at its host institutions. Delta Tau Delta strives to develop its members’ leadership skills, seeks superior academic achievement, promotes community service efforts and helps its members launch successful careers.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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