I Define Success: David Wismann

Distinguished Alumnus, David Wismann graduated from Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg with an associate of science in criminal justice. David worked at the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department while pursuing his degree, he ultimately chose to attend Ivy Tech because of its flexibility and convenience but found his education provided more than he expected.


“I was able to complete the first two years of my bachelor’s degree there,” he said. “I was already on my career path, but having a formal education opened doors and gave me the ability to teach at Ivy Tech, which was a goal of mine.”

David went on to receive his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in criminal justice. He remains connected to Ivy Tech as an adjunct criminal justice professor. He is described by fellow Ivy Tech faculty and nominator, Elaine Marshall, as a man with a “high level of integrity who is respected by his personal and professional peers.”

“Dave continues to give back to his community through his work with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department and also continues to give back to the students through his commitment and dedication to Ivy Tech as an adjunct faculty member,” Elaine explained.

The adjunct faculty member and Security Chief at Hidden Valley Lake has just a few words of advice for future students, “If you’re considering whether you should go back to school, you’re right, and Ivy Tech is a great choice.”

Ivy Tech Community College is proud to celebrate David’s success and achievements with the Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award honors alumni for their commitment to the College and to their communities. The awardees are leaders in their professions who make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, or college.

The alumni recognized with this award represent the very best of what an Ivy Tech education makes possible. Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are all encouraged to submit nominations online.


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