Fort Wayne Philanthropist Passes Away

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A well-known Fort Wayne attorney and philanthropist has died. Joan McNagny was the first woman to chair the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees and served 36 years on the board of the Ivy Tech Foundation. She was 89. July 19, 2013

Statement From Ivy Tech Community College

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It is with great sorrow that we remember our friend and Ivy Tech Community College pioneer Ms. Joan McNagny. Ms. McNagny was appointed to the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees and became the first female to chair that body in 1979-80. She and her husband Bill started the Glenn W. Sample Award, Ivy Tech's highest honor for a faculty member, which was first awarded in 1980. McNagny had also served on the Ivy Tech Foundation. From 1974 to 2009 she served as a Director on the Foundation Board. After 36 years of service on the board, she retired in 2009 but continued to serve the Foundation Board as Director Emerita. In 2010, Ms. NcNagny was also awarded an Ivy Tech Community College honorary associate degree in College and Community Service. Ms. McNagny will always be remembered for her work and dedication to making Ivy Tech Community College what it is today. She will truly be missed by the entire Ivy Tech family.

Source: Ivy Tech Community College