Wabash Valley Correctional Facility Staff Members Receive Scholarships

(TERRE HAUTE) – Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) staff members received $10,500 in scholarships from The Correctional Professionals Assistance Fund of Indiana (CPAFI). 

Warden Brown was thrilled with the scholarships his colleagues received.  When asked about CPAFI and what it does for Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) employees he stated the following,

“CPAFI provides a lot of assistance to employees.  Providing these scholarships is a blessing to the scholarship recipients,” he added.

Wexford employee Nichole Teske received a $7500 scholarship.

Pictured (Left to Right):  CPAFI Treasurer Mark Spratt, Commissioner’s Scholarship Recipient Nichole Teske, Commissioner Rob Carter, & CPAFI Chair Randy Koester

Wexford employee Mikayla Drake received a $1000 scholarship. 

Pictured (Left to Right): Part-Time Student Scholarship Recipient Mikayla Drake & WVCF Warden Dick Brown.

Abby McNeely, the daughter of WVCF Employees Jeff & Michelle McNeely, received reauthorization of the previously awarded IDOC Scholar Scholarship.  The scholarship provides recipients with $2000 yearly for 4 years.

Pictured (Left to Right):  WVCF Employee Michelle McNeely, WVCF Deputy Warden Kevin Gilmore & WVCF Employee Jeff McNeely.


CPAFI is a charitable fund that was started to provide monetary assistance to Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) employees and their immediate family members in the event of a serious loss, or the death of an employee while on duty.  In addition, CPAFI offers scholarships to employees and their immediate family members.  Fellow IDOC employees contribute to the fund through the State Employee’s Community Campaign (SECC).  It is a way for employees to help show their fellow staff members that they are here to support them through both the good and the bad regardless of if they are inside the walls or outside.