Higher Education Commission Honors IU Kokomo Professor

(KOKOMO) – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded the 2021 Gerald Bepko Faculty Community Engagement Award to Indiana University Kokomo professor Angela M. Coppola.

Angela Coppola

The award, which was established in 2019, honors Gerald “Jerry” Bepko for his longtime service to Indiana University and the commission.

“Recipients of this award are model faculty members who are contributing to the greater good of their communities and furthering the core principles of Indiana’s higher education system,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said in a news release.

Coppola is an assistant professor of health sciences and director of the Applied and Community Research Center. She works with students and local organizations to address the health and well-being of Howard County residents through health education and programs, the news release said.