College Establishing School of Education

September 6th, 2012

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Inside Indiana Business

College Establishing School of Education

September 6, 2012

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Harrison College, a private sector college serving 4,500 students at 14 campuses and online, announced today that Danielle Shockey has been hired to serve as the National Dean of the college’s new School of Education. In this role, Shockey will serve as the primary academic administrator for the school, exercising a leading role in setting its curricular and academic vision and policy. Through the Council of Deans and Curriculum Committee, Shockey has primary responsibility for assuring that the School of Education has highly effective curricula and is seen as a leader in providing contemporary, career-relevant instruction. Shockey will also serve as a primary program spokesperson for the School of Education to all internal and external audiences.

Harrison College intends to begin enrolling students in its new School of Education beginning with its Fall 2013 term. During the interim, Shockey will seek to meet with schools across Harrison College’s footprint in an effort to develop mutually beneficial relationships.

“With the opening of our new School of Education in 2013, Harrison College will have the opportunity to extend our expertise in preparing professionals and future leaders, continuing our service to the communities we serve,” said Dennis Trinkle, Provost and Chief Academic Officer for Harrison College. “Danielle Shockey possesses the vision and career experience to deliver on that commitment. She will play a vital role in Harrison College’s success as we continue to evolve in the coming years.”

Shockey arrives at Harrison College from Lawrence Township Schools in Indianapolis, where she had worked since 2001. During her tenure there, Shockey held a variety of positions, including stints as principal at both Brook Park School of Environmental Studies and Forest Glen International School. Prior to transitioning to administrative roles, Shockey taught fourth grade at Skiles Test Elementary School in Lawrence Township. Prior to joining Lawrence Township Schools, Shockey worked as a teacher with Fort Wayne Schools.

Shockey earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University, and a master's degree in Education Administration from Indiana University - Fort Wayne. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Ball State University.

About Harrison College

Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 4,500 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online at The institution grants Associates and Bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the College is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, and is celebrating its 110th anniversary of preparing students for their chosen professions.

Source: Harrison College