Ivy Tech Warsaw announces new scholarship in honor of deceased instructor


Photo by Edward William Sexton (Courtesy Ivy Tech Warsaw)

WARSAW, Indiana (WANE) – Ivy Tech Warsaw has announced that it is honoring the legacy of instructor Edward “Ed” Sexton following his passing in March with the Ed Sexton Memorial Scholarship offered to Ivy Tech Warsaw students.

Sexton had a career in welding and manufacturing as a certified welding inspector for Buhrt Engineering in Warsaw, the school said. His knowledge of the industry has enabled him to provide hands-on training to his Ivy Tech students.

In honor of his work, a group called the “Friends of Ed Sexton” created a scholarship with the support of his family to encourage and support future career welders in the Warsaw community. The school said the goal is to build on Sexton’s work to grow the local economy using skilled workers who support industries in the area.

According to his widow, Amy Sexton, he believed that “a positive attitude and a strong work ethic are the keys to transcending adversity.”

The scholarship is open to students pursuing studies in welding, advanced manufacturing and maintenance at Ivy Tech Community College in Warsaw. The school said the annual prize can be awarded to multiple students who meet the criteria for the scholarship. Students may receive the award for a second year if they remain in good standing at the college.

Students interested in applying for the scholarship are urged to contact Tom Till, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, at 574-267-5428 ext. 7450.

To support the Ed Sexton Memorial Fellowship or to learn more, contact Tracina Smith of the Ivy Tech Foundation at 260-480-2010 or [email protected].

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