February 24, 2011
Fort Wayne, Ind.—Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress will deliver the keynote address at Indiana Tech’s 2011 Commencement on May 14.
“We are honored to have a leader in the field of medicine accept our invitation to address our graduates,” said Dr. Arthur Snyder, Indiana Tech president. “She is a shining example of the success to be gained through commitment to hard work and strong values.”
Dr. Dungy-Poythress, one of the nation’s leading perinatologists, is the medical director of maternal-fetal medicine for Community Health Network of Indianapolis. She has held faculty appointments as associate and/or assistant professor at several university medical programs and serves on many community boards and programs associated with perinatal care. She earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., as well as subspecialty training in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Dungy-Poythress is a well-known motivational speaker who strives to encourage people, particularly young women, to set high goals that they might not consider on their own.
She has been recognized by Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis in several publications; received a Merit Award for Outstanding Community Service from the Aesculapian Medical Society of Indianapolis; was honored with a key to the city from the mayor of her hometown, Jackson, Mich.; and received special citations from the governor of Michigan and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dr. Dungy-Poythress is the younger sister of Tony Dungy, former Indianapolis Colts coach.
The Commencement ceremony will honor more than 550 students from Indiana Tech locations throughout the state who have earned an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.
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