Nelson-Heavin Honored with Outstanding Service Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (June 19, 2019)- The 2018-2019 Outstanding Service Award recipient is one that has truly left her mark on the Indiana FFA Foundation and taken it to great heights, Mrs. Karen Nelson-Heavin of Greencastle, Indiana. Karen served on the Indiana FFA Foundation Board from 2010 to 2016, she was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Indiana FFA Foundation from 2013 to 2015. She has been successful in helping raise dollars to support FFA members from across the state and continues to be an advocate for the Foundation and annually helps during State Convention assisting sponsors during sessions. Heavin is a former member of the South Putnam FFA Chapter in District VII and served as Indiana FFA Association State President in 1991-1992. She is a recipient of the Hoosier Farmer Degree and American FFA Degree. During her illustrious career, Karen was instrumental in being a long-time substitute teacher at both South Putnam High School and Area 30 Career Center. She also was the Area 30 Career Center Pathways/ Student Services Coordinator, where she taught College and Career Readiness and English ECA. During August 2016- May 2019 Karen served at the National Career for College Costs/ Murray & Associates Education Consultant. In this role she helped exponentially with families and the college costs. Karen graduated from Franklin College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. She served as the National Center for College Costs/ Murray & Associates Education Consultant. Karen a woman of many roles and responsibilities continues to show her passion for students and the community in which she lives. Her and her husband Anthony and two sons Garrett and Brock are active in the Putnam County area and have been great supporters of Indiana FFA both financially and through their volunteerism.

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