Auffenberg honored by Greensburg Rotary

From Jeff Emsweller

Greensburg Rotary Club #3437 in District #6580 honored retired Greensburg
Community High School counselor Sue Auffenberg with its prestigious Educator
of the Year Award. The presentation was held Friday evening at the Greensburg
Pirates football game against Greenfield Central.

In 2022, Auffenberg was named Indiana High School Counselor of the Year by the
Indiana Counseling Association. The ICA chooses an elementary, middle school
and high school counselor from nominations across the state, and then for their Fall
Conference in November an overall “Counselor of the Year” is chosen.

Those counselors are nominated by other counselors, school principals, and peers,
and the winners are selected per the number of nominations each receives.

Auffenberg graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in physical
education and health before earning a Master’s in counseling.

She began her teaching career at Greensburg Community High School in 1979 as a
P.E. and Health teacher. In 1990, she became a high school counselor and has been
in that position for 33 years, with a total of 44 years with the Greensburg
Community School system.

She has served on the Decatur County Community Foundation, Early College High
School Leadership team, IUPUI Advisory Board, Indiana Association of College
Admissions Counseling, Indiana High School Counseling Association, and
American School Counseling Association, among others. She established the CNA
program at GCHS.

Greensburg Rotarians making the presentation included District Governor-Elect
Mandy Lohrum, Greensburg Rotary Club President Rob DeHoff, Past District
Governor Jerry Fox, Steve Freeman, Educator of the Year Chairperson Tami
Wenning, Jenni Hanna, Lora Williams, and Larry Moore.

For the Educator of the Year award, the Greensburg Rotary Club reviews all
nominations and the recognition is presented based on the following criteria: his or
her dedication to the teaching profession, the nominee’s years of service to the
profession, his or her ability to motivate students, his or her image as a role model
for students, and his or her contributions to the education community including
professional honors or awards.

Greensburg Rotary Club #3437 belongs in Rotary International District #6580,
which consists of Rotary Clubs in the southern half of Indiana. The Rotary Club
meets at 12 p.m. on Mondays in the Community Room at Decatur County REMC.

Rotary International has a global network of 1.4 million women and men who
provide Service Above Self.

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