Ed Sexton

Ed Sexton

Ivy Tech Warsaw is honoring instructor Edward “Ed” Sexton’s legacy after his passing in March through the Ed Sexton Memorial Scholarship available to Ivy Tech Warsaw students.

Sexton, a resident of the Warsaw community, was an instructor in Ivy Tech Warsaw’s welding classrooms.

As well as being an instructor, Sexton made a career of welding and fabrication as a certified welding inspector for Buhrt Engineering in Warsaw. His industry knowledge allowed him to provide real-world training for his Ivy Tech students. In honor of this work, a local group called the “Friends of Ed Sexton” established this scholarship with the support of his family to encourage and support future career welders in the Warsaw community.

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

The scholarship is open to students pursuing welding, advanced manufacturing, and maintenance at Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw. The annual award can be awarded to multiple students meeting the scholarship criteria and students may receive the award for a second year if they remain in good standing at the college. It offers support for tuition, books, and living expense for students.

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

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should contact Tom Till, director of advanced manufacturing, at 574-267-5428, ext. 7450.