Lilly Endowment Community Scholar Update


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Amber Trowbridge Mullin


Amber Trowbridge Mullin was one of our first Lilly Endowment Community Scholars. She received the scholarship in 1999. We love to keep up with our past “Scholars”, so here’s a little update on Amber.

After graduating with honors from Indiana University in 2003, Amber was hired at Edgewood Primary School as a kindergarten teacher.  For the past 12 years she taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Amber took off the year she had her daughter and the year before she started kindergarten to be "just Mama."  In 2008, Amber received her masters from Indiana Wesleyan University in reading instruction, and this year she accepted the position as a reading teacher for the Edgewood primary and the intermediate schools.

Amber married her husband Charles of now ten years in December of 2004.  They live on a farm in Gosport, and he is the owner of Mullin Equipment in Spencer.  In June of 2008 they had their daughter Macy, their pride and joy! In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter.  Macy loves the arts, so Amber and her daughter paint, do pottery, attend plays, and sing and dance.  As a family, they enjoy playing on the farm, traveling, and being with family.  This past December the Mullin family had the opportunity to travel to New York City to visit the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and see the Nutcracker.  This summer they are thrilled to be building a new home in Parkview Estates in Spencer, and anticipate moving in this fall.


 2001 LECS Scholar
Amber (Dunning) Augustus

After graduating Owen Valley in 2001, Amber (Dunning) Augustus attended Hanover College where she played varsity golf and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.  Amber graduated from Hanover in December of 2005 with a degree in economics and finance.  Since Hanover, she has worked for Irwin Union Bank in Indianapolis, Community First Bank in Kokomo, and now Horizon Bank in Greenwood where she is a Commercial Portfolio Manager and Senior Credit Analyst and manages the commercial loan portfolio for Johnson County.  In 2012, Amber married Kenny-Ray Augustus. They now live in Bargersville with their dog, Harrison.  Kenny-Ray is the Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach for the University of Indianapolis.


Amber was the 2001 recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Your Owen County Community Foundation has now awarded 33 Lilly Scholars since the start of the program in 1998.