- IPFW Outstanding Young Alumni Award (2016)
- Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
BIOGRAPHYJames Velez graduated from IPFW in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. While an undergrad, James participated in many of the Department of Theatre's productions as an actor, designer, technician, director and stage manager. Velez spends much of his free time volunteering for non-profits, including the Allen County SPCA, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and the South Side High School Speech Team.
Velez has worked at IPFW for over 6 years and is currently the Coordinator for Student Organizations, Activities, and Inter-mural Sports in the Office of Student Life and Leadership. He serves on various campus committees and is the Chair of the Homecoming Committee.