Ivy Tech Wabash to wrap up scholarship fund drive with annual Monopoly Night

Campaign aiming for $60,000 to support deserving Wabash County students

WABASH, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Wabash Campus will cap its 2015 scholarship fund drive Friday, March 27, when it holds its annual Monopoly Game Night Scholarship Fundraiser at the Wabash County REMC building, 350 Wedcor Avenue in Wabash.

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature Poole’s famous pulled-pork dinner, a silent auction, a dessert auction and a friendly one-hour Monopoly competition among friends and family at each table. Results of the fund drive, topped off by all proceeds from the Monopoly Game Night fundraiser, will be announced at the conclusion of the evening.

Ivy Tech Wabash officials announced late last year an effort to raise at least $60,000 to help deserving students at Ivy Tech’s Wabash Campus reach their educational goals. At that time, representatives of the Pauline Barker Educational Trust pledged the trust would match up to $20,000 in donations to the major scholarship fund drive.

“We are looking forward to a great Monopoly Night and revealing the results of this campaign,” said Pam Guthrie, executive director of the Wabash Campus. “With our tremendous campaign committee of Wabash County leaders, the support of the community has been amazing.”

The campaign has been headed up by a committee that includes Annalee Benedict, Dr. John (Hap) and Jane Dragoo, Howard Halderman and Jay Vandeburg, along with Guthrie, Ivy Tech faculty member Jerry Perkins, and Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Resource Development executive director Kelly Karickhoff. Chuck Huffman of the Trust Division at First Merchants Bank, representative of the Pauline Barker Educational Trust, said the matching grant continues the trust’s longtime support of Ivy Tech in Wabash County.

Tickets for the Monopoly Game Night fundraiser are $25 each and are available through the Ivy Tech website at www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/monopoly.html . For more information about Monopoly Game Night, call 260-563-8828.

For more information on the fund drive and opportunities to contribute, contact Guthrie at 260-563-8828, ext. 4302, or pguthrie@ivytech.edu or Karickhoff at 765-459-0561, ext. 296, or kkarickhoff@ivytech.edu .

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Leadership Kokomo announces Class of 2015

19 people begin year-long leadership development program

KOKOMO, Ind. —Nineteen members of the Kokomo community have been named to Leadership Kokomo’s Class of 2015. Representing industry, higher education, city government, healthcare and ministry, the 19 make up the 33rd edition of the annual leadership development program.

Members of Leadership Kokomo’s Class of 2015 and their sponsors include:

Jenni Adams, United Way/Chrysler

Cory Beals, Ivy Tech Community College

Kate Cook, The Wyman Group

Mike Farhmann, Haynes International

Monica Gremelspacher, Community First Bank

Katie Guyer, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

Pamela Hanshew, Webster University

Ashley Howell, First Farmers Bank and Trust

Christopher Hummel, St.Joseph Hospital

Jack Ingram, Delphi

Shannon Niedzwicki, Ivy Tech Community College

David Owen, Comfort Home Health

Brandon Podgorski, Indiana University Kokomo

Danta Rogers, Carver Community Center

Aimee Romero, Security Federal Bank

Lisa Simmons, Grace Memorial Church

Tony Stewart, The Reformation Faith Ministries

Tom Tate, City of Kokomo

Christopher Wisler, First Farmers Bank and Trust

Leadership Kokomo program director Sharon Reed-Corbett said Jenni Adams received the Melanie Showalter Scholarship to attend the class. Danta Rogers and Pam Hanshew received the LK Alumni Partial Scholarship while Rogers also received $100 toward his tuition in honor of former LK director Kathy Hagenow’s continuing support of the program.

Recently, representatives of 16 Kokomo non-profit organizations were part of Leadership Kokomo’s Community Day where they shared information about their programs and projects with the new class. Groups participating in the program included Bona Vista, Carver Center, American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Center Township Trustee’s Office, The Crossing Educational Center, CAM, Family Services Association, Gilead House, Howard County Historical Society, Kokomo Urban Outreach, Kokomo Housing Authority, Project Access, Pregnancy Resource, United Way of Howard County, and Work One.

Leadership Kokomo is a cooperative effort of Ivy Tech Community College and the City of Kokomo. It aims to bring together a diverse group of existing and emerging community leaders to empower them to become resourceful stewards of the community. Each class is divided into teams to develop and complete group projects benefiting local organizations. Among upcoming activities, Leadership Kokomo participants will attend Mayor Greg Goodnight’s State of the City address on Feb. 23.

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LeVar Burton brings MLK’s dreams to life in Kokomo

More than 1,500 attend student convocation, community banquet

LeVar Burton speaking in Kokomo Feb. 5

LeVar Burton speaking in Kokomo Feb. 5

KOKOMO, Ind. — LeVar Burton, noted actor and literacy advocate, shared the stories of his dreams, the dreams of others – and the dreams everyone can work to make come true – in February at the guest speaker in Ivy Tech Community College’s annual “Doing the Dream” celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 350 community leaders, educational leaders, students and citizens attended the Feb. 5 banquet and more than 1,100 middle school, high school and college students and faculty members filled the room at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center for the free student convocation on Feb. 6. Burton captured both audiences with his dramatic oratory about the power of dreams – and his conviction that we all were born with a gift, a gift we are obligated to share that gift with the world.

At both sessions, Burton talked about history and our nation’s evolution – from his portrayal of Kunta Kinte, an African abducted into slavery in the early American South, in “ROOTS,” to Martin Luther King Jr.’s unwavering leadership of a nonviolent effort to end discrimination, to the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States. His dramatic reading from King’s “Letter to a Birmingham Jail” brought members of the evening audience to tears. His recounting of Kunta Kinte’s intense quest for freedom brought the student audience to complete silence. And his recollections of his work as host of “Reading Rainbow” and Chief Engineer Geordi LaForge on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” brought smiles from fans.

LeVar Burton speaking at Feb. 5 community banquet

LeVar Burton speaking at Feb. 5 community banquet

“Mr. Burton brought a dramatic message that put the history of America – and the future of America – into a context designed to inspire both audiences,” said Amber Williams, a co-chair of the Doing the Dream Committee that brought the actor to Kokomo. “We were thrilled to be part of bringing a speaker who was so effective and so well-received.”

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and the Community Foundation of Howard County again served as lead sponsors for the “Doing the Dream” celebration with $5,000 donations to support participation by a noted speaker.

More than 1,100 students attended the Feb. 6 convocation

More than 1,100 students attended the Feb. 6 convocation

In emphasizing the importance of dreams, Burton challenged the students to really discover their gifts and their dreams to accomplish what they were placed on Earth to do. He cited the impact on his life of three mentors – Alex Haley, the author of “ROOTS,” the book that became the basis of the television miniseries that changed America; Gene Roddenberry, creator of “Star Trek,” a great visionary who inspired generations of engineers and researchers; and Fred Rogers, whose Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood persona of kindness, compassion and love was authentic and life-changing.

What we dream can become reality, Burton said. Roddenberry’s dreams of new technologies in the science fiction of the 1960s and 1970s (think Captain Kirk’s “communicator,” Sulu’s control panel, Lt. Uhura’s earpiece) soon became reality (think flip phones, tablets, Bluetooth headsets and even developing hologram technology).

“The two most important words in the English language – ‘What if?’” Burton said, musing about what will those dreaming today will come up with in the future. “What if we could cure cancer? What if we could feed the world? What if we could stop war?” he asked. “What if we could convince everyone there is enough for everyone and build a world based on cooperation instead of competition? What if we could all discover what our gift is and be committed to delivering that gift to the world? The world be a different place!”

“Never be afraid to claim that which you dream for yourself,” he told the students. “It is our dreams and our ability to commit to them and carry them out that are the stuff of legends.”

Chancellor David Bathe thanked the 2015 Doing the Dream speaker

Chancellor David Bathe thanked the 2015 Doing the Dream speaker

Dr. David Bathe, chancellor of the Kokomo and Lafayette regions, thanked Burton for his poignant and effective message at the evening dinner and presented him with an artwork from Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company as a memento of his visit to Kokomo.

LeVar Burton with Doing the Dream co-chairs Leo Studach, Emily Getty, Amber Williams and Robb Haywood

LeVar Burton with Doing the Dream co-chairs Leo Studach, Emily Getty, Amber Williams and Robb Haywood

Co-chairs of the Doing the Dream Committee include Amber Williams, Emily Getty, Robb Haywood and Leo Studach, all faculty members at Ivy Tech Kokomo Region. Work is already beginning on the 2016 edition.

Chancellor Emeritus Steve Daily, with LeVar Burton, started the annual celebration

Chancellor Emeritus Steve Daily, with LeVar Burton, started the annual celebration

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Indiana students to get FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday

2015-02 College Goal Sunday_LogoINDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College’s Logansport Campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way, and 35 other Indiana sites to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. (local time), Feb. 22.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.

Now in its 26th year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).

Program assists students
“Nearly half of Indiana’s college students qualify for financial aid from the State of Indiana,” said Christina Lucas, co-chair of College Goal Sunday. “This event helps families across the state file the FAFSA, and brings students one step closer to fulfilling their educational goals.”

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Division of Student Financial Aid (SFA), programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching first-generation college students. In recent years, according to SFA statistics, more single-parent Hoosier families have filed for financial aid, indicating programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching high-risk students and their families.

“Financial aid professionals have seen firsthand the disappointment of students who don’t complete their financial aid paperwork properly,” said Lucas. “That’s why the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association continues to provide College Goal Sunday. If our assistance gives students a better chance at higher education, we’re fulfilling our mission.”

What students should bring
Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2014 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2014 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) at http://www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event.

Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at http://www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

Attendees may win educational prizes
Students may also win one of 16 $1000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in March, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students.

21st Century Scholars benefit
21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

Program is a national model
College Goal Sunday originated right here in Indiana, and is now a national model. Following Indiana’s example, College Goal Sunday events organized by more than 35 states have opened doors to higher education for tens of thousands of students all over the country. Visit http://www.CollegeGoalSundayUSA.org to learn more.

For more information about College Goal Sunday visit http://www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

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College Goal Sunday is a cooperative, charitable effort of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA). It is provided in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., USA Funds and Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc.

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Ivy Tech Kokomo Region announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Students recognized for academic performance

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Region has announced the following students have been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 session:

Sorted by county (Indiana unless otherwise noted):

Carroll:
Tanya Abramczyk
Stacey Croston
Kelli Davis
Amanda Heffley
Carla Lee
Ruth Ann Lewis
Laraine MacLauchlan
Thomas McKinney
Brady Wiles
Cathi Woodward

Cass:
Michalea Angle
Janet Beck
Kristen Beckley
Ashley Bilby
Stacey Black
Mindy Boehme
William Bohm
Jessica Boots
Anthony Botsford
Alisha Boyd
Amy Brannick
Brooke Bronson
Melissa Brumett
Chasey Burton
Armando Cervantes
Danielle Chester
Joshua Clements
Kylea Collier
Jamie Coon
Suleyma Cornejo Lopez
Courtney Cotner
Denise Curtis
Kyle Dearinger
Peter DeMaat
Linda Eshelman
Shane Evers
Leslie Feaster
Irma Flores
Mike Francois
Esther Garcia
Candice Gatchel
Dane Hamilton
Justin Hanna
Tyler Hanna
Jaime Heineman
Pedro Hernandez
Wendy Hildebrand
David Hunnicutt
Rachel Iles
Brandi Jones
Jerimiah Keiter
Hillary Kepner
Bailey Kistler
John Klein
Rachel Kollmar
Madison LaOrange
Ayla Lawrence
Zachary Layton
Tom Lytle
Anthony Mann
Susan McCartney
Floyd McCoy
Toni McGrew
Andrea Melton
Maria Menicucci
Terrence Miller
Jean Mills
Danielle Monroe
Lauren Moss
Cory Mucker
Eric Mullins
Elizabeth Myers
Dane Nicoll
Kimberly Pearson
Justin Pickering
Debra Powers
Taylor Raisor
Mickayla Rans
Jeffrey Regan
Alondra Reyes-Rivera
Tara Richey
Brian Risher
Adam Rivard
Korin Rogers
Diana Ross
Lyndia Rush
Kelly Russell
Erika Salgado-Banuelos
Jared Schlinglof
Jacquelynn Schnepp
Crystal Scovel
Alicia Shackelford
Carrie Sherer
Bonnie Shoemaker
Michelle Skinner
Kellie Smith
Paula Smith
Rachel Smith
Theresa Sortman
Toni Sullivan
Gabriela Tovar
Zachary Trexler
Abby Van Arsdell
Joseph Watts
Bradley Wick
Edward Wilkinson
Sarah Willing
Sara Winget
Brooke Winter
Jenna Yeakley
Sara Zaragoza

Clinton:
Kristy Brown
Tabitha Hall
Sarah Ransford
Jessica Sceggell
Denise Snowden

Delaware:
Angelica Oaks

Florence (South Carolina):
Angela Brown

Fulton:
Mitzi Anderson
Mallorie Bailey
Stephanie Beachler
Ryan Blocker
Melissa Castellano
Frost Clements
Ashley Dreibelbis
Alexander Franklin
Leslee Goss
Heather Green
Levi Hibner
Lori Hoover
Austin Howell
Zachary Krachinski
Aric Lee
Jennifer Mathews
Brittany Meier
Scott Mitchell
Jordyn Myers
Joseph Navara
Abby Shanklin
Fred Shepherd
Heidi Shull
Bradley Thomas
Courtney Thomas
Karl Trent
Allee Ulerick
Blair Zimmerman

Grant:
Wade Brodt
Jennifer Brown
Brian Hoskins
Willie Jackson
Jonathon Mann
Cole McMillan
Erica McMurray
Arianne Pattison
Michael Payne
Derek Timmons
Kiley Toy

Hamilton:
Collin Blackford
Alyssa Bridgewater
Traci Bubalo
Jason Burgess
Taylor Care’
Sarah Cooley
Justin Eblin
Amber Grant
Sarah Gray
Allen Henricks
Jeanne Henry
Nichole Lewandowski
Reid McMahon
Lucas Ogden
Rosa Resendiz Moreno
Melissa Scott
Sarah Von Drachenberg

Hancock:
Scottie Gabbard

Howard:
Kriss Abney
Hali Adkins
Kelly Akoko
Scott Ash
Charlet Ayala
Jennifer Bailey
Lindsey Bailey
Chassandra Baker
Rebecca Barends
Kaitlyn Barrett
Mark Beatty
Misty Becraft
Rebecca Beem
Jasmine Bellamy
Lael Bender
Michelle Bentley
Adrean Berry
Carsten Beyer
Laura Biehle
Christopher Boehler
Jessica Boehm
David Bohn
Byron Booher
Laura Bott
Christy Bousum
Jeffery Bowen
Alison Bowman
Charles Bradley
Tonya Bradley
Kelly Branum
Jennifer Brenton
Randy Brock
Nicole Brown
JuliAnne Bryan
Tammy Bunch-Heady
Whitney Burkhalter
Daniel Burns
Lisa Burns
Debra Byers
A Byrne
Lee Andrew Caballes
Susan Cales
Alisha Camp
Amanda Campbell
Katelyn Capps
Donald Carl
Abbigail Carpenter
Heather Cast
James Cesare
Brikeeta Clark
Robert Clark
Stephanie Clark
Steven Cloum
Sean Coffey
Dee Colbert
Ashley Collins
Cheryl Collins
Heather Conger
Jennifer Copeland
Daniel Coppock
Stephanie Cosley
Rachel Cox
Katelynn Crull
Logan Day
Emilee Delaplane
Dustin Dewitt
Andrea Dockerty
April Downs
Joy Dufendach
Gail Dugger
Leota Duke
Cynthia Dulin
Kelsey Durr
Michael Eads
Erin Emrick
Nathaniel Engel
Jeremy England
Ashly Ennis
Radiah Evans
Susanne Fallon
Aaron Fisher
Tyrone Flowers
Mimi Ford
Deborah Fortier
Eric Franz
Wilma Freeman
Brooke Gamblin
Wesley Gamblin
Madison Garard
Michael Garcia
Alexander Garza
Mason Glunt
Mosheah Green
Andrea Griffin
Denise Hamilton
Tina Harrell
Carol Harrison
Jeffrey Hart
Krystenn Harts
Anthony Hayes
Barbara Hayes
Silas Henderson
Benjamin Henn
Krisondra Hensley
Eric High
Kristina High
Benny Hillis
Jacqueline Holloway
Roegena Ile
Amanda Inman
Elizabeth Irick
Raychael Irving
Kathy Jackson
Brandon Jewell
Courtney Jewell
Angela Johnson
James Jones
William Jumper
Chelsea King
Marcas King
Candace King-Blair
Jake Kirby
LaDonna Lane
James Lawson
Tim Lawson
Mark Lee
Eric Leiter
Rhonda Lipinski
Stephanie Livingston
David Looker
Shanna Lott
Craig Louks
Tarey Love
Curtis Loveless
Teri Marks
Christopher Marr
Jonathan Martin
Anthony Mayfield
Jason McCowan
Amanda McDaniel
Joseph McGowen
Melinda Mckee
Cassie Mckillip
Anglie McKinney
Richard McNally
Courtney Meer
Dale Meyers
Andrew Miles
Bradley Miller
Chloe Miller
Joshua Miller
Ashley Mills
Austin Minghini
Karissa Morris
Kyle Morris
Shawna Moy-Forsythe
John Myers
Nila Myers
Darren Nelson
Josie O’Neal
Charlene Ormsby
William Overton
Tyler Padgett
Shawnte Parker
Dhrupal Patel
Katee Pena
Jennifer Petrey
Juanita Pettiford
Mike Pfeiffer
Lori Pickard
Micheal Plummer
Brittany Price
Stephanie Purvis
Jacob Ramsey
Lucie Rance
Shannon Ransbottom
Celeste Reece
Shannon Reinagle
Megan Reynolds
Gail Rider
Edwin Roberts
Jeremy Roberts
Stephanie Robinson
Tara Rodriguez
Brian Rogers
Timoa Roler
David Ryan
Brandon Sayger
Bre Schave
Emily Scott
Samantha Seifert
Tiffany Shellnut
Lisa Shoffner
Tabetha Skaggs
Ashley Skoczylas
Amber Smith
Patricia Smith
Timothy Smith
Richard Snow
Corey Sommers
Dawnetta Sparks
Kathy Sparling
Melissa Stott
Heidi Swofford
Matthew Szachnitowski
Marchele Taylor
Ronald Taylor
Lois Thomas
Michael Toney
Keith Townsend
Shawna Turner
Gregory Tyler
Bradley Utterback
Carlos Vazquez
Joel Waldmann
Scott Walker
Angela Washington
Kaitlynne Watanabe
Meaghanne Watanabe
Shay White
Emily Wilcox
Jimmy Williams
Sarah Williams
Karen Willis
Michael Wilson
Ryan Wolf
Maryann Woodruff
Dustin Wright
Theresa Wright
Amber Zehringer
Miranda Zorich

Huntington:
Candace Abbott
Scott Reed

Kosciusko:
Elizabeth Denton
Morgan Hepler
Isaac Shewman
Analyn Wright
Madison:
Mary Beeman
David Engelhardt
Jesse Hunter
Hannah Price

Marion:
Brian Colburn
Mariana Freitas
Chenelle Hamilton
David Madden

Marshall:
Matthew Harrold

Miami:
Brittany Allen
Jarrod Alspaugh
Rosanna Atkinson
Jocelyn Azbell
Lori Beattie
Kevin Berger
Myra Blackburn
Rick Blythe
Deborah Boruff
Devin Bowman
Heidi Bradfield
Jenny Brewer
Mindy Brown
Taylor Browning
Seth Clark
Martha Conrad
Thomas Cooper
David Cunningham
Anthony Dance
Cara Dawalt
Jennifer Dempsey
Deborah Dorsam
Joshua Douglass
Jessica Drake
Jennifer Emerson
Lisa Ford
Shannon Fuller
Baylie Giek
Jonathan Gilbreath
Crystal Graves
Kyrsten Gustafson
Ashley Hanby
Jason Harris
Alexa Hartley
Amanda Hattery
Paul Hayes
Tia Heishman
Haley Hewitt
Bret Hisey
Marianne Hoagland
Hope Hoffman
Kevin Holcomb
Yvonne Hudson
Kimberly Hults
Alan Hunter
Joshua Hyrman
Stephanie Iliff
Jessica Jobe
Monica Johnson
Seairra Johnston
Mary Keaton
Brenda Keesee
Gina Kiner
Tricia Lease
Sharon Lucas
Micholeen Lynch
Michelle Maxwell
Parker McAdams
Kelly McKinney
Chad McQuinn
Moriah Mercer
Krysten Moon
Jarod Morgan
Stacy Moser
Katiria Mosley
Sandra Moxley
Joseph Murphy
Katharine Murphy
Andrew Myers
Devann Nutt
Brittany Opelt
Jonathan Ousley
Rachel Ousley
Ashley Pond
Jered Raber
Jered Raber
Kyla Rairigh
Renee Ray
Jason Rigle
Ashleigh Roberts
James Roberts
Anjelica Rocha
James Seidle
Tyler Shoffner
Angelique Snyder
Leon Snyder
Jessica Sprouse
Daniel Stutzman
Dawn Tague
Thaddeus True
Shelly Wade
Shannon Walker
Justin Ward
Cynthia Williams
Shelly Wilson
Patricia Woods

Pulaski:
Stephanie Boomhower
Jerry Gallegos
Michelle Grostefon
Ryan Hurlburt
Melissa Johnson
Kelly Kilgore
Amanda Paradis
Michael Rouse
Tammy Tanner

Tippecanoe:
Elizabeth Adams
Marcos Alvarado
Jana Doyle
Zachary Kallenberger
Josh Maddox
Tina Starrett
Jamey Young

Tipton:
Erica Cox
Anastasia Davis
Amy Dulworth
Conlan Fernung
Carey Gibbs
Mason Godby
Benjamin Hicks
Jayson Jones
Hayden Kirchner
Jeffrey Leiding
Amy Meyer
Andrew Moore
Alisha Park
Kayla Pyke
Jacob Shepherd
Corey Smith
Jon Thomas
Miranda Treesh
Russell Vandevender
Bryce Whobrey

Wabash:
Heather Amos
Alison Atkinson
Deanna Azbell
Philip Balay
Alesia Bartrum
Amy Bayliss
Trent Bechtold
Adam Burke
Ria Cole
Isaac Davis
Amber Denham
Katelyn Dunham
Nicholas Dunn
Sheere Enser
Lisa Evans
Angela Ferguson
Amber Frickel
Josephine Grossnickle
William Harmon III
Jana Hashbarger
Stephanie Hueston
Amy Hunt
Brandy Hyden
Jerri Kinley
Zachary Kirtlan
Robin Klare
Gregory Lane
Christin Macaluso
Brandi McCann
Ryan McCray
Rachael McDaniel
Katelyn Middleton
Brandon Miller
Amanda Mills
Monica Motyka
Chandler Murphy
Mary Ogle
Jessica Oliver
Jennifer Rickner
Matthew Robison
Stephanie Rohrer
Rebecca Simmons
Beverly Sloan
Grace Steele
Darcy Vail
Heather Vanlandingham
Timothy Weimer
Danielle Wells
Ashley Wold
Michelle Workman
Dawn Young

Whatcom (Washington):
Seth Whidden

White:
Brenda Geisler
Aaron Goffe
Lewis Linback
Shonda Peters
Cassandra Riley

To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above while enrolled in at least six credit hours and be seeking a degree. Students also must have achieved a minimum of 12 cumulative credit hours over the course of their academic career.

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Ivy Tech sets financial aid workshops in Kokomo

FAFSA must be filed by March 10 to meet state deadline for 2015-16 financial aid

KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is scheduling a series of workshops in Kokomo to help students and their families complete the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, for the 2015-16 school year, which begins Aug. 21.

Ivy Tech financial aid advisors will be available at workshops at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center on these dates:

o Wednesday, Feb. 25, 3 to 6 p.m.
o Tuesday, March 3, 4 to 6 p.m.
o Wednesday, March 4, 3 to 6 p.m.
o Thursday, March 5, 3 to 6 p.m.
o Monday, March 9, 1 to 6 p.m.

All students seeking federal and state grants, loans and scholarships, as well as other financial awards, must complete the FAFSA form. Information required to file the FAFSA includes dates of birth and Social Security numbers for applicant and parents, household income and tax filing status (i.e., head of household, single, married). Parent information is required for all students under age 24 unless married or with legal dependents; parents of such students also can attend one of the workshops and file on behalf of their student.

The workshops are open to new high school graduates, as well as adults coming back to school, who want to enter college during the 2015-16 school year and will allow them to meet the March 10 priority date for financial aid. The FAFSA must be received by March 10 to be considered for Indiana state scholarships and grants. In addition, certain campus-based financial aid awards have limited funding and are awarded only to eligible students who complete the FAFSA by that date.

The workshops will be in Room 812 of the Kokomo Event & Conference Center. Participants are encouraged to park on the north side of the building and enter through the north door. For more information on the workshops, contact Dara Johnson at 765-459-0561, ext. 240, or djohnson145@ivytech.edu .

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Ivy Tech Kokomo Region accepting nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

2015 honoree to be announced this spring

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award.

The nominee must be a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College, having earned an associate of arts degree, associate of science degree, associate of applied science degree or a technical certificate. The nominee must have notable professional or personal achievements since graduation and must have made a positive impact on the community or Ivy Tech Community College through leadership or active volunteering. The award will be presented at the college’s Commencement Ceremony in May.

Nomination forms are available at this link (http://ivytech.edu/kokomo/pdf_docs/2015-02_Alumni_Achievement_Awards_nomination_form.pdf) or by calling Ivy Tech’s Resource Development office at (765) 459-0561. Deadline for submissions is March 30.

Debra Cook, now chief executive of the Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo (KHA), was named the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. Cook graduated from Ivy Tech in 2002 with an associate degree in computer information systems. She went on to Indiana Wesleyan University, earning a bachelor’s degree through its accelerated degree program, and then to Indiana University, where she earned a master’s degree in Public Management. Prior to joining KHA, she worked for the City of Kokomo from 1993 to 2012 and served as the city’s director of development. She has served as a member of Bona Vista’s board of directors, the Region 4 Workforce Development Board of Directors, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Kokomo Downtown Association and has been a strong ambassador for Ivy Tech.

Cook also was named Ivy Tech’s 2014 Alumni Achievement Award for Personal Achievement at the state level.

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