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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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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