Outstanding academics, leadership to be honored at 2016 commencement
KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region will recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership during its commencement ceremony May 7.
Jacob Ramsey of Kokomo, who graduated with an Associated of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology, will be honored with the Dr. Pam Lewis Award for Academic Excellence. He was selected from those students nominated for the Dean’s Award in each program who have a 3.75 GPA or higher. Other considerations for this award include leadership, community service, and school involvement.
Dean’s Award recipients are chosen by their program chair based on scholastic achievement, related occupational performance, college leadership and community involvement. Students being honored as the 2016 Dean’s Award winner in their program are:
Program Student Hometown
Accounting Douglas Myer Kokomo
Agriculture Bret Hisey Macy
Automotive Technology Jacob Ramsey Kokomo
Criminal Justice Ayla Lawrence Galveston
Dental Assisting Gabrielle Ennis Galveston
Early Childhood Education Brittany Burnett Marion
Education Katelyn Dunham Kokomo
General Studies Tara Richey Walton
Healthcare Specialist Rebecca Sims Logansport
Homeland Security/Public Safety Rodney Brewer Lafayette
Human Services Heather Conger Kokomo
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Jayson Jones Windfall
Industrial Technology William Jumper Kokomo
Medical Assisting Meaghanne Morris Kokomo
Nursing Lindsey Bailey Kokomo
Office Administration Elizabeth Myers Logansport
Paralegal Studies Janet Beck Logansport
Paramedic Science Jerry Smith Winamac
Professional Communication Diane Camberato Lafayette
Software Development Brandon Sayger Kokomo
Surgical Technology Georgiann Haney Noblesville
Visual Communications Arianne Pattison Marion
Graduating students honored for their completion of Ivy Tech’s Student Leadership Academy include Shelly Brown of Greentown, Kourtney Hammitt and Suzanne Fallon of Kokomo, and Mariana Ramar and Christina Watson of Peru.
Also to be recognized are the recipients of the Student Excellence in Volunteerism Award and the Student Organization Service Project Award.
The Student Excellence in Volunteerism Award, which goes to one student in each Ivy Tech region each year and includes a $500 scholarship, was presented to Christina Chilson. Christina is a regular volunteer at the Excel Center in Kokomo, volunteering as a tutor and assisting faculty in helping local adults earn a high school diploma. She also participates regularly in Ivy Tech-sponsored service projects.
The Student Organization Service Project Award, presented each year to one registered student organization in each Ivy Tech region along with $500 to support its activities, went to the Beta Gamma Zeta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Members are very involved in the Logansport and Cass County community, donating time to the Logansport School Corporation, the Cass County Animal Shelter, the American Red Cross, and the Cass County Relay for Life.