Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region to recognize student achievement

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.

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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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