Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region celebrates 2016 commencement

More than 1,000 degrees and certificates conferred on more than 600 graduates

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region – which includes campuses and instructional sites in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Wabash, and Rochester – celebrated its 2016 commencement Saturday, May 7. Hundreds of family members and friends gathered as the College conferred more than 1,000 degrees and certificates on more than 600 recipients.

David Bathe, chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo and Lafayette Region, congratulated the graduates for the years of study, sacrifice and effort represented in these degrees and credentials.

“Today’s ceremony gives Ivy Tech faculty and staff an opportunity to acknowledge their pride in what these students have accomplished and how they have prepared themselves for the challenges of the future,” Bathe said. “The ceremony also is an opportunity to acknowledge the support of family and friends who helped make those accomplishments possible.”

Brandi McCann of Wabash, a December graduate, represented the graduates as student speaker at the commencement. While balancing responsibilities as a daughter, a wife and the mother of two young children, she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies at Ivy Tech, graduating with summa cum laude honors and membership in Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honor Society. Now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and political science at Indiana University Kokomo, her goal is to attend IU’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis on her way to becoming a public interest attorney.

Also honored during Saturday’s ceremonies were Jean Neel, vice president of Haynes International, recipient of an honorary Associate of Science in College and Community Service degree in recognition of her contributions to the College, its students and the communities served by Kokomo Region; Lisa Price, an assistant professor in the region’s School of Nursing, recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction; Michael Dunivan, adjunct instructor in Culinary Arts, recipient of the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction; Karen McCoy, a 1989 Ivy Tech graduate who now serves as operations manager of the Greater Kokomo Economic Alliance and Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award; and graduating student Jacob Ramsey, recipient of the Dr. Pam Lewis Award for Academic Excellence.

Members of Ivy Tech Kokomo Region’s graduating class of 2016, listed by hometown, include:

Akron
Samantha C. Holloway
Autumn Lee Sander
Alexandria
Shelitha F. Fedrick
Amboy
Bryce Dowell
Kyle William Lewis
Anderson
T. Jareb Stoops
Arcadia
Collin A. Blackford
Elijah Kristopher Schroeder
Argos
Luke Kepler
 

Atlanta

Alyssa Bridgewater
Andrew Moore
Aimee Jo Ragan
Bloomington
Grant Robert Hawkins
Shannon McBride
Boswell
Kira Renee Shockey
Bringhurst
Kolten James Piel
Amanda J. Whallon
Bunker Hill
Jonathan D. Gilbreath
Nikki E. Manchester
Timothy Ray Meadows
Victora N. Parsons
Burlington
Brady M. Wiles
Burnettsville
Ashley M. Darnell
Andrew C. Rider
 

Camden

Danielle Marie Cogswell
Carla M. Lee
Thomas L. McKinney
Carmel
Dylan J. Sandberg
Cicero
Taylor E. Care’
Hailey Rion Townsend
Converse
Teresa A. Howard
Morgan Eris Magee
Devin Phillip Marsh
Crawfordsville
Darren Michael Heeke
Delphi
Jon D. Munson
Denver
Kaleigh P. Graf
Allison Marlee Paige Myers
Andrew T. Myers
Amanda P. Qunii
Elwood
Mary M. Beeman
Whitney Jo Campbell
Brooklyn Michelle Harney
Fairmount
Jennifer Tyra Brown
Matthew Benjamine Drown
Fishers
Catherine Marie Williams
Flora
Jeremy Wayne Hayes
Rebecca D. Robinson
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Taylor Renea Kopeschka
Fort Wayne
James Thoo Lei
Frankfort
Wendy D. Cripe
Toyon Elkedre Powe
Sarah E. Thieke
Katie J. Unger
Fulton
John Mangum
Galveston
Hayley Marie Blair
Gabby Ennis
Ayla D. Lawrence
Kathie Minor
Shane M. Montgomery
Lori A. Powell
Hayley Gabrielle Ronk
Sarah Beth Schutt
Christina D. Smith
Gas City
Karissa Deanne Moreno
Goldsmith
Melynda Cherie Boes
Greentown
Kimberly Allen
Shelly M. Brown
Joshua D. Carpenter
Justin L. Coomer
Dustin B. Dewitt
Aaron Walter Fisher
Dain L. Hillis
Michelle M. Martinez
Joshua A. Miller
Cole Davis Parsons
Samantha G. Smith
Antionette J. Travnicek
Brad Utterback
Hagerstown
Melissa J. Smith
Hewitt, Texas
Jennifer Tennile Woosley
Huntington
Candace K. Abbott
Jerrie Lynnette Douglas
Staci M. Kennedy
Idaville
Jessica Ann Marie Kiger
Indianapolis
Benedicta Ayensu
Brandi K. Burnett
Christina A. Hare
Lexis Nhicole Henriques
Tawana R. Liggins
David Madden
Lamont O. Smith
Ivory L. Speed
Angela D. Townsell
Tiara A. Watkins
Stacia Marie Williams
Jonesboro
Jacob Evans
Katey J. Rice
Kempton
Benjamin Alexander Hicks
Jacob Lee Wilson
Kewanna
Jennifer Hibner
Jordan Taylor Hollar
Scott Allen Mitchell
April Katheryn Seno
Kokomo
Zachary Austin Abney
Johnny Leif Alvarado
Scott T. Ash
Amy Jo Ashley
Charlet Deshonn Ayala
Lindsey Leanna Bailey
Lindsey Michelle Bailey
Amber D. Baker
Andrew Justin Baker
Louis Thomas Banaszak
Brandon M. Barber
James H. Bauder
Kathryn Berry
Robert Glenn Betts, Jr.
Eric J. Bowens
Derek Braden
Jennifer L. Brenton
Mollie Brock
Angelia M. Brown
Andrew Tre Burkett
Daniel J. Burns
Lisa Ann Burns
Lee Andrew Rebadavia Caballes
Lincoln Tyler Caldwell
Susan K. Cales
Joy K. Calloway
Donald W. Carl
Scott A. Chambless
Brikeeta Clark
Steven Matthew Cloum
Dee A. Colbert
Tommie Lee Collier Jr.
Jesse A. Comarella
Heather Marie Conger
Michelle Renae Copeland
Mike A. Copeland
Stephanie Denise Cosley
Lyndsi Nacole Crawford
Tracy Lynn Crenshaw
Daniel J. Crull
Katelynn Crull
Lynn Marie Daigle
Lakeisha Dairo
Logan M. Day
Justin Deis
Jennifer S. Douglas
April R. Downs
Gail A. Dugger
Melissa K. Duncan
Katelyn R. Dunham
Carmen L. Eltringham
Zachary Emmons
Nathaniel Richard Engel
Ashly N. Ennis
Alicia Ann Evans
Radiah E. Evans
Shyann M. Evans
Susanne Marie Fallon
Emily Frances Fernung
Zackary Daniel Fitzgerald
Joshua Michael Fox
Douglas I. Francis
Brooke Noel Gamblin
Christopher D. Gibbs
Kim E. Goodridge
Desiree D. Hahn-Thatcher
Sharra Dawn Hammel
Kourtney Breann Hammitt
Tina M. Harrell
Amanda Marie Harrington
Christina S. Harris
Cynthia S. Harsh
Darius Michael Haulcy
Kyle Russell Hawk
Darryl E. Hensley, Jr.
Mindy Hobensack
Jacqueline M. Holloway
Alex M. Holofchak
Lauren Nicole Ingham
Elizabeth A. Irick
Kathy L. Jackson
Allison J. Jarvis
Brandon Allen Jewell
Channing N. Jewell
Misty S. Jones
William J. Jumper
Casey M. Kennedy
Mykelle Kenner
Ester L. Kenworthy
Andrew R. Kerkhoff
Marcas K. King
Candace D. King-Blair
Victoria Lekesh Kirby
Pamela A. Kopeschka
Felicia D. Kuffell
David Richard Lamp
LaDonna R. Lane
Alexis Lawhead
Shirley Lawson
Tucker Lewis
Nicole Lindsey
Adam H. Malinowski
Bradlee D. Martin
Logan Le’Che Martin
Autumn D. Martinez
Mark A. Martinez
Jason Pierce McCowan
Bailey Joann McCrumb
Janet A. McGee
Joseph McGowen
Andrea L. McIntire
Rewa J. McKee
Amber D. McKinney
Loretta L. McNally
Tymiah Lynelle McNeil
Karlie Kae Merrell
Emily Rene Miller
James John Miller-Long
Austin Matthew Minghini
Brooke Abigail Minor
Danielle L. Monroe
Jerrad Eugene Moore
Jamonte D. Morgan
Kyle Leslee Morris
Meaghanne Nicole Morris
Douglas Andrew Myer
John R. Myers
Ann Marie Najar
Amanda Alexandra Nava
Amy Nay
Alexander Wesley Norfleet
Jodeci Obannon
Autumn Michelle Obermeyer
Calah U. Oglesby
Arielle Nicole Pagán
Emily LouAnna Parkhurst
Annette Rena Parkins
Bruce M. Payne
Carl B. Pennington
Lori Ann Pickard
Stacha Loistine Pollard
Jason S. Powers
Tonita L. Price-Taylor
Emilee Anne Pruitt
Brandi D. Quackenbush
Kourtney Ragusa
Jacob T. Ramsey
Lindsay N. Ray
Chen-Sue Reed
Kasey Ann Reeve
Shannon Reinagle
Zechariah M. Reishus
Jessica Catherine Reyes
Tiffany Monique Gabrielle Richardson
Gail M. Rider
Brenda Rios-Mauricio
Monica Nicole Roberts
Crescencio Rodriguez, Jr.
Garrett Allen Roe
Corey Ross
Samantha Rubio
Patrick Sanders
Gretchen Santen
Angela Colleen Sawyer
Brandon Wesley Sayger
Viviane Lee Simpson
Tabatha Skaggs
Bryson L. Small
Brianna L. Smallwood
Christy N. Smith
Lameka Smith
Patricia Smith
Timothy Smith
Samantha J. Seifert
Sierra Cherise Starkey
Kevmika Stokes
Heidi Swofford
Valerie M. Talbot
Marchele Mae Taylor
Calvin Thomison
Keith D. Townsend
Chelsea Turner
David E. Turner
Shawna J. Turner
Gregory Tyler
Denise Diane Vandergriff
Daniel S. Vang
Scott O. Walker
Jessica M. Weir
Elizabeth Wickey
Mary Williams
Micheal C. Williams
Connor M. Wisher
Dustin DeWayne Wright
Theresa Wright
Miranda M. Zorich
La Fontaine
Meghan Elizabeth Brane
Lafayette
Maria Biddle
Rodney D. Brewer
Diane M. Camberato
Tonya Renee Davenport
Carrie Fiddler
Madison Finkenbinder
Kaylee Christina Hughes
Brittany LuVonne Hunt
Cynthia E. Hunt
Zachary M. Kallenberger
Miriam E. Kerns
Reagan Robinson
Christian A. Rudolph
Kelsey Alexandra White
Megan E. Lane
Lagro
Shannon Leigh France
Logansport
Noel C. Azpeitia
Jeffery Scott Baker
James I. Balbuena
Morgan-Leigh Marie Barger
Janet Eileen Beck
Mindy L. Boehme
Jessica M. Boots
Chasey Lenae Burton
Zachary Allen Carden
Armando Cervantes
Michell A. Chanley
Alma J. Cortes
Kyle E. Dearinger
Doribel J. Dennett
Dylan Thomas Eller
Shane Matthew Evers
Tyrone Flowers
Amy Lynn Foust
Mike Eney Francois
Nicole J. Galbreath
Brooke Leigh-An Griffith
Rebecca L. Harris
Jordan Alexander Johnson
Amanda C. Jones
Brandi L. Jones
Armando Villarreal Juarez
Patricia Ann Keefer
Catie C. Keller
Venus Lia Kinkade
Rachel N. Kollmar
Devon Lee Krause
Susie Michelle Langley
Theresa Marie Layne
Zachary Andrew Layton
Jacob M. Ledonne
Chelsie Danielle Leigh
Robert Lewis
Yaritza Lopez
Mu Lwee
Nikole LeeAnn Malott
Rick Angel Martinez
Susan Ellen McCartney
Shaun Christopher Miller
Jean A. Mills
Cristhian Montero
Elizabeth J. Myers
April R. Oberkrom
Abigail Marie Patlan
Kitoo Peankhamhor
Brian Keith Powers
Taylor Nicole Raisor
Jessica J. Ramirez
Jose Rosendo Reyes
Adam B. Rivard
Stormie L. Rivera
Abigail E. Rober
Mario Sanchez, Jr.
Moon Say
Jared Robert Schlinglof
Amanda K. Shively
Bonnie Dee Shoemaker
Rebecca D. Sims
Megan Caleen Elizabeth Skelton
Desiree G. Small
Kellie A. Smith
Jacob Robert Snow
Rollie Daniel Snowberger
Kaitlyn A. Spear
Addie Brianne Sweet
Gabriela Tovar
Carrie J. Ulery
Noe Valencia
Dakota J. Waddups
Joseph D. Watts
Faith Anne Williams
Ashley Marie Yard
Robert Sterling Zimmerman
Lucerne
Katarina A. Williamson
Macy
Matthew J. Gibson
Jeremy L. Heckathorn
Bret Allen Hisey
Jerrilyn J. Jameson
Matthew Wayne Reyburn
George C. Ruble
Marion
Brittany N. Burnett
Stacy J. Cottrell
Bryan T. Isaac James
Erica E. McMurray
Jenae Catherine Mullen
Arianne Sherae Phifer
Cierra Michelle Rogers
Emily Anna Schramm
Joshua Wright
Matthews
Jeanette M. Breese
Mexico
Laura Anne Harrell
Michigantown
Madona J. Smyser
Monterey
Cynthia M. Lewis
Crystal Nicole Rouse
Monticello
Richard W. Bokodi
Raymond K. Murray
New Castle
Debra K. Ellington
New Port Richey, Florida
Michael B. Eikenberry
Noblesville
Kristen M. Beckley
Melissa M. Crain
Maxwell Joseph Cuevas
Ty A. Gasaway
Krystin Graham
Carol Lynne Gump
Georgiann Louise Hany
Abby L. Hazel
Ginna King
Reid McMahon
Pamela Lynn Robinson
Jacob M. Wormuth
North Manchester
Angela Kay Ramirez
Stephanie Nicole Rohrer
Savannah Jayde Seyer
Kathryn Michele Thomas
Brittany Watson
Peru
Jarrod Rodney Alspaugh
Jessica E. Ansari
Matthew M. Barnes
Joseph G. Behny
Kevin Michael Berger
Chellsee S. Campbell
Stephanie C. Campbell
Seth A. Clark
Thomas P. Cooper
Casey Christine Croussore
Denise A. Curtis
Katherine Dahlinghaus
Marilyn Jean Douglass
Jillian E. Eliason
Diana G. Elliott
Tyla M. Fromm
Donevan Gillespie
Melynda K. Gower
Angela M. Graham
David S. Graham
Crystal L. Graves
Paul Porter Hayes
Ashley Marie Hiers
Chelsey M. Hobson
Kevin A. Holcomb
Lisa Shawn Hopper
Cody W. Jackson
Matthew P. Jelenek
Gina Kiner
Jessica L. Kunczt
Savannah M. Lancaster
Micholeen W. Lynch
Brandy Madson
Amanda S. Mathias
Michelle Renee Maxwell
Jenny R. McBride
Nancy S. Miller
Lauren M. Moss
Darren Jacob Nelson
Jonathan R. Ousley
Jessica L. Patrick
Amber L. Purcell
Jered Raber
Mariana Ramer
Jason M. Rigle
Regina K. Robinette
Brandi Rogers
William Jeffrey Rose
Jennifer Michelle Santiago-Perez
Elmer Sloan, Jr.
Tiffane D. Sloan
Jacob S. Stevens
Robert M. Sucharski
Dawn M. Tague
Christina E. Watson
Tonya B. Whitaker
Tyler Wilson
Rochester
Mitzi D. Anderson
Ryan C. Blocker
Amanda G. Border
Tyler Wayne Byerline
Shelby L. Clevenger
Audrey Alana Enyart
Alexander H. Franklin
Amanda Jo Glassburn
Leslee Lynne Goss
Courtney Sue Hudson
Karrie Liddell
Tinisha E. McClellan
Cassandra A. Reed
Allee Ulerick
Jessica Louann Urbin
Romney
Melissa M. Witmer
Royal Center
Katlin J. Berkshire
Tyler J. Hanna
Courtney J. Herd
Anthony M. Mann
Russiaville
Owen E. Blumm
Ashlyn Nicole Degraffenreid
Catherine Sue Dukes
Melissa A. Fouts
Jacob R. Hemming
Alfred L. Hightower
James D. Kline
Sarah E. Markham
Caleb Daniel Mullins
Brittani Kay Nicholas
Sawyer Allen Johnson
Sharpsville
Caitlyn Arnold
Kristen D. Blackford
Lindsey Marie Keesling
Michael David Pfeiffer
Haley Wolf
Sheridan
Cynthia Lorraine Monroe
Emily Name
Sarah Katherine Ransford
Miranda Rose
Jonathon Paul Schaaf
Shelby J. Willett
Shirley
Cole Erwin
Silver Lake
Lisa K. Evans
Sims
Kiley B. Toy
Spencer
Cori R. Smeltzer
Sweetser
Joy L. Dufendach
Tipton
Torey Nichelle Edwards
Jacinta M. Fernung
Linda M. Hendricks
Eric C. Linerode
Kimberly Ann Lowe
Jordan K. Mahaney
Walter Trey Mauck
Rebecca L. Mumbower
Joshua A. Santana
Jacob D. Shepherd
Miranda D. Treesh
Twelve Mile
Tiffany Lynn Byers
Ginger Dianne Harrison
Upland
Bruce Holder
Briana Shanks
Wabash
Robert W. Beets
Justin D. Bitzel
Megan Kae Boone
Christina M. Bowman
Joshua M. Brainard
Brian L. Campbell
Cathy Jo Carr
Tamie Renee Cavins
Alicia L. Conliff
Meghan D. Culwell
Wanda L. Duty
Laura L. Enix
Sheere Nadine Enser
Talisa Linette Flohr
Kaycee Nasha Green
Denica D. Grosch
Jessica M. Hannah
Brittany Michelle Harrison
Alex Jeral Honeycutt
Taylor Nicole Houlihan
Stephanie A. Hueston
Aaron Taylor Kelly
Robin D. Klare
Margaret Mathias
Brandi J. McCann
Amber M. McIntyre
Amelia A. Moore
Chandler Murphy
Stephanie Lyn Nelson
Bridgett De Ann Parrett
Susan M. Pugh
Megan Marie Reynolds
Amanda Kay Rose
Dereka M. Samuel
Tricia Ann Simons
Zachary Scott Sluss
Hallie B. Sparks
Alexandra L. Stahl
Mark E. Wright
Deborah R. Bower
Walton
Brenda Ivette Ayala
Haley Jane Ann Clark
Kent A. Hansen
David E. Looker
Reynaldo Madrigal
Kyle L. Moore
Tara Dawn Richey
Kelsey R. Scott
Rachel Ann Smith
Jennifer Stine
Mariah Blaine Swartz

 

Webster, Texas
Jennifer Copeland
West Lafayette
Amanda Catherine Grewe
Alyssa Kay Stinson
Westfield
Megan Murray
Acacia Michelle Romero
Scott Tierney
Kayla Michelle Wishard
Winamac
Rachel Marie Gosnell
Amanda L. Lynch
Angela Lynch
Tracie A. Schneider
Jerry J. Smith
Olivia LeAnn Taff
Hadassah Vargas
Windfall
Jayson A. Jones
Stephanie J. Robinson
Dawn Michelle Shupperd
Mary Alaina Turner

 

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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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