Leadership Kokomo Class of 2016 celebrates completion

Front Row (left to right): Wendy Layden; Kathleen Keppner, Reba Harris, Tracy Martino, Erin Miller, Karn Hall. Second Row (left to right): Tara Scott, Carman Toler, Lanell Thomas, Laura Lanning, Kwan Shim, Angela Heckman, Duane Carlisle, Brandi McClain, Anna Brown, Sharon Johnson, Andrew Durham, Alexandra Daniels Durham. Not pictured: Mandie Gould and Jon Hendricks

Front Row (left to right): Wendy Layden; Kathleen Keppner, Reba Harris, Tracy Martino, Erin Miller, Karn Hall. Second Row (left to right): Tara Scott, Carman Toler, Lanell Thomas, Laura Lanning, Kwan Shim, Angela Heckman, Duane Carlisle, Brandi McClain, Anna Brown, Sharon Johnson, Andrew Durham, Alexandra Daniels Durham. Not pictured: Mandie Gould and Jon Hendricks

In its 34th year, LK program honors 20 new graduates

KOKOMO, Ind. — Twenty community leaders in business, industry, health care, city government, and ministry were honored recently as Leadership Kokomo celebrated the completion of its 34th edition of the leadership development program. The graduates were honored at a luncheon at the Kokomo Country Club also attended by their sponsors, LK alumni and other community leaders.

Members of Leadership Kokomo’s Class of 2016 and their sponsors include:

Anna Brown, Kokomo Rescue Mission

Duane Carlisle, Main Street United Methodist Church

Alexandra Daniels Durham, Daniels, Alexander & Daniels/Freedom Financial Group

Andrew Durham, Center Township of Howard County Trustee’s Office

Mandie Gould, Sharpsville United Methodist Church

Karn Hall, In-Home Services

Reba Harris, Gilead House

Angela Heckman, Indiana University Kokomo

Jon R. Hendricks, Bucheri, McCarty & Metz LLP

Sharon Johnson, Community Howard Regional Health

Kathleen Keppner, First Farmers Bank & Trust

Laura Andrews Lanning, Ivy Tech Community College

Wendy Layden, The Excel Center

Tracy Martino, Family Service Association of Howard County, Inc.

Brandi McClain, Community Health Network

Erin Miller, City of Kokomo

Tara Scott, Indiana University Kokomo

Kwan Shim, Delphi Electronics & Safety

Lanell LeAnn Thomas, Haynes International, Inc.

Carman Toler, United Way of Howard County

Leadership Kokomo is a cooperative effort of Ivy Tech Community College, the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, and the City of Kokomo. In a year-long program, 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. At the graduation luncheon, teams described the 2016 class projects that served four Kokomo non-profit organizations: The Crossing, Open Arms Women’s Shelter, CAM (Coordinated Assistance Ministries), and the Howard County Historical Society’s Seiberling Mansion.

Ivy Tech Kokomo Campus President Michelle Simmons, a member of the Leadership Kokomo Advisory Council, welcomed guests to the luncheon and 2016 LK class member Duane Carlisle, pastor of Main Street United Methodist Church, gave the invocation. Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight offered his congratulations to the class members and encouraged them to become active in their community and to work and advocate on behalf of the city. In her keynote speech to the class, Quiana Preston, an academic advisor at Indiana University Kokomo and founder and owner of the Authentic Center in Kokomo, inspired the LK graduates to continue to develop in their personal and professional lives.

Joining Simmons on the advisory council are Michelle Martin of Thistle Rock Farm; Sherry Rahl of Project Access; Sharon Reed-Corbett, LK alumna and former LK director; Kevin Summers of the City of Kokomo; and Tom Wise of IU Kokomo.

For more information about LK, visit www.leadershipkokomo.org or contact director Carrie Giannakos at 765-252-5498, or cgiannakos@ivytech.edu .

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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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