Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region recognizes student achievement

Outstanding academics to be honored at 2017 commencement

Bailey Pownell
Winner of 2017 Dr. Pam Lewis Award for Academic Excellence

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region will recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership during its commencement ceremony May 12.

Bailey Pownell of Walton, who is graduating with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies, will be honored with the Dr. Pam Lewis Award for Academic Excellence. She 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. In nominating Pownell for the honor, her instructor said she “is – without a doubt – one of the greatest representatives the Paralegal Studies Department has ever had.”

Pownell, who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA, shared her knowledge with fellow students as a supplemental instruction facilitator. She was an officer in Legalese, Ivy Tech’s law-based student organization. While working two jobs to help finance her education, she served as an intern with a Howard County-based law firm, where she focused on helping abused, neglected, and abandoned children make their way through the legal system via the statewide CHINS (Children in Need of Services) program. She has been hired for a full-time position with a law firm in Peru.

Dean’s Award recipients are chosen by their program chair based on scholastic achievement, related occupational performance, college leadership and community involvement. Honored as the 2017 Dean’s Award winner in their program were:

 Accounting

Kathy Sue Sparling, Greentown

 

Agriculture

Sarah Reel, Noblesville

 

Automotive

Jacob Samuel Stevens, Peru

 

Business Administration

Joy L. Dufendach, Sweetser

 

Business Operations, Applications

& Technology

Mary L. Keaton, Peru

 

Criminal Justice

Jessica McVay, Delphi

 

Dental Assisting

Bernadine M. Higgins, Kokomo

 

Early Childhood Education

Jennifer L. Moss, Logansport

 

Education

Rafael Molina, Peru

 

Engineering Technology

John Philip Heffernan, Kokomo

 

General Studies

Trisha Norfleet, Kokomo

 

Healthcare Specialist

Kristie D. Culp, Rochester

 

Heating, Ventilation, & Air

Conditioning

James V. Altherr, Tipton

 

Homeland Security/Public Safety

Shawn Michael Shepard, Orestes

 

Human Services

James Earl Montgomery, Kokomo

 

Industrial Technology

Sally L. Crider, Kokomo

 

Information Technology Support

Anthony A. Botsford, Logansport

 

Liberal Arts

Paige Marie Eriks, Rochester

 

Medical Assisting

Amanda C. Jones, Logansport

 

Nursing

Kimberly Ann Overmyer, Westfield

 

Paralegal Studies

Bailey Sue Pownell, Walton

 

Paramedic Science

Anita K. Wooldridge, Kokomo

 

Professional Communication

Carl J. Clark, Martinsville

 

Software Development

Benjamin Thompson, Peru

 

Surgical Technology

Chelsea Dee-Ahn Renbarger, Marion

 

Visual Communications

James S. Seidle, Peru

 

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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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One Response to Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region recognizes student achievement

  1. Suzie Keeler says:

    Congrats to Bailey!! What an amazing young lady!!!!

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