Leadership Kokomo class members zip through retreat

Camp Tecumseh event an opportunity for personal, team development

Members of the Leadership Kokomo Class of 2017 had an opportunity to learn more about themselves, their classmates and a variety of leadership techniques at their spring retreat.

KOKOMO, Ind. — Members of the Leadership Kokomo Class of 2017 had two days of learning and laughing recently at a leadership retreat at Camp Tecumseh near Lafayette.

For the class members, the retreat was an opportunity to learn more about themselves, their classmates, and a variety of lessons in leadership with a lot of fun along the way, said Carrie Giannakos, director of the Leadership Kokomo program. The retreat was led by Neal Morehead, director of the YMCA Camp Tecumseh Leadership Center, and included a zip-lining adventure.

The participants, representing industry, higher education, city government, health care, finance and the non-profit sector, make up the 35th edition of the annual leadership development program.

Leadership Kokomo is a cooperative effort of Ivy Tech Community College and the City of Kokomo. 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.

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

Zip lining was part of the fun at the spring retreat for members of the Leadership Kokomo Class of 2017.
Front row: (left to right) Darla Pugh, Madison Criswell, Emilee Norris. Row 2: Lou Ann French, Joanna Bailey, Emily Riddle, Nicole Harness. Row 3: Stephen Waddell, Janet Gall, Bryant Snider, Nolan Born, Roger Rayburn, Ted Sutton, George Mast, Aaron Stanley, Jake Brown.

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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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