Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Warsaw announce Fall 2021 Dean’s List

Ivy Tech Community College is pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Dean’s List for the Fort Wayne campus and Warsaw site. The Dean’s List, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who:

  • Are degree-seeking.
  • Achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no Ds or Fs.
  • Earn six or more Ivy Tech credits during the semester.
  • Have earned at least 12 non-ASA credits (Academic Skills Advancement) during their course of study.

For a full list of students who have met those requirements, see below:

Luqman Abdallah

Mai Abdellatif

Ty Abner

Brandon Acevedo

Fauzia Achayo

Jhenna Adams

Abdullah Ahmad

Berdey Ahmat

Jessalyn Akers

Omar Alahmar

Amer Alahmar

Carmen Albertson

Quentin Aldridge

Aminah Alghashmi

Adel Alkhulaki

Emily Allen

Vincent Alphonse

Ibrahim Alsalahi

Jennifer Alston

Jessica Alvarenga

Amy Amiot

Nicole Andersen

Zachary Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Emily Andrews

Adolph Anguiano

Veronica Angulo

Joy Annable

Alexis Archer

Christopher Ard

Kathleen Armour

Lacy Arnold

Ava Augenstein

Lay Aung

Maung Aye

Elizabeth Back

Kwar Bah

Mohammed Bahar

Haley Baillieul

Emmett Baker

Andrea Baldwin

Zachary Banks

Natalie Barcalow

Tess Barlow

Briana Barrera

Samuel Barrido

Ismael Barrios

Logan Bartles

Anna Bau

Lexi Baughman

Judith Beachy

Cole Bear

Laura Beck

Jennifer Becker

Maggie Becraft

Bethany Beebe

Waheeda Begum

Kassanesh Belay

Kamron Bell

Irene Benavidez

Sar Benbe

Mylisha Bennett

Matthew Berg

Reagan Berger

Emma Bestard

Isabella Biagiotti

Brianna Bice

Kylie Bickel

Triceten Bickford

Autumn Biggerstaff

Abbie Bilbee

Lindsay Bill

Colin Bir

Magdelyn Blair

Jasmine Blanchette

Kiaja Bledsoe

John Blevins

Amber Blue-Ruby

Michael Boerger

Aislinn Boettcher

Daniel Boldt

Beteselam Bonka

Ashley Boone

Thalia Bornes

Faith Borrero

Alexis Bowen

Kirk Bowser

Matthew Boyd

Jack Braden

dylan bradley

Hannah Brames

Ashly Brancfield

Ashley Brandon

Matthew Brandon

Ashley Braun

Peyton Braun

Jacob Brewer

Selina Brewer

Shayla Bridgewater

Drew Briggs

Andreina Brito

Lucas Brock

Gregory Brokaw

Marsha Brooks

Kimberley Brooks

Nolan Brooks

Cameron Brooksher

Madison Brown

Nicole Brown

Seth Brown

Amber Brown

IvanBen Brown

Timothy Brown

Mya Brown

Mollie Brown

Naomi Browne

Danielle Brunson

Thoma Bry

Kierstyn Buchan

Brandy Budd

Adriana Buendia

Andrea Buhl

Nacole Buit

Justin Bultemeier

Linda Burch

stephen burhoe

Dawn Burke

Ashley Burkhardt

Brittany Burnett

Chase Burton

Cory Bussen

Dilan Buuck

Ryan Byrne

Justin Caffee

Joseph Callow

Hilda Cantu

Vanessa Carapia

Benjamin Carboni

Ashleigh-Victoria Cardone

Matthew Carey

Courtney Carper

Austin Carroll

Michael Caskey

Michael Cassaday

Jenelle Castillo

Briana Cearbaugh

Charles Cebalt

Christian Chacon Canales

Asheley Chaney

Joshua Chapman

Bethany Chase

Amber Chavez

Christine Chavez

Mariah Chin

Pamela Chorpenning

Glenda Christian

Anna Christlieb

Marianne Christman

Daryl Cianfrini

Makayla Clark

Deashlon Clayton

Nathan Clayton

Kenna Close

Michelle Coburn

Micah Colbert

Brandon Coldren

Daisy Coles

Danielle Conley

Margaret Conley

Korbin Connelley

Alivia Conrad

Sarah Cook

Briana Cook

Chez’lene Cornwall

Toni Correll

Benjamin Cotham

Abigail Cotton

Fabiana Cotton

Connor Counceller

Elaina Cox

Charlie Cramer

Heather Crismore

Brenay Criswell

Brooklynn Cross

Selena Cuellar

Peter Cullers

Ryan Curell

Brianna Curry

Kailey Dague

Troy Dahlstrom

Jessica Dain

Samuel Daniels

The Dar

Olivia Darby

Chantz Davidson

Mary Davies

Dannie Davis

Drew Davis

Derek Dean

Scott Debusk

Jade Delagrange

Laura DeLong

Leah Dennison

Chanel Diller

Krystal Dillinger

Natasha Dillon

Kendall Dimond

Michelle Dingman

Thang Do

Cherie Dobbs

Jaecob Dobler

Gavin Dobson

Alexander Doege

Madison Doege

Michelle Doehrman

Kaci Donaldson

Nicholas Drendel

Alanna Drennen

Zachary Dudgeon

Caleb Dunlap

Jessica Dunn

Barbara Duran

Kirsten Dutko

Amanda Eaton

Trevor Ebersole

Jared Eby

Lauren Eby

albert eccard

Michelle Eckert

Slate Edwards

Lucas Ehrlich

Ashley Elliott

Zachery Elswick

Sierra Emerson

Zachary Emmons

Bailey Engle

Lydia Enos

Christopher Ensign

Heather Enyeart

Celena Estrada

Stephanie Evans

Charlotte Ewing

Randy Fallis

Jade Falls

Jessica Fanning

Paul Faurote

Alexandria Fazio

Mckenna Fensler

Jenna Ferguson

Amalia Ferreyra

Justin Fettinger

Joally Figueroa

Brandon Fike

Farren Filhart-Stoltz

Cassandra Finch

Jennifer Finger

Paul Fischer

Cheyne Fischer

Kylie Fisher

Benjamin Fisher

Gabriel Fisher

Lilly Fitch

Hanna Fitzpatrick

Allison Fleck

Jessica Flynn

Tristan Flynn

Avery Foellinger

Eli Foote

Meredith Ford

Lauren Ford

Ryan Fordeck

Sara Fowler

Courtney Fox

Payton Fox

Brennen Frain

Amy Frame

Kelsey Frankart

Taquella Franklin

Jared Franklin

Audra Fravel

Kaleb Fritz

Carston Fritz

Dustin Fry

Leesa Fuelling

Rose Fulk

Penny Fullhart

Joanna Gabet

Kalyn Gaerte

Courtney Gagnepain

Joel Gallagher

Deloras Gamez

Lakeesha Ganaway

Isiah Garcia

Galilea Garcia

David Garner

Cayla Garrett

Samuel Garwood

Santana Garza

Dorismar Garza

Ethan Garza

Johnathon Gatton

Jeff Gaunt

sarah geiger-okuly

Jill Gerardot

Beau Gerber

Jeffery Gerber

Megan Gibson

Sydney Gibson

Samantha Gibson

James Gibson

Julia Giron

David Glasgow

Ruger Goeltzenleuchter

Melissa Goepfrich

Marcela Gomez Gonzalez

Steve Gonzalez

Brandon Good

Robert Gooding

Tracey Graham

Kody Grant

Hailey Gray

David Greene

Antonio Greene

Donna Greeno

Coby Griffith

Dillon Grissell

Kyle Grizzle

Gabrielle Grossman

Zoie Grossnickle

Katherine Guadian

Sabrina Guerin

Roscoe Guthrie

Maria Guzman

Courtney Haines

Alexis Hall

Connor Hamilton

Aundrea Hamilton

Dustin Hamilton

Kyle Hamm

Mikayla Hamm

Tina Hamman

Nan Hammel

Cole Hapner

Maci Harkless

Cory Harmon

Samantha Harpenau

Annabel Harper

Michelle Harp-Rouser

Nicole Harriman

Zachary Harrington

Trevor Harrington-Reed

Raeshone Harris

Matthew Harris

Lahla Harris-Arzate

April Harrison

Ryan Harrison

Jennifer Harry

Sierra Hart

Morgan Hartle

Bradley Hartman

Payton Hastings

Matthew Haussmann

Alexander Hawblitzel

Allen Hawkins

Hnin Haymar

Adrian Head

Britni Heath

John Heaton

Karen Heckman

Autumn Helinski

Alexandra Helms

Bree Hemenway

Maciah Henley

Haley Henline

Brookeanne Hensley

Hilaria Heredia

Abygail Herman

Refugio Hernandez

Fernando Herrera

Ashley Herrick

Lynell Heyser

Sierra Hibbs

Damian Hicks

Wyatt Hicks

Micah Higgins

Sarah Hill

Brent Hines

Ben Hinkleman

Jamie Hobbs

Faith Hodges

Aaron Holdgreve

Brandon Hollifield

Isaac Holly

Cole Honeck

Terry Hontz

Shelby Hoover

Drew Hoppas

Morgan Howard

Constance Humphrey

Kaitlyn Hunnicutt

Michael Hurraw

Brandon Inskeep

Elias Inskeep

Madelyn Isch

Jakob Jackson

Logan Jackson

Ashley Jacobs

Kaylee Jakubowski

Aaron Jamison

Ivana Janjanin

Francisco Jasso

Cheryl Jerez

Magaly Jimenez

Courtney Johnson

Piper Johnson

Cammi Johnson

Jacy Johnson

David Johnson

Denise Johnson

Tanner Johnson

Abigail Johnson

Jesse Johnson

Alexandra Johnson

Sean Johnston

Alicia Johnston

Nakita Jolin

Veronica Jolly

Andrea Jones

Emily Jones

Austin Jones

Sophia Jones

Jordy Jordan

Crystal Juarez

Lindsay Justice

Farod Kan

Jill Kaye

Paul Keitzer

Gregory Keller

Alayna Kelley

Carter Kelly

Emily Kemble

Dale Kenworthy

Jayme Kersey

Kaleb Keys

Jacob King

Adrianna King

Joshua King

Hayley Kinsey

Jacelyn Kinsey

Katie Kling

Holly Klingaman

Todd Klotz

Betsy Knafel

Walter Knapke

Mason Knuth

Kelly Kobes

Gregory Kosmoski

Semir Kostic

Joyce Kpalam

Whitley Krider

Levi Krider

Justin Krider

Richard Krieg

Alyce Kuhn

Simon Kuziensky

Ni La

Carter Lamb

Drew Landgrave

Nicole Laney

Garrett Lantz

Abigail Larrison

Christopher Larson

Jordyn Laws

Lindsey Lawson

Kyle Lawson

Ian Lay

Braden Lecklider

Cristina Leco

Jonathon Lederman

Hannah Lehiy

Gretchen Lenfestey

Nicholas Levy

Jermard Lewis

Bethany Lewis

Caitlyn Lewis

Herson LEXIMA

Alex Lich

Brenda Liechty

Desirae Lindley

Andre Lindsey

Andrew Lion

Kyra Livergood

Alex Llewellyn

Richard Lonero

Sunny Longberry

Jeffrey Longsworth

Claire Lonsbury

Jennifer Lopez

Dariana Lopez

Joshua Lopez

Audrey Lord

Emily Lowery

Ryan Lowry

Wesley Luce

Catherine Luckadoo

Gemma Luo

Tayla Lynd

Sarah Lyons

Melissa Machado

Eunice Macharia

Hamzah Majid

Rebekah Mankey

Trevor Manor

Deborah Marcum

Adam Margrif

Jason Marker

Taylor Marks

Kylee Marks

Lisa Maroney

Bailey Marquart

Trista Marsden

Jarrett Martin

Quinn Martin

Curtis Martin

Fernando Martinez

Kimberly Martinez

Mikayla Marz

Joane Mase

Nicolas Mason

Bradley Mason

Mike Matheos

Joshua Mattes

Morgan McArdle

Katelin Mcbride

Dillon McCann

Courtney McClure

Kalie McCormick

Jaycob McCullough

Molly Mccune

Haley McGregor

Rebecca McGuire

Brooklyn Mckenzie

Daniel McLellan

Jennifer McQueen

San Medevielle

Jaime Mendoza

Katherine Menez

Tiffany Meredith

Grant Merkel

Christina Merritt

Brandon Metzler

Jayce Meyer

MJ Meyer

Skyler Michel

Erik Mihavics

Amanda Milholland

Tiffanie Miller

Daniel Miller

Samuel Miller

Mikayla Miller

David Miller

Clancy Miller

Morgan Miller

Tegan Miller

Morgan Miller

Tanner Mills

Brittany Mills

Colin Mills

Kyle Miltenberger

Sherry Miner

Douglas Mitchell

Jeffery Moeller

Caleb Mollema

Joanna Montel

Gerson Montoya

Andrew Moore

Morgan Moore

Norah Moore

Lilybeth Mora

Ashlynn Morelock

Kimberly Morgan

Miriam Morgan

Christina Morgan

Katelyn Morley

Jeffrey Morrell

Andrea Mosby

Edward Mountz

Russell Mullins

Alexander Munn

Leah Murphy

Sharon Musch

Marie Chantal Mushagalusa

lillian Myers

Richard Myers

Jacob Myers

Tin Myo

Kyaw Naing

Jacob Nall

Jeremy Nally

Rachel Nally

John Nash

Jeffrey Naundorf-Miller

Kelly Neeley

Jaclyn Neiger

Kathleen Nelson

Cody Ness

Dawn Neumann

Andrea Newman

Tony Nguyen

Quynh Nguyen

Zacchaeus Niccum

Ruth Niccum

Crystal Nichols

Uriel Nino

Tanisha Noble

Caden Noel

Samson Nofzinger

Natasha Nowlin

Rocio Nunez

Nichole Nusbaum

Michael O’Brien

Patricia Ocampo

Innocent Odoh

Christina Oehmcke

Emily O’Grady

Es Ola

Amber Olivarez

Anthony Oliver

Alysia Olson

Gamal Omar

Hammad Omar

Mukrim Omar

Christy Omo

Harrietta Omoregie

Nicole Ortiz- Gomez

Megan Osborn

Kaemon Oskey

Tyler Osmon

Nicole Overby

Joyel Paige

Joanna Palacios

Allison Parker

Jesse Parker

James Parker

Jacob Parker

Aaron Parkinson

Calynn Parks

Jaden Parnin

Derek Parr

Brittney Parthun

Brandon Pasick

Jordan Patrick

Adolfo Paz

Justin Peals

Zoie Pearson

Dominique Perkins

Cassidy Perlich

Jacob Perry

Sydney Petersen

Abigail Phagan

Long Phan

Tanishia Philpotts

Sandra Pickering

Alexis Pieri

Ra Pit

Nicole Pitcher

Katelyn Placer

Christina Platt

Josilyn Platt

Eva Pocock

Keisha Poe

Lindsey Pontious

Casey Pontius

Zachary Porter

Heather Potchka

Gabriel Potter

Jason Potter

Brooklyn Potts

Tyler Powell

Joseph Prater

Katie Pratt

Millie Price

Bonnie Priest

Sara Pritchard

Brylee Proctor

Tracie Prosser

Elisa Pugh

Susan Putt

Breanna Putt

Rachel Quick

Jeremias Quintanilla

Twae Hay Ra

Gina Raimondo

Bailey Randol

Chelsea Randolph

Kristina Ray

Adnan Razic

Laura Read

Christian Reasor

Jennifer Recker

Laurie Reed

Kathryn Reed

Brendon Reed

Sunnique Reed

Graciela Reed

GENTILE REHEMA

Tracy Reincke

Deatra Reinhard

Jacob Reinhart

Isabel Requena-Camacho

Ronald Resch

Ethan Rethlake

Nathan Reynolds

Katelyn Rice

Gwyneth Rice

Connor Rich

Preston Rigby

Janel Rimmel

Virginia Ritchie

Amanda Roach

Robert Roberts

Ryan Roberts

Matthew Robinson

Roderick Robinson

Lauren Robison

Andrew Robustelli

David Rock

Ashley Rodriguez

Zachary Roebel

Angela Rogelio

Andrew Rogers

Isaiah Rohrbach

Marcos Romero

Shaylee Roop

Bridget Rorick

Joshua Roseberry

Douglas Roush

Austin Roussey

Louis Roy

Sandra Roy

Bradley Roy

Kelly Rudny

Cameron Ruhl

AnnaMaria Ruiz

Cassandra Runyan

Nicholas Russell

Hannah Rutigliano

Sydney Ryan

Daniele Ryan

William Sallee

Gabrielle Salmond

James Sandman

Elvia Sandoval

Mat o Sandy

Lorena Santiago

Viviana Santoyo

Ashley Sarrazin

Angela Satterthwaite

Nathaniel Saucedo

Chase Saull

Ricardo Scarlett

Elizabeth Schaefer

Grace Schaefer

Saige Scheitlin

Molly Scher

Kyle Scherrer

Felicia Scheumann

Joseph Scheumann

Lillie Schiltz

Benjamin Schlatter

Matthew Schmidt

Joseph Schmitt

Brian Schnelker

Matthew Schnepp

Summer Schnurr

Susanna Schrenk

Grey Schrock

Danielle Schroer

Jessica Schuller

Abigail Schumm

Devon Scott

Gw Scott

Macie Sears

Caleb Seely

Zakk Seiman

Temujin Sery

Johnny Sewell

Charlie Sexton

Ashley Shafer

Joseph Shaffer

Lucas Shambaugh

Katelynn Shambaugh

Oh Nai Shar

Nicole Sharkey

Nicole Shaw

Kaci Sheets

Keri Sheets

Chloe Sheets

Stacy Shellhaas

Ericka Shepherd

Darrian Shepherd

Jordan Shepler

Matthew Shepperd

Jacob Sherwin

Wesley Shilling

Samantha Shively

Amanda Shoemaker

Tyler Shroyer

Theresa Shuck

Melissa Shuman

Ashley Silva

Zyiara Simpson

Kiaira Simpson

Caleb Sinn

Preston Sipple

Megan Sizemore

Samantha Skinner

Scarlette Slattman

Jesmine Slone

Tyler Smekens

Albert Smith

Dustin Smith

Allen Smith

Ciara Smith

Bayley Smith

Nicholas Smith

Austin Smith

Alyssa Smith

Jacob Smith

Krista Smothermon

Grace Snyder

Melissa Sommer

Tina Sorg

Kaitlyn Sorg

Susana Soto

Levi Spaniolo

Lorraine Speelman

Lyndsey Spencer

Alissa Spencer

Maurice Sperry

John Sproat

Maegan Squibb

Hannah Stafford

Spencer Stafford

Jacob Stairhime

Bryan Starr

Kali Stearns

Tea Steffen

Rebecca Steiner

Kara Steinman

Erin Steury

Dakota Stevens

Cassandra Stewart

Hope Stewart

Danielle Stewart

Janette Stilson

Randall Stiverson

Holly Stoiche

Teresa Stone

Cory Streeter

Nathaniel Stroud

Tuang Suang

Nicholas Suddarth

Ashtyn Suggs

Riley Sullivan

Emma Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan

Nathaniel Summers

Thomas Summerville

Litany Surbaugh

Robert Sweet

Carson Swenski

Catharine Swisher

Dawn Sypniewski

Kattia Tarnow

Damon Taylor

Amy Taylor

Trent Taylor

Stephanie Taylor

Emma Terrill

Tessa Tester

Logan Thacker

Min Thada

Anthony Thang

Go Thang

Aung Thein

Krista Thieme

Jordan Thomas

Scott Thomas

Ashley Thompson

Joseph Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Jacob Thompson

Victoria Thornburg

Jesse Tindle

Brenna Tippmann

Abigail Tippmann

Michael Tippmann

Lakisha Topez

Sidney Towns

Montana Treesh

Basle Trimmer

Kaila Triplett

Nicole Trout

Gavin Truex

Hannah Turnbull

Daylen Turner

Myhrissa Uhen

Jessica Updike

Amber Upton

Tobie Vachon

Christopher Van Pelt

Andrew Vandekeere

Kameron Vanlue

Maria Vargas

Ana Vasquez

Anna Vavra

Evangelina Vega

Isai Velazquez

Ma Janina Veloso

Jerimiah Vena

Cole Verba

Brittany Victor

Sarah Volk

Julia Vosmeier

Luke Wagler

Robert Waikel

Gina Waldrop

Carolyn Walker

Nichole Walls

Winter Ward

Faith Warner

Bethany Washler

Robert Way

Duffy Weber

Micah Weller

Jennifer Whicker

Brooke Whitaker

Joshua White

Brianna Whiteman

Thomas Wigner

Jeffrey Wilhelm

Leigh Williams

Alyssa Williams

Kaylin Williams

Joy Williamson

Jordan Willis

Monica Willits

Nicholas Wilson

Clark Winans

Arthur Wischman

Caleb Wise

Adam Wisz

Fabian Witte

Maddi Wolpert

Kelsey Woodfill

Jamie Wright

Nicholas Wust

Alissa Wyrick

Cho Yabee

Anita Yamanaka

Chawsu Yin

Dreanna Yoder

Tonna Yoder

Morgan Yoh

Cameron Yordy

Melissa York

Nicole Young

Hannah Young

Megan Young

Sierra Young

Carrie Young

Jenilyn Yrttima

Kelcey Zaugg

Alena Zelenkova

Louis Zelt

Juan Zepeda

Zachary Ziolkowski

Riley Zoll

Brooklyn Zolman

Samuel Zurbuch

LaGrange and Steuben County high school students accepted into first cohort of Ivy Tech’s Manufacturing Academy

Photo of Manufacturing Academy students (left to right): Colton Batey, Nikolas Dyer, Benny Clark, Carlos Espino Cortes, Brock Marabeas, Caleb Sellers, Zander Hylton, Angel Macon, Armando Castro, Ellis Chen. (Not pictured: Aaron Leonard and Hayden Pelletier)

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is partnering with the Steuben County Enterprise Center to run classes for high school students as part of its Manufacturing Academy. Eleven students from LaGrange and Steuben County high schools have been accepted into the first cohort, which will begin in Spring 2022.

Spring 2022 Cohort

  • Ellis Chen, Lakeland High School
  • Carlos Espino Cortes, Lakeland High School
  • Angel Macon, Lakeland High School
  • Zander Hylton, Lakeland High School
  • Brock Marabeas, Lakeland High School
  • Aaron Leonard, Lakeland High School
  • Caleb Sellers, Lakeland High School
  • Armando Castro, Lakeland High School
  • Nikolas Dyer, Prairie Heights High School
  • Colton Beatey, Prairie Heights High School
  • Hayden Pelletier, Fremont High School

The Manufacturing Academy is a collaborative initiative to connect area high school students and adults with manufacturing partners. Sponsoring manufacturers will provide selected Academy students with a paid learning experience about manufacturing fundamentals such as shop operations, safety, and blueprint reading as well as soft skills such as teamwork, communications, and problem-solving that can lead to a successful career. Along the way, students will earn seven Ivy Tech credits that correlate to an MSSC-CPT certification or can be applied toward an Ivy Tech degree in industrial technology or advanced automation and robotics technology. The Academy will deploy both classroom instruction and hands-on lab experiences at the Enterprise Center located at 907 South Wayne Street, Angola, Indiana.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Manufacturing Academy Program,” says Benny Clark III, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Dual Credit College Advisor. “The students are extremely excited to have the opportunity to earn college credits and also receive industry certifications that they will be able to use after graduation! Thanks to Fremont, Lakeland, and Prairie Heights high schools for giving their students access to new opportunities in Steuben County.”

Interested high school students should contact their guidance counselor and Benny Clark bclarkiii@ivytech.edu for further information. Eligible high schools include Angola, Fremont, Lakeland, Prairie Heights, and Hamilton.

Ivy Tech Warsaw hosts 58 local high school students as part of Bridge to Employment program

Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw recently welcomed nearly 60 sophomore students from Warsaw Community High School as part of the Johnson & Johnson Bridge to Employment (BTE) program that is sponsored locally by DePuy Synthes*, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson. During the event, students toured Warsaw’s campus, the OAMTC center, spoke with instructors and engaged in hands-on activities. They were exposed to high-demand programs offered at Ivy Tech Warsaw, like health sciences, advanced manufacturing, general studies and business administration.

“Ivy Tech Warsaw is privileged to be a local higher education partner in the BTE program, and we were excited to host the BTE- Warsaw cohort’s first college tour. We know students walked away with a greater understanding of dual credit opportunities and the many ways that Ivy Tech can help them get started earning a high value career credential or a transferrable degree,” said Allyn Decker, Vice Chancellor of Ivy Tech Warsaw.

The program is designed to help students develop essential skills for successful careers through academic enrichment, career exploration and post-secondary education planning. The BTE program focuses on an array of STEM2D pathways within the health care industry but strengthens students’ pathways regardless of academic or professional interest through a mentorship program with 30 DePuy Synthes mentors. Ivy Tech, as the first collegiate visit, inspired students to consider more affordable and accessible college credits through the Dual Credit program and a range of associate degree programs. Over the course of the semester, students explore higher education options. The semester culminated in a tour at Ivy Tech, one student noted that the semester “helped me see the possibilities and gave me a better concept of how college worked.”

BTE is a selective three-year program for high school students that strategically partners with OrthoWorx, DePuy Synthes, Warsaw Community High School, Ivy Tech Warsaw, Grace College, Purdue Fort Wayne, and Indiana University Fort Wayne. A highlight of the program is that every student is matched with a DePuy Synthes mentor that they will work with for the duration of the BTE program. The first cohort of BTE started at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year and will continue through the end of their students’ senior year.

Learn more about BTE at bridge2employment.org/

* DePuy Synthes Sales, Inc.

College selects Eric Allmon as Dean of the Schools of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain and Public Affairs and Social Services

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw has selected Eric Allmon, EdD, as the Dean for the School of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain and the School of Public Affairs and Social Services. Allmon will oversee academic affairs for the two schools at the Fort Wayne campus.

“Through teaching and leading at Ivy Tech, I have gained a deep respect for the community college and its purpose,” says Allmon. “I am very excited to continue at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw, serving the needs of students and faculty in the Schools of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain and Public Affairs and Social Services. The landscape of educational needs in the workplace are ever changing, and we here at Ivy Tech will need to grow and evolve with these trends.”

Allmon served as chair of the Paramedic Program at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne for seven years before being promoted to dean. An experienced educator, Allmon has taught adult learners for the past 20 years. He also worked as a paramedic for 28 years.

“I’m excited to begin working with Eric to continue the excellent work that has been done in the Schools of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Public Affairs and Social Services over the past several years,” says Heidi Fowler, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “With exciting new initiatives coming down the pipeline, we are ready to offer the students and employers in our area the chance to launch business and create jobs. I have no doubt that Allmon will strengthen our programs, align our offering with local needs, and improve the student experience at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.”

Allmon has earned a doctor of education (EdD) degree in Adult, Higher, and Community Education from Ball State University, a master’s of science in education (MSEd) degree in Adult Education from Indiana University Bloomington, a graduate certificate in Public Management from IUPUI, and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ball State University.

Jhenna Adams: Cooking up success at Ivy Tech

From a young age, Jhenna Adams was interested in cooking. The self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl” loved to watch her father cook on a kitchen line in his New Mexico restaurant. Those first impressions of the kitchen developed her desire to also work in the field one day.

Then, while still in high school, Jhenna’s life goals changed and with the birth of her son she soon felt the mounting responsibilities of school, work, and childcare. It was simply too much for her at the time, so Jhenna decided to put her kitchen dreams on hold to care for her family.

But she never forgot those dreams, and as her children grew older, she began the process of finishing her high school education. Jhenna called The Literacy Alliance in Fort Wayne and worked diligently for five months to complete her High School Equivalency. Melanee Neilson, a career advisor at The Literacy Alliance, knew Jhenna had potential after seeing her growth in the classroom.

“Her self-motivation was always going up a level. She took full responsibility for her studies and learned to think positive in her circumstances. She truly has come so far and continues to better herself in everything she finds herself,” says Nielson.

When Melanee found out Jhenna’s passion for cooking, she advised Jhenna to attend Ivy Tech for a formal culinary education.  Jhenna was immediately impressed with the amount of help and guidance Ivy Tech provided her to get started.

“I’m not tech friendly at all, and I don’t know how many people walked me through all the steps on the internet. A college that’s willing to put that much effort just to get you to sign up is a college worth going to,” says Jhenna.

Since she started in the hospitality administration program, Jhenna has had a whirlwind of success. She says, “Before it was always just a dream, now it’s becoming reality. It’s one thing to have people tell you that you’re a good cook, but when you go to a school and your chefs praise you or you win a competition, then you really start to think ‘I have some talent’—this is more than just a dream for me.”

Jhenna has a 10-year plan that she never had before, including pursuing multiple culinary degrees and launching her own food truck. “I’m on target to get my certificate. So, the fact that I can be ‘Jhenna Adams, CC’ is really exciting to me. I never thought I’d have a title—that’s just mind-boggling.”

As she continues her coursework to an associate’s degree, Jhenna will also embark on a culinary journey to Italy and Paris in May 2022. The opportunity is the result of her success in Ivy Tech’s annual European Competition, which was held on Ivy Tech’s campus in October 2021. Jhenna says she’s “thrilled” to see the inner workings of Italian and Parisian kitchens, wineries and creameries.

“It’s a chance of a lifetime, really. And none of it would have happened if I wouldn’t have signed up for Ivy Tech.”

Jhenna Adams, Hospitality Administration Student at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

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Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Celebrates Distinguished Alumnus Paramvir “Vinny” Chandpuri

Ivy Tech Community College honored Paramvir “Vinny” Chandpuri of Fort Wayne as one of 19 individuals across the state selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor given to recognize Ivy Tech alumni. Selected through a highly competitive process, each recipient has made a lasting impact on their community and on Ivy Tech through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments.

“These individuals are examples of how Ivy Tech can change lives,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. “Whether they went on to pursue additional education or went straight to the workforce, our distinguished alumni make a difference in our communities every day. We are proud and honored to be part of their stories.”

Chandpuri graduated from Homestead High School in 2009 and earned an associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance in 2015. While enrolled in the program, Chandpuri was hired at Pinnacle Airlines, giving him hands-on experience while he worked toward his degree. Rising quickly in the ranks, he was promoted to a Mechanic’s Helper after six months with Pinnacle. Then after earning his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license and Associate Degree in Aviation Technology at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne in 2012, he was promoted to Aircraft Technician.

In 2015, Chandpuri was offered and accepted a position as an Assembly and Test Technician, was eventually promoted to Lead Test Quality Engineer at the Peebles, Ohio testing facility, and is now a Site Quality Manager CVG at one of only seven Global On Wing Support Facilities. With the help of Ivy Tech, he was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of working in aviation, being around aircraft, and traveling the world.

“I am where I am because of Ivy Tech,” says Chandpuri. “And I’m not just saying that. I honestly don’t know where I would have been or what I would have done without the instructors and advisors at Ivy Tech who led me down this path.”

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are all encouraged to make nominations. Awardees must be graduates of Ivy Tech, having received an Associate Degree, Technical Certificate, or Certificate.

The College has been honoring Distinguished Alumni since 1998.

For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu/alumniawards.

College selects Heidi Fowler as Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw has selected Heidi Fowler as the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The role was formerly held by Dr. Kim Barnett-Johnson, who left the position on Aug. 16 when she became chancellor of the Fort Wayne service area. Fowler will serve as the primary campus advisor for academic affairs at the Fort Wayne campus

“I’m excited to be leading academic affairs here at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne,” says Fowler. “During my seven years here, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with students to help them succeed academically. I have also enjoyed working with faculty over the last four years to develop new initiatives and create lasting changes for our students.”

Fowler will be the chief academic officer for the campus and will report directly to the Campus Chancellor. She will advise the Chancellor in the formation of policies affecting all academic programs, and will provide leadership and supervision for all campus academic schools.

“I am excited to have Heidi as a member of the leadership team at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw,” says Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw Chancellor Kim Barnett-Johnson. “Her experience in the Ivy Tech system and background in higher education will be invaluable as she assumes this new role. Heidi has also taken on many service efforts both at Ivy Tech and in the Fort Wayne community, which will be an important asset for the College.”

Fowler was promoted from Dean of the Schools of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain and Public Affairs & Social Services, where she collaborated with industry partners to foster relationships within each of her schools to increase employment opportunities. She also served as the campus Title IX Coordinator, the Fort Wayne representative for Circle of Ivy, and held leadership roles in committees for A Reason to Taste (the College’s largest annual fundraiser) and Commencement.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor from Ohio Northern University. Before coming to higher education, Fowler was a practicing attorney.

College Celebrates Top Faculty Members at Annual President’s Awards Dinner

Ivy Tech Community College honored Matthew (Matt) Fisher of Fort Wayne last week as one of 35 individuals across the state selected to receive the 2021 President’s Awards, the highest honor for Ivy Tech faculty. Fort Wayne’s James (Jim) Graham was also nominated for the Gerald I. Lamkin Award.

The College honored each one of the winners for their exemplary work with students and the College community during the past year. A Selection Committee made up of alumni, past winners, State Trustees, faculty representatives, and college administration selected the honorees based on nominations from students, fellow faculty members, and Ivy Tech staff.

“Our faculty members make all the difference in the lives of our students,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. “They challenge students to think critically, prepare students for successful careers in the communities in which they live, and encourage them to be fully engaged in their communities. We congratulate them for their work and honor them for being the inspiration in the lives of so many.”

“Matthew Fisher’s approach to teaching is consistently innovative, strategic, and marked by continuous improvement,” said Rebecca Bishop, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Dean of Arts, Sciences, and Education. “As Ivy Tech responded to the needs of our students shifting to remote learning during the pandemic, Matt embraced the opportunity to craft new technology-based delivery practices. Matt did not simply deliver his traditional classes via Zoom; he rebuilt the courses to engage his students in new ways made possible by technology newly acquired by Ivy Tech.”

Now in its 41st year, the President’s Awards Program recognizes faculty and adjunct faculty members from Ivy Tech locations throughout the state.

The College also honored James Hamilton with the Glenn W. Sample Award Founder’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, and Catherine Swinney with the Gerald I. Lamkin Award. Sample and Lamkin are two former Ivy Tech presidents. Sample helped to found the College when it was still the Indiana Vocational Technical College and served as president from 1973-19XX. Lamkin served as Ivy Tech president from 1983-2007, overseeing the growth of the College from a vocational school to the state’s community college.

The winner of the this year’s awards were as follows:

Glenn W. Sample Award

James Hamilton – Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Indianapolis)

Gerald I. Lamkin Award

Catherine Swinney – Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Instructor PN and ASN Nursing Program (Columbus)

A full list of the statewide President’s Award honorees is included below.

Faculty Honorees (by Ivy Tech location):

  • Anderson: Duane Wolfe – Assistant Professor of Mathematics & Assistant Department Chair for the School of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Bloomington: Kyle M. Hetrick, Ph.D. – Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Biology and Anatomy & Physiology
  • Columbus: Michael S.C. Kelley – Assistant Program Chair/Assistant Professor Welding
  • Fort Wayne: Matthew (Matt) Fisher – Associate Professor, Economics
  • Indianapolis: James Hamilton – Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Kokomo: Jia Hardimon-EddingtonSurgical Technology Instructor
  • Lafayette: Elizabeth Hayden – Program Chair/Faculty Respiratory Therapy
  • Lake County: Teresa Hallmen – Program Chair Medical Assisting
  • Lawrenceburg: Amanda Purcell – Associate Professor of Education/Program Chair Early Childhood Education Elementary Education & Secondary Education
  • Madison: Ronald Novak – Associate Professor, Industrial Technology
  • Marion: Ceola Friday – Program Chair Early Childhood Education
  • Muncie: Octavia Thorns-Jackson – Department Chair, English, Communications, and World Languages
  • Richmond: Kristen Soots – Program Chair General Studies/Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Sellersburg: Kimberly Reynolds – Associate Professor of English/Ivy Achieves Champion
  • South Bend – Elkhart: Rosario Hiestand – Full-Time Professor Early Childhood Education
  • Terre Haute: Angela Hayes – Assistant Professor Human Services
  • Valparaiso: Mitzi Mary Simerlein, D.C. – Assistant Professor Liberal and Physical Sciences

Adjunct Faculty Honorees (by Ivy Tech location):

  • Anderson: Christine Quinn – Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Specialist and CNA Director
  • Bloomington: Mary Jane Fleener, MSN,RN – Adjunct Faculty, Nursing
  • Columbus: Catherine Swinney – Adjunct Faculty/Clinical Instructor PN and ASN Nursing Program
  • Evansville: August “John” Paulson – Adjunct Faculty, Human Services
  • Fort Wayne: James (Jim) Graham – Adjunct Faculty, Automotive Technology
  • Indianapolis: Dianna Davis – Faculty/Mentor and Course Developer, IvyOnline
  • Kokomo: David LingleAutomotive Instructor
  • Lafayette: Brooke Criswell – Adjunct Lecturer
  • Lake County: Lee Richard Purcell – Adjunct Faculty, Communication/PT Academic Advisor
  • Lawrenceburg: C. Martin Justice – Adjunct Faculty, Human Services
  • Madison: Rae Jean Morris – Adjunct Instructor School of Nursing
  • Marion: Vicki Schumacher – Adjunct Faculty, Medical Assisting
  • Muncie: Felix Rippy – Adjunct Professor of Business and Technology
  • Richmond: Sunshine McCartt – Adjunct Faculty
  • Sellersburg: Veronica Munn – Associate Adjunct Instructor, English
  • South Bend – Elkhart: Fernando Ramirez III – Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Design
  • Terre Haute: Brandon Hall – Adjunct Faculty/Lab Assistant Agriculture
  • Valparaiso: Thomas Bancsi- Adjunct Faculty/Lead Occupational Therapist

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw hosting Express Enrollment Week for spring registration

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw will host an Express Enrollment Week from Dec. 6 to 10 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). During these events, prospective students can complete their enrollment steps and sign up for classes that start Jan. 19.

During the appointment, participants will receive assistance with setting up their student account, assessment, New Student Orientation, completing the FAFSA, and scheduling a meeting with an advisor.

Ivy Tech offers a wide range of programs including healthcare, IT, manufacturing, and more. There are also short-term certificate options and many qualify for full funding through the Workforce Ready Grant, thanks to the Next Level Jobs program.

The College is also continuing its new Ivy+ tuition structure which allows student to maximize their time and funding to finish their programs faster with less cost.https://www.ivytech.edu/tuition/

For more information or to RSVP, visit link.ivytech.edu/EEDays

WHEN:
Express Enrollment Week
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 6 to 10

WHERE:              
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ivy Tech Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Ivy Tech and Garrett construct valuable certification program for high school students

More than thirty Garrett High School students got their hands dirty last week while learning to operate heavy machinery and earned a valuable certificate as part of a dual-enrollment program with Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. Along with classroom training, the students learned to operate a skid steer machine, which was provided by McCallister CAT and Ridge Inman.

“This training is very rare for high school students—it’s a Caterpillar’s Level 1 certification, which has only been offered in one other high school in Indiana and is part of the Heavy Highway program at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne,” says Zachary Caenepeel, Ivy Tech dual-credit instructor. “The Heavy Highway Program is a State Earn and Learn (SEAL) program, which is also rare for a high school to offer. There are only two high schools in the country providing this program, and they are both in Indiana and both partnered with Ivy Tech. The certification will be valuable for these students as they enter the job market.”

If you’re looking at a construction site, you’ll probably see a skid steer being operated by skilled operator. Now 30+ students are trained to operate the heavy machinery before they’ve even graduated high school. It gives them a powerful leg up on a career in construction.

“The Level 1 Skid Steer Certification provided to the students by MacAllister CAT is invaluable,” said Adam Day, General Manager of Fox Contractors Corporation. “It helps to teach the students the importance of machine safety and maintenance as well as teaching them how to run their first piece of equipment. Not only that, it gets them excited about the industry and helps to give the next generation of professional machine operators a head start on becoming employable. This will be a great benefit to Fox Contractors and all other construction companies that end up hiring these students.”

The training was intense—at least three days of classroom training before four days of machine operation. But getting that hands-on experience that Ivy Tech is known for was both vital to certification and also fun!

“I want to be an operator,” says senior Garrett High School Student William Goodwin. “It’s so much fun that I was smiling while working. It’s amazing.”

“These students are building a skill. They’re learning how to participate in the industry. By doing that, it creates economic freedom for them, their families, our community. It’s that trickle down effect that’s just amazing,” said Chad Sutton, director of Career Development.

See some video of the students in action under this story on the WANE15 website. You can also find more coverage of the certification from The Garrett Clipper.

Want to learn more about the Garrett High School and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s dual-enrollment program? Visit Ivy Tech’s dual enrollment webpage or contact kwaugh7@ivytech.edu