Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Warsaw announce fall 2020 Dean’s List

Ivy Tech Community College is pleased to announce the fall 2020 Dean’s List for the Fort Wayne Campus and the 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 D’s or F’s.
  • Earn six or more Ivy Tech credits during the semester.
  • Have earned at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

The following students have met these requirements in fall 2020:

Luqman Abdallah

Noor Muhammad Abdul Hasyim

Elizabeth Abel

Ty Abner

Kelly Achenbach

Lindsay Ackerman

Gunnar Adams

Gionna Addis

Andrew Adkins

Jennifer Adkins

Pedro Aguilar

Simran Ahmed

Victoria Alberson

Kasey Aldrich

Casey Aldrin

Jordan Alliss

Dakota Alters

Jonathan Alvarenga

Sammantha Alvarez

Scott Amos

Jennifer Anderson

Russell Anderson

Emily Andrews

Kenneth Andrus

Adolph Anguiano

Veronica Angulo

Desiree Anstead

Vicki Apat

Michelle Apeland

Jocelyn Arbogast

Kathleen Armour

Andrew Arnett

Hannah Arnold

Bradford Arnold

Kasidy Arnold

Lacy Arnold

Matthew Arnos

Jenni Arrowood

Libby Asher

Ghazal Astifan

Dylan Atchley

Ei Aung

Todd Austin

Lazaro Ayala

Abril Baca

Jamie Back

Joshua Badgley

Michelle Baez-Rivera

Mohammed Bahar

Jareem Bailey

Jamie Bailey

Jonathon Bailey

Samuel Ballinger

Abraham Ballinger

Jacob Balo

Ryan Baney

Zachary Banks

Patricia Banter

Jonathan Barcza

Joshua Barkey

Ciarra Barnes

Kristina Barnett

Kristie Barr

Carmen Barrera- Kelly

Erin Barrett

Jason Barrett

Logan Bartles

Brittany Bashore

Heather Batalis

Danielle Baum

Gladys Bautista-Macias

Sa La Ma Be

Ransom Beard

Lourdes Beard

Conner Beatty

Alec Beatty

Rosalyn Beaty

Sarah Beaver

Melanie Beckman

Kara Beer

Christopher Behnke

Luke Behringer

Alysha Bellamy

Christina Benson

Abby Benya

Matthew Berg

Taylor Berghoff

Madalyn Bergman

Jacob Berry

Megan Berry

Briana Berry

Austin Berz

Jessica Betz

Isabella Biagiotti

Kylie Bickel

Triceten Bickford

Cassidy Bigelow

Jillian Bilbrey

Nathean Bixby

Caitlin Blair

Jasmine Blanchette

Joseph Bleakney

Caleb Blevins

Brandon Boday

Tyler Bok

Jashandeep Bola

Cameron Bond

Jyahyrah Rasheed Boone

Ashley Boone

Katelyn Booten

Jocelyne Bordallo

Lauren Border

Maggie Boren

Lakota Bostian

Nicole Bowe

Stephen Brabbs

John Bradin

Emily Brames

Ashly Brancfield

Pierce Brandon

Jaelen Brewer

Selina Brewer

Shayla Bridgewater

Andreina Brito

Caiden Brockhaus

Gregory Brokaw

Marsha Brooks

Collin Bross

Nicole Brown

Sierra Brown

Austin Brown

Timothy Brown

Malia Brown

Cody Brown

Andrew Brown

Emily Brudney

Samantha Brumbaugh

Rose Brunjes

Danielle Brunson

Michael Buckhardt

Ngoc Bui

Brandon Bultemeier

Jaelyn Burdine

Dawn Burke

Brieann Burkhalter

Nina Burlingame

Emma Burnau

Jessica Burress

Todd Bury

Jeffrey Buschman

Acquanetta Bush

Angel Bustillos

Naomi Byler

Brandi Byrer

Alexander Cafolla

Joseph Callow

Cesar Calvo

Jessica Campos

Kevin Canales

Hilda Cantu

Benjamin Carboni

Chad Carlson

Cassandra Carmichael

Jose Carmona

Victoria Carpenter

Jyaire Carr

Eric Carranza

Justin Carrico

Diana Carrillo

Francisco Carrizales

Austin Carroll

Alexis Carwile

Michael Cassaday

Ashley Cassel

Ilean Castro

Samra Catic

Skylynn Celange

Veronica Chacon

Mahm Chan

Madison Chandler

Javier Chang

Jessica Chapman

William Charland

Lauren Charleston

Chris Chavez

Scott Chordas

Zachary Chrisman

Connor Christ

Joseph Christensen

Bruce Christopher

Daryl Cianfrini

Christian Cisneros

Jackie Clair

Shelton Clemons

Alrenzo Cobb

Michelle Coburn

Gary Coker

Nicole Colchin

Courtney Collins

Grant Collins

Olivia Conrad

Jacob Contadeluci

Becka Cook

Briana Cook

Stephanie Cooper

Connor Counceller

Hunter Cox

Jessianna Cox

Sonia Cox

Gina Craig

Kalen Creamer

Carlotta Cromwell

Brooklynn Cross

Terry Crow

James Crumley

Berenice Cruz

Francisco Cruz-Hernandez

Kathi Cubellis

Fa Da

Suzana Da Silva

Jessica Dain

Carlton Dalrymple

Erin Dalton

Lauren Damerell

Kayla Daniels

Kyle Dark

Kaley Darr

Jonathan Dathe

Tyler Davis

Sterling Davison

Kasey Deardorff

Scott Debusk

Vanessa Deck

Megan Deck

Alyssa Decker

Dustin Degler

Dominic Deisler

MHIRET DEMISSE

Britianie Denton

Lucas Deuitch

Torey DeWitt

Lilia Diaz

Orfelinda Dick

Samantha Diehl

Heath Dierks

Kari Dietrich

Ian Dikeolakos

Joshua Dillon

Natasha Dillon

Amanda Dines

John Dirig

Tu Do

Drew Dobbels

Alexander Doege

Madison Doege

Lindy Doster

Janie Doublin

Jenna Douglas

Wyatt Douglas

Alexander Drabik

Amber Drake

Michelle Drayer

Sean Dreer

Jeffrey Duckwall

Julie Dufault

Caleb Dugan

Jennifer Duke

Joshua Dukehart

Callie Dume

Lauryn Dunlap

Erik Duran

Barbara Duran

Sherry Dutkiewicz

Kathleen Easterday

Matthew Eastman

Kara Eberts

Jared Eby

Michelle Eckert

Pierce Edsall

SAN THINZAR EI

Jason Eisenmann

Jeremy Eisenmann

Mohamed El araari

Darrick Elliott

Emmanuel Ellis

Katerine Ellis

Zachery Elswick

Salem El-Taleb

Heidi Ely

Heather Enyeart

Andrew Estep

Itati Estrada Gomez

Laila Evans

Randy Fallis

Trevor Faull

Amanda Fazio

Mckenna Fensler

Sarah Ferguson

Jenna Ferguson

Catrina Ferguson

Angela Ferrell

Brian Fiebig

Sonsuray Fields

Nichole Fifer

Alexcia Finan

Cheyne Fischer

Paul Fischer

Steven Fisher

Gabriel Fisher

Landon Fitzgerald

Sofia Fitzgerald

Hanna Fitzpatrick

Allison Fleck

Rodolfo Flores

Jesse Flores

Kearstan Flynn

Tristan Flynn

Avery Foellinger

Eli Foote

Ryan Fordeck

Madison Foreman

Justin Foss

Jocelyn Fought

Sara Fowler

Payton Fox

Heather Frain

Mikayla Franklin

Todd Franks

Elizabeth Frantz

Kellie Fry

Shaun Fry

Tristan Frye

Leesa Fuelling

Taryn Fugate

Penny Fullhart

Holdyn Funk

Alexy Fyfe

Courtney Gagnepain

BreAnna Gaines

Leezamarie Gallagher

Alyssa Galvan

Gavin Galvan

Lea Gamble

Micah Garcia

Galilea Garcia

Anita Garrison

Natalee Garrison

Santana Garza

Yanira Gaspar

Carson Gates

Irene Gathoni

Kody Gaul

Michele Gay

Sarah Gayle

Cassidy Geise

Claire George

Miranda Gerardot

Tyler Gerben

Nicolette Gerber

Anthony Gerbers

Kayla Gervais

Victoria Gill

Michael Gilliam

Maria Gilliland

Tiffany Gillison

Alyssa Gingerich

Sarah Giunta

Victoria Gladin

Melissa Goepfrich

Alexandra Gomez Delgadillo

David Gordon

Rebecca Grandlienard

Mary Green

Connor Green

Tyler Greenbank

Donna Greeno

Jalynne Greer

Brittany Griepentrog

Sadie Griffis

Isaiah Griggs

Michelle Groh

Grant Gronkiewicz

Lauren Gross

Gabrielle Grossman

Zoie Grossnickle

Bryan Gundlach

Vanessa Guzman

Bryan Guzman

Darriyn Hackbarth

Jade Hagerman

Katie Hale

Joshua Hall

Jacob Hall

Melissa Hall

Andrew Hamblett

Cassie Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Mackenzie Hamilton

Kyle Hamm

Mikayla Hamm

Joshua Hammer

Ryan Hampton

Sandra Handrich

Alexcis Hanna

Dylan Hannah

Samantha Harig

Kati Harlan

Aaron Harmeyer

Cory Harmon

Nicole Harriman

Caitlin Harrington

Andrea Harris

Ryan Harrison

Jennifer Harry

Aron Harshbarger

Mitch Hart

Sierra Hart

Mackenzie Hartig

Morgan Hartle

Bradley Hartman

Mackenzie Harvey

Payton Hastings

Chadrick Hasty

Jordan Hatfield

Ryan Hatter

Emilie Hatton

Matthew Haussmann

Stephanie Haverstock

Susan Haviland

Alexander Hawblitzel

David Hayes

Adrian Head

Karen Heckman

Ashlyn Heckman

Joshua HeffelFinger

Daniel Heflin

Kristen Heiman

Jennifer Heimann

Hannah Heller

Taylor Henderson

Amy Hendricks

Maciah Henley

Abygail Herman

Kassidy Hernandez

Ashley Herrick

Harley Herring

Brittany Herring

Kaleb Herron

Keanu Hicks

Damian Hicks

Jennifer Hicks

Skyler Hicks

Allen Higginbotham

Courtney Hill

Lindsay Hill

Sean Hillier

Dain Hillis

Bertha Hilty

Brent Hines

Brianna Hisey

Drake Hitchcock

Faith Hodges

Corey Hoff

Britni Hoffman

Gary Hogge

Richard Holbrook

Joshua Holbrook

Laura Holcombe

Emily Holdeman

Aaron Holdgreve

Josh Hollenbaugh

Isaac Holly

Abigail Holt

Tang Bao Ngoc Hong

Brendan Hooper

Riley Hormann

Shaya Hormann

Paul Horne

Megan Horner

Julio Horta

Jordon Horton

Brennan Howard

Daniel Howard

Mona Howell

Kai Doh Htoo

Christopher Huckeriede

Tyler Huff

Hanna Huffman

Melissa Hughes

Zachary Huhn

Lisa Hunsche

Dillon Hunt

Natasha Hunt

Vaniza Hunt

Trevor Hunter

Michael Hurraw

Evan Hursh

Hannah Hyde

Miguel Ibarra

Jasmina Ibric

Naomi Ijah

Brandon Inskeep

Keyton Irick

Madelyn Isch

Nathanael Jackson

Kiersten Jackson

Elizabeth Jackson

Susan Jangada

Ivana Janjanin

Dorothy Janovyak

Rylee Jarrell

Kara Jehl

Marcos Jimenez

Maria de Lourdes Jimenez

Magaly Jimenez

Dustin Johnson

Bradley Johnson

Andrew Johnson

Shawne Johnson

Cammi Johnson

Larry Johnson

Patrick Johnston

Sean Johnston

Kassidi Jones

Patricia Jones

Morgan Jones

Sophia Jones

Emily Jones

Angelica Jordan

Andrew Jordan

Joana Juarez-Jimenez

Sarah Juillerat

Elizabeth Jungk

Lauren Jur

Farod Kan

Kennedy Kantner

Bennett Kauffman

Sasha Kaufman

Simranjeet Kaur

Taylor Kay

Nevera Keesler

Philip Keifer

Michel Keisker

Paul Keitzer

Kevin Kell

MaryJane Keller

Shannon Kelley

Aaron Kelley

Eric Kendall

Dale Kenworthy

James Kern

Isabel Kern

Cody Kever

Eh Kha

Naida Khalilova

Grace Kiess

Andualem Kifetew

Lucas Kilgore

Jeffery Kimpel

Colten King

Erica King

Gavyn Kite

Emily Kitson

Grant Kleine

Brian Kleinschmidt

Cody Kline

Rachelle Klotz

Payton Knittle

Connor Knoblauch

Joni Knox

Mark Koehl

Cole Koenig

Melissa Kohne

Joseph Kolczynski

Jazmyn Kowal

Arwen Kramer

Valerie Kratz

Whitley Krider

Levi Krider

Andre Krouse

Katelyn Krueckeberg

Austin Kyger

Joseph Laba

Cailey Lahrman

Megan Lambert

Amanda Landers

Alexis Landis

Abigail Larrison

Christopher Larson

Grant Lashure

Kierston Lavy

Samuel Lawson

Sydni Lawson

Morghan Le Favour

Madison Lecroy

Charley Lee

Robert Lee

Caitlin Lee

Hannah Lehiy

Krista Lehman

Hope Lehman

Tessa Lemire

Roxanna Lemke

Landon Lengacher

Kristie Lenz

Jennifer Leon

Ousmar Leon-Hernandez

Emma Lepley

Taylor Lesh

Angelique Lewis

Jonathon Lewis

Kenton Ley

Philip Lieb

Brenda Liechty

Stacie Light

Samuel Lind

Desirae Lindley

Annalissa Linebaugh

Joseph Lippert

Silas Little

Megan Llamas

Alex Llewellyn

Jerica Lock

Daniel Long

Claire Lonsbury

Jenna Loomis

Sheila Lopez

Alicia Lopez

Robert Losey

Ian Loughner

Kenneth Lowe

Kim Luc

Lisa Lucio

Joyce Lundy

Jade Lusher

Alexis Lutz

James Lynn

Melissa Machado

Eunice Macharia

Quenjule Mackenzie

Carey Maggert

Hamzah Majid

Natasha Maldonado

Ravilyn Mangompit

Marcus Mann

Ethan Mann

Natalie Mansoori

Jason Marker

Kameron Markovich

Taylor Marks

Austin Marlow

Kierra Maroney

Cruz Marquez

Trista Marsden

Sarah Marsh

Eric Marshall

Marcia Martin

Charlamitres Martin

Fernando Martinez

Roger Masasu

Amber Masterson

Tina Mathieu

Bryan Matias

Cassandra Mayhew

Morgan McArdle

Michelle McBride

Danielle McBride

Hannah McCarty

Andrew McClanahan

Macy McClane

Kalie McCormick

Quinton McCormick

Aliyssa McCormick-Chmielewski

Nikki McCoy

Nicolas McCullough

Megan McDonald

Ryan McDonough

Joseph McGwin

Sarah McIntire

Megan McKeever

Joshua McKenzie

Katrina McKinley

Daniel McLellan

Taylor McNamara

Stacia Meade

Bryan Medina

Armando Medina

Joshua Meeker

Katie Meister

Elian Mejia

Katherine Menez

Madison Meredith

Jake Mersing

Brandon Metzler

Rebecca Meyer

Lane Michel

Skyler Michel

Jonathan Miles

Jami Milledge

Taylor Miller

Meghann Miller

Samuel Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Jon Miller

Carrie Miller

Tyler Miller

Amanda Miller

David Miller

Lara Miller

Mark Miller

Julie Miller Delapaz

Maxine Mills

Rhonda Mills

Kyle Miltenberger

Heather Minick

Nicole Minier

Amber Minton

Douglas Mitchell

Danish Mohamad Noor-Sham

Lee Anna Mongold

Benjamin Montalbano

Logan Monteith

Dinma Monyei

Lahmay Moo

Penny Moore

Andrew Moore

Jenna Moore

Janee’ Moore

Tony Moree

Joshua Moreland

Christina Morgan

Madolyn Morgan

Nathaniel Morris

Jacob Morris

Ellen Morrow

Joseph Mort

Jacob Morua

Allison Mosher

James Mueller

Dianna Mujakic

Jaclyn Mullins

Crystal Munson

Aliza Murphy

Erin Murphy

Leah Murphy

Sharon Musch

Steven Musial

Melisa Music

Daniel Musser

Monique Myers

Nathan Myers

Lucas Myers

Adam Myers

lillian Myers

James Mygrant

Megan Mylet

Ma De Na

Amanda Naatz

Rachel Nally

Sherrie Napier

Jacob Neff

Kathleen Nelson

Bailey Ness

Brianna Nettles

Zachery Nevil

Chad Newman

Kathryn Newsom

Nia Newson

Anh Nguyen

Quynh Nguyen

Ruth Niccum

Crystal Nichols

Khin Nilar

Andrea Nix

Evans Njuguna

Tanisha Noble

Amy Noel

Samson Nofzinger

Juliette Norwood

Katrina Nsamala

Jared Numbers

Megan Nusbaumer

Gaudence Nyirabahire

Rod Obregon

Patricia Ocampo

Rebecca Odiwuor

Innocent Odoh

Ehi Oduma

Christina Oehmcke

Es Ola

Anthony Oliver

Hammad Omar

Melody Omoregie

Jordan Oren

Melissa Ormsby

Brittany Ormsby

Juan Ortega

Dedwuin Ortiz Diaz De Leon

Andrew Orwig

Megan Osborn

Jasmine Otto

David Oviatt

Alexus Pace

Joanna Palacios

Andrea Paniagua

Erik Parcell

Alissa Parish

Sean Park

Neil Park

Laura Parker

Nicole Parker

Jacob Parker

Sarah Parker

Derek Parr

Jeffrey Parrett

Tia Parson

Amber Patino

Jordan Patrick

Stefan Patterson

Terrence Paul

Logan Peachee

Brian Peirce

Michelle Pennell-Madden

Jeremy Penrod

George Peppas

Kaycee Pepple

Kieli Perkins

Jacob Perry

Naomi Phillips

Micah Phillipson

Eva Pocock

Haley Pohorecki

Leidy Ponton

Olivia Porter

Kaylina Porter

Bryce Posey

Jason Potter

Gabriel Potter

Tyler Potts

Kelli Powell

Caleb Prater

Netanya Price-Flatt

Bonnie Priest

Susan Prokop

Reece Prosser

Autumn Proudfoot

Evita Minette Publico

Christopher Puckett

Bryan Putt

Brianna Puzynski

Rachel Quick

Stacy Quinn

Lauren Quinn

Monserrat Quintana

Devin Ramer

Abigail Ramsey

Chelsea Randolph

Maria Rangel Valtierra

Brittany Rasnake

Michael Rathburn

Bailey Ray

Kristina Ray

Keaton Razo

Laura Read

Corinne Rebber

Jennifer Recker

Tiffany Reed

Abigail Rees

Caitlin Reeve

Shannen Regan

Jacob Reinhart

Karter Reinoehl

Brandi Reis

Joshua Reish

Whitney Renbarger

Adam Renno

Freddie Rentfrow

Calib Resor

Zachary Reuille

Heather Reyna

Jonathon Rhoad

Katelyn Rice

Shenell Rice

Sutton Rice

Elias Rice

Alexander Richards

Nakenndra Richards

Nathalia Richards

Sarah Riddle

Jasen Riebe

Kyle Rigney

Markus Riivald

Kara Riley

Janel Rimmel

Joy Rittmeyer

Anthony Rivera

Abigail Robbins

Micah Robbins

Ryan Roberts

Sean Robertson

Troy Robinson

Asia Robinson

Andrew Robinson

Andrea Robles

David Rock

Patricia Rodemich

Maria Rodriguez

Andrew Rogers

Michal Rogers

Brenna Rogers

Khristina Rolleston

Katelyn Rondeau

Samuel Rondot

Amber Rood

Connor Rorick

Angelina Rose

Joshua Roseberry

Cody Rostorfer

Andrew Roth

Sandra Roy

Jared Roy

Zacharie Royer

Shanell Ruch

Daisy Ruiz

Alexis Rumentzas

Jennifer Runkle

Annah Rusk

Katelyn Russell

Nicholas Russell

Rocio Ruvalcaba

Andrew Rybolt

Andrew Sackschewsky

Sanajda Sakanovic

Melanie Sakran

Kathleen Salazar

William Sallee

Ursula Sanchez

Denisse Sanchez

John Sandberg

James Sandman

Victor Sandoval

Johanna Sandoval

Julio Sandoval

Vincent Sargent

Nathaniel Saucedo

Niklas Sauer

Ashley Sauer

Jonathan Saxton

Anna Scantlin

Jessica Schaefer

Sarah Scheerer

Anita Scheiderer

Kace Scheitlin

Felicia Scheumann

Marquis Schieber

Timothy Schiek

Christopher Schipper

Sarah Schmidt

Joseph Schmitt

Brian Schnelker

Justin Schoeff

Madeleine Schulenberg

Benjamin Schultheis

Courtney Schutte

Eric Schwab

Andrew Seftick

Sujin Seo

Munder Shaban

Katelynn Shambaugh

Caleb Shannon

Amber Shannon

Nicole Sharkey

Nicole Shaw

Carmen Shaw

Keri Sheets

Kaitlyn Shely

Samuel Shepherd

Cole Shepherd

Garrett Shepherd

Ericka Shepherd

Jordan Shepler

Matthew Shepperd

Sydney Short

Madison Shoudel

Jolie Shrock

Mariah Shrock

Kent Shrock

Meghan Shroyer

Leah Shultz

Jacqueline Shuman

Domonic Sikorski

Amy Sills

Ashley Silva

Ida Silver

Kimberly Silveus

Shalea Simmons

Rebekah Simon

Hannah Simpson

Dennis Sinacola

Daniel Sinacola

Angela Sincroft

Karanveer Singh

Taylor Sisti

Jadelyne Skelton

Natalie Smeltzley

Amanda Smith

Cormelia Smith

Allen Smith

Sethe Smith

Ryan Smith

Timissia Smith

Devin Smith

Joshua Smith

Stephanie Smith

Talia Smith

Troy Smith

Joanna Smith

Nicole Smith

Haylee Smith

Nicholas Smith

Lavern Smith

Albert Smith

Chloe Smithson

Krista Smothermon

Samuel Snyder

Daniel Snyder

Derek Snyder

Paw Soe

Kaung Soe

Khaing Soe

Elijah Solis

Jeffrey Solomon

James Sommers

Kaitlyn Sorg

Brandon Soto

Susana Soto

Walker Spahr

John Spangle

Megan Spencer

Jack Speshyock

Erin Springer

Jacob Springer

John Sproat

Michael Sproles

Kelly Stabler

David Stackhouse

Matthew Stafford

Carrie Stahl

Kassandra Staubach

Levi Steffen

Ellen Steinbrook

Cody Stephens

Taylor Stetzel

Wilma Steury

Justin Stevens

Ashton Stevenson

Thomas Stezowski

Jerrilyn Stocker

Holly Stoiche

Emmy Stoiche

Beryl Stoner

Ethan Storms

Olivia Stouder

Noah Stovall

Jordan Straessle

Owen Strahm

Kierstynn Strange

Taylor Strite

Grant Strobel

Aimee Stroud

Nathaniel Stroud

John Stuber

Emily Stuckey

Student First Name Student Last Name

Thad Study

Garrett Stueber

Madison Stumler

Miguel Suarez

Pamela Suarez

Nathan Suddarth

Ashtyn Suggs

Christa Summers

Danielle Swada

Casey Swan

Monica Sweigert

Michael Sweney

Seth Syndram

Georges Tambwe

Miles Teachworth

Madison Teague

Vanessa Tellef

Sara Temple

That That

Krista Thieme

Jordan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Trenton Thomas

Jacob Thompson

Ashley Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Kevin Thompson

Randi Thompson

Joseph Thompson

Deborah Thompson

Myint Thu

Jesse Tindle

Myat Tint

Brenna Tippmann

Brianna Todd

Victor Toledo

Jamie Tolson

Riley Tomkinson

Jacob Tonner

Hien Tran

Justin Treft

Blake Trostel

Nicole Trout

Abigail Troyer

Alexandra Tsilibes

Terri Tutton

Aye Tway

Ellie Tyler

Jessica Updike

Kyle Upp

Veronica Valencia

Russell Van Pelt

Christopher Van Pelt

Emilee Vance

Andrew Vandekeere

Jennifer Vanderpool

Alex VanKirk

Anna Vavra

Avery Veazey

Evangelina Vega

Tyler Vegas

Lilian Velazquez

Isai Velazquez

Kayla Vergara

Ardita Veseli

Emira Veseli

Omar Villagomez

Betsaida Villalobos

Joseph Vincent

Erika Virag

Jennifer Voigt

Autumn Voirol

Justin Vrahnos

Heather Waggy

Luke Wagler

Keith Wagner

Emily Wagoner

Robert Waikel

Andrew Waikel

Charles Wainscott

Elshadai Wakjira

Carolyn Walker

La Rhonda Walker

Thomas Walstrom

Robert Ward

April Warner

Dakota Warren

Brian Waszczak

Teresa Waterman

Raymond Watuwa

Rachel Waybill

Zachary Weaver

Michael Webb

Kortney Webb

Hunter Weber

Megan Weddle

Jessica Weigold

Jessy Weitzel

Riley Weitzel

Jace Welborn

Micah Weller

Jackson Werling

Taryn Whetstone

Makayla Whitaker

Lauren Whitaker

Joshua White

Jacob White

Faith White

Sean Wiedeman

Hannah Willger

Catherine Williams

Renee Williams

Kecia Williams

Hannah Williams

Reese Willson

Jeffrey Wilson

Keondre Wilson

LeAnna Wilson

Stephanie Winters

Tre Wissler

Deane Witham

Steven Witte

Britiny Wittkamper

Thomas Wolf

Melody Wolf

Matthew Wolf

Alexzandria Wolfe

Tiara Wood

Spencer Woodiwiss

Kayla Woodward

Kaleb Woollweever

Ariana Wooten

Nathaniel Wopshall

Lucy Worth

Nora Wright

Eric Wright

Keith Wright

Nicholas Wust

Keidrik Wyatt

Kayla Wyckoff

Michael Wyrick

Jialiang Xiang

Brent Yager

Anita Yamanaka

Jason Yates

Kamile Yocum

Zachary Yoder

Joshua Yoder

Chelsea Yoder

Dreanna Yoder

Megan Young

Nicole Young

Samuel Young

Elias Young

Jonathan Young

D’Angelo Young

Sydney Young

Austin Young

Angela Young

michael Young

Sarah Youngs

Jenilyn Yrttima

Abisoye Yussuf

Oh Za

Bryce Zemaitis

Alan Zheng

Kylee Zizelman

Riley Zoll

Michaela Zumbrun

Ivy Tech sets civil rights activist Bakari Sellers as ‘Doing the Dream’ keynote speaker Jan. 29

Civil rights activist, author, and CNN commentator Bakari Sellers will serve as the keynote speaker for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo’s 17th annual “Doing the Dream” programs honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sellers will speak at the event’s annual student convocation and community banquet Jan. 29; all activities will be presented virtually. Northeast Indiana high school students are invited to attend alongside Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw students.

“Our format has changed this year, moving to virtual presentations so we can reach as many people as possible while responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19,” said Ivy Tech Kokomo Chancellor Dean McCurdy. “We remain proud and excited to continue our ‘Doing the Dream’ tradition by bringing to the Hoosier state a dynamic figure with growing recognition on the national stage.”

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw’s Director of Student Success and Engagement and Diversity Lead JoAnne Alvarez, Ed.D., noted the virtual format will allow students and community members from around Indiana to participate in the event without traveling to Kokomo.

“This cultural celebration is an opportunity to bring our students and communities together throughout the state of Indiana,” said Alvarez. “Ivy Tech provides an educational platform where we can safely challenge our thoughts, broaden our understanding, create dialogue and have the opportunity to engage with others who are looking to embrace the beauty of diversity.”

Considered by many to be a man who represents a new generation of leadership, Sellers first made history in 2006 when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation. He now practices law in Columbia, S.C., and is a political commentator at CNN. He has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Dr. Cleveland Sellers, with a tireless commitment to championing progressive policies to address national issues. His first book, “My Vanishing Country,” was released earlier this year and is a New York Times Bestseller.

Learn more or reserve your seat at ivytech.edu/kokomo/dream.

College announces career-focused event series in spring

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw will be hosting “Transformation Thursdays” starting on Jan. 21. The events will be held from noon to 1 p.m. twice a month through May. Topics include enhancing employability skills, interview etiquette, building a resume and more. All events are free and open to the public.

Transformation Thursday events will be held virtually.


WHEN:
Each Transformation Thursday event will be held from noon to 1 p.m.

Jan. 21 – “Employability Skills”
Jan. 28 – “IndianaIntern.net”
Feb. 11 – “Organization & Planning”
Feb. 25 – “Taking Initiative”
March 11 – “Communication”
March 25 – “Self-Management”
April 8 – “Interview Etiquette”
April 22 – “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
May 13 – “Build a Quality Resume”
May 27 – “Cover Letter Guide”

WHERE:              
Virtual meeting.
Public link: link.ivytech.edu/Transformation
Ivy Tech student link: link.ivytech.edu/IvyTT

Ivy Tech Warsaw launches program to help in-need students during holiday season

Pictured are Ivy Tech Warsaw staff members and Mom’s Club members and their kids, who recently gathered to assemble 50 gift bags for the Gift It Forward program.

Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw has launched the Gift It Forward program, to help provide students with necessary personal supplies. The College is providing 50 students with gift bags filled with basic supplies. In turn, students are encouraged to “Gift It Forward” and use the money saved to buy presents for their families.

With a generous $250 donation from Martin’s Super Markets, Ivy Tech Warsaw was able to spend a total of $1,250 for gift bag supplies. The remaining $1,000 was sponsored by the Ivy Tech Campus Activities Board. Contents include items like trash bags, cleaning products, band-aids, toiletries, hand sanitizer, batteries, and more.

“Our students often live with tight monthly budgets that do not allow for the additional expenses that come with the holidays. We want to support our students, especially this year when so many individuals are struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Allyn Decker, Vice Chancellor for Ivy Tech Warsaw. “With the generous support from our community partner, Martin’s Super Market, we’re enabling our students to spread a little more cheer this holiday season.”

Northeast Indiana FAME announces new partnership with Advanced Machine and Tool (AMT)

The Northeast Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (NEI FAME) is pleased to add a new partner to its prestigious group of leaders in the manufacturing industry. Advanced Machine and Tool (AMT) joins Fort Wayne Metals, LH Industries, Micropulse, Steel Dynamics, and Zimmer Biomet as sponsor companies who, alongside education partner Ivy Tech Community College and economic development partner the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, have implemented a dual-track, work-based learning training that will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers in northeast Indiana.

“The entire chapter has been focused on recruiting for our first cohort of students for the Summer of 2021,” said Jeff Hansen, Vice President of Safety and Human Resources at Steel Dynamics, Inc. “The level of engagement by all involved has been inspiring and we are confident that Advanced Machine and Tool will positively add to that momentum. We are excited to include them as our sixth employer partner.”

Since 1970 AMT has served the consumer goods, industrial, and automotive industries. They are experts in the design and build of coiling and winding equipment and various other types of automation that make it possible to manufacture electric motors, generators, automotive alternators, and more. That expertise is leveraged to provide automated solutions for companies in other industries across the globe. As part of the NEI FAME, AMT will join a collaborative team of industry, economic development, and education partners to meet the workforce needs for skilled, credentialed workers.

“Having been around for 50 years, we are fortunate to have several associates that have been with the company over 40 years,” said John Wiehe, Machine Shop Manager at AMT (amt-corp.com). “We are always looking for new talent that is willing to learn from these seasoned individuals, who themselves were given a chance to start at the bottom, and are very willing to share their knowledge. When we heard about the FAME program we thought it was a win-win for the companies, the students, and the community.”

NEI FAME (northeastindianafame.com) is part of the national FAME-USA network (fame-usa.com), which currently has 31 partnerships across 13 states, supported by more than 400 employers. NEI FAME is also part of the statewide Indiana FAME initiative, which has built similar partnerships in four regions around Indiana (www.indianafame.com).

Tim Ross, Director of Express Enrollment, navigating enrollment services in higher education during a global pandemic

*photo taken before the COVID-19 global pandemic

The holidays are a time of reflection for most of us. I spent many years in the U.S. Army and far too many holidays away from friends. Work usually would slow down, and I could think. This Thanksgiving, with COVID derailing most of the usual festivities, I had similar time to reflect and think about my time at Ivy Tech. I realized how time has flown, but also slowed. And how my dedication to Ivy Tech’s students has never been stronger.

It’s funny how someone can ask you for something at a point in the future and you say, “Sure! That will be easy.” Next thing you know, they are sending you a reminder that the due date is today! Where did all that open time I planned to use go?

2020 is funny like that. I just looked at the calendar last week and it was late March. Now, the calendar says the year is almost gone. Time works much the same way at Ivy Tech. I struggle to believe it was 15 years ago when I helped launch the TRIO program which to date has served almost 2500 students in our service area.

It is even harder to believe I have been in the Express Enrollment Center since it opened its doors on January 9, 2014. I will never forget that fateful day, nor the 250 students who we helped. Let’s just call it a challenging day that led to two new tattoos!

As we near the end of our sixth and most challenging year, I’m proud of how we’ve faced 2020. Despite COVID, we’ve been able to assist over 12,000 students virtually since March and continued to provide this service even when we resumed face to face services in June. It was a challenge for myself and the team initially, but our team of faculty and staff tend to come together when things are tough, and we figure out how to overcome challenges. I’d even venture to say we’ve become closer despite the distance separating us. We still celebrate birthdays and have rejoiced each time a COVID test came back negative. Rule #56 – It’s the little things!!

And we learned so much those first couple months we were closed. We implemented Zoom, developed processes for getting the Knowledge Assessment to students, figured out ways to help students with the FAFSA and Financial Aid verification, and a myriad of other services. Helping students in this new environment takes about twice as long, but our goal is to make sure every student knows even though we may not be physically standing beside them in the EEC, we’re still by their side on this journey.

I have always loved serving our students. That’s what keeps me going on those long, crazy days and what keeps me coming back. I especially treasure the times when I know I have made a positive difference in someone’s college experience. It’s also why I somehow managed to squeeze in five classes this year earning a Master’s Certificate in Advising.

While I am ready for 2020 to depart, I have to say it—we have grown in ways I don’t think we may have experienced before COVID! I feel blessed to be a part of this team, to watch them serve our students every day, and to have the time to reflect on it all. One thing I know, regardless of what the world throws at us, we’re going to come together. I learned that in the Army, and I see it every day at Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Women’s Giving Circle Donates $10,789 for three major projects

The Fort Wayne and Warsaw Circle of Ivy groups have announced the projects they have chosen to fund for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fort Wayne Circle awarded $6,439 to the Helping Hands Fund to help meet the emergency needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warsaw Circle awarded $1,425 to the Emergency Textbook Fund and $2,925 to the Laptop Loan 2 Own Program to help increase access to class supplies that Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw students need to succeed.

“Our Laptop Loan 2 Own program has met a critical need for students in the past year, especially with exclusively online classes due to COVID. Students are able to get a refurbished laptop, and if they complete their courses successfully, own it at the end of the school year. This is a critical component for student success,” says Vicky Decker, Warsaw Circle of Ivy Co-Chair and Guiding Circle member. “Our Circle of Ivy chapter has provided funds for the maintenance and care of the laptops so they can serve students for years to come. Our Emergency Textbook Funds project goes hand-in-hand with the laptops, again ensuring that students can stay in school, having the resources they need to succeed and removing barriers to degree completion. It is very gratifying to know that Circle of Ivy funds and projects can nurture a person’s career path which can change their life!”

Helping Hands Emergency Funds – $6,439

Fort Wayne’s Helping Hands Fund assists students at Ivy Tech Community College through short-term financial emergencies so that they can be in class, be prepared, and persist in their academic course work. As students deal with the realities of COVID-19 in their everyday lives, many could benefit from assistance from the Helping Hands Fund to help cover expenses like tuition, books, bills, child care, and healthcare.

Emergency Textbook Funds – $1,425

The Warsaw campus runs an extremely in-demand program that assists with retention and allows our students to succeed in the classroom. The Emergency Textbook Fund assists students in securing textbooks for class when a financial barrier exists.

Laptop Loaner Computers and Supplies – $2,925

The Warsaw campus assists students with technology needs through the Laptop Loan 2 Own program. This year, the Circle of Ivy asked for funding to help purchase supplies like power cords, flash drives, and carrying cases for students in this program.

Circle of Ivy is open to all women who wish to become members of a powerful network of philanthropists who collectively give back to local Ivy Tech campuses and students. Members have the opportunity to participate in a dynamic and rewarding organization where they can collaborate with other women within their local circle, making a greater impact with pooled financial resources. There are currently 30 members in Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Circle of Ivy and 17 members in the Warsaw group. To learn more about Circle of Ivy visit ivytech.edu/circleofivy.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne announces 2020 New Venture Competition finalists

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne has announced the three finalists for its 2020 New Venture Competition. The competition began in 2011, and this year’s champion will receive up to $20,000 in start-up capital for presenting the best business plan for his or her small business.

The finalists and their businesses are as follows:

  • Hayley Grover, business administration student
    Company: Sugar Coated Sweet Shoppe
  • Jeffrey M. Sonner, engineering graduate
    Company: Just-A-Little-Smoke BBQ
  • Rolando Perez, visual communication graduate
  • Company: Hoosier Box Artisan BBQ and Catering

The New Venture Competition awards will be held virtually Feb. 11 with competitors presenting live to an online panel of judges. Finalists will pitch their business plans, and community judges will vote on the New Venture champion at the event. The event will be held virtually in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The competition has partnered with SCORE Northeast Indiana, a group that grows successful small businesses across the country. The group, made of volunteer experienced business owners and managers, will provide mentorship for the finalists. 

The New Venture Competition is sponsored by JB Tool, Die & Engineering and owners Dave and Mary Bear.

The following individuals served as judges in determining the finalists:

  • Steve Franks, local entrepreneur
  • Carla Quickel, faculty at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne
  • Alan Short, faculty at Ivy Tech Marion
  • Rebecca Bishop, dean at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne student wins Connexus Competition for second year

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne Supply Chain Management student José Gomez Marquez won the top prize for the second year in a row during the 2020 Connexus Indiana Case Competition. He was part of a team of four students from Ivy Tech campuses across the state. The event featured over 150 students from 27 schools throughout the nation to solve a business case in only 24 hours. José’s team took home $5,000 as the winners in the associate degree track of the competition.

“It was an amazing feeling to win the Connexus competition two years in a row, and I give a lot of the credit to the instructors at Ivy Tech who have helped me to refine my skills in the field of logistics and supply chain,” said José Gomez Marquez. “I also need to acknowledge the fantastic team that we had this time: all Ivy Tech students who also work full-time and could bring a tremendous amount of real-world experience that let us clinch the victory!”

This was the fifth annual Connexus Indiana Case Competition. The competition was held virtually and students were presented with a business case that reflected current challenges businesses face due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Interested in learning more about Ivy Tech’s Supply Chain Management program? Contact Michelle Hagan-Short, Ph.D., at mshort@ivytech.edu or visit IvyTech.edu/supplychain/

College hosting Virtual Express Enrollment Events

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw will host a Virtual Express Enrollment Week Tuesday, Dec. 1 to Friday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. During the week, prospective students can complete their enrollment steps virtually and sign up for classes that start January 19, 2021.

Interested participants must RSVP. 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.

This January, Ivy Tech will offer a wide range of programs including healthcare, IT, manufacturing, and more. There are also short-term certificate options that are entirely online and available for free through the Workforce Ready Grant, thanks to the Next Level Jobs program.

Indiana’s most affordable classes are at Ivy Tech. Whether prospective students are working toward a certificate to join the workforce quickly, or earning an associate degree or credits that easily transfer to four-year universities, education is within their reach. This January, there are thousands of both 16-week and 8-week classes available in online, virtual, face-to-face*, and hybrid formats.

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.ivytech.edu/eeday

*Ivy Tech currently requires the use of a mask or face covering while inside the buildings.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 to 4

WHERE:              
Virtual Zoom meeting. RSVP at www.ivytech.edu/eeday