Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region celebrates 2015 commencement

Last Updated on May 10, 2015 by cassnetwork

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region – which includes campuses and instructional sites in Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Wabash, Rochester and Tipton – celebrated its 2015 commencement Saturday, May 9. Hundreds of family members and friends gathered as the College conferred a total of 1,126 degrees and certificates.

Michelle Simmons, president of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus, said the annual commencement ceremony is an opportunity to recognize the graduates for their many accomplishments and to acknowledge the support of family and friends who helped make those accomplishments possible.

“These degrees and credentials represent years of study and sacrifice and effort,” Simmons said. “I speak for the Ivy Tech faculty and staff when I say we are incredibly proud of what these students have done to prepare themselves for the challenges of the future. This is a day for all of us to celebrate the power of education.”

Also honored during Saturday’s ceremonies were honorary degree recipients Stephen J. Daily, chancellor emeritus of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region, and Greg Goodnight, mayor of the City of Kokomo; Josh Rockey of Peru, associate professor of Communication and department chair of the region’s University Transfer Division, recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction; Chris Stepp of Kokomo, adjunct instructor in Communication, recipient of the Gerald I. Lamkin Award for Excellence in Instruction; Greg Aaron of Kokomo, a 1979 Ivy Tech graduate who now serves as Kokomo Region’s executive director of Finance, recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award; and graduating students Tyler Yeakley of Galveston, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award; and Alisha Boyd of Logansport, Mimi Ford of Kokomo and Parker McAdams of Peru, recipients of the Dr. Pam Lewis Award for Academic Excellence.

Ivy Tech Kokomo Region’s graduating class of 2015 includes:

Akron: Charlene Ranae Givens , Kayla M. Harrison , Brittany Renee Julian, Brooke Renáe Kindig , Joseph Navara , Autumn Lee Sander

Amboy: Kyle William Lewis, Anjelica Martinez Rocha, Rachel J. Sprong

Arcadia: Allen S. Henricks

Atlanta: Chantel Lee Calvin, Andrew  Moore , Rosa Karina Resendiz Moreno

Blaine, Washington: Seth Whidden

Bloomington: Alyssa Lynn Lytle, Katie Amanda McMillian

Bringhurst: Ericka Sue Unger

Brownsburg: Holly L. Cram, Chanc G. Mastain

Bunker Hill: Heidi K. Bradfield, Jennifer Fawn Guffey, Alan Eric Hunter

Burlington: Nichole J. Dieter , Ruth Ann Lewis

Burnettsville: Cassandra N. Riley, Kaytlin Rose Snyder

Burrows: Tanya R. Abramczyk

Camden: Danielle Marie Cogswell, Thomas L. McKinney

Carmel: Amanda Renee Bonney, Valeryia Feltrinelli, Sheila Reck, Meghan K. Sills

Cicero: Christopher L. Ballew, Sarah Maureen Cooley

Converse: Brandon K. Mitchell, William Christopher Oaks,Charles Benjamin Renbarger Jr. , Doris Waters

Crestview, Florida: Alejandra Cubos Byrd

Culver: Mary Ruth Allman

Cutler: Kelli René Davis

Danville: Rebecca J. Tocco

Delphi: Stacey J. Croston , Ephina A. Disinger

Denver: Myra Lee Ann Blackburn, Taylor Lee Browning

Elwood: Mary M. Beeman, Conlan J. T. Fernung, Cody W. Grimme, Hannah E. Price, Angela Marie Rush

Fairmount: Tylana J. Byrd

Fishers: Annalesa E. Adams

Flora: Michael Ray Eads , Ashley Kay Flora, Briana L McKinney, Douglas J. Mikel, Cheryl L. Wise, Cathi Sue Woodward

Forest: Jessica N. Sceggell, Denise Lynn Snowden

Frankfort: Erica A. Beam, Tory N. Bousum, Leah Beth Kallner , Whitney D. Leach, Toyon Elkedre Powe

Frankton: Shauntae Kylynn Burger

Fulton: Jennifer Lynn Mathews, Blair L. Zimmerman

Galveston: Ashley Lauren Brettin, Jonathan Bossom, Bailey Jane Burke, Danika D. Elliott, Joshua Johnson, Jerimiah A. Keiter, Megan Lorraine Krauss, Devin Marie McCarty, Lori A. Powell, Russell A. Riggle, Brittany Nichole Ringeisen, Cody Silas Rude, Tyler Wayne Yeakley

Gas City: Brian Curtis Hoskins, Jennifer K. Ray

Gaston: Amanda JoAnn Jewell

Greentown: Carrie D. Bailey, Rebecca Lynn Barends, Kelly A. Branum, Danielle Elizabeth Coffman, Jennifer Gochenour, Heather M. Holliday, Angela K. Johnson, James A. Lanning, Bradley Eugene Miller, Joshua Allen Miller

Greenwood: Alfred Henry Stanley

Huntington:  Kyle R. Foster, Arianne D. Hargrove, Jared D. Motz

Idaville: Brenda L. Geisler

Indianapolis: Howard Jermaine Bailey, Erin Renee Brandt, Brandi K. Burnett, Whitny Denys Cooke, Tracie Kay Gambill, Chenelle D. Hamilton, Benjamin A. Holton, James Lloyd Jackson, Gary M. Stephenson, Ashley Anne Mote , Colette B. Tyler, Monica D. Walker

Kempton: Cody E. Byrd

Kewanna:  Frost Lillie Jewell Clements, Venus Lynn Fishburn, Heather D. Green , Levi A. Hibner, Jane L. Leach

Kokomo: Kriss L. Abney , Laura Abney, Christina Adcock, Kelly Akoko, Lacey Makenna Alberson, Taylor Michaela Anderson, Jennifer A. Bailey, Megan Rosanne Baity, Andrew Justin Baker, Anna D. Baker , Chassandra Lee Baker, Lisa M. Barnett-Carpenter, Mark Wayne Beatty Jr., Rebecca Beem, Michelle M. Bentley, Carsten Joseph Beyer , Laura Lynn Biehle, Travis K. Bitner, Tiffany Adrianne Blackburn , Jessica Marie Boehm, Byron Booher, Deborah Diane Boruff , Matthew J. Bott , Christy Bousum , Jeffery Robert Bowen , Charles A. Bradley, Loren M. Breedlove , Aaron L. Brown, Amanda Brown , Nicole Brown , Michael W. Burge, Andrew T. Burkett, Lynn Byrne , Alisha M. Camp , Amanda B. Campbell , Tamoura L. Cannon , Katelyn Capps , Abbigail Caroline Carpenter , Dawn D. Carpenter , Kimberly Ann Cary, Miguel Castorena, James M. Cesare, Scott A. Chambless , James Brian Cheek , Brikeeta Clark , Stephanie R. Clark , Sean Richard Coffey, Brent Cohee, Ebony Latoya Coleman, Larissa Collins, Carla Ann Conrad , Jennifer Copeland , Robert Tyrone Corn , Rachel H. Cox , Kelly Jo Crousore , Nathan J. Daanen, Ashley N. Derington, Brittany N. DeWitt , Stella Marie Doan , Tabitha M. Dodd , LaTanya Ann Eddingtpn, Raynee Eileen Elmore, Carmen L. Eltringham, Erin L. Emrick , Nathaniel Richard Engel, Morgan Engerski , Julie Anne Fenn, Mimi Ford, Brittanie Leann Forsthoffer, Jonathon T. Freeman, Douglas Auston Fulk, Sherah L. Gancsos , Mitchell L. Garmon , Alexander Garza , Ashley Ann Gilvin , Kira Mae Ginda , Jade Elizabeth Goodnight, Mosheah Green ,Andrea D. Griffin , Shawn E. Gunderson , Ashley N. Guynn , Trent Hainlen , Adriana  Hall , Kourtney Breann Hammitt , David F. Hannum , Sara Jane Harris-Kropczynski , Jeffrey David Hart , Kimberly W. Hawkins , Stephanie R. Haynes , Brittney René Hembree , Megan M. Hembree , Danielle N. Hendricks , Darryl E. Hensley , KriSondra A. Hensley , Heather R. Herron , Michael Anthony Hicks , Michael L. Hinkle , Brian R. Hinshaw , Leah K. Hinton , Jacqueline M. Holloway , Donivan C. Hummel Jr. , Janelle Leigh Hunsucker , Amanda Nicole Inman , Elizabeth A. Irick , Raychael Erin Irving , Brandon A. Jewell , Courtney M. Jewell , Brittney K. Johnson , Jamie Hugh Johnson , Toni R. Johnson , Adam W. Jordan , Timothy A. Keenan , Marcas Kent King, Marilee Coy King , Taylor Renea Kopeshka, Nicholas A. Lambert , Karon E. Lancaster , Michelle Lawless , Chelsey M. Lee , Rhonda Lynne Lipinski , Marsha L. Little , Shanna Noel Lott , Curtis Loveless , Shanna M. Mannion , Jonathan E. Martin, Steven Arthur Martin Jr. , Katherine Ann Mason , Anthony Velar Mayfield , Melinda Sue McKee , Mercedes S. McKelvin , Nicole K. Miley , Pandora Sue Miller , Ashley S. Mills, Austin M. Minghini , Andrea J. Minor , Darcee Carissa Minor , Kito Moore , April D. Morgan , Luke Morris , Melinda M. Morris , Shawna L. Moy-Forsythe , Ann Marie Najar , Amy Michelle Nay , Michelle Marie Nelson, Dale Edward Nicholson Sr., Alexander Wesley Norfleet, Heather R. Nunnally, Jodeci Obannon, William A. Overton, Diona Maria Perkins, Juanita Pettiford, Breann Price, Tian L. Prostell, Jacob T. Ramsey, Steven Duane Reynolds, Erica J. Rickner, Stacy R. Riebe , Jeremy L. Roberts , Lauren Brooke Robinson , Tara Noel Rodriguez, Aaron L. Roe, Carla Renee Ruiz, John M. Salmon, Kabrina K. Scardino ,Caitlin J. Scott, Theresa M. Sefton , Katelyn Rhiannon Shanks , Tiffany L. Shellnut , Adrienne Nicole Shepherd , Andrew Shinneman , Tabetha Skaggs, Ashley D. Skoczylas , Bryson L. Small , Dawn L. Smalley, Amber M. Smith, Lameka Laswan Smith, Patricia Smith, Richard Lee Snow III , Jennifer R. Spidell , Kristi L. Stevens, Melissa S. Stott, Matthew Wayne Szachnitowski, Marchele Mae Taylor, Adam Benjamin Titus, Michael Allan Toney , Ethel M. Tribune , Ayelech Tsegaye, Krista Van Hoose , Kristin L. Walker , Regina Walker, Kaitlynne Melissa Watanabe, Tamaja  Watson, Jeremy Dewey Wells, Ashleigh Ann Williams, Jimmy L. Williams, Russell D. Williams , Valerie D. Williams , Jonell M. Wilson , Michael B. Wilson Jr., Alison D. Wisehart, Ryan W. Wolf, MaryAnn Woodruff, Kassie Marie Wright, Carrie Lynne York, Sandra L. Young, Johann Zimbron , Miranda M. Zorich

La Fontaine: Kaylee Marie Cummins, Kyleigh LaKay Hinrichsen, Scott Allen Reed

Lafayette : Chelsea L. Birnell, Brandon L. Hunt , Zachary M. Kallenberger, Amanda Jo Malady, David Andrew Rose, Tina Marie Starrett

Lagro: Darcie Rae Gillespie

Laketon: Amelia I. Hedges

Liberty Township, Ohio: Tara Allyne Spurrier

Logansport: Noel C. Azpeitia, Dakota G. Baer, Kabrina K. Bell, Kristie M. Biehl, Stacey I. Black , William J Bohm , Alisha G. Boyd, Heather N. Brook, P. Eric Brown , Melissa B. Brumett , Erika M. Callaway , Mireya  Castillo, Terri Clem , Suleyma Cornejo Lopez , Helen Virginia Cogswell, Courtney Michelle Cotner, Peter Robert DeMaat, Carolyn N. Dillman, Montana Edwards, Samarea L. Edwards , Linda L. Eshelman , Shane M. Evers ,  Mariana Martins da Costa Freitas , Esther Garcia , Lindsay J. Gebhardt , Deborha L. Gust , Dane C. Hamilton , Jaime M. Heineman , Jennifer Maria Hernandez , Kelly Hoff , Susie Kay Hopkins , Andrea Islas , Stacey N. James , Jordan Alexander Johnson, Kayla Marie Johnson, Hillary Diane Kepner, Vanessa L. Kinder , Heidi S. Kitchel , Julie S. Kitchell , Terry C. Lamberson , Autumn N. Lawhead , Jaimie Nichole Leeper, Jacqueline Renee Levine, Robert Lewis , Ashley M. Maroney , Kimberly S. Maxwell , Toni E. McGrew , Andrea Leigh Melton , Trent Allen Miller , Rainy Dai Monahan , Ky Lonmel Morton , Cory M. Mucker , Dane A. Nicoll, Jessica Lynn Ogle, Tori Nicole Ott , Kimberly Ann Pearson , Amber Lyn Peterson , Rebecca D. Philpot , Cecilia Guadalupe Pineda Gonzalez , Brian Keith Powers , Melanie K. Rollins , Mayra Jesusita Romero , Diana Lynne Ross , Kayla Jean Salsbery , Michael Allen Sandefur, Miranda Lynn Schmicker, Jacquelynn Marie Schnepp , Faye Marie Scott, Shelby Nicole Scott , Gary Lee Smith ,Maisie Jo Snay , Theresa L. Sortman , Kaitlyn A. Spear , David William Tincher , Zachary Allyn Trexler, Seleste Valencia , Ashley Marie Yard , Cristobal Eduardo Zarate-Hernandez

Loveland, Colorado: Katherine I. Halliburton

Lucerne: Joshua A. Clements, Bradley M. Wick

Macy: Melissa Ann Bahney, Jenny L. Brewer, Matthew Joseph Gibson , Tia Heishman , Jason K. Kirkwood , Hailey Nicole Lesley , George Conrad Ruble

Marion: Bailey Elizabeth Blackmon , Jeffery S. Bowland , Megan Lynn Armstrong , William Eric Barbour Sr. , Brittany N. Burnett , Rosemary  Jones, Trent A. Pritchett , Julie Marie See , Homer J. Uncapher

McCordsville: Scottie M. Gabbard

Medaryville: Breann Messer

Mentone:  Isaac Jacob Shewman

Miami:  Victoria N. Paul

Monterey: Cynthia M. Lewis , Crystal Nicole Rouse

Monticello: Brittney Anne Biddle, Jenna Paige Fork, Aaron M. Goffe , Shonda Peters

Muncie: Elizabeth J. Nelson, Angelica D. Oaks

New Palestine: Amy Sue Hayes

Noblesville: Carol Lynne Gump, Jessica L. Johnson, Kyle K. Lauter, Reid McMahon

North Manchester: Amber Nicole Blevins, Lawrence M. Clifton, Isaac Charles Davis , Elizabeth Ann Denton , Chelsay Good , Adam Michael Ian Lively, Katie Olsen

Onward: Toni E. Sullivan

Ora: Alyssa Binion

Peru: Melody Ann Anderson, Samantha J. Antrim , Jennifer M. Astrup , Jocelyn Cherie Azbell , Christie M. Bakehorn , Rebecca Lynn Baldwin, Nichole L. Beemer, Kevin Michael Berger, Aaron S. Birnell , Trinity M. Bockover , Angel  Brown , Mindy Machelle Brown , Katherine Elaine Caldwell , Staci Dee Creager , Heather Anne Cullers , Anthony Wayne Dance , Deborah Marie Dorsam, Dylan Joseph Eckelbarger, Jennifer Elizabeth Emerson, David R. Fregoso , Patricia M. Hamm , Amanda Lynn Hattery , Jennifer L. Hendricks , Haley Marie Hewitt , Timothy G. Hopkins , Kimberly Ann Hults , Diane Humphrey , Jerome Howard Humphrey Jr. , Joshua David Hyrman , Stephanie Ann Iliff , Monica Marie Johnson , Shanna Marie Medley King , Laramie Marann Kitchel , Reece S. Kunkle , Kevin Daniel Lacey , Savannah M. Lancaster , Ashley L. Landis , Sandra L. Lewis , Sharon M. Lucas , Trista M. Martin , Sierra M. Martinez-Burnell , Parker D. McAdams , Shannon Lee McCord , Brenda K. Monetti , April C. Montgomery , Krysten Denise Moon , Jarod D. Morgan , Stacy L. Moser , Marisela Olguin, Jessica Lee Patrick , Wendy M. Perry , Patrick Petrowsky , Kyla Jean Rairigh , Nathan Ray , Renee L. Ray , Haley Jean Reffitt , Tracy Lynn Renfrow, Ashleigh Joan Roberts , Billie S. Rockey , James S. Seidle , Katlynd M. Shoffner , Mark A. Shuey , Elmer Sloan Jr. , Sheila J. Sloan , Zachary Spencer , Henry Spriggs , Jessica A. Sprouse , Daniel J. Stutzman , Robert Sucharski, Matthew Svantner , Trey L. Thorn , Ashley Renee Vincent , Caitlin Wahlig , Sara M. Walton , Abigail Joanne Ward ,Cynthia Lee Williams , Shelly Christine Wilson , Patricia S. Woods

Pine Village: Joel Thomas Sietsma

Portland:  Jason E. Lairson

Roann: Robert M. Ferguson Jr.

Rochester: Tyler W. Byerline , Alexis Payton Carr , Kent E. Denny , Courtney R. Fry , Amanda Jo Glassburn , Lori D. Hoover , Terra R. Johnson , Shannon V. Kegarise , Mekayla Loy, Matthew Thomas Marrs , Kylie T. Molebash , Jacqueline J. Pawski , Abby Jo Shanklin , Heidi Renee Shull , Jayme Smiley, William J. Sullivan , Joshua James Cary Wilson

Rossville: Paige Machele Pennington

Royal Center: Tina Byers, Justin Roy Hanna , Petrina K. Hopkins , Thomas E. Lytle Jr. , Anthony M. Mann , Brenda D. Patty , Corey G. Patty , Christina M. Pifer , Paula N. Smith

Russiaville: Bryan K. Altmaier, Kelley Jo Hale , Jake Kirby Jr. , Caleb D. Mullins , Josie A. O’Neal , Betsy A. Phelps , Kolten J. Piel ,Chloe Amanda Schwartz , Lisa Diane Shoffner

Sharpsville: Lindsay M. David , Kimberly Lynn Fernandes , Brice Walker Sheets

Star City: Amanda S. Johnson, Allison Renae Taroli

Swayzee: Donald E. Lunsford Jr. , Angela K. Martin

Sweetser: Karen M. Stringer

Terre Haute: Brandy Garretson

Tipton: Melody Ann Barnett , Anastasia R. Davis , Lindsay Ann Davison , Thanisha Nikko Fecher , Tiffany Noel Garrison , Dustin M. Hurt , Jennifer L. Hurt , Jacob Ryan Jeffries , Christofer Daltyn Louks , Craig Michael Owens , Kamie Lin Pearson , Jonathon Ray Sampson , Zachary J. Spitz , Hannah M. Tina , Daniel Vang , Bryce Whobrey

Twelve Mile: Michelle R. Skinner

Valparaiso: Dawn M. Hudson , Joshua James Jipping , Alison Lee Atkinson , Deanna Reneé Azbell , Philip R. Balay  Alesia D. Bartrum ,  Amy J. Bayliss , Heather Renee Boner , Suleah JoAnna Buga, Kristie Ann Butcher , Kaitlyn Joy Chittick , Taylor Christine Chittick , Randy D. Darnell, Nicholas Dunn , Laura L. Enix , Kendra L. Gidley , Josephine M. Grossnickle , Cameron Mitchel Harmon , Brittney D. Hernandez , Joseph G. Hidy, Alex Jeral Honeycutt , Kristina A. Howard , Elizabeth A. Kinzie , Zachary A. Kirtlan , Robin D. Klare , Amanda C. McCord , Ryan J. McCray , Candice M. McKnight , Andrew J. Miller , Angel Rachele Miller , Amanda R. Mills , Chase Matthew Moore , Brittany Nicole Poe , Dave W. Ripplinger, Samuel James Rowe, Kayla Renea Russell  ,Chelsie Lakota Salyers , Canyon Lee Shankle , Darcy Sierra Vail , Rebecca Lin Watson , Timothy Ryan Weimer , Danielle R. Wells , Monica G. Wilson , Yvonna K. Winkler

Walton: Nita Herrera, Lilia Prado, Elizabeth Reynoso, Brandon M. Richey , Alysha J. Small , Christina Ann Sommers , Abby Jo Van Arsdell

Warsaw: Morgan Rose Hepler

West Lafayette: Jana Suzanne Doyle

West Middleton: Carol L. Harrison

Westfield: Julie Anne Avellana, Trisha L. Baker, Maciah Jenee Kay Brandon, Traci L. Bubalo , Sarah N. Gray , Taylor Miller , Ann Marie Purciful , Zachary J. Spitz , Sarah Jeanette Von Drachenberg

Wabash: Heather A. Amos, Deborah Lynn Smith , Gregory L. Thompson

Whitestown: Erica Leigh Sheets

Winamac: Sue Ellen Ebeltoft, Ryan Keith Hurlburt, Roseanna E. Kennedy, Brittney D. Voltz , Lindsey M. Winter

Windfall: Wendy N. Bolinger, Jayson A. Jones