Last Updated on May 12, 2022 by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area – which includes campuses and instructional sites in Kokomo, Logansport, and Peru – will celebrate the Class of 2022 with three commencement ceremonies on May 13. The events, divided by schools, will honor 784 students who are expected to have completed work on 1,227 degrees and certificates by the end of the Fall 2021 and Spring and Summer 2022 terms.

Graduates of the School of Arts, Sciences, & Education and the School of Health Sciences will be honored at a 9 a.m. ceremony. At 11 a.m. graduates of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Sciences; the School of Information Technology; the School of Public Affairs & Social Services; and the School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain will be honored, Graduates of the School of Nursing will be honored at a 5 p.m. ceremony. All ceremonies will be in Hingst Hall in the Health Professions Center on the Ivy Tech Kokomo Campus at 1815 E. Morgan St.

While attendance is restricted to ticketed guests, the ceremonies will be live-streamed at: ivytech.edu/kokomo/graduation.

“Our students come to us from such a rich variety of backgrounds and when they leave us to follow their passions, their futures will be even more diverse,” said Ethan Heicher, interim chancellor for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area. “Commencement is our favorite time of the year because we not only get to celebrate our students’ accomplishments, but we get to reflect on the time we have spent together as we’ve learned, grown and made our community a better place to live.”

This year, Ivy Tech Kokomo is awarding three honorary degrees to honor the leaders of three major hospitals in the Kokomo Service Area, and, by extension, their employees. They are Perry Gay, president and chief executive officer of Logansport Memorial Hospital; Joe Hooper, recently retired president of Community Howard Regional Health; and Margie Johnson, president of Ascension St. Vincent North Region, including Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo.

“Under the leadership of these individuals, all three institutions have been vital, long-term partners in educating and training Ivy Tech students for a variety of healthcare positions,” Heicher said.

“All three have been generous onors to the College in support of our students. And,” Heicher continued, “in the last two years, these leaders, and their dedicated teams, have offered above-and-beyond contributions to their communities as we fought through the coronavirus pandemic.

“They have led the way in responding to waves of patients who filled their hospitals, promoting the latest guidance to help us avoid infection, and providing the tests and vaccines that minimize the virus’s spread. They have stepped up to meet unprecedented challenges – service we honor in the conferring of these degrees.”

Jessica Higgins of Fishers, who is graduating with an Associate of Science in Nursing degree, is representing her class as student speaker at the 2022 Kokomo Service Area commencement. Those being honored during the event include Tara Kaser of Swayzee, chair of the Department of Education and assistant professor of Education, recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction; Dennis Brunk of Tipton, adjunct instructor in Life Sciences, recipient of the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Instruction; and graduating student Allison Salkie of Greentown, who graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Operations, Applications, and Technology, was honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence. Mallory Claypool of Walton, director of the Lewis Cass Polytechnic Academy in Galveston, is being recognized as Ivy Tech Kokomo’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

Members of Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area’s graduating class of 2022, listed alphabetically by Indiana county and hometown and then by other states and hometown, include:

Allen County
Fort Wayne
Ashley Franciscy
Christina Turner
Blackford County
Hartford City
Robert Sheller
Boone County
Sheridan
Bobby Taylor
Thorntown
Lance Oldham
Whitestown
Arden Hutson
Zionsville
Timothy Critser
Nathan Pownell
Jeffrey Stanley
Carroll County
Bringhurst
Bailey Granson
Nolan Johnson
Burnettsville
Shalyn Barnard
Ethan McAninch
Camden
Gloria Keith
Delphi
Layne Huffman
Erin Scott
Flora
Kate Kingery
Cass County
Galveston
Savannah Bowser
Anita Crago
Thomas Duncan
Lily Flora
Kobe Hicks
Jocelyn Radtke
Nathan Troutman
Logansport
Kirra Adair
Atlantis Allen
Chelsey Allen
Mitzy Antunez
Brihanna Bazile
Mark Bender
Ashlyn Berkshire
Brittney Biggs
John Braun
Elizabeth Buenaventura
Jamie Burk
Haley Bushaw
Nancy Carlos
Celine Castillo
Hallie Coffey
Tina Collins
Eliza Colon
Jennifer Corcoran
Casey Croussore
Madison DeBarge
James Fale
Allison Foerg
Jocelyn Garcia
Autumn Garling
Sara Garnica
Ambria Gittings
Cierra Grubbs
Addison Guire
Nathan Gundrum
Katherine Hall
Larry Hayden
Kayli Helton
Kaden Hernandez
Saige Hewitt
Sarah Hiatt
Ella Hobson
Christina Holcomb
Joshua Houk
Hannah Howell
Brianna Hubenthal
Kennedy Hughes
Blake Isaacs
Keaton James
Daniela Jimenez
Poe Kah
Tyler Keeler
Erica Keller
Noah Lange
Emily Lease
Kylee Lindsey
Celena Lopez
Yesenia Lorenzo-Sebastian
Samuel McCoy
Mandi McMinn
Cesia Mendez
Dulce Mendez Garcia
Kayla Miller
Oliver Morales
Diana Munoz
Irasema Munoz-Diaz
Leslie Naftzger
Abigail Newton
Timothy Nikitaras
Lauren Odom
Tishadequea Ogle
Natalia Osborn
Oscar Palomares
Moo Paw
Melanie Perez
Cassidee Perry
Lillianne Plummer
Tiffany Preston
Alma Quintanar
John Michael Remitar
Ryan Repass
Brian Reyes-Abarca
Caleb Rosenberger
Alejandro Sanchez
Mayra Sanchez
Adriana Sanchez Castro
April Savoie
Brandi Schlabach
Carla Schlosser
Jessica Scott
Linda Sebastian
Katrina Sejour
Erika Serna
Warren Shively
Dannya Soriano
Alicia Sutton
Luna Tafolla
Lisa Tidrick
Angel Tomas-Sanchez
Lucia Torres
Evan Ulery
Vladimir Vasquez
Gabriela Vega
Emma Woodward
Yijun Zhang
Samantha Davis
Erica Neeley
Emme Grisez
Kyle Jeslis
Bryleigh Binney
Kirsten Calloway
Ella Eckert-Eldridge
Jaime Harding
Garrett Jameson
Meisha Price
Hilary Rine
Emily Schmehl
Jacob Elliott
Sydney Moon
Kolton Boring
Brandon Cripe
Morgan McCall
Kenzie McLeland
Kade Mennen
Kadence Miller
David Noel
Halie Rodgers
Mikayla Strik
Carolin Hunter
Bethany Isenberg
Jessica Orr
Jacqueline Palmer
Karina Ramos
Kalynn Baber
Katie Mossholder
Haley Brumbaugh
Delaware County
Alexandria
Ethan Chafin
Gaston
Mickey Markley
Muncie
Adam James
Daniel Lambert
Samantha McRae
Zach Sterling
Elkhart County
Elkhart 
Brandi Foster
Floyd County
New Albany
Jabin Wright
Fountain County
Veedersburg
Jerry McGlade
Fulton County
Akron
Abril Baca
Kewanna
Cydnie Smith
Macy
Sarah Bauder
Rochester
Madison Booth
Samantha Jo Bower
Myla Eskridge
Jessica Hippensteel
Adrienne Johnson
Rebekah Johnson
Makinzee Jordan
Anna Kamp
Andrew Kindig
Johanna Lopez
Brianna Mappin
Isabella Miller
Shanna Rogers
Michael Thomas
Kiele Wilson
Kaidin Yeazel
Grant County
Fairmount
Amylia Binkerd
Elijah Roberts
Gas City
Katelynn Ailes
Kaylinn Marsh
Jonesboro
Cassandra Bartels
Marion
Gabriel Conn
Jon Ferguson
Martin Fincannon
Paige Hancock
Naomi Hurlock
Ashtyn Joseph
Makinzie Leisure
Amanda Lines
Emily Little
Patricia McGruder
Josiah Mitchell
Chelsea Mitchener
Jessica Moore
Bryce Ralston
Megan Wilkins
Sims
Jessica Nester
Swayzee
Chelsie Bundrick
Adam Heyerly
Michael Richards
Van Buren
Blake McQueen
Hamilton County
Arcadia
Lauren Johnson
Paige Lawhorn
Christopher Overby
Atlanta
Bailly McGrew
Carmel
Katherine Dammeyer
Kennedy Kantner
Johnna Richey
Fishers
Cheryl Baker
Izriel Bingaman
Tiffanny El-Denny
Jessica Higgins
Tenisha Page
Brandi Yakubov
Noblesville
Ngozi Akerele
Kassidy Browning
Allie Hueston
Abigayle Lutz
Brianna Perrine
Gurinder Sembhi
Kaitlin Shaffer
Sheridan
Rachel Bailey
Angel Brown
Dylan Schieman
Westfield
Crizelda Aramboles
Jonathan Barber
Angel Marquez
Destiny McMiller
Berthe Tchamgue Nkamhoe
Deanna Tomaszewski
Hancock County
New Palestine
Luke Yonts
Hendricks County
Avon
Lindsey Hewitt
Henry County
Dunrieth
Ronald Elliott
Middletoen
Delanee Frye
New Castle
Donna Lee-Adams
Howard County
Flora
William Nichols
Galveston
Josh Sturgell
Greentown
Brittney Eckart
Bobbi Evans
Stephanie Frakes
Tonya Frakes
Amy Greathouse
Tracy Herr
Leah Jarrell
Clayton Mckillip
Allison Salkie
Dustin Turnpaugh
Clarissa Vasquez
Kokomo
Baylie Alder
Candia Alder
Madison Alexander
Jody Andrews
Nevaeh Arrington
Bethany Babcock
Caleb Bailey
Tonita Bailey
William Baker
Gryphon Barry
Olivia Bell
Aidan Belt
Jonah Benic
Natasha Bishop
William Bornhorst
Blaine Bowman
Blake Bowman
Zachary Bowser
Jillian Braswell
Allison Bratcher
Christian Bratcher
Baleigh Brefford
Lila Brinkoetter
Keagonna Burks
Kaitlyn Burns
Nakeeta Burton
Adrienne Bush
Geordan Butler
Kayla Campbell
Nadia Carlos
Dreama Carter
Jason Castillo
Isabela Castorena
Andres Chavez
Jackie Chavez
Gavin Chorrushi
Vance Clark
Tommy Cleaver
Juliana Cohon
Bridget Cole
Joseph Collins
Joel Contreras
Searra Cooper
La’Dasia Cornell
Ransom Cornwall
Steven Cottingham
Skylore Crousore
Breana Darlin
Mary Daulton
Chandra Davis
Mason Davis
Maria DeCleene
Abigail Deditch
Tunisia Douglas
Jennifer Dronet
Eli Dubbels
Angela Durben
Abigail Durham
Domonick Durham
William Eaker
Alec Ealy
Jania Eddington
Elizabeth Edwards
Nicole Edwards
Elizabeth Ennis
Jennifer Farmer
Greggory Farrell
Heather Ferren
Molly Fivecoate
Kieli Fogg
Tyler Foster
Shanda Fowler
Golda Fox
Jenna Fridholm
Austyn Galbreath
Kayleigh Galloway
Dreyton Gambrell
Elizabeth Garber
Stephanie Garland
Andrew Gerlach
Trevion Geyton
Amanda Gingerich
Ariel Glover
Eva Gonzales
A’Kura Green
Mason Groves
Anna Guyer
Travis Hagan
Jean Hager
Dorothy Hahn-Morris
Shea Hankins
Aaliyah Harmon
Antonio Haro Gaeta
McKennah Harrell
Stephany Harris
Nolan Hartleroad
Makayla Harvey
Stacy Hayes
Shaquanda Haywood
Jaeden Hero
Glaciea Hester
Shea Hileman
Miyoko Hill
Rachel HIllman
Jocelynn Hood
Tate Hubbert
Tiffani Hunt
Melissa Hunter-Walton
Tiffani Husband
Chloe Johnson
Redrickia Jones
Alec Judeika
Sophia Justice
Courtney Kendall
Autumn Kilgore
Rebel Kuyoth-akers
Anh La
Kylee Lauderbaugh
Kahlani Locklear
Selena London
Brayden Lovelace
Gia Lowery
Keryn Lumpkin-Mucha
Logan Mansfield
Gabrielle Marks
Alexys Martin
Amaya Martin
Mark Martin
Nicole May
Cheyenne McCombs
Dorothy McKee
Alisha McKinley
Paige McLaughlan
Charles Miller
Michael Modesitt
Cheyanne Monroe
Ashlie Murphy
Rileigh Murphy
Garrett Myers
Teddie Mygrant
Trae Nearon
Emma Nelson
Braxton Nickels
Richard Nussbaum
Trevor Oakes
Jaidyn Ogle
Ethan Page
Christopher Palmer
Madisyn Pearce
RayAija Peoples
Alexandra Perkins
Samantha Phillips
Rebekah Price
Tonita Price-Taylor
Jordan Purvis
Jared Pyle
Arissa Rabbits
Kathryn Rafferty
Jack Rawlings
Serena Reed
Carolyn Reyes
Nabria Richardson
Haley Roberts
Aaron Robertson
Jackie Robertson
Matias Rodriguez
Vanessa Romero
Trista Rose
Kaidence Rouse
Kane Roush
Marissa Rowe
Amber Rudzena
Levi Rutherford
Kayla Salinas
Daley Sams
Declan Schelbert
Marijah Scott
Kimberly Sears
Cole Shane
Breana Sharp
Avery Shelton
Jackie Shelton
Caylee Shepard
Alicia Shields
Shelley Shook
Jalen Short
Kinley Short
Alethea Shumaker
Heather Sibert
Katlin Sites
Monica Slonaker
Jocelyn Smith
Kaesha Smith
Kiara Smith
Makaela Smith
Jennifer Snay
Nicholas Sommer
Ryleigh Sosbe
A’mya Sparger-Withers
Allison Spurlin
Levi Stapleton
David Stewart
Tatyana Stidwell
Shelby Stiller
Corrine Stone
Courtney Stover
Amanda Sutherlin
Jesse Swain
Aniya Sweet
Andrea Taylor
Morgan Taylor
Kevin Thang
Devon Thomas
Kayla Thompson
Taylor Toney
Keisha Torres
Kylie Trusty
Kwanisha Tyson
Madelyn Uncapher
John Utterbeck Jr
Lyndsy Varnado
Nghi Vo
Sabrina Walmsley
James Walsh
Melanie Walsh
Amy Walters
Jalynn Warden
Kaitlynne Watanabe
Stephen Watkins
Heather Wellons
Garrett Wiley
Brayden Williams
Mercedes Williams
Edith Willoughby
Jason Wilson
Kelly Wilson
Stephanie Woodhouse
Maryann Woodruff
Brianna Woody
Tamara Word
Kimberly Yates
Kylie York
Deonte Young
Russiaville
Raelynn Boffo
Bethany Caine
Olivia Carlson
Maddison Copenhaver
Alison Cregar
Alycia Davis
Joseph Goodwin
Autumn Jackson
Kelly Jackson
Kyndal Mellady
Hailey Miller
Jesse Polk
Jacob Reed
Cameron Rice
Teri Root
Gavin Schmidt
Ethan Stahl
Sharpsville
Ezra Philapy
Kirsten Swihart
Jasper County
Rennselaer
Kayli Wireman
Wheatfield
Tiffany Tisdale
Jay County
Dunkirk
Travis Decker
Andrea Weekley
Portland
Nancy Donathan
Kosciusko County
Warsaw
Diane Fitzpatrick
La Porte County
Trail Creek
Dakota Kaplan
Lake County
Gary
Teresa George
Hammond
Lisa Slavo
Madison County
Alexandria
Elizabeth Summers
Ethan Walls
Anderson
Amanda Case
Coyalett Nunn
Marilyn Perkins
Elwood
Brooke Beeman
Sheila Martin
Taylor Robison
Noah Werline
Pendleton
Jacob Curtsinger
Brahampreet Kaur
Marion County
Indianapolis
Dee Ehrhardt
Kenisha Heard
Zola King
Kendra Lanier
Thomas Layton
John LeVeque
Marcus McGee
Hunter Miller
Tariro Ngorosha
Maleeha Qazi
Monyae Young
Steven Ziolkowski
Marshall County
Argos
Jordan Lewis
Miami County
Akron
Thomas Lane
Amboy
Rachael Allen
Alex Ringeisen
Bunker Hill
Mackenzie Butler
Bailey Dausch
Chloe Herschberger
Brett Peters
Colten Pitner
Brandi Serrano
Mason Shircliff
Wesley Yoars
Converse
Bryan Long
Sarah Waymire
Denver
Sydney Berry
Elizabeth Binkerd
Autumn Crowe
Denise Gordon
Chloe Keith
Ashlyn Main
Theressa Richardson
Teresa Shilling
Trevor Simons
David Sunday
Landon Thomas
Kokomo
Jeremy Crousore
Macy
Tammy Basarabski
Courtney Bowen
Ebony Hibner
Austin Knauff
Eric Masters
Jordan Moore
Riley Rigney
AnnaMarie Walker
Jessa Wilhelm
Mexico
Jason Keown
Peru
Steven Allen
Courtney Azbell
Gabriel Baker
Abigail Becraft
Freddie Bishop
Ruby-Jo Bockover
Kayla Boggs
Kayla Boggs
K’Mia Bontrager
Brianna Bowman
Arianna Bradley
Lilly Bradshaw
Rebecca Braun
Marcus Bricker
Dailynn Butzin
Ava Caldwell
Isabella Camden
Roberta Cattin
Summer Chambers
emma chase
Nicholas Davis
Jaedyn Day
Noel Dominique
Eleyna Enders
Lindsay Flanery
Dawn Fraley
Chad French
Donald Fuller
Dawn Gatliff
Leah Graber
Elizabeth Hacker
Catherine Hanley
Leslie Havens
Sara Hawley
Mackenzie Howard
Dakota Howell
Isabella Ingalsbe
Miranda Irving
Jami Jenkins
Keith Johnson
Tanisha Johnson
Ryan Jones
Robert Kieninger
Cadence Korba
Jeremy Lloyd
Melody Martin
Kaylen McKinney
Brittni McPhearson
Adison Miles
Rebecca Mitchell
Jacob Morris
Stacy Moser
Rebecca Moxley
Traci Mudd
Kellen Mullins
Erica Mummert
Taryn Mygrant
Kaitlyn Nice
Aaron Offenberger
Vonda Oldaker
Jenifer Paxton
Audrey Piel
Kendra Radabaugh
Alaina Ramer
Jason Ramer
Andrea Raymer
Makenna Ritter
Jesse Roberts
Skylar Russell
Christine Rust
Logan Scherer
Shianne Short-Bowden
Eric Smith
Kirsti Smith
Vanessa Smith
Dawson Sparks
Dallas Stevens
Anthony Strohecker
Russell Sumpter
Jennifer Vigar
Heather Waites
Marley Watson
Logan White
Shanna White
Amber Wilson
Cossette Wilson
Timothy Yancy
Monroe County
Bloomington
Elizabeth Allen
Montgomery County
Crawfordsville
Kaitlyn Toler
Newton County
Kentland
Dylan Robbins
Pulaski County
Francesville
Alyson Bazan
Zander Deutscher
Kelsey Gutwein
Elva Martinez
Destiny Villarreal
Kewanna
Hanna Weldon
Medaryville
Gracie Eberhart
Wendy Salazar
Monterey
Kailey Beaver
Star City
Makayla Felda
Katelin Popejoy
Winamac
Sierra Burch
Cheyenne Crider
Kayla Crouse
Deana Fort
Cheyenne Holguin
Tonya Kasten
Allison Keller
Kristofer Mill
Erin Schwartz
Evan Werner
Putnam County
Fillmore
Randolph County
Marcus England
Shelby County
Morristown
Abigail Huxford-Siegel
St. Joseph County
Mishawaka
Rose Moreland
Starke County
North Judson
Kassie Pruitt
Tippecanoe County
Battle Ground
Tyler Miller
Lileigh Mulford
Lafayette
Erica Abney
David Eccles
Samantha Kyger
Tammy Mikels
Christina Norfleet
Shalanda Nunn
West Lafayette
Sarah Cover
Blake Creed
Dustin Hamilton
Bowen Huang
Punsith Ratnayake
Tipton County
Elwood
Chantel Howell
Kempton
Samantha DeSpain
Will Sayers
Sharpsville
Keegan Duncan
Michael Kraner
Tipton
Cindy Ballou
Dakota Bess
Jessica Cage
Taylor Cline-Wallen
Caden Crawford
Katherine Diamond
Joshua Flint
Kymberly Gregory
Tori Hearn
Christian Hunter
Emily Kesterson
Joseph Mahaney
Meredith Rivers
Kayla Schmitt
Ryan Speer
Becky Spencer
Kobe Stephens
Laurie Stoops
Evan Vandevender
Stephen Vanneste
Kelsey Yundt
Windfall
Phillip Duff
Breanna Kerr
Mallory Leggett
Joni Ripberger
Spencer Tate
Adan Trujillo
Wabash County
Andrews
John Willett
La Fontaine
Erin Denney
Tiffanie Miller
Lagro
Jessica Wischman
North Manchester
Savannah Mosley
Peru
Tami Baker
Colton Byrum
Savannah Wagoner
Roann
Jennifer Deck
Blakely Herren
Urbana
Kyle Sparks
Wabash
Chasity Bishir
Jared Boone
Alvah Copeland
Jordan Culver
Jillian Fishback
Treavor Floor
Eli Murphy
Carrie Rebholz
Zachary Smith
Ruth Sturgill
Casey Swan
Bailey Thompson
Audra Watkins
White County
Burnettsville
Lizbeth Reyes
Idaville
Vikie Sorrell
Monticello
Rachel Bates
Moriah Burrows
Vilma De Mendoza
Kathryn Lindley
Colorado
Colorado Springs
Austin Frey
Illinois
Midlothian
Catrale Ellick
Ohio
Galloway
Robert Hoffman
Virginia
Harrisonburg
Joseph Cadwell
Wyoming
Riverton
Yailyn Haworth