University News – October 31

Locals earn degrees from university

Twelve Columbus graduates recently received degrees from Western Governors University Indiana. They are:

•Annette Haley, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

•Bethanie Murphy, Master of Science in Nursing — Leadership and Management

•Elizabeth Sharp, Bachelor of Science in Business — Human Resource Management

•Jennifer Tekulve, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)

•Sarah Giles, Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management

•Amy Roseberry, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

•Jason Hodges, Bachelor of Science in IT — Software Emphasis

•Jill McCain, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

•John Lehue, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

•Karen Crawl, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

•Michael Stroh, Masters of Business Administration

•Ross Kunkler, MBA in Management and Strategy

IUPUC conducting scholarship lunch

The IUPUC Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday at the Columbus Learning Center provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients to meet the donors who fund their scholarships, and personally thank them for their generosity. It also allows donors to hear firsthand from students about the ways in which their contributions change lives.

Twenty-six scholarships are funded by donors totaling more than $25,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year. Eight Bartholomew County residents and four Jennings County residents are among the scholarship recipients.

The students, by name, city, scholarship, amount and major are:

•Rory Bauman, Columbus, IUPUC Scholarship, $1,000, pre-elementary education

•Kelby Bennett, Columbus, Faurecia Technologies LLC Scholarship, $1,000, Vujovich Scholarship in Engineering, $4,000, mechanical engineering

•Ariel Burton, North Vernon, Hendershot Nursing Scholarship, $ 1,000, nursing

•Taylor Cruz, North Vernon, Engelstad Nursing Scholarship, $1,000, nursing

•Jessica Day, Scipio, IUPUC Scholarship, $1,000, management

•Ashley Dieter, Elizabethtown, Faurecia Technologies LLC Scholarship, $1,000, Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship, $1,000, finance

•Ellen Patterson, Scipio, Harold and Jackie McConnell Scholarship, $500, communication studies

•Mikala Greenlee, Hope, Taylor Brothers Scholarship, $1,000, management

•Heather Gross, Columbus, IUPUC Scholarship, $1,000 nursing

•Nicole Klee, Columbus, Brooke E. Tuttle Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, $1,000, Zonta Club Scholarship, $500, engineering

•Alyssa Sills, Columbus, IUPUC Alumni Association Scholarship, $1,000, Blue & Company Scholarship, $500, accounting

•Sara VanDePutte, Columbus, IUPUC Scholarship, $1,000, National Association Insurance & Financial Advisors Scholarship $500, finance

IUPUC accepting teacher nominations

The IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies and the Community Education Coalition, is accepting nominations for the 2017 Edna V. Folger Outstanding Teacher Award.

The award recognizes the work of a full-time elementary or secondary school teacher working at a public, private, or parochial school in Bartholomew County. The recipient receives a $4,000 stipend from Faurecia, a personal award from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning and their name on a permanent plaque in the Columbus Learning Center.

A classroom teacher may be nominated by any individual or group. Nominations should include biographical information, reasons for nomination, letters of recommendation and support materials.

Nomination instructions are available from the IUPUC Center for Teaching and Learning, the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. administrative offices and in the main office of schools throughout Bartholomew County. Nomination forms may also be downloaded at

The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. Jan. 9, 2017.