University News – August 14

Local resident receives $2,000 scholarship

Rachel Davis, Columbus, recently received a $2,000 scholarship from National Catholic Society of Foresters, a fraternal life insurance society.

Davis is a member of the Foresters Holy Family Court 1 in Chicago.

Headquartered in Mount Prospect, Illinois, the organization is a member-based fraternal organization established in 1891 to reach out and help Catholics in communities through the United States.

Ivy Tech recognizes outstanding alumni

A local resident is among 14 honorees for the Outstanding Alumni Award from Ivy Tech Community College.

Brian Heaton, Columbus, is senior director of field service east division for Omnicell. He has been a reserve sheriff’s deputy since 2001 and is a board member for the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair for six years.

The college recognizes graduates with outstanding professional or personal achievements since completing their education at Ivy Tech with the award.

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Student works on plan for Direct Care for Me

EVANSVILLE — Lauren Wirth, Columbus, was part of a University of Evansville student team that developed a digital marketing plan for Direct Care for Me. This company helps primary care physicians convert to direct primary care, a low-cost, no insurance necessary payment model.

Wirth is a marketing major at University of Evansville.

Harrison College offers presentation for parents

Harrison College will show a humorous video targeted toward parents of struggling young adults.

The college will sponsor “Frustrated Parents Night” at 6 p.m. Friday at the Upland Columbus Pump House, 148 Lindsey St.

The video will be accompanied by a session where parents and the young adults can meet with representatives of the college and learn more about direction, support and choices in motivating young adults.

For more information or to make a reservation, limited to two reservations per family, visit: