University News – September 26

Ivy Tech summer dean’s list

The following local students made the summer dean’s list at Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Southeast:

Columbus: Kathleen Ammon, Sydney Anthis, Charles Ayres, Zakia Zaman Badhon, Megan Batton, Haley Boatright, Nicole Braciliano, Bailey Branstetter, Timothy Burdine, Grant Burton, Judy Compton, Heather Conrad, Kaitlynne Fisher, Rebecca Freeman, Brittnay Gonzalez, Kevin Graham, Hannah Gregory, Jacob Hill, Carrie Hoover, Bradley Jenkins, Emily Joyce, Angie Kramer, Sarah Lucas, Drew Lyvers, Pierre Mbaye, Samantha Neville, Kayla Pettit, Kaylee Roberts, Parker Roberts, Allison Shoop, Brian Stillabower, Micheal Stillabower, Ronna Swincher, Elizabeth Vance and Alyssa Worman.

Elizabethtown: Heather Brown, Manuela Macias, Mackenzie Wint, Martin Smith and Rebekah Wiley.

Hope: Amanda Hoffman and Christina Lefler.

North Vernon: Melissa Chadd, Daniel Cox, Chelsea Estes, Karoline Field, Edrei Garcia, Ocklawaha Holt, Autumn Jahrries, Lauren Langtange, Billy Morris, Elizabeth Robertson, Halie Schneider, Henry Schultz, Chelsie Short, Andrea Weber and Heather Whicker.

Scipio: Amanda Broady and Shelby Luhn.

Dean’s list status is awarded to students who have earned 12 or more credit hours, are enrolled in at least six credit hours during the term and have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

Scholarship winner

Zacharia Johnson, a Hauser High School graduate and University of Evansville student, received a $1,000 Balanced Man Scholarship from the local chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Sigma Phi Epsilon is a leadership organization that awards more than $225,000 to 180 campuses across the country during the 2016-17 academic year, through the Balanced Man Scholarship. The Balanced Man Scholarship rewards men who exemplify the qualities of a sound mind and sound body, as Sigma Phi Epsilon believes that they are two ideas essential to leading a balanced life.

After completing an application, Zacharia was selected as a finalist then continued to an interview process. He received the scholarship at a banquet on Sept. 19.

IUPUC MBA program

An hour-long information session about the Master of Business Administration degree program at IUPUC will start at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Room 176 at IUPUC, 4601 Central Ave., Columbus.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the eligibility criteria and process for admission and to ask questions.

Working adults interested in expanding their career opportunities and college graduates with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline are encouraged to attend.

The program is a general management course offered at the Columbus campus, and offers a part-time format with modular curriculum where students take classes twice a week and graduate in two years with an MBA degree.


Advance registration is requested, but not required. RSVP: Kevin McCracken, 812-348-7302 or [email protected].

Boiler Bridge event

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is hosting a series of free, public community Boiler Bridge events to help college-curious youth and parents learn more about all fields of study at Purdue while showcasing local Purdue Extension programs.

One of the Boiler Bridge events is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Jennings County Public Library, 2375 State Road 3, North Vernon.

Purdue academic counselors will be available to answer questions concerning college costs, available scholarships, financial aid, campus life, career opportunities, placement resources and more.

Youth interested in college and their parents can also gain specific details about different paths through junior high or high school that could serve as springboards to Purdue academic degrees. Parents can also find out more about important application dates, campus housing options and Purdue dining.

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