University News – February 10

University news

Local students graduate from universities

Xavier University

Columbus: Emily Kim

DePauw University

Columbus: Kira Singer

Western Governors University:

Columbus: Nicole Boyer, Ellen Forister, Jonathan Sindlinger, John Duty, Jacob Hatton, Elizabeth Hornby, Renea Summers.

Students named to Dean’s list

Trevecca Nazarene University

Columbus: Lydia Hammons

Miami University, Ohio

Columbus: Sidney Roese, Grace Sonderman, Sarah Pankratz.

Emerson College

Columbus: Alexander Hahn

Xavier University

Columbus: Emily Kim

Ashland University

Columbus: Elizabeth Simpson, Katlin Meek.

Indiana University

Columbus: Jacqueline Cowan

Ivy Tech plans Express Enrollment Day

Ivy Tech Community College will host Express Enrollment Day in more than 20 locations across Indiana on from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. During the event, prospective students can visit participating Ivy Tech locations for an in-person enrollment experience in time for classes that start March 16.

With Ivy Tech staff onsite, participants will have the opportunity to register for classes, discuss financial aid options and meet with academic advisors. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about assessment options. For participants without school transcripts or test scores to provide, the ACCUPLACER assessment can assist them in determining the classes that align with their needs.

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Trent scholarship applications available

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, a scholarship memorializing the student whose fight against cancer and enthusiastic support of the Purdue football team captured national attention, is now open for applications. The deadline to apply is Feb. 17.

Funded through a combination of gifts, the scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus who have encountered serious physical or similarly daunting adversity in their pursuit of higher education. First-year students through seniors are eligible, in any discipline. Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by others.

Trent, who earned an associate degree from Purdue in computer information technology, was diagnosed with bone cancer at age 15. He founded Teens With a Cause, which recruits young people to perform service projects for families affected by cancer. At Purdue, he joined the Dance Marathon club, a student organization that raises funds and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, where he received treatment. He also worked as a sports writer for the Exponent, Purdue’s student newspaper.

As the first student member of the Director’s Advancement Board of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Trent helped raise cancer awareness with a younger audience. He was named honorary team captain for Purdue’s Hammer Down Cancer football game, which raises funds for the center. Trent died Jan. 1, 2019, at his home in Carmel.

Columbus student to perform

ANGOLA — Bernard Woon, Columbus, a mechanical engineering major at Trine University, will perform in a Feb. 23 concert at the university. The Trine University Wind Ensemble will perform “I Spy: A Concert of Espionage” begins at 3 p.m. and the concert is free and open to the public.