KOKOMO, Ind. – Six students from the Kokomo and Logansport campuses of Ivy Tech Community College have been named to the 2018 All-Indiana Community College Academic Team. They were among 44 Ivy Tech students statewide honored at a celebration event March 16 at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington Campus.

Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for community colleges, developed the All-USA Community College Academic Team program to recognize high-achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

Those named to the All-Indiana Team, which included nomination for the All-USA team, included Kristi Brenner, a Human Services major from Logansport, and Jim Montgomery, a Human Services major from Kokomo. Both are members of the Alpha Phi Pi Chapter at the Ivy Tech Kokomo campus.  Members of the Beta Gamma Zeta Chapter who were honored included Alexis Carr, Medical Office Administration graduate from Rochester; Anjanette Wallace, Nursing major from Macy; Carlie Deardorff, General Studies major from Logansport; and Carrie Sherer, Biology major from Logansport.

Top students in the competition were recognized as recipients of scholarships through the program. Kokomo’s Jim Montgomery was named winner of a $750 One America Scholar award.

The academic competition scores students on academic honors, activities including leadership and work experience, and an essay. This year, the All-Indiana program added a new category and now recognizes students in university transfer and workforce pathways.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region