*Beth Aeschliman of Bluffton, Alyssa Lehrman of Decatur and Carly Ellis of Roanoke received the Huntington University Department of Nursing pin with the department emblem.
*IPFW will offer a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, beginning fall 2012. For more information, contact Terri Swim at 481-6442 or email@example.com.
*These students, who rank academically at the top of the junior class, participated as Junior Marshals at the University of Saint Francis Commencement May 5: From Fort Wayne: Jordan Crouch, Corynn Miller and Julie Raines. From New Haven: Aaron Franke. From Roanoke: Meghann Kiester.
*Indiana Tech announced Jessica L. Anderson has joined the Indiana Tech Law School staff as assistant dean for admissions, while Ruth deWit also has joined the law school as administrative assistant.
*Indiana Tech conferred its first doctoral degrees in global leadership at the university's commencement ceremony on May 19. Two students have completed the Ph.D. program, which began in August 2009, including Stacey Little of Attica and Erik Magner of Fort Wayne.
*Zoe Diaz-Martin, of Fort Wayne and a senior at Connecticut College, New London, Conn., was awarded the Barbara Shattuck Kohn '72 Environmental Studies Award.
*Alexa Larkin of Fort Wayne, a May graduate of Indiana State University, recently completed service as a RHIC Scholar with the Terre Haute-based Rural Health Innovation Alliance.
*Meghan Renee Soat of Fort Wayne made the spring 2012 Chancellor's List at the University of North Carolina, Ashville.
*Tara Olivero of Fort Wayne, a student at Ball State University, has received a scholarship to participate in the Fulbright AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study) Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.
*The Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences recently announced the following students have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa: From Auburn: Christopher Pease. From Bluffton: Isaiah Steffen. From Fort Wayne: Tyler Chernesky, Erin Gould, Tarun Jain, Lauren Kirlin and Katherine Lauer. From Monroeville: Audrey Rosene.
*Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announces 2012 student scholarship and grant recipients:
Chancellor's Scholarship: Recipients will receive $6,000 ($3,000 per academic year) toward college tuition and fees at Ivy Tech. 2012 Recipients: Katelyn Chapman, Leo High School; Naomi Abel, home schooled; and Austin Scheiner, Wayne Trace High School.
Choice Scholarship: Recipients will receive $1,000 toward college tuition and fees at Ivy Tech. 2012 Recipients: Jeffrey Holbrook, Lakewood Park Christian High School; Alyssa Gingerich, Harlan Christian High School; Colene Smart, home schooled; Eden Aker, Columbia City High School; Kalene Winn, Heritage High School; Brooke Jones, Angola High School; Mattew Todd, Homestead High School; Mariah Cowans, Bellmont High School; Drake Atchley, Harlan Christian High School; Gabriel Crowder, Eastside High School; Matthew Krueger, home schooled; Danica Forbes, Prairie Heights High School; Loruel Nierman, home schooled; Jason Zwick, Homestead High School; Kayla Brunner, Huntington North High School; Courtney Fender, Angola High School; and Ashton Draper, Hamilton High School.
Craftsman Tool Grant: The Collision Repair Education Foundation awards the Craftsman Tool Grant, which offers the recipient a Craftsman 268-piece Mechanic Tool Set with Lift-Top Lid Case, Craftsman mechanics gloves and a 10-drawer heavy duty tool chest. Craftsman Tool Grants are awarded to a total of 17 students nationwide. The 2012 recipient at Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is Troy Ryan, an Automotive Technology student.
*Two members of the Concordia Theological Seminary have received special honors from Concordia University-Nebraska and Concordia University-Wisconsin.
On May 5 Concordia University, Seward, Neb., bestowed the Doctor of Laws degree on the Rev. Albert B. Wingfield, vice president of business affairs at CTS, in recognition of his dedication to growing the church and expanding Christian education at home and abroad.
On May 19 Dr. Dean O. Wenthe, professor of Exegetical Theology and president emeritus of CTS, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Concordia University, Mequon, Wis. This award recognizes an alumnus who has consistently demonstrated faithful stewardship of his talents and has rendered notable service to the church and to the university.
*Tonya Stoller, an economics teacher at Snider High School, has been awarded this year's Helen R. Foellinger Award for Excellence in Economic Education from Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. Stoller was recognized for her ongoing commitment to students and for instilling an awareness of the economic principles of the American free enterprise system. She received a green jacket, $1,000 honorarium and becomes a representative for excellence in economic education and Junior Achievement programs. The Foellinger Award is presented annually to one economics teacher selected from across northern Indiana.
*Taylor Mortorff was awarded a scholarship from the University Of Michigan Club of Fort Wayne and will attend the University of Michigan in the fall as a returning sophomore. Mortorff also was awarded a Garet and Carolyn Crosby scholarship administered by the local club.
In addition, the following students received an academic honorarium from the University Of Michigan Club Of Fort Wayne and will be attending in the fall as incoming freshmen:
Samantha Rahrig of Bishop Luers High School and Lauren Ash of Canterbury High School.
*People to People Ambassador Programs has chosen seven area students to travel to Europe on a 19 day peace promoting mission. Rhiannon Hurley, Nick Kaplan, Mandy Nayes, Colton Shanks, Paris Stream-Dau, Alli Skinner and Mitchell Scott have been selected as the 2012 People to People Student Ambassadors. The Student Ambassadors will be joined by the Delegation Leaders Karen Kersey and Sandy McCllean.
*The following people were recently recognized with the JA Golden Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic Education by Junior Achievement: Margaret Strum, Cyndi Knight, Art Karolyi, Kelly Johns, Kathy Turner, Kevin Dreibelbis, Chris Adams, Bruce Ingraham.
*Indiana Data Center, headquartered in Fort Wayne, presented a $500 grant to Warsaw Community Schools on May 23. The first place finalists in the YouTube video contest were announced at that time.
Indiana Data Center announced the video contest several months ago inviting students K-12 statewide to enter the contest and win the grant for their school. All entries are posted on Indiana Data Center's Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/IndianaDataCenter).
Students were asked to produce a short video illustrating the importance of IT disaster recovery, data back-up and data storage planning.
*The following students from this area received college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships: Alexis R. A. Goldsmith of Avilla, to go to Indiana University; and Michael J. Fliotsos of Fort Wayne to go to Michigan State University.
*Mary Byers, professional speaker and author, will receive the Distinguished Alumnus award at Concordia Lutheran High School's Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremony June 3.
She is a 1981 Concordia graduate and a resident of Springfield, Ill.