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School news

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:01 am

College

•Abigail Peterson, a sophomore animal science/pre-veterinary medicine major from Fort Wayne, recently performed in the University of Findlay's symphonic band and wind ensemble spring concert.

•Jared Jackson of Fort Wayne received the Bob Jones University Legacy Scholarship. Jackson also received the Bob Jones University Academic Excellence and Leadership Award. The university is located in Greenville, S.C.

•Indiana Tech Law School will hold an open house 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the courtroom of the new building at the west end of the main campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

•Indiana Tech will hold a home school visit day 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 29 at 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Call 422-5561 or visit www.IndianaTech.edu.events for more information.

•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will hold a discussion regarding issues affecting black men 1:30-3 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. James Moore, associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio State University, will speak. Free admission. The African American Male Initiative will hold an advance community cookout 3-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing.

•National College recently recognized Tavara Phillips and Helen Starks as outstanding employees of the year for their service and dedication to the Fort Wayne campus.

•Alyson Adams of Wabash was inducted April 14 into the Southeast Missouri State University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Miscellaneous

•Concordia Lutheran High School students and teacher Timothy LaCroix departed June 3 for a German exchange program, where they will stay with host families from Ludenscheid, attend school events and travel for four weeks.

•Kiddie Academy, a new child-care learning center, is scheduled to open this summer at 11627 Coldwater Road. Visit www.kiddieacademy.com for more information or call owner Hajira Khan at 418-8088.

•Questa Foundation for Education announced it is accepting applications until July 1 for the Virgil and Mildred Roy “Nursing” Scholarship, as well as the Edward C. Dodez “Dartmouth College” Scholarship. The Roy Scholarship is intended to assist nursing students pursuing an RN degree at IPFW or University of Saint Francis, and the Dodez Scholarship assists Dartmouth College undergraduate students with scholarships based upon academic and financial merit. Visit www.questafoundation.org for more information.

•Brandon Walter Werling of Leo-Cedarville was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

•Whitko School announced the retirement of six staff members: George Hainje, Whitko Middle School principal (16 years); Vonda Lehman, Whitko bus driver (38 years); Rita Mohr, South Whitley Elementary teacher (39 years); Bruce Hansen, South Whitley Elementary principal (1 1/2 years); Kay Gibson, Whitko High School bus driver and resource assistant (24 years); and Brenda Walpole, South Whitley Elementary teacher (29 1/2 years).

•The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans announced winners of the Horatio Alger Indiana Scholarship: Ross N. Barrientos, Bishop Luers; Ashley A. Bruner, Louis R. Ortega-Aguilar and Katana I. Heredia, Northrop; Hannah M. Harris, Blackhawk Christian; and Jessica D. Kim, Homestead.

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