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Local students honored for Leadership at Ivy Tech Community College

first_imgKiev, Ukraine:Yaroslava Eckiss “We are pleased to offer this program, and are very proud of the development of the students in it,” said Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “Students in the program have grown tremendously, and have taken on various opportunities to expand their skills.” The Ivy Tech Student Leadership Academy is a leadership development program designed specifically for Ivy Tech students.  SLA provides students with an opportunity to further develop their leadership and professional development skills, while learning more about the history and traditions of the College.  This state-wide program has a standard structure and curriculum that is offered to students through the region in which they are enrolled. Evansville:Megan UtleyStephanie TaberMarla DupontStorm Brewer Rockport:Makayla Lee Johansen Nine local students were honored recently among 160 from throughout the state at the Ivy Tech Community College Student Leadership Academy (SLA) graduation ceremony. Those honored included: Chicago:Laura Hoskinscenter_img Each SLA graduate received a specially designed medallion that they will be permitted to wear during Commencement.  In addition, they will receive a scholarship for a 3-credit hour course that could be used the spring semester immediately following. The goals of the program are to:Develop students leadership skillsDevelop students professional development skillsDevelop future student and alumni leadersEnhance retention of students from fall to spring semesterIncrease participants pride in the College The 160 students were chosen through a competitive application process, with more than 600 students applying. Students from each region were selected to participate in the 10-week co-curricular program, and have successfully completed the program. The students were honored at a luncheon where Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann, addressed the graduates. In addition, Sam Centellas, the executive director of La Casa de Amistad from South Bend, Ind. provided the keynote address. Nairobi, Kenya:Christine Oreyo FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Madisonville, Ky.:Ebon Ellislast_img read more