Ivy Tech Community College Recognizes Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients

first_imgIvy Tech Community College recently recognized 14 honorees at its annual Outstanding Alumni Award ceremony.Since 1998, the Outstanding Alumni Award (previously Alumni Achievement Award) has recognized graduates with outstanding professional or personal achievements since completing their education at Ivy Tech. The Award is designated for individuals who have made a positive contribution to the community or Ivy Tech through leadership and/or volunteering.“The Ivy Tech Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor given to recognize alumni from each region for their exceptional achievements,” said Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech. “We are proud of our hundreds of thousands of alumni that are contributing to their community, Indiana and beyond. We are successful because of all of these incredible graduates and their achievements.”The following alumni received the Outstanding Alumni Award for 2017:Nate Kloosterman, PT, DPT, OCS (Northwest region): Kloosterman is a physical therapist and founder/director of PhysioPoint Therapy and Wellness in Crown Point, Ind. In addition, he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Indiana Physical Therapy Association and the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce. After Ivy Tech, Kloosterman continued his formal education and leveraged his degree to become a successful entrepreneur.John Warren (North Central region): Warren is the CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority and the Tribal Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Warren works to improve the quality of life for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. In 1994, alongside Notre Dame’s Law School, he created the first draft application that led to the reaffirmation of the Pokagon Band’s sovereignty.Matthew Kruger (Northeast region): Kruger is a technical support specialist for the Panoramic Corporation. He built his first computer at the age of 13 and today is a creative, entrepreneurial person with a passion for electronics, robotics and additive manufacturing (3D printing).Jamie Metzinger (Lafayette region): Metzinger is a graduate teaching assistant at Purdue University. She has worked on behalf of and had leadership roles in a wide variety of organizations within her community such as Indiana Voices of Women, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, Big Brothers Big Sister and Habitat for Humanity.Yesenia Martinez (Kokomo region): Martinez is a case manager for the Counseling Partners LLC of Lafayette. This first-generation college graduate dedicates her time to helping others and serving disadvantaged students, some of which being graduates or current students of Ivy Tech. She also helps to mentor and direct individuals in disadvantaged immigrant populations to helpful resources.Caleb Churchill (East Central region): Churchill is the executive chef of the Horizon Convention Center. He has over 15 years of professional and paraprofessional cooking and kitchen management experience and three years of teaching experience. He works to be an individual with high ethics and an enthusiastic work ethic.Billie Elizabeth Hodges (Wabash Valley region): Hodges is an IT business consultant III for Duke Energy. This honors graduate was a model for student leadership that helped struggling students understand important concepts and techniques. Today, she has worked her way through the ranks as a respected technical consultant.David “Sarge” Anderson (Central Indiana region): Anderson is a grill cook for Indiana’s famous St. Elmo Steak House. Anderson also served as a sergeant for the United States Marine Corps. In addition to his over 35 years of food service industry experience, Anderson is a food service worker at the Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, where he positively impacts his fellow veterans.Shannon Shuman (Richmond region): Shuman is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C) at Reid Health.  She built her career on her practical nursing and associate’s degrees in nursing at Ivy Tech. After entering in a Master of Science nursing program, she became an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech. Completing her FNP-C has been her lifelong dream.Brian Heaton (Columbus region): Heaton is the senior director of field service east division for Omnicell. He has also been a reserve sheriff deputy since 2001 and a board member of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fair for six years. Heaton has supported a number of his community’s non-profits both financially and through volunteering. With over 30 years of medical industry experience, Heaton makes patient safety his utmost concern.Captain Michael D. Turner, USN, Ret. (Southeast region): Turner is a middle school and secondary publication teacher for Madison Consolidated Schools. He has made a significant impact on improving STEM related courses which made this public school corporation certified with Project Lead the Way. Turner was also one of 88 Selected Reserve U.S. Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison officers.Bo Drake (Southwest region): Drake is a workforce alignment executive at Ivy Tech Community College. He helped to launch the Skill UP II Indiana program created by the Southwestern Indiana Workforce Coalition. This effort brought major manufacturing partners together to collaborate and help solve workforce needs and get participants trained and hired. Drake’s efforts has taken their workforce program to the top of the state.Jennifer (Jen) Broida (Southern Indiana region): Broida is a physical therapist for SelectMed. She is praised for her commitment, dedication and professionalism and makes a lasting impact on her patients. Broida continues to give back to Ivy Tech with her time, treasure and talent and has welcomed in students for observations.Anna Weigand (Bloomington Region): Weigand is a clinical director for labor and delivery for the IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She is also a member and instructor for the Association for Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. Weigand was also a member and board president of United Way of Monroe County while she was a student where she spearheaded the board’s involvement in community outreach projects.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Gloves made easy for food retailers

first_imgEasy Glove is to launch a new product for the foodservice market to help businesses provide a practical, hygienic and fast way to serve customers.The Clean Hands System, which will be launched in the UK market in March, is a glove that can easily be put on and taken off through the use of a magnetic holder. This enables the operator to handle food and then remove the glove quickly to handle money. The glove features a magnetic collar, enabling it to be held in place while the hand is removed.It has been designed for bakeries, sandwich bars, cafés, mobile snack vans and delis anywhere food and money are handled by the same person.It is fully HACCP approved.Cost: £29.99 www.easyglove.co.uklast_img

The Lolly Gaggers Guide to Triathlon Training

first_imgLauren & Gracie Dog, not being athleticGracie and Lauren being sleepy and not athleticRunners World says if you are fit you can train for a triathlon in 6 weeks. No really, read the article.There is a website for beginner triathletes that provides free coaching and online training logs.Another website has a very handy 93 page training schedule for folks wanting to complete their first sprint triathlon.I have read all the articles, browsed books that were left on my bed side table by the triathlon fairy, and even fleetingly considered a training log. But there is one little problem. None, and I mean not one single resource accounts for the fact that I am a wuss and sometimes don’t want to bike, swim or run in a given day.I am a soft core athlete. Often my motivation to exercise is the extra snacks I will get to have later. Yes, I feel better when I am done. Yes, I like being fit. Yes, I know it is good for me… but so is sitting in a hammock and reading a good book. Are you with me?So when I decided to “train” for my first triathlon (the Patriot Triathlon in Williamsburg Virginia Sept 11 – 12, 2010), I knew it would be on my terms. And what are those terms? I am not totally sure.I can run a 5k.I can swim for a long time.I can tolerate a 16-20 mile bike although there will be some complaining on the way.Oh, more importantly, I am stubborn, and sometimes lazy and am frankly shocked that no one in my shoes has apparently ever tried one of these races.When I googled “lolly gagger triathlon” all I got were blogs by actual jocks who were commenting on how they were not lolly gaggers.There is nothing out there for someone like me. So, I will chart my own course as the say.Training schedule: Do stuff, as much as a I feel like it for as long as I can.Nutrition: I am mostly vegan so I think I will be ok.Cross Training: Yes. Yoga and dog walking count, right?Race day goals: Not to walk or drown.If you too want to be a lolly gagger and train for a sprint triathlon, good luck. My only advice is have fun. If you want to keep up with my lack of training, or general athletic laziness, you can follow my tri-blog. If you are a real athlete, I totally encourage you to read. I will make you feel much better about your purposeful training and skills.last_img read more

Shining Path Communication Network in Jungle of Peru Jungle Destroyed

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 The Peruvian Army destroyed a communication network used by the remaining forces of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) organization in the forest valley region of the Apurímac and Ene rivers, better known as VRAE, local press reported. This week an Army patrol entered a terrorist campsite in the Vizcatán area, from which the Path is assumed to have attacked Sanabamba Base soldiers last Friday, resulting in one casualty and four wounded soldiers. Mayor Luis Balbuena, spokesman for the Pichari military post, told the newspaper El Comercio de Lima that “the terrorist groups have been demobilized due to the lack of communication they are experiencing, and it will be several days before they can re-establish it.” Balbuena confirmed that the military operation continued on Thursday in the area where the Path’s campsites were located. Although the Armed Forces state that there were casualties among the subversives, Balbuena explained that Path members “do not leave their wounded (or dead in the field)” for fear that they might be identified and interrogated. “Nevertheless, we know that they have suffered casualties,” he said. The military operation this week in the Vizcatán has left one soldier wounded by the shrapnel of an explosive thrown by Path members, the source confirmed. According to state information quoted by El Comercio, about 300 Shining Path members compose the main forces of the organization called the Shining Path Central Regional Committee, led by Víctor Quispe Palomino, aka camarada José.last_img read more

Former Trojan football players make NFL impact

first_imgFormer USC quarterback Sam Darnold steps back in the pocket to throw a pass at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)USC continued its annual tradition of sending multiple players to the NFL, with four Trojans selected in the 2018 Draft and others signed to teams as undrafted free agents. With this year’s four draft picks, the Trojans have had 504 players drafted into the league, the most of any school in the country. Here’s a look at this year’s Trojan draft class and the undrafted free agents with a chance to make an impact on NFL rosters this season.QB Sam DarnoldRound 1, Pick 3 Overall New York JetsThe Rose Bowl winning signal caller will begin his NFL career in the Big Apple, looking to turn around a Jets team that went a 10-22 over the last two years. Though he was picked to be their quarterback of the future, he’ll have to fight for the opportunity to start Week 1 of the season, as he’ll compete with veteran quarterbacks Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for that chance. Darnold has performed fairly well so far through two preseason games, going 21-of-29 passing for 158 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Although Bridgewater and McCown have played well to this point, reports suggest that the team might be leaning toward letting the former Trojan start under center Week 1.RB Ronald Jones IIRound 2, Pick 38 OverallTampa Bay Buccaneers Jones was the fourth running back selected in this years draft, going to a Bucs team desperately in need of playmaking from the tailback position. So far, Jones has ceded the starting role to Payton Barber, but has shared some of the first team work with him. Jones has struggled thus far in the offseason, with reports of trouble in pass protection and ball security, as well as subpar performances in the two preseason games to date. Jones is still a uniquely talented player, and the Buccaneers use of a second round pick on him shows the faith they have in him to be a dynamic part of their offense. If he can flip the switch soon, he has the opportunity to have a big year down in Tampa.OLB Uchenna Nwosu Round 2, Pick 48 Overall Los Angeles ChargersThe edge rusher had a huge season for the Trojans last year, serving as a terror to opposing quarterbacks with 9.5 sacks and 14 pass breakups. His production earned him a high draft spot from the Chargers, with whom he’ll be able to play in his home city of Carson, Calif. The Chargers add Nwosu to a front seven already featuring Pro-Bowlers Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, a fact that should open up plenty of opportunities for the ex-Trojan as a pass-rusher. He’s impressed so far through the offseason, drawing rave reviews from coaches and teammates, and has done well in the preseason, securing a sack in his first game and adding a number of quarterback pressures in both his performances.DE Rasheem GreenRound 3, Pick 79 Overall Seattle SeahawksSomewhat an enigma of a prospect, projected everywhere from the first to the fourth round during the pre-draft process, Rasheem Green has probably gotten off to the hottest start of all the Trojans entering the league this year. Through two preseason contests, Green has racked up an  impressive three sacks, 13 tackles and seven quarterback hits. The Seahawks are in desperate need of players to step up on the defensive line after the departures of Pro-Bowlers Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson and Cliff Avril this year. If Green continues to maintain his stellar level of play through the season, he’ll make a huge difference for a reloading Seahawks defense.WR Deontay BurnettUndrafted Free Agent Tennessee TitansOne of the bigger surprises of this year’s draft for the Trojans was Burnett going undrafted after a year, where he led the Trojans in receiving, posting an impressive statline of 1,114 yards and 9 touchdowns. He seems to have been a steal so far for the Titans, who lack strong options at the wide receiver position. Burnett has performed remarkably well so far for the Titans in training camp, developing a strong chemistry with quarterback Marcus Mariota as well as showcasing great route running and hands. He’s been nagged by some injuries in the preseason so far, but managed to make some nice plays in the last game. Look for him to potentially become an important part of Tennessee’s passing attack.WR Steven MitchellUndrafted Free Agent Los Angeles RamsMitchell went undrafted after another unspectacular but solid season at USC, finding an opportunity to play in the Coliseum once more as an undrafted free agent for the Rams. He’s impressed his coaches so far, and has made some nice plays throughout training camp and the preseason. On a team lacking any real wide receiver depth, Mitchell has a chance to make the roster or practice squad this year. He’ll be fighting to get a spot on the team’s final 53-man roster over the next few weeks.last_img read more