Ivy Tech Columbus students, faculty, to be honored

The Ivy Tech Community College Columbus chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success will induct 18 new members on Friday, as well as honor 12 students and several Ivy Tech faculty and staff members.

Chris Schilling, spokesman for the school, says the society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. He adds that students are selected for membership based on their academic standing and leadership potential.

Students being inducted are:

Joshua Borowski, of Columbus;
Theresa Colina, of Butlerville;
Sherry Dowell, of Nineveh;
John Farace, of Brownstown;
Brianna Hettinger, of Greenwood;
Hobert Hurley, of Shelbyville;
Gregory Johnson, of Columbus;
Christina Lefler, of Hope;
Krista Marshall, of Nashville;
Pierre Alexandre Mbaye, of Columbus;
Melissa Miller, of Trafalgar;
Donald Morris, of Columbus;
Evan Mustard, of Columbus;
Karissa Nolan, of Nineveh;
Shanta Pittman, of Columbus;
Savannah Spray, of Columbus;
Jonathan Sweet, of Shelbyville;
Clarence G. White, of Columbus.

Schilling says that the induction of these new members brings the society’s total inducted membership to 141 members.

Colina, Johnson, Marshall, Mbaye, Miller, Mustard, Nolan, Spray, and Sweet also are receiving the National Engaged Leader Award, as are members Lauren Burton of Edinburgh, Catherine Robertson of Hope, and Bethany Wendel of Columbus, says Schilling. The award is given to members who complete orientation and leadership training day, attend six speaker broadcasts and six success networking team meetings, and participate in at least five hours of community service.

“We’re very proud of our members,” said Yolonda Altepeter, Student President of the Ivy Tech Columbus chapter. “The Society has had a significant impact on our campus, inspiring our students to become better leaders and helping them build a better future for themselves, the campus and their respective communities.”

Ivy Tech faculty being honored with Excellence in Teaching Awards are:

Mary Garvey, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice and Human Services;
Trunnis Goggins, Assistant Professor of Business;
Bonnie Nolting, Department Chair for Business and Professor of Business Operations, Applications, and Technology;
Sara Dunlap, Career Development Adviser, is being honored with an Excellence in Service Award.

Schilling says that the National Society of Leadership and Success was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The society has over 525,000 members on nearly 500 college and university campuses nationwide.