Friday, May 27, 2011

Students Earn Academic Recognition at ICC

One hundred and fifty-two students earned academic recognition for their work during Spring Semester 2011 at Independence Community College and have been awarded honor roll status. The President’s Honor Roll requires a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours. The honor of being a Presidential Scholar was awarded to 80 of ICC’s top academic students.

Seventy-two students earned recognition on the Dean’s Honor Roll. Requirements for this recognition include maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5 or better while carrying a course load of 12 or more credit hours during the semester.

Presidential Honor Roll: Sandra Shears, Altamont, KS; Elicia Loganbill, Berryton, KS; Nicole Hockett, Caney, KS; Brandon Blackburn, Kenan Booe, Jennifer Clark, Melissa Hallbauer, Zade Henry; Tevis Linnebur, Kathleen Russell, Patty Steffen, Asa Walker, Miranda Wheatley, of Cherryvale, KS; April Nelson, Coffeyville, KS; Sueann Friesen; Katie Gericke, Dearing, KS; Kelsey Walters, Dennis, KS; Myles Worcester, Elk City, KS; Whitney Mitchell, Elk Falls, KS; Erin Black, Fredonia, KS.

Melissa Ashford, Joel Becker, Joshua Benefiel, Brandy Carter, Amber Chism, Raymond Coffey, Shawn Contant, Collin Dietrich, Jeffery Fowler, Joel Goodwater, Eldon Graham, Ginger Hare, Ryan McDiarmid, Jennifer Middleton, Sherri Mocabee, Stewart Monson, Myranda Prather, Daxten Pruter, Katherine Reid, Jeffery Roark, Kathleen Scott, Barbara Shoop, Christopher Simwinga, Rachel Smith, Sondra Smith, Tonia Taylor, Manda Tilley, Courtney Tovar, Jennifer Wehmeier, Kayla Weinand, and Marcus Wright, of Independence.

Staci Thomas, Manhattan, KS; Carly Arnold, Philip Depew, Taylor Giger, Annetta Jamison, Devin Kahn, Christina McCleary, Shelly Montgomery, Jean Routh, Gerald Simmons, Danielle Stacy, Ila Swartz, Crystal Waggoner, Crystal Worthey, of Neodesha, KS; Michelle McCormick, Scammon, KS; Lacy Barham, Sedan, KS; Patrick DeDonder, St. Marys, KS; Kristi Welch, and Kimberly Whittley, of Thayer, KS.

Claire Belyea, and Catherine Varela, of Bartlesville, OK; Haley Shores, Bixby, OK; Michelle Hanna, Bristow, OK; Eric Seagle, Tulsa, OK; Kristapher Gulley, Dallas, TX; Abiy Ghirmay, and Meron Degefu, both of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Haiyan Deng, of China; and Denis Delimarschi, of Cricova Mun, Chisinau.

Dean’s Honor Roll: Seth Oldweiler, of Altoona, KS; Kyle Bruce, of Argonia, KS; Erica Wheeler, of Berryton, KS; Carol Corle, Laci Reed, and Marissa Wright, of Cherryvale, KS; Sarah Detrick, Coffeyville, KS; Darren Triebel, and Emily Triebel, of Edna, KS; Matthew Cook, of Elk Falls, KS; Katie Moyer, of Emporia, KS; Shawna Bouche, of Fall River, KS; Rachel Durham, Macie Hall, Paula Johnson, and Allen Smith, of Fredonia, KS; Kathryn Brown, of Grenola, KS; Devon Hennessey, of Hamilton, KS.

Samantha Baumgartner, Kirsche Bryant, Sarah Coder, Halle Connors, Amanda Fair, Katherine Fienen, Taryn Freeman, Ursula Henson, Ray Hise, Rikki Hunter, Zachary Jolly, Hyun Kim, Kyler King, David Koszalka, Heather Lester, Ashley Love, Amanda Matthews, Lindsey Parsons, Coral Pinon, Liene Priede, Benjamin Roberts, Tamara Schicke, Seth Schrag, John Stafford, Binh Vu, Holly Wade, and Xiazhi Zhang, all of Independence, KS.

Courtney Osborn, of Lawrence, KS; Abbey Frazier, of Louisburg, KS; Paige Adkins, Whitney Burns, Katrina Kemper, Christin Kinkaid, Michelle Newberry, Christina Sack, Ramon Taylor, Anthony Thayer, and Haylie Wade, all of Neodesha, KS; Tiffani Nottingham, of New Albany, KS; Paige Almond, of Parsons, KS; Shayna McCoy, and Bailey Smith, of Sedan, KS; Elaine Tastove, of Westphalia, KS; Andres Bernal-Castellanos, Angelica Bernal-Castellanos, Jamie Bowens, and Xavier Kelley, all of Wichita, KS.

Jeffrey Heptig, of Winfield, KS; Demonta Bailey, of Kansas City, MO; Dakota Gelsheimer, of Springfield, MO; Brandon Smith, of Bartlesville, OK; Casey Wooley, of Cache, OK; Jonathan Cody, Midwest City, OK; and Patricia Gertsen, of Legstor, Denmark.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Correll Selected to Present at National Entrepreneurial Event

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has invited Jim Correll, Independence Community College Successful Entrepreneur Program Facilitator and Business Coach, to present at the 9th Annual NACCE Conference. The event will be held October 9-12 at Portland, OR.

A special extended breakout session will be shared by four related presentations. Correll will present ‘Create a Community Non-Profit for Flexibility in Helping Business of All Types with Incubation’. The presentation is based on Correll’s work in helping create the non-profit Innovative Business Resource Center (IBRC). IBRC works to incubate and mentor businesses in Southeast Kansas helping start-ups, reinventions or growing businesses get the support they need for success in today’s changing marketplace.

“A key concept making IBRC different than most incubation programs is the mission to help businesses,” said Correll. “We try to help businesses with the knowledge and mentoring they need. With incubation, we look for the best place to set up the business and work with property owners to provide rent incentives in return for qualified incubation clients with a high probability of success.”

“Our goal is not to fill a particular building or area of a town,” continued Correll. “IBRC is not about economic development nor is our goal to create jobs. Our only goal is to help businesses succeed. The crux of the NACCE presentation will be about the incredible flexibility afforded us as a result or creating a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of helping businesses.”

NACCE is an organization dedicated to helping colleges gain new ideas, strategies and tactics that will enhance the development and expansion of their entrepreneurship programs and collaborations within their communities. The annual conference serves as a means to hear from respected community college professionals, professional presenters and entrepreneurs, as they provide content and discussion topics that will impact community college entrepreneurship programs and community business development initiatives.

The Successful Entrepreneur Program at ICC has been helping grow businesses and assist entrepreneurs since 2006. “The program features and curriculum changes constantly as we try to serve aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners more effectively,” said Correll.

Some successful businesses and past participants of the program include; Magnolia Health and Home, Brian Hight and Ryan McDiarmid; OneStopBuy and OneStopPack-N-Ship, Tom and Kathy Schwarz; Scrub Works, Carol Harris; Always There Home Care, Wally and CJ Gibson; and Ane Mae’s Coffee Shop, Windall and Janet Mayes.

For more information about ICC’s Successful Entrepreneur Program, scheduled classes, visit or contact Correll at (620) 332-5470 or by email at Information about the collaboration with IBRC and related incubation and mentoring programs can be seen at

Friday, May 20, 2011

Community invited to Meet Presidential Candidates

Six finalists for the position of President at Independence Community College will be visiting Independence this week and the public is invited to a series of community breakfasts at the college to welcome them to Southeast Kansas and learn more about them. The Breakfasts will be held from 7:30-8:30 on May 25-27.

The free continental breakfasts and the candidates attending having been announced as: Wednesday, May 25th, Ms. Dixie Schierlman and Dr. Michael Calvert; Thursday, May 26th, Dr. Daniel Barwick and Dr. Michael Ash; and Friday, May 27th, Dr. Ralph Ford and Dr. Ben DeSpain.

Continental breakfast will include free coffee, juice, pastries, and fruit. Each morning, one candidate will be the Fireside Room, the other the Board Room, and members of the public will be encouraged to visit each area. No reservation is required for the free breakfast and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend and meet the candidates for this important college and community position.

Below are the brief bios of the six presidential candidates in order of their Independence visits.

Ms. Dixie Schierlman
Ms. Dixie Schierlman currently serves as the Associate Dean of Student Life and the Director of College Advancement at Kansas State University in Salina, Kansas since 2003. Prior to her current position she served as Dean of Student Services at Independence Community College from 2000-2003. She also served the College as the Associate Dean of Student Services from 1995-1999, Director of Admissions, Registration and Student Programs from 1993-1995, and Continuing Education Coordinator from 1990-1993. Ms. Schierlman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Community College Education at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Dr. Michael Calvert
Dr. Michael Calvert currently serves as the Dean of Butler Learning Centers at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Prior to his current position, he served the College as Associate Dean at Butler of Andover from 1996-1998, Interim Dean of the Advanced Technology Center in 2009, and Interim Vice-President for Academics at the College in 2010. Dr. Calvert received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. He earned a Masters Degree in Physical Education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota and he earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Daniel W. Barwick
Dr. Daniel W. Barwick currently serves as Director of Institutional Advancement at Alfred State College and Executive Director of the Alfred State College Development Fund, Inc. in Buffalo, New York. Prior to his current position, he served the College as Interim Director of Corporate Relations and as a Corporate Development Specialist from 2005-2007, Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Assistant to the Director of Records and Institutional Research from 2004-2005, Grants Assistant to the Dean of the School of Management and Engineering Technologies from 2003-2004 and Interim Coordinator of Assessment from 2000-2003. Dr. Barwick received a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at the State University of New York in Geneseo, New York. He earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York.

Dr. Michael Ash
Dr. Michael Ash currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the President for Resource Development and External Affairs at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. Prior to his current position, he also served the College as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Resource Development from 2009-2010 and as Vice President for Student Services and Institutional Effectiveness from 2003-2009. Before coming to State Fair Community College, Dr. Ash served Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia as Vice President for Student Services from 2000-2002, Director of Student Services from 1991-2000, and as Director of Counseling from 1990-1991. Dr. Ash earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Masters Degree in Counseling from Tulsa University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Ralph L. Ford
Dr. Ralph L. Ford currently serves as Vice President of Student Services at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey since 2005. Prior to his current position he served as Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas from 1997-2005. He also served as a Psychology Instructor at Odessa College from 1997-2005. Dr. Ford received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Social Science at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. He earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. He earned a Doctorate in Higher Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dr. Ben C. DeSpain
Dr. Ben C. DeSpain currently serves as the Assessment Dean and Dean of the Keokuk Campus at Southeastern Community College in Keokuk, Iowa. Prior to his current position he served as a Consultant, Vice President, Interim President, and briefly as President at the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, Texas from 2007-2010. He served as a Founding Head of the Department of Leadership and Counseling at Prairie View A&M University from 2004-2008. He served as President of Life University in Marietta, Georgia from 2003-2004. Dr. DeSpain has served in several additional leadership positions at various institutions. Dr. DeSpain earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Speech at Oklahoma Baptist University. He earned a Masters Degree in Secondary Administration at Arkansas State University. He earned a Doctorate in Community College and Higher Education at the University of Memphis.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

ICC and K-State Sign 2+2 Agreements

Veterinary Technology and Business majors at Independence Community College will be able to slide seamlessly into bachelor degree programs at Kansas State University when College officials sign a 2+2 agreement May 24th. The agreement will define the acceptance of graduating ICC students into general business programs and ICC’s Vet Tech students into the Technology Management degree program.

K-State officials will be on ICC’s main campus on Tuesday, May 24th, in the Administration Office Building at 1:15 p.m. Signing the agreement on behalf of ICC will be Travis Githens, Interim Dean of Instruction. All faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to join the celebration.

Special guests from Kansas State will include: Sue Maes, Dean of the Division of Continuing Education; Anand Desai, Assistant Dean of the College of Business; Barb Newhouse, Assistant Dean of the Division of Continuing Education; Don Von Bergen, Arts and Science Department Head, K-State Salina; Ron Jackson, Business Program Coordinator – DCE; Rachel Schafer, Bachelor's Degree Completion Program Academic Advisor; and Jennifer Pfortmiller, Affiliate Site Manager K-State Division of Continuing Education.

2+2 articulation agreements with four-year universities honor ICC’s general education courses and conferred degrees when sophomore students consider transferring to a university for their junior and senior years. Degree Completion Programs are also available for students’ use in completing a degree; many of the courses are provided on the ICC campus or presented on-line.

In addition to K-State, ICC transfer equivalencies have been established with Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas, and Wichita State University.

For questions regarding transfer guidelines and/or assistance in defining a course schedule for the best possible academic success at Independence Community College, please contact: Cindy Lopez, Academic Advisor, at (620) 332-5610 or arrange an appointment via e-mail at

Friday, May 6, 2011

ICC Honors Tradition and Excellence at Annual Dinner

Years of service and institutional contributions were lauded Friday night as the Independence Community College faculty, staff and Board of Trustees gathered for ICC’s Annual Employee Recognition Dinner in the Community Room at ICC West. Special guests of honor were William J. Kelly, Municipal Judge and 2011 Outstanding ICC Alumnus, his wife, Theresa.

Dr. Daniel Bain, ICC President, officiated over festivities for employees and Board of Trustees Members and guests.

During the awards ceremony, Carlene Smith, Professor of English, was recognized for her 37 years of service to the College and the students of ICC with a special pictorial tribute by her co-educators in the computer sciences. Kay Ackerson, Media Center Supervisor, was honored for her 15 years of dedicated service to the institution. Ms. Ackerson has been the sponsor and organizer of ICC’s annual high school Competition Day for a number of years. Both were recognized on their upcoming retirements and received plaques commemorating the important work they’ve accomplished as part of the ICC family.

Anniversary acknowledgements were made and a staff member recognized for twenty years of service to the institution was Sonja Conley, ICC’s Registrar. Ten-year milestone awards were presented to: Larry Bale, Professor of Mathematics; John Eubanks, Professor of Business/Accounting; Beverly Harris, Executive Assistant to the President; Sylvia Diffey, Accounts Payable Accountant; Mary Sutton, Administrative Assistant to Upward Bound; Mario Lopez, Director of Maintenance; and Peter Ellenstein, Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts.

Five-year anniversary honorees were recognized as: Brenda Sanchez, Professor of English/Writing; Tony Turner, Head Women’s Basketball Coach; Jynell McCollam, Cosmetology Instructor; Jim Correll, Entrepreneur Facilitator/Mentor; and Debbie Phelps, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Retention.

Peer nominations were compiled for three coveted staff and institution awards at the College. Orchestrated by ICC’s Professional Development Committee, the honors and their winners were: The Spirit Award: Travis Githens, Interim Dean of Instruction and Director of Evening and Outreach Education; Master Staffer: Darrin McFarland, MIS Coordinator; and The Cornerstone Award: ICC Capital Campaign Committee of Lori Shaw, ICC Foundation Director, and Misty Gascich, Grant Professional and Pirate Cove Daycare Administrator. The Faculty Association presented their annual Master Teacher Award to Kevin O’Neill, Professor of Engineering Technology and Drafting.

Monday, May 2, 2011

ICC Graduation Celebration Set for Saturday, May 7th

Independence Community College’s 2011 Graduation Ceremony is being held Saturday, May 7th. The event will be held at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Independence at the Memorial Hall. Highlights of the ceremony include addresses by ICC’s 2011 Outstanding Alumnus William J. Kelly, Municipal Court Judge and local attorney, and sophomore Christopher Simwinga.

“We are very excited to put together the program and celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates during their academic careers,” said Max VanLaningham, ICC Dean of Student Services. “My staff and I enjoy our students and it will be sad to say ‘Good-bye’ to this class but we’re proud of what they have accomplished and we know they will be equally successful after the graduation.”

Students earning recognition during the ceremony for their outstanding academic achievement include five sophomores who have been exemplary examples of student success. Abiy Ghirmay, Jennifer Middleton, Christopher Simwinga, Kristi Welch and Xiaxhi Zhang will all be recognized with the coveted Ralph Pearson Scholarship Award. The Dr. Richard M. Taylor Award for Most Inspirational Student will be announced during the morning’s presentations.

Degrees and awards are as follows: AA - Associate of Arts Degree; AS - Associate of Science Degree; AGS - Associate of General Studies Degree; AAS - Associate of Applied Science Degree; CIT- Computer Information Technology; LTC – Long-Term Care Certificate; MOS – Medical Office Specialist; NTC – Nail Tech Certificate; and OTC – Office Tech Certificate.

ICC’s 2011 graduates have been announced as: Tara Pierce, AA, Altamont, KS; Sandra Shears, AAS, Altamont, KS; Mary Keith, NTC, Altoona, KS; Michael Gooding, AA, Augusta, KS; Jessica Waggoner, AS, Baldwin City, KS; Michelle Tosh, AS, Caney, KS; Brandon Blackburn, AA, Cherryvale, KS; Kenan Booe, AS, Cherryvale, KS; Carol Corle, CIT, Cherryvale, KS; Melissa Hallbauer, AS, Cherryvale, KS; Krista Jones, NTC, Cherryvale, KS; Austin Smith, AS, Cherryvale, KS; Gary Thornton, AGS/LTC, Cherryvale, KS; Jerry Wallace, AGS, Cherryvale, KS; Taniena Whittley, AS, Cherryvale, KS.

Tashaquelinna Crow, NTC, Coffeyville, KS; April Nelson, AS, Coffeyville, KS; Kelsey Walters, AS, Dennis, KS; Daniel "Kolby" Montross, AS, Edna, KS; Kimberly High, AAS/MOS, Elk City, KS; Amberlyn Strasburg, AS, Elk City, KS; Jessie Murphy, AA, Elk Falls, KS; Katelyn Moyer, AS, Emporia, KS; Jose Rios, AS, Emporia, KS; Jennifer Walker, AS, Fredonia, KS; Donna Madison, AS, Howard, KS.

Danielle Allison, AGS, Independence, KS; Melissa Ashford, AS, Independence, KS; Brandy Carter, AS, Independence, KS; Susan Chambers, AAS, Independence, KS; Sarah Coder, IWP, MOS, Independence, KS; Christopher Dent, AA, Independence, KS; Ryan Dierks, AS, Independence, KS; Sandra Dungey, LTC, Independence, KS; Jeff Fowler, LTC, Independence, KS; Amanda Frederiksen, AA, Independence, KS; Taryn Freeman, AS, Independence, KS; Christina Gomez, AA, Independence, KS; Matthew Graves, AS, Independence, KS.

Eric Hardy, AA, Independence, KS; Ginger Hare, AA, Independence, KS; Ursula Henson, LTC, Independence, KS; Jackie Hise, AS, Independence, KS; Ray Hise, LTC, Independence, KS; Rebecca Ivey, AAS, Independence, KS; Allison Lumm, AAS, Independence, KS; Amanda Matthews, AS, Independence, KS; Kelsie Meier, AS, Independence, KS; Jennifer Middleton, AS, Independence, KS; Stewart Monson, AS, Independence, KS; Stacy Oyler, NTC – Nail Tech Certificate, Independence, KS; Michelle Packard, AS, Independence, KS; Rhonda Pate, LTC, Independence, KS; Olivia Phillips, AS, Independence, KS.

Coral Pinon, AA, Independence, KS; Jeff Roark, AA, Independence, KS; Benjamin Roberts, AS, Independence, KS; Tamara Schicke, AS, Independence, KS; Seth Schrag, AA, Independence, KS; Kathleen Scott, AAS/OTC, Independence, KS; Brian Simon, AA, Independence, KS; Dino Smith, AS, Independence, KS; Sondra Smith, AS, Independence, KS; Autumn Stroble, AA, Independence, KS; Nicole Taylor, AGS, Independence, KS; Tonia Taylor, AS, Independence, KS; Manda Tilley, LTC, Independence, KS; Monica Wallace, AA, Independence, KS; Zach Webb, AA, Independence, KS; Malinda Williams, AA, Independence, KS; Brandi Wright, AA, Independence, KS.

Ricky Jacobs, AS, Junction City, KS; Lavelle Maddox, AA, Kansas City, KS; Byron Roath, AS, Kansas City, KS; Keith Slowter, AS, Kansas City, KS; Anthony Downing, AS, Lawrence, KS; Courtney Osborn, AS, Lawrence, KS; Charles North, LTC, Longton, KS; Abbey Frazier, AS, Louisburg, KS; Christopher, McJunkins, AS, Mission, KS; Amanda Fenech, AS, Neodesha, KS; Wanda Fink, AS, Neodesha, KS; Melissa Larsh, AGS, Neodesha, KS; Michelle Newberry, LTC, Neodesha, KS; Ramo Taylor, AS, Neodesha, KS; Crystal Waggoner, AS, Neodesha, KS.

Monica Sherraden, AA, Olathe, KS; Drew Beisel, AS, Oskaloosa, KS; Madison Roelfs, AS, Ozawkie, KS; Garryl Darkis, AS, Parsons, KS; Cody Maloney, AS, Pleasanton, KS; Hannah JuAire, AS, Salina, KS; Kristi Welch, AA, Thayer, KS; Taylor Floyd, AS, Topeka, KS; Casey Pierce, AS, Topeka, KS; Lee Wenger, AS, Topeka, KS; Elaine Tastove, AS, Westphalia, KS; Gregory Blackman, AS, Wichita, KS; Darius Crosby, AS, Wichita, KS; Selwyn Frazier, AS, Wichita, KS; Wayne King, AS, Wichita, KS; Ryan Scherer, AS, Wichita, KS; Richard Simon, AS, Wichita, KS.

Stephen Houston, AS, Littlerock, AR; James Baker, AA, Deerfield Beach, FL; Mike Jeune, AGS, Jacksonville, FL; Andre Hobbs, AS, Sarasota, FL; Brodrick Waters, AS, Sarasota, FL; Nicholas Chartain, AS, New Orleans, LA; Brandon Haskin, AS, New Orleans, LA; Aaron Wallace, AS, Fairmount Heights, MD; Thomas Staton, AA, Southfield, MI; Tyler Hill, AA, Lee's Summit, MO; Dakota Gelsheimer, AS, Springfield, MO; Candace Adams, AS, St. Louis, MO; Ryan Jackson, AS, Troy, MO; Dixie Atkins, AA, Webb City, MO; Roy Harvison, AGS, Columbus, OH.

Melanie McCallister, AS, Bartlesville, OK; Taryn McCallister, AA, Bartlesville, OK; Brandon Smith, AS, Bartlesville, OK; Anthony Tucker, AS, Bartlesville, OK; Catherine Varela, AS, Bartlesville, OK; Casey Wooley, AS, Cache, OK; Megan McCall , AA, Claremore, OK; Nicole Keck, AS, Dewey, OK; Shane Lofts, AS, South Coffeyville, OK; Allison Love, AS, Tulsa, OK; Ashley Love , AS, Tulsa, OK; Christina Payden, AS, Tulsa, OK.

Darius Lewis, AS, Fresno, TX; Colin Stephens, AA, Arlington, WA; Abiy Ghirmay, AGS, Addis Abab, Ethiopia; Binh Vu, AA, Da Nang, Vietnam; Xiazhi Zhang, AS, Guang zhou, China; Liene Priede, AS, Latvia; Seungin Baek, AS, Republic of Korea.

Certificates completed in the 2010-2011 school year include: CNA – Certified Nurse Aide; CMA – Certified Medication Aide; HHA – Home Health Aide; LTC – Long-Term Care; EMT – Emergency Medical Technician; EMTB - Emergency Medical Technician Basic; EMTI - Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate.

ICC students completing certificate training in ICC’s Allied Health programs during the year and their certificate(s) include:

Jean Routh, CNA, Altoona, KS; Cory Ruby, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Altoona, KS; Lisa Chism, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Benedict, KS; Tina Egan, CNA, Caney, KS; Gary Harris, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Caney, KS; Nikolas Caresio, EMTI, Cherryvale, KS; Trevis Freeman, CNA, Cherryvale, KS; Barbara Hogan, CMA, Cherryvale, KS; Tonja Housel, HHA, EMTB, Cherryvale, KS; Kathleen Russell, EMTB, Cherryvale, KS; Christine Smith-Allison, CNA, Cherryvale, KS; Misty Sunday, EMTB, Cherryvale, KS; Lisa Taylor, HHA, Cherryvale, KS; Gary Thornton, CNA, HHA, Cherryvale, KS; Marshall Wagoner, CNA, Cherryvale, KS; Pat Washburn, HHA, Cherryvale, KS; Taylor Westhoff, CMA, Cherryvale, KS; Melissa White, CNA, Cherryvale, KS.

Michele Ruggles, CNA, Coffeyville, KS; Amanda Yeubanks, EMTB, Coffeyville, KS; Katie Gericke, EMTB, Dearing, KS; Cody Lear, EMTB, Edna, KS; Jessica Baty, EMTB, Elk City, KS; Ashleigh Daniels, CNA, Elk City, KS; Melissia Hedges, CNA, Elk City, KS; Kimberly High, CNA, Elk City, KS; Nancy Kirk, CMA, Elk City, KS; Whitney Mitchell, CNA, Elk Falls, KS; Ashley Severs, CNA, Fall River, KS.

Clay Crisswell, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Fredonia, KS; Ronda Cunningham, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Amber Figgins, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Paula Johnson, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Myrna Lemire, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Katelyn Lockhart, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Shawn Morgan, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Shelley O'Neal, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Elizabeth Payne, CMA, Fredonia, KS; Annette Puckett, CNA, CMA, Fredonia, KS; Robert Reed, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Fredonia, KS; Tiffany Schoonover, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Crystal Shelton, CNA, Fredonia, KS; Rosa Speaks, CNA, CMA, Fredonia, KS.

Susan Al-Bureni, CNA, CMA, Independence, KS; Michael Banks, EMTB, EMTI, Independence, KS; Heather Bean, CNA, Independence, KS; Sheila Bean, CNA, Independence, KS; Matthew Bennett, EMTB, Independence, KS; Macy Blankenship, CNA, Independence, KS; Zachary Bryant, EMTB, Independence, KS; Shayla Burnett, CNA, Independence, KS; Courtney Burns, CNA, HHA, Independence, KS; Elizabeth Cantrell, CNA, Independence, KS; Haley Carpenter, CMA, Independence, KS; Ashley Clift, CNA, Independence, KS.

Danielle Cooley, CNA, Independence, KS; Carol Correia, CMA, Independence, KS; Brittany Daniels, CNA, Independence, KS; Kaylee Doub, CNA, Independence, KS; Sandra Dungey, HHA, Independence, KS; Natasha Dunn, CNA, Independence, KS; Susan Eisenhart, CMA, Independence, KS; Trisha Ellis, HHA, Independence, KS; Ramona Foster, EMTB, Independence, KS; Jeffery Fowler, CNA, CMA, HHA, EMTB, Independence, KS; John Francoeur, HHA, Independence, KS; Melissa Geldenhuys, CNA, Independence, KS.

Christina Gomez, CNA, Independence, KS; Angel Gonzalez-Castillo, CNA, Independence, KS; Eldon Graham, CNA, Independence, KS; Ursula Henson, HHA, CMA, LTC, Independence, KS; Ray Hise, CNA, HHA, Independence, KS; Tabitha Holler, CMA, Independence, KS; Brooke Hufschmid, EMTB, Independence, KS; Stephanie Jones, CNA, CMA, Independence, KS; Christopher Jordan, EMTB, Independence, KS; Cortney Knight, CNA, Independence, KS; Shawna Lucas, CNA, Independence, KS; Molly Mangan, CNA, Independence, KS; Gabriel Marceleno, CNA, Independence, KS.

Dafne Marquez, CNA, Independence, KS; Angela Mathews, CMA, HHA , Independence, KS; Ryan McDiarmid, CNA, Independence, KS; Jason McManus, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Independence, KS; Katrina McMullen, CNA, Independence, KS; Kelsie Meier, CNA, Independence, KS; Cheyenne Mero, CNA, Independence, KS; Elisha Miles-Drake, CMA, Independence, KS; Reba Morrow, HHA, Independence, KS; Cali Nutt, CNA, Independence, KS; Rhonda Pate, CMA, HHA, LTC, Independence, KS; Anita Peck, CNA, Independence, KS; Teresa Prather, EMTB, Independence, KS.

Sarah Purdunn, CNA, CMA, HHA, Independence, KS; Jacqualyn Ruggles, CNA, HHA, Independence, KS; Levi Sack, EMTB, Independence, KS; Jennifer Jo Schad, EMTB, Independence, KS; Nikki Stewart, CNA, Independence, KS; Amanda Sutton, CNA, Independence, KS; Tonia Taylor, CNA, CMA, HHA, Independence, KS; Manda Tilley, CNA, Independence, KS; Melisa Welch, EMTB, Independence, KS; Alexis White, CNA, Independence, KS; Sandra Nichols, CNA, Longton, KS; Alan Hucke, EMTB, Mound Valley, KS; Chet Mellington, EMTB, Mound Valley, KS; Sandra Scott, EMTI, Mound Valley, KS.

Carly Arnold, HHA, Neodesha, KS; Lisa Baughman, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Cricket Blevens, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Keenan Fyfe, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Samantha Good, HHA, Neodesha, KS; Wendy Henderson, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Lyndsey Johnson, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Bailey Labarr, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Valerie McClellan, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Ian McKellar, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Michelle Newberry, CNA, HHA, CMA, LTC, Neodesha, KS; Lacie Pierce, EMTB, EMT, EMTI, Neodesha, KS; Lisa Shoop, CNA, HHA, Neodesha, KS; Gerald Simmons, EMTB, Neodesha, KS; Phoenocia Stoldt, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Sherri Terrell, CMA, Neodesha, KS; Shannon Waldron, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Johnie Wheeler, CNA, Neodesha, KS; Sunne Woldum, CNA, Neodesha, KS.

Crystal White, CNA, HHA, Ottawa, KS; Katherine Cosby, CNA, Parsons, KS; Shawn Johnston, EMTB, Parsons, KS; Brittni Murphy, EMTB, Parsons, KS; Joseph Shallington, EMTB, Parsons, KS; Dorthy Porter, CNA, Peru, KS; Amber Rodriguez, CNA, CMA, Peru, KS; Emily Mills, CNA, HHA, CMA, Sycamore, KS; Amanda Gawith, CMA, Tescott, KS; Kimberly Whittley, EMTB, Thayer, KS; Brooke Gaston, CNA, Tyro, KS; Nathan Dagley, EMTI, Joplin, MO; and Christina Coleman, CNA, Mands, OK.


*Editor’s Note – There are 137 degreed graduates and 171 Allied Health certificate awardees.