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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
Tucker Career and Technology Center staff, students, and their family and friends recently gathered to honor the outstanding work done by the students this school year.

The following students were presented awards on May 21, 2013, at a ceremony at the conference center on the Marion campus of Ivy Tech Community College:
  • Tucker Student of the Year: Beth Davies


Beth Davies accepts the award for Tucker Career and Technololgy Center Student of the Year at an awards ceremony May 21, 2013, at Ivy Tech Community College in Marion. (Laycee Byer / Marion Community Schools)

  • Kiwanis Scholarship: Heidi Jones
Health Careers
  • Florence Nightingale: Sierra Speed, Lindsey Dulworth
  • Outstanding First Year: Seairra Johnston, Kelsey Kimes
Collision Repair
  • Most Improved: Thomas Hamp, Travis Sampson
  • Outstanding First Year: Brandon Fultz, Levi Nunemaker, Gordon Rigney
  • Outstanding Second Year: Austin Staggs
  • Top Gun: Noah Alexander
Construction
  • Outstanding First Year: Nathan Cook, David Weber
  • Outstanding Second Year: Tara King
Criminal Justice
  • American Hero’s Award: Travis Barnes
  • Criminal Justice Citizenship Award: David Linna
  • Gavel Award: Seth Alva
  • Criminal Justice Junior: Zachary Boles, Ciara Riley
  • Criminal Justice Senior: Tyler Hale, Christopher Tate
  • Hall of Fame Award: Lynai Foreman, Kayeylin Shady
  • Interrogator Award: Daniel LaDage
  • Justice Award: Ethan Bilbee, Thomas Erdman, Michaela Eyer, Brittany Morris
  • Liberty Award: Dalon Hill, Tyler Johnson, Katicia Lindsey, Angela Lomax, Kaleb Robison, Tre’Vaughn Sanders, Courtney Seeler, Jeremaine Smith, Katelynn Stratton, Brianna Sweat, Shyanna Turner, Jessica Wood
Drafting
  • Outstanding Seniors: Jordan Niccum, Nathan DeLong, Erika Rogers
  • Golden Triangle: Tyler Anderson
Early Childhood Education
  • First Year Honors: Sarah Sharp, Diego Rodriguez, Kati Pogue
  • Outstanding Achievement: Latesha Meadows
  • Silver Apple: Heidi Jones
Graphic Communication
  • Outstanding Achievement: Danielle Smith, Shalay Stevens, Sara Beth Miller
  • Outstanding First Year Students: Charlie Koonce, Angela Bobson
  • Awesome Photoshop Skills: Nicole Chaplin, Charlie Koonce, Danielle Smith
IT Academy
  • TECS Award: Dominic Johnson, Cameron Wheels
Welding
  • Most Improved: Andy Bilbee
  • Outstanding First Year: Andrew Smelser, Christian Flores
  • Outstanding Second Year: Jared Taylor, Brock Eastes
Culinary Arts
  • Outstanding First Year: Ben Keeley, Jerry Guadango, Tanaya Barnes, Nick Davis, Elijah Whitson, Hannah Ferstorff, Zoe Owens, Justin Nelson
  • Positive Attitude Award: Mike Pressly
  • Outstanding Second Year: Neven Smith, Beth Davies, Darius Joseph, Jonathan Julian, Cody Stewart
  • Psi  Iota Xi Scholarship: Beth Davies
  • Kettle & Cleaver: Beth Davies
Outstanding Achievement
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Cindy Medina
  • Lea Richard
  • Sierra Speed
  • Ashley Pence
  • Kellsy Rogers
  • Latesha Meadows
  • Danielle Smith
  • Jared Taylor
CNA Certificate of Completion
  • Chelsea Allen
  • LeAnna Alexander
  • Ashlyn Allgood
  • Sharice Bilbee
  • Brandi Bivins
  • Alexis Carver
  • Ro’Nae Collins
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Morgan Eakins
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Makayla Fox
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Samantha Graves
  • Shanea Hale
  • Raven Horton
  • Haley Howard
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Amanda Jackson
  • Tonia Love
  • Jodasha McCain
  • Tela McCool
  • Shelby McVey
  • Cindy Medina Perez
  • Diana Miramontes
  • Rose Perry
  • Kimberly Ray
  • Lea Richard
  • Shavaun Sanders
  • Alexis Seacott
  • Darian Slusser
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Sierra Speed
  • CorDeddria Wingate
  • Amber Baty
  • Charnez Bowlds
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Nya Carradine
  • Jayla Carroll
  • Pooja Chohan
  • Shantell Davis
  • Emilee Henning
  • Gabriele Hernandez
  • Courtney Huston
  • Diamond Johnson
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Kelsey Kimes
  • Felecia McCray
  • Shaylee Marshall
  • Anna Martinez
  • Ar’tisa Drake
  • Tiffany Mettert
  • Meghan Miller
  • Malikah Moore
  • Kelsey Porter
  • Chelesea Royse
  • Seana Scott
  • Stephanie Thompson
  • Hannah Trent
  • Josie Whitton
  • Adam Woods
Perfect Attendance
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Kyle Franks
  • Q’Neshia Lindsey
  • Excellent Attendance:
  • Shaq Johnson
  • Interns:
  • Andy Bilbee
  • Beth Davies
  • Brock Eastes
  • Austin Foreman
  • Preston Jones
  • Jonathan Julian
  • Cor’Deddria Wingate
Technical Honors Candidates
  • Tara King
  • Shayla Stevens
  • Technical Honors Diploma:
  • Chelsea Allen
  • Tyler Anderson
  • Haley Campbell
  • Nathan Cook
  • Beth Davies
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Austin Foreman
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Emilee Henning
  • Raven Horton
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Jacob Lemon
  • Sara Miller
  • Diana Miramontes
  • Jordan Niccum
  • Lea Richard
  • Alexis Seacott
CPR certificates
  • Chelsea Allen
  • Seth Alva
  • Ethan Bilbee
  • Sharice Bilbee
  • Zach Boles
  • Allen Burton
  • Jonathan Cannon
  • Ro’Nae Collins
  • Lindsey Dulworth
  • Morgan Eakins
  • Thomas Erdman
  • Michaela Eyer
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Kiley Goins
  • Alicia Goodman
  • Jesse Henry
  • Raven Horton
  • Haley Howard
  • Catelynn Jacks
  • Amanda Jackson
  • Jacob Lemon
  • Toni’a Love
  • Jodasha McCain
  • Shelby McVey
  • Cindy Medina
  • John Mooy
  • Rose Perry
  • Kati Pogue
  • Kim Ray
  • Cameron Reynolds
  • Edward Reynolds
  • Lea Richard
  • Shavaun Sanders
  • Alexis Seacott
  • Sierra Speed
  • Anna Trujillo
  • Amber Baty
  • Travis Barnes
  • Jonnie Bricker
  • Charnez Bowlds
  • Dezirea Carey
  • Nya Carradine
  • Pooja Chohan
  • Jordan Clark
  • Nathan Cook
  • Tyler Couchman
  • Shantell Davis
  • Darrian Dils
  • Ar’Tisa Drake
  • Reenisha Fields
  • Lynai Foreman
  • Kristian Frakes
  • Kyle Franks
  • Brianna Garr
  • Tyler Hale
  • Aaron Hanson
  • Gabrielle Harpham
  • Emilee Henning
  • Gabriele Hernandez
  • Dalon Hill
  • Courtney Huston
  • LaKesha Jackson
  • Diamond Johnson
  • Je’Von Johnson
  • Tyler Johnson
  • Seairra Johnston
  • Heidi Jones
  • Lula Jordan
  • Tamara Keehn
  • Kelsey Kimes
  • Tara King
  • Daniel LaDage
  • Lucas Larson
  • Countey Lauri
  • Katicia Lindsey
  • David Linna
  • Angela LoMax
  • Verlista Luckey
  • Shaylee Marshall
  • Delvon Martin
  • Anna Martinez
  • Felecia McCray
  • Latesha Meadows
  • Tiffany Mettert
  • Josh Melton
  • Matthew Monroe
  • Erik Moon
  • Malikah Moore
  • Brittany Morris
  • Emilie Nielander
  • Brodie O’Banion
  • Evan Pauley
  • Alison Pence
  • Misty Poling
  • Kelsey Porter
  • Roger Pryor
  • Darquaun Randolph
  • Ciara Riley
  • Kaleb Robison
  • Diego Rodriquez
  • Chelsea Royse
  • Tre’Vaughn Sanders
  • Seana Scott
  • Countey Seeler
  • Kayetlin Shady
  • Kohleman Shannon
  • Sarah Sharp
  • Andrew Smelser
  • Jeremain Smith
  • Joe Smith
  • Katelynn Stratton
  • Abigail Strong
  • Brianna Sweat
  • Chris Tate
  • Jared Taylor
  • Matt Thompson
  • Stephanie Thompson
  • Jordan Tierney
  • Hannah Trent
  • Shyanna Turner
  • Darrian Turrin
  • David Weber
  • Josie Whitton
  • Adam Woods
  • Jessica Wood
 

 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
NOTICE: The College and Career Fair has been postponed due to snow. It will be rescheduled for sometime in late April or early May. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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WHAT: Tucker Career and Technology Center's College and Career Fair and Spring Open House
 
WHEN: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013
 
WHERE: Tucker Career and Technology Center, 107 S. Pennsylvania St., Marion, Ind.


MARION (March 4, 2013) — As part of its annual Spring Open House, Tucker Career and Technology Center in Marion will host a College and Career Fair this week.

Visitors will be able to speak with representatives from dozens of colleges and several area businesses at the event, set for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, and open to the public.

But there will be much more than just information available during the fair.

With the March 10 state aid deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid looming, there will also be another opportunity for students and families to get help filling out and filing this crucial form. Project Leadership will be helping at the FAFSA lab at Tucker during the fair hours.

Tucker criminal justice students will be offering fingerprinting services for the child identification kits that will be available to parents. Tucker nursing students will be offering health screenings including blood pressure tests.

Fair attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in fun activities listed in the Passport, distributed to Grant County students last summer. To go along with those activities, which will be housed throughout the building, visitors can build an “upside-down” ice cream sundae, getting various toppings as they go, then ending up with the ice cream on top of it all at the end of their tour.

And, of course, the event offers Grant County students considering attending classes at Tucker the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities.

Colleges/universities planning to attend:
  • Ancilla College
  • Anderson University
  • Ball State University
  • Bethel College
  • Butler University
  • DePauw University
  • Earlham College
  • Franklin College
  • Goshen College
  • Huntington University
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • IPFW
  • IU-Kokomo
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Lincoln Tech
  • Manchester College
  • Marian Collage
  • Notre Dame University
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • St. Joseph College
  • St. Mary of the Woods
  • Taylor University
  • Trine University
  • University of Evansville
  • Valparaiso University
  • Vincennes University
  • Wabash College

Businesses and organizations planning to attend:
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Bridges to Health
  • Carey Services
  • Cradle School
  • Dollar General
  • Dunhams
  • Early Head Start
  • Family Service Society
  • The Grand Cupcakery
  • GP Designs
  • Grant County Minority Health Coalition
  • Grant County Special Education Co-Op
  • Learning for Life
  • Main Street Marion
  • Marion General Hospital
  • Marines
  • Premier Home Health Care
  • Pro Resources Staffing
  • VIA Credit Union
  • Walmart Distribution Center
  • Wesleyan Health & Rehabilitation
  • WorkOne
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Classes for the licensed practical nursing program Marion Community Schools offers for adults are back in session, and students are giving the revamped program praise.

The program resumed Monday, Jan. 28, after being suspended since early December, following the resignation of the program’s director and instructors. Now that the school system has hired a full new staff and has worked to address concerns raised by the State Board of Nursing, 38 students are back to hands-on learning in the classes at Tucker Career and Technology Center.

Tucker Education Director Amanda McCammon said there has been a lot of positive feedback from the students since classes resumed, specifically that the lessons are the best they’ve been.



LPN students work in class in January. (Photo by Mackenzie Seacat / Tucker Career and Technology Graphic Communications student)


The school system will continue to work with the Board of Nursing throughout the duration of the program for this year’s class. They are scheduled to graduate Sept. 28.

Capping had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but due to difficulty in scheduling clinical hours at Marion General Hospital, that ceremony may be rescheduled. If necessary, a new date will be announced when it is determined.

The new director of the LPN program is Arletha Smith. New full-time instructors are Brandy LoPilato and Elizabeth King. New half-time instructors are Erin Dale, Kellie Maddox and Jeanette Spratt.

The district is still seeking part-time instructors to serve as substitutes for the program. Candidates must have their BSN. Applications are also being accepted for nurse preceptors to oversee students on-site during clinical hours. Those candidates must have at least an associate’s degree but must also have three years of experience as a registered nurse.



LPN students work in class in January. (Photo by Mackenzie Seacat / Tucker Career and Technology Graphic Communications student)