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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The Marion Regional Career Center is pleased to announce it is now a part of the IBM Academic Initiative, a program that provides educators with the training materials, curriculum guides, software and hardware needed to teach in-demand information technology skills.

IBM, a world leader in data analytics and innovation, offers these resources to help build top academic programs, as many students graduate without the skills most employers require, particularly in the big data technology field. Academic Initiative students will be better prepared for big data careers as business analysts, data scientists, cybersecurity professionals, software engineers and more. MRCC students will also have access to dozens of software programs in the classroom, including IBM Bluemix, IBM Cognos, IBM Security, and IBM Watson.

“We look forward to all the opportunities that our Information Technology Academy students will have access to through this partnership,” said Travis Hueston, instructor of the Information Technology Program at Marion Regional Career Center. “This partnership will introduce our students to real-world challenges and enterprise-level technology, which will provide them with valuable information technology skills required by today’s employers.”

MRCC’s Information Technology Program is open to students at all participating schools in the county.  Students who are interested should contact their school counselor, or call the Marion Regional Career Center at 765-664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Marion High School Hall of Distinction induction banquet.

The banquet is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Henry West Banquet Room, Barnes Student Center, Indiana Wesleyan University, part of Marion Giants homecoming weekend. Tickets can be purchased for $40 at the Marion Community Schools district office at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (Door 22), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ticket sales end Sept. 8.

The five 2017 inductees to the MHS Hall of Distinction include GIANTS in the fields of business, dentistry, and education.

The 2017 inductees are:
  • Art Faulkner, Marion High School Class of 1958, a well-known, highly respected philanthropist and humanitarian in the Marion community, who retired as a department director at Marion General Hospital and who served for years on the Marion Community Schools Board of School Trustees.
  • Richard Harris, Marion High School Class of 1965, longtime owner of Matthews Buick (until 2014), active community leader, and philanthropist.
  • Dave Tippey, Marion High School Class of 1969, outstanding science educator at Marion Community Schools and Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Courtney Gorman, D.D.S., ABO, Marion High School Class of 1979, longtime owner of Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics, with offices in Marion and throughout central Indiana, sought-after educator and speaker, active community leader, and philanthropist.
  • Latondra Newton, Marion High School Class of 1986, chief diversity officer and senior vice president for the Walt Disney Company, following a long career with Toyota Motor Corp. in various leadership roles, ultimately as group vice president for social innovation, chief diversity officer for North America, and project general manager of the corporate citizen division.

The MHS Hall of Distinction gives lasting recognition to alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the achievements and prestige of Marion Community Schools. It also serves to help inspire current students to aspire to similar success.

Any MHS alumnus who graduated at least five years ago and who has made substantial contributions to the achievements of Marion Community Schools or whose exemplary actions reflect honor on MCS is eligible for nomination. The Hall seeks to honor men and women who have distinguished themselves through superb accomplishment on a local, state or national level in diverse fields of endeavor.

Non-MHS graduates may be afforded honorary status in the MHS Hall of Distinction.

The nomination period will be reopened next year; nominees remain on the list for three years. For more information, including nomination forms and details on previous inductees, click here.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Indiana University Kokomo invites Marion parents with students considering any college to attend its annual Parent Night event.

This free program is designed to help educate parents of potential college students about application processes, financial aid, collegiate academics, athletics, college life, etc. Parents are encouraged to attend even if their child is not considering IU Kokomo, as the information should be applicable to other college choices.

The program will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Kelley Student Center at the IUK campus. 
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Indiana University Kokomo will host its inaugural  Financial “Fit”ness Workshop in September, and Marion High School students are invited.

This free program is designed to help high school students understand and become aware of their financial footprint as they embark on their college or career path. IUK business faculty, financial aid department, and community partners have come together to provide a very worthwhile workshop and a great resource in creating a solid financial foundation for students as the move into life after high school. (And two $500 IUK scholarships will also be given away at this event!)

The workshop is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. It will include a free lunch. RSVP to ramonroe@iuk.edu if you plan to attend.

Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Superintendent Brad Lindsay has posted a new message for Marion Community Schools staff, families, and supporters, along with the community of Marion. 

>> Click here to hear from Superintendent Lindsay why the upcoming school year will be the best yet at Marion Community Schools