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In this issue of Legacy, you will meet amazing alumnae who are doing that every day in their careers. Women like Amanda Bagwell, who fights for equal employment opportunities for all, based on her own difficulties as a blind woman finding employment. Or Priyanka Singh Deo, who had the courage to move across the world to chase her dream job.
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686NEW IU KOKOMO GRADUATES
12,500LIVING IU KOKOMO GRADS RESIDING IN INDIANA
15,181LIVING IU KOKOMO GRADS WORLDWIDE
40,750AMOUNT OF DOLLARS GIVEN FROM THE IU KOKOMO ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS
Alumni of Distinction
Recognizes IU Kokomo Alumn who have demonstrated an outstanding level of professional achievement in their field.
Black artist reveals people beyond their accomplishments
Most artists portray George Washington Carver as he was known to the world — as the most prominent Black scientist of the early 20 century.
When J.C. Barnett III took up his watercolor pens to draw Carver, and other important figures in Black history, he took a different approach.
I wanted to speak on them from the standpoint of what I see of them, versus what the world sees of them,” said Barnett, who is a financial aid counselor, Veterans Affairs certifying officer, and co-director of the Black Student Center at Indiana University Kokomo.Read about J.C. Barnett III
Alumni lead on the front lines
Jerome Campbell cannot remember the last time he hugged his grandma.
His job as a firefighter puts him on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and, as a result, has caused him to switch visits with phone calls to older loved ones.
hat’s probably the hardest part,” said Campbell, B.S. ’16, who joined the Indianapolis Fire Department one year ago. “I’m really close with my grandparents. Knowing they aren’t as young as I am, or as healthy as I am, I could be putting them in jeopardy because I want to see them. Talking over the phone, that only does so much, but that’s the route I’m going to have to take.Read More about Alumni
Alumnus leads diversity efforts at North Carolina university
As the United States grappled with racial tension during the spring and summer, spurred by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers during an arrest, Doug Hall wrestled with his own feelings about Floyd, and other black people who have been victims of injustice.
“I had a mix of emotions, ranging from frustration, shock, elevated concern, and a sense of heaviness for the heart of individuals around all that had transpired,” said Hall, a 2001 Indiana University Kokomo graduate.Read Doug Hall's story