Welcome to the Indiana University Kokomo Office of Alumni Relations and Campus Ceremonies. If you're an alumnus, welcome home! If you're a community member, current or potential student, or just plain curious, welcome and thank you for visiting our site. We hope to keep you abreast of what is happening with the Indiana University Alumni Association Kokomo Region, the IU Kokomo campus, and the university as a whole.
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.
If you use assistive technology, please enjoy an accessible version of the Summer 2021 issue of Legacy available at this link.
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
First gen grad finds success in law school
Never be afraid to fail.
Victor Mora lives his life by this philosophy.
As the first in his family to earn a college degree, he continues to challenge himself to achieve more and reach for new goals.
“It’s better to try and fail than to never try,” said Mora, a 2018 Indiana University Kokomo graduate, who is now a second-year law student at the IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, with plans to graduate in May 2023.Meet Victor Mora
Communication grad chosen for prestigious law scholarship
An Indiana University Kokomo alumna is among the top incoming students at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Ashley Lowe, who earned her degree in communications in 2016, is one of three chosen for the IU Regional Law Scholars program. It provides a minimum of a renewable half-tuition scholarship as well as guaranteed experiential learning opportunities or research assistant hours.Learn more