Class of 2020
Indiana University Kokomo is proud of the accomplishments of the Class of 2020, and congratulates them on graduating. Here are a few of their inspiring stories:
Athletics helps nursing student learn time management
After balancing the busy schedule of a college athlete with the demands of a full-time nursing student, Taylor Coram feels prepared to succeed in her nursing career.
Hard work, campus support prepares senior for law school
Inspired by watching Matlock episodes on TV with his mother, Gabriel Retz has dreamed of being a lawyer since he was seven.
Citizenship paves path to science degrees, medical school plans
Esmeralda Perez began kindergarten in a classroom where she didn’t understand a word of the English being spoken by her teacher and classmates.
Biochemistry senior hopes to return to Africa as a doctor
In Carlos Enci’s village in Cameroon, doctors were hard to come by.
Family farm inspires senior to pursue vet school
For Aaron Lorenz, being a veterinarian was never a question. It was a calling.
Graduate continues family tradition in education
For Josh Fewell, teaching isn't just his chosen career — it's his family tradition.
Senior pushes through academic challenges to earn degree
At the lowest point in Kiley Heuermann’s life, graduating from college felt like the impossible dream.
Senior takes advantage of KEY travel experiences
From visiting a village for dementia patients in Amsterdam, learning the latest in psychology research at a professional conference in Chicago, and hearing an Oscar-award-winning actress in person in Bloomington, Erica Washington’s worldview has expanded at Indiana University Kokomo.
Graduate finds passion in human resources
For many college students, a change in career plans three years into earning a degree would mean switching majors, and more time in school.
Brothers prepare to graduate together
For most of their lives, brothers Ely and Henly Page have done things together.
Volleyball player attacks court, classroom
The transition from high school to college sports can be difficult, with talented players learning to play as part of a team, rather than as its star.
Saudi student serves as cultural ambassador on campus
As an international student at Indiana University Kokomo, Hibah Falatah embodied those words of Mahatma Gandhi, by helping other international students get off on the right foot and educating others about her own culture.
Internship leads Cougar baseball player into sports marketing
As a die-hard Indianapolis Colts fan, Nick Cottongim’s dream job is working in marketing for the team. “Ever since I first stepped in the RCA Dome, in the company of Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison, Bob Sanders, and Jeff Saturday, I knew I was watching the most elite players,” he said.