Ivy Tech Community College Richmond student among 12 national winners of business honorary scholarship

Richmond student

Richmond- Ivy Tech Community College Richmond student Janet S. Robinson, Fountain City, has received a $1,000 scholarship from Kappa Beta Delta international business honor society. Robinson is among 12 students from across the nation to receive a 2014 Dr. Andrew V. Stevenson Merit Scholarship for commitment to academic excellence and active involvement in community.

The Dr. Andrew V. Stevenson Merit Scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society, carries a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, is currently enrolled in college courses, and has performed merited community service in the past year.

Robinson received a Technical Certificate in Accounting and a Certificate in Bookkeeping from Ivy Tech Richmond in December 2013. She is currently balancing family responsibilities, working fulltime and completing an Accounting degree.

On campus, she is involved in the growth and expansion of the new Beta Theta chapter of Kappa Beta Delta that was installed on the Ivy Tech Richmond campus in 2013. She also is a Dean’s list student.

Her community involvement includes support for and volunteering at a two day golf event, “Pro’s Players Fore Parkinson’s” and participating in the local “Reid Ride” that provides over 6500 pairs of shoes for elementary school age children in the Richmond area.

“Janet exhibits great enthusiasm and commitment to her education, family, community and employer. Her positive attitude, exceptional accounting skills and willingness to strive for the highest level of achievement provides for a deserving candidate,” said Jenna Hampton, Ivy Tech Richmond Program Advisor and Instructor, Accounting and Business Administration.

Kappa Beta Delta is an international honor society that encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration pursuing associate degrees. KBD member institutions are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Since 1988, ACBSP has been a leading accrediting body for business programs and has accredited programs at two-year institutions since 1991. ACBSP currently has more than 1,171 member campuses in 52 countries and 10 regions.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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