Homecoming 2017: Phil Talbert

By: Dezaray Barr

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Phil Talbert and his wife

Each year, Indiana Wesleyan University awards a Distinguished College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award. This award is granted to an alumnus or alumna of the College who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year’s recipient is Phil Talbert.

Talbert is the CEO of Talbert Educational Consulting, LLC. From 1987 to current, he has been a member of the Greenfield Church of the Nazarene. He has been a Church Board Secretary for 27 years, a member of the New Church Building Committee, a Middle School/High School Sunday School Teacher, a Bible School Teacher/Activities Coordinator, an Adult Sunday School Teacher for five years, a Song Leader/Assistant Song Leader for seven years, a Usher and Weekly Counter for fifteen years, and a Community Day Coordinator/Church Car Show Coordinator.

Talbert has also been a Board Member of the Warren Arts and Education Foundation since 2005 and a Founding Member of the Warren Township Kiwanis Club since 2004.

He has received the following awards: Warren Township Service Award 1982, NFL Teacher of the Month 1996, Voyager Expanded Learning Founder’s Award 2009, Indiana Department of Education “Spotlight on Learning” Award in 2009, Indiana Department of Education Distinguished Principal Award in 2011, Warren Township Lasting Impact Award in 2015, City-County Council Proclamation of the City of Indianapolis “Key to the City” in 2016, and Hawthorne School Playground dedicated in honor of Phil Talbert in 2016.

“I went to the altar at sixteen years of age and asked the Lord what He wanted me to do with my life,” Talbert said. “I had planned to be an architect, which I had been preparing for in high school. While at the altar the Lord said to me. ‘Phil, do you want to build buildings or build people?’ I said, ‘What do you want me to do Lord?’ The Lord said. ‘I want you to build people.’ I said that if that is what He wanted me to do, I was willing to do it. This was part of God’s plan for my life. I would not be a Christian today, if I hadn’t attended Marion College (now IWU).”

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Phil and his wife with the restored Corvette
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Phil and the Corvette in his graduation yearbook

When Talbert was a student, he ordered a brand new custom Corvette, right off the assembly line, to arrive on graduation day. This is the same Corvette that was restored and will be featured in the parade during homecoming.

 

Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU, Dezaray runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.

Homecoming 2017: Brian Harlow

By: Dezaray Barr

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Brian Harlow

Every year, Indiana Wesleyan University awards an individual the Distinguished DeVoe School of Business Alumni Award. This award is granted to an alumnus or alumna of the School who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ.  This year, that award was given to Brian Harlow. Harlow graduated in 1998 with a Master’s in Management and received an honor doctorate degree from IWU in 2015 at the December Commencement.

Harlow is currently the Head of North America Manufacturing for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as well as the Global Head of Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering.

In the past, Harlow served at Rock Prairie Church in Tipton, Indiana as a Deacon for 30 years, as a Moderator for ten years, and as a church pianist and worship team member for over 40 years. He served for three years on the Kokomo Rescue Mission Board, 15 years as a youth sports Coach, and five years as a Moderator for the Northern Indiana Association of Separate Baptists. Currently, he is a Board Member at Woodside Vision Foundation and at United Way Southeast Michigan.

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Brian Harlow

“I am both humbled, honored and particularly grateful to IWU for the opportunities that came my way as a result of the Master’s Degree I was enabled to earn,” Harlow said. “The true capstone of both my educational and career achievements was being given the opportunity to speak to the December 2015 IWU graduates and having President Dr. Wright confer me with an Honorary Doctorate.”

Check out his interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMCVNg8l34.

 

Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU, Dezaray runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.

Phillippe Presents – September 2017

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Welcome to the Phillippe Presents, a newsletter from Indiana Wesleyan University news and notes on Phillippe Performing Arts Center events.

From the Director’s Desk:
Anyone who knows me knows that I love this time of year. As the campus comes alive once again with the arrival of students, this is a time of new beginnings and great things to look forward too.

The theme of new beginnings is even more significant this year as we have many exciting things to celebrate.

First, we are excited to officially welcome Kyle Huber (no relation) to our Sound, Lighting & Media Group team as our permanent part-time Lead Technician. Kyle has been with the SL&M family for many years, first as a student, then as a temporary Lead Technician and now as a permanent fixture to the team.

Phillippe Presents September 2017_Page_2_Image_0007Second, we are excited to add twelve new student members of the SL&M team. Over the past three weeks, they have been training and preparing themselves to serve in amazing ways this upcoming year.

 

 

Finally, we are excited to unveil our newly remodeled Box Office.Phillippe Presents September 2017_Page_2_Image_0006 The doors will open on Tuesday, September 5th and we can’t wait to share our new and improved Box Office with you as we dedicate ourselves to providing even greater levels of care to our clients and guests.

 

 

This is truly an exciting time. Come join us and share in the excitement.

– Phil Huber Director

Some of the exciting events coming up include a complete schedule to the “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” performance. Some shows are over Homecoming – Oct. 5th and 7th.

Click here for the newsletter – Phillippe Presents September 2017

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Homecoming 2017: Chris Daughtry

By: Dezaray Barr

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Chris Daughtry and his family

Every year, Indiana Wesleyan University gives the Distinguished College of Adult and Professional Studies Alumni Award to an alumnus or alumna of the College who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year, Chris Daughtry receives this honor.

Daughtry is the Superintendent at Elwood Community School Corporation located in the heart of Indiana. He is currently a Member at Albion Wesleyan Church, but is transitioning to College Wesleyan Church in Marion.

Daughtry graduated from IWU in 2002 with a Master’s in Education and then in 2010 with a Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.

He is currently an active member of the Optimist Club of Elwood and a Board Member of the St. Vincent Mercy Foundation. Daughtry is also the Acting President of the Indiana Small and Rural Schools Association. He has been honored with an Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and as 434th Support Group Airman of the Quarter.

“My IWU education further cemented a sense of ‘service above self’ that was first taught to me by my parents and later reinforced by my service in the U.S. Air Force,” Daughtry said. “My professors at IWU encouraged me to become a true servant leader.  It is that foundation of servant leadership that truly guides me in the empowerment of those that I lead and that I serve.”

 

Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. At IWU, Dezaray runs both the JWHC Blog and her own blog. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.

Homecoming 2017: Brandon Lee

By: Emily Neideck

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Brandon Lee and his wife Photo contributed from Facebook

Each year, Indiana Wesleyan University awards an outstanding individual with a Distinguished School of Nursing Alumni Award. This award would be granted to an alumnus or alumna of the School who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year, Brandon Lee was the recipient. Lee received his Master Degree in Nursing from the Indiana Wesleyan University’s online program in 2006 and is currently using his passion for nursing to help many.

Lee decided to pursue IWU’s Graduate Nurse Practitioner program because of convenience and the spiritual aspect integrated into the classes. He attended courses at IWU’s Indianapolis North Campus. The program’s schedule allowed Lee to continue his career while still taking classes and pursuing higher education.

Currently, Lee is a Company Commander of the 215th area support medical company. He and 80 other personnel provide medical support for a large area within the Indiana National Guard. Lee has been a member of the National Guard for 16 years and with the Army for 22 years. He said, “I have had a lot of firsts for Nurse Practitioners within the Army.”

Lee also holds the position of Flight Surgeon and has completed the air medical training to be able to help keep our pilots in the air. He was one of the first 20 people in the Army to actually complete this training and the first Nurse Practitioner to hold command in the Indiana Guard. Lee is the first inpatient Nurse Practitioner to be hired for Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. He stated, “I have been fortunate in the sense that I am able to see patients on the inpatient side, assist in surgery and see post-operative patients, as well.”

Lee believes that Indiana Wesleyan’s faith-based education allowed him to excel in his many life endeavors. “The education that you get at Indiana Wesleyan prepares you to be a Nurse Practitioner in the real world. The students are better prepared than other programs,” Lee said.

Lee is VP of Capni (Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana). The organization’s goal, found on their website, states, “CAPNI is dedicated to furthering the understanding and advancement of the APRN role at the local and state levels, and to protecting that role in the legislative, administrative, and clinical realms.”

On winning the Distinguished School of Nursing Alumni Award, Lee stated, “I am honored. I am humbled. It was a complete surprise.” On behalf of the Indiana Wesleyan Alumni Center, congratulations to Brandon Lee on winning this award and his many accomplishments.

Check out his interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_yHaTNdlGg.

 

 

Written by Emily Neideck, writer for the Alumni Center and a junior Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.

Homecoming 2017: Aaron and Jathniel Shepherd

By: Emily Neideck

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Photo contributed from Facebook

Each Fall, Indiana Wesleyan University awards an outstanding IWU graduate with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. This award is granted to an alumnus or alumna who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences within the past 10 years and has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year, two distinguished alumni won this award – Aaron and Jathniel Shepherd.

The Shepherd’s met at Indiana Wesleyan University and currently, live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Aaron is employed with Procter and Gamble. His position involves working with advertising, contracts and trademark law. Jathniel currently works part-time for their church as the financial administrator, and she also stays home with their three children.

Both Aaron and Jathniel believe that many friendships were formed for them during their time at IWU, and both worked for The Sojourn. Aaron stated, “Most the friendships that I made I have been able to keep, even though some of those friends are local.” Jathniel graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with a degree in Nursing, and Aaron was a double major with Political Science and Writing.

Indiana Wesleyan was Jathniel’s first Christian schooling experience. She stated, “I had always gone to public school before that. Going to a school that had a Christian background changed me. I really appreciate that.” She believes her time at IWU was formative to who she is now. Even though she is not practicing as a Nurse, she believes that the things she learned and the professors she encountered have impacted what she is currently doing.

For Aaron, the most beneficial part of his time at IWU was the professors. He said, “They were always challenging me, but also, always believing in me.” He believes this increased his confidence for graduate school and in his current workforce. His professors also encouraged him to trust in God’s plan for his life, leading him to be more confident in the tasks he was completing.

The Shepherds exemplify what it means to live out God’s calling in the present. Aaron stated about winning this award, “I think we are overall just humbled by it. We certainly know that we have not, from our view, done any grand or amazing thing in our lives. In many ways, we are just trying to live out the calling to serve Christ in our community, church and careers.”

 

Written by Emily Neideck, writer for the Alumni Center and a junior Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.

Homecoming 2017 – Phillippe Performing Arts

Homecoming is just around the corner – October 5-7, 2017. Don’t miss the exciting events …. #IWUHomecoming2017 | Check out the event at the Phillippe Performing Arts |

Phillippe Presents, August, 2017 | From the Director’s Desk:

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “There is nothing permanent except change.” He couldn’t have been more right.

This summer has seen many changes for our team in the PPAC. We have said goodbye to colleagues who answered God’s call to new ministry opportunities. We have welcomed new colleagues whom God has prepared with the tools needed to help our team move forward. Our Box Office has experienced an amazing metamorphosis and looks nothing like the ticketing home we had occupied for the past twenty years (more about this in next month’s edition). And we now find ourselves changing our focus and attention from the very busy summer conference season to the upcoming academic year.

Change can be overwhelming, filled with anxiety over the uncertainty that change might initiate. But with God in control, we can look to the changes in our path with a feeling of excitement for the great works that He has for us to perform. We celebrate this change and ask that you join us this upcoming academic year to celebrate with us the exciting things taking place in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center. – Phil Huber, Director

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Phillippe Presents August 2017