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Kellie Pearson-Carroll’s passionate purpose is a result of her environment. She watched her mother navigate the healthcare system for support with her brother’s intellectual disabilities and schizophrenia. All people, she said, deserve decent healthcare and respect despite their diagnosis. Pearson-Carroll grew up in a loving community, but she and her…

How Ivy Tech’s Terri Sanders is training student leaders with inspiration from life, Shafer Leadership Academy, and Spider-Man

It was the fall of 2020. Twelve Ivy Tech Community College students from the Muncie campus had been selected to participate in the Student Leadership Academy, an annual 10-week leadership training program. Participants would be rewarded with a three-credit scholarship. As Assistant Director of Student Support & Development, it was…

‘I found my why at Emergence’

Shafer Leadership Academy program helped Dorica Young-Watson find her voice. The kids in Dorica Young-Watson’s third-grade class excitedly shared their costumes for the school Halloween parade, a highlight of Young-Watson’s year. “I’m going to be Wonder Woman,” she announced, proudly. “You can’t be Wonder Woman,” a boy stated, matter-of-factly. “Wonder…