*Melanie Harmon, executive director of development for Manchester College, is joining 26 other higher education administrators in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy of the American Academic Leadership Institute. Harmon will attend seminars and participate in mentoring, experiential learning, readings and case studies.
*Charles Chaffee of Churubusco, Ken Metzger of Auburn and Gary Montel of North Manchester all received the Alumni Honor Award from Manchester College.
*Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast will host Brenda Zulema Reyes, a Fulbright foreign language teaching assistant, who will be a Spanish teaching assisstant at Ivy Tech for the 2012-13 school year.
*The Burger King Scholars Program named Ethan Welch and Veronica Frecker from Bishop Dwenger High School; Michael Fliotsos from Carroll High School; Serene Alyssa Macaraig from Concordia Lutheran High School; Layne Fulk of Churubusco High School; Hannah Endorf of Bellmont Senior High School; Philip Gerber of Bluffton High School; Cassandra Hacker of Huntington North High School; Clinton Hoffar of East Noble High School; Ashley Likens of DeKalb High School; Stephanie Swank of West Noble High School; Tabitha Vachon of New Haven High School; John Wilson of Angola High School; and Helen Li and Minali Aggarwal from Canterbury High School as recipients of the 2012 $1,000 Scholarship Award.
*Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana awarded a $3,000 one-time scholarship to Amanda Kaiser of Roanoke. Kaiser will graduate from Huntington North High School and plans to attend Purdue University, where her major will be Pre-Pharmacy. PHP also awarded a $2,000 one-time scholarship to Song Kim of Fort Wayne. Song will graduate from Homestead High School and plans to pursue Biochemistry at Indiana University.
*Samantha Fonner of Spencerville has been accepted to attend Harding University, Searcy, Ark., for the fall 2012 semester.
*Ashley Lewis of Carroll High School received a scholarship from the National Federation of Independent Business for outstanding entrepreneurial spirit.
*Teacher Retreat of Fort Wayne invites participants to receive 1.5 training hours each month 6-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton St. Admission is $5 and attendees enjoy fellowship, refreshments, a keynote speaker and participation in the Lesson Plan Exchange. There is free admission for returning attendees that bring along two new guests. On July 10, Teacher Retreat will have Susan Stephans, FWCS Whitney Young's music and movement teacher lead the group in music activities that promote early childhood math and literacy.
*Emmaus Lutheran School will hold a parents' information event regarding the Choice in Education voucher program at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8626 Covington Road. Call Justin McKinzie at 1-574-370-7469 for more information.