KKC Statesmen and Lady Statesmen Athletes Transfer to Greater Success
DeMarko Nash, is the latest KKC athlete to transfer with scholarship incentives to a university that will allow him to purse his passion of basketball and academic success! The fast moving, high scoring 20 year old Nash, recently received a full scholarship to join the University of Texas-Pan American men’s basketball team as a guard in the fall of 2012. The Media Communications major desires to become a sports announcer following his basketball career. Nash who came to KKC from Lincoln Park High School to play Division I Basketball with the Statesmen says, the late, KKC Coach Garland Dildy inspired him to pursue academic excellence.
Other KKC basketball champions who scored big with college transfers include:
• Trent Littlejohn is now a Lincoln University Blue Tigers Guard.
• Michael Ziegler transferred to Morehouse and is a forward for the Maroon Tigers
• Amber Brown, Women's Basketball, transferred to Robert Morris University
Ashley Turner credits Kennedy-King College with preparing her socially and academically for life challenges and distractions that are part of the college experience. Ashley spent more time on the beach and at parties during her first attempts at college life on her own in sunny Miami at Florida Memorial University. Misplaced priorities combined with a lack of discipline and funds forced Ms. Turner to return home to KKC twice! Dr. Bonnie Harrison, a sociology instructor, rekindled Ashley’s interest in academics with her engaging teaching style. Dr. Harrison encouraged Ashley to get involved with the student Social Justice Committee where a call to represent student interests flourished and lead to her becoming the 2011 CCC Student Member of the CCC Board of Trustees. The now, well disciplined, Ms. Turner plans to transfer to Georgia State University to pursue Criminal Justice and Sociology
Russha Harris started her higher education journey in the KKC GED program where she excelled and shared her passion for learning with fellow classmates as a Peer Mentor. Instructors recognized her natural ability to help others and encouraged her to pursue an Associate’s Degree in Social Work. Upon completion of the Liberal Arts program, she transferred to Governor’s State University (GSU) where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at GSU and has maintained 4.0 GPA. - while working as assistant to the president of Kennedy-King College.
Steven Groah, Laimis Stulas, Arturo Majczak, Edwin Morel, Jermaine Freeman, Cantrell Brooks and Tyrice Hobbs are on their way to becoming journeymen linemen at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Each performed well in the NIPSCO training program and all attribute their success to the training by experienced journeyman acquired through the Dawson Technical Institute Overhead Electrical Line Worker program.