Indiana INTERNnet Honors Interns, Employers

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Students and employers from throughout the state were honored this afternoon during Indiana INTERNnet's annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings delivered the keynote address at the event, which was hosted by Inside INdiana Business Television Host Gerry Dick.

Indiana INTERNnet, which is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, was formed in 2001 to help connect students and employers throughout Indiana. Executive Director Janet Boston calls this year's nominees a "promising indication of Indiana's future."

This year's winners include:

Hannah Dodd (City of Butler; Indiana Institute of Technology) – College Intern of the Year
KayLeigh Duerksen (TASUS Corporation; Indiana University) – College Intern of the Year
Britney Arenas (Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem; Riley High School) High School Intern of the Year
Katherine Larrabee (DirectEmployers Institute) – Non-traditional Intern of the Year
Darshini Render (Purdue University College of Engineering) – Career Development Professional of the Year
Ambassador Enterprises, LLC – Employer of the Year (For-Profit)
DirectEmployers Institute – Employer of the Year (Nonprofit)

In addition to those honors, Hobart High School and St. Mary's Medical Center earned the inaugural School Counseling-Business Partnership of the Year. 

The nominees included:


Ahmed Almahdi, Baldwin and Lyons, Inc.
Luis Burgos, Indiana University School of Medicine
Britney Arenas, Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
Charles Babcock, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General
Mariah Barber, Indiana State Fair Commission
Taylor Bayless, Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Chase Bogan, Hanapin Marketing
Tyler Bouslog, Clabber Girl Corporation
Elizabeth Butterfield, Raytheon
Alicia Czarnecki, Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
Niki DaSilva, Indiana State Senate
Danielle Deal, Flagship Enterprise Center
Hannah Dodd, City of Butler
KayLeigh Duerksen, TASUS Corporation
Salvador Espinoza, DEKKO
Victoria Gardner, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
Austin Gilbert, Arlington/Roe
Fayth Glock, Ambassador Enterprises
Cassidy Grom, Ambassador Enterprises
Mason Hammock, Ontario Systems
Jessica Hayes, BKD, LLP
Lindsay Henry, Great Lakes Contractor Services, Inc.
Eric Hooten, Finch Constructors, Inc.
Alex Howdeshell, FCCI Insurance Group
David Kane, Somerset CPAs
Larynda Keith, NSWC Crane
Katherine Larrabee, DirectEmployers Institute
Jessica Lee, Levy & Dubovich
Mariah Longyear, Garden Villa Healthcare
Haleigh Hinkel, USAutomatic Fire and Security
Peter Mackin, Crossroads of America Council, BSA
Nick Maines, Northwestern Mutual
Chloe Mann, Centricity Music
Trisha Marks, Indiana State Fair Commission
Claire Mauschbaugh, Children's Bureau, Inc.
Abby McBride, Indiana State University
Megan McKinney, Ontario Systems
Andrew McElhaney, Huntington City-Township Public Library
Allison Miller, WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology
Michael Miller, Hanapin Marketing
Katie Mohney, ThinkPod Agency
Kyle Mooneyhan, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Abbie Moyer, Ambassador Enterprises
Kyle Nurse, Vigo County YMCA
Autumn Ogrin, Roberts Bros. Excavating
Jesica Overstreet, Wabash Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center\
Erick Patton, Brooks Construction Co., Inc.
Chelsee Purvis, Baldwin and Lyons, Inc.
Dylan Radford, Crossroads of America Council, BSA
Savannah Richter, Baldwin and Lyons, Inc.
Edwin Root, WGU Indiana
Maddie Schwartz, Ambassador Enterprises
Troy Scott, Ontario Systems
Jacoby Sherrell, The Wabash Independent Living & Learning Center, Inc.
Jacob Smith, Croasmun Properties, LLC
Macie Snyder, Senior Education Ministries
Trevor Steiner, Modern Woodmen of America
Zach Stewart, Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem
Madison Stis, Modern Woodmen of America
Deanna Sturghiss, 14th and Chestnut Community Center
Tim Swanson, Grace College and Theological Seminary
Brandon Terry, TASUS Corporation
Marina Tolczyk, Arrowhead Golf Club
Brittany Ulman, International Floral Distributors, Inc.
Dominic Vargas, Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities
Wes Wagner, Torchlite
Griffin Wells, Vigo County Parks Department
Wyatt Wells, Hanapin Marketing

Career Development Professionals:

Donna Taylor Bouchie, Vincennes University
Allison Mears, Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities
Darshini Render, Purdue University College of Engineering


Ambassador Enterprises, LLC
Batesville Casket Company, Batesville Tool & Die, Inc., and Heartwood Manufacturing
DirectEmployers Institute
Elements Financial
Eli Lilly and Company
Fleck Education
Hanapin Marketing
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
International Floral Distributors, Inc.
Kimball International
Lutheran Hospital
Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

Boston says high schools are helping push the internship movement in Indiana.
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