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Bill Cox

Cox named Franklin trustee

FRANKLIN – Greenfield resident William “Bill” Cox was among four individuals recently elected to the Franklin College Board of Trustees.

Cox is owner and principal consultant at The Triskele Group, specializing in advisory services, information technology leadership and software solutions for complex business environments. With a background in health care executive roles, Cox offers global expertise in executive management, business turnaround, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and governance, according to a press release from the college. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and French from Franklin College and a master’s degree in business management from Purdue University. Cox and his wife, Karen, have two sons and live in Greenfield.

Other new trustees are David Byers of Franklin; Julie (Bever) Gilmore of San Francisco; and Kristin (Lynton) St. Pierre of Bargersville. Trustees will engage with the full board in establishing policy and guiding strategic efforts to ensure a prosperous future for the institution. Franklin College President Kerry N. Prather is enthusiastic about how their professional expertise and dedication to education will contribute to the advancement of Franklin College’s mission and benefit students.

EHEF silent auction coming up

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Eastern Hancock Education Foundation will host a silent auction Dec. 15 during the home boys basketball game. Traditionally known as its “Pie Auction,” the event will include baked goods, candy, crafts/homemade items, themed baskets and more. Last year a new record of $3,700 was raised; the group hopes to beat that record this year. Visit for updates and more information.

Financial aid meetings coming in new year

HANCOCK COUNTY – Support for graduating high school students and adult learners will be available in upcoming workshops about financial aid for higher education.

FAFSA Days will be in January at local high schools and in March at the Hancock County Public Library.

The Community Foundation of Hancock County announced the events along with INvestED and Hancock County LINK. A FAFSA event is scheduled for 2:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at Greenfield-Central High School; 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 17 at Mt. Vernon High School; 4-7 p.m. Jan. 23 at Eastern Hancock High School; and 2:30-7 p.m. Jan. 30 at New Palestine High School. There will also be an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the main branch of the HCPL in Greenfield.

For more, contact CFHC Education Officer Janet White at 317-462-8870 or [email protected].

Immunization clinic Nov. 30

GREENFIELD – A community immunization clinic is coming up from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 30.

The event will be at Greenfield-Central High School, 810 N. Broadway St., Greenfield. Registration can be completed at with enrollment code IN65942, select Greenfield Central HS-11/30. Walk-ins are also welcome. Bring immunization records and insurance cards.

All who participate in the clinic will be vaccinated with all CDC-recommended vaccines; the state immunization registry will be consulted to assess the immunization needs of each individual. Those who would like to refuse a specific vaccine should contact the Indiana Immunization Coalition at least 48 hours prior to the event at [email protected].

MVEF announces gala plans

FORTVILLE – The Mt. Vernon Education Foundation has announced plans for its 2024 Black and Gold Gala.

“Together We Are Illuminating Futures” is the theme of the event set for 5:30-11:30 p.m. April 6 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

The foundation is looking for sponsors, silent auction donations, volunteers and guests. Email [email protected] for details.

Mentor program coming to EHMS

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Hancock County Youth Assistance Program is partnering with Eastern Hancock schools to help provide adult mentors for middle school students.

Mentoring connects a student with a responsible caring adult with the goal of developing a positive relationship with the student. The program is currently seeking mentors and donations.

Visit for updates and more information or email [email protected].