Becky Hammons recognized by Indianapolis nonprofit for outstanding community leadership
MUNCIE, Ind. (February 27, 2019) – Becky Hammons, Senior Director at Ontario Systems LLC and Associate Professor at Ball State University, has been named Mentor of the Year in Construction, Engineering, & Technology by College Mentors for Kids, Inc.
An Indianapolis-based nonprofit that connects children with local college students for on-campus mentoring activities, College Mentors for Kids selected Hammons from among 35 finalists for the organization’s 2019 Inspire Awards for Mentoring. The awards are given to community leaders who have shown a commitment to mentoring in the workplace and the community and have made a difference in others’ careers and lives.
“Becky has always had a strong sense of giving back in the form of mentoring,” says Michael Wolfe, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ontario Systems. “She has spent a substantial amount of her career trying to help other people find a great way forward based on her experiences, struggles, and successes. She is truly a caring and selfless mentor in that respect. I’m very proud she is a member of our team.”
“Becky is a lifetime learner and gifted teacher,” Says Hope Pilkington, Director, Lifecycle Services at Ontario Systems. “One of the things that makes her an incredible mentor is her ability to help people identify and leverage their strengths and challenge them to focus their professional growth in those areas.”
“When I think ‘servant-leader,’ I think Becky Hammons,” says Samantha Harris, Product Manager, Cloud Products at Ontario Systems. “Becky has been a mentor of mine for a little over a year now, and she gives of herself—her time, her intellect, her energy, her experience—openly and humbly. I look up to her because I see her walking the walk, not just talking the talk. She truly and genuinely puts people first.”
Hammons’ Mentor of the Year award was presented at the annual College Mentors for Kids’ Inspire Awards luncheon on February 21. Corporate sponsors of the 2019 Inspire Awards include Verizon; Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; The Ackerman Foundation; Element Three; Fifth Third Bank; Hylant; Indianapolis Power & Light Company; Lumina Foundation; Sherck, Hussey, Johnson, McNaughton, LLC; Van Riper-Woodard Family Foundation; F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company; Indianapolis Business Journal; and Towne Post Network.
About College Mentors for Kids, Inc.
College Mentors for Kids is a national youth mentoring nonprofit that believes that mentoring transforms lives. We fulfill our mission by connecting kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures. College Mentors operates 34 chapters across Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, and North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.collegementors.org.
About the Inspire Awards
The Inspire Awards is an annual event designed to celebrate mentoring in the workplace and community. Nominations from around the country are accepted and selection committees choose the Mentors of the Year from each category who are honored at the luncheon along with an Inspiring Alumni Award winner. In 2018, the event was attended by over 500 community members. All proceeds benefit College Mentors for Kids.
About Ontario Systems
Ontario Systems is a leading provider of court case management and enterprise revenue cycle management software to the healthcare, accounts receivable management, and government markets. Established in 1980 and headquartered in Muncie, Ind., Ontario Systems offers a full portfolio of leading software platforms, including Artiva RM™, Artiva HCx™, Contact Savvy®, RevQ®. In April of 2018, Ontario Systems acquired Justice Systems and has now added the FullCourt Enterprise® and CitePayUSA® solutions to its list of software platforms. Ontario Systems’ industry-leading customers include 5 of the 15 largest hospital networks who actively manage over $40 billion in receivables collectively, as well as 8 of the 10 largest ARM companies and more than a hundred federal, state and municipal government clients in the U.S.