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Andy Hansen Legacy Scholarship Announced

andyA scholarship has been announced for the Ottumwa Leadership Academy in honor of former Ottumwa resident Andy Hansen. Legacy Scholarship. Hansen, who was Plant Manager at John Deere Ottumwa Works from 2010-2013, provided leadership through volunteerism and encouraged others to step into leadership roles. Additionally during that time he was a part of several boards of directors – one of them being Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation.  In an effort to honor Andy’s dedication and commitment to leadership, the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation created the Andy Hansen Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship will cover the cost of one year’s tuition for a participant of a non-profit organization or small business that might not otherwise be able to enroll. The application for the scholarship is due in conjunction with the Academy application by July 31, 2014.  Click here for a O L A Application 2015.

The Ottumwa Leadership Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 class. The ten-month academy will begin September 12, 2014 and run through June, 2015. Applications are due by July 31, 2014.

The Ottumwa Leadership Academy is a 10-month, tuition-based program that provides targeted leadership development strategies. The organization wants to: educate, empower, encourage and engage its participants in community leadership. The Mission of Ottumwa Leadership Academy is to develop effective leaders for the betterment of our community.  The program is available to those who live and/or work in Wapello County. It is a selective program and the selection criteria are based on leadership potential and demonstrated community interest.

For more information visit the website at  or by emailing Hollie Tometich at or calling 641-684-6221.