Our Folks Honors: Brittani Taylor Benoit, Whitney Williamson, Angela Goldman

Brittani Taylor Benoit

Brittani Benoit
Brittani Benoit

Brittani Taylor Benoit, daughter of Theresa and Mike Taylor of Brown County, graduated Dec. 16 from the University of Alabama Birmingham’s School of Health Professions.

She is now a doctor of physical therapy. She will take her state board test in late January.

She graduated fourth in her class from Brown County High School in 2009 and from Brown County Junior High in 2005. She is also an alumna of St. Mark Catholic Grade School in Indianapolis.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in May 2013 from Louisiana State University, College of Human Sciences and Education, School of Kinesiology, graduating cum laude.

She married Anthony Benoit on Nov. 2, 2013, in Greenwood. They live in Lafayette, La., his hometown.

Her parents hope the couple will relocate to the Brester family farm in Bean Blossom or remain in Lafayette, near his parents.

“Brittani had a more difficult time than most kids growing up,” wrote her father, Mike Taylor. “She lost her brother, Evan Taylor, in 2000 in a drowning accident and Brittani was present during the drowning.”

Taylor said he “prays that our Brown County youth believe they can be a doctor too.”

Whitney Williamson

KOKOMO — Whitney Lynn Williamson of Nashville was among 590 full-time Indiana University Kokomo students who were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Dean’s list students earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

Angela Goldman

Angela Goldman

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has promoted Indiana Conservation Officer Cpl. Angela Goldman to the rank of lieutenant to serve as commander for District 6, which includes Brown County.

Goldman, a native of Fairland, attended Purdue University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both forest management and wildlife management in 1995. She began her law enforcement career in 1998 upon graduation from Indiana Conservation Officer Recruit School and has had assignments in Allen, Marion and Monroe counties.

During her career, Goldman has served the department as corporal, public information officer, boat accident investigator and field training officer.

“Lt. Goldman has prepared herself well for the district commander position. She brings a great balance of job knowledge, training and leadership experience to her new position that will enable her to make a smooth transition,” said Capt. Tim Beaver, South Region commander.

Beaver was the previous District 6 commander before being promoted.