EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS Campus hosts productive conversation with i i i speakers and panel discussion (page 9) l i i
FROM DROPPING OUT TO SGA PRESIDENT Student success story (page 15) COLLEGE'S NEW APPROACH TO TUITION Frozen tuition, free textbooks and i i classes after 12 credits (page 20) l i
IVY TECH INDIANAPOLIS MAGAZINE
CHANCELLOR Lorenzo L. Esters, Ed.D
Tracey Allen, Executive Director of Marketing & Communications Lisa Bippus, Marketing Coordinator Allyson Eberhart, Director of Development Operations Anthony Juliano, Consultant (Point Six Four) Danielle Stiles-Polk, Executive Director of Development Lauren Welch, Hospitality Administration Events/Marketing Coordinator
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TABLE OF CONTENTS IVY TECH INDIANAPOLIS MAGAZINE
CAMPUS IMPACT & COMMUNITY
CHANCELLOR'S NOTE A message from Ivy Tech Indianapolis' Chancellor, Dr. Lorenzo Esters, on the creation of Ivy Indy Magazine.
Report reveals Ivy Tech's impact in Indianapolis, producing $3.9 billion cumulative annual impact throughout state. 06 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT
09 EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER
LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS Productive conversation with speakers and panel discussion.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORY FROM DROPPING OUT TO SGA PRESIDENT 15
16 STAFF & FACULTY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
17 EMPLOYER RELATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
19 INDY CAMPUS RAISES $108,000+ ON GIVING TUESDAY
ADVANCE WITH IVY TECH CELEBRATES NEW AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES Indianapolis Airport Authority and IBM join Ivy Tech for MOU signing, share information for organizations interested in similar partnerships.
LAUNCH OF THE HOSPITALITY ADMIN "COURSES CURBSIDE" FOOD TRUCK Student operated food services and Spring 2022 lunch and dinner schedules.
NEW APPROACH TO TUITION
21 ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS
22 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
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Alumni, where are you now? Are you a recent Ivy Tech grad who just got into a new career? Or an esteemed alum who recently advanced in your job? We want to hear from you! Share your stories or update your information with us.
DIRECTIONS COOKING WITH STUDENTS
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO RECIPE
Peel and small dice the butternut squash. Start a pot with boiling water. Place diced squash in water for one minute. Remove squash and place in ice water after the minute. Slice the arugula into ribbons. Put 2 Tbsp of canola oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Wait a minute and add the diced onion. Sweat the onion. Add the cup of rice to the sweated onions and stir for 30 seconds. Then add 6 fl. oz. of hot chicken stock and stir with a wooden spoon. It is important to always keep stirring when making a risotto. Once the chicken stock has almost reduced add another 6 fl. oz. of chicken stock and repeat. Before adding the last amount of the chicken stock to your risotto, add the butternut squash and stir for a few seconds. Then add your last amount of chicken stock. Once the last amount of chicken stock is almost reduced turn off the heat and add salt to your tasting. Plate and garnish with the chiffonade arugula.
Student recipe by Jaime Telez
Serves: 6 Prep time: 10 min. • Cook time: 22 min.
2 TBSP canola oil 1/2 yellow onion, small diced 1 cup Arborio rice 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup butternut squash, peeled and
small diced Kosher salt 8 oz. arugula, chiffonade
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elcome to the first issue of Ivy Indy, the official magazine of Ivy Tech
No matter what your connection to us is, you are a very important part of our story, helping to build stronger communities. Here at Ivy Tech, we will remain just as dedicated to you as you have been to us. And in 2022, I am eager for the great work that we will do to support our commitment and strategic plan goal to equip 60% of Indiana's workforce with a high-value, postsecondary credential by 2025. With Ivy Indy, I look forward to sharing with you our service area's great accomplishments and events from Fall 2021. Again, thank you for welcoming me as your Chancellor and making me . #IvyIndyProud
Community College Indianapolis.
As we launch this magazine, I am entering my second semester having the great privilege of serving as Chancellor for Ivy Tech's largest service area. It has truly been a phenomenal six months working for this great institution. From employees and students to community and employer partners, I have experienced a deep and abiding sense of community since becoming a part of the Ivy Tech family. And with the Ivy Indy magazine, I hope to share with you the great work that is being done here at the College.
Lorenzo L. Esters, Ed.D Chancellor, Ivy Tech Indianapolis
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REPORT REVEALS IVY TECH'S IMPACT IN INDIANAPOLIS College produces $3.9 billion cumulative annual impact throughout state
An in-depth study, conducted by Emsi, reveals the significant positive economic impact that Ivy Tech Community College makes on the state of Indiana, including the local impact in Indianapolis. The report outlines the return on investment the Community College makes to its major stakeholder groups – students, taxpayers and the communities it serves. Results of the analysis reflect a $3.9 billion cumulative annual impact. “The campus benefits regional businesses by increasing consumer spending in the region and supplying a steady flow of qualified, trained workers to the workforce,” said Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters, chancellor of Ivy Tech Indianapolis. “Here at Ivy Tech Indianapolis, we are working to be a campus without walls by going into the community." In addition to identifying the institution's economic impact, the study also analyzed the value of the investment students are making in themselves by choosing an Ivy Tech education and the value the community is investing in students through public dollars the institution receives from taxpayers.
The study found that students invested $502.8 million in time and money to generate a cumulative return of $2.2 billion in higher future earnings over their careers. The average Ivy Tech associate degree graduate from 2018-19 will see annual incomes $10,100 higher than a person with a high school diploma or equivalent working in Indiana. Students will see an average annual return on investment of 18.3%, which is significantly higher than the U.S. stock market’s 30-year average rate of return of just under 10% or the 30-year U.S. Treasury at 1.91% rate of return. Taxpayers are also benefiting from investing in students. For every dollar of public money invested in Ivy Tech, taxpayers will receive a cumulative value of $1.90 throughout the students’ working lives. This equates to a net present value of $287.2 million after accounting for taxpayer costs and is an average annual rate of return of 5.3% for taxpayers. Other benefits and statewide impact details are outlined in the full report at IvyTech.edu/impact.
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Learn more about this report at IvyTech.edu/impact.
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6 NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED TO CAMPUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES On September 30, the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis service area announced the appointment of six new members to the Campus Board of Trustees. These new appointees join Chair Ann Merkel, Vice Chair Noell Allen, Secretary Peter Rimsans and members Jason Kloth and Melissa Rekeweg. “The expansion of our campus board of trustees allows us to have more representation of our service area’s key workforce sectors,” said Dr. Lorenzo Esters, chancellor of Ivy Tech Indianapolis. “With a passion for Ivy Tech’s mission, I know these six new appointees will utilize their expertise to make a powerful impact in further propelling the goals of our community and college.”
Aaron Williams Client Executive, Google
Mario Rodriguez Executive Director, Indianapolis Airport Authority
Tracey Tomchick Senior Director for Engineering Technical Center, Eli Lilly
Jean Renk Mgr. of Govt. and Community Relations, Duke Energy
Joyce Irwin EVP, President,
Aleesia Johnson Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools
Community Health Network Foundation
Chancellor's Innovation Fund awards five groups up to $10,000
In November 2021, five groups comprising Ivy Tech Indianapolis faculty, staff and community partners received up to $10,000 each through the Chancellor's Innovation Fund. Interested candidates created projects fostering initiatives that would enable and enhance accessible learning and teaching. To qualify, projects had to align with the College experience 1. Host Dia de la Familia event Ivy Tech and the Indiana Latino Institute will seek to develop an ongoing event to recruit and retain Hispanic and Latino students by focusing on the entire family through creating "Dia de la Familia," a bilingual open house that will be a first-of-its-kind event. and have a direct linkage to student success, diversity, equity and belonging, and closing the achievement gap for underrepresented students.
This community partnership will be a cross-collaborative venture on a two-day training event tailored for Ivy Tech. The grant will open this opportunity for up to 30 faculty and staff and will address an overview of dyslexia, multi-sensory education and working with adult learners. 2. Dyslexia Institute of Indiana training sessions The Bloom Project's "What's Next" event is an opportunity for high school males to learn the importance of networking. This grant will allow Ivy Tech Indianapolis to host the event, strengthen its alliance with Bloom and provide a student with a free one-credit leadership course. 3. Host the Bloom Project's "What's Next" event 4. Teach2Grow service learning class Teach2Grow is a service learning English composition class that meets all English course objectives in a unique setting. Students will grow their own food, feed their families and other students, and then research and write about food topics. 5. Bike repair clinic with Freewheelin' Community Bikes This partnership will launch a bicycle repair clinic and install three commercial-grade bike racks on the downtown campus for the Spring 2022 semester, and continue to operate every semester under the Office of Student Life. Learn more at link.ivytech.edu/IndyChancellorInnovationFund.
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COMMUNITY EVENT BRINGS TOGETHER LOCAL LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS ince becoming Ivy Tech Indianapolis’ new chancellor in July 2021, Dr. Lorenzo Esters has been committed to making postsecondary education more accessible to all Hoosiers. In the first semester of his tenure, Esters has jumpstarted a variety of new partnerships and strives to make Ivy Tech Indianapolis a college without walls. S The immediacy of his plan is crucial to getting 60% of Hoosiers equipped with a postsecondary credential by 2025 to meet the job market demand. The creation of new partnerships is one of many initiatives to increase enrollment at Ivy Tech’s largest service area, which serves more than 30,000 students in Marion, Hendricks and Boone counties. In an effort to create and strengthen relationships, Ivy Tech Indianapolis held a Community Celebration on Tuesday, October 19, on its downtown Indianapolis campus. This event brought together the community organizations and leaders to network, learn about Ivy Tech’s vision for the community and listen to two panel discussions about community college and partnering with organizations for economic success. Speakers included State Board Trustee Terry Anker, Student Government Association President Tapiwa Mzumara, President Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Campus Board Chair Ann Merkel and Chancellor Esters. State Representative Vanessa Summers provided additional remarks. In addition to the speakers, the event featured live jazz from the local band 7 Pleasures and a program spotlight with Ivy Tech Indianapolis academics and departments.
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Ruth Watkins, president of Strada Impact, moderated the first panel. The panel featured:
Angie Carr Klitzsch, president and CEO of EmployIndy
Emil Ekiyor, founder and CEO of Innopower LLC Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation Anthony Murdock, executive pastor of Eastern Star Church Michael Wolley, north district commander of the IMPD Angie Koller, dean of the Ivy Tech Indianapolis School of Nursing The group discussed ways community college can respond to the needs of the area, including the need to make postsecondary education more accessible, the
expansion of dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities and reducing recidivism rates.
Vop Osili, president of the Indianapolis City-County Council Ashley Gurvitz, CEO for the Alliance for Northeast Unification Aaron Williams, board chairman for the Boone County Racial Diversity Coalition Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority Dr. Kenith Britt, Marian University’s senior VP of Strategic Growth and Innovation Dr. Sean Huddleston, president of Martin University share how Ivy Tech can further partner with local government and community-based organizations to support economic success. The panel inclu Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber moderated the second panel. He asked participants to Panelists shared the immediate need for residents to earn a credential quickly to meet employment demands and the importance of earning wages that will help individuals or families break a cycle of poverty. Guests also discussed ensuring everyone has a seat at the table in decision-making and ways Ivy Tech and organizations can come together to provide wraparound support.
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Service area celebrates new locations in the International Marketplace District and Plainfield, and new Indy Achieves office on downtown campus. THE SUMMER OF GRAND OPENINGS
Automotive Technology Center moves to new $14 million facility in the International Marketplace District On June 9, Ivy Tech Indianapolis held the grand opening of its new Automotive Technology Center located in the city's International Marketplace District. The new 59,000 square-foot building sits on land donated by Sid and Lois Eskenazi and the Eskenazi Family Foundation. With this new center, the College hopes to double its current enrollment of 300 automotive students.
Hendricks County location moves to new MADE@Plainfield Higher Education Facility A team of statewide higher-education, workforce development and community organizations came together on July 29 to celebrate the opening of MADE@Plainfield. This new center brings together post- secondary education, workforce training and certifications and community space in one location for Hendricks County. Shortly before the grand opening, Ivy Tech moved from its Avon location into this new building, where it now can offer Medical Assisting.
EmployIndy and Ivy Tech celebrates opening of new Indy Achieves Student Center and three years of partnership On October 5, EmployIndy and Ivy Tech held a ribbon cutting for the new Indy Achieves Student Center on the downtown campus. The event also celebrated the third year of their partnership for the Marion County Promise program. Since the program began, more than 650 students have received an Indy Achieves scholarship. Among the speakers was Student Government Association President Tapiwa Mzumara, who was one of the program's first recipients.
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Machine Tool Technology showcases new equipment during open house with more than 12 local employers On November 18, more than 12 local employers attended the Machine Tool Technology program's open house to view its labs' newly upgraded equipment, including its new Haas UMC 500 Universal Machining Center and Haas ST20Y CNC Lathe. In addition to tours, Ivy Tech and employers discussed the program and ways the College could support the future workforce needs of their companies. Machine Tool Technology faculty and Ivy Tech Indianapolis Development and Office of Career Coaching and Employer Connections supported the open house.
Fine Arts participated in the festival, hosting the"(W)hole in our Hearts," family activity day on Saturday, November 6, at the Circle City Industrial Complex. The exhibit highlighted ways the arts can help mental health. Fine Arts at annual Spirit and Place Festival
Professor Gerald Maki’s English 111 class took a field trip to the LUME Exhibit at the Newfields Indianapolis Museum of Art. The exhibit features projections of Vincent Van Gogh’s work in an immersive, 3-D environment. English 111 takes field trip to Newfields
To help address the estimated 50% of insurance employees who will retire over the next 10 years, Ivy Tech revamped its insurance certificate to allow students to earn a credential in just nine credit hours. Insurance certificate addresses industry gaps
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SCHOOL SPOTL IGHT: SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING & APPL IED SCIENCES
During its annual Partnership Day, the Area 31 Career Center and Ivy Tech announced a new and innovative program and career opportunity: Digital Integrated Manufacturing (DIM). The Area 31 Career Center, located at 1200 N. Girls School Road in Indianapolis, is a high school with direct, hands-on learning and real-world experience for local students. Students attend career preparation classes for half of their day at Area 31 and the other half at their home high school. The new DIM program serves as a pilot for Ivy Tech before a statewide launch of dual credit programming in Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration. Its first cohort begins Fall 2022. "It's a big opportunity for now and for the future," said one student in the program. "It's exciting to be one of the first few people to ever be in it (the program). It's something to take advantage of with more money and opportunities."
Students in the Area 31 Digital Integrated Manufacturing program develop skills and knowledge of modern manufacturing processes. Industry-current technologies, project-based learning experiences, and employer engagements help students grow their understanding of production processes, robotics, quality control, digital integration, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). "We are absolutely confident that the Digital Integrated Manufacturing program will create a steady flow of capable and well-prepared Industry 4.0 professionals," said Paula Dutra E Mello of Telamon Corp. What can students earn? • Ivy Tech college credits • Potential to earn postsecondary credential • Opportunities for industry-recognized credentials Preparations for the future Program graduates will have the opportunity to continue their development through postsecondary programs, stackable industry credentials and employment in roles such as
production technicians, quality control specialists, technologists and more.
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Service Fridays serve the community
The Student Government Association and Student Life have a monthly partnership called “First Fridays.” In keeping with both organizations’ commitment to service, First Fridays is all about giving back to the community. Recently, SGA and Student Life assembled 100 care packages for women served by “Alabaster Jar Indy,” a nonprofit outreach organization for vulnerable young women. The two groups also participated in the Fall Creek Clean Up event, with students and staff beautifying the campus and the surrounding community.
Getting Fit with the Chancellor
Each Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m., students joined Chancellor Esters and other Ivy Tech faculty and staff for "Getting Fit with the Chancellor" for running or cycling. Students who participated in the event were put into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. On October 8, the group came together to celebrate activities and announce the scholarship winner(s). Scholarship recipients were Maria Goldstein, Claudia Rios and Tapiwa Mzumara.
First Gen Week celebrates students
From November 8 - 12, Ivy Tech Indianapolis held a very successful "First Gen Celebration Week," to celebrate those who are the first in their families to earn a degree. Festivities included a panel discussion, transfer fair, symposium and various games. The Intersectionality of First Gen Panel is available for viewing at link.ivytech.edu/IndyFirstGenPanel2021.
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FROM DROPPING OUT TO SGA PRESIDENT s she stood in front of an audience at the Indy Achieves Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration, Tapiwa Mzumara took a moment to reflect on everything leading up to that moment. The second-year Biotechnology student and President of the Student Government Association returned to finish what she started eight years ago through the Indy Achieves Completion Grant and has made a significant impact on her fellow students and the Ivy Tech community since returning. A “In 2013, I was a bright-eyed freshman, ready to learn and ready to achieve,” Tapiwa said. “But I had obstacles.” In her first semester at Ivy Tech, her mother was chronically ill, causing her to be in and out of the hospital. Additionally, Tapiwa was an undocumented immigrant, anticipating becoming a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. Being in mixed-status family (for immigration) and her mother's illness caused her to leave school midway through her freshman year. Indy Achieves offers two scholarship opportunities: Promise Scholarship and Completion Grant. The Promise Scholarship is available for first-time, full- or part-time transfer students. With the Completion Grant, students seeking their first credential, and more than halfway through their program, are eligible to receive grant funding to return to Ivy Tech. Participants in the program have enrollment coaches to assist them in navigating the process, gap funding to cover balances not covered by financial aid, and student support services. For students like Tapiwa with an outstanding balance, Indy Achieves offers the ReConnect Completion Grant, which pays existing balances. "One day, I received an email that I was selected to receive a grant from Indy Achieves," Tapiwa said. "I couldn't believe my eyes as I read that email. It felt like finally I had been seen." Tapiwa didn’t waste any time and jumped on the opportunity to finish what she started eight years ago. Not only did she jump right back in, but she didn't waste her talents, either. Tapiwa is on track to graduate with an associate degree in Biotechnology and is also President of the Student Government Association. Her leadership and dedication to her goals and fellow students have been invaluable to peers, Ivy Tech staff and faculty, and so many more. Upon graduating, Tapiwa plans to continue on to earn her Bachelor's degree.
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On Thursday, November 19, the Ivy Tech Indianapolis Service Area celebrated its annual Employee Recognition Celebration in person after going virtual in 2020 due to the pandemic. More than 250 faculty and staff were in attendance, wearing masks and continuing COVID-19 safety best practices. Emcees David Edge (executive assistant for the School of Arts, Sciences and Education) and Lara O’Dell (program chair of Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies) brought great energy to the event, keeping the program upbeat and engaging. Chancellor Esters kicked off festivities with an "Address of Gratitude", followed by recognition of degree completions, accomplishments, faculty promotions, employee service awards and retirees. There was also a moment of silence for the employees lost over the last year. Service area celebrates employee achievements and service in person during annual Employee Recognition Celebration
Indianapolis faculty member wins the College's top award in the state On November 10, Ivy Tech Community College held its 41st annual President's Awards, celebrating esteemed faculty and adjunct faculty across the state. The President's Award is the highest honor, awarding an individual from each campus for their exemplary work. During this year's ceremony, the College was eager to announce this year's President's Award winner, Jaime Hamilton, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology in Indianapolis. Hamilton's win was the first for the Indianapolis campus in the history of these awards.
In addition to awards, the event announced the service area's first "Employee of the Month," an extension of its
"Cheers for Peers" employee recognition. The recipient of the first "Employee of the Month" was Deon Marcum. Submissions for the Employee of the Month must align with one of the College's Strategic Plan tactics.
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OneAmerica's "Pathways Program" helps graduates find their perfect fit Ivy Tech Indianapolis and insurance and financial services leader OneAmerica teamed up to grow its "Pathways Program," which helps current and prospective OneAmerica employees find their perfect fit. Students in this program begin at Ivy Tech and are offered part-time employment at OneAmerica. Participants are in small cohorts,
Blue Maven IT launches internship program, hires students This fall, Blue Maven IT created its first internship program, hiring an Ivy Tech student. The company plans to expand this program this spring. Heartland Food Products provides high-wage opportunities to students Heartland Food Products Group, a global consumer packaged goods dealer, hired three Ivy Tech spring graduates. The company also developed additional internships paying $24 per hour and has hired two more students for the opportunity. Franciscan Health to sponsor up to 10 students for its Franciscan Nurse Fellowship The first cohort for the Franciscan Health Nurse Fellowship is beginning in January 2022, sponsoring up to 10 Ivy Tech students for their last three semesters.
“They’ve given me the opportunity to shadow more job titles and different departments that I find interesting to help me grow at the company,” Mariela explained. This Fall, OneAmerica hired two new Ivy Tech students from the Pathways Program. They also continue to engage and increase their presence on campus.
providing them consistent opportunities to engage in
events, professional development, and support services with a group of their peers. This opportunity has been invaluable for graduates like Mariela Lopez, who was offered a full-time position as a claims adjuster after completing the program.
Eli Lilly hires 8 students from Apprenticeship Cohort Last Fall, Eli Lilly hired 11 students from its Professional Apprenticeship program, eight of whom were Ivy Tech grads. This was the program's second cohort, with an emphasis on IT positions.
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"ADVANCE WITH IVY TECH INDY" CELEBRATES NEW AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES On Friday, November 12, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), IBM and community organizations joined Ivy Tech Indianapolis for “Advance with Ivy Tech,” a new initiative to help employers create solutions to achieve their goals. The event featured remarks from Dr. Nagib Attai, vice president of Global Programs at IBM, and Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the IAA. The program also featured a brief panel discussion with Katrina Jones, Ivy Tech’s Achieve Your Degree program; Taiylor Fields, Ivy Tech Career Coaching and Employer Connections; Nick Duvall, president and CEO of Teen Works; and Rachel Stevens, senior director of human resources at the IAA. To learn more about ways to partner with Ivy Tech Indianapolis, visit IvyTech.edu/AdvanceIvyTechIndy.
INDIANAPOLIS AIRPORT AUTHORITY
The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) and Ivy Tech Indianapolis' new agreement gives IAA employees access to an educational assistance program encouraging personal development through degree and certificate programs. The goal of this new partnership is to help employees skill up within their current jobs or become competitive for advancements. The new agreement is available to all active IAA employees in satisfactory job performance status starting day one. Upon meeting these requirements, the IAA will cover up to $5,250 per calendar year for an approved certificate or degree program. “With this MOU, our employees can defer tuition as well as have most of it paid directly by the IAA,” said Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director. “This agreement allows us to tap into undeveloped talent and create a pipeline for our organization or even other organizations, creating public value.” Ivy Tech participated in Boone County Workforce Alliance (BCWA)'s "Skilling Up Your Workforce" event to enhance partnerships and establish a presence in Boone County. BOONE COUNTY CONNECTIONS
Participants in the IBM Academic Initiative receive access to resources, provided at no charge, for teaching, learning and non- commercial research with recent enhancements to the program including guest lectures. One of the first priorities of this new collaboration will be the creation of a Cybersecurity Operations Center (SOC) on Ivy Tech’s downtown Indianapolis campus, which would create course content on custom threat simulations giving students real-world cyber operations experience at detecting and fighting cyber attacks. Ivy Tech’s collaboration with IBM will develop diverse, high- demand skills aligning with industry needs in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. With this collaboration, Ivy Tech will have access to up to $15 million of select IBM cybersecurity, AI and data sciences software over the next three years. More than 30 people were in attendance and heard from Ivy Tech Employer Consultant Ariane Smith-Stallard. Stallard shared insight on developing educational pathways and workforce skills that organizations could utilize. Attendees also learned about resources to help employers find top talent for their workforce needs and options to skill-up current employees through customized training.
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FOUNDATION & DONORS Ivy Tech launches first statewide campaign, with Indianapolis already raising $26 million of its $37 million goal
For Giving Tuesday, Ivy Tech Indianapolis hosted GO GREEN DAY, raising $108,750, thanks to a very generous matching gift, for the newly created Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship. This new scholarship supports student success by addressing an urgent need for tuition support. Indianapolis campus raises more than $108,000 for new scholarship on Giving Tuesday Crossing the Finish Line came to fruition for the hundreds of students each year who are well on their way to graduating and at risk of being dropped from classes because they can no longer pay their tuition. In fact, there is only an average of $1,500 in unmet financial need standing in between students and a life- changing credential. Students who complete and pass all of their classes will receive their scholarship at the end of their final semester. In the interim, students receive support while still taking classes to address barriers hindering their completion. This aid can come in the form of emergency funds, professional development and leadership training, career development activities, mentoring and more. To contribute to the Crossing the Finish Line Scholarship, visit connect.ivytech.edu/indianapolis.
Ivy Tech has begun the public phase of its first statewide campaign – a $285 million “Invest IN Ivy Tech” effort. Ivy Tech Indianapolis' goal within the statewide campaign is to raise $37 million, and it has had a successful start with $26 million raised thus far. “Ivy Tech, Indiana’s community college, plays an outsized role in upskilling Indiana’s workforce and increasing Hoosier prosperity,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech Community College. “This campaign is largely a ‘human capital’ campaign ensuring we reach, educate, and serve all Hoosiers from first- generation high school graduates to single parents and displaced workers, allowing them to launch successful careers in high wage, high demand fields that will drive Indiana’s future economy.”
Invest IN Ivy Tech provides greater opportunity for each of the College’s campuses to educate, train, and support its students. Ivy Tech’s impact supports the equivalent of 56,697 jobs. For perspective, the activities of Ivy Tech and its students support one out of every 70 jobs in Indiana. A recent economic impact study showed that students invested $502.8 million in time and money to generate a cumulative return of
$2.2 billion in higher future earnings over their working careers.
To unite the past with the future, Invest IN Ivy Tech will be completed in 2023, the 60th anniversary of Ivy Tech. Learn more at
Campus secures Bridge to College Days grant to increase postsecondary opportunities for high school juniors & seniors
Ivy Tech Indianapolis has received a $10,000 GEAR UP Bridge to College Days grant in partnership with Arsenal Technical High School and Warren Central High School. The initiative also includes TeenWorks, Indy Achieves, and Foster Success. Bridge to College Days will incorporate five college and career readiness priorities.
Priorities include: • Scholar Success Program
completion and maintaining academic eligibility • Parent and family engagement programming • Financial aid and literacy information
• Understanding Indiana's colleges and universities • Career exploration and preparation
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STUDENT AID & SUPPORT
$647,014 provided to 1,236 students in need- and non-need-based assistance $3,002,612 provided to 5,400 students in need- and non-need-based state aid $18,486,746 provided to 8,544 students in federal aid $28,027 in wraparound support to students through IvyCARES More than $3 million in state aid, college discretionary funds and individual and corporate donations supported students through the fall semester.
On Sunday, October 31, Chancellor Esters hosted 19 gentlemen for the newly established Ivy Men of Vision and Excellence (IMOVE) mentorship program. IMOVE mentors will work with students in the Brother to Brother Program, a student success initiative dedicated to improving African-American and Latino male students' educational experience and graduation rates. For more information or to get involved, email Marvin Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ivy Tech and IUPUI partner on AASCU TSSEI bid Ascendium’s Education Philanthropy, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program are launching an initiative to improve transfer 19 gentlemen attend kickoff of new mentorship program
student success. The initiative selected Ivy Tech and IUPUI to join this Transfer Student Success and Equity Intensive (TSSEI) cohort, which kicks off in March 2022.
Ivy Tech's new approach to tuition: Ivy+
This summer, Ivy Tech launched its new tuition model, Ivy+, to focus on making college more affordable and ensure equitable access, transparency of cost, on-time completion and an overall seamless experience. Benefits include frozen tuition through the 2022-2023 academic year, textbooks included with cost of tuition and a flat rate for students enrolled in 12+ credits in a semester.
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Matt Jarson became an Ivy Tech student after years of being in the restaurant industry. Despite earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, his love for cooking always remained. One day, Matt and his father joined a family friend to help with an event. His friend, an alum of Ivy Tech Indianapolis' Hospitality Administration program, also brought on Ivy Tech Hospitality Administration students and Program Chair Chef Jeff Bricker. What started as helping a friend at an event became a conversation to consider earning a degree from Ivy Tech to advance his passion for culinary arts. Matt was initially hesitant, unsure of what else he had to learn after being in the industry for so long. He decided to go for it and was so glad he did. Today, Matt is a proud Ivy Tech alum and executive chef and co-owner of the All American Picnic Company. He is also an adjunct instructor, helping those like him with a passion for culinary arts. He is also passionate about sharing the good work taking place at Ivy Tech for those looking to give back, emphasizing that it only takes one person to make a significant impact on someone's life. Alum, adjunct faculty, executive chef and co-owner of the All American Picnic Company
Catrina Tate Alumna, donor and vice president retail at Teachers Credit Union As Catrina Tate was beginning her career, she also started taking classes at Ivy Tech Indianapolis to enhance a variety of skills. It wasn't easy for this working mom, but the flexibility provided to her by her professors and the College helped her successfully earn a business degree and continue on to earn her Bachelor's degree. The skills she learned helped Catrina as she advanced with her employer, Teachers Credit Union. Starting as a branch manager early on, today she serves as its Vice President Retail. And as she’s progressed, she was able to give. She knew she wanted to help students like her have the chance to return to school with less worry about the financial aspect. She also knew that giving back to Ivy Tech would benefit the community as a whole. In addition to starting her scholarship, Catrina also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, alongside Ivy Tech leadership. Catrina's efforts and passion for giving back also led her to be the October 2021 recipient of Teachers Credit Union's "Leadership in Community Service" award. This award is a part of TCU's David R. Sage Awards, given annually to employees who demonstrate the leadership and values of former board chairman David R. Sage, who served with company leadership for nearly four decades.
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Nearly 20,000 boxes of food distributed through Gleaners' summer Drive-Thru Food Distribution Office of Career Coaching and Employer Connections celebrates successful first year during statewide launch
This summer, nearly 20,000 boxes of fresh food comprising meat, dairy and vegetables were distributed during the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana's Drive-Thru Food Distribution. The event was held every Monday from 3 - 5:30 p.m. on the downtown campus. This is the second year Ivy Tech has partnered with Gleaners for this event.
In partnership with IN Department of Health, Ivy Tech hosts free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics This August and September, Ivy Tech Indianapolis hosted free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics for current students, employees and the public. approach will emphasize comprehensive career readiness practices alongside academic preparation throughout a student’s college experience. On September 21, Ivy Tech Indianapolis celebrated a successful first year of its Office for Career Coaching and Employer Connections during a statewide launch. The campus served as a pilot, aiding in best practices and efforts as the College prepared to launch in all service areas over the last year. The program brought together career development and employer outreach to meet the needs of the workforce. Most importantly, it created a cohesive model for student and employer engagement with the student in mind. This new, more strategic
Downtown campus hosts successful College 101 event for high school students and families
On Thursday, November 4, Ivy Tech Indianapolis hosted its annual College 101 event at the Illinois Fall Creek Center. More than 60 students and family members attended to learn about all things college, as well as what Ivy Tech has to offer.
The event had excellent representation from Schools, departments and a variety of other areas.
College 101 was the perfect opportunity for students and their families to take part in interactive activities and one-on-one opportunities at the Program and Services Fair, participate in admissions information sessions and learn about dual credit opportunities.
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Student-operated food services through the Ivy Tech Indianapolis Hospitality Administration program on the downtown Indianapolis campus.
CULINARY & CONFERENCE CENTER 2820 N. Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46208 IvyTech.edu/CoursesRestaurant Event hosting • Student operated food service The Ivy Tech Indianapolis Culinary and Conference Center has event rental opportunities throughout the year. Explore information and offerings at the link above.
Ivy Tech Indianapolis is home to Courses Restaurant, a student-operated restaurant on the penthouse level of the Culinary and Conference Center. It also houses the Courses Bakery & Cafe on the first floor, serving breakfast, lunch, pastries and more. Both are open to the public, with 100% of tips and a portion of meal prices going directly to student scholarships and funds.
On July 20, Ivy Tech Indianapolis and the American Dairy Association of Indiana unveiled the "Courses Curbside" food truck. This new truck is an extension of the student- operated Courses Restaurant and Courses Bakery & Cafe and showcases culinary opportunities in the Hospitality Administration program. In addition to showcasing culinary opportunities, Courses Curbside is providing food service at select public events, periodically introducing a variety of new Launch of Courses Curbside
menu items, including several dairy-centric offerings. Courses Curbside visited area high schools and attended events such as the Sysco Food Truck Day and Midtown Holiday Home Tour.
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