Ivy Tech to Host Virtual Express Enrollment Day June 25

Ivy Tech Community College will host a Virtual Express Enrollment Day on Thursday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the event, prospective students will complete their enrollment steps virtually, all from the safety and comfort of their home. Virtual Express Enrollment Day is the perfect time for anyone interested in starting their education to sign up for classes that start July 6 or August 24.

Classes that begin July 6 run for only four weeks and include:

  • Business 101 – Introduction to Business
  • Business 105 – Principles of Management
  • Business 201 – Business Law
  • Marketing 101 – Principles of Marketing
  • Psychology 101 – Introduction to Psychology
  • Software Development 120 – Computing Logic

Ivy Tech is excited to welcome back students this fall for classes that start August 24. There are thousands of classes available in online, virtual, and face-to-face formats, and students will be able to choose week-to-week which format works best for them.

During Virtual Express Enrollment Day, participants will learn more about assessment, either meet with an advisor or set up an appointment, and register for classes.

To sign up, go to www.ivytech.edu/eeday

 

Ivy Tech to Host Virtual Express Enrollment Day June 25

Juneteenth Message from President Ellspermann

Juneteenth_2020_SocialMessage to Ivy Tech from President Sue Ellspermann:

Today is Juneteenth, and it is recognized as a special day of observance and celebration of freedom.

Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation that had been issued by President Lincoln more than two years earlier. We commemorate Juneteenth at a moment in our history where our nation confronts the horror of violence against Black people, amidst the systemic racial inequities and injustices that have been laid bare by the pandemic.

Yet, Juneteenth offers real hope that meaningful change can happen. It is a celebration of change. We should be mindful of the work that needs to be done by all Americans to ensure equality and justice for all. As an institution of higher education, we play an important role in speaking out against injustices whenever and wherever they may occur.

Ultimately, real progress will require transformative action toward eliminating the systems and acts of racism and inequity. That starts with an embrace of both personal and institutional humility, admitting to our lack of awareness and understanding, and a commitment to listen, learn and take action.

I encourage all of you to attend Juneteenth celebration events and, as lifelong learners, to take time to learn the history about this day and the struggles over centuries for justice, Juneteenth-revand to join together in a collaborative effort to right systemic wrongs. (Register to watch Spike Lee’s Netflix original “DA 5 BLOODS” June 19 at 6 p.m. LINK.IVYTECH.EDU/JUNE 19TH. See info on flyer of Black owned businesses where you can order food for your watch party!)

I will be choosing to spend time on Juneteenth to begin to read the book Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. This is one step I am taking to better understand and to focus Ivy Tech Community College on a stronger path to being, in all instances, anti-racist. I am encouraged that learning about our past will help us change our future.

However you celebrate Juneteenth, please stay encouraged that we all walk along in this journey together. We all want to ensure equal opportunity for all our students, faculty, staff, and community. You belong here.

Sincerely,

Sue

Juneteenth Message from President Ellspermann

Ivy Tech Evansville Student Named DAISY Award Recipient

Kyleigh FehlingerEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Ivy Tech DAISY Steering Committee recently named Kyleigh Fehlinger, a student in the Ivy Tech Evansville Barbara J. Hilton RN School of Nursing, as the first Ivy Tech recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing students. Kyleigh was chosen among ten other Ivy Tech Nursing students across the statewide system.

The annual award is designed to recognize a nominated nursing student who has:

  • A commitment to compassionate care
  • Make connections with clients, families, and peers by building trust and respect
  • Advocate strongly for clients and families
  • Demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude

Fehlinger balances her full-time job as a patient care technician at a local hospital in its intensive care unit with her coursework at Ivy Tech as a third semester ASN student. She serves as a leader among her peers, and is an active member of the Student Advisory Board; attending all faculty meetings and providing thoughtful suggestions and feedback to faculty. She is also active with the Southwestern Association of Nursing Students as well as Evansville’s Nursing Students Advancing as Individuals and Determined to Succeed (NSAIDS) group.

Fehlinger has served as a peer tutor helping others learn how to do dosage calculations, care planning, and pharmacology. Last fall, she and her sister organized a two-week drive “Warm Hands, Happy Heart,” to collect hats and mittens to donate to the Department of Child Services.

According to the DAISY Foundation, the DAISY Award was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes in 1999, in an effort to recognize extraordinary nurses who provide exemplary, compassionate care to their patients. The DAISY Foundation now recognizes student nurses who go above-and-beyond caring for clients and their families.

For more information on the DAISY Foundation, visit https://www.daisyfoundation.org/. To learn more about the Barbara J. Hilton RN School of Nursing at Ivy Tech Evansville, visit https://www.ivytech.edu/nursing/.

 

 

Ivy Tech Evansville Student Named DAISY Award Recipient

Ivy Tech Community College Announces Plans for Fall Semester 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has announced its plan for Fall semester classes that will begin on Monday, August 24. The state’s community college will invite students back onto campuses throughout Indiana for face-to-face courses while continuing to offer virtual and online opportunities. The focus for the College will continue to be on flexibility and safety for students, employees, and its communities. Should new guidelines from the Governor or federal regulations be released prior to the August start date then adjustments will be made accordingly.

Ivy Tech is offering its summer semester courses, which begin June 8, virtually and online with the exception of some small labs that may be offered later this summer.

“Ivy Tech looks forward to students being able to return to campus and take that next step to prepare for a high-wage, high-value career,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann. “We are carefully balancing our plan to have a focus on safety and flexibility. Our teams continually monitor the recommendations provided by the state of Indiana and federal guidelines. Ultimately, our students’ success is the goal, while providing them the safest, most accommodating learning environment.”

Starting in August, classes will be offered in-person, online, and with hybrid options. The College has built out a robust schedule of classes that will allow students maximum flexibility including both 8- and 16-week terms.

“Thanks to the commitment and innovation of our faculty and staff, the current situation we are all living in, has allowed us to rethink how we deliver higher education,” Ivy Tech Provost Kara Monroe said. “The ‘new normal’ in August will allow students to be in charge of their learning environment. Students will have options, possibly even week-to-week, if they will attend their class online, virtually, or in-person, as their health and safety requirements could fluctuate.”

Ivy Tech is taking all of the necessary steps to ensure a deep cleaning of all buildings takes place prior to the start of classes and ongoing. Preventive protocols to reduce risk of transmission will also be implemented across campuses. Further details will be shared with students, faculty, and staff leading up to campuses reopening in August.

“Ivy Tech recognizes many families are experiencing uncertainty about what the residential college experience may look like for students. I certainly encourage all students to continue on their educational journey, regardless of the college or university they attend. Instead of considering a ‘gap year’ more students should consider a ‘visiting year’ with the community college,” Ellspermann said. “Ivy Tech’s affordable tuition, guaranteed transfer to Indiana four-year partners, and personalized instruction make the community college the perfect place to take classes. Transfer is one of the important roles the community college plays to serve Indiana’s thousands of bachelor degree seeking students.”

Ivy Tech Community College Announces Plans for Fall Semester 

Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Nursing Programs Ranked 1st and 2nd in the State

nurses-month-2020-logoEvansville, IN — Ivy Tech Community College’s Evansville campus was recently notified that its Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Programs in the Barbara J. Hilton R.N. School of Nursing, were ranked 1st and 2nd (respectively) in Indiana as best nursing programs by nursingschoolsalmanac.com.

100% of the LPN graduates and 93.7% of the ASN graduates from the Evansville campus passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN) test for the years 2011-2018. This exam is used by state boards of nursing around the country for testing proficiency and granting licensure.

According to nursingschoolsalmanac.com, its research team compiled an extensive database of student performance on the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN respectively. Aspiring practical and registered nurses in the United States must pass their licensure examination before they may begin practice. Student performance on these exams provides an excellent benchmark for comparing the relative quality of practical nursing programs.

At Ivy Tech, the LPN Technical Certificate can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Science in Nursing degree, and can be earned in about one year, after completing general education requirements. The program provides education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The ASN degree can be completed in two years once a student is admitted into the program.

For more information on how you can pursue a degree in Nursing at Ivy Tech, visit IvyTech.edu/Nursing.

Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Nursing Programs Ranked 1st and 2nd in the State

Ivy Tech Grad Assisting the Sick in New Jersey, New York

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” -Mary Roach

StacyMeet a hero from our very own Ivy Tech! Stacy Steele has been an EMT for 5 years and has experience working at St. Vincent Emergency Department and is currently employed by American Medical Response. She typically spends her time answering 911 calls on an Advanced Life Support unit with paramedics. She earned her EMT certification at Ivy Tech and has used it to work her way toward specifically helping in the field of Trauma. Last year she was named the EMT of the Year by the Evansville AMR. She plans to return to Ivy Tech this fall, to earn her Paramedic Science Associate Degree. One of her goals is to become a flight nurse.  

During these hard times, she is serving communities along the east coast where a few weeks FB_IMG_1586892022469ago she was deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Her schedule now consists of working 24-hour shifts, taking 12 hours off at a hotel, and then returning to work for the next 24 hours. When she arrived, 911 calls come in every 6-18 seconds for her and her team to answer. She has found herself working alongside Evansville paramedics and EMTs as well as medical personnel from all over the US. 

No matter how back-breaking, heart wrenching, and potentially dangerous the work must be, Steele insists, “If anyone is looking for a career where they can grow through helping people, and obtain character development while doing it, this is a job that has truly shaped me into a better person.”

Wow, what a hero! Thank you, Stacy!

#IvyIsWhereYouAre #IvyTech #hero #SuperHeroDay

Ivy Tech Grad Assisting the Sick in New Jersey, New York

Ivy Tech Community College Offers Online Express Enrollment Day

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EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Community College will host an online Express Enrollment Day on Thursday, April 30, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. via Zoom. Summer and Fall registration is now open.

This free event is designed to assist interested individuals in completing the enrollment process, potentially all in one day, all from the safety of their home, virtually.

At the event students will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete the FAFSA or have their financial aid questions answered.  Also, students can learn more about aid such as grants, scholarships and loans.
  • Determine what assessments may be needed to enroll.
  • Learn about our programs.
  • Meet with an academic advisor.
  • Register for classes.

Students should be prepared with the following documents:

  • Government issued ID
  • Tax information for 2017 if enrolling for summer, and 2018 if enrolling for fall (Ivy Tech code 009917)
  • SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or High School and/or College Transcripts – if available
  • An idea of what he/she would like to study

Interested individuals must RSVP to ivytech.edu/EEVirtual in order to receive the Zoom meeting details by visiting.

Ivy Tech Community College Offers Online Express Enrollment Day

In a time of crisis, Ivy Tech guest student program provides a much-needed option

GuestStudent_Postcard_2020_v4_Page_1By Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President, Ivy Tech Community College

During the past month, I have been tremendously impressed by the ingenuity and responsiveness of America’s higher education professionals. With little notice, colleges and universities across the nation moved classes to virtual and online formats and found new ways to provide the services students depend upon as they pursue their educational journey. While I’m most proud of the efforts made by Ivy Tech Community College faculty and staff, it is clear that all institutions share a strong commitment to students and their families.

At Ivy Tech, we see many college students ably navigating the changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and successfully completing their coursework. We are hearing from faculty of the resiliency and commitment of our students across the state. We also know, however, that some students risk falling behind as they juggle competing priorities with school, work and home as they deal with the pandemic’s devastating effects. Further, many parents and guardians are wondering if they can afford for their students to continue in college. With this in mind, Ivy Tech has committed to providing all students with another pathway by increasing our capacity to serve guest students via online and virtual classes. This has long been a strength and competency of Ivy Tech, but it has never been as relevant as it is right now.

What is Ivy Tech’s guest student program? It allows students who remain enrolled at their home four-year institution to earn credits at Ivy Tech’s affordable tuition rate (lowest in the state), then transfer those credits back to their home institution. It’s truly the best of both worlds: students continue to progress toward a degree from their institution of choice while enjoying the tremendous flexibility that Ivy Tech’s online and virtual classes provide. Students can take classes this summer, or add Ivy Tech classes to their existing summer schedule at their home institution. Best of all, Ivy Tech’s affordable tuition means guest students can save money during these challenging times while accelerating their progress toward graduation.

Ivy Tech makes it easy to enroll as a guest student. The process starts with a free application, which can be completed at IvyTech.edu/Guest. Everything can be done online and with virtual services to support students every step of the way.

As we continue to withstand and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, our state and country will benefit from having more bright minds and talented students succeeding in college and prepared to enter the workforce in high demand careers. Through our guest student program, Ivy Tech can help make that vision a reality and give students some much-needed affordability and flexibility.

President Ellspermann is Ivy Tech Community College’s ninth president and oversees the largest singly accredited statewide community college system in the nation. She has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, economic and workforce development, and public service.

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In a time of crisis, Ivy Tech guest student program provides a much-needed option

Ivy Tech Community College offers virtual College 101 event to answer questions about college

c101-header3-1EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Community College will host a virtual College 101 event on Tuesday, April 21, at noon via a Zoom meeting.

During this event, anyone interested in learning more about going to college at Ivy Tech will have the opportunity to speak to representatives about topics including financial aid, picking a major, enrollment steps, and much more. College 101 also gives individuals the opportunity to ask questions, and see what Ivy Tech has to offer, including certificate programs, affordable tuition, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships.

Interested individuals must RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting details by visiting ivytech.edu/college101, scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting the Evansville dropdown.

Ivy Tech Community College offers virtual College 101 event to answer questions about college

Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees Member Pledges $500,000 Toward COVID-19 Relief

Marianne Glick and Mike Woods pledge $500,000 matching gift to Ivy Tech’s Relief Fund efforts

 Evansville, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees member, Marianne Glick, and her spouse, Mike Woods, have committed $500,000 in matching funds across the state for Ivy Tech’s newly established COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist students.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide increased flexibility to assist the Evansville, Princeton, and Tell City locations in meeting unforeseen challenges head-on in the coming days. Our campus specifically has $15,000 in matching funds available.  The funds will be entirely supported by unrestricted charitable donations and gifts at any level to help meet our campus’s time-sensitive needs. We must secure local matching funds by April 30, 2020 in order to benefit from the Glick gift.

“We wanted to do something to help Ivy Tech students at this challenging time,” Marianne and Mike shared. “We hope this gift will inspire others to open their hearts to enable our students to have access to the resources they need to stay in school and stay healthy.”

“We are so grateful for those in our community who are willing to give and for the generous gift that will match their donations, ensuring we can best help address the needs of our Ivy Tech students, faculty and staff,” said Evansville Chancellor Daniela Vidal. “They have all been extremely resilient and flexible in responding to this new way of operating, but as the situation prolongs, needs are increasing.”

Ivy Tech’s President Sue Ellspermann announced that all campus buildings have been closed and over 70,000 students, faculty and staff will operate in an online instructional virtual environment.

“As always, our top priority is to safeguard the health and well-being of our students,” said Ellspermann. “Many of our students already faced challenges including juggling work, family and school, food insecurity, childcare needs, and even housing uncertainty. We are incredibly humbled and grateful for Marianne and Mike, and their pledge of $500,000 in matching funds across the state. This makes it possible for us to truly help our students who need it now more than ever.” 

“Their commitment to Ivy Tech student success is unwavering and their philanthropic hearts are truly full of passion for the betterment of tomorrow,” said John M. Murphy, Ivy Tech Foundation president.  “We are very appreciative of Marianne and Mike stepping up and providing such a tremendous match to our campuses to meet unforeseen challenges head-on in the coming days.”

For more information on the Covid-19 Relief Fund and where to donate please visit impact.ivytech.edu/COVID.Relief.Fund

Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees Member Pledges $500,000 Toward COVID-19 Relief