Ivy Tech Community College Students Earn American Advertising Awards

AAF-GE-Logo-Est-1949Evansville, Ind.— Ivy Tech Community College Students were among those who earned awards at the American Advertising Federation of Greater Evansville’s 2019 American Advertising Awards (AAA) on February 22. As part of the national AAAs, the competition and ceremony were a celebration of the creative work and people that make up the Tri-State.

Ivy Tech winners, their hometowns, awards and link to photo of the winning piece:
Best-in-Show:

Lauren Staser Evansville http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/edge/

SILVER Awards:

Ala Balhadad (2) Newburgh http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/palm-resort-branding/
http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/fresh-market-logo-mailer-bag/
Rachel Fitzwater Evansville http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/ivy-tech-foundation-gala/
Lauren Staser (2) Evansville http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/better-together/
    http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/coffee/

GOLD Awards:

Lauren Staser (2) Evansville http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/edge/
http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/ivy-tech-2019-student-art-show/
Alex York Evansville http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/long-way-down-by-jason-reynolds/

Judges Choice Awards:

Ala Balhadad Newburgh Judge: Dan Dry http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/palm-resort-branding/
Alex York Evansville Judge: Matt Smiley http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/long-way-down-by-jason-reynolds/
Rachel Fitzwater Evansville Judge: Regan Atkinson http://www.aafevv.com/addys/entry/ivy-tech-foundation-gala/

 

 

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Ivy Tech Community College Students Earn American Advertising Awards

Ivy Tech Plans UE/Ivy Tech Dual Admission Info Night

UE EventDual admission program students will begin by taking classes at Ivy Tech Community College and will have access to all the benefits offered to UE students from the very beginning of their college career. They will have access to on-campus housing and will have full use of the UE library, computer labs, and other academic spaces. They will also have access to advising, student affairs, financial aid, and career services prior to full admission. Additionally, dual admission program students may attend student activities such as sporting and cultural events at both institutions.

In addition to the dual admission program, UE and Ivy Tech have many articulation agreements in place to allow for an easy transition between institutions. Credits from Ivy Tech programs including engineering, nursing, education, criminal justice, and supply chain management are already automatically accepted at the University of Evansville toward completion of a four-year degree.

To learn more or apply for the dual admission program, visit https://www.evansville.edu/admission/dualAdmissionPartnership.cfm

For more information about the March 5 event, contact Joe Binkley, assistant director of Admissions at Ivy Tech, at jbinkley10@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Plans UE/Ivy Tech Dual Admission Info Night

Learn More About Completing Associate Degree in One Year

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ASAP graduate Irese OBanor speaks to her fellow students at the Ford Center during graduation 2017

Learn more about how individuals can complete an associate degree in one year through Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus Accelerated Associate Degree Program (ASAP) this Wednesday (Feb. 20) at 6 p.m.

The session, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Visual Arts Center (Room 107) at Ivy Tech Community College. Information about the program will be shared, and a Q & A session is planned with current students and faculty.

The ASAP program helps high school graduates earn an associate degree in half the time, through a rigorous condensed fashion, and prepares them to transfer as a sophomore to a four-year college to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Coursework is spread over five, eight-week terms, and classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students in the program go through as a small, closely-knit group, or cohort. The program has its own dedicated coordinator, who helps students identify goals, and maps a path they can follow.

Students who apply should be younger than 22 years old; have a high school GPA of at least 2.5, with a strong attendance record. 100% of graduates who have applied, have been accepted into one or more four-year colleges following their Ivy Tech graduation.

For additional information, contact Joe Binkley, assistant director of Admissions, 812-492-0337 or by email at jbinkley10@ivytech.edu.

Learn More About Completing Associate Degree in One Year

Evansville Ivy Tech Student Recognized for Work with Advanced Automation and Robotics by the IDOE

20190219_063033EVANSVILLE – Lisa Hamrick, an Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus student, has been selected to receive one of four student Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 26. 

Hamrick said she originally was a cyber security student and liked the program, but had already worked some in advanced manufacturing. After getting a taste of robotics – she was hooked. 

Donna Zimmerman, program chair for Advanced Automation and Robotics, said she was considering disbanding the Robotics Club for lack of participation, when the Student Life director sent Hamrick her way. “She sent Lisa to see me, and Lisa immediately joined the club, submitted all the necessary paperwork, started a membership drive, and literally saved the Robotics Club from disbanding.” 

Hamrick said there was something about helping others, by altering toys to perform a function for someone with a disability, that caused her to switch majors. Now, she works with Zimmerman with 3D printing pieces to be used to build a prosthetic arm and working hand. “We even got to go to EnableCon 2018, an international conference on prosthetics, and participate in a panel discussion,” she said. 

Hamrick, 35, is a single mother of two. She not only takes several classes each semester, but also works as a work study student for Student Life, and after hours cleaning some of the Ivy Tech buildings. She is involved in five student organizations and takes a leading role in many. “She gives her all to them, and truly serves each with excellence,” Zimmerman said. 

Following her anticipated graduation in 2020, she plans to study mechanical engineering and eventually become a professor. “I love to teach,” she said. 

The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence program identifies and celebrates career and technical education students, programs, active partnerships that contribute to high quality career and technical education, guidance/career services displaying excellence in Indiana, and outstanding contributors to careers in technical education in Indiana.

Evansville Ivy Tech Student Recognized for Work with Advanced Automation and Robotics by the IDOE

Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Welding Certification Program in Evenings at Castle High School


Evansville, Ind.- Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus will offer a Welding Certification Preparation course beginning February 19 in Warrick county.

The 80-hour course will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6-10 p.m., February 19 – May 1, at Castle High School in Newburgh.

This course focuses on safety, techniques, joint preparation, and proper machine setup to prepare students to earn the American Welding Society SMAW certification. Total tuition is $2,650 and all personal protective equipment, tools, and testing fees are included

The course is open to the public and employer-sponsored students. Full funding is available through WorkOne and WorkINdiana, for qualifying students (INTraining #: 6025).

To register, call 812-429-9810 or email evv-reg@ivytech.edu.

In addition to SMAW (stick) welding, the College also provides hands-on instruction for the most common welding processes and cutting methods used in industry, including MIG, TIG, and oxyfuel welding, as well as oxyfuel cutting and plasma cutting.

Ivy Tech also offers courses in pipe welding and welding fabrication. Ivy Tech Community College is an American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility. Ivy Tech provides on-site certification testing services for employers throughout the region. Three fully-equipped welding technology labs are available for workforce training at campus locations in Evansville (16 booths), Princeton (12 booths), and Tell City (16 booths).

Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment offers one-on-one support to employers who are ready to design customized training solutions for their team in 2019. Learn more at ivytech.edu/TrainedAndReady.

For answers to questions about welding opportunities with Ivy Tech Community College, contact John Durbin, assistant professor, at 812-429-0595 or email jdurbin@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College to Offer Welding Certification Program in Evenings at Castle High School

Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday

CGS LogoINDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. Feb. 24, at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus, 3501 N. First Avenue.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important because completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online. “We are excited to help attendees get answers to their questions and complete their FAFSA. Hosting this bi-annual event at our campus is something we look forward to,” said Casey Trela, Ivy Tech’s director of financial aid.

Now in its 30th year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 94,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).

College Goal Sunday Doubles the Help Offered

“The event on Feb. 24 will be the second College Goal Sunday ISFAA is offering this FAFSA filing season.” said Bill Wozniak, co-chair of College Goal Sunday. “We hope all Hoosiers who have not filed already, take advantage of College Goal Sunday events across Indiana, file the FAFSA, and get one step closer to fulfilling their educational goals.”

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching first-generation college students. In recent years, according to CHE statistics, more single-parent Hoosier families have filed for financial aid, indicating programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching high-risk students and their families.

“Students who don’t complete their financial aid paperwork properly and on time are often very disappointed when they find out how much financial aid they lost,” said Wozniak. “This is why the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association not only continues to provide College Goal Sunday, but offers two events during the year. If our assistance gives students a better chance at higher education and less debt, we’re fulfilling our mission.”

What students should bring

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2017 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2017 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.

Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

Attendees may win educational prizes

Students may also win one of five $1000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in April, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students. 

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

Program is a national model

College Goal Sunday originated right here in Indiana and is now a national model. Following Indiana’s example, College Goal Sunday events organized by more than 34 states have opened doors to higher education for hundreds of thousands of students all over the country.

For more information about College Goal Sunday visit CollegeGoalSunday.org.  

Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help at College Goal Sunday

Early College@Ivy Tech Speaker Series Kicks Off Jan. 22

A new collaboration will offer the community interesting and informational topics of discussion during a monthly speaker series at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus.  “Early College@Ivy Tech Speaker Series” will feature the talents and knowledge of Early College and Ivy Tech faculty and staff, as well as others in the community. The series, which is free and open to the public, kicks off on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 5:15 p.m. with the topic, “Raising an Olympian.”

The presentation will take place in Vectren Auditorium, Room 147, at Ivy Tech Community College. The Evansville campus is located at 3501 N. First Avenue.

First speaker in the series will be Early College faculty member Mark King. King is the father of Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medalist Lilly King. In his presentation, “Raising an Olympian” he will share some of the ways he and his wife, Ginny, help their children reach their goals. “I will touch on specific decisions that we made that allowed Lilly, and my son, Alex, the freedom to chase their dreams,” King said. He also indicated there will be many stories about Lilly’s pursuit of Olympic Gold.

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early College High School is located at Ivy Tech Community College, and its students attend Ivy Tech classes, along with regular high school coursework – many completing an Associate Degree while still in high school, or their General Education Core — 30 credits transferable to any college in Indiana.

Wendy McNamara, director of Early College, said “Many of our faculty have vast knowledge in subject areas others would find interesting, so we partnered with Ivy Tech to showcase these talents and information; along with Ivy Tech’s expertise areas.”

Jonathan Weinzapfel agreed with McNamara. “There are a multitude of faculty and staff that not only are experts in the areas in which they teach; but also have personal interest areas that the public will find engaging. We are pleased to be able to offer this monthly series, which will also include some speakers from our community, as well.”

 

Early College@Ivy Tech Speaker Series Kicks Off Jan. 22