New Hires at Ivy Tech Community College

SahEvansville, Ind..- Maheshwar Sah has accepted the position of program chair for pre-engineering at Ivy Tech Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Nepal Engineering College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Chonbuk National University. Sah previously worked for Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne as well as IU-PU Fort Wayne as an adjunct professor. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley in the Nonlinear Electronic Laboratory.

GrilloAndrea Grillo
has accepted the position of CNA/QMA director for Ivy Tech Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. Grillo previously worked for Southwestern Indiana Health Services Academy as a CNA and QMA instructor. Grillo is a psychiatric mental health nurse through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), as well as a certified CNA/QMA instructor through the state of Indiana.



Dierdre deGravina has accepted the position of nursing faculty for Ivy Tech Community College. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing Education from WGU Indiana. DeGravina previously worked at Deaconess Health System as a staff registered nurse (RN).


Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

New Hires at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Corporate College Announces Fall Offerings

IVYCC_HZ_2CC2Evansville, Ind.- Ivy Tech Corporate College – the division of Ivy Tech that specializes in customized trainings, assessments and professional development for individuals and companies – has several classes beginning soon.

Courses offered this fall include:

  • ServSafe® Certification Course – monthly offerings available
  • CDL – classes begin twice a month
  • Welding – AWS Certification Preparation beginning September 6
  • Wastewater Plant Operations (Municipal) beginning in September
  • Master Gardener beginning September 1 and 2
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification – online offering through Career Step
  • Medical Coding & Billing – online offering through Career Step

Ivy Tech also offers customized training for business and industry wishing to give their employees new skill sets.

For more information, or to enroll call Ivy Tech Corporate College at (812) 429-9810.

Ivy Tech Corporate College Announces Fall Offerings

Ivy Tech to Offer College Planning Workshops

GIBSON COUNTY, IN- Local high schools in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College are offering college planning workshops in the coming weeks.

It is never too early to start planning for college. These workshops are designed to answer questions families have, begin planning, and help to familiarize everyone with the process.

The workshops are free and open to the public.

Upcoming college planning workshops:

Gibson Southern High School
College Planning and Financial Aid Workshop
Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.
Gibson Southern Auditorium

Wood Memorial High School
College and Career Boot Camp
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5-6 p.m.
Early College Awareness and Financial Aid Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wood Memorial Cafetorium

Princeton Community High School
Financial Aid Workshop
Monday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
Princeton Community High School Cafeteria

For more information on any of these workshops contact Cassie Scraper, College Connection Coach for Gibson County, at or (812) 385-8495.

Ivy Tech to Offer College Planning Workshops

Presidential Scholarships Awarded to Ivy Tech Students

EVANSVILLE, IN- Three young women will be attending Ivy Tech Community College this fall – and all have at least one thing in common. These students are the first incoming freshmen to receive Ivy Tech’s prestigious Presidential Scholarship – a scholarship covering all tuition and fees at the college.

The Presidential Scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school seniors applying to Ivy Tech who are planning to pursue a four-year degree at one of Indiana’s public universities and who are majoring in nursing, engineering, business administration, elementary education, human services, criminal justice, informatics, or computer science.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this scholarship to these outstanding students,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “And we are excited to have such high achieving individuals be a part of our student body.”

Recipients include:

Kayla Reeves, Tell City Junior/Senior High SchoolKayla Reeves-
Kayla says “if your dreams don’t scare you – they are not big enough. That’s why I am choosing Ivy Tech to help fulfill them.” Kayla has selected business administration as her major because one day – she wants to be her own boss. She would like to own her own realty company – a dream born of working with her mother in flipping houses for resale. “I believe Ivy Tech is the type of college that will be conducive to my future and since I am paying for college on my own, the affordable cost offered will help me get where I need to be.”

Emily Nellis-Emily Nellis, Evansville Central High School
Nursing is the career of choice for Emily. Her aunt has a nursing degree from Ivy Tech and she said that initially gave her the idea – but it is much more than that. “I have the feeling of home when I walk in the doors of a hospital – it just happens, every time,” she said. Ever since I was nine-years-old I have just known I belong there.” She said she wants to be “that last ounce of help to bring a person back to life, physically and emotionally.”

Amy Hart, Gibson Southern High SchoolAmy Hart-
Amy says she wants to be a teacher to show students they have the potential to be whatever they want. Amy will study education at Ivy Tech. Always interested in highly academic classes like math and science in school – Amy wants to one day be an elementary teacher and model the behavior of many of her teachers. “My teachers have not only taught me about math, science, and language, but also a deep sense of self-worth, respect, love and opening up to others. I want to do the same for my students.”

A fourth scholarship – the Barbara Hilton Presidential Nursing Scholarship – will be awarded to a current nursing student at Ivy Tech this fall, which was established in her memory by Frank L. Hilton, MD.

To learn more about Ivy Tech Community College, go to

Presidential Scholarships Awarded to Ivy Tech Students

Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board Officers Elected at Ivy Tech

EVANSVILLE, IN- Student Officers have been announced to the Student Government Association (SGA) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) at Ivy Tech.

SGA is the official voice of the student body and is a vital link to ensure a positive learning environment for the student body. Each year, SGA plans a wide variety of programs and activities designed to enhance campus life. Participation in SGA also provides many opportunities for leadership.

CAB provides social, cultural and educational events for the campus community. Students serving on CAB get to work closely with nationally touring comedians, musicians, lecturers, magicians and artists.

Officers for the 2016-2017 year are as follows:


  • John (Hutch) Hutchison, SGA President
  • Allisia (Allie) Cline, SGA Vice President
  • Katherine Cyphers, SGA Promotions Coordinator
  • Megan Utley, SGA Promotions Coordinator and CAB Vice President
  • Lisa Redmon, CAB Promotions Coordinator
  • Anthony Chastain, CAB Promotions Coordinator

West Salem, Ill.:

  • Miranda Marks, SGA Secretary and CAB President

Cannelton, Ind.:

  • Lisa Hamrick, CAB Secretary
Student Government Association and Campus Activities Board Officers Elected at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Corporate College Event Planner Class Set

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College’s Corporate College division will soon offer a class for individuals to become a certified corporate event planner.

The class, which begins this fall, will meet two days a week, for 10 weeks – between Sept. 12 and Nov. 17, from 7-9 p.m., at Ivy Tech Corporate College, 651 Fairway Drive, Evansville, IN. Total cost for the class, which includes workbook, instruction, online curriculum, event planning software, certification exam and online student networking center, is $995. Payment plans are available if arranged early.

Corporate event planners have become a major part of the special events industry. It is a demanding role and must be managed carefully, said Lyn Morehead, Corporate College executive. “Corporate events span all industries. The Wedding Planning Institute’s Corporate Event Planning Course provides detailed guidelines on how to design events, plan events, set budgets, execute events successfully, review performances, and charge for services.”

To register or to receive more information, call Lyn Morehead at 812-429-9813, or email

Ivy Tech Corporate College Event Planner Class Set

Ivy Tech Community College Southwest Names 2016 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

KeithMillerProEVANSVILLE— Keith Miller, Ivy Tech Community College Southwest alumnus, was honored by the State Board of Trustees Aug. 3 for being named the 2016 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award.

Each year, Ivy Tech recognizes an Outstanding Alumnus from each region who has demonstrated notable success in his/her personal or professional life. Miller was recognized at Commencement and last night at a statewide awards dinner where the recipients of each region have the opportunity to receive additional distinction in the form of two statewide awards: Outstanding Professional Achievement and Outstanding Personal Achievement. Nominees must be graduates of Ivy Tech Community College and can be nominated by anyone (staff, faculty, fellow alumni, friends, or family).

Miller, a Montgomery, Indiana native, first attended Ivy Tech State College in 1999, earning his Certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Miller went on to complete an advanced degree for EMT Training followed by earning his Associate Degree in Paramedic Science in 2004. In 2004, Miller was employed as Paramedic for Posey County E.M.S in Mt. Vernon, Ind. It was during this time that Miller wanted to share his knowledge and experiences with others and did so by becoming an Adjunct Faculty member at Ivy Tech. He taught EMT Intermediate and Paramedic curriculums from 2005-2010.

Miller thrived in this fast paced, critical care environment and in 2006 he took a position as the Lead Flight Paramedic for St. Mary’s Life Flight at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana. As a Life Flight Paramedic, Miller proved he had an expanded skillset and could work under additional circumstances, sometimes in extreme situations.
Miller transitioned to Strategic Development at IMG_2344St. Mary’s Medical Center in 2013, and was
recently promoted to the Director of Strategic Development. “Keith quickly earned the respect of his peers, regional physicians and administrators by investing the time to understand their needs and working with them to find mutually beneficial solutions…his knack for leadership was showcased as he rebuilt his team following a quick transition”, stated John S. Greaney, V.P. of Strategic Services. Miller went on to earn his Bachelor of Health Services degree with Magna Cum Laude recognition from the University of Southern Indiana in 2015.



Ivy Tech Community College Southwest Names 2016 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Ivy Tech to Host Express Enrollment Day

Express Enrollment Day is planned at Ivy Tech Community College for individuals interested in enrolling in classes for Fall 2016. The free event is planned for Tuesday, August 9, from 9-5 p.m., at Ivy Tech Community College, 3501 First Avenue. This event is designed to assist interested individuals in completing the enrollment process, potentially, in one day!

At the event students will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete the FAFSA or get your financial aid questions answered (School Code 009917)
  • Learn more about aid such as grants, scholarships and loans  (Ivy Tech has $300,000 in scholarships available)
  • Create your Campus Connect account
  • Complete the New Student Orientation Online
  • Fulfill the assessment requirement
  • Meet with an Academic Advisor (You must complete your orientation and assessment steps prior to meeting with an advisor)
  • Register for classes

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Ivy Tech to Host Express Enrollment Day