“Second Chance” Law to be Discussed at Ivy Tech Community College on April 3

Evansville, IN — Individuals who would like to learn more about expunging their legal records are invited to a presentation by the Vanderburgh County Courts, on April 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium on the Ivy Tech Community College Evansville campus.

Sponsored by Ivy Tech’s Human Services, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs, the event is free and open to the public. Expungement is a legal process where an arrest or conviction may be erased from a person’s criminal record. This could be beneficial when a person’s past history may be interfering with future goals such as employment, education, or housing.

Speakers at the event will be the Honorable Les Shively, presiding judge in all expungement cases in Vanderburgh County; attorneys Katherine Ryback and Shaunda Lynch; and Deputy Prosecutor Doug Brown. The panel will address the new “second chance” law and answer questions to provide guidance to those wanting to clean up their record.

“Second Chance” Law to be Discussed at Ivy Tech Community College on April 3

Ivy Tech Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Wins Awards


EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Community College’s Evansville chapter of the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently won several awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Indiana Regional Conference. The Alpha Phi Theta chapter won:

  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Continued Excellence Award
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
  • Distinguished Chapter Member
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project
  • Honors in Action completion
  • Indiana Member Recruitment Recognition for 18% membership increase
  • College Project completion
  • 3 students and 1 advisor completed the 5 star competitive edge certification
  • 5 star chapter plan
  • Horizon Award for Ivy Tech Faculty Advisors Donna Krampe and Natalie Morgan

Also announced at the event, Ivy Tech student Emerald Greene, from Newburgh was named Indiana All Academic Team, as well as becoming the Indiana Regional President and was the Jack Kent Cooke semi-finalist. She also received the Sue Jackson Award and was announced as the recipient of the Eugene Spies Scholarship and the Honors Institute Scholarship.

Ivy Tech Student Michele King, of Evansville, was announced as the recipient of the Catalyst Scholarship. Student Tyler Suter, of Boonville, was named Distinguished Chapter Member.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly community colleges and junior colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Ivy Tech Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Wins Awards

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, Ind.- Ivy Tech Community College will offer free mining training at the Princeton Career and Technology Center beginning in April.

The training, MSHA Part 48, is being offered April 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must register in person at Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center, 2431 South Crabtree Drive, Princeton.

Proceeds from Indiana Coal Mining Institute license plate sales are making this opportunity available at no cost to participants who meet the general hiring requirements. Participants will be trained and ready for hire on the last day of class.

More than 125 immediate job openings in Gibson County require MSHA Part 48 training. MSHA training is required for all employees, maintenance, and vendors on any mine site. Training is valid for 36 months, so participants can train now and work later.  Ivy Tech hopes to continue to offer this training this summer, for Class of 2018 high school graduates that have an interest in a career in coal mining or mining support industries, such as diesel maintenance, engineering, industrial technology, logistics, management, and welding.

John Snowden, workforce development consultant, will coordinate the free mining training classes at Ivy Tech. Snowden boasts nearly 30 years of mining experience and workforce training instruction throughout Southern Indiana.

For more information about free mining training classes, call the Princeton Career and Technology Center at 812-385-8565. Learn more about Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment at ivytech/edu/TrainedAndReady.

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College

Andrew Wilson Appointed to Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees


EVANSVILLE, IN – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Andrew W. Wilson,  president and principal auctioneer/real estate broker of William Wilson Auction & Realty, to the Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees. He will serve a three-year term with the College.

Holding auctioneer and real estate licenses in Indiana and Illinois, Wilson specializes in estate management, assisting with complete solutions during the estate settlement process.  Wilson has earned the prestigious designation of Certified Auctioneers Institute and also holds the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation from the National Auctioneers Association. Clients include families, professionals, and major institutions.

He is active in the community, having served on various boards on the local and state level. Currently, Wilson is president of the Board of Directors of the Posey County Economic Development Partnership; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Evansville Museum; Posey County Leader for the Riley Children’s Foundation; a member of the National Auctioneers Association Advocacy Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Auctioneers Association Foundation; and a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana.

Wilson has been recognized for his business and civic leadership, including a 2007 Governor’s Award for Tomorrow’s Leaders, one of the Evansville Business Journal’s “20 Under 40” in 2011, and Southwest Indiana Chamber’s first “Young Professional of the Year” in 2017. He led the statewide Indiana Auctioneers Association as President in 2012.

“Andrew knows the value of Ivy Tech and its variety of pathways for students. He also understands the workforce development needs in this area and how Ivy Tech is the solution to addressing those needs,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, chancellor of Ivy Tech Evansville. “We are pleased to have him represent our campus on the State Board of Trustees.”


Andrew Wilson Appointed to Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Week for summer and fall semesters


Evansville, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus is hosting Express Enrollment week, March 19 through March 23. During this event, representatives will be available Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist current and prospective students with enrollment steps for the summer or fall semesters.

This event is free and students are encouraged to RSVP. To RSVP, and for more information about Express Enrollment week, including participating locations, visit IvyTech.edu/EEDay.

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Week for summer and fall semesters