Ivy Tech’s 15th Annual Cruise-IN Saturday, July 27

CRUISE-IN FLYER 2019 BookThe public is invited to Ivy Tech Community College’s 15th Annual CRUISE-IN presented by Lucas Oil Center on Saturday, July 27, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the main campus in Evansville, 3501 N. First Avenue.

The annual event is free and open to the public, and typically attracts between 200-400 visitors. There will be live music by Cinco de Blues, food trucks, Lucas Oil race cars, family fun and a beer garden by Carson’s Brewery. In addition, tours of the Automotive Technology department and Welding laboratory will be offered.

Attendees can expect to see street rods, trucks, and other unique cars from around the Tri-State. Awards will be presented for Best Domestic Car, Best Import Car, and Best All-Around, People’s Choice, and Lucas Oil Big Kahuna Trophy. The event is coordinated by students in Ivy Tech’s popular Automotive Technology program, the Ivy Tech Foundation and Lucas Oil Center.

This year’s event is sponsored by Lucas Oil, Larry’s Automotive, Raben Tire Service, Expressway Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Technician.Academy, The Duell’s Evansville Kia, The Duell’s Evansville Hyundai, Evansville Teacher’s Federal Credit Union, Carson’s Brewery, The Evansville Food Truck Association and the Ivy Tech Foundation.

Saturday, July 27
4-8 p.m.
3501 N. First Ave.

(East parking lot-behind the main campus building)
Free and Open to the Public

Ivy Tech’s 15th Annual Cruise-IN Saturday, July 27

Explore Ivy Tech Event Set at Eastland Mall, Saturday, July 27

Individuals interested in learning more about Ivy Tech Community College, and its more than 50 programs that are available for study, can combine their back-to-school shopping, along with their inquiry, by coming to Evansville’s Eastland Mall, Saturday.

Explore Ivy TechExplore Ivy Tech is planned for Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Center Court area of Eastland Mall. Each of Ivy Tech’s seven schools, representing nearly 100 certificates, technical certificates and associate degrees, will have information for individuals to pick up, as well as free offerings. An opportunity to apply on-site and be accepted, will also be available.

Attendees will be able to learn about the valuable of stackable degrees, getting an individual into the workforce quickly, on their way to an Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree.  The Workforce Alignment team will be on hand, as well, with information about non-credit class offerings, as well as Next Level Jobs programs, which offer a free college credential for those who have not yet earned a college degree.

Explore Ivy Tech Event Set at Eastland Mall, Saturday, July 27

Old National Bank Foundation Provides $500,000 to Ivy Tech Community College

For additional information about Pathways Plus, go to www.ivytech.edu/PathwaysPlus

Old National Bank Foundation (ONBF) has awarded Ivy Tech Community College a $500,000 grant to be shared across several Indiana communities over five yeONB Foundation - Stacked Color Logo 03 25 14ars. ONBF’s intent with this donation is to use the funding for innovative programs that enhance the quality of life within the communities they serve. The announcement was made July 16IMG_20190716_101808 at a news conference at Ivy Tech.

Beginning in August, Ivy Tech Evansville, in partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, will roll out Pathways Plus as a way to prepare high school students for high-wage, high-demand careers that exist in our communities by allowing them to complete a college degree by the time they graduate from high school. Pathways Plus builds on the many dual credit courses already offered in the high schools and the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center by combining them with dual enrollment courses offered at Ivy Tech to intentionally provide career pathways that can lead to a college credential.

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel, said, “Pathways Plus provides an intentional college pathway for high school students, plus the opportunity to earn a college certificate, technical certificate or degree; plus the opportunity to prepare skilled employees for the workforce; plus an opportunity to use those credits to continue their college education.”

The initiative will begin with the EVSC’s Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center (which includes students from North and South Gibson, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey and the southern half of Spencer counties) and EVSC high schools. Other high school career pathways are being developed in the surrounding counties for potential Spring and Fall 2020 starts.

The Old National Bank Foundation grant will help fund dual enrollment classes taken by high school students that lead to a college completion, as well as additional College Connection Coaches who work closely with students to counsel, guide, and assist them in career exploration and college enrollment. The coaches will also help EVSC increase enrollment of middle school students in the 21st Century Scholars Program – which provides a free college education to those who qualify.

“Old National Bank is focused on developing partnerships with organizations dedicated to leveraging opportunities that serve low- to moderate-income individuals in order to develop our workforce, improve achievement gains and build skills and knowledge,” said Jim Sandgren, President and Chief Operating Officer for Old National Bank. “We are proud to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to strengthen our communities through initiatives with meaningful impact.”

 “Ultimately, our vision is that every high school student graduates with a college credential. This will create great career opportunities, help to solve our employers’ shortage of a skilled workforce, and give our young people the opportunity to make a decent living, raise a family and contribute back to our community,” Chancellor Weinzapfel said. “Old National’s grant will also assist Ivy Tech in helping make college affordable for families,” he added.

EVSC Superintendent David Smith said partnerships can provide opportunities for students and the community. “We are excited for another opportunity to collaborate with both the public and private sector to provide even more opportunities for all EVSC students. It is through partnerships like these that help us to continue the OptIN mission to introduce, explore, and prepare EVSC students for all pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand career opportunities that are paired with student interest, abilities, skills and knowledge.”

Additional announcements about future Old National Bank Foundation partnerships with other Ivy Tech campuses are expected in 2020.


Old National Bank Foundation Provides $500,000 to Ivy Tech Community College