Express Enrollment Day June 24 at Ivy Tech Evansville

express-enrollment-dayEvansville, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Evansville will host Express Enrollment Day, on Saturday, June 24, for individuals interested in enrolling in classes for fall 2017. The free event is designed to assist interested individuals in completing the enrollment process, potentially, all in one day!

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus, 3501 N. 1st Avenue, in Evansville.

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.
  • Create their MyIvy account, complete their FYIvy and schedule a face-to-face orientation session.
  • Determine what assessments may be needed to enroll.
  • Meet with an academic advisor.
  • Register for classes.

Here is what students should bring to Express Enrollment:

  • Government issued ID
  • Tax information (if filing a FAFSA-Ivy Tech code 009917)
  • High School and/or College Transcripts – whichever applies
  • An idea of what he/she would like to study

For more information and to RSVP, visit ivytech.edu/EEStatewide.

Express Enrollment Day June 24 at Ivy Tech Evansville

Ivy Tech Community College Announces Jonathan Weinzapfel as Chancellor of Evansville Campus as Part of Restructure Project

WeinzapfelEvansville, IN — Ivy Tech Community College has named Jonathan Weinzapfel to serve as Chancellor of its Evansville campus as a part of its organizational restructure announcement.  The new structure, to better align with community needs at the campus level and empower campuses to be responsive and nimble in meeting local needs, was announced on Tuesday.

Prior to the change, multiple campuses reported to regional leadership,  including the college’s Evansville and Terre Haute campuses reporting to a single chancellor, a role Weinzapfel held.  Evansville will now be self-sustaining campus with Weinzapfel serving as the Chancellor. In Terre Haute, Lea Anne Crooks will continue as the Campus President. Further announcements regarding additional Chancellor appointments will continue through Aug. 1.

“We appreciate Jonathan’s dedication to Ivy Tech and to the difficult work of leading not only the Evansville campus, but also the Terre Haute campus since May 2014. His leadership of the combined regions developed several successful programs and best practices that have been replicated across the state,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said.  “This new structure, with Jonathan at the helm of the Evansville campus, will allow Ivy Tech to more intentionally focus on community needs of Evansville and southwest Indiana.”

“I look forward to continuing to lead the Evansville campus as we serve the Evansville community and Southwest Indiana. The faculty and staff at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus are extraordinary and provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to learn, live and work in our communities and beyond.”

While serving in his role Ivy Tech, Weinzapfel developed and promoted the popular Achieve Your Degree™ program, aligning business and industry tuition reimbursement dollars with Federal Financial Aid, and deferring tuition payments until employees receive their company tuition funding – at the completion of the semester. This program is now been offered throughout the state via nearly 70 employers and more than 2,600 students have enrolled.

His leadership, vision, and direction also led to the Evansville campus receiving a $667,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, to offer free classes to individuals wanting the skills necessary to work in manufacturing; and paying the students during their class and on-the-job training.  Among successes at the Terre Haute campus, was a $1.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for the college’s Precision Agriculture Technology program.

He came to Ivy Tech from Faegre Baker Daniels where he focused his legal practice on economic development issues and municipal consulting. Previously, Weinzapfel served two terms as Mayor of the City of Evansville and five years as a state representative.

Weinzapfel serves on several boards including the Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent’s Advisory Board, Accelerate West Central Indiana Economic Development, Rural Health Innovation Collaborative Board of Directors, the Indiana Humanities Board of Trustees, Deaconess Board of Directors, NeuMed Board of Directors, WNIN Board of Directors, Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Board of Directors, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science Board of Trustees, Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville Wisdom Council, United Way of Southwest Indiana, and most recently was named to the Board of Directors of the Indiana United Way.

He is also a member of Rotary of Evansville, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

In 2012, Weinzapfel earned an honorary degree of Associate of Science in College and Community Service from Ivy Tech. He has also earned a J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Indiana University.

Ivy Tech Community College Announces Jonathan Weinzapfel as Chancellor of Evansville Campus as Part of Restructure Project

Ivy Tech, Habitat for Humanity Form Partnership To Assist Habitat Families with College Degree

Habitat for Humanity and Ivy Tech Community College today (6-15-17) announced a partnership to offer career counseling and scholarship funding to assist Habitat homeowners and their families to attain a college degree.

IvySucceed will help individuals to understand where their strengths lie, to set goals, and to determine next steps to earn a degree. For those who have already earned a degree or certificate, Ivy Tech will provide assistance with interview skills and resume development. Habitat and Ivy Tech have also partnered to provide $10,000 in scholarship funds in this pilot program to assist a minimum of five individuals through completion of their college degree.

The announcement was made as a part of Habitat’s annual Faith in Action Breakfast, where Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann, was the guest speaker.

In addition, Ivy Tech’s Visual Communication program will build an App for Habitat, for homeowners to have an easy way to track their “sweat equity” hours that each individual must fulfill. Ivy Tech will also provide one college credit to all who have completed the Habitat Homeowners Money Management Seminar Habitat offers.

“We are pleased to partner with Habitat and help homeowners and their children through the IvySucceed initiative,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, chancellor of Ivy Tech in Evansville. “Housing brings family stability, and education brings family self-sufficiency. Helping individuals succeed by determining their skill sets and career goals – and matching that with the use of federal financial aid and scholarships – will help those who desire to go to college, to realize their goals.”

“Habitat for Humanity helps families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.  Combined with the strong educational foundation that Ivy Tech provides, a family can reach that next level in life – however they define it,” said Beth Ann Folz, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Evansville.  “IvySucceed is an exciting initiative which brings together the synergy of a stable home with the opportunity of education for a good-paying, in-demand job in the community.”

Individuals interested in this opportunity should go to www.ivytech.edu/habitat to fill out an interest form to receive more information.

Ivy Tech, Habitat for Humanity Form Partnership To Assist Habitat Families with College Degree

Ivy Tech Southwest Summer Semester Beginning Soon

Evansville, Ind.— Ivy Tech Southwest will begin its summer semester on Monday, June 5. The site offers courses in a wide variety of areas of study including English, Psychology, Communications, Public Speaking, Reading Strategies for College, Intro to College Writing, Art Appreciation, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Certified Nurse Assistant and Qualified Medical Assistant prep, Business Law, Medical Law and Ethics, Human Resource Management, and a variety of courses in the Technology Division including Welding, HVAC, Basic Electricity, and Program Controllers.

Ivy Tech offers a college education at an affordable cost close to home. Students can pursue an Ivy Tech degree to prepare for an in-demand, high-paying job in two years or less, or as a smart start to a bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech offers certificates, technical certificates, associate of applied science and associate degrees.

Summer is a great time to take classes as a guest student. Take a class at your hometown Ivy Tech campus, or through Ivy Tech Online, and you’ll be one step closer to graduation. Ivy Tech credits transfer to your college and our tuition is the most affordable in the state – less than half the cost of most other options. For more information on becoming a guest student, visit https://www.ivytech.edu/guest/ .

For a course schedule list of summer offerings at any of the Southwest campuses (Evansville, Princeton, Tell City), visit https://www.ivytech.edu/southwest/6633.html.

To apply visit https://www.ivytech.edu/apply-now/, or call 1-888-IVY-LINE.

 

Ivy Tech Southwest Summer Semester Beginning Soon

Express Enrollment Day April 19 at Ivy Tech Southwest

express-enrollment-dayEvansville, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest will host Express Enrollment Day for individuals interested in enrolling in classes for summer or fall 2017, on April 19. The free event is  designed to assist interested individuals in completing the enrollment process, potentially, all in one day!

The event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Ivy Tech 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville, IN.

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.
  • Create their MyIvy account, complete their FYIvy and schedule a face-to-face orientation session.
  • Determine what assessments may be needed to enroll.
  • Meet with an academic advisor.
  • Register for classes.

Here is what students should bring to Express Enrollment:

  • Government issued ID
  • Tax information for 2015 (if filing a FAFSA-Ivy Tech code 009917)
  • High School and/or College Transcripts – whichever applies
  • An idea of what he/she would like to study

For more information and to RSVP, visit ivytech.edu/EEStatewide.

Express Enrollment Day April 19 at Ivy Tech Southwest

“Leading by Example” Topic of Ivy Tech/Banterra Annual Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College

The 2017 Schools of Business and Computing and Informatics Speaker Series at Ivy Tech
Community College Southwest culminates April 19 with Guest Speaker Bo Drake, workforce alignment executive at Ivy Tech Southwest presenting the keynote address, “Leading by ExBo Drake2ample.” It is free and open to the public and will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 344 at Ivy Tech, 3501 N. First Avenue. The event, which features three different events, is sponsored by Banterra Bank.

Drake came to Southwest Indiana in 2013 to serve as executive director of Corporate College, (now Workforce Alignment) for Ivy Tech. Charged with serving employers throughout the region, he and his team have brought about significant growth. He has helped the college secure more than $2 million in grants and donations and has begun several programs to serve the workforce development needs in the community.

Previously, Drake was employed by Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as a consultant in Mergers and Acquisitions. At Nationwide, he was responsible for training, coaching, and consulting with agency owners and sales managers in multiple states. He consulted on projects totaling more than $50 million and performed extensive financial analysis and forecasting.  Drake also worked with the Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Agency in Columbus, Ohio, as the director of Insurance, serving the insurance needs of lawyers throughout the state.

He is a board member for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and serves as chair of the Education Committee. He has served as a volunteer for Junior Achievement and as a committee member for cMOE’s fundraiser, Ignite It!

Drake is an Ivy Tech alumnus with an Associate of Arts degree in business administration. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s in human services from Liberty University.

A public reception is planned prior to this presentation at 5 p.m. in the foyer area of Vectren Auditorium, on the first floor of Ivy Tech.

“Leading by Example” Topic of Ivy Tech/Banterra Annual Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College Dedicates Barbara J. Hilton, RN School of Nursing

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Evansville, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Southwest honored the memory of Barbara J. Hilton, as the Ivy Tech Barbara J. Hilton School of Nursing was dedicated today (4/7/17).

Made possible through the generosity of Dr. Frank L. Hilton, the School of Nursing this spring has approximately 140 nursing majors in its Associate of Science in Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing Programs; and another 300 students taking coursework in hope of being accepted into the programs. The School of Nursing was recently ranked 2nd in the state for its students’ high pass rates on the NCLEX exam.

This gift from the Hilton family will allow for new and evolving equipment to be purchased and used in the years to come, keeping Ivy Tech’s nursing students on the cutting edge of the industry. The funding will help to provide scholarships for students in the programs, as well.

“Donors like Dr. Hilton are the lifeblood of our college, providing funding that help our college and its programs – but most importantly — help our students to realize their dreams and become contributing members of this community,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel.

Dr. Hilton is providing this gift – in honor of his late wife, Barbara J. Hilton. Barbara was a dedicated mother, wife, friend and nurse. According to Dr. Hilton, his wife empathized with many Ivy Tech students because her education path toward nursing was a journey not without hurdles. She attended a large university for one year, but then moved back home and got married. After marriage, and then having two children, Barbara realized the value of a college education and the impact it had on a profession, Dr. Hilton said. She enrolled in a two-year institution, where she earned her nursing degree and graduated at the top of her class. Barbara was a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Medical Center for nine and a half years, and later worked at Bristol-Myers as a registered nurse. She was the owner of Home Health Care Agency (OBI), from which she retired.

John Murphy, president of the Ivy Tech Foundation, said “We are honored to dedicate the Barbara J. Hilton School of Nursing in recognition of a transformational gift from Dr. Frank Hilton.  This gift will enable us to continue providing stellar nursing education opportunities in southwest Indiana and help students reach their career goals.”

Barbara and Dr. Hilton were married for 20 years. Together, they had four children: Jennifer Riley, Ryan Hilton, Doug Eisele, and Nathan Eisele. In 2008, at the age of 53, Barbara passed away after experiencing a traumatic fall.

Dr. Hilton said, “An anonymous person once wrote three simple rules of life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you will never have it.  2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.  3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place,” he said. “Barbara probably never read these simple rules but they certainly pertained to her. She went after what she wanted, applied and asked for a scholarship, and stepped forward more than once.”

In recognition of Barbara’s achievements in nursing and Frank’s work with the nurses of the Women’s Hospital, many of whom were Ivy Tech graduates, the Barbara J. Hilton Nursing Scholarship has been established to provide support to students in Ivy Tech’s Nursing Program.

Ivy Tech Community College Dedicates Barbara J. Hilton, RN School of Nursing