Cindy Randolph appointed Corporate College Account Executive for Ivy Tech Corporate College

RandolphCwebCindy Randolph has been named Corporate College Account Executive for Ivy Tech Corporate College in Lafayette. Randolph will work with regional business and industry to identify their workforce training needs and connect businesses with employee development programs offered by Ivy Tech Corporate College.

Randolph has over nineteen years of experience in employee training and development, project management, and sales. Prior to coming to Ivy Tech, she was Senior Marketing Development Manager for ExpandACare LLC in Crawfordsville where she developed marketing initiatives and created a referral base for potential clients. Randolph also has extensive past experience in workforce consulting and development, career management, professional recruiting, sales, and marketing.

Randolph holds a bachelor of science degree in retail management from Purdue University. She is active in the Montgomery County Human Resources Association, Montgomery County Council on Aging, and Special Olympics.

About Corporate College

Ivy Tech Corporate College is the premier provider of quality workforce training solutions for the needs of businesses, industry, organizations and individuals. Corporate College contributes to business success through talent development, organizational improvement, and increased productivity and profitability. With 31 campuses and more than 100 learning facilities statewide, Ivy Tech is readily accessible and has a proven track record of providing value-based solutions for thousands of businesses and students each year.

Area educators explore bringing more college credit opportunities to high school students

Representatives from area highs schools, school corporations, Ivy Tech Community College, and the Center of Excellence in Leadership and Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis met on November 10 on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus to discuss bringing more college credit opportunities to high school students. The luncheon was co-hosted by CELL and Ivy Tech’s Office of Secondary Initiatives as a follow-up to CELL’s Early College New Schools Workshop, held in early September in Indianapolis.

Tyonka Perkins, Assistant Director of Educational Initiatives at CELL discussed key elements of the Early College model and answer questions about implementation in high schools. Early College offers opportunities to earn college credit up to the first two years of college, including earning an associate degree, while completing a high school diploma. Currently there are eight fully endorsed Early College High Schools in Indiana, though none are designated in the Lafayette region.

“Early College High School allows high school students to earn college credit within an environment of enhanced supports that removes barriers and helps students achieve academic success,” said Ms. Perkins. “The program is open to all students, but specifically serves first-generation, low-income and other underserved students for whom society often has low aspirations for postsecondary success.”

Early College is different from dual credit programs currently offered in high schools. Early College students can begin as early as ninth grade, while dual credit opportunities are typically available to juniors or seniors. Early College courses include up to two years of dual credit coursework, while dual credit courses focus on core courses normally taken during the first year of college. Early College involves eight core principles for program implementation, including curriculum pathways, rigorous instruction, and supports for students.

“College degree attainment is critical for the long term economic health of Indiana,” said Dr. John Newby, Assistant Vice President for K-12 Initiatives for Ivy Tech Community College. “Ivy Tech is the key to increasing the number of Indiana residents who hold a college degree. Early College is another way that Ivy Tech contributes to Indiana’s workforce development.”

“I’m impressed by the commitment of Lafayette area high schools in developing this innovative option for their students,” Josh Morrison, Director of Secondary Initiatives at Ivy Tech Lafayette said. “Early College provides a goal for students and makes a college degree a reality to those who otherwise may have never considered higher education.”

Area high schools and corporations in attendance at the luncheon include Attica Consolidated School Corporation, Central Catholic High School, Clinton Prairie High School, Covington High School, Excel Center, Fountain Central High School, Harrison High School, Lafayette Jefferson High School, McCutcheon High School, MSD of Warren County, North Newton High School, North White High School, North White School Corporation, Rensselaer High School, Rossville High School, Seeger Memorial High School, Southeast Fountain School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation, and West Central High School.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

Ivy Tech Community College nursing students collect shoes to support clean water projects

Thanks to Ivy Tech Community College’s Students for Nursing Excellence, you can turn your used shoes into water.

The nursing students are holding a shoe drive for WaterStep’s Shoes for Water program. Any and all types of shoes will be accepted, regardless of condition, as long as they are free from mold or mildew.

Waterstep sells the donated shoes to an exporter who supplies locally owned businesses in developing countries. The proceeds are used to fund clean water projects around the world. The shoes provide many uses beyond funding water purification projects. Unwanted shoes are kept out of landfills, provide affordable footwear to people in developing countries, and build the economy of local communities.

The public can drop off shoes at collection boxes located throughout buildings on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus and the Monticello campus beginning November 17 through December 5. Ivy Tech’s Lafayette campus is located at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, and the Monticello campus is located at 1017 O’Connor Blvd., Monticello. Shoes can be dropped off in Lafayette Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to Noon. In Monticello, drop off times are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

Ivy Tech appoints Dr. Ilicia Sprey as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and University Transfer Division

Sprey_IIlicia Sprey, Ph.D., has been appointed Dean of Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and University Transfer Division. Dr. Sprey’s duties at Ivy Tech include oversight of the largest school on the campus that includes the Department of Academic Skills Advancement, the American Honors Program, and the ASAP accelerated degree program. She previously served as Dean of Outreach for Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, where she was a professor of history.

Dr. Sprey completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, earning a bachelor of arts in Medieval European History. She completed graduate work at the University of Virginia, earning both master’s and doctorate degrees in History. She was awarded in 2012 a Fulbright Scholarship to Hong Duc University in Thanh Hoa City, Vietnam, for which she prepared by participating in 2002 in a National Security Education Program Grant administered by Tidewater Community College to study the language, history and culture of Vietnam. She has also participated in summer institutes and seminars hosted by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Jewish Studies Workshops held at Ball State University.

At Saint Joseph’s College, Dr. Sprey was key in developing transfer opportunities for Ivy Tech graduates. Prior to being named Dean of Outreach, she also served as Dean of Freshmen and Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. She has also served at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia, where she taught as an associate professor of history, directed the college’s honors program, and co-founded the Cyber College.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

Ivy Tech recognizes exceptional employees

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette has announced the winners of its annual Exceptional Employee Awards. One administrative and one support staff member are recognized for excellent service to the college. The 2014 awardees are Ivan Hernandez (Administrative) and Gloribel Rosales-Burdin (Support). They received recognition at the college’s annual employee service awards program where they were presented with $500 for professional development and a plaque.

Ivan Hernandez
Ivan Hernandez was appointed assistant director of admission in 2000, and was promoted to director of admission in April 2007. As director, Hernandez has supervised growth in admissions and recruitment. He developihernandez2ed a partnership with the Indianapolis Mexican Consulate that opened the door to educational exchanges with a university in the Mexican state of Hildago. He has developed relationships with Purdue that has resulted in initiatives to help both Ivy Tech and Purdue students achieve their academic goals. He initiated a K-8 program that brought Ivy Tech recruiters into elementary and middle schools to talk to students about the importance of a college education. He earned his master’s degree in education from Purdue University and bachelor’s degree in sports medicine from DePauw University.

 

Gloribel Rosales-Burdin
Gloribel Rosales-Burdin has been Admissions Data Entry Clerk since coming to Ivy Tech in 2010. Rosales-Burdin has often gGloribelone beyond her duties to help cover reception areas in Ivy Hall and the Renaissance Center, and to assist the registrar, advising and Express Enrollment Center to ensure that Ivy Tech students are enrolled. She interacts with a wide range of Ivy Tech students, including international, dual credit and transfer students. She has been actively involved in the Latino Student Union since 2012, and has served on several committees. She received a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and supervision from Purdue University this year, and earned an associate’s degree in business administration and a certificate in human resources from Ivy Tech.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette serves Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties with campuses in Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Monticello and Frankfort. Ivy Tech Lafayette touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

Ivy Tech hosts panel discussion on balancing work and life issues for women

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette will host Taking Care of Ourselves: A Panel Discussion on Work-Life Balance Issues for Women in the Workplace, sponsored by Ivy Women in Leadership. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, November 17 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. in Lilly Rooms 1106-1120 in Ivy Hall on the campus at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. The event is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring a brownbag lunch. Dessert will be provided.

Susan Elsey of Elsey Consulting Group will moderate the panel. Panelists include Lisa Decker, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health; Dr. Mary Ostrye, Provost and Sr. Vice President for Ivy Tech Community College; Ashley G. Scott, Operations Manager for MatchBOX CoWorking Studio; and Nancy Sells, Ivy Tech alumna and Purdue student.

The panel brings together women from differing career and family backgrounds to discuss various ways to deal with the challenges associated with balancing work and life commitments. The topics will include setting priorities, the perception of traditional gender roles at home and at work, exploring what it means to be successful, and the importance of maintaining overall health when facing the pressures involved in balancing workplace and personal commitments.

The panel discussion is the inaugural event for Ivy Women in Leadership (IWIL). IWIL is a recruitment and retention initiative to help female students develop and grow as leaders in their field. For more information, contact Christine Burr at cburr@ivytech.edu.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Go Ivy Day at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette provides information and tours

Learn what Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette can offer to you at Go Ivy Day on Thursday, November 6 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. The event is free to the public. All events will take place on the Lafayette campus located at 3101 South Creasy Lane.

Visitors can learn more about admissions, financial aid, student life, and the many degree programs offered at Ivy Tech. Health, science and technology labs will be open and campus tours will be available.

Participating in the event will be an array of advisors, professors, staff, and college representatives to help answer questions and discuss the benefits of higher education at Ivy Tech.

For more information go to ivytech.edu/GoIvyDay, email ihernand@ivytech.edu, or call (765) 269-5253.

ABOUT IVY TECH
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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.