Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette is participating in the statewide celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary. A Founder’s Day event will be held Friday, March 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Grand Hall inside Ivy Hall at 3101 S. Creasy Lane in Lafayette.
A special commemorative video will premiere at the event. Distinguished Service Awards will be presented to regional leaders, several community members will speak, and memories from Ivy Tech’s history will be displayed. Light refreshments will be provided.
Speakers include Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh, and Ivy Tech Chancellor Dr. David Bathe.
Ivy Tech-Lafayette has been celebrating the anniversary throughout the year at various events. Below is a list of past and future events that will feature the 50th anniversary theme.
January 8 Book Signing by President Emeritus Gerald Lamkin
January 10 Crawfordsville Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting
January 22-25 African American History Celebration
March 7 Tippy Connect Young Professionals After Hours Networking Event
March 9 Science Olympiad Wildcard Tournament
March 11 Faculty and Student Trip to Mexico
March 22 Founder’s Day Celebration
March 30 Easter Egg Hunt and Sidewalk Carnival
April 12 Student Ambassador Luncheon/ Lamkin book signing
April 15 50 Years of Service Celebration
April 18 Bane Ag Center Dedication
April 22 Secretary of State Connie Lawson Visit to Campus
May 5 Commencement
July 22 Art on the Wabash Reception
July 25 Ivy Tech Day/Tippecanoe County Fair
August 13 Celebrating 50 Years – Fall Opening Breakfast
August 29 Tree Dedication Day
Sept.15-Oct. 15 Hispanic Heritage Month
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.