Andrea Schwartz named Dean of Technology Division at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette.

Schwartz_AIvy Tech Community College Lafayette has announced the appointment of Andrea Schwartz to the position of Dean of the Technology Division, effective on June 1. Schwartz will serve as the principal academic and administrative leader of the division, responsible for curriculum, program and instructional quality, student academic success, and other academic matters. She will identify opportunities for alignment to current and future workforce needs in the Lafayette campus service area.

Schwartz holds a master of science in agriculture and extension education and a bachelor of science in agriculture education from Purdue University. Before being named as dean, she served Ivy Tech as chair and assistant professor of the Agriculture Program. As program chair, she fostered relationships for over 150 internship experiences across the country, increased participation in the Pathway to Purdue Agriculture Program by approximately 250%, and implemented and coached a livestock judging team. She has further enhanced the college’s ties to the Indiana FFA Association, co-hosting the state convention with Purdue.

She has also served as a graduate assistant at Purdue University, and agriculture science and business educator for West Central School Corporation and Cloverdale Community School Corporation.

 

“I am pleased to accept this position and continue to serve Ivy Tech and its mission to change our students’ lives through education and change the Greater Lafayette community through workforce development,” Schwartz said.

 

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.  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.

 

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 the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

For more information, visit ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College announces Dr. David Bathe as Chancellor of Lafayette Campus as Part of Restructure Project

Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. David Bathe to serve as chancellor of the Lafayette campus as part of the college’s organizational restructure announcement.  The new structure, announced on Tuesday, will better align with community needs at the campus level and empower campuses to be responsive and nimble in meeting local needs.

Prior to the restructure, multiple campuses reported to regional leadership,  including the college’s Lafayette and Kokomo campuses reporting to a single chancellor, a role Bathe held.  Lafayette will now be a self-sustaining campus with Bathe serving as the chancellor.

“We appreciate David’s dedication to Ivy Tech and to the difficult work of leading not only the Lafayette campus but also the Kokomo campus since August 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 David at the helm of the Lafayette campus, will allow Ivy Tech to more intentionally focus on the growing community and workforce needs of Lafayette and north central Indiana.”

“I am grateful that Dr. Ellspermann has asked me to return to a singular focus on the Greater Lafayette service area,” said Bathe. “I look forward to continuing to serve our students and community.”

While serving in his role Ivy Tech, Bathe was instrumental in planning the Lafayette campus and creating the Kokomo master campus plan. Under his leadership, sites in Crawfordsville, Monticello, and Frankfort were developed to serve those communities. He is responsible for the creation of several key programs that have helped advance the Lafayette service area including biotechnology, chemical technology and agriculture. He introduced the diversity and engagement department to the Lafayette campus. In 2013, Bathe was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Bathe serves on several boards including the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, Greater Lafayette Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Greater Lafayette Commerce, Intersection Connection, and WGU Indiana Advisory Board. He is chair of the Indiana Campus Compact Board, vice president of the City of Lafayette Economic Development Commission, and past chair of the Lafayette Art Museum Foundation Board. He is an honorary commander of Grissom Air Reserve Base. He was also instrumental in developing Intersection Connection, a community partnership with the Lafayette Family YMCA, Franciscan Health, Junior Achievement, and IU Health.

 

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.  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.

 

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 the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

For more information, visit ivytech.edu.

 

 

Ivy Tech Lafayette receives $100,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation to bring 3D printing into the classroom.

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette has received a $100,000 grant from the Arconic Foundation, the independently endowed philanthropic arm of Arconic Inc. The foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants worldwide as part of its Advanced Manufacturing Education Grant Program to improve advanced manufacturing education. The program was launched to catalyze and elevate innovative education programs focusing on emerging transformative technologies for the manufacturing industry.

“Investing in education is crucial to the health of economies around the world; it improves our communities, empowers individuals economically, and enhances the competitiveness of businesses and industry,” said Esra Ozer, President, Arconic Foundation.

Ivy Tech Lafayette will use the grant to develop a 3D printing course within the Design Technology Program. The course, titled Design for Additive Manufacturing, will prepare students in technology, applied sciences and engineering technology to understand 3D printing and collaborative based design through project-based learning.

The grant will also be used to purchase a 3D printer that meets the needs of the total rapid prototype process. The 3D printer will be part of a planned 3D lab space that will include 3D printing, and laser cutters and engravers. The lab space can be utilized by academic programs as well as industry partners.

“We are in a period of time where 3D printing and additive manufacturing is advancing rapidly. Ivy Tech must remain at the front of the curve in educating students,” said Dr. Todd Roswarski, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Ivy Tech Lafayette. “Bringing 3D printing into the classroom helps build problem solving skills and makes students better prepared for real world advanced manufacturing environments. Our graduates will be the innovative thinkers needed for the rapidly changing technology in the workplace and will be prepared to fill the skills gap faced by manufacturers worldwide.”

In the United States alone, over 365,000 manufacturing jobs are currently open, according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and over two million of the 3.5 million job openings over the next decade will go unfilled due to the skills gap. The need is particularly acute for skilled and highly skilled positions, which can be exacerbated by the pace of technological change.

Other grant recipients included Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan; Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, Tennessee; University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom; Cologne Institute for Economic Research in coordination with Hochschule Fresenius Dusseldorf, Cologne, Germany; and Obuda University, Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

 

About Arconic Foundation

Arconic Foundation supports programs that help prepare the 21st century engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce. Arconic Foundation is an independently endowed foundation with assets of approximately $320 million and is the charitable arm of Arconic Inc. – which works in close partnership with customers to solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through collaboration with our nonprofit partners, our initiatives make quality STEM education opportunities available to students; support engineering and technical skills training through community colleges, technical schools and universities around the world; and help to create access for underrepresented individuals to the STEM fields. The work of Arconic Foundation is further enhanced by the thousands of Arconic employee volunteers who share their talents and time to make a difference in their communities. Established in 2016, Arconic Foundation is active in 26 countries around the globe.

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.  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.

 

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 the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

For more information, visit ivytech.edu.

 

Ivy Tech Chancellor Dr. David Bathe elected to national workforce education board

 

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette and Kokomo Chancellor Dr. David Bathe has been elected to the board of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE). As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills. Dr. Bathe will serve a two-year term beginning July 1.

In his role on the board. Dr. Bathe will help make policy recommendations to support workforce education initiatives across the country and advocate for policy and legislation that support workforce and economic development and job training.

“I am very excited to be engaged in workforce education on the national level,” said Dr. Bathe. “Through NCWE, Ivy Tech will have the opportunity to participate in initiatives and influence legislation that will have a positive impact on the workforce education programs we offer in the Kokomo and Lafayette regions.”

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.  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.

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 the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science, engineering technology, and liberal arts.

For more information, visit ivytech.edu.

 

Previw of Art on the Wabash collection on display at Ivy Tech Community College

A preview of artists who will participate in the upcoming 10TH Annual Art on the Wabash is now on display at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette in Ivy Hall’s Grand Hall. The display is open to the public now through September 11. Ivy Tech Community College is located at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette.

New this year is a display of newly acquired artwork from the annual Tri Kappa New Artists, a juried exhibit of area high school students that was held at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette earlier this year. Included in the display will be Melancholia by Zach Carrico from Jefferson High School. Carrico was presented the Ivy Tech Community College Emerging Artist Award and was purchased by Ivy Tech for its art collection.

Most of the 44 participating artists have pieces in the preview. Artists who will have works on display at Ivy Tech are:

Jewelry: Joanne Kuhn Titolo, Linda Elmore, Lisa Walsh, Lisa Hopkins, and Carolyn Cason.

Pottery: Frank Koontz, Diana May, Gail Johnston, Angie Peterson, and Ingrid Craft & Rachael Schatko of Coal Creek Clay.

Glass: Sharon Owens and Lisa Walsh.

Wood: Phil Conlon, Bill Krug, Daryl Smith, and Douglas Winslow.

Gourds: Deb Remsburg.

Photography: Dwayne Daehler and Alan McConnell.

Painting: Rebecca Brody, Alice Harpel, Rena Brouwer, Jerie Artz, Stacy Bogan, Ann Parks, and Sonya Thomas.

Mixed Media: Shirley Chapman, Terry Crose, and Craig Whitten.

Sculpture: Dominick Andrisani.

Art on the Wabash, a juried art fair, takes place Sunday, September 20 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette.

ABOUT IVY TECH

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled 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.

North Montgomery HS students graduate from Ivy Tech’s Advancing Manufacturing training program

Ivy Tech Community College Crawfordsville and Advancing Manufacturing announced on Monday, July 6, the graduates of the first Advancing Manufacturing Summer Camp 2015. Chad Roach, Jessica Burpo and Jennifer Barton completed the 100-hour course that prepared them for the Certified Production Technician certification recognized by manufacturers across the country. The course is offered through Ivy Tech Corporate College.

Launched in 2012, Advancing Manufacturing is a 12-county partnership of area economic development groups, governments, manufacturers and Ivy Tech. The goal of the partnership is to provide a trained and certified workforce for area industries. Students in the program receive full scholarships.

One component of the program provides face-to-face interviews with area employers. After the graduation ceremony, the graduates will have the opportunity to meet with Montgomery County industries who are offering paid 4-week internships to the students. The internships don’t guarantee full-time employment, but graduates receive real-world work experience and the option to continue their education.

Companies who will be offering internships to graduates include RR Donnelley, Walmart Optical, Nucor Steel, Pace Dairy, Dubose Strapping, CSI and International Paper.

The three graduates from the program are also North Montgomery High School graduates. “All three high schools welcome this opportunity for our area high school students,” said Dr. Colleen Moran, superintendent of the North Montgomery School Corporation. “Ivy Tech has constructed an excellent certification program that will only grow and continue to prepare for more, much-needed manufacturing employees while providing a rewarding career pathway for participants.”

Those interested in learning more about Advancing Manufacturing should contact Elaine Doss, Ivy Tech Corporate College, at edoss@ivytech.edu or (765) 269-5884, rather than contacting employers directly. Future training programs will be scheduled in Crawfordsville; dates will be announced at a later time.

ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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. For more information, visit ivytech.edu.

ABOUT IVY TECH CORPORATE COLLEGE

Ivy Tech Corporate College is the right choice for businesses looking for workforce training solutions. Corporate College instructors and trainers know your business and the latest technology. They can provide business solutions tailored to meet specific needs and schedules – at the workplace or in one of Ivy Tech’s educational facilities. Businesses receive the instructional resources of a community college at a competitive cost. Corporate College can provide a competitive edge for Indiana businesses through a highly trained and educated workforce. For more information, visit ivytech.edu/corporate-college.

Two new health career tracks available at Ivy Tech Lafayette

Two new health career tracks have been added to the Health Support Program at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. Students can prepare to become a Certified Personal Trainer or a Certified Nursing Assistant. The new programs will be offered beginning the fall 2015 semester.

The personal training certificate program offers comprehensive coursework in anatomy, kinesiology, exercise science, and nutrition within two semesters. The certificate pathway prepares students to pass the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam and for entry-level positions as exercise specialists.

The nursing assistant certification course prepares students to take the Indiana State Department of Health exam for the Certified Nurse Aide Registry. The five-credit hour course contains all the necessary training covered in the exam. Upon completion of the accreditation exam, students will be qualified for certified nurse assistant positions at assisted care facilities and clinical offices.

For more information, contact Health Support Program Chair Shelly Fishback at mfishback@ivytech.edu or call (765) 269-5720. Information is also available at ivytech.edu/health-care-support.

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.

For more information, visit ivytech.edu.