Ivy Tech Nursing students collect shoes to support clean water projects.

 

Nursing students at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette are holding their annual shoe drive to support clean water projects around the world. The Shoes for Water donation drive accepts any and all types of shoes regardless of condition as long as they are free from mold or mildew.

The public can drop off shoes at collection boxes located throughout buildings on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus beginning Oct. 23 through Oct. 28. Ivy Tech’s Lafayette campus is located at 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette. Shoes can be dropped off 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.

The public can also donate shoes during a special “drive thru” drop off around the circle drive on the Lafayette campus. On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, students will be stationed around the circle to accept shoe donations.

Waterstep (http://waterstep.org/shoes-for-water/) 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.

 

 

Ivy Tech Community College  is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation

PUBLIC NOTICE

Ivy Tech Community College  is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202 – 909 – 2500.  Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Andrea Browning, NLN CNEA Administrative Coordinator, no later than September 11, 2017.

Ivy Tech Community College campuses in Lafayette and Kokomo partner to offer paramedic science program to Greater Lafayette students

A new partnership between Ivy Tech’s Lafayette and Kokomo campuses will help address a shortage of paramedics within Greater Lafayette and surrounding communities. The accredited Paramedic Science Program on the Kokomo Campus combined with classes held on the Lafayette Campus will help students obtain an associate degree without traveling to Kokomo twice a week – or more – for the two-year course of study.

The partnership allows Lafayette students to complete all general education courses and use distance education technology to complete the paramedic science courses at the Lafayette Campus, and spend one day a week at the Kokomo Campus for hands-on laboratory-based training.

“Currently, there are no Lafayette-based training programs available to those interested in a career as a paramedic,” said Connie Morgan, dean of the School of Health Sciences for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area.  “This program gives students from the Lafayette area more convenient access to our accredited program here in Kokomo.”

“According to state economic data, there will be seven new and six replacement openings for paramedics every year through 2024 in the area that includes Lafayette, Kokomo, Logansport and Peru,” said Jolene Miller, Dean of the School of Health Sciences for Ivy Tech’s Lafayette Service Area.  “Paramedics are critical first responders in our community, and a valuable asset to the health care team.  It is a great program of study for people who are interested in an active work setting in which they can use their skills and compassion to help those in need.”

Lafayette area students are required to complete standard admission and enrollment procedures at the Lafayette Campus. To be admitted to the program, students must have current Emergency Medical Technician certification and must have passed the first of two anatomy courses.

Current Indiana paramedics can apply directly to the Kokomo Paramedic Science program and complete general education courses and residency requirements at Lafayette to earn the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to take active steps toward program admission.

For more information, students should visit the Express Enrollment Center on either the Lafayette Campus or the Kokomo Campus, or call 765-269-5000 (Lafayette) or 765-459-0561 (Kokomo).

The Paramedic Science Program at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (www.coaemsp.org). At program completion, students are able to take the National Registry examination to become an Indiana paramedic. They also earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, which increases employment and educational opportunities.

The program offers a careful mix of lecture, demonstration, in-class skill practice sessions, and clinical rotations, Morgan said, adding classes are taught by some of the area’s finest paramedics. The program includes 360 hours of clinical experience and 400 hours of an internship using hands-on experiences in actual patient care settings. Students obtain the knowledge and skills needed to function in the ever-changing world of Emergency Medical Services, first as an emergency medical technician and later, with additional training, as a paramedic, in such settings as hospital emergency rooms, fire department services, and ground ambulance and air transport.

 

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.

Lafayette dentist Dr. William Risk honored with an Ivy Tech scholarship endowment in his name.

Dr. William Risk, long-time Lafayette dentist, has been honored with the establishment of an endowed scholarship in his name that will provide support to outstanding students in the dental assisting program at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. An anonymous donor provided the gift to the Ivy Tech Foundation to create the Dr. William B. Risk Dental Assisting Achievement Fund. The endowment was announced a special reception held on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus on June 16.

 

The fund will help defray the cost of a summer externship program. The scholarship is based on financial need and academic accomplishment in dental assisting courses leading to the summer externship clinical experience. Dental assisting students participate in the externship program prior to completing the requirements of their associate degree.

Dr. Risk is a graduate of West Lafayette High School, Purdue University, and the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He started his own practice in Lafayette shortly after graduation from IU. He has been involved in the West Central Dental Society, serving on the board and as vice president and president. He has held many roles during his

involvement with the Indiana Dental Association. He has also served as a dentist for the Head Start program for 23 years. He has co-authored a handbook on radiation safety and hygiene in the dental office.

The endowment recognizes Dr. Risk’s contribution to Ivy Tech Lafayette. He was personally involved in the organization and start-up of the college’s dental assisting program, and founded the campus’ free dental clinic, a unique program within the Ivy Tech statewide system. Dr. Risk was honored in 1990 with Ivy Tech Lafayette’s Distinguished Service Award and delivered the commencement keynote address.

The college’s dental clinic is offered free of charge to patients. The clinic has grown from its beginnings in the early 1970’s from a small office with two dental chairs to the current state-of-the-art dental lab with three private dental service suites and three additional fully functional dental service chairs in an open lab. The dental clinic uses th

e latest technology including an electronic scheduling system, full sterilization unit, digital x-ray equipment, and up-to-date hand held equipment and dental materials. Dental assisting students and the volunteer dentists have access to the tools and resources needed for excellent dental care.

During the second half of each spring semester, the clinic is open to the community for free oral exams, x-rays, cavity fillings and extractions. Dental assisting students work alongside local dentists, receiving real-world experience in working in a dental practice. About 75-100 patients visit the clinic each year, and some make multiple visits. The total value of the services rendered to the community is around $55,000 per year.

“Dr. Risk has given exemplary dental services to patients at the dental clinic, including referrals to private practices when patients have needed more extensive work. He often provided those services in his own practice for a reduced cost or free to patients who could not afford the services,” said Jolene Miller, dean of the Health Sciences Division at Ivy Tech Lafayette.

Miller also expressed gratitude for the support of local dentists and other in the Greater Lafayette and surrounding communities. “Without the support of these gene

rous donors, the dental clinic would not be able to serve the patients and give our students a strong start to their dental externship opportunities,” she 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.

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.