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Cook Executive Makes Million-Dollar Gift To Ivy Tech

Posted August 10, 2011

Longtime Cook associate Steve Ferguson and his wife garner naming rights to academic building.

Photo: Dan Goldblatt (WFIU News)

The building was renamed after the Ferguson’s gave Ivy Tech a $1 million donation for building expansion.

Cook executive Steve Ferguson and his wife Connie are giving a $1 million donation to kick-start Ivy Tech’s expansion fund. Ivy Tech officials made the announcement this afternoon at the Bloomington campus.

The main academic building on the campus will now bear the Fergusons’ name.  The Fergusons say they’ve contributed to Ivy Tech for many years but they want to make this gift because they believe so strongly in the value of a quality education.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.