November 7, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will honor veterans and their families on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 starting at 8:30 a.m. The opening ceremony with the National Guard, Congressman Todd Young, Ivy Tech singers, Chancellor Whikehart and others, will take place on the main campus, in front of the building. The public is invited to attend.

Starting at 9 a.m., Ivy Tech will host a reading of the National Roll Call. Over 6,000 names of fallen U.S. service members, post-9/11, will be read aloud throughout the day by volunteers.

Additionally, the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus will commemorate veterans by holding a Holiday Mailing for Heroes campaign, a patriotic sidewalk chalk art contest, and a veterans panel discussion. Ivy Tech will have a display of military gear on the second floor.

The Ivy Tech Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is hosting a silent auction located in the main atrium beginning at 9 a.m. and will be held throughout the day. SVO is also hosting a coin ceremony in Lamkin Hall at 1 p.m., as well as a veterans display.

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus was named a military-friendly school in September 2011 by G.I. Jobs, the premiere magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities nation-wide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s main campus is located at 200 Daniels Way, on the west side of Bloomington.

For more information about Ivy Tech degree options and veteran and military support services, log on or call (812) 330-6013.

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.