Ivy Tech students volunteer for Day of Service event

by Kathy Kalb, Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Eleven people worked on a landscaping project at the French Lick Ivy Tech campus on April 26 during the college’s annual Day of Service. The event, sponsored by the Ivy Tech O’Bannon Institute for Community Service, focuses on the college’s unwavering commitment for students, faculty and staff to be good citizens and active participants in their communities.

Among those were campus coordinator Carol Hudelson and husband Jim; Springs Valley students Amber Tinkle, Jayden Wininger, Chastity Mitchell and Morgan Underhill; French Lick Ivy Tech students Charlotte Campbell and Sarah Andrews, both of West Baden Springs, and Jennifer Patton and Joshua Young, both of Paoli, and Kasey Roberson of Bedford.

Along with removing pea gravel from around the Springs Valley Learning Center building, which houses the local Ivy Tech campus, the students and Hudelsons placed decorative rock and planted $100 of annual flowers, along with perennials from the Hudelson farm.
Carol Hudelson said, “I think the students took pride in landscaping [the campus] and are excited to be able to see the flowers grow.”

Photo by Kathy D. Kalb-Jayden Wininger, left, and Morgan Underhill are two of the Springs Valley students who helped with the French Lick Ivy Tech campus landscaping project on April 26.

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.