Ivy Tech video is a winner

H-T Report
October 19, 2012

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus won $25,000 for “best entrepreneurship program promotional video” at the 10th Annual Conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.

The conference was held earlier this month in Chicago.

Bloomington’s entry was one of eight contest submissions from schools across the country. The videos showed college entrepreneurs in action.

The promotional video, produced by Blueline in Bloomington, highlights the college’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship, according to a news release from Ivy Tech.

Ivy Tech won for “best execution of the entrepreneur engagement strategy” among last year’s “elevator” grant award recipients. At last year’s national conference, 11 colleges were awarded such grants by the Coleman Foundation, which sponsored the video award.

“We are very pleased to receive this generous award from the Coleman Foundation, in recognition of the work being done at the Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship to benefit our students and the communities we serve,” said Bloomington campus Chancellor John Whikehart in the release.

“This award will enable Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus to further develop entrepreneurship engagement through our Cook Center.”

The three-day conference, which marked the national group’s 10th year as a major force in entrepreneurship education, drew more than 500 community college administrators and faculty from across the nation and around the world.

To view video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xvpBL3L26LI

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.