By IDS Reports | IDS

POSTED AT 11:26 PM ON Jan. 16, 2014  (UPDATED AT 11:26 PM ON Jan. 16, 2014)

Ivy Tech-Bloomington was recently selected as a finalist to present at the Community College Futures Assembly, put on by Florida State University, for its program “Educational Arts Partnership: Increasing school readiness in the community college ‘Class of 2025.’”

Ivy Tech was one of ten finalists chosen in the Instructional Programs and Services category. More than 400 submissions from community colleges around the country were entered in the competition.

Through “Educational Arts Partnership,” Ivy Tech brings visual and theatrical arts instruction to students at Bloomington’s Fairview Elementary School.

“Receiving the prestigious nomination for the 2014 Futures Assembly Bellwether Award is further recognition of the important work that Ivy Tech-Bloomington is doing in the community and the work we’re doing to secure potential future community college graduates,” Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart said in a press release.

Three Ivy Tech-Bloomington faculty members, as well as a teacher from Fairview Elementary, will present at the Futures Assembly conference, now in its 20th year, in Orlando, Fla. The assembly will take place Jan. 27.

—Rachel Osman


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.