Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will dedicate the Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing building on Wednesday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m., in honor of state trustee Lee J. Marchant’s service to the College.
The dedication will take place during the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees Community Reception, which precedes the state board meeting the following day on Thursday, October 2 at 1 p.m. in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building.
“In addition to Lee’s support of the College as a state trustee, he has been an active supporter of our regional Ivy Tech-Bloomington campus, nursing and health academic programs, and has endowed scholarships for students,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Ivy Tech Community College is fortunate to have Lee’s support and we could not be more pleased to honor his service to the College in this way. We owe many thanks to Lee.”
Marchant established two endowed nursing scholarships at Ivy Tech-Bloomington: The Gerald I. Lamkin Distinguished Scholar in Nursing; and the Kay Leach LPN Endowed Scholarship. Between the two scholarship funds, nearly 50 financial awards have been granted to Ivy Tech-Bloomington nursing students.
He was also instrumental in the launch of the certified nursing assistant program at the Bloomington campus.
Marchant has a legacy of changing lives at Ivy Tech Community College. He has served on the Ivy Tech Foundation Board of Directors for more than 22 years, since July 1992. He was elected and served as its chairman from November 1, 1998 through October 31, 2000. Marchant has also served on the Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees for more than 7 years, including service as its chairman. He was appointed by Governor Mitch E. Daniels to serve on the State Board of Trustees on July 27, 2007.
Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing was named as such in January 2014 as part of Chancellor Emeritus Whikehart’s final business with the College before his retirement. The Marchant School of Nursing is located at 101 N. Daniels Way on Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s main campus, across the street from the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building at 200 N. Daniels Way. Parking is available at the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building.
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.