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Higher education briefs

Ivy Tech touts workforce certifications awarded

Through Ivy Tech Community College, a manufacturing training organization has awarded nearly 14 thousand workforce certifications from 2007-2015.

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council nonprofit group announced it made the certifications in a news release this week.

Since 2007, MSSC has awarded the following through Ivy Tech:

• 3,113 Maintenance Awareness certificates

• 2,883 Process and Production certificates

• 2,822 Safety certificates

• 2,651 Quality certificates

• 1,904 Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificates

• 294 Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) certificates

• 224 Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) certificates

• 57 Green certificates.

Ivy Tech president named to council

Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder has been named one of 10 members of the Council for Resource Development Council of Presidents.

“I am excited and honored to be a member of the CRD Council of Presidents,” said Snyder. “We can’t continue to change the lives of Indiana students without the help of generous contributions made by community members and Ivy Tech alumni.”

The resource development council consists of CEOs of leading community colleges around the nation who are recognized for their leadership in private fundraising and resource development; success in fostering institutional missions of open access, student success and workforce development transfer education; and the ability to think forward and anticipate the economic and social needs of their communities.

Council members advise the CRD board on national, state and regional trends and their effect on the strategic responses and directions for the organization. Members also counsel the board on programming priorities such as changes in the federal and state environment, and the changing role of community college presidents and staff. Other duties include promoting the value of the council as the premier fundraising resource for community college CEOs.

Ivy Tech faculty receive excellence award

Jennifer Daily-Mantha, assistant professor of political science and department chairwoman of social sciences and languages at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, was among 14 Ivy Tech faculty to receive the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction.

In a tradition that began in 1983, one faculty member from each of the college’s 14 regions is chosen to receive the President’s Award. From the 14 recipients, one is then selected to receive the Glenn W. Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction, the college’s highest honor for faculty.

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.