The Office of Student Life at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host a Women’s History Month Panel on Friday, March 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. The panel features former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and City Clerk Nicole Bolden, among others. The panel will take place in Shreve Hall in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building located at 200 Daniels Way.

“This panel is held in celebration of Women’s History Month which is focused on women in public service and government,” said assistant director of student support and development, Elizabeth Warner. “This is an important event for Ivy Tech Bloomington and the communities we serve because of the strong examples of leadership that our panelists provide, and the insights that they can offer on the value of going into the field of public service.”

Panel members will include several Ivy Tech Bloomington staff members in addition to panelists Ellspermann and Bolden. Ivy Tech employees include Chancellor Jennie Vaughan, Joyce Poling, assistant to the Chancellor for community engagement, and Jennifer Daily-Mantha, executive director of human resources.

“Inviting these women to share their experiences and wisdom from working in government and public service can help our students to celebrate the work that women are doing in these fields,” Warner said. “We hope to encourage more women to pursue careers that will benefit our communities, our state, and our nation.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elizabeth Warner at or 812-330-6237.

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.