Ivy Tech Bloomington alumnus Jonathon Holland has been accepted to the University of Michigan’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Holland has not decided yet which graduate school to attend, but Michigan’s English Language and Literature graduate programs are consistently ranked amongst the top schools in the nation.

According to the program website, Michigan only admits 22 students to the MFA in Creative Writing program. Last fall, they received 931 applications.

“Even if he doesn’t choose to attend Michigan, Jonathon’s acceptance is a big deal,” said Emily Bobo, Ph.D., one of Holland’s former English professors at Ivy Tech. “He was a phenomenal student and we are excited to see him succeed.”

While at Ivy Tech, Holland worked as editor of the campus literary magazine, Me Tis. He graduated from Ivy Tech in 2013 with an Associate of General Studies and was named outstanding student award recipient for his program.

“I got my degree in general studies because I knew I wanted to transfer to a four year university after graduation,” he said. Holland transferred to Indiana University Bloomington and earned his Bachelor of Arts in English last December.

Holland will choose which graduate school to attend in the coming weeks.

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.