BEDFORD – Officials in Bedford cut the ribbon on the new downtown location for the StoneGate Arts & Education Center at 931 15th Street on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The facility was named after City of Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis, who serves on Ivy Tech Bloomington’s campus board of trustees. The Center will house Ivy Tech, Vincennes University, and Oakland City University. Ivy Tech Bedford classes will be held in this new facility starting in January 2019.

Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech president, attended and made remarks at the event.

The facility includes 14 classrooms, four computer labs, performing arts space with seating for 125 people, student study areas, gallery space, and office space.

“The new building has afforded Ivy Tech Bloomington to begin offering additional healthcare classes in Bedford that are aligned with area workforce needs,” said Jennie Vaughan, Ivy Tech Bloomington chancellor. “The new classes count toward healthcare certificates and the healthcare specialist associate degree program.”

New classes being offered include Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Dementia Care, and Customer Service in Healthcare.

Additionally, students can earn a Certificate in Bookkeeping by attending classes entirely at StoneGate.

“Our goal is to offer classes in Bedford that will allow students to complete short-term certificates in multiple programs located entirely at StoneGate,” said chancellor Vaughan.

Ivy Tech offices are currently still located at 405 I Street. Ivy Tech holds office hours at the location on a regular schedule, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An Ivy Tech staff member is available to provide assistance with applying to the College, applying for financial aid, academic advising, career guidance, and placement exam assessment. Express Enrollment events are also held at the Bedford location that allow prospective students to complete their enrollment steps all in one day.

Information and classes offered at the Ivy Tech’s Bedford location can be found online at

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.