BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus named Jessica Strunk the 2018 distinguished alumni award recipient. She was recognized at an event in Indianapolis, Ind. on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Strunk is the current Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services at Ivy Tech Bloomington.

During her studies at Ivy Tech, Strunk began working in the Registrar’s Office through the work-study program.

“My experience in the Registrar’s Office as a student opened my eyes to what is involved in higher education administration,” said Strunk. “At the time, I never imagined I’d become a Vice Chancellor, but my colleagues pushed me to earn both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees.”

Strunk is a member of Circle of Ivy women’s philanthropy group, where she involves her 9 year old daughter in raising funds to support Ivy Tech students. She also plays an active role in her home community of Lawrence County. She serves on the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, North Lawrence Career Center Advisory Board, and is a participant of the Lawrence County Leadership Program.

“As Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services, my mission is to show students the capability of education and how it can be accessed,” she said. “Helping students understand what education can do for them and to break through the barriers that hold them back are my priorities.”

Strunk earned her Associate of Applied Science in Office Administration at Ivy Tech Bloomington in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education from Indiana State University and a Master of Science in Enrollment Management from Capella University.

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.