Plate prepared by Ivy Tech hospitality administration students

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus kicked off fundraising in November to send 10 hospitality administration students to central Italy for a 12-day study-abroad experience in May 2019. On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27, the campus raised more than $8,000 from 33 individual donors toward the trip.

The amount includes a generous dollar-for-dollar match by donors Gene and Mary Ann Zink of Indianapolis.

“Ivy Tech Bloomington has a long tradition of supporting global travel through the Alternative Spring Break program so we’re hopeful this new initiative will expand that tradition for culinary students,” said Jennie Vaughan, chancellor. “Fundraising will continue through the end of 2018 and we welcome additional support for this life-changing trip. We’re just $2,000 away from our $40,000 goal.”

To make a gift, friends may visit, and select the Bloomington project, A Taste of Italy.

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.