Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington received a custom conveyor donation valued at $3,300 from C&M Conveyor in Mitchell, Ind. Alumni and C&M employee, Mitch Brown (2016), made the gift as a way to give back to the college. The new roller equipment will be used to store clay for ceramics classes offered by the Center for Lifelong Learning.

“Every semester, we order 2,500 pounds of clay and didn’t have a safe way to store it,” said Trina Sterling, Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning assistant. “Glenn Gross with facilities called C&M for a solution and spoke with Mitch, who offered to design, build, paint, and deliver the equipment at no cost. We are greatly appreciative of this generous, custom donation and for the support of Ivy Tech.”

As a student nearing graduation, Brown made his career connection with C&M at a campus career fair. He was hired to do parts installation and now works as Parts & Service Manager for C&M’s partner company, Innoveyance.

“I credit the faculty and career services teams at Ivy Tech for their guidance and for pairing me up with C&M,” Brown said. “I’m thrilled to provide this unit to my school. I just want to give back to a place that helped me get where I am in my career and education.”

Brown is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Indiana University East.

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers more than 40 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For information on tuition-free programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

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.