As we get ready to head into a new school year, we want to take a moment and recognize some spectacular “wins” our campus had during the 2022-2023 academic year!

The 2022-2023 academic year was full of significant firsts and tremendous wins. From department to department and school to school, here are some of the outstanding achievements the entire Indianapolis campus of Ivy Tech Community College can be proud of this year!

School of Arts, Sciences, and Education

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The School of Arts, Sciences and Education (SASE) is celebrating the success of its first annual SASE Student Showcase. Dean Sara Shlaer says, “It was without a doubt a success.” SASE is also excited to share that the Multicultural Media Producing Program (MMPP) has its first cohort of students who started with the summer term and are preparing for their internship at WISH-TV in the fall.

To wrap up the school year, around 20 of the school's faculty participated in a workshop on Internationalizing Curriculum led by Heather Singmaster. The topics included:

  • What is global competence and why do our students need it?
  • How can we internationalize our learning objectives and strategies?
  • How can we increase the impact of the diverse content that is already in our courses?

Student Success

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The Student Success Department exceeded its goal of 12,147 students enrolled in the spring by 205 students, with a total of 12,353.

The team is also celebrating the fact that it surpassed its summer goal of students enrolled by 236 students for a total of 6,269 students.

School of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management

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The School of Business, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management is proud of its collaboration with Martin University to offer an Introduction to Business class co-taught by Dr. David Brewer and Tammy Cooper as a pilot class.

The School is also celebrating Penny Miguel and Robert Hampton for guiding 200 high school students through the School of IT on Technology Day. IT faculty served as speakers and showed off all the bells and whistles in our campus labs and classrooms.

School of Public Affairs and Social Services

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The School of Public Affairs and Social Services is celebrating Jeff Bricker for his appointment to the Indiana Grown Commission by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. He was a speaker at the opening of the Indiana Grown store in Terminal B of the Indianapolis International Airport, where his Chef Bricker's Brick House Vinaigrettes will be on the shelves.

The School is also proud of Homeland Security and Public Safety faculty member Jason Kephart for being awarded the Whiteland Fire Department's 2022 Officer of the Year.

School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science

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The School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science is celebrating the fact they retained 99% of their students in the spring semester, with only 1% dropping out.

The School also received the 2023 Indiana Award for Excellence for Outstanding Postsecondary Program of Study. Awarded by the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) under the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, Postsecondary Program Award winners are chosen based on program design, resource utilization, and outcomes.

Student Life

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The Office of Student Life successfully hosted and co-hosted dozens of events this past academic year, many of which were new for the Indianapolis campus. The 2022 Inaugural Green and White Ball and the Mister and Miss Ivy Tech celebrations are among these events. The Green and White Ball was an end-of-the-semester celebration that comprised faculty, staff, and students, with about 150 in attendance. Hang Doan was crowned Mister Ivy Tech, and Lena Dickerson was crowned Miss Ivy Tech (pictured above). Doan and Dickerson were chosen based on their academic standing, community service, oration, and popular student vote. Both of them received scholarships. 

Student Life is also proud of its continued success with New Student Orientations. They have served over 900 students since the program’s redesign in the summer of 2022. Such orientations serve as a way to onboard students continually and adequately, setting them up for academic success.

Events from the past academic year include: 

  • Financial Literacy
  • SOAR Awards
  • First Gen Week
  • Involvement Fair
  • Women’s Brunch
  • Stuff a Bear and Share
  • Wellness Week
  • and more!

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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.