Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis hosted its annual Community Celebration on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023. The event featured a special program highlighting the campus' new holistic program aimed at helping justice-involved individuals, "ELEVATE: Changes Starts Here."

The program included a Community Panel in which our very own Michael Martin Drain, Director of ELEVATE, served as the moderator. The panel was comprised of Dr. Kristen Dauss, Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana Department of Correction; Ryan Mears, Marion County Prosecutor; Marissa Miller, Founder and Executive Director of Trans Solutions Resource and Research; Larry Smith, President and CEO of Fathers and Families Center; and Rev. Michael Wolley Sr., the Faith-based Coordinator at the Marion County Sheriff Department.

The annual event perfectly coincided with Ivy Tech's 60th Anniversary. Hence, the Indianapolis campus continued the celebration in its Ballroom, where friends, family, staff, faculty, students, stakeholders, partners, and political leaders came together to rejoice in what the College has accomplished thus far.

Here's to the next 60 years of creating pathways to higher education!

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.