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Thank you for your interest in Ivy Tech. Find contact information for the Ivy Tech admissions representative closest to you below. Your representative will help you complete your application and answer any questions you might have about attending Ivy Tech.

We look forward to talking with you and seeing you on campus soon!

 

Boone County, Hamilton County and Hancock County

Karen Iglio Ivy Tech Community College

Changing Lives… it’s our motto here at Ivy Tech.  But what does it really mean?  Just how do we change lives?  It’s simple really, we care.  We care about the recent high school graduate who is afraid of getting lost in a lecture hall at a large university, or who didn’t get “good enough” grades in high school.  We care about the single parent struggling to make ends meet, working a full time job, and going back to college as an adult because “life got in the way”.  We care about the student who is giving college “another try”.  We care about the student who is savvy enough to know that high quality college education is affordable.  At Ivy Tech, I have the privilege of helping our students get to where they want to go.

With almost ten years of experience in higher education, I am dedicated to helping students change their lives.  What’s the best part about working at Ivy Tech Community College, you may ask?  It’s how our students’ lives have changed mine. 

Karen Iglio
kiglio@ivytech.edu
317-916-7975

Hancock County

Velma Wade  Ivy Tech Community College

Velma Wade has served as the Associate Director of Admissions at Ivy Tech Community College for over 25 years. Her job is very unique in that her responsibilities are quite varied.  A typical day might find Velma meeting with students at one or more of the area high schools she visits annually.  She returns to the college to conduct a campus tour and may end the day by representing Ivy Tech at one of the many evening high school college fair.

She enjoys meeting with all age group but especially with each year's group of high school students and their parents and sharing college admissions and student life/experience information.  With this information Ivy Tech Community college often becomes their first choice.  The college experience will vary for each student as it did for her when she was an Ivy Tech student.  As a former student, she is able to also speak to that experience especially if the student has interest in health.  She had a great experience with advisors and instructors who cared.  She will be the first to point out those students who choose Ivy Tech Community College will not only have the most up-to-date Academic curriculum they will also find many clubs and organization; as well as career internships and many opportunities to be involved, which also looks great on their resume.

Velma Wade
vwade@ivytech.edu
317-921-4824

Assignments:  All Hancock County High Schools

Hendricks County, Johnson County, Morgan County and Shelby County

Chris Ponsler Ivy Tech Community College

I have been fortunate to have worked in higher education for over 10 years, ranging from a small private institution to a large public university.  One aspect which is unique to Ivy Tech; we can meet you wherever you are in life.

The best advice I have is to make a lasting commitment to achieving your educational and career goals.

When you are ready to take the next step in your educational journey, I am here to help.  I look forward to meeting you!

Chris Ponsler
cponsler2@ivytech.edu
317-917-5924

Johnson County and Shelby County

Robbie King  Ivy Tech Community College

I have a personal connection with Ivy Tech Community College.  I was a student here! Ivy Tech certainly changed my life. I graduated from Ivy Tech in 2011 with an associate degree in Paralegal Studies. I then went on to earn my bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2014.  Currently, I am pursuing my Master of Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
 
I am the assistant director of admissions for the Franklin campus and Shelbyville site.  This includes the following high schools: Franklin Community High School, Whiteland Community High School, Indian Creek High School, Morristown High School, Waldron High School and Southwestern High School.
 
I know how important the Ivy Tech experience is. I am here to help guide and assist you throughout the admissions process. Ivy Tech Community College is an excellent choice in helping shape and guide your future goals.

Robbie King
jking228@ivytech.edu
317-916-6304

Marion County

Brandy Gildon Ivy Tech Community College

I have had the pleasure of being a part of the Indianapolis admissions and recruitment team as an Assistant Director since 2007. Prior to joining Ivy Tech, I worked as a financial aid professional for over 10 years. I have earned dual Bachelor degrees in Journalism and Anthropology from Indiana University and a Master of Science in Business Management and Strategic Planning from Indiana Wesleyan University.

As a proud graduate of the Indianapolis Public School System and a first-generation college student, I am dedicated to helping students of minority and under-represented groups attain their educational pursuits. Ivy Tech Community College is dedicated to changing lives and making the best better. Let me help you take the first step towards changing your life today! 

Brandy Gildon
bbutler29@ivytech.edu
317-917-5976

Assignments:  Arlington Community High School, Arsenal Tech High School, Beech Grove High School, Broad Ripple Magnet High School, Charles A. Tinley High School, Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Emmerich Manual High School, George Washington Community High School, Indiana School for the Blind, Indiana School for the Deaf, Independence Job Corps, Irvington Prep High School, John Marshall Community High School, Key Learning Community High School, New Horizons Alternative School, Northwest high School, Shortridge Magnet High School, Thomas Carr Howe High School, William Gambold Prep High School

Velma Wade Ivy Tech Community College

Velma Wade has served as the Associate Director of Admissions at Ivy Tech Community College for over 25 years. Her job is very unique in that her responsibilities are quite varied.  A typical day might find Velma meeting with students at one or more of the area high schools she visits annually.  She returns to the college to conduct a campus tour and may end the day by representing Ivy Tech at one of the many evening high school college fair.

She enjoys meeting with all age group but especially with each year's group of high school students and their parents and sharing college admissions and student life/experience information.  With this information Ivy Tech Community college often becomes their first choice.  The college experience will vary for each student as it did for her when she was an Ivy Tech student.  As a former student, she is able to also speak to that experience especially if the student has interest in health.  She had a great experience with advisors and instructors who cared.  She will be the first to point out those students who choose Ivy Tech Community College will not only have the most up-to-date Academic curriculum they will also find many clubs and organization; as well as career internships and many opportunities to be involved, which also looks great on their resume.

Velma Wade
vwade@ivytech.edu
317-921-4824

Assignments:  Bishop Chatard High School, Cathedral High School, Christel House Academy, Fortune Academy, Heritage Christian School, Lawrence Central High School, Lawrence North High School, Lutheran High School, McKenzie Career Center, Roncalli High School, Scecina Memorial High School, Walker Career Center, Warren Central High School

Putnam County

Annette Hoopingarner Ivy Tech Community College

I began my career with Ivy Tech Community College as the Wabash Valley area's Pathway to College coordinator, assisting high school students attending Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle, Indiana with post high school plans.  Today, in addition to academic advising at the Greencastle campus, my role as an advisor with Ivy Tech locations in central Indiana also encompasses components of Veteran Affairs as well as Admissions with responsibilities focused in the Putnam County high schools.

I am a graduate of Indiana State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences and in Secondary Education. I received a Master of Arts in Human Ecology from Michigan State University. In addition, I am an AmeriCorps alum, completing two terms of service with Indiana Campus Compact.

My education has guided my professional background to include employment in various settings, including business, industry, the Cooperative Extension Service, colleges and universities. My professional career has focused on helping individuals make informed decisions about education, products, services and the resources available in order to achieve optimal quality of life.

With the diverse student body of Ivy Tech Community College, no two days are ever the same! Every student is different and I learn something new along with the students every day!

Annette Hoopingarner
ahooping@ivytech.edu
317-719-6003

International Students

Tanya Webb Ivy Tech Community College

I've been working for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Central Indiana for 12 years.  I love working with the international student population.  I love learning about the different countries the students come from and their cultures.

What makes Ivy Tech unique is the affordable tuition, small classroom size and the various articulation agreements with four-year universities.  My advice to students is to take advantage of the different services Ivy Tech has to offer such as Career Services and the Learning Lab.

Tanya Webb
in-internastuadv@ivytech.edu
317-921-4613