Jordan Wolfe was only 14 years old when he enrolled in Ivy Tech Community College. Although he was a freshman in high school, Jordan was able to register at the Anderson and Muncie locations due to his home-schooling. Determined to “knock out as many college credits” as he could, Jordan completed an Associate Degree in General Studies before graduating high school.
“When I started at Ivy Tech… I really wasn’t very outgoing but being at Ivy Tech helped introduce me to communicating with people of different ages, races, and backgrounds,” he said. “A lot of the learning that I experienced wasn’t actually in the classroom but was a side effect of being in a diverse college environment.”
Currently studying Meteorology at Ball State University, Jordan hopes to go on to work for a local news station or the National Weather Service. His goal is to one day “be on the news in radio or TV.” Although Jordan is an excellent example of how students can utilize Ivy Tech’s Dual Credit and Transfer as a Junior program to get a head start on their education, his experience went beyond earning credits.
“Even though my primary focus at Ivy Tech was the education, it was very beneficial for me to get to know a lot of people, build relationships with them, and I continue to visit with them even though I’ve continued on to Ball State,” he said.
Ivy Tech Community College is proud to celebrate Jordan’s success and achievements with the Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award honors alumni for their commitment to the College and to their communities. The awardees are leaders in their professions who make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, or college.
The alumni recognized with this award represent the very best of what an Ivy Tech education makes possible. Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are all encouraged to submit nominations online.