AT&T Aspire Grant Boosts Ivy Tech Programs

Thanks to $10,000 in funding from AT&T’s Aspire initiative, students enrolled in computing and informatics at Ivy Tech Community College’s Lake County campus now have access to more of the most updated equipment.

“AT&T is helping provide the much needed supplies to stay current in information technology,” Matt Cloud, chair of the School of Information Technology at the campus, said. “The purchase of routers and switches allows us to train students on the latest in not just basic networking, but also virtualization of networks, voice and video, while individual large-scale in-house wide area networks are built by 20 students at a time.

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I Define Success: Michael Flores Rodriguez

As he entered his freshman year in high school, Michael Flores Rodriguez was unsure of what to study in college. He had recently moved to Fishers, Indiana from Puerto Rico, which also presented the challenge of learning a new language, a challenge he was eager to accept. By the end of his senior year, not only did he have an English vocabulary, but a college program chosen and 13 college credits under his belt.

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Professor helps Indiana State Museum with 3D printing

This summer, Indianapolis Associate Professor of Design Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Jamie Hamilton, completed an externship at Online Resources in Lebanon, Indiana. During his time there, he worked with 3D scanning technology, creating computer-aided design files of scanned parts.
 
During the externship, the Indiana State Museum (ISM) was in need of help with some of the items they scanned in and wanted to print for display. 
“One item was multiple pieces for a clay pot that was found in southern Indiana,” said Jason Roth, Hamilton’s colleague and associate professor/program chair. “Another was a rock that was in the shape of a face found in Indiana, and the third was a house from colonial times in Indiana.”
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I Define Success: Linda Paden

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Linda Paden, a 2004 and 2005 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, has a clinical doctorate degree and now a book under her belt. Idiot’s Guide: Pilates came out late last year, and her Ivy Tech Northeast associate degrees helped her get to the point she needed to be considered an expert in the field. Continue reading

I Define Success: Idriss Bah

ivy-tech-idress-mr-ivy.jpgExcited to pursue a career in informatics, Ivy Tech graduate Idriss Bah earned his associate degree in May 2018. After graduating, he wanted to continue his education and transferred to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

“I really enjoyed the diversity and the amount of people,” said Idriss. “It was cool to have because in the real world, you work with different sets of people.” Continue reading

National Nursing Assistant Week has special meaning for Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College locations across the state will participate in the celebration of the 41st annual National Nursing Assistant Week, June 14 – 21, 2018. This national event celebrates those in the long-term care industry including certified nursing assistants (CNAs), medical assistants, nurse and geriatric aids, personnel, hospital attendants, and more.

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I Define Success: Mira Cassidy

When Mira Cassidy decided to gomira-cassidy.jpg to college, she was a single mom looking for the opportunity to improve herself and to provide a better quality of life for her child. She wanted a school that was cost-friendly and convenient.

Mira became interested in Ivy Tech after visiting the campus and hearing the wonderful things said about the school.

“The one thing that attracted me the most was the reputation. When giving advice, others would suggest to me, ‘Try Ivy Tech,’ and I’m glad I did,” she said. Continue reading