The professional journey of an Ivy Tech alumna and now author


by Beth Reichmuth
Alumna, Central Indiana

I grew up on the eastside of Indianapolis and graduated from Warren Central high school in 2004. Since I was a child myself, I always loved working with young children. In 2005, I began attending Early Childhood Education courses at Ivy Tech’s Lawrence campus with the intention of transferring to IUPUI for a degree in Elementary Education. During my ECE courses though, I began working at a play-based childcare center near the Lawrence campus. To my surprise, I fell in love with being an early childhood educator. Continue reading

The Top 5 Reasons to Take Summer Classes

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by Tracey Allen
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications

Raise your hand if once spring semester is complete, you are in full summer mode until the fall semester. Are you raising it? Have you considered taking summer classes? It has quite a few upsides. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of time to keep your summer plans all while being productive with school too! Continue reading

Community College Offers Pathways to the American Dream


by Dr. Kathleen Lee
Chancellor of Ivy Tech Central Indiana

Article was previously featured on WFYI’s “WFYI American Graduate Blog.

The American Dream holds different and very personal meanings for each of us, and the paths we take to achieve it are just as unique. For many, that path begins with community college. Despite what you may have heard, the flexibility and accessibility of community college—coupled with its inherently close relationships with local business—can offer a powerful launching point for many as they set off to find their own American Dream. Continue reading

Why Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology might be your perfect fit

aart_1by Rachel Pope
Marketing Intern

The Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology (AART) program is for students looking for a hands-on learning environment that offers the skills needed to be successful in a modern manufacturing environment. There is a huge demand for skilled employees in manufacturing, as an Industrial Machinery mechanic you could make a salary is $23.64 per hour. Continue reading