Story originally featured in Inside Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Warsaw and Wabash
Valerie Stauffer is a nursing student who started at Ivy Tech more than 15 years ago. Last summer, she came back to finish. Check out this interview with her and the marketing team at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.
by Justin Meyers
Student and President of the Campus Activities Board, Lake County
Ever since I had found out about Ivy Tech Community College, I was at first skeptical to be a student. I didn’t know of the college at first, my first choice would have been Indiana Tech. But once I found out about the dual credit I had received at the college from the Area Career Center, I was basically sold into wanting to go to the college.
At first, when I went for the orientation, I had attended the now old Gary Indiana Campus. I was so intrigued by how big it was on the inside for such a small building. They had a café, a big student lounge, a whole bunch of computer labs, very nice student life office, and a big tutoring center. Continue reading
When Ivy Tech Valparaiso student Emily Mueller first saw an email about the fall 2017 White House internship program, she was intrigued, especially since she had never had an internship before. Continue reading
At the age of ten, Joyce Mabbitt took a class in which she developed a floor plan for her dream home. While taking this class, she got the opportunity to study building codes, dimensions, and furnishings. Later, she took a computer modeling class in high school that reaffirmed her passion for design. She enjoyed it so much that years later, she pursued a degree in design technology.
Finding a college that meets all your needs as a student can be difficult. Joyce was looking for a program with an affordable tuition, flexible class schedules, and a Lafayette campus.
Ivy Tech offered Joyce that, and so much more. Continue reading
I can relate to the panic some feel when they realize it’s time to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). But it’s worth the investment of your time because of the financial benefits you can receive for college.
First thing you need to understand before filing your FAFSA is why it’s important that you file in the first place. Continue reading
Meet Matthew Burbrink, a 2014 Ivy Tech graduate from the Lafayette campus. He took an unconventional route to achieve his Design Technology degree with Ivy Tech.
Matthew took time off after graduating high school, working in and out of factories for three years before deciding to make a change.
“Ivy Tech was more willing to take me in,” Matthew said, after being away from school for years. He choose Ivy Tech for the “affordable rates, the ability to transfer credits, individualized attention from instructors and career focused courses.” Continue reading
As you explore student life opportunities at Ivy Tech Community College, Phi Theta Kappa is an excellent honor society to get involved in. Their mission is to recognize academic achievements of college students and provide them with opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders. Wondering why you should join? Continue reading
Matt Sondgeroth is a 2003 graduate from the Lafayette campus. He choose Ivy Tech Community College because he wanted an affordable education, the ability to enter the workforce quicker than a typical four year degree would allow and the flexibility to work full-time while also attending courses.
Matt had a passion for drafting and completed his degree in Design Technology. He currently is a Project Manager for a company that provides technology solutions to Home Builders in numerous ways. Continue reading
In 2002, Kyle Steiner embarked on a journey that would soon lead him to a successful career. Struggling on choosing the right degree, he decided to go to Ivy Tech Community College to complete his core classes, then transfer to Purdue University.
“I didn’t know what career path to take. I know many classes from Ivy Tech could transfer to Purdue, so that’s the path I took,” said Kyle. “Once I decided on my career path, I could transfer to Purdue and focus on my major.” Continue reading
The question most of my family asked me as I embarked on my college journey was why start at all. As a first generation college student, I didn’t necessarily have a good answer to that, other than I was interested in studying biology and wanted to try making a career out of that.
As I progressed through my education and eventually entered the job market, I realized that completing my degree punched my ticket to success. So, why complete your degree?