Ivy Tech and Castle South Middle School students participate in evGrand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The weeks leading up to the Indy 500 are always an exciting time. This year was particularly exciting for several Castle South Middle School eighth-graders who worked closely alongside Ivy Tech instructors and students to build electric go-karts for the evGrand Prix. This experience is made possible each year through a partnership Ivy Tech has with the Evansville middle school.

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Ivy Tech Community College to participate in National EMS Week

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will begin on Sunday, May 20 and run through Saturday, May 26. This nationwide public education campaign honors those who work in the “front-line” of medicine, often providing lifesaving services. This includes several Ivy Tech Community College graduates, students, staff and faculty within the Paramedic Science program.

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I Define Success: Kelah McKee

kelah-1.jpgKelah McKee was the definition of what it meant to be involved on campus during her time as a student at Ivy Tech Community College. She attended the Indianapolis campus from 2015 to 2018, started an organization, and was involved in a plethora of on and off-campus activities.

Kelah’s organization, PolishedBricks, is a nonprofit that allows talented African Americans to share their experiences and their stories of triumphs against struggles. The purpose of the organization is to provide a professional skills, positive publicity and networking opportunities for African Americans in the community. Continue reading

I Define Success: Preston Franklin

shp18013_1694.jpgAfter Preston Franklin graduated from Ivy Tech Indianapolis with his Associate of Applied Science from the School of Information in Technology, he proudly displayed it on his wall. It was placed just underneath the picture of his mother, who passed away when he was 10-years-old.

“This one is for her,” he said. “It’s a long time coming.”
Preston studied information technology support, noting it was the best program to learn the basics of what he wanted to accomplish. Continue reading

National Hospital Week to be held May 6-12

The American Hospital Association’s National Hospital Week will take place from Sunday, May 6 through Saturday, May 12. National Hospital Week will give Ivy Tech Community College students and graduates the chance to celebrate their success within hospitals across the state. This includes nurses, therapists, foodservice workers, administrators and more.

In nursing alone, Ivy Tech Associate of Science in Nursing graduates accounted for 64 percent of Indiana’s total 2017 National Licensure Examination testers in Registered Nursing and 73.5 percent for Practical Nursing.

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Ivy Tech Community College celebrates nurses during National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week will begin on Sunday, May 6 and run through Saturday, May 12, celebrating nurses across the nation. This will include several Ivy Tech Community College grads, students, staff and faculty.

Ivy Tech has played a critical role for individuals pursuing a career in nursing. For the 2016-2017 school year, the College had a total of 1,229 graduates in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program and 355 graduates in Practical Nursing (PN) programs. Upon graduating, students are able to apply for required RN and PN National Council Licensure Examinations. In 2016, accounted for 64 percent of Indiana’s total ASN testers and 73.5 percent of PN testers. In just 4-6 months after graduation, 89 percent of Ivy Tech ASN graduates, and 77 percent of Ivy Tech PN graduates have obtained a job in the workforce.

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