Ivy Tech wins 2016 Best-Self Service Analytics Award at the 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards

Ivy Tech is the recipient of the 2016 Best-Self Service Analytics Award from the 2016 Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards1.

The program that won the award, NewT (The New Thing), allows users at the College to go into the data system at any time, on any device, and retrieve data they need. Efforts at Ivy Tech have been streamlined after NewT, which is helping us work more efficiently.

Learn more about NewT in this video.

1 Gartner Press Release, Gartner Announces Winners of the Gartner Data & Analytics Excellence Awards, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3591318

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Ivy Tech Community College students named to All-Indiana Academic Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Thirty-eight students from Ivy Tech Community College were named to this year’s All-Indiana Community College Academic Team at an event on March 17. The event was held at Shreve Hall in the Corrine and Steve Ferguson Academic Building at the Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus. The academic competition scores students on academic honors, activities including leadership and work experience, and an essay.

Phi Theta Kappa developed the All-USA Community College Academic Team to recognize high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Scholarship recipients were also announced at the event, which featured keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Trisha Norfleet, Ivy Tech Kokomo student, received a $5,000 scholarship from Follett Higher Education Learning Group and will be introduced at the American Association of Community College (AACC) Convention in New Orleans in April. Follett awards only twenty of these scholarships total to students nationwide. The All-USA program is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending community college, with colleges being allowed to nominate two students for showing intellectual rigor and demonstrating academic achievement, leadership and civic growth. Norfleet was also recognized as a New Century Scholar, receiving an additional $2,000 for being recognized as one of the highest scoring students in each state. Judges consider academic accomplishments, leadership, activities and how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom when scoring students.

Mikaela Dee, Ivy Tech Central Indiana student and Matthew Nelson, Ivy Tech Kokomo-Logansport student, have both been awarded $1,250 scholarships and have been named 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholars. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Both Dee and Nelson were recognized as Silver Scholars. “The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said J. Mark Davis, president of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa and make it possible for deserving students to achieve their educational goals.”

The following Ivy Tech students received scholarships at the event:

  • $5,000 Follett Higher Education Group Scholarship winner: Trisha Norfleet
    • Norfleet is also one of 20 two-year college students named to the All-USA Community College Academic Team
  • $2,000 New Century Scholarship winner: Trisha Norfleet
  • $1,250 Coca-Cola Scholarship winner: Mikaela Dee
  • $1,250 Coca-Cola Scholarship winner: Matthew Nelson
  • $750 OneAmerica Scholarship winner: Mika Mosier
  • $750 OneAmerica Scholarship winner: Michelle Bunte

The following Ivy Tech students represent the All-Indiana Academic Team:

  • Elizabeth Cassady, Ivy Tech Community College, Anderson Campus
  • Jalin Bailey, Ivy Tech Community College Batesville, Campus
  • Whitney McCray, Ivy Tech Community College, Batesville Campus
  • Natchaya Luangphairin, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington Campus
  • Brynn Parkinson, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington Campus
  • Mika Mosier, Ivy Tech Community College, Columbus Campus
  • Maria Magana, Ivy Tech Community College, East Chicago Campus
  • Mackenzie R. Eickhoff, Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus
  • Stephanie L. Taber, Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville Campus
  • Nikolaos Rivera, Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne Campus
  • Dana Washington, Ivy Tech Community College, Gary Campus
  • Alison Breeze, Ivy Tech Community College, Hamilton County Campus
  • Jeremiah Lentz, Ivy Tech Community College, Hamilton County Campus
  • Eleanor Borley, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus
  • Mikaela Dee, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus
  • Gloria Turner, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Campus
  • Rafael Molina, Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo Campus
  • Trisha Norfleet, Ivy Tech Community College, Kokomo Campus
  • Sarah Merryman, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette Campus
  • Natalie Shields, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette Campus
  • Michelle Bunte, Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrenceburg Campus
  • John Romeo, Ivy Tech Community College, Lawrenceburg Campus
  • Ruth Martinez Sanchez, Ivy Tech Community College, Logansport Campus
  • Matthew Nelson, Ivy Tech Community College, Logansport Campus
  • Danielle Harvey, Ivy Tech Community College, Madison Campus
  • Jennifer Bilbrey, Ivy Tech Community College, Marion Campus
  • Ruth Nangle, Ivy Tech Community College, Michigan City Campus
  • Clinton Sandlin, Ivy Tech Community College, Michigan City Campus
  • Brendan Bow, Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie Campus
  • Michele Clemons, Ivy Tech Community College, Peru Campus
  • Maria Conley, Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg Campus
  • Kimberly Wrigley, Ivy Tech Community College, Sellersburg Campus
  • Kristina Concepcion, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute Campus
  • Matthew Fash, Ivy Tech Community College, Terre Haute Campus
  • Gwendolyn Kozak, Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso Campus
  • Hanna Standerski, Ivy Tech Community College, Valparaiso Campus
  • Adam Boyle, Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw Campus
  • Jessica Wienhorst, Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw Campus

About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech Community College named Authorized Android Training Center

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has been named an Authorized Android™ Training Center. The College is one of the only institutions in the United States to have this designation.

As an authorized training center, Ivy Tech will be offering a course this fall in Mobile Application Development as part of its Software Development program, which can now lead to a certification as an Android Developer. Students will be able to take the certification as an option over the next year and the certification preparation will be offered as part of the Software Development curriculum in 2018-2019.

“The significance of this designation is huge for Ivy Tech Community College,” said Matt Etchison, vice president for information technology at Ivy Tech Community College. “This is another way our information technology programs are staying on the cutting-edge and preparing students for today’s IT industry.”

There are close to 1,000 average annual job openings in software development in Indiana, according to the 2014-2024 DWD/BLS Occupational Demand Report. Android application development is among the most required skills in the IT sector and in the available IT jobs. Businesses have been migrating from websites to mobile applications and the Android operating system dominates the smartphone industry. According to Strategy Analytics, in the third quarter of 2016, Android managed to capture a record 88% of the global market.

The mobile application development course uses online virtual teleprescence instruction, so students can complete the certification from any location.  As an Android authorized exam center, students can sit for all Android ATC exams onsite. Other developers who haven’t attended the courses may also sit for exams at the College.

About Android ATC

Android ATC provides Android certifications and training through our partners to enhance their Android-related skills, and their chances to get the right career in the ever growing Android market.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.