Ivy Tech Community College celebrates graduation

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate the success of its students with 14 graduation ceremonies throughout the state next month.

Ivy Tech will award an estimated 8,500 associate degrees and certificates in May. This is in addition to the 21,835 certifications it has provided over the last year as the community college has now provided over 30,000 credentials that have currency in today’s workforce.

Ivy Tech will hold 14 commencement ceremonies throughout the state as follows:

May 7 at 7 p.m., Hulman Center, Terre Haute. Duke Bennett, Mayor of Terre Haute, will be the featured speaker.

May 8 at 6 p.m., Joyce ACC at Notre Dame, South Bend. Dr. Ron Manahan, President of Grace College, will be the featured speaker.

May 9 at 10 a.m., Franklin High School, Franklin. Dr. Jay Howard, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, will be the featured speaker. An honorary degree will also be awarded to Dick Johnson.

May 9 at 10 a.m. (CST), The Centre, Evansville. An honorary degree will be awarded to Douglas A. Bawel, President of Jasper Engines and Transmissions.

May 9 at 11 a.m. (CST), Genesis Convention Center, Gary.

May 9 at 1:30 p.m., Tiernan Center, Richmond High School, Richmond. Vanessa Mason will be the featured speaker.

May 9 at 2 p.m., Pepsi Coliseum, Indianapolis. Anne Ryder, former WTHR Anchor, will be the featured speaker. Max Schumacher, President of the Indianapolis Indians, will receive an honorary degree.

May 10 at 2 p.m., Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Connie Neininger will be the featured speaker.

May 14 at 6:30 p.m., Memorial Gym, Kokomo. Dr. Greg Bell, Olympic Gold Medalist, will be the featured speaker. Honorary degrees will also be awarded to E. P. Severens and Virginia Severens.

May 14 at 7 p.m., Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, Muncie. Ronald K. Fauquher, Senior Vice President of Ontario Systems, LLC will be the featured speaker.

May 14 at 7:30 p.m., Allen County Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne. Indiana Senator David Long will be the featured speaker.

May 15 at 6 p.m., Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington. An honorary degree will be awarded to Joyce Poling.

May 17 at 1 p.m., Horner Center at Hanover College, Hanover. Dr. Sue DeWine, President of Hanover College, will be the featured speaker.

May 19 at 7 p.m., Northside Christian Church, New Albany. Louisville Mayor Jerry E. Abramson will be the featured speaker. An honorary degree will be awarded to William Cochran, retired Indiana legislator.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. 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.

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