Peabody Energy Donates $2,500 for Ivy Tech Princeton Expansion

SOUTHWEST– Ivy Tech Community College announced today that the Ivy Tech Foundation has received a donation of $2,500 from Peabody Energy, for use at the Ivy Tech Community College Instructional Center in Princeton, Ind.

Funds will be used to update approximately 3,800 sq. ft. of unfinished space at the Princeton facility. The estimated total cost of the project will be $50,000.

“We are proud to assist in providing higher educational opportunities for the tri-state area,” said Peabody Energy President, Chuck Burggraf.

This is the second donation Ivy Tech has received for the project, and they will continue to seek additional community partners to help fund portions of the remaining cost.

“The newly updated space on campus will be an asset to Gibson County, including business and industry partners,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor, Dan Schenk.  “This will allow us to expand our educational and training resources for the community in general and the manufacturing industry in particular.”

The Princeton Instructional Center is located on outer south Main Street in Princeton, Indiana.  The site offers classrooms, computer labs, a student lounge/vending area, a community meeting room, and a certification/testing center.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 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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