COLUMBUS – Columbus resident Karen Pruitt earned several honors as she finished her studies at Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus. As graduation approaches each year, one Outstanding Graduate for each academic program at the campus is selected; Pruitt was named the Outstanding Graduate for her program, health care support, in the School of Health Sciences. The award is based on academic performance and overall exemplary achievement.
In addition, she was named to the Dean’s List for this past spring semester. The College names to the Dean’s List any degree-seeking student who has accumulated 12 or more earned credit hours, and who, in the term involved, is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Pruitt graduated in May, receiving an Associate of Applied Science in health care support. She also received a certificate for basic emergency medical services. All of her credits transferred to IUPUC, where she plans to continue her studies. She is now serving as a phlebotomist at Columbus Regional Hospital.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution; it has 23 campuses within 14 regions throughout the State of Indiana and serves nearly 200,000 students annually. The Ivy Tech-Columbus Region includes the six counties of Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, and the southern portion of Johnson. More than 6,700 students are enrolled in its 23 academic programs within the Schools of Business, Education, Fine Arts & Design, Technology, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, Public & Social Services, and Nursing. The Department of Workforce & Economic Development, which works in partnership with business and industry, serves over 1,500 students annually.