Fort Wayne Community Schools Study Connection Program Presents Ivy Tech with Service Award

NORTHEAST – Fort Wayne Community Schools Study Connection program presented the “Extraordinary Service Award” to Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast at their 23rd Annual Celebration and Recognition Breakfast Friday morning.

Study Connection is a program of FWCS that pairs a tutor and a student together for a school year. During this time, tutors offer homework assistance, and provide the interest and focused attention of a caring adult. Ivy Tech−Northeast has taken part in this program since 1999.

“Each year we like to recognize a community partner who has provided extraordinary service to Study Connection in a variety of ways,” said Sharon Callender, coordinator of community programs for Fort Wayne Community Schools. “Ivy Tech has tutored since 1999, they have had representation on our advisory council for the past eight years, and last year they sponsored a team in our Great Grown-up Spelling Bee.”

Callender presented the award to Laurie Johnson, the site coordinator for Study Connection at Ivy Tech−Northeast, during a recognition breakfast Friday morning at Ceruti’s Summit Park in Fort Wayne, Ind.

“Ivy Tech is honored to accept the partnership award for extraordinary service to Study Connection students,” said Johnson, education program chairperson at Ivy Tech. “Our thanks go out to Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Study Connection staff, and all the tutors who have served since 1999. There have been many people who have given their time and energy to keep Study Connection growing at Ivy Tech.”

For more information contact Laurie Johnson at 260-481-2244 or

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 serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions 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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