Approximately 600 local high school students to visit Ivy Tech Fort Wayne for Manufacturing Day on Friday

Approximately 600 high school students and 50 employers will participate in Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Manufacturing Day event on Friday, Oct. 4. The students will tour The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, enjoy hands-on demonstrations featuring College programs and visit a career fair with information from local manufacturers and construction technology employers. This event will help educate attendees about high-skill, high wage career opportunities in northeast Indiana.
For this year’s Manufacturing Day event, Ivy Tech is collaborating with Made by Me, which is administered by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Contact Joe McMichael at 260-480-4223 or rmcmichael3@ivytech.edu for more information.
Participating high schools include:

 Columbia City High School
 Leo Jr/Sr High School
 Huntington North High School
 New Haven High School
 Eastside Jr/Sr High School
 Smith Academy for Excellence
 Heartland Career Center
 East Allen County Schools
 Fort Wayne Community Schools
 Carroll High School
 Bishop Luers High School

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
SCHEDULE:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4

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Dr. Stacy Atkinson named Ivy Tech Community College Richmond Chancellor

Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Stacy Atkinson Chancellor for the Richmond campus and Connersville site, effective September 30, 2019. Atkinson replaces Chad Bolser who assumed the role of vice president of operations for the southern campuses for Ivy Tech in July. Atkinson since that time has been serving as acting chancellor, as well as the vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Richmond campus.

“It is my absolute honor to serve the Richmond campus as chancellor,” said Atkinson. “I hope that together we can lift up our campus up to greater heights for the good of our community, system, and state. It is our enduring commitment to serve the students of our entire campus community and ensure our faculty and staff are equipped for the task.”

Atkinson started her time at Ivy Tech in January 2015. She has served in various roles at the College including early childhood adjunct instructor for the Muncie campus (prior to joining Ivy Tech full-time), a senior instructional designer with the Center for Instructional Technology, and the executive director of Strategic Initiatives.

In addition to her full-time role, Atkinson is a certified SIMPLEX Creative Problem Solving trainer, facilitator, and coach. As part of her work when serving as the executive director of strategic initiatives, Atkinson was heavily involved in the development of Ivy Tech’s strategic plan in 2017.

“We are thrilled Stacy is continuing her leadership role with the Richmond campus and with Ivy Tech,” said Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College. “Stacy has a rich background in higher education and with Ivy Tech. Her knowledge and skills, combined with her passion for learning and our students, will have tremendous benefits for the campus and community as we continue to strive for 50,000 Hoosiers earning credentials by 2023.”

Prior to relocating to the Indianapolis area, Atkinson was a second-grade teacher and eventually moved into higher education, and served as program chair for the Early Care and Education program at the Technical College of the Lowcountry in S.C. after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. As a service to the profession of Early Childhood, Atkinson serves on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Commission on Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education programs.

Atkinson earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Masters of Arts degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of

South Carolina, Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Development from Lesley University.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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 faculty and students place in AT&T FirstNet Hackathon. Ivy Tech team wins first place for Best Opioid Crisis app

Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College faculty and students participated in the AT&T FirstNet Hackathon where participants would develop an app for assisting first responders in the field. FirstNet is the only communication tool dedicated to public safety, including law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel. It provides reliable communication services and highly secure data connections. By hacking for first responder mobile apps, developers can mature their ideas, get involved in an exciting community, and create something to further the greater social good.

Ivy Tech had more than 20 students participate, representing multiple communities across Indiana. The team worked overnight to develop a mobile app that would connect community members with Narcan, a drug known to be effective at counteracting an opioid overdose. Businesses or people, such as a pharmacy, firehouse, or even private citizen, could register they have Narcan. If an overdose would occur, anyone present could use the app to signal the immediate need for the drug and have it sent within a certain mile radius which would be potentially faster than an ambulance and without the need to call 911.

The Ivy Tech team won first place for Best Opioid Crisis App with a prize of $5,000. They also won second place in the Best Student App category which earned them a $2,000 prize.

The Ivy Tech student team that took first and second place included:

· Ashton Ball – Batesville

· John Gaulin – Batesville

· Sara Gatewood – Bloomington

· James Anunda – Fort Wayne

· Kendall Arnold – Fort Wayne

· John Bradin – Fort Wayne

· Shannen Regan – Fort Wayne

· Oluwatoyin Awosanya – Indianapolis

· Eric Deering – Indianapolis

· Victoria Harris – Lawrenceburg

· Carrie Lutton – Muncie

· Thomas Starkey – Muncie

· Kirk Hoey – Richmond

· Alvaro Soto Garcia – South Bend/Elkhart

· Paul Troxell – South Bend/Elkhart

Ivy Tech faculty and staff who supported the student team included:

· Zach Hamby, software development faculty, Indianapolis

· Alan Lewis, department chair for School of Information Technology, Indianapolis

· Jessica Jagger, Information Technology career coach, Indianapolis

· Kris Roberts, associate professor/department chair for Computer Science, Fort Wayne

· Lucy La Hurreau, assistant professor for Cyber Security-Information Assurance, Fort Wayne

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.