Ivy Tech receives $1 million grant from Marianne Glick and Mike Woods Charitable Fund

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Foundation received a $1 million grant from the Marianne Glick and Mike Woods Charitable Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) to establish the TeenWorks Scholars Program at Ivy Tech Community College.

The TeenWorks Scholars Program will provide wraparound services to students, including dedicated advising, emergency aid, technology, tutoring services and more.

Glick and Woods have a strong commitment to helping Ivy Tech students succeed and established this program to ensure more students have the opportunity to earn a credential.

“We are enthusiastic supporters of Ivy Tech, which provides a pathway for students to reach their goals, whatever they may be,” said Glick. “We have witnessed firsthand the difference that this institution makes in the lives of its students, and to be part of that story is a tremendous responsibility, but carries with it tremendous joy.”

Glick’s service to the College has been valued in many ways. She is a member of the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees and the downtown campus’ Gene and Marilyn Glick Technology Center is named after her parents.

“Ivy Tech is grateful for the long-standing support that Marianne and Mike have provided to the College,” said Kathleen Lee, chancellor of Ivy Tech Central Indiana. “They are both great champions for our mission and the TeenWorks Scholars Program is going to make an incredible impact on the lives of our students.”

“Marianne and Mike truly exemplify the definition of what it is to be philanthropists, not only at Ivy Tech but also across the State of Indiana,” said John M. Murphy, president of the Ivy Tech Foundation. “Their passion and dedication are unwavering, and we are honored to have them in our Ivy Tech family.”

In addition to her efforts at Ivy Tech, Glick also serves as a board member for United Way, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Goodwill, Ascend and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation. Woods is the owner and managing broker of M.S. Woods Real Estate, which is one of the largest independently owned and operated brokerages in Central Indiana.

About the Ivy Tech Foundation

The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. The Foundation’s work is made possible by donations from friends of Ivy Tech. The Foundation distributes these donations as designated by the donor to support students and the College’s strategic initiatives.

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.

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Ivy Tech Community College offers College 101 event to answer high school students’ questions about college

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is hosting College 101, an on-campus event, on Thursday, November 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at more than 25 locations across Indiana.

High school students and their guests will spend an evening speaking to Ivy Tech representatives about topics including financial aid, picking a major, enrollment steps and much more. This event also gives attendees the opportunity to see what Ivy Tech has to offer, including certificate programs, affordable tuition, and transfer options.

College 101 is free and open to all high school students, including Ivy Tech dual credit students and 21st Century Scholars. Participants are encouraged to RSVP prior to attending the event. All details, including the list of participating locations, can be found at IvyTech.edu/College101.

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.

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Ivy Tech Community College offering Indiana Volunteer Firefighters scholarship program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and Ivy Tech Community College have partnered to give volunteer first responders across Indiana the chance to earn a two-year degree, tuition-free.

What first started as an idea from State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) turned into a new program to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters, in an effort to address the growing shortage of first responders, particularly in Indiana’s rural areas. Rep. Frye introduced HB 1064 to establish an Ivy Tech scholarship fund, and the intent was to provide scholarship funds to volunteer first responders attending any program at Ivy Tech. The bill passed the House, but was not heard in the Senate.

Ivy Tech stepped in and has committed to provide $250,000 over two years to pay for tuition and fees for volunteer first responders to attend academic programs, with the exception of Flight Aviation and General Studies.

“Volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel are critical to keeping us safe,” Frye said. “Unfortunately, many of our rural communities are seeing a decline in the number of people stepping into these roles. This scholarship will help attract new volunteers who will reap the rewards of this fulfilling service while furthering their education.”

As long as a volunteer first responder is enrolled as a degree-seeking student, and holds good standing with a volunteer fire department, the individual may be eligible to receive a two-year degree for free. This offer applies to future and current Ivy Tech students; however, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible.

To learn more, visit http://www.ivfa.org or IvyTech.edu/volunteer.

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.

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