College selects new Executive Director of Resource Development

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne has selected Tracina Smith as its new Executive Director of Resource Development. Smith brings more than 20 years of fundraising experience to the college and most recently served as associate vice president for Institutional Advancement at Indiana Tech.

“Every new employee goes through an intense learning curve, but with the challenges of COVID-19 I could not have imagined the changes that were to come,” says Smith. “However, I am excited to be a part of the ever-changing landscape of higher education and to be instrumental in securing the necessary resources for the college and our student body.”

Smith will have the primary role of developing and implementing a fundraising plan that will provide the Fort Wayne campus with the necessary resources to achieve its strategic goals and support students as they pursue their educational dreams. As the college enters the third year of a $19 million campaign, Smith has hit the ground running in anticipation of exceeding the campus’s goals. 

“I am excited to have Tracy as a member of our northeast Indiana leadership team,” says Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier. “I’m confident that her history in non-profit fundraising and experience in higher education will be invaluable as the College continues to support student success through philanthropic giving and grant support.”

Smith is an alumnus of Alabama A&M University, a historically black, land-grant university in Huntsville, Alabama. She is also a Fort Wayne native and proud graduate of Paul Harding High School. She has an exemplary track record in non-profit fundraising and community engagement.

To learn more about supporting Ivy Tech students through the College’s philanthropic efforts, contact Smith at tsmith1335@ivytech.edu or visit IvyTech.edu/giving.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne welders repair a piece of history

An old portable jail made by E.T. Barnum Wire & Iron Works sometime in the late 1800s is currently sitting in the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne welding lab. The jail, with its four apron bunks and flat bars, was created to temporarily house prisoners until they could be transferred to the county jail.

How did it get into our lab? Until recently, the jail was sitting in the Fort Wayne History Center. But with time, the jail started to fall into disrepair. In January, the History Center reached out, and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne stepped up to help!

The refurbishment team is made up of two welders who are passionate about history—Chuck Smith and John DiFlauro. Chuck is a welding instructor at the College and a Veteran who retired as a Command Sergeant Major E-9. John is also a Veteran who retired as a Sergeant First Class S.F.C. and an alumnus of the college who earned four certifications including associate degrees in Machine Tool Technology and Business Administration. He’s currently working as a tool crib attendant with the College.

The refurbishment has been happening on and off since the beginning of the year (with a break due to COVID), and it’s not an easy task. Especially because the team is determined to refurbish the portable jail with some historical accuracy. First, they consulted Cait Cramer, Assistant Program Chair of Mechanical Engineering Technology, to help determine the kind of metal originally used. After determining that it was a low carbon steel, John and Chuck have been slowly making the necessary repairs.

According to John, the most challenging part is “keeping an original look and feel to the jail cell. The cell should not have any welds on it, as this is a somewhat modern technique for joining metal. We’ll have to remove the welds made in earlier repairs, ‘square up’ the cell, and set over 150 rivets using hand tools to bring it close to what it should look like!”

Chuck and John hope to have the jail finished in the next couple of months. Once it’s completed, it’ll go back to the History Center to be used for charity “jail” events and will travel to different locations.  View photos of the jail’s progress with descriptive captions.

*Photographs at top of this article were taken in Feb. 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Chuck and John now wear PPE and practice social distancing while on campus.

College Launches Career Coaching and Employer Connections Program

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne/Warsaw has officially launched its Career Coaching and Employer Connections (CCEC) program and welcomes students to participate starting this August.

Ivy Tech developed the CCEC program, which brings together career development and employer outreach to meet the needs of the workforce. Most importantly, with the student in mind, it creates a cohesive model for student and employer engagement. This new, more strategic approach will emphasize comprehensive career readiness practices working alongside academic preparation throughout a student’s college experience.

Ivy Tech has long been known as the place to launch your career for students of all ages as well as the place to seek top talent for employment opportunities. With the ever-changing workforce, Ivy Tech provides custom training to meet the demands of companies looking to skill-up current employees to grow and retain personnel so organizations and the people who work in them can thrive.

“We are excited about implementing a program that equips students with knowledge and career readiness skills needed to thrive in the workplace,” says Joe McMichael, Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw. “Our Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw graduates will leave prepared to attain meaningful careers, which will ultimately enhance the Hoosier workforce and strengthen communities across our service area.”

For students, the Career Coaching and Employer Connections program will provide the opportunity for:

  • Creation of a Career Development Portfolio: students will showcase why an employer should hire them and will include resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, work and learn experiences, and the professional network and connections they have built with support from their CCEC team.
  • Career Coaching: focused, one-to-one relationship to help the student figure out the right steps for their career path that match their values, interests, personality and skills.
  • Work and Learn: opportunity to build relationships with employers and gain direct experience in careers that interest the student, such as working alongside professionals in a tech company, or assisting on a Human Resources team in a healthcare organization.

The CCEC program also benefits employers by helping them find top talent for their workforce needs and/or skill-up current employees with custom training. By closely aligning the student experience and employer needs, the CCEC program will meet the specific skills and training needs of employers in Indiana, and neighboring states.

Ivy Tech has received support to establish CCEC from several other organizations that include: Lilly Endowment, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Glick Fund, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Salesforce.

The College will roll out the new model through a phased approach over four years. The first phase commenced last fall with six campuses launching in August: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend/Elkhart, Kokomo, Sellersburg, and Madison.

Contact Joe McMichael, Executive Director of CCEC in Fort Wayne at 260-480-4223 or rmcmichael3@ivytech.edu to learn more about how this program can help you.

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne student Emily Franks named 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

Emily Franks from Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate degree programs. Scholars are encouraged to assume leadership roles by participating in Society programs and are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Nearly 700 applications were received.

A total of $207,000 is awarded through the Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides $200,000 in funding for the scholarships, with $25,000 set aside for members who are veterans or active members of the United States military. The remaining amount is supported by donations to the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and provides seven Global Leaders of Promise Scholarships, earmarked for international students.

“The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has a long history of providing financial assistance to outstanding students at community colleges,” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Phi Theta Kappa to make it possible for more deserving students to achieve their educational goals and support tomorrow’s leaders of the global community.”

The funds provided by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation not only aid college completion, but also give students the opportunity to engage in Society programs and develop leadership skills to become future leaders in their communities.

“Research shows that Phi Theta Kappa members are four times more likely to complete a college degree than their peers,” said Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation. “The Leaders of Promise Scholarships recognize students for what they have achieved already and assure that financial need isn’t an obstacle to achieving their academic goals.”

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.

Second Chance expungement event on Aug. 19, cosponsored by Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

The Second Chance Law is a 2013 Indiana law that expunges specified misdemeanor and felony convictions from being accessed by possible employers and landlords. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne is cosponsoring a Second Chance Expungement event on Aug. 19 at 1 p.m., which will be held in-person at St. Mary’s Church.

A criminal history record limits opportunity in housing, education, credit, and career. The program aims to help community members with criminal offenses gain access to employment, housing, and education. According to the Veterans Administration, a criminal history record is the chief cause of veteran homelessness. The Second Chance Expungement program is limited to clients who live in the Allen County, Indiana area. To learn more about the Second Chance Expungement program, residents may dial 211 and ask for information from a trained specialist.

The other event cosponsors are Volunteer Center, Indiana Legal Services, Volunteer Lawyer Program, and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinics.

WHEN:
1 p.m. Aug. 19

WHERE:              
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1101 S. Lafayette St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

College to open on-campus enrollment and student services by appointment starting in August

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne/Warsaw will open its enrollment and student services offices to prospective and current students beginning Aug. 8. Available services include: completing enrollment steps, registering for classes and completing financial aid. 

The Aug. 8 opening kicks off with an Express Enrollment Day held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located on Fort Wayne’s Student Life Center (3701 Dean Drive) and Warsaw Campus (2545 Silveus Crossing).  RSVPs are required. Virtual appointments are recommended, but limited in-person appointments are available.

To RSVP for a virtual or in-person appointment visit link.ivytech.edu/EEDays

Registration is open for courses beginning Aug. 24, Sept. 21 and Oct. 26.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8

WHERE:              
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ivy Tech Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582

Ivy Tech certificates awarded to 20% of Wabash HS graduating seniors

Twenty percent of Wabash High School seniors graduated with a high school diploma and a college credential—the Statewide Transfer General Education Core Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College—in 2020. Students who have earned this credential can start their college education as a sophomore at any Indiana four-year institution.

Through a partnership with Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Wabash High School teachers are credentialled through Ivy Tech to teach dual credit courses. These classes are free to the students, which means that those who graduate with this certificate earn their entire freshman year of college without the cost of tuition. Ivy Tech estimates the partnership saved Wabash families a combined total of up to $82,000 through this program.

“One of the key priorities in Wabash County is to increase educational attainment, making our county a better place to live and work,” says Jason Callahan, Superintendent of Wabash City Schools. “An important factor to our continued success is the partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. Together we are providing incredible cost-savings to Wabash families and giving our children a brighter future.”

Wabash City Schools partnered with Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw in 2016 to develop this program with the purpose of increasing educational attainment for Wabash County citizens. Currently in Wabash County, less than 30% of the workforce has some kind of credential above a high school diploma. Ultimately, Wabash leaders have the goal of graduating 60% of high school students with a Statewide Transfer General Education Core Certificate or Technical Certification.

“We’re dedicated to giving everyone in northeast Indiana the opportunity for an affordable, world-class education,” says Jerrilee Mosier, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw. “Increasing the number of high school students in Wabash County who graduate immediately with a college credential is a momentous win. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Wabash through the school system and by continuing to offer classes through the Wabash Community Learning Center.”

Ashley Henderson, Early College Advisor, provides the academic and student supports for the Wabash students who are enrolled in dual credit classes.  She advises and helps transition students either to Ivy Tech to complete their Associate Degree and or transfer to their 4-year college of choice. For more information on Ivy Tech’s dual credit program, contact Ashley Henderson at ahenderson150@ivytech.edu  or 260-482-9171, ext. 2418. 

Interested in taking Ivy Tech classes at the Wabash Community Learning Center? Contact Josh Blossom at jblossom1@ivytech.edu  or 260-563-8828. Ivy Tech’s fall classes begin August 24.

Warsaw CNC Machining Student Celebrates 2nd Career

By Tracey Myers, Warsaw CNC student

Why do I want to be a CNC machinist? My insecure brain asks me that as I drive to class quite frequently. My brain argues that I am too old, the wrong gender, and not as experienced as some of my 19-year-old, male classmates who had vocational training in high school. Honestly, I have no response to my doubts. I simply reassure myself that most fears are irrational and I just keep driving toward Warsaw. But, something that I have become aware of over the past semester of self-discovery is that although I might not have been born with a burning desire to be a machinist, I am learning that I want to become one.

I have shuffled groups of elementary students through Ivy Tech’s OAMTC facility on field trips marveling at the massive machines, but never picturing myself standing behind one. I taught for nearly fifteen years, and, for about the last three, I had left the elementary school building at 4:00 each afternoon feeling like a deflated balloon.

I knew I needed something different. I stumbled across the CNC certificate offered at Ivy Tech on an internet search for options. Warsaw is a reasonable distance that I could drive back and forth, I deduced. It’s a short enough program that I could pay for it from my savings, I calculated. It would open up an in-demand career path where I could help support my family and have good benefits, I decided. And as soon as I announce that I was going to make this change to my occupation I began questioning myself: “Do I really want to be a CNC machinist?”

A year ago I might have answered that question with a firm, “No.” However, I am learning what a problem-solving, mesmerizing, and challenging career CNC machining can be. A year ago, my old self would not have understood the wonder of holding a smooth, shiny piece of aluminum still warm from a lathe. A year ago, my old self would not have understood the pride I have in myself because I no longer tremble and sweat when I stand in front of a milling machine. A year ago, my old self would not have understood the “machinist high” when my instructor tells me that my part is, “darn near perfect”, and I want to run outside and throw my hat in the air like Mary Tyler Moore.

I have learned a lot of things in a semester. And, although my brain still asks me, “Are you sure you know what you’re doing?” I can confidently respond to myself: “Come on, you know you think this is fun.”

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw announce spring 2020 Dean’s List

Ivy Tech Community College is pleased to announce the spring 2020 Dean’s List for the Fort Wayne Campus and the Warsaw Site. The Dean’s List, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who:

  • Are degree-seeking.
  • Achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no Ds or Fs.
  • Earn six or more Ivy Tech credits during the semester.
  • Have earned at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

Dean’s List

Hala Abdallah
Isaiah Abel
Cory Absher
Abdullah Ahmad
Casey Aldrin
Edgar Aleman Orozco
Adel Alkhulaki
Alyssa Allen
Taeler Allen
Harley Allen
Ibrahim Alsalahi
Ana Alvarenga
Esmeralda Alvarez
Sandra Anders
Collin Anderson
Adolph Anguiano
Brenda Applegate
Tara Arbuckle
Kathleen Armour
Shawna Armstrong
Robert Armstrong
Rachelle Arnold
Mirna Arroyo Casique
Dylan Atchley
Stacy Atz
Todd Austin
San Aye
Ace Anthony Babiera
Jamie Back
Joshua Badgley
Tessa Bady
Benjamin Baez
Mohammed Bahar
Jonathon Bailey
Jacob Balo
Jarod Barber
Samantha Barcus
Samuel Barker
Sean Barker
Jacob Barker
Joshua Barkey
Ciarra Barnes
Nicholas Barnett
Julian Barrack
Erin Barrett
Taylor Barrus
Hannah Bartock
Jevene Barton
Brittany Bashore
Heather Batalis
Scott Batdorf
Travis Bauer
Kevin Baum
Alexandria Baysinger
Rama Zan Be
Erica Beachy
Lourdes Beard
Ransom Beard
Victoria Bearman
Sarah Beaver
Jaime Becker
Candy Beekman
Ronald Bennett
Alexis Bennett
Kate Bennett
Christina Benson
Abby Benya
Taylor Berghoff
Austin Berz
Isabella Biagiotti
Kylie Bibler
Ashley Bice
Triceten Bickford
Bonnie Bigelow
Cassidy Bigelow
Jillian Bilbrey
Eric Binnion
Benjamin Birchler
Alexis Birkenbeul
Nathean Bixby
Caitlin Blair
Kaylei Blair
Juan Paolo Blanco
Vanessa Blasco
Brittany Bleeke
Tressie Blocher
Nathaniel Blodgett
Brandon Boday
Angela Bohne
Mya Bolden
Robert Bolinger
Cameron Bond
Kristen Bonjour
Evelyn Booker
Kaylea Booker
Ashley Boone
Umut Boran
Duane Border
Canyon Bostick
Kylee Bowen
Ayden Bowers
Shanetta Bowman
Kyle Boyd
Stephen Brabbs
Sean Braden
Ashly Brancfield
Alexis Brandau
Mellannie Brandon
Matthew Brandon
Pierce Brandon
Kyle Branstrator
Jennifer Braun
Heather Brent
Ryan Bridgewater
Shayla Bridgewater
Ceiara Bright
Jacob Britton
Brandon Brooks
Andrew Brown
Nathan Brown
Timothy Brown
Zach Brown
Alexander Brubaker
Laurelle Bryan
Jennifer Bryan
Kelci Bryant
Blake Buchanan
Celine Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan
Ray Budd
Brandon Bultemeier
Jared Bultemeyer
Jaelyn Burdine
Angelika Burwell
Todd Bury
Jeffrey Buschman
Amanda Buss
Donald Butler
Lisa Byus
Zachary Caenepeel
Abigail Cain
Kayla Callahan
Abigail Campos
Jessica Campos
Sara Cannon
Todd Carpenter
Victoria Carpenter
Justin Carrico
Francisco Carrizales
Jacob Carson
Thomas Carter
Ashley Cassel
Cori Catron
Schayla Cecil
Ivan Cervantes
Ashton Chambers
Mahm Chan
Madison Chandler
Javier Chang
Jessica Chapman
Chris Chavez
Daniela Chinelli
Alyshia Chittenden
Erin Cirillo
Jackie Clair
Sierra Clark
Alyssa Clawson
Shelton Clemons
Shylyn Clouse
Nichole Coburn
Jasmine Cochran
Gary Coker
Trinity Coker
Jordan Conn
Lillie Conn
Deborah Connin
Vickie Cook
Becka Cook
Brett Cooper
Michaela Cottrell
Zarek Courtney
Jonathon Cousion
Ashley Cowen
Sonia Cox
Gina Craig
Heather Crawford
Kalen Creamer
Leticia Crespo
Cristian Cruz
Enrique Cuevas
Sarah Curry
Mayia Curtis
Suzana Da Silva
Noah Dalton
Kayla Daniels
Denise Daugherty-Crampton
Stephaine Davenport
Rachel Davis
Porscha Davis
James Davis
Ryan Dawson
Nathan Day
Melinda Debusk
Alyssa Decker
Anna Decker
Troy Deetz
Caleb DeKeyser
Dean DeLaughter
Josh DeLaurelle
Aubrey Demorest
Derc DeMuyt
Brandi Denman
Zachary Dennis
Britianie Denton
Colby Denton
Kayla Detrick
Sharon Diaz
Amy Diaz
Rodolfo Diaz
Orfelinda Dick
Ian Dikeolakos
Natasha Dillon
Amanda Dines
John Dirig
David Dixon
Tu Do
Alexander Doege
Sajra Dolic
Autumn Doster
Lindy Doster
Janie Doublin
Jenna Douglas
Rebekah Dowling
Alexander Drabik
Amber Drake
Michelle Drayer
Nicholas Drew
Jeffrey Duckwall
Julie Dufault
Victoria DuMont
Erik Duran
Jason Durnell
Sherry Dutkiewicz
Charles Dyess
Emma Eagleson
Latosha Ealy
Divinity East
Matthew Eastman
Kaylynn Eder
David Edward
Joshua Ehinger
Mohamed El araari
Laura Elward
Ashley Ely
Heidi Ely
Summer Engle
Larz Engquist
Adolfo Esquivel
Logan Esterline
Jhon Estevez
Itati Estrada Gomez
Laila Evans
Elisha Everett
Halie Fancil
Derek Farley
Trevor Faull
Jenna Ferguson
Brian Fiebig
Nichole Fifer
Mary Finney
Charity Fischer
Hope Fischer
Cheyne Fischer
Melody Fish
Hanna Fitzpatrick
Jesse Flores
Rodolfo Flores
Joseph Forti
Justin Foss
Todd Franks
Elizabeth Frantz
Nathan Freeman
Dena Friend
Adam Fritsch
Shaun Fry
Chad Fryer
Tammy Fugate
Taryn Fugate
Kaitlyn Furge
Andrew Furge
Katherine Fyfe
Courtney Gagnepain
Chloe Gagnon
Sara Galbreath
Maria Gallaga
Kassandra Gallagher
Leezamarie Gallagher
Casey Gallant
Sharon Gamble
Lakeesha Ganaway
Andres Garcia
Cynthia Garcia
Kenna Garrett
Travis Garrison
Santana Garza
Ernesto Garza
David Garza
Jose Garza
Holly Gaskill
Jose’ Gaspar
Nakia Gaulden
Jeff Gaunt
Morgan Gebhart
Sophia Gebhart
Ava Geiger
Kaitlen Geimer
Michelle Gensel
Jacob Gentz
Levi George
Tyler Gerben
Kyra Gerber
Anthony Gerbers
Kayla Gervais
Rebekah Gibson
Jared Gibson
Emily Gibson
Deann Gibson
Dominic Gigax
Guadalupe Gil
Maria Gilliland
Tiffany Gillison
Alyssa Gingerich
Wayne Gipson
Arben Gllafce
John Goldner
Jose Gomez Marquez
David Gong
Victoria Gonzales
Misael Gonzalez
Brandon Good
Hayley Gorup
Wyatt Gottschalk
Jeffery Graber
Allee Graham
Gregory Graham
Rebecca Grandlienard
Katrina Grant
Peggy Graziano
Connor Green
Tyler Greenbank
Donna Greeno
Cole Greer
Jalynne Greer
Taylor Griese
Brooke Griffith
Joshua Grimes
Sara Griswold
Lauren Gross
James Grover
Hayley Grover
Glenn Gruny
Aaron Guiff
Chelsie Gulyanics
Bryan Gundlach
Briana Gunter
Alma Gutierrez
Mason Gynn
Darriyn Hackbarth
Lucas Hacker
Christoffer Hade
Hannah Haffenden
Charles Hagerman
Jennie Haiflich
Katie Hale
Joshua Hall
Lakeisha Hall
Jacob Hall
Michelle Hamilton
Mackenzie Hamilton
James Hamman
Nan Hammel
Kyle Hampton
Ryan Hampton
Keith Hamrick
Grant Haney
Brianna Harpel
Mary Harris
Cortney Harris
Matthew Harris
Blade Harris
Kourtney Harris
Lahla Harris-Arzate
April Harrison
Christian Harris-Roeder
Jennifer Harry
Aron Harshbarger
Kelleigh Hart
Mitch Hart
Ryan Hart
Austen Hart
Justin Hart
Brian Hartman
Ashlee Hartsock
Mackenzie Harvey
Ryan Hatter
Emilie Hatton
Stephanie Haverstock
Adrian Head
Taylor Heckley
Karen Heckman
Joshua HeffelFinger
Daniel Heflin
Matthew Heil
Garrett Helpling
Raven Helsel
Haley Henline
Marisol Hernandez
Kassidy Hernandez
Ashley Herrick
Joel Herron
Grant Hershberger
Brooke Hess
Celie Hewitt
Zachary Hibbert
Audrey Hilkey
Keri Hill
Deven Hill
Dain Hillis
Brianna Hisey
Tyler Hitchcock
Corey Hoff
Gary Hogge
Laquisha Hogue
Emily Holdeman
Aaron Holdgreve
Lachana Holland
Patrick Holly
Jessica Holzman
Tang Bao Ngoc Hong
Megan Horner
Julio Horta
Gabrielle Horwitz
Natalie Hough
Zachary Howald
Angela Howard
Heidi Howard
Toe Htay
Kai Doh Htoo
ThawZin Htun
Joshua Hueber
Rebecca Hughes
Melissa Hughes
Emily Hulburt
Jay Humphrey
Patrick Hunt
Meredith Hunter
Bethany Hussung
Thao Hutchings
Adam Huth
Brandon Inskeep
Robert Irgang
Christopher Isaac
Madelyn Isch
Megan Isenbarger
Krista Jackson
Gillian Jackson
Lindsay Jackson
Brian Jackson
Malinda Jackson Brown
Kara Jacobs
Dana James
Carson Jasper
Christina Jastrzemski
Tanisha Jefferson
Kara Jehl
Nicole Jennings
Magaly Jimenez
Brant Johnson
Jeri Johnson
Johnnie Johnson
Larry Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson
Andrew Johnson
Denise Johnson
Shannon Jones
Christopher Jones
Brett Jones
Morgan Jones
Jael Jones
Sophia Jones
Hardy Jones
Dianna Jones
Cedar Jones
Julia Just
Tara Kabat
Elizabeth Kahn
Brittany Kaminski
Bennett Kauffman
Jasmeen Kaur
Jill Kaye
Emily Kazman
Rawlin Kegley
Michel Keisker
Kevin Kell
Ryan Kelly
Taylor Kennedy
Joni Kent
Scott Kern
Isabel Kern
Katie Kern
Jayme Kersey
Alec Kesling
Kdrian Key
Seth Keyes
Naida Khalilova
Don Kiel
Rhett Kiessling
Ayshelle King
Manassee Kisonga
Zachery Kitson
Jessica Kline
Cody Kline
Michael Klopfenstein
Trevor Knapp
Robert Knight
Cathrine Knight
Payton Knittle
Connor Knoblauch
David Knoerzer
Jerry Knuth
Cole Koenig
Madeline Koos
Oleksandra Kravets
Levi Krider
Katelyn Krueckeberg
Giran Kunkel
Austin Kyger
Saprina Kyles
Ka Le Lot La
Joseph Laba
Debra Lake
Taylor Lamb
Zachary Lane
Tabitha Langford
Thomas LaPerle
Abigail Larrison
Grant Lashure
Mudah Laung
Sydni Lawson
Christina Le
Ryan Lee
Sadie Lee
Alan Lee
Jada Lee
Robert Lee
Jonathan Leigh
J Isaac Lengacher
Landon Lengacher
Shannon Lewandowski
Stacey Lewis
Jonathon Lewis
Sonya Lewis
Madison Lewis
Demarius Lewis
Anika Lewis
Stefanie Lewis
Brenda Liechty
Noah Lien
Stacie Light
Samuel Lind

Sheridan Lippi
Silas Little
Jerica Lock
Laura Long
Rosalinda Lopez
Sheila Lopez
Alicia Lopez
Robert Losey
Ian Loughner
Zachary Love
Jennifer Love
Kenneth Lowe
Anthony Luchini
Jason Luna
Joyce Lundy
Braxtany Lynch
Terry Lynch
Eunice Macharia
Quenjule Mackenzie
Erland Maki
Majed Maktari
Saba Mamo
Ravilyn Mangompit
Jessica Manhardt
Lydia Mann
Braxton Mantel
Mauricio Mantilla Bohorquez
Anna Manwaring
Jason Marker
Taylor Marks
Allison Marlowe
Kierra Maroney
Blayne Marple
Trista Marsden
McKenna Marsh
Eric Marshall
Malcolm Marshall
Anniah Marshall
Kamya Martin
Savannah Martin
Jose Martinez
Pedro Martinez
Fernando Martinez
Christopher Martz
Nathan Marvel
Allison Mason
Devin Masterson
Niki Mattingly
Teresa Maxson
Tristyn May
Cassandra Mayhew
Ansley Mbah
Michelle McBride
Addison McCann
Hannah McCarty
Joseph McClamrock
Shekinah McClellan
Joel McClure
Lisa McCollister
McKenzie McCormick
Kalie McCormick
Aliyssa McCormick-Chmielewski
David McCoy
Nikki McCoy
Elizabeth McCullough
Hannah McElroy
Janae Mcgill
Alex McGill
Joseph McGwin
Joshua McKenzie
Alyssa McKinley
Michael McKinley
Taylor McNamara
San Medevielle
Steven Medford
Robert Meeks
Nathaniel Meese
Alec Melcher
Wade Mellon
Karl Melton
Ivonne Mendez
Sara Mendez
Ramiro Mendoza
Katherine Menez
Kyr’e Mercer
Jake Mersing
William Merz
Braden Meschberger
Cheyenne Metcalf
Rebecca Meyer
Rey Meyer
Jeremy Miers
Lara Miller
Samuel Miller
Elizabeth Miller
Dawn Miller
Mishayla Miller
David Miller
Dylan Miller
Meghann Miller
Susaine Miller
Logan Miller
Iris Miller
Dezaray Miller
Crystal Miller
Pathy Mimpongo
Diana Min
Nicole Minier
Amber Minnick
Greg Miser
Chase Mitchell
Trevor Mobley
Abdiwahab Moburuk
Molly Moen
Rianna Moening
Thomas Moffitt
Jahingir Alam Mohammad Salim
Marbin Molina Guerrero
Coral Lee Molion
Elyssa Montoya
Nawannda Moore
Chelsia Moore
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Ivy Tech Fort Wayne offering CHOICES virtual summer program for freshmen and sophomores

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting the CHOICES (Creating Holistic Opportunities Integrating Career and Educational Success) virtual program for rising 9th and 10th graders from July 13–24. The program objectives include career exploration (exposure to careers the students wouldn’t otherwise consider), student success workshops, career development and college readiness. The camp is targeted toward students who need extra college prep before taking dual credit or dual enrollment classes. 

The goal of CHOICES is to help students who need extra attention or motivation to become college ready. CHOICES will help students develop study skills, test taking skills, time management and more. There will be career exploration, where students will learn about career opportunities and get exposed to careers they might not have otherwise considered. CHOICES will also include an academic year component where the participants will benefit from student success workshops and networking opportunities with local industry leaders within high-wage/high-demand career fields. 

Project CHOICES supports the northeast Indiana’s Big Goal of increasing postsecondary attainment to more than 60% by 2030 by increasing the number of pre-college students pursuing a pathway toward a certificate, technical certificate or associate degree.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns, the program will be held virtually and is open to anyone in northeast Indiana. Students must have stable internet connection and be committed to participation during the program hours. Some rising 11th graders may be considered on a case-by-case basis. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit link.ivytech.edu/Choices  The deadline to apply is July 1.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to noon, July 13–24

WHERE:              
Virtual meeting