Tech Community College is pleased to announce the summer 2019 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:
a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses
with no Ds or Fs.
six or more Ivy Tech credits during the semester.
earned at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course
For a full list of students who have met those requirements, please see the Excel and Word documents. Students are listed by campus/site, county, state, city, and first and last name.
Community College Warsaw is hosting a First Responders career fair from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on September 18. This event is designed to connect Ivy Tech Warsaw
students and interested community members with first responders from the
Kosciusko County area. Attendees can meet with local first responders and
interact with an emergency helicopter; police, fire,
and ambulance vehicles; and more.
following are a few first responder agencies that will be participating in this
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office
Indiana Department of Correction
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 Helicopter arriving at 12 p.m. and departing at 2 p.m.
Ivy Tech Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582
Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus
and Warsaw Site will offer extended hours in August for students in preparation
for fall 2019 classes.
Wayne’s North Campus, Student Life Center, 3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 to 16
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 to 23
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26 to 30
Warsaw Site, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 12 to 23
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 to 23
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 to 30
Student service offices include Financial Aid, Express Enrollment Center, Admissions, Registrar, Assessment Center, and Academic Advising Center. Prospective students can call 888-IVY-LINE from 7 to 1 a.m. daily and/or apply online at IvyTech.edu/ApplyNow.
Tech Community College’s roots in Fort Wayne began in September 1969, when the
College opened as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Located on the third
floor of the old Concordia High School, the College started with 130 students
and two instructors who taught two programs: Drafting Technology and
Secretarial Technology. Fifty years later, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne enrolls close to
16,000 students annually and provides higher education opportunities across
4,000+ square miles in 11 northeast Indiana counties. We’re celebrating our 50
years in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana, and we want northeast Indiana to be
part of the celebration. For more information and a historical timeline of the
College, visit IvyTech.edu/fortwayne50.
CELEBRATION EVENTS &
September 8 Grasshopper
at the North Anthony
Corridor Block Party at North Anthony Corridor &
North Anthony Shopping Center
Noon to 5 p.m.
Get a taste of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne with our Grasshopper Food Truck, which will
serve food at the North Anthony Corridor Block Party. Our Student Nursing
Organization and other volunteers will also be on-hand with some giveaways,
face-painting, and more!
September 9 College
Chalk Walk at North Campus,
3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne
Sidewalk between Student Life Center
and Harshman Hall
Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.
Monday, starting at 9 a.m. Art must be complete by 3:45 p.m. Monday
Judging at 4 p.m. Monday
Decorate the North Campus sidewalks with fun designs and win a prize, or you
can simply take a stroll outside and appreciate the artwork afterward. Register online for the College
September 10 50th
Birthday Bash at Coliseum Campus,
3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
Room CC1640 & West Parking Lot
1 to 3 p.m.
2:30 p.m. program
Wish Ivy Tech Fort Wayne a Happy Birthday! We’ll have a birthday cake made by
our Hospitality students, a presentation by the chancellor, and more.
September 11 WOW
Retro Party on the Plaza at North Campus,
3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne
Ivy Tower Plaza
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dress in your best 1969 costume while you enjoy food, music, and entertainment
during this WOW Wednesday event.
September 12 Community
50th Celebration & Public Art Dedication at Coliseum Campus,
3800 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne
West Parking Lot
4 to 6 p.m.
5 p.m. program
This event will feature the dedication of a public art piece, time capsule, entertainment,
food, cocktails, and more. RSVP required: 260-481-2243 or email@example.com.
Photos of Matt Anderson, Evan Hendsbee, and Jeffrey Sooner
Ivy Tech Community College
Fort Wayne has announced the three finalists for its 2019 New Venture Competition. The competition began in 2011, and this
year’s champion will receive up to $20,000 in start-up capital for presenting
the best business plan for his or her small business.
The finalists and
their businesses are as follows:
Evan Hendsbee, visual communications
Company: Kingdom Film Company, LLC
“Kingdom Film Company is a video production company that specializes in editing
services for churches and businesses. We collaborate with clients to creatively
bring their story online with short promotional and inspirational videos.”
Matt Anderson, automotive technology
Company: Anderson Manufacturing
“Anderson Manufacturing specializes in the manufacturing advanced work holding
solutions for small to medium size machine shops. Our Serra Jaw allows machine
shops to begin the machining process right away without the need to design
complicated fixtures or purchase special jaws to hold their parts.”
Jeffrey M. Sonner, engineering graduate
Company: Just-A-Little-Smoke BBQ
“Just-A-Little-Smoke is a startup BBQ food trailer that began over 30 years
ago. From a small gas grille then to a custom-designed and built smoker and
full-service food trailer today, we aim to become the tristate area’s
definition of BBQ.”
The New Venture Competition awards dinner will be held Sept. 25 on Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., in Room CC1640. Finalists will present their business plans, and community judges will vote on the New Venture champion at the event.
The competition has partnered with Fort
Wayne SCORE, a group that grows successful small businesses across the country.
The group, made of volunteer experienced business owners and managers, will
provide mentorship for the finalists.
The New Venture Competition is sponsored
by JB Tool, Die & Engineering
and owners Dave and Mary Bear. ProFed Credit Union is
the event’s dinner sponsor.
The following individuals served as judges
in determining the finalists:
Chuck Lewton, who was with Ivy Tech Fort Wayne for 29 ½ years before retirement and moving to the Sunshine State, spent time sharing some of his thoughts and memories with us from over the years:
Years of service
29 ½ years: June 1983 through December 2012. I can honestly say I enjoyed my experiences working at Ivy Tech and am proud of my accomplishments. I had the opportunity to work with a variety of professionals and have remained in contact with many of them today.
Family at Ivy Tech
I have four children and all of them took courses at Ivy Tech over the years.
Positions over the years
I had various titles throughout the years, and with title changes came additional responsibilities. My titles included Student Services Manager, Director of Student Affairs, Dean of Student Affairs, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Growth = space shortage
Ivy Tech had—and probably
still has—struggles with finding space for programs and people. Today’s
employees may think space is tight, but in the early days there were four to
five employees in an area that today houses one, or maybe two, employees. Most employees
shared offices. In the late 1980s, Jim Aschliman was hired and top
administrators met for three days to determine which staff and faculty could be
relocated so Jim could have a private office to greet and counsel prospective
students. Many faculty and staff wondered why and expressed concerns about Jim
getting a private office.
Also, all employees knew
each other and many socialized together outside of work. As time went on, and
the College grew, employees were mainly familiar with employees in their
immediate areas, so it became necessary for employees to wear nametags. There
were also professional development activities created to enhance interaction
with employees and students.
Working with students
I saw many students grow socially and professionally. With the addition of student organizations, many students were given a chance to shine and grow with responsibilities of the club. Most Ivy Tech students did not have previous opportunities to grow professionally and develop their confidence. I observed many students grow academically because they were ready to learn, saw the value of their education, and hence were academically successful.
Interactions with employees
I had many positive
interactions with employees from Fort Wayne, other regions, and systems office. Ivy Tech provided me an opportunity to
interact with and learn from a wide variety of people. I had the chance to work
with some of the most professional, sincere, and hard-working student affairs
personnel in the region and state. They worked long hard hours during
enrollment periods in order to assist students in the enrollment processes and
were not always given the appropriate credit for their efforts. The student affairs personnel worked
extremely hard to develop student confidence and set them on the right path for
Ivy Tech’s biggest milestone
In 1983, Ivy Tech had
terminal degrees and courses that would not transfer to four-year
institutions. Many local professionals
felt Ivy Tech was a good school for other people’s children but not their
own. Over the years, transfer of credit
became more prevalent, but wasn’t always recognized by the public. Not until the name was officially changed to “Ivy
Tech Community College” did the public begin to recognize Ivy Tech as a viable,
comprehensive higher education institution.
Chuck’s lasting legacy
I would hope that people would remember my care for the students and that they ALWAYS have a right to a fair chance or hearing. You must listen to their concerns. Try to remember that many are going through a lot of personal stress, and their success at Ivy Tech may be their last chance. I worked to accept people for who they were without any prejudgment. Early on, there was a time when developing and expanding online registration and orientation was discouraged, but I feel we were the leading region in this endeavor and set the bar high for others when it became a best practice. And finally, I was very involved in the acquisition of the State Developmental Center which is now our North Campus. This allowed the College to improve facilities, student life, and enhance the quality of education.
I was usually pretty
accurate in projecting enrollment between 3% to 5%, even if Ivy Tech was about to
experience a decrease in enrollment. Enrollment projections were difficult to
manage. Of course, growth was always the desire, but not all employees saw
growth as a positive. I felt my role was to keep everyone happy working toward
a common goal and to minimize pressure.
Fort Mustangers Club received donations from Auburn Gear to help raise money
for its annual automotive scholarship at the 31st annual Old Fort
Mustangers Club Mustang & Ford Show at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. The Old Fort
Mustangers generously donates money raised at the car show; and this year
Auburn Gear and president Marty Palmer, who is also an Ivy Tech Fort Wayne
Campus Board of Trustees member, donated two High Performance Mustang
Differentials to raise scholarship funds at the show. The money funded a $750
scholarship for automotive technology student Alexander Doege.
so grateful for the scholarships provided by the Old Fort Mustangers Club, and
we were especially pleased when Auburn Gear joined in to raise additional
scholarship funds for an automotive technology student,” says Margaret Sturm,
executive director of resource development. “Every year we look forward to this
event and want to thank everyone who braved the 90+ degree weather to support
the Old Fort Mustangers Club and Ivy Tech students.”
Old Fort Mustangers have partnered with Ivy Tech since 1989 and award an Ivy
Tech Foundation scholarship at the show to an automotive technology student
every year. In that time, the Old Fort Mustangers have donated more than
$30,000 for automotive student scholarships.
Ivy Tech Community College’s Express Enrollment Day, prospective students can
complete all the steps they need to start classes. Enrollment experts will be
on-hand to answer questions and help attendees with enrollment steps including
assessment, financial aid, advising, and more.
for fall classes is now open. Students should bring their most recent tax
returns for financial aid, and their previous high school or college
transcripts for assessment.
students can visit IvyTech.edu/EEDay to learn more.
For students who have not applied or assessed, it’s important to attend the event
earlier in the day so there’s enough time to get through all of the enrollment
steps. Classes begin Aug. 26 and Oct. 28.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 10
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582
Health is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne to address a
shortage of registered nurses in the community by providing a nursing
instructor to Ivy Tech’s School of Nursing beginning Fall 2019. Parkview will
pay the salary and benefits of the instructor, who will act as a full-time
faculty member at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.
nationwide nursing shortage is impacting healthcare employers everywhere,
including northeast Indiana,” says Dena Jacquay, chief community and human
resources officer, Parkview Health. “We are excited to partner with Ivy Tech on
this unique approach to nursing education and look forward to playing a role in
preparing area nurses to provide quality care for our community.”
partnership will result in an increase of 30 students for Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s
Nursing Program during the 2019–20 academic year. Due to accreditation
requirements and quality standards, Ivy Tech would have been unable to accept
additional students into the nursing program without this additional faculty
are very grateful for Parkview Health and our advisory committee members who
are innovative problem solvers and willing to support the School of Nursing’s
growth,” says Nadeena Frye, dean of the School of Nursing. “This is a win-win
for our community, as it will provide even more graduates to fill the
ever-growing need for nurses.”
2018–19, total enrollment for the nursing program was 304 students. With the
increase this donation will bring, the total enrollment is projected to be 334
nursing students in 2019–20.
in Ivy Tech’s nursing program can earn an Associate of Science (ASN) Degree or
Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate. Learn about the program, earning potential,
and job outlook at IvyTech.edu/nursing
The Old Fort Mustangers became a chartered club in 1979. They held the first Mustang & Ford Show in 1982 in a parking lot at Indiana Auto Auction, continued there for several years, and then moved to Zollner Stadium for a few more. In 1989, the club moved their show to the parking lot of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Coliseum Campus. The show takes place on our campus to this day, with the next one on Saturday, July 20.
“We’ve been with Ivy Tech for 31 years,” says Bob Nicola, Old Fort Mustangers Club Member. “It’s changed throughout the years as Ivy Tech has expanded. I remember at a certain point we had to keep moving to different ends of the campus from year to year because of the Coliseum building expansions and renovations, sometimes on pavement, sometimes on grass.”
The Old Fort Mustangers generously use the yearly money raised at the show to fund a $1,000+ scholarship for deserving Ivy Tech Fort Wayne automotive students. Over the years, they’ve donated more than $30,000 for automotive student scholarships.
There have been 34 students who’ve received scholarships
since the inaugural 1989 show, including Christopher Merle, who was hired as a
Tesla Service Technician in 2018 and was featured in an Inside
Ivy Tech blog in February 2019.
This year, along with the scholarship donation from the Old
Fort Mustangers, Marty Palmer, President of Auburn Gear and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne
Campus Board of Trustees member, is donating two High Performance Mustang
Differentials to raise scholarship funds at the event.
Past Scholarship Recipients
2019 Alexander Doege 2018 Casey Seeman 2017 Christopher Merle 2016 Ron Howard 2015 Eduardo Villalobos 2014 Kendrick Amaya 2013 Nathan Keeslar 2012 Stacie Lancaster 2011 James Kennedy & Marlin Sutherland 2010 Joseph A. Lauer 2009 Kevin D. Gensic 2008 Chad M. Hinton 2007 Troy G. Shank 2006 David Grocock 2005 Audra Hoevel 2004 Tonia Stibble & Joe Allen 2003 Kisha Brooks & Brandon Hernandez 2002 Todd Benschneider 2001 Marcus Eash & Steve Filipiak 2000 Grant Cowan 1999 Paul Kessens 1998 Chris Cartwright 1997 Donald Yeoman 1996 Jeffery Lovejoy 1995 Steve McNally 1994 Brad Evans 1993 Brett Shuler 1992 Mark Tester 1991 Judy Rogers 1990 Eileen Marks 1989 Jeffery Lude Alexander Doege 2019 2018 Casey Seeman 2017 Christopher Merle 2016 Ron Howard 2015 Eduardo Villalobos 2014 Kendrick Amaya 2013 Nathan Keeslar 2012 Stacie Lancaster 2011 James Kennedy & Marlin Sutherland 2010 Joseph A. Lauer 2009 Kevin D. Gensic 2008 Chad M. Hinton 2007 Troy G. Shank 2006 David Grocock 2005 Audra Hoevel 2004 Tonia Stibble & Joe Allen 2003 Kisha Brooks & Brandon Hernandez 2002 Todd Benschneider 2001 Marcus Eash & Steve Filipiak 2000 Grant Cowan 1999 Paul Kessens 1998 Chris Cartwright 1997 Donald Yeoman 1996 Jeffery Lovejoy 1995 Steve McNally 1994 Brad Evans 1993 Brett Shuler 1992 Mark Tester 1991 Judy Rogers 1990 Eileen Marks 1989 Jeffery Lude