In June, Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw will host Faces of Success, an event aimed at bringing the Warsaw community together and to celebrate the unique students who make up Ivy Tech Warsaw. The College invites you to get to know our Ivy Tech Warsaw stories, up close and personal.
and heavy hors d’oeuvres by 110 Craft Meatery.
owners and enthusiasts travel from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Tennessee, and Washington to attend the 37th Annual Old
Fort Mustangers’ Mustang and Ford Show on July 20. The show includes any
Ford-powered vehicle, ranging from the 1964-1/2 Ford Mustangs to today’s new
models, vintage and modified Fords, Thunderbirds, Mercurys, and Lincolns.
The 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.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 8 to 11 a.m.: Registration 3 p.m.: Awards ceremony
WHERE: Coliseum Campus, parking lot 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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 summer and 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.
Fall classes begin Aug. 26.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
Student Life Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582
Ivy Tech Community College
Fort Wayne and Warsaw recently awarded the first Michael and Rebecca Kubacki
Scholarship to Rodrigo Ramos Bautista, a senior at Warsaw Community High
School. Katie Kubacki and Vice Chancellor of Ivy Tech Warsaw Allyn Decker,
Ph.D., presented Bautista with the award during the Warsaw Community High
School senior scholarship night on May 21.
“The job skills
required today are far more advanced than they were in the past and
require more than just a high school education,” says Rebecca Kubacki. “Whether
it is a certification of a trade or associate degree, Ivy Tech is preparing
Rodrigo to meet the demands and provide the skills sets necessary for
future employment. We are so proud of what Rodrigo has accomplished. He is
setting the example for other Latinos and paving the way to a successful
The scholarship offers
financial support to students of Latin heritage who show academic and personal
excellence and plan to pursue a two-year degree at Ivy Tech. As the scholarship
awardee, Bautista will receive $5,000 for his first year of schooling and
$5,000 for his second year. This will cover all academic expenses for the
completion of his associate degree.
“Since relocating back
to Indiana in 1999, the Kubacki family has generously given of their time and
resources—not only to improve the lives of those living in Kosciusko County,
but even statewide,” says Decker. “We are thrilled that they have chosen
to establish an Ivy Tech scholarship for students of Latin heritage and believe
this investment will bring great rewards for generations to come.”
Bautista moved to
Kosciusko County from Guatemala two years ago and worked as a painter to pay
for his own expenses while living in the area. Throughout his two years in
Warsaw, he has achieved academic excellence and plans to study physical therapy
while in college.
Lake City Bank employees graduated from Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw on
May 10 with Business Administration associate degrees through the Achieve Your
Degree Partner (AYD) Program. This is Lake City Bank’s first AYD graduating
Achieve Your Degree, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw representatives will work
directly with Lake City Bank to provide employer-deferred tuition billing as
long as individuals meet the guidelines of the company’s tuition assistance
program. Lake City Bank employees participating in AYD will have access to all
Ivy Tech courses, with the opportunity to earn a credential with reimbursement
conditions developed and implemented by Lake City Bank. Employees have the
opportunity to take advantage of higher education at Ivy Tech with little or no
upfront cost to the student. It also assists the company in skilling up their
“It has been a true pleasure to
serve these amazing women and their goals to further their education. They have
worked very hard to succeed,” says Tara Kuhmichel, workforce alignment and AYD
coordinator. “They were able to take classes together and to support one
another in each other’s goals. We are very proud to have been a part of their
Azza Elrayah, Chelsey Smith, and Felicia Henry-Nailon
individuals involved with the TRIO Student Support Services program at Ivy Tech
Community College Fort Wayne have received statewide recognition from Indiana
Elrayah and Chelsey Smith,
current Ivy Tech Fort Wayne students, both won the Indiana TRIO Part-time Board
of Directors Scholarship. The scholarship awards $500 towards the 2019–20
academic year. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrates academic
excellence and co-curricular/community involvement in college.
Smith was also a
semi-finalist for the Donald Singleton and Emerging Leaders Institute
scholarship. To be considered for these scholarships, students must be enrolled
in a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution for the upcoming academic
year, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate strong
leadership abilities in their community and/or advocacy efforts in their TRIO
community, and demonstrate a commitment to seeking historical information
through reading books or other materials/methods and expressing the impact that
the acquired knowledge has had on them.
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne TRIO Student Support Services staff member and TRIO alumna,
won the Bertha M. Jones Memorial Award. The award recognizes individuals who
have achieved significant success in their lives and is intended to allow
Indiana TRIO to celebrate the success of former TRIO students who might not
have had the chance to notably succeed without their participation in a TRIO
exceptionally proud of the professional grit and determination evidenced by
TRIO students and alumni like Felicia Henry-Nailon,” says Beth Clemens,
director of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s TRIO Student Support Services. “Felicia has
turned her own speed bumps into a gift that she continues to give to students
like Azza, Chelsey, and many more.”
Student Support Services’ mission is to provide services to 160
first-generation, low-income students with or without disabilities as they work
toward a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, with a goal of achieving
completion within a three-year period. To learn more about Ivy Tech’s TRIO
program, visit IvyTech.edu/trio
Tech Community College is pleased to announce the spring 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 attached Excel file.
As Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne
continues to celebrate 50 years in Fort Wayne during 2019, the College is
seeking nominations from the community to help recognize individuals and organizations
who have made significant contributions to Ivy Tech over the last five decades.
for Ivy Tech’s 50 College & Community VIPs:
or organization(s) who have made a significant contribution to Ivy Tech
Community College Fort Wayne either through philanthropic measures or service
to the College.
donor, friend, faculty, staff, retiree, student, or company/organization
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s 50 College &
Community VIPs will be recognized at a special community celebration in
Thirteen students from Warsaw’s
Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center graduated Friday, May 10,
from Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw. Eleven of those students earned a
certificate in Machine Tool Technology, and two, who earned their certificate
last year, earned their technical certificate this year, which means those
students have the first year of their two-year associate degree finished.
earning their certificate are Miguel Arizmendi, John
Shingler, Caleb Beam, Steven Valle-Lara, Instructor Dann Adkins, Jacob Simpson,
Evan Lowman, Dylan Rose, Damian Banghart, Coedy Slone, Austin Meads, and Tedros
Berelsman). The students earning their technical certificate are Tyler
Hitchcock and Jacob Barker.
The Center provides college-based high
school dual credit classes, which means all of those students earned high
school and Ivy Tech credit simultaneously. They represent high schools
including Tippecanoe Valley and Warsaw Community high schools.
All student expenses were funded by the
following companies: DePuy Synthes, Instrumental Machine & Development,
Medtronic, Paragon Medical, Precision Medical Technologies, Kosciusko County
Community Foundation, and Zimmer Biomet.
Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw celebrated its 49th annual
commencement ceremony tonight at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The
College graduated more than 1,300 students in Fort Wayne and Warsaw and awarded
1,600+ associate degrees, certificates, and technical certificates.
STUDENT SPEAKER: The class of 2019’s
student speaker was Mateo Gonzalez,
who graduated with an associate degree in criminal justice and general
education transfer core technical certificate. When he first began attending
Ivy Tech, Gonzalez was a college dropout with no sense of direction. But with
the help of Ivy Tech and the G.O.A.L. y Amigos student organization, Mateo
became a leader on campus.
BUD CURTIS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING
STUDENT: The College gives two Curtis Awards each year: one recognizing an
outstanding graduate from the College’s career and technical schools, and the
other, the university/transfer schools. This year’s winners are Josiah Abel, from the School of
Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, & Applied Science; and Nicole Minier, from the School of Arts,
Sciences, & Education.
Bud Curtis Award winners are chosen from among the Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Outstanding
Student Awards, which are awarded to one student per academic school. This
year’s remaining Outstanding Student Awards went to the following students:
Sarah Wadkins, School of
Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain
School of Health Sciences
School of Information Technology
Patrick Essex, School of
Sonja Biberstine, School of
Public Affairs & Social Services
FOR EXCELLENCE IN INSTRUCTION:
Each Ivy Tech across the state nominates the winner of its President’s Award,
which goes to a full-time faculty member, for the Founder’s Award for
Excellence in Instruction. The Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw nominee is Jennifer Knapp, faculty in the
Paramedic Science program. She will attend a statewide dinner in June to be
honored by the College and to learn who the statewide Founder’s Award recipient
is for this year.
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN INSTRUCTION AND GERALD I. LAMKIN AWARD RECIPIENT: Each Ivy Tech across the state
nominates the winner of its Adjunct Faculty Award, which goes to a part-time
faculty member. These nominees are then eligible for the Gerald I. Lamkin Award
for adjunct faculty members. The Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw nominee of the
statewide Lamkin Award is agriculture instructor K. David Kohli. In March 2019, he was honored as the statewide
recipient of the Lamkin Award.
SPECIAL NOTE: Students and
guests used #IvyTechGrad to share celebratory moments on social media. Use the
hashtag to view graduation photos and messages of encouragement on Twitter,
Instagram, and Facebook.