Ivy Tech Fort Wayne celebrating 50 years in Fort Wayne

Ivy 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 & ACTIVITIES:              

Sunday, September 8
Grasshopper Food Truck
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!

Monday, 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 Chalk Walk.

Tuesday, 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.

Wednesday, September 11
WOW Wednesday
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.

Thursday, 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 lleichty@ivytech.edu.

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