College to offer classes in Noble County this fall

Ivy Tech Community College is offering on-site courses in Noble County in fall 2019. There are several course options that are close to home for Noble students at the Kendallville Impact Institute.

Available classes include Fundamentals of Public Speaking, English Composition, Student Success, and Introduction to Psychology.

For more information, see the course website or contact Randy Wooldridge at or 260-480- 4196.

College to offer classes in Huntington and Wabash counties this fall

Ivy Tech Community College is offering on-site courses in Wabash and Huntington Counties in fall 2019. Only 20 minutes apart, there are several course options that are close to home for students at the Wabash or Huntington County Community Learning Centers.

Available classes include anatomy & physiology, automotive service, public speaking, writing, history, QMA, student success, mathematics, phlebotomy, psychology, sociology, and welding.

For more information, see the course website or contact Lisa Smith at or 260-480-4134.

Teachers learn to create inexpensive STEM experiments at ASM camp hosted by Ivy Tech Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne hosted the ASM Materials Camp this summer, June 17–21. This free camp is designed to help middle and high school STEM teachers incorporate low-cost experiments into their existing curriculum.

“We want to try and excite STEM middle and high school teachers by presenting relatively inexpensive activities for them to perform in the classroom,” says Morton Schaffer, ASM volunteer instructor and Quality Engineer at Nucor.

During the camp’s five day span, attendees learned 100+ science experiments to take back to their classrooms.

“It’s a chance for us to learn demonstrations and experiments and learn how to explain them to our kids in a way that matches with real world situations,” says Molly Grossman, Prairie Heights Middle School teacher. “These camps are a great thing because most teachers don’t have a lot of money to go to a workshop like this, and they’re really awesome at preparing us and giving us ideas to take back to the classroom.”

The camp is so helpful for these teachers that many of them come back multiple years.

“I’ve been to two other camps, but they just give you so much information that you keep coming back to pick up the parts you missed last time,“ says Tricia Sederholm, Peru Junior High teacher.

These camps take place annually across the country throughout the summer months. If you want to learn more, check out the ASM website.

Special thanks to Morton Schaffer and the Nucor Corporation for lending their time and resources to the Fort Wayne camp.

50 years of community connections in Fort Wayne

Ivy Tech Community College is celebrating 50 years in Fort Wayne in 2019, so we’ll be posting periodic articles that feature snippets of important and fun moments from Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s past.

It’s July, and for many Fort Wayne natives, that means one thing: Three Rivers Festival time! Throughout our history, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne faculty, staff, and students have had a great time celebrating Fort Wayne at the Festival, along with other summer events across northeast Indiana.

2005 Ivy Tech volunteers with the fully functioning swing set built by the construction club

Over the years, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne has participated in a variety of ways at TRF—from volunteering, to walking in the parade, and even participating in the chalk walk. In 2005, the College participated with a float unit in the parade themed “Celebrating 100 Years of Fort Wayne Parks.” In keeping with the theme, the Ivy Tech ACT Construction Club built a fully functioning swing set as the float’s centerpiece. It also held a picnic table, picnic baskets, sports equipment, and a grill—all on real grass!

After the 2014 Festival, Crystal Monhollen, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne marketing intern, wrote a blog about her experiences in the festival. “My favorite thing about this year’s parade was the high spirits that surrounded me,” says Monhollen, “Everybody was in a great mood and seemed to be enjoying themselves. I also thought it was really neat to have an LED board for our parade entry, which provided a live Twitter feed.” Read more.

Today, we’re continuing to actively participate in community events. For the 37th year, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne is hosting the popular Mustang & Ford Show on July 20. We’ve even created some of our own community-focused events like Touch-a-Truck—which had a record-breaking 2,500+ attendance in 2019. We love to celebrate and engage with our community.

Have any photos of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne faculty, staff, or students at community events? We’d love to share your memories to celebrate 50 years in Fort Wayne. Send photos, memories, and more to

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne invites campus, community to An Evening of Wine and Crime on July 25

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne invites the campus and community to a night of mystery and entertainment at An Evening of Wine and Crime at 6pm on July 25. Attendees will try to solve a crime, listen to local crime scene experts, enjoy themed food from the Culinary Program, and more. All proceeds will go toward Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s 50 for 50 fundraising initiative.

Tickets are $30 for a single attendee and $50 for couples. This price includes one drink ticket and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Participants must be 21 years or over to attend.

Get tickets to the event online at or call 260-481-2243. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 17.

6 to 9 p.m. July 25

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne
Coliseum Campus, Room CC1640
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne seeking memorabilia and mementos for 50 years in Fort Wayne displays

As Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne continues to celebrate 50 years in Fort Wayne during 2019, the College is seeking historic Ivy Tech memorabilia/ mementos from alumni and community members. Select items will be displayed during one or more of our 50 years in Fort Wayne celebrations.

What we’re looking for:

  • Photographs or video—anything relating to Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, both academic and social
  • Anything with past logos or school/college names, including (but not limited to) Ivy Tech branded T-Shirts, mugs, pens, notebooks, folders, etc.
  • Ivy Tech Fort Wayne documents, classroom work, ribbons, pins, and more
  • Publications including catalogues, directories, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, booklets, newspaper articles, and posters
  • Items and documents related to Commencement, including photographs, programs, certificates, and degrees

Materials will be accepted until August 15.  Those who want items returned should label the objects with a name and preferred contact information.

Email photos or descriptions of your items to

1985: GM’s James Falloon speaks at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s graduation

Throughout the first 50 years of our history, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne has been a champion of improving the local economy and staying at the forefront of technological advances.

In the early 1980s, Fort Wayne had been hit by a recession and was in rough shape. During the fall of 1982, International Harvester, Fort Wayne’s biggest employer, announced it was shutting down its heavy truck operations, devastating the local economy.

Three years later, GM announced it would be opening a new light truck assembly plant in Fort Wayne, giving the economy a much needed boost.

On May 19, 1985, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne invited the new assembly plant manager, James G. Falloon, to speak at the College’s 15th annual Commencement. Falloon spoke with graduates about the changing economic landscape and how using advanced machinery and technology are creating a new industrial revolution.

The following passage is a portion of Falloon’s address, which was reprinted with the author’s permission in the Summer 1985 issue of the College’s community-focused newsletter.

A New Industrial Revolution
By James G. Falloon
May 19, 1985

James G. Falloon

Countless opportunities are being generated today by the dramatic changes taking place in our society, especially in the industrial world that serves us. In effect, we’re on the brink of a new industrial age, an age when a major change is coming to industry, a change so great that it may indeed deserve the name “Revolution: the new industrial revolution.”

This revolution I speak of will be a revolution in industrial machines and processes. It will be an age when machines take on more and more of the hardest work, an age when increasingly sophisticated machines will perform more varied tasks with greater speed and precision than ever before dreamed possible, an age that belong to man’s mind, not his muscle.

For one thing, the new age will improve the quality of everything we build. With more sophisticated exacting machines in use, we will build with fewer human errors. We will build closer to engineering specifications. We will build trucks, cars and other products better than they’ve ever been built before.

In short, the most significant mark of this new age will be a profound increase in product quality, and the same tools that give us better quality will also help improve productivity. Quality and productivity are natural partners. When we build quality into product, rather than trying to inspect in it after the fact, productivity improves proportionately and as productivity goes up, costs naturally enough go down.

With lower costs, our industries will be far more competitive and able to compete in the world market. This in itself will generate even more opportunities as we learn to make better use of our resources. But there is still one other effect, one perhaps even more important than the rest. In the new industrial environment, the character of work itself will change.

The age when workers toiled in monotonous repetition will come to an end. People who once put only their backs into their work will asked to be put their minds into the job. People will not be asked to behave like machines or extensions of machines. They will be asked to watch over the behavior of machines. They will be provided with the opportunity to think

With stronger industries, there will be a greater degree of job security, and an increased emphasis on training and education. Our educational systems will be challenged to keep abreast of the ever increasing industrial requirements.

In this new age, in which machines will see through steel, and lasers will measure space the eyes cannot discern, the human qualities of the worker will come to the fore. There will be more machines working, it is true. But at the same time, there will be more people thinking. There will be less tedium. There will be increasingly better, safer working conditions. There will be the potential for more cooperative, harmonious relations. Work itself will become more meaningful, more satisfying, and the human element of the industrial enterprise will be increasingly more important.

Perhaps that statement is surprising, coming in the middle of a discussion on the new industrial revolution. But even in the more highly mechanized world of the future, it is still people who will run the machines, people who will program the computers, people who will do the strategic planning, and people who will oversee the service of customers.

So the ability to manage people and to get them working together will be assigned an even higher priority than it is today. In the future, even more than we will need integrated circuits, we will need innovative individuals. More than parts to make our products, we will need responsible participants to get involved.

The same is true of the new plant we are building here in Fort Wayne. Even though the technology will be gone will go beyond any facility we have built to date, its success will still be with its people. Our strength will come from people like yourselves, who have taken the opportunity to learn and want to participate in the challenge the future holds.

Remember life is not a spectator sport; it’s a participation sport. You don’t sit on the stands or stand in the sidelines and watch life go by. You get in and live life. You get active. You contribute and accomplish and work in order to be successful.

Ivy Tech Warsaw invites Kosciusko County community to Faces of Success event June 27

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.

Drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres by 110 Craft Meatery.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP by Thursday, June 20 online at or call 574-267-5428, ex. 0.

5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27
6 p.m. remarks

Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, Indiana

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne to host Ford, Mustang show in July

Car 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.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20
8 to 11 a.m.: Registration
3 p.m.: Awards ceremony

Coliseum Campus, parking lot
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Learn more and receive a show flier at or email

College to host June Express Enrollment Days for fall semester

At 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.

Registration 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.

Prospective students can visit to learn more. Fall classes begin Aug. 26.

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

Ivy Tech Warsaw
2545 Silveus Crossing
Warsaw, IN 46582