FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2012
Ivy Tech-Bloomington 10-Year Building Anniversary and Rededication September 5, 2012
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is celebrating its 10-year building anniversary of the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, and invites the community to save the date for a building rededication ceremony and open house event on September 5, 2012 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at 200 Daniels Way. Building tours and tours of Ivy Tech nursing, paramedic and technology labs will be available.
“The public is invited to join us as we recognize ten years in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building and celebrate our success responding to community needs,” said Chancellor John Whikehart. “We invite you to tour the facility and learn more about the mission of a comprehensive community college.”
“Ten years in the building is a milestone to measure our growth as an Ivy Tech campus,” said Whikehart. “In 1963, the Indiana General Assembly formed the Indiana Vocational Technical College. The Bloomington campus of Ivy Tech first offered classes in 1968. Construction of our current facility began in 2000, and the doors officially opened in 2002. The building was designed to accommodate 5,000 students. Ten years later, in 2012, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has an enrollment of 6,400 full-time students.”
In its ten years in the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has measured growing achievements within four main campus goals: focusing on the success of the individual student, being responsive to community and workforce needs, creating and enhancing opportunities for seamless education, and modeling a service-oriented learning environment.
In the last 10 years, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has grown from serving 2,600 students in 2002, to serving 6,400 students in 2012. In addition to acquiring the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center, Ivy Tech-Bloomington has established The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences, The Center for Civic Engagement, The Center for Lifelong Learning and The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship. Ivy Tech-Bloomington has leased additional space in two locations on Liberty Drive to accommodate rapid growth, and the campus currently serves residents at instructional sites in Lawrence, Martin and Orange Counties.
For more information about Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus, visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.