Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart to give New Tech graduate address, Valedictorian to attend Ivy Tech in the fall

May 28, 2013

Ivy Tech-Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart to give New Tech graduate address, Valedictorian to attend Ivy Tech in the fall

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus Chancellor John Whikehart will give the graduate address at New Technology High School’s graduation ceremony on Friday, May 31 at the Buskirk-Chumley at 7 p.m.

“I am honored to be asked to speak at this momentous occasion for New Technology graduates, and happily accepted,” said Chancellor Whikehart. “Ivy Tech Community College and New Technology High School, soon to be the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship, have developed a strong educational partnership over the past five years, and we look forward to new plans for the future.”

New Tech Valedictorian, Carson Martin, has chosen to begin her academic journey at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus in the fall, where she will work toward an associate degree. She plans to transfer her associate degree to Indiana University to study journalism with a telecommunications and marketing focus. Martin comes to Ivy Tech in the fall with 15 college credits, earned in the dual credit program.

Dual credit is an option for high school students to simultaneously take college classes while in high school, and receive college credits while fulfilling high school requirements.

Over the past five years, New Technology High School students have earned a total of 669 dual credits through Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. In just this past year, students earned 288 credit hours, for a total tuition savings of $96,033.60.

Of the graduating class, 18 will attend Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus for the Fall Semester; that’s 47 percent of the graduating class.

Ivy Tech-Bloomington has developed the Pathways to College Partial Tuition Waver program for Spring Semester 2013 dual credit, high school graduates. If dual credit students enroll at Ivy Tech-Bloomington as a full-time, degree seeking student, they may qualify for the program.

For more information about earning high school dual credits at Ivy Tech-Bloomington or for details about Ivy Tech-Bloomington Pathways to College, contact Denise Travers at (812) 330-6281 or dtravers@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College 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.