Ivy Tech Bloomington names lecture hall for long-time benefactor Jefferson Shreve

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has named the newly-constructed lecture hall in the 90,000 square foot expansion, Shreve Hall, for long-time Ivy Tech Bloomington supporter Jefferson Shreve.

Shreve, owner of Storage Express and an Indianapolis City-County Council member, has supported Ivy Tech Bloomington for the past decade, and most recently, with very generous pledge toward “Here We Grow Again!” for the building expansion.

“We were thrilled to learn of Jefferson’s gift for the expansion,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “He’s been a quiet, steadfast supporter of Ivy Tech Bloomington for years and we couldn’t be happier than to name this space for him.”

Shreve’s gifts over the years to the Ivy Tech Foundation have included support for Ivy Tech Bloomington’s 2005 capital campaign “Grow Ivy Tech,” the Ivy Tech Bloomington Center for Civic Engagement (including the O’Bannon Institute for Community Service), and the Cook Institute for Entrepreneurship.

“My wife Mary and I have been particularly enriched through our involvement with the Center for Civic Engagement,” Shreve said. “What’s more, Ivy Tech has touched the lives of several of my employees over the years – at the Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Sellersburg campuses.”

Shreve Hall is a large, open-concept lecture hall consisting of 400 moveable seats. The space can be split into a smaller lecture hall area with one or two classrooms. Shreve Hall will include streaming technology that will enable instructors to utilize worldwide broadcasts during lectures. The space also uses updated technologies such as floor outlets for charging laptops and other electronic devices.

On Saturday, November 21, Ivy Tech Bloomington will host a building expansion community open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with tours. RSVP to Tina Phelps at tphelps@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6001.

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