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Ivy Tech Community College students and programs receive Awards for Excellence


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Four Ivy Tech Community College students and three Ivy Tech programs have been selected to receive Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on February 26 at the Indiana Government Center Auditorium.

The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence program identifies and celebrates career and technical education students, programs, active partnerships that contribute to high quality career and technical education, guidance/career services displaying excellence in Indiana, and outstanding contributors to careers in technical education in Indiana.

Ivy Tech’s recipients of the Award for Excellence for Outstanding Career and Technical Education Student include:

  • Megan Burgdorf, Medical Assisting program, Michigan City campus
  • Lisa Hamrick, Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology program, Evansville campus
  • Jamie Smith, Industrial Technology/Electrical program, Marion campus
  • Amanda Todd, Nursing program, Bloomington campus

Ivy Tech’s recipients of the Award for Excellence for Outstanding Career and Technical Education Program include:

  • Design Technology, Indianapolis campus
  • CNC Operator Program with National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Certification, Terre Haute campus
  • Cyber Security/Information Assurance Program, Valparaiso campus

“Ivy Tech is honored to see such an outstanding list of students and programs being recognized by the Indiana Department of Education,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech President. “We are also thrilled to see students and programs at other schools be recognized, because education for technical programs is a must as we collectively work together to support, educate and train future employees in these critical economic industries. Congratulations to all of the winners.”

Ivy Tech’s Design Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as certificate and technical certificate options. Through the program students are prepared for careers in a variety of environments including architectural firms, construction companies, medical companies, and many others. Learn more at www.IvyTech.edu/design-technology.

Ivy Tech’s CNC Operator Training Program is a comprehensive 13-week course endorsed by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills. The program offers 140 hours of instruction and hands-on training that prepares students for in-demand jobs. Learn more at www.IvyTech.edu/machine-tool-technology.

Ivy Tech’s Cyber Security/Information Assurance Program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in person and online, as well as certificate and technical certificate options. Through this nationally recognized program, students receive the education and training needed for jobs that secure our community, state and nation’s computers, networks and critical infrastructure. Learn more at www.IvyTech.edu/cyber-security.

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