By: Jennifer Gasiorek—
Muncie, IN – A ribbon cutting was held this morning celebrating the opening of the IU Health School of Health Sciences and Ball Brothers Foundation School of Nursing wings in the John and Janice Fisher Building at Ivy Tech Community College’s Muncie Campus.
“We are proud to bring a world-class learning experience into the heart of Muncie. Moving these programs to the downtown campus will bring more vibrancy downtown and provide an opportunity for growth,” said Jeffrey D. Scott, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Muncie and Henry County.
The newly renovated fourth floor resembles a hospital allowing students to learn in a real-world environment. All of the College’s equipment and learning labs are state-of-the art. The simulation lab has manikins that are designed to mimic actual patients and all of the classrooms are equipped with the latest technology.
“Thank you for the support and generosity of the Ball Brothers Foundation and IU Health,” said Scott. “Because of your commitment to Ivy Tech, Muncie and Delaware County, Ivy Tech can follow our mission to help become that anchor institution this community needs.”
This move downtown allows Ivy Tech to increase the nursing program by 15 percent which can provide a workforce pipeline to area hospitals, nursing home facilities and medical centers. With nearly 100 percent employer satisfaction rate, Ivy Tech is a top choice among Indiana companies looking for skilled employees in the medical field. Each year, the College surpasses average pass rates of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)’s Certified Medical Assistant exam. This exam can be taken by Ivy Tech students upon graduating, and in Muncie graduates have a 100 percent pass rate. In addition, Muncie/Henry County has a nearly 88 percent job placement rate.
“Student success is our number one priority. We are proud to work closely with local employers to help make a difference in Delaware and Henry County,” said Dr. Mia D. Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. “It truly is special to see our graduates impacting so many lives.”
In addition to The Schools of Nursing, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education, academic support, student success and library services will be housed in the John and Janice Fisher Building. Construction is scheduled to be completed June 1, 2019.
About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.
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