By: Jennifer Gasiorek, Executive Director of Workforce Partnerships and Strategic Communications—
Muncie, Ind.—Ivy Tech Community College Muncie received the Education Award during the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet hosted by the Muncie Chapter of the National Association of Colored People (NAACP). Ivy Tech Muncie was recognized, “for ongoing commitment and support for enhancing the lives of students and others.” Dylinn Phelps, Assistant Superintendent of Muncie Central High School, Past President of NAACP, and the chair of the Education Committee highlighted Muncie Central High School Early College Program with Ivy Tech Muncie. Chancellor Jeffrey D. Scott accepted the award on behalf of Ivy Tech.
“This recognition from the NAACP is extremely meaningful. Our Ivy Tech team has a commitment to encourage all of our students to succeed,” said Chancellor Jeffrey D. Scott. “As we strive to increase our diversity in our programs, our culture and throughout our campus, we know that there is still much work to be done. Thank you the Muncie chapter of the NAACP for this honor, we know as an anchor institution, Ivy Tech has a duty and obligation to make a difference. Our team will continue to always do the right thing for the right reasons.”
Muncie Central High School is one of the area schools who have partnered with Ivy Tech. Through the Early College program, students can graduate high school with college credits, a certificate, an associate’s degree, or Standard Transfer General Education Certificate. Credits earned in high school can transfer to Indiana public four-year institutions. During the 2018-19 academic year, MCHS students earned 3,127 college credits, potentially saving those students more than $445,000. Last year, Ivy Tech’s dual credit program saved Indiana families more than $55 million in college tuition costs.
Ivy Tech Muncie’s service area includes all of Delaware and Henry Counties. The college offers programs that help students prepare to enter high wage and in demand careers.
About Ivy Tech Community College
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.