First-Ever Ivy Tech Day Commemorates College’s 60th Anniversary

Nation’s largest singly accredited community college holding statewide Ivy Tech Day on April 11

On April 11, Ivy Tech Community College South Bend – Elkhart celebrates a major milestone by holding the first-ever Ivy Tech Day with a community celebration!

Starting at midnight – for 24 hours – alumni and friends everywhere can support the College’s students who are building brighter futures for themselves and for those around them. The Ivy Tech Foundation, which is organizing the statewide day, wants to reach 600 gifts, in recognition of its 60th anniversary. The South Bend – Elkhart Campus is holding events 9 – 7 pm at its Elkhart and South Bend locations throughout the day and encourages the public to attend to show their support! See schedule below.  

Ivy Tech was founded 60 years ago on March 15, 1963. Today, Ivy Tech contributes $3.9 billion annually to Indiana’s economy, including a net impact of $3.6 billion from alumni working in the state. Eight of ten students who graduate from Ivy Tech do so without student debt. Additionally, Ivy Tech:

·       graduates more nurses with two-year degrees than any college in the nation, and most stay in Indiana to pursue their careers.
·       contributes to 1 of every 70 jobs across Indiana.
·       awards more than 40,000 credentials and certifications each year, and nearly all who graduate – 93 percent – stay in the Hoosier State.