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    May 03, 2019
    Ivy Tech Madison Celebrates Graduates on May 11
    Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate graduates from its Madison campus at commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. in the Horner Center at Hanover College (484 Ball Dr., Madison). Ivy Tech Madison students earned 565 degrees and certificates during the 2018-2019 academic year.
    Some highlights of the 2019 ceremony include:
    • The presence of local high school seniors graduating with Ivy Tech credentials under the College’s “Start as a Sophomore” program, also known as the Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC). These students will leave high school with 30 credit hours guaranteed to transfer to public four-year colleges in Indiana. These students are among the largest class of dual enrollment students in the campus’s history. In total, 176 Ivy Tech credentials will be awarded to high school students in the Madison service area.
    • Ivy Tech Assistant Vice President of Student Success Dr. Cory Clasemann-Ryan and student Colyn Clarke will be the featured speakers.
    • Nancy Sobeck will receive an Honorary Degree in recognition of her dedication to Ivy Tech and the Madison community.
    • Jill Kelly-Koren and Douglas Eckstein will receive the President’s Award and Adjunct Faculty Award respectively in recognition of their excellence in instruction in Ivy Tech’s classrooms.
    The media are invited to attend the ceremony, take photos, and conduct interviews beginning at 10 a.m. ­­
    We also offer the following local student success stories for consideration in local publications. Ivy Tech can connect media directly with these students for one-on-one interviews and photos.
    • MADISON - I’easha Cornelius is a 2019 Ivy Tech human services graduate who has overcame great obstacles in order to continue her pursuit of higher education including addictions and incarceration. I’easha has spoken in the community about addiction and recovery, particularly for women.
    • MILAN - Stephanie Turpin felt a yearning to change career paths later in life and had not been in the classroom since 1991. Stephanie is a 2019 accounting graduate with multiple additional industry certifications including: business administration, human resource management, bookkeeping, and payroll. She was also an active student leader on campus including work with Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Student Leadership Academy, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
    • VERSAILLES - Konrad Copeland is a 2019 Ivy Tech healthcare specialist graduate and an Air Force reservist. While excelling in the classroom, Konrad also recently traveled to Morocco to teach the Moroccan Air Force how to set up hospitals in the back of airplanes. He plans to use what he has learned at Ivy Tech and apply it to future adventures oversees. 
    Ivy Tech contacts:
    Graduation general inquiries – Dustin Stewart, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services and Student Success, 812-265-2580 ext. 4109, dstewart113@ivytech.edu
    Student success stories – Aja Michael-Keller, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, 317-921-4717, amichael8@ivytech.edu

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