Ivy Tech reschedules noncredit culinary seminar on food preservation

First session postponed by later harvest to Sept. 9

PERU, Ind. – The first of eight seminars planned in this fall’s noncredit culinary arts seminar at Ivy Tech Community College’s culinary arts lab in Peru has been rescheduled to assure an ample supply of fresh produce from the presenters’ gardens. Registrations are being accepted for “The Art and Science of Food Preservation,” which will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9, as well as the seven other seminars.

Each of the eight seminars costs $95 with a 10 percent senior discount for participants 60 and older, a 25 percent discount for two classes ($143), a 40 percent discount for four classes ($228) and a 50 percent discount for taking all eight ($380). One discount is allowed on each registration. Classes, limited to 12 students, are held in the culinary arts lab in the Peru Instruction Site at 425 W. Main St. For information and to register, contact Becky Burke, bburke@ivytech.edu, or call 800-459-0561, ext. 233.

Here’s the full schedule:

Tuesday Evening Classes to Learn New Techniques

Sept. 9, 6-8:30 p.m.   The Art and Science of Food Preservation

Instructors:  Steve Daily and Michelle Martin, Ivy Tech

Learn to turn that bounty in your (or your neighbor’s) garden into food for your family for the winter. Steve and Michelle will demonstrate canning, freezing, drying and pickling for fruits and vegetables, along with jelly-, jam- and salsa-making. These are skills that will enhance your family’s meals for years to come.

 

Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Knife Skills – Hands-on Training

Instructor: Chef Mike Dunivan, Ivy Tech

Spend an evening with Chef Mike and go home with a professional chef’s knife and the skills to use it like a pro. This hands-on class will teach to chop, dice and slice with confidence. Chef Mike will also instruct you in some basic culinary techniques to take home along with your knife.

 

  1. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.   Cool Weather Grilling – Don’t put that grill away yet!

Instructor:  Noah Peconga, accomplished grill master, Indianapolis

 

The cool weather of autumn shouldn’t bring the end of your grilling season. The hearty foods of fall work perfectly on the grill and Noah will teach you techniques and recipes to enjoy until the snow flies … and perhaps beyond.

 

Oct. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.   Prepare Commercial Favorites at Home and Save!

Instructor:  Alayne Cook, Ivy Tech

Spend an evening with Alayne to learn to make several dishes at home that you normally buy already prepared, including pizza, chicken nuggets, Caesar salad and more. You, of course, will save lots of money and be happy to know exactly what ingredients are in your family’s dinner.

 

Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m.  An Authentic Chinese Dinner to be Made at Home

Instructor:  Allan Wai, Taku Japanese Steakhouse, Kokomo

Allan taught our Ivy Tech class on sushi last spring. This fall, he will share the cuisine of his native Hong Kong. Allan will design and prepare a typical Chinese dinner and he promises that we will be able to recreate the meal in our own kitchens.

 

Saturday Morning Sessions on Holiday Celebrations and Gift-giving Ideas

Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon.  Make Your Own Sausage – For Home and Gifts

Instructor:  Ken Oravsky, Ivy Tech

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would appreciate a unique gift this year? Or does the idea of making sausage for your family intrigue you? Ken Oravsky will give you the skills and recipes to make this happen. In this exciting morning, Ken will feature several types of sausages with no special equipment needed to complete the process.

 

Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon.   Holiday Wines and Spirits

Instructor:  Sara Musselman, Broadway Liquors, Peru

Just in time for all of those festive holiday meals, Sara will present a selection of fine wines that will pair well with the foods of the feast. These wines will make excellent “hostess gifts” to bring to the festivities as well. Sara will also be presenting a selection of spirits that could make excellent gifts. This promises to be a morning packed with fun!

 

Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Holiday Sweet Treats

Instructor: Shelley Rust, Kokomo Area Career Center

Shelley’s students at the Kokomo Area Career Center operate a sweet shop in downtown Kokomo where they sell all manner of sweet treats they make. Spend a morning with Shelly for a hands-on session learning to make wonderful Christmas goodies just like your grandmother used to make. After this seminar, you too can make those wonderful chocolate-covered cherries too!

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Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region to hold board of trustees meeting

WHAT:  Ivy Tech Community College will be holding its regional board of trustees meeting.

WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Ivy Tech Kokomo Executive Offices, Fifth Floor, First Farmers Bank & Trust Building, 101 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo

WHO: Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Board of Trustees, chancellor and vice chancellor

Trustee meeting is open to the public.

 

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Report on Notice of Meeting
  4. Introduction of Guests & Media
  5. Approval of Most Recent Meeting Minutes
  6. Chair’s Report
  7. Action Items
  8. Director Reports
  9. Discussion Items
  10. Chancellor’s Report and Information Items
  11. Future Meetings and Important Dates
  12. Adjournment
  13. Executive Session
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Ivy Tech honors Kokomo’s Debra Cook with state Alumni Achievement Award

2002 graduate now heads Kokomo Housing Authority

Debra Cook, center, receives statewide alumni award from Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Chancellor Steve Daily and Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder

Debra Cook, center, receives statewide alumni award from Ivy Tech Kokomo Region Chancellor Steve Daily and Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Debra Cook, a 2002 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region who now serves as the chief executive officer of the Kokomo Housing Authority, was honored with Ivy Tech’s statewide 2014 Alumni Achievement Award for Personal Achievement. The award was presented by Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder during the College’s annual Alumni Achievement Dinner held this year at The Commons in Columbus as part of the State Board of Trustees’ August meeting.

Each year, each Ivy Tech region honors a single alumnus who exemplifies a dedication to work, an appreciation of lifelong learning and a commitment to community; two statewide award winners are selected from those regional nominees. Cook received the Kokomo Region’s 2014 Alumni Achievement Award during its commencement ceremony in May and was one of 14 regional nominees who were recognized during Wednesday’s dinner where the statewide honorees were announced. Daniel Blevins from the Northwest Region received the second statewide honor – the Alumni Achievement Award for Professional Achievement.

In presenting the award to Cook, school leaders said she exemplified the qualities of a top alumnus. She graduated from Ivy Tech State College Region 5 (now Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region) in 2002 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems. After graduation from Ivy Tech, she went on to Indiana Wesleyan University, earning a bachelor’s degree through its accelerated degree program. Cook continued her education at Indiana University where she earned a master’s degree in Public Management. Like many of Ivy Tech’s returning adult students, she achieved her educational goals while working full-time and raising a family.

Cook worked for the City of Kokomo from 1993 to 2012 where she held positions in the Economic Development Department, including planner and community specialist, development manager and director of development. Today Debra Cook is the chief executive officer of the Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo, Indiana, where she leads a team of 40 employees who manage and maintain 551 public housing units and administer more than 700 Housing Choice Vouchers to help provide clean, safe and affordable housing.

Cook’s commitment to give back to her community through public service and education is apparent in her many civic organization memberships, awards and honors. She has served on Bona Vista’s board of directors and as a member of the Region 4 Workforce Development Board of Directors, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Kokomo Downtown Association. In 2012, Debra was the recipient of the Ivan H. Brinegar Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns in recognition of her many contributions to the city.

In being named as winner of the Alumni Achievement Award, Cook was cited for her recognition of the role Ivy Tech Community College played in her life and the role it plays in her community. She continues to be a strong ambassador for the College and a valued donor. In her current role as CEO at the Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo, the presenters said, she is a shining example of how education changes people’s lives and serves as an advocate for the College in the lives of others.

 

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Ivy Tech Kokomo Region announces Summer 2014 Dean’s List

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College’s Kokomo Region has announced the following students have been named to the dean’s list for the Summer 2014 session:

Sorted by county:


Carroll:

Tanya Abramczyk

Matthew Holcomb

Carla Lee

 
Cass:

Ashley Bilby

Stephanie Birnell

Stacey Black

Mindy Boehme

Melissa Brumett

Joshua Clements

Courtney Cotner

Denise Curtis

Peter DeMaat

Amanda Downs

Hillary Drummond

Samarea Edwards

Mariana Freitas

Lindsay Gebhardt

Dane Hamilton

Stacey James

Julie Kitchell

Rachel Kollmar

Jessica Looker

Amanda McDorman

Jillena Merritt

Aaron Miller

Shaun Miller

Tera Montgomery

Cory Mucker

J Kevin Nethercutt

Dane Nicoll

Kelly Russell

Ashley Scott

Rebecca Sims

Michelle Skinner

Desiree Small

Christina Sommers

Brittni Titus

Rebecca Tocco

Seleste Valencia

Joseph Watts

Bradley Wick

 

Clinton:

Erica Beam

Lindsey Gilhousen

Courtney Johnson


Fulton:

Wendy Bowyer

Heather Green

Nicole Gutierrez

Terra Johnson

Aric Lee

Ethan Miller

Priscilla Nelson

Cassandra Reed

 

Grant:

Rosemary Jones

Julie See

 

Hamilton:

Erin Carter

Rosa Resendiz Moreno

Melissa Scott

Sarah Von Drachenberg

 

Hancock:

Scottie Gabbard

 

Howard:

Paul Batchler

James Bauder

Rebecca Beem

Michelle Bentley

Travis Bitner

Heather Bott

Jeffery Bowen

John Boyd

Jonathan Brittain

Randy Brock

Lavell Brown

Nicole Brown

Daniel Burns

Alisha Camp

Mike Copeland

Katherine Dahlinghaus

Amber Davis

Tabitha Dodd

Gail Dugger

Cynthia Dulin

Zach Emmons

Radiah Evans

Nicholas Faison

Alexander Garza

Kim Goodridge

Mary Gorczyca

Desiree Hahn-Thatcher

Carol Harrison

Julie Hayden

Danielle Hendricks

Krisondra Hensley

Jacqueline Holloway

Monica Houk

Elizabeth Irick

Angela Johnson

Martha Johnson

Victoria Kirby

Luke Lewis

Christina Looney

Joseph McGowen

Dale Meyers

Danielle Monroe

Ann Najar

Heather Nunnally

William Overton

Christopher Perry

Jacob Ramsey

Lindsay Rich

Renee Riese

Jeremy Roberts

Theresa Sefton

Tabetha Skaggs

Lameka Smith

Timothy Smith

Christina Smith

Angela Smith-Bingham

Kristi Stevens

Adam Sullivan

Matthew Szachnitowski

Alexander Toth

Ryan Wolf

Dustin Wright

 

Marion:

Howard Bailey

 

Miami:

Tyler Archuleta

Jocelyn Azbell

Christie Bakehorn

Derrick Burnett

Leslie Contreras

Heather Cullers

Dylan Eckelbarger

Shannon Fuller

Jamie Gibbs

Alan Hunter

Stephanie Iliff

Robert Irwin

Reece Kunkle

Nick Lambert

Justin Lees

Heather McAdams

Shannon McCord

Jarod Morgan

Kaitlyn Morgan

Joseph Murphy

Jonathan Ousley

Erika Powers

Tracy Renfrow

Ashleigh Roberts

Savannah Russell

James Seidle

Katlynd Shoffner

Katherine Slater

Michael Spangler

Lisa Sparks

Daniel Stutzman

Shiana Waid

Justin Ward

Shelly Wilson

 

Pulaski:

Roseanna Kennedy

Kenneth Tharpe

 

Tippecanoe:

Jana Doyle

Zachary Kallenberger

Josh Maddox

 

Tipton:

Conlan Fernung

Bryce Whobrey

 

Wabash:

Alesia Bartrum

Taylor Chittick

Lucia Click

Mandy Fierstos

Shannon France

Tara Hamilton

Brandy Hyden

Rhonda Keel

James Sheridan

Beverly Sloan

Brent Swan

 

White:

Brittney Biddle

Jacqueline Fisher

Raymond Murray

 

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Ivy Tech sets extended admissions/advising hours for fall semester enrollment

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is extending admissions/advising office hours at its Kokomo, Logansport and Wabash campuses to assist students during the final two weeks of enrollment for fall semester.

The campuses will extend office hours Monday through Thursday until 6 p.m. the weeks of Aug. 11 and 18. The campuses also will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 16 and 23. The Peru Instructional site will have extended hours for enrollment activities until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Aug. 12 and 19, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.

For those students who need to take any or all of the College’s placement assessment, the campuses’ Learning Resource Center (LRC) hours will be as follows:

  • Kokomo: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays for the weeks of Aug. 11 and 18. Students should arrive three hours prior to closing to take the assessment.
  • Logansport: open during the admissions/advising hours noted above by appointment only.
  • Peru: by appointment. Call 765-473-7281, ext. 301
  • Wabash: by appointment. Call 260-563-8828, ext. 303.

Most students require two to four hours to complete all three sections of the Accuplacer assessment. Schedule your time accordingly.

Fall semester classes begin Aug. 25.

For more information, call 800-459-0561.

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Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees approves leadership consolidation for Kokomo and Lafayette regions

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The Ivy Tech Community College State Board of Trustees has approved the consolidation of the administrative structures of the College’s Lafayette and Kokomo regions. The restructuring is part of a series of regional leadership consolidations that began last year to decrease costs and increase efficiencies in the nation’s largest community college system.

David Bathe, currently chancellor of the Lafayette Region, will have administrative responsibility for a restructured leadership team with duties across the two regions.

Following Ivy Tech’s new structure, the Kokomo and Lafayette regional boards of trustees will remain in place to respond to the needs of their regions and campus presidents will be named for the Kokomo and Lafayette campuses to serve as the College’s liaison in the two communities.

Kokomo Region Chancellor Stephen Daily, who announced in July that he will retire Jan. 15, 2015, will assist in the implementation of the consolidation plan that he and Bathe will develop for the region to ensure a smooth transition.

“The two chancellors are working on a strategic plan designed to minimize the impact on faculty and staff and to maximize the region’s ability to serve its students and its communities,” Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder said.

“The Kokomo and Lafayette regional trustees, along with the campus presidents, will continue to work closely with their communities to ensure that the needs of our students and area employers are being met,” Snyder continued. “The excellent services and education provided at our campuses will continue.”

Bathe noted the consolidation is entirely at the administrative level. “Students will continue to receive services at their home campus and will see no impact on their academic experience,” he said. “Area employers, college supporters, and community leaders will continue to have access to the Ivy Tech campus in their community, as always.”

The new administrative structure will oversee campuses and instructional sites at Crawfordsville, Frankfort, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Monticello, Peru, Rochester, Tipton, and Wabash. It will serve 14 counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Wabash, Warren, and White.

“From the perspective of business and industry, the combined region encompasses the area covered by the West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Board,” Bathe said. “The Ivy Tech Corporate College offices from Lafayette and Kokomo have already partnered on several projects to promote workforce and economic development, including the federal Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant to foster workforce and economic development.

“I look forward to working across north central Indiana to build on Ivy Tech’s history of educational and community service fostered by Chancellor Daily,” he continued. “Personally, I also want to recognize Steve for being my mentor and adviser when I became chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Lafayette Region.”

This marks the fifth such regional consolidation that the College has announced. The first took place in April, 2013 when the Northwest and North Central regions were merged. In January, 2014 the College announced the consolidation of the East Central and Richmond regions along with the consolidation of the Columbus and Southeast regions. And in April, 2014 the Wabash Valley and Southwest regions were merged.

“We have been pleased with the consolidation efforts to date,” Snyder said. “Our efforts to become more efficient and streamline administrative duties have been a success thus far. And we are seeing increased local engagement and outreach which is core to our mission as the state’s community college.”

With the consolidation of the Kokomo and Lafayette regions Ivy Tech will now operate with nine regional chancellors, a number that was as high as 14 in the past.  Chancellors will continue to oversee the 31-degree granting locations and 75+ educational sites throughout the state within the various regional boundaries.

The College is in the process of naming Campus Presidents for an estimated 20 educational sites throughout the state, many of the College’s degree granting locations.  This new title replaces the current title of Vice Chancellor/Dean that exists in many of these locations.  The Campus Presidents will report to the chancellors within the sites they serve.  The focus of the local Campus President will be outreach to the local community.

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Ivy Tech sets noncredit culinary seminars flavored with food and fun

Registration open for eight sessions on fall schedule

PERU, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s culinary arts lab in Peru is gearing up for another semester of food and fun, with the first of eight seminars scheduled for Aug. 19. Five of the seminars will meet on Tuesday evenings and will focus on learning new culinary techniques; three will meet on Saturday mornings as part of the holiday celebration and gift-giving idea series.

Classes cost $95 each with a 10 percent senior discount for participants 60 and older, a 25 percent discount for two classes ($143), a 40 percent discount for four classes ($228) and a 50 percent discount for taking all eight ($380). One discount is allowed on each registration. Classes, limited to 12 students, are held in the culinary arts lab in the Peru Instruction Site at 425 W. Main St. For information and to register, contact Becky Burke, bburke@ivytech.edu, or call 800-459-0561, ext. 233.

Here’s the full schedule:

Tuesday Evening Classes to Learn New Techniques

Aug. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.   The Art and Science of Food Preservation

Instructors:  Steve Daily and Michelle Martin, Ivy Tech

Learn to turn that bounty in your (or your neighbor’s) garden into food for your family for the winter. Steve and Michelle will demonstrate canning, freezing, drying and pickling for fruits and vegetables, along with jelly-, jam- and salsa-making. These are skills that will enhance your family’s meals for years to come.

 

Sept. 16, 6-8:30 p.m. Knife Skills – Hands-on Training

Instructor: Chef Mike Dunivan, Ivy Tech

Spend an evening with Chef Mike and go home with a professional chef’s knife and the skills to use it like a pro. This hands-on class will teach to chop, dice and slice with confidence. Chef Mike will also instruct you in some basic culinary techniques to take home along with your knife.

 

Sept. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.   Cool Weather Grilling – Don’t put that grill away yet!

Instructor:  Noah Peconga, accomplished grill master, Indianapolis

The cool weather of autumn shouldn’t bring the end of your grilling season. The hearty foods of fall work perfectly on the grill and Noah will teach you techniques and recipes to enjoy until the snow flies … and perhaps beyond.

 

Oct. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.   Prepare Commercial Favorites at Home and Save!

Instructor:  Alayne Cook, Ivy Tech

Spend an evening with Alayne to learn to make several dishes at home that you normally buy already prepared, including pizza, chicken nuggets, Caesar salad and more. You, of course, will save lots of money and be happy to know exactly what ingredients are in your family’s dinner.

 

Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m.  An Authentic Chinese Dinner to be Made at Home

Instructor:  Allan Wai, Taku Japanese Steakhouse, Kokomo

Allan taught our Ivy Tech class on sushi last spring. This fall, he will share the cuisine of his native Hong Kong. Allan will design and prepare a typical Chinese dinner and he promises that we will be able to recreate the meal in our own kitchens.

 

Saturday Morning Sessions on Holiday Celebrations and Gift-giving Ideas

Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m.-noon.  Make Your Own Sausage – For Home and Gifts

Instructor:  Ken Oravsky, Ivy Tech

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who would appreciate a unique gift this year? Or does the idea of making sausage for your family intrigue you? Ken Oravsky will give you the skills and recipes to make this happen. In this exciting morning, Ken will feature several types of sausages with no special equipment needed to complete the process.

 

Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m.-noon.   Holiday Wines and Spirits

Instructor:  Sara Musselman, Broadway Liquors, Peru

Just in time for all of those festive holiday meals, Sara will present a selection of fine wines that will pair well with the foods of the feast. These wines will make excellent “hostess gifts” to bring to the festivities as well. Sara will also be presenting a selection of spirits that could make excellent gifts. This promises to be a morning packed with fun!

 

Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Holiday Sweet Treats

Instructor: Shelley Rust, Kokomo Area Career Center

Shelley’s students at the Kokomo Area Career Center operate a sweet shop in downtown Kokomo where they sell all manner of sweet treats they make. Spend a morning with Shelly for a hands-on session learning to make wonderful Christmas goodies just like your grandmother used to make. After this seminar, you too can make those wonderful chocolate-covered cherries too!

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