Ivy Tech Scholarship Cruise set for Oct. 7

Fundraiser on the Madam Carroll will benefit Ivy Tech students

The Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman

The Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman

KOKOMO and LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Reservations are being accepted for the Ivy Tech Scholarship Cruise aboard The Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman to benefit Cass County and White County students attending Ivy Tech Community College.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, with boarding beginning at 5:30 p.m. and launch at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include dinner served by the Historic Sportsman Inn, entertainment by the Jhonny & Sallie Show, and a scholarship auction. All proceeds from the cruise will be directed to the Donald H. Heckard Memorial Scholarship or the White County Opportunity Scholarship.

“Thanks to the generosity of Tom Heckard, an Ivy Tech alumnus and owner of the Madam Carroll, we have this wonderful opportunity to raise money for scholarships for Cass County and White County students,” said David Bathe, chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo and Lafayette Region.

Proceeds from the cruise will be directed to two scholarships. For Cass County students, the Donald H. Heckard Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 in honor of Don Heckard, a well-known Cass County farmer, businessman and civic leader who was very instrumental in helping to build the beautiful Ivy Tech campus in Logansport. The White County Opportunity Scholarship is a new scholarship to benefit students from White County attending the College’s White County Instructional Center or Lafayette campus. The Ivy Tech Community College White County Instructional Center, at 1017 O’Connor Boulevard in Monticello, was dedicated in the spring of 2009.

Reservations, at $40 each, may be made online at: http://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/cruise.html . For more information, contact Miriam Thomas, Ivy Tech Foundation, at 765- 252-5500 or mlthomas@ivytech.edu .

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community 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. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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