Ivy Tech’s Rochester Instructional Site honored for contributions

At the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Gala, Gloria Carvey (center), director of Ivy Tech’s Rochester site, accepted the Not-for-profit Award from Amy Roe, chamber executive director, and Stacey Wilson, chamber board president. (Photo courtesy of the Shopping Guide News of Fulton County)

Community partnerships lead to awards from Fulton County Chamber of Commerce

KOKOMO, Ind. – The Rochester Instructional Site of Ivy Tech Community College has recently been honored for its many contributions to the Rochester, Ind., area with two awards from the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce.

The site, under director Gloria Carvey, was named this year’s Outstanding Not-For-Profit in Fulton County at the chamber’s annual recognition gala April 22 and the organization also recognized the site with its latest quarterly Shining Star award.

In honoring Ivy Tech Rochester with the Outstanding Not-for-Profit award, Amy Roe, executive director of the Fulton County chamber, cited the site for implementing Ivy Tech’s mission of preparing Indiana residents “to learn, live and work in a diverse and globally competitive environment by delivering professional, technical, transfer and lifelong education through its affordable open-access programs.”

Roe said Ivy Tech in Rochester has been a community partner filling the need for an accessible, affordable, and quality education for the people of Fulton County. She specifically cited Ivy Tech’s partnership with Rochester High School. Through this partnership, students have the opportunity to earn six free college credits while in high school, an initiative Roe said has saved the students and their families $83,661 in tuition for the 326 classes that have been taken in the last two years.

Other nominees for the award included the Compassionate Health Center and the Little Lambs Daycare in Rochester. Judging was done by members of chambers of commerce outside Fulton County. Other awards included Outstanding Young Professional, Small Business, Large Business, Family Owned Business, Emerging Business, and Community Member.

The Ivy Tech Rochester Instructional Site also was honored with the chamber’s first quarter 2017 Shining Star Award in recognition of the dual-credit partnership with Rochester Community Schools that offers the college-credit courses taught by Ivy Tech instructors.

“The relationship that Ivy Tech has with Rochester Community School is an enviable one for most high schools because high school students can walk to the College and take classes during the school day with college professors,” Roe said. “Plus they get six free credits because Rochester High School is in the New Tech Network of schools.  Ivy Tech provides this benefit to all New Tech high schools across the state.”

For information on Ivy Tech’s Rochester Instructional Site at 1820 Park Road in Rochester, contact Carvey at gcarvey@ivytech.edu or (574) 223-3228, ext. 5031.

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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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