More than 1,700 Degrees and Certificates to be Awarded at Tonights Ivy Tech Southwest Commencement
Commencement Speaker is U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly
EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest will award its graduates credentials at its 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center. A total of more than 1,700 certificates, technical certificates, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees will be awarded to more than 1,000 students. Approximately 365 individuals will take part in the ceremony on Friday.
Where: The Ford Center, Evansville, IN
When: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. (CST)
Commencement Speaker: U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly
Honorary Degree: Glen Muehlbauer, Vice President of Human Resources, Koch Enterprises
Special Guests: Dr. Russell Baker, Vice President of Academic Affairs and University Transfer Division, Ivy Tech Community College
The public is encouraged to attend the free event and no tickets are required.
Ivy Tech Community College estimates that nearly 19,375 credentials will be awarded at commencement ceremonies throughout the state taking place from May 6 to May 20. In addition to earning credentials, Ivy Tech students have earned thousands of credits to transfer to four-year institutions throughout the state, saving those students more than $38 million dollars in tuition costs.
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