Ivy Tech Commencement Set for May 10


Evansville, IN – The Ivy Tech Community College Evansville will confer degrees and credentials at its annual Commencement Exercise on Friday, May 10. The event begins at 7 p.m., at the Ford Center. The public is invited to attend.

Guest speakers for the 2024 Commencement include Superintendent of the Perry Central County Community School District and Campus Board of Trustee member, Tara Bishop; and Outstanding Graduate for Liberal Arts, Alyssa Ayze.

There are nearly 1,500 students who are on track to graduate, earning nearly 2,200 associate, associate of applied science, technical certificate and/or certificates. Of those totals there are 348 high school students, including Early College High School students on the Evansville campus, Perry Central County High School, Tell City High School, Cannelton High School, and Southridge High School. 324 students are earning their Indiana College Core degree.

In the graduating class, 42% are graduating with honors and 198 of those students are graduating Summa Cum Laude, with a perfect GPA.

There are 193 students earning a credential in the Building Trades, and 56 students who have come to Ivy Tech through the Achieve Your Degree program, where employers pay tuition.

Honored during the event will be:

2015 Ivy Tech graduate Malcolm Wickware will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.Born and raised in Evansville, Wickware’s life story is a testament to determination and perseverance. Wickware began his academic journey at Ivy Tech in his mid-20s, having had no earned degree since being expelled from high school at age 17. While enrolled in Ivy Tech’s General Studies program, he laid the educational groundwork that enabled him to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville. From there, he attended Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) for law school, ultimately obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree. Today, Wickware is an attorney with his own practice, Wickware Law Office, where he specializes in criminal defense.