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Ivy Tech nationally recognized for community service contributions

June 16, 2010

Bloomington, Ind.Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus ( has received recognition for effective contributions to community service, for a third time, by being named a member of the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

 “Ivy Tech students and employees share an enthusiasm for giving back to our communities, and are passionate about being responsive to community needs,” said Chelsea Rood-Emmick, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Ivy Tech Bloomington. “This dedication is reflected in Ivy Tech’s rapidly growing number of service-learning courses, and through campus volunteer averages. The average Ivy Tech-Bloomington volunteer gives eight hours each month to community service.”

Ivy Tech-Bloomington reported nearly 24,000 hours of community service for the 2009-2010 academic year. More than 80 agencies were served within Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s six county service area; Monroe, Morgan, Martin, Greene, Owen, and Lawrence counties. In a dollar figure based on national volunteer averages from Independent Sector (, that’s approximately $425,000 that Ivy Tech students, staff and faculty contributed in only one year.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus was selected as a member of the 2009 President’s Community Service Honor Roll based on innovation of service projects, percentage of student participation in service activities, incentives for service, and the extent to which Ivy Tech offers service-learning courses.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is administered by Learn and Serve America at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about Ivy Tech’s Center for Civic Engagement call 330-6037 or log on and click on The Center for Civic Engagement.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It 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.