By: Jennifer Gasiorek—
Muncie, IN—Ivy Tech Community College is one of four community colleges in the United States recently awarded a grant to help design a solution to address the unique needs of our single parent students. Ivy Tech Muncie will be one of four campuses, within Ivy Tech statewide, to pilot this solution.
Ivy Tech Community College Muncie-Henry County is hosting a “Single Mothers’ Gallery Walk.” This powerful exhibit displays quotes from both single mother students and graduates of Ivy Tech Community College statewide. Also included are quotes from faculty, staff and alarming statistics regarding single mother students.
“Input from the community is very important in the development of this pilot. It is my hope that people walk through exhibit and see why finding a way to remove these barriers is so important to all of us,” said Dr. Mia D. Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Please stop by the Ivy Tech John and Janice Fisher Building (345 S. High St) to view The Gallery Walk. It will be open the following days and times:
· Monday, November 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, November 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
· Wednesday, November 27 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Visitors will be able to submit questions, comments or suggestions to help raise the graduation rates of single parent students.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.