Education

Scholarship Applications are Now Available

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN—Delaware County high school seniors and current college students can apply for scholarships through March 1. The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County manages more than 50 scholarships. Scholarship awards totaling more than $200,000 benefit students each year. Students should visit DelawareCountyScholarships.com to begin their application. WHO CAN APPLY? Requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship. Most scholarships are available for high school seniors in Delaware County, Ind. Some scholarships are also available for current college…

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Ball State University Hires Darrell Clark as Associate Vice President for People and Culture

By Ball State Marketing and Communications— MUNCIE, IN – Darrell Clark will join Ball State University as associate vice president for people and culture, effective Jan. 17, Alan Finn, vice president for Business Affairs and treasurer, announced. As the university’s chief human resources officer, Mr. Clark will oversee and provide strategic leadership to Ball State’s University Human Resource Services. Guided by the university’s strategic plan and enduring values, he will work in service with administrators, faculty, and staff to lead, build,…


ECI Talent Collaborative Announces New Associate Director, Strategic Plan 

By Michelle Kinsey— MUNCIE, IN – The East Central Indiana Talent Collaborative (ECITC) welcomes Ashley Surpas as the new associate director for Regional Initiatives at Ball State University. In this role, Ms. Surpas will oversee the university’s role as the backbone organization for the ECITC, a collective-impact initiative advancing talent attraction, talent development, and talent connection across Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Rush, and Wayne counties. Since joining Ball State’s Office of Community Engagement on Oct. 3, Ms. Surpas…


2023 Memorabilia Room Schedule During Muncie Central Boys Basketball Games

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, IN—The Muncie Central High School Alumni Association’s Memorabilia Room will be open to people attending Central home boys basketball games through February 2023. The Memorabilia Room will open 30 minutes ahead of each boys varsity game and will close after halftime. The room will be open on Friday, Jan. 6; Friday, Jan. 13; and Friday, Jan. 20; Jan. 28; Saturday, Feb. 8; and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Graduation classes organizing reunions and interested in including a visit…


Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Announces Grant Awardees

By BSU Marketing and Communications—  MUNCIE, IN—The Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University has provided seven students with funding to develop and advance their entrepreneurial ventures. Twice a year, all enrolled students at Ball State are invited to apply for pre-seed grants of up to $2,500 per student, per semester for venture development. This fund was established to help students take their new or established business concepts to the next stage. Funding has historically been used to conduct market surveys,…


Difference Makers of Ivy Tech

By Lesley Devoss— MUNCIE, Ind. – Difference makers are those who step up and support the community through their active participation in and with the community they serve.  The 2022 Ivy Tech Difference Makers are Pastor Andre Mitchell, Joseph Anderson, Wayne Johnson, Duane Clemens Sr., and Bright Afriyie.  Pastor Andre Mitchell serves as the Senior Pastor of Deliverance Temple, Material Handler for GM, and Campus Board of Trustee member for Ivy Tech Community College Muncie-Henry County. He was born and raised in…


State of Indiana Partners With Ivy Tech to Offer Educational Opportunities for State Employees

By Jennifer Hashem— Ivy Tech Community College’s Achieve Your Degree Program provides state employees with upfront tuition assistance INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The State of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College today announced a new partnership that will offer state employees an affordable education with no upfront tuition costs. “This is an investment in our state employees that provide them with more flexibility to pursue education opportunities that ultimately contribute to a stronger workforce,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb. “We are grateful…


Sophie Campbell—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

By Stacey Shannon— MUNCIE, Ind.—Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. Performing is the pastime of Delta High School senior Sophie Campbell. She’s been in school productions since her freshman year, a member of the Delta Troopers theater group for two years, a member of the school choir and in seven productions at the Muncie Civic…


2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients from Delaware County Announced

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County is pleased to announce the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipients are Dray Caldwell, Yorktown High School, and Brynn Wright, Cowan Jr./Sr. High School. Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and required equipment for four years of undergraduate study on a full-time basis leading to a baccalaureate degree…


LaVar Burton Headlines 2022 Indiana Youth Institute Conference

By Juli Metzger— Read to your kids this holiday season INDIANAPOLIS—For LaVar Burton, his earliest memory of reading came from his mother, an English teacher. “You were going to engage with a book,” Burton told youth workers at last month’s Kids Count Conference in Indianapolis. “You either would read one or be slammed upside the head with one; but you would engage.” It was a parent’s insistence that set the course for young Burton, who by age 19, landed the…