Ivy Tech announces keynote speaker for scholarship event

A well-known figure in Northwest Indiana has been announced as the keynote speaker at this year’s virtual version of Ivy Tech Community College’s annual Chancellors’ Scholarship Fundraising Event.

Dr. Vanessa Allen McCloud, president & CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, will be the featured speaker at the event, which will be live-streamed Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This is the 19th year for the event, taking place virtually for the first time due to precautions over COVID-19. The Ivy Tech Foundation will present scholarships totaling $36,000 to 24 high-achieving students.

Ticketholders also will be entertained by Ivy Tech’s program chair for Paramedic Sciences, Jeff Lawley, who will serve as DJ. A virtual dance party is planned as part of the event.

Tickets cost $85 per person, which is 100% tax-deductible, and can be purchased online at https://connect.ivytech.edu/chancellorsevent2020.  Sponsor opportunities are available.  The deadline for reservations and virtual ticket purchases is Sept. 28.  For more information, please contact Cindy Hall at 219-476-4710 or cjhall@ivytech.edu.

Current event sponsors are: Linde, Community Healthcare System, the David P. Milligan family, NIPSCO, AHEPA Charities Chapter 78, Deborah Hyndman, Signature Lawns, Cindy Hall, Doug and Anne Lalama, Elden and Mary Anne LaHayne, Family Express, First Financial Bank, Geminus Corp., Monosol LLC, Roofers Local Union #26, Strack & Van Til, Thorgren Tool & Molding, 1st Source Bank, Calvin and Cathy Bellamy, Centier Bank, JET Consulting, Kennedy Mazda, McColly Real Estate, Morfas Family Dentistry, Michael Moskalick, Purdue University Northwest, Jared Riddle, Eugenia Sacopulous and Teachers Credit Union.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  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.