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March 19, 2010

Ivy Tech dedicates Logansport campus

School names building in honor of Cole family for its support of the project

Ivy Tech Community College officially celebrated the opening of its new Logansport campus with a formal dedication ceremony Friday morning.

The new 81,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility opened for classes in January.

Ivy Tech officials say the nearly $16.6 million campus provides the college and its students with modern technologies and space for years to come — amenities that will help make higher education a reality for many more residents of Cass and surrounding counties.

Kevin Bostic, vice chancellor of the Logansport campus, said the new facilities would not have become a reality without support from the Logansport community.

“This is a great day for Ivy Tech, the City of Logansport, and the residents of Cass County,” Bostic said. “This new building will allow us to educate more students, and in turn will create more opportunities for the people in Cass County. We are truly grateful for all of those individuals and companies who have made this new facility a reality.”

Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus grew in enrollment by nearly 75 percent from fall 2002 to fall 2007, during which time the discussion to build a new campus to Logansport began taking shape. Since that time, enrollment has grown another 61 percent.

This growth, coupled with an increase in academic programs and faculty, had created a lack of classroom, laboratory, and office space.

The college broke ground on April 30, 2008.

The campus sits on a 60-acre site near the intersection of 18th Street and U.S. 24/35 and is made of Indiana limestone and brick with a 52-by-56-foot center rotunda.

The building features state-of-the-art science labs, a welding institute lab, a nursing and medical assisting suite, a PLC industrial maintenance lab, a fitness center for students, faculty and staff, a workforce certification center, tutoring rooms, an open-access student computer center, a large community multipurpose room, technology-enhanced classrooms, a number of student areas, wireless access and an expanded bookstore with more staff and longer hours.

The ceremony was the first opportunity for the community to view the plaque that officially names the facility the Cole Family Building and commemorates the state and local leaders as well as donors who helped make the new campus a reality.

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  • Wanda L. Bailey STAR CITY -- Wanda L. Bailey, 69, Star City, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Rivercrest Specialty Hospital, Mishawaka. No services will be scheduled.

    April 20, 2014

  • Thomas W. Osby WINAMAC -- Thomas W. Osby, 81, Winamac, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his home. No services will take place.

    April 20, 2014

  • Philip L. Widner Sr. PERU -- Philip L. Widner Sr., 58, Peru, passed away at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. As per Philip's wishes, he will be cremated by Cass County Crematory and his family will have a private gathering.

    April 20, 2014

  • OBT-PT041814 Leaetta.jpg Leaetta J. Douglas Leaetta J. Douglas, 78, Royal Center, passed away unexpectedly at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Logansport Memorial Hospital. Born on June 12, 1935, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Emerson and Geneva (Schreckenghaust) Verno

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lloyd Howard Miller FLORA -- Lloyd Howard Miller, 98, Flora, passed away at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Sterling House, Kokomo. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until his funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Flora United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry DeVos offic

    April 18, 2014

  • Kara C. Brown Kara C. Brown, 51, Rochester, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home. A gathering of friends and family will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Roches

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041814 Artrip Brian.jpg Brian G. Artrip KOKOMO -- Brian G. Artrip, 42, Kokomo and Lebanon, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his home in Lebanon. He was born May 30, 1971, in Logansport. He was adopted by Larry E. and Shirley A. (Nolte) Artrip. Brian was attend

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnabelle Sieber DELPHI -- Donnabelle Sieber, 101, Delphi, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. Tri Kappa service on Saturday at Davidson Funeral Home, with the funeral service to

    April 18, 2014

  • OBT-PT041714 Zellers.jpg Linda L. Zellers WARSAW -- Linda L. Zellers, 73, Warsaw, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw after a long-term battle with cancer. On May 27, 1940, she was born in Logansport, to John H. and Helen K. (Lowe) Watts

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Sue Kripisch WINAMAC -- Karen Sue Kripisch, 57, Winamac, formerly of Medaryville, passed away at 5:32 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Rensselaer Care Center, Rensselaer. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel

    April 17, 2014

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