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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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