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  • Ivy Tech Community College: Columbus Campus Building Updated

    Our new building has really started to show its shape! In this picture taken September 1st, you can see that the steel structure is in place and exterior panels have begun to go up. Inside the structure, metal stud framing has been started, and concrete slab pouring is in process on the first and second floors. The project is on schedule, and we are seeing progress every week! For more on our new building, be sure to visit our website at ournewcampus.org, where you can check out a live cam of the construction site.


    Something Big is happening at Ivy Tech… and it is a state-wide, 19 campus virtual celebration followed by a local campus reception. We will celebrate the success of our fundraising efforts in the Columbus region followed by a Steel Topping Ceremony celebrating the last steel beam to be placed in our new building. A 'topping off' ceremony is a long-standing tradition to commemorate the completion of a building's structure – specifically the placement of the final steel beam. If you are able to attend, you will learn more about Ivy Tech’s statewide campaign and the fundraising priorities for our region. A very special building announcement will be made at this event!Something big is happening at Ivy Tech, and it’s because of you! The event will be held between 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 30th at our Columbus Campus. For questions, please reach out to Shaney Smith at 812-374-5186 or ssmith1014@ivytech.edu.



    We are delighted to highlight JCB, who recently partnered with us to name our Bursar’s Office which will be located in our new building. Jackson County Bank (JCB) said that it is proud to support Ivy Tech Community College and become a strong community partner with their donation towards the future expansion of the Columbus campus. Furthermore, JCB’s history is deeply entrenched in its communities and carries that legacy on through its support of education, financial literacy and small business development.

    “Investing in the communities that JCB serves is at the heart of JCB’s core values. We are appreciative of the opportunity to donate and support Ivy Tech and all of their efforts to assist Ivy Tech students of all ages who are taking the next step academically to further their education and workforce skills,” said Marvin Veatch, JCB President and CEO.

    These funds invested will create an annual return through workforce development and addresses the business community needs for skilled employees. As an independent financial leader for more than 121 years, JCB provides a full range of traditional banking and other relevant services to their customers. JCB is guided by the core values of Honesty, Encouragement, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork, which are at the HEART of the organization. With 10 convenient locations in five Southern Indiana counties, JCB is committed to delivering extraordinary service to every customer and community. We are truly grateful to partner with JCB!


    Our fundraising for the new building has started strongly thanks to the kindness and generosity of many donors! We have received $881,150 in donations so far. Our goal is to raise $3 million to help pay for additional amenities, educational equipment, and supplies beyond state funding. You can join in the giving for our new campus by clicking the green "GIVE NOW!" button below. We greatly appreciate any amount of support you give to the College. Thank you in advance!