The public is invited to a dedication/ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at the new Ivy Tech Community College campus located off Highway 46 East on Ivy Tech Drive, Batesville, reports Hank Bentz, marketing and communications executive director.
“We are excited to officially dedicate our new Batesville campus and hope everyone in the community can attend,” says Jim Helms, Ivy Tech Community College Southeast chancellor. “This state-of-the-art Batesville building joins with outstanding facilities at Lawrenceburg and at Madison to give Ivy Tech Southeast campuses that are second-to-none in the statewide Ivy Tech system.”
Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder will be a principal keynote speaker at the event. Others making brief comments will be Rick Fledderman, Batesville mayor; Jim Roberts, Batesville Community School Corp. superintendent; John A. Hillenbrand II, Hillenbrand Family Foundation representative; Jody Fledderman, Batesville Tool and Die president and chief executive officer; Bill Gutzwiller, Ivy Tech State Foundation Board of Directors member and Ivy Tech’s Batesville expansion community advocate; and Chris Lowery, Hillenbrand, Inc. representative and BCSC board president.
Following the program, tours of the Ivy Tech facility will be available. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a ribbon-cutting of the Follett Bookstore located inside the building.
The city of Batesville will provide free food at a tent set up in the parking lot. It will be co-hosted by Hillenbrand Inc., Batesville Tool and Die, Enhanced Telecommunications and Harmeyer’s Market.