Ivy Tech Community College Richmond and Indiana University East have developed a partnership to enhance services for military students and veterans. The two institutions collaborated for funding through Operation Diploma, an initiative of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, and received $99,999 beginning July 1, 2011, for several initiatives to help military and veteran students with their educational goals and employability.
Registrar attends annual IACRAO meeting
Dennis Hicks, registrar, attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (IACRAO), October 25-26, in Columbus, Ind. He presented the session, “FERPA: Educating Your Campus & Staying Compliant.” Hicks was a contributing editor to the AACRAO 2010 FERPA Guide.
External Affairs directors presented at Blog Indiana, eduWeb
Rob Zinkan, vice chancellor for External Affairs, and John Oak Dalton, director of Communications and Marketing, presented “Social Web Integration: Are You “All In?”” at the annual Blog Indiana social media conference held August 20-21 in Indianapolis. The presentation shared IU East’s innovative approach to integrating social media into its overall marketing mix.
Indiana University East will offer the Veterans Administration’s Yellow Ribbon Program this fall to Post- 9/11 veterans. Fall 2009 is the first semester the new Post-9/11 GI Bill goes into effect. IU East will provide up to 10 qualifying students a direct grant up to $1,500 per academic year under the program and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will match the amount.