This year’s Chancellors’ Scholarship event benefiting students at Ivy Tech’s Northwest Indiana campuses will be a “Party on the Go,” with pre-packaged meals available for pickup. Party on the Go will take place Thursday, October 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. near the gazebo at Avalon Manor on U.S. Highway 30 in Merrillville. A tented area will allow for dancing, limited seating and a cash bar. Reservations can be made by Sept. 29 at https://connect.ivytech.edu/chancellorsevent2021 . Face masks will be required and social distancing will follow CDC guidelines. Ivy Tech says this is not the first time the Foundation has had to pivot when planning the Chancellors’ Scholarship event. In 2020, the event took place entirely virtually and consisted of college leadership, faculty and staff joining in on Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of scholarship recipients.The scholarships benefit students at the East Chicago, Gary, Crown Point, Valparaiso, Michigan City and LaPorte locations of Ivy Tech.
“We’ve learned a lot this past year about having events during a pandemic,” Cindy Hall, executive director of Resource Development, said. “Last year we were able to honor our students virtually. This year we are glad to be able to honor them in person with a modified format, while making sure everyone is comfortable with the health and safety precautions we will have in place.
“Many of our students really depend on the financial assistance we can provide, thanks in large part to events like this. Some wouldn’t be able to attend college without it. This past year has been especially difficult for them, so we need to make sure we continue to provide the resources they need to succeed.”