(Courier staff photo)
(Courier staff photo)
More than 500 degrees and certificates were awarded Saturday to graduates of the Madison campus of Ivy Tech Community College.

The ceremony took place at the Horner Center on Hanover College’s campus. Of the 565 degrees and certificates earned by students this year, 176 of them were by high school students in the college’s “Start as a Sophomore” program. These students will graduate from high school with 30 credits hours guaranteed to transfer to any public four-year school in Indiana.

Ivy Tech Assistant Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Cory Clasemann-Ryan, and a student, Colyn Clarke, spoke to the graduates and their supporters.

Nancy Sobeck was honored with an honorary degree to recognize her dedication to Ivy Tech Community College and to Madison. Sobeck is a former Ivy Tech Southeast regional corporate trainer. She is now the senior manager of training and development for Madison Precision Products Inc.

Jill Kelly-Koren received the President’s Award and Douglas Eckstein received the Adjunct Faculty Award. These recognitions are given to thank professionals for their instruction in Ivy Tech’s classrooms.