The 2017 commencement ceremony for Ivy Tech Community College’s north central region will be at 6 p.m. May 11 at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center at the University of Notre Dame. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech’s statewide president, will be the featured speaker.
As reported by the South Bend Tribune, the college will award more than 1,800 degrees and certificates to graduates of the South Bend, Elkhart County and Warsaw campuses while also honoring several individuals, including Gregg Fore, president of Dicor Corp., an Airxcel Co. based in Elkhart, who will receive an honorary degree.
Fore has supported many Ivy Tech initiatives and has helped to connect the Elkhart County campus with the local workforce, according to the college.
Other individuals being honored:
• Dan Tyree, who will retire in June as superintendent of Plymouth Community Schools, also will receive an honorary degree. Tyree has been in education for more than 40 years. He helped Ivy Tech create a precision machining program for high school students and adults.