Ancilla College https://www.ancilla.edu Amazing, affordable, accessible -- Ancilla Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:54:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.ancilla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/cropped-Ancilla-300x300-Logo.fw_-32x32.png Ancilla College https://www.ancilla.edu 32 32 Coming Soon – Online Tuition Payments https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/12/coming-soon-online-tuition-payments/ Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:14:14 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9791 Soon you will have the convenient option of paying your tuition with credit or debit cards. Secure, Fast & Easy!

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Soon you will have the convenient option of paying your tuition with credit or debit cards.
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Fall / Winter 2017 Accent Magazine is Online Now! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/12/fall-winter-2017-accent-magazine-online-now/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:41:56 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9729 Download and read our Fall / Winter 2017 issue of our Accent Magazine! We are excited to post the newest online issue of our Accent Magazine. In this issue we highlight on celebrating 80 Years of Education, where we include an encompassing timeline of events. Make sure to check it out! Click Here to view […]

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Download and read our Fall / Winter 2017 issue of our Accent Magazine!

We are excited to post the newest online issue of our Accent Magazine. In this issue we highlight on celebrating 80 Years of Education, where we include an encompassing timeline of events. Make sure to check it out!

Click Here to view and download! 

 

In this issue we have:

Words from President Zirkle

Thank you Faculty and Staff

Remember Sister Agatha

Spreading School Spirit

Teaching with Animals

The Education and Environment Connection

Celebrating 80 Years of Education

Welcoming New Coaches

Annual Report

and Roll of Donors!

 

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In Case You Missed It: Senator Joe Donnelly Visits Ancilla College – Video https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/12/case-missed-senator-joe-donnelly-visits-ancilla-college-video/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:29:16 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9511 On Friday, November 10th, Senator Joe Donnelly was on campus of Ancilla College for a listening session for the Farm Bill where he sought information from local farmers. Here is the local news coverage. Click Here for Video!

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On Friday, November 10th, Senator Joe Donnelly was on campus of Ancilla College for a listening session for the Farm Bill where he sought information from local farmers. Here is the local news coverage.

Click Here for Video!

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Ancilla College Student Goes Above and Beyond! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/11/ancilla-college-student-goes-beyond/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:08:37 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9509 Because Ancilla College is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the values set by the college align with those of the sisters. On the Ancilla College website it states, “Ancilla College embraces the core values of the PHJCs — Openness to the Spirit, Community, Simplicity, and Dignity and Respect for all — and […]

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Because Ancilla College is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, the values set by the college align with those of the sisters. On the Ancilla College website it states, “Ancilla College embraces the core values of the PHJCs — Openness to the Spirit, Community, Simplicity, and Dignity and Respect for all — and their belief that these four core values flow from joyful service to all, especially with the needy and underserved.” It is expected that those employed by Ancilla keep these values in mind, but when it is seen coming out in the lives of the students, it is truly worth celebrating.

It is because of this that the college would like to recognize nursing student, Aaron Mishler, for acting in such a manner. A week after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf of Mexico, Mishler went to Huston, TX to help those that had been affected by the storm, staying for a week. Two weeks later, he returned to Huston but was asked a few days later if he would like to go to Puerto Rico to help the victims there.

He had experience with disaster relief in the past, working with the organization Heart to Heart International. According to their mission statement, “Heart to Heart International strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. We engage volunteers, collaborate with partners and deploy resources to achieve this mission.”

Thankfully, the class schedule that Mishler has this semester allowed for him to embark on the journey in order to help the many people in need. “We would go into an area and meet with the mayor and determine if there was a medical need.” The lack of medical staff was due to several factors – perhaps they had left during the evacuation, or maybe there was just a lack of resources allowing the medical staff to attend their duties. Whatever the case, Mishler and other like him, took on the task of providing medical care to the victims.

He is currently employed as a nurse at the St. Joseph County Jail and is working on becoming an RN through the nursing program at Ancilla. “I would like to continue a career in nursing,” he states, “and if possible, do more aide work and possibly look into working in public health.” Though the exact nature of his future may not be known, the powers that be seem to be guiding him in a rewarding and helpful life plan.

The experiences he has had in the past few weeks were not taken for granted. “When you go to a disaster zone,” he said, “it really puts how well you have things in perspective. The ability to come back and drive on clear and paved roads, flushing toilets, running water, electricity – the things we take for granted – seeing the people without those things make you appreciate it even more when you come back. Sometimes people need that in life.”

College provides many life experiences that help a person come into who they truly are, but sometimes those life-changing experiences come from lending a hand and helping those truly in need. Ancilla is proud to have students like Aaron and hope that he continues his work as one who embraces the same values of the college and of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

Thank you Aaron!

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Ancilla College Student is Recipient of “Realizing the Dream” Scholarship! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/11/ancilla-college-student-recipient-realizing-dream-scholarship/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:01:47 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9506 Realizing the Dream is a program sponsored by the Independent Colleges of Indiana that acknowledges first-generation college students for outstanding achievement in their freshman year and are now in their sophomore year by awarding the “Realizing the Dream” scholarship to chosen students. It has been funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. since 1989. This year’s […]

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Realizing the Dream is a program sponsored by the Independent Colleges of Indiana that acknowledges first-generation college students for outstanding achievement in their freshman year and are now in their sophomore year by awarding the “Realizing the Dream” scholarship to chosen students. It has been funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. since 1989. This year’s recipient from Ancilla College is Casey Head.

Each honored student will receive a $2,500 check to help with college costs, and each student’s selected “most influential” teacher/mentor will receive a $1,000 professional development grant. One out of every three students on ICI campuses is first-generation. Generous financial aid provided by the campuses themselves, combined with state and federal grants, makes a private college education a possibility for all students in Indiana.

Though many scholarship recipients choose “most influential” teachers that inspired them from an earlier time in their education, Head chose Ancilla College professor, Joel Thomas. “Despite the fact that he has a more introverted personality, like myself,” Head said, “it is inspiring to see him come in everyday and work hard. He really deserves it.”

Thomas was honored by the nomination. “It has been great to see Casey grow and develop over the course of the semester,” said Thomas. Thomas attended the ceremony with Head at the Sheraton Hotel in Indianapolis. Emily Trimble, manager of Indy Women in Tech Program at TechPoint in Indianapolis, gave the address at the reception and was closed by remarks from ICI President and CEO, David Wantz.

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Ancilla College to Welcome Senator Joe Donnelly for Farm Bill Listening Session https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/11/joe-donnelly/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:34:29 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9451 Senator Donnelly on the campus of Ancilla College this Friday, November 10 at 2:30 in Cana Hall Senator Donnelly will hold a Farm Bill Listening Session beginning at 2:30 on Friday, November 10. This listening session will be on the campus of Ancilla College, in Cana Hall, 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN. Senator Donnelly is […]

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Senator Donnelly on the campus of Ancilla College this Friday, November 10 at 2:30 in Cana Hall

Senator Donnelly will hold a Farm Bill Listening Session beginning at 2:30 on Friday, November 10. This listening session will be on the campus of Ancilla College, in Cana Hall, 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN. Senator Donnelly is a member of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. The current farm bill is scheduled to expire next year and, while these listening sessions are open to ideas on any agricultural issue, Senator Donnelly is looking especially for comments on farm policy issues that are important to consider in the writing of the new farm bill. We are very excited about this listening session at Ancilla and hope some of the young people there, who are looking for future in agriculture, are willing to share their thoughts.

For anyone who is not familiar with the farm bill, below are the titles included in the current legislation and a very brief summary of the various titles.

  • Title I, Commodity Programs: Provides support for major commodity crops, including wheat, corn, soybeans, peanuts, rice, dairy, and sugar, as well as disaster assistance.
  • Title II, Conservation: Encourages environmental stewardship of farmlands and improved management through land retirement and/or working lands programs.
  • Title III, Trade: Provides support for U.S. agricultural export programs and international food assistance programs.
  • Title IV, Nutrition: Provides nutrition assistance for low income households through programs including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • Title V, Credit: Offers direct government loans to farmers and ranchers and guarantees on private lenders’ loans.
  • Title VI, Rural Development: Supports rural business and community development programs.
  • Title VII, Research, Extension, and Related Matters: Offers various agricultural research and extension programs.
  • Title VIII, Forestry: Supports forestry management programs run by USDA’s Forest Service.
  • Title IX, Energy: Encourages the development of farm and community renewable energy systems through various programs, including grants and loan guarantees.
  • Title X, Horticulture: Supports the production of specialty crops—fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and floriculture and ornamental products—through a range of initiatives.
  • Title XI, Crop Insurance: Enhances coverage of the permanently authorized federal crop insurance program.
  • Title XII, Miscellaneous: Covers other types of programs and assistance, including livestock and poultry

 

If you have any questions, please contact Todd Zeltwanger at 574-936-8898 x345 or todd.zeltwanger@ancilla.edu.

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Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner – This Friday! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/11/changing-lives-dinner/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:13:06 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9435 You’re Invited to Dinner (and to help a student!) The Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner provides funding to scholarships that aid students financially in order for them to receive and education that helps them better contribute to their communities. Your invitation to the formal event held at Swan Lake Resort on November 10th , 2017  can […]

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You’re Invited to Dinner (and to help a student!)

The Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner provides funding to scholarships that aid students financially in order for them to receive and education that helps them better contribute to their communities. Your invitation to the formal event held at Swan Lake Resort on November 10th , 2017  can be accessed by following this link: https://www.ancilla.edu/changing-lives-scholarship-dinner/ 

 

The fifth annual Changing Lives Scholarship Dinner will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at Swan Lake Resort. Guests will enjoy a social hour followed by a delicious meal prepared by the exceptional culinary staff at Swan Lake Resort. A variety of silent auction items are available to bid on during the evening, as well as the live scholarship auction which raised over $20,000 last year!

A special part of the program is the presentation of two of the college’s highest honors: The Ancilla Award and the Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award. This year we are proud to present the Ancilla Award to the Oliver Ford Family. Jack Oliver and family have been a long standing partner of Ancilla College and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.  The Sister Mary Dolores Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Jill Neidlinger (AC ’89). Jill not only graduated from Ancilla, but she is a faculty member teaching students in mathematics and education.

Ancilla students will again be on hand to sit with guests and handle a variety of tasks throughout the evening. Two students will also give testimonials of their time at Ancilla and the impact it has made on their lives. Our emcee this year is Charlie Adams and our Honorary Co-Chairs are Pete and Vicki Peuquet of Bremen.

Funds raised from this event help provide need-based grants and scholarships to worthy students to attend Ancilla College, who otherwise might not be able. During the 2016-17 school year, 90% of our students received financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships or awards.  Your support of this event is very much appreciated. Last year $50,000 was raised to help Ancilla students, and we hope to exceed that this year. Check out our Facebook page ahead of the event to see some of the items available during the silent auction.

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Ancilla Participating in College Goal Sunday: Receive one-on-one help with financial aid Sunday, November 5th! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/10/college-goal-sunday/ Wed, 25 Oct 2017 14:40:30 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9412 Financial aid professionals from Ancilla College will be volunteering at Plymouth High School and 39 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, November 5, 2017. The free program assists Indiana students in […]

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Financial aid professionals from Ancilla College will be volunteering at Plymouth High School and 39 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, November 5, 2017.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15th to be eligible for Indiana financial aid.

College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.

Now in its 29th year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).

College Goal Sunday Doubles the Help Offered

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching first-generation college students. In recent years, according to CHE statistics, more single-parent Hoosier families have filed for financial aid, indicating programs like College Goal Sunday are reaching high-risk students and their families.

“Students who don’t complete their financial aid paperwork properly and on time are often very disappointed when they find out how much financial aid they lost,” said Wozniak. “This is why the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association not only continues to provide College Goal Sunday, but added the second event this year. If our assistance gives students a better chance at higher education and less debt, we’re fulfilling our mission.”

What students should bring

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2016 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2016 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.

Click here for a check list of what to bring!

Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

 

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

Program is a national model

College Goal Sunday originated right here in Indiana, and is now a national model. Following Indiana’s example, College Goal Sunday events organized by more than 34 states have opened doors to higher education for hundreds of thousands of students all over the country.

For more information about College Goal Sunday visit CollegeGoalSunday.org.   

College Goal Sunday is a cooperative, charitable effort of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA). It is provided in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. and INvestEd.

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Ancilla Proudly Announces New Director of Nursing! https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/10/new-director-of-nursing/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:51:40 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=9360 Ancilla College is pleased to announce that Liz King MSN, BS, RN has accepted the position of Director of Nursing. Liz has been a nursing instructor at Ancilla since December 2015, and was recently named Division of Nursing Chairperson. She has worked in trauma, medical/surgical, oncology, home care, hospice, LPN instructor, clinical educator, private duty […]

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Ancilla College is pleased to announce that Liz King MSN, BS, RN has accepted the position of Director of Nursing. Liz has been a nursing instructor at Ancilla since December 2015, and was recently named Division of Nursing Chairperson. She has worked in trauma, medical/surgical, oncology, home care, hospice, LPN instructor, clinical educator, private duty pediatric nurse, and a nursing case manager.

King will be leading a program that currently has 75 students enrolled between the ASN (Associate of Science Nursing) and the LPN (licensed practical nurse) to RN (registered nurse) bridge program. Current student, Brayann Hudgens said, “Liz has the personality, attitude and voice to make the changes that are needed to make the Ancilla nursing program a place everyone wants to attend.”

With a focus on student success and support, King said, “I am excited at the challenges ahead of me and am dedicated to aligning the program’s mission with that of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.”

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Ancilla Softball Camp July 25th https://www.ancilla.edu/2017/06/ancilla-softball-camp-july-25th/ Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:13:59 +0000 https://www.ancilla.edu/?p=8893 Young women interested improving their softball skills, or new players just wanting to learn the game, can take part in a softball camp on campus July 25th. Ancilla College is hosting a Softball Clinic for ages 12 -18 on Tuesday, July 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Charger Field. Players will learn fast-pitch throwing, catching, running, […]

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Young women interested improving their softball skills, or new players just wanting to learn the game, can take part in a softball camp on campus July 25th.

Ancilla College is hosting a Softball Clinic for ages 12 -18 on Tuesday, July 25 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Charger Field.

Players will learn fast-pitch throwing, catching, running, fielding for infield and outfield and even assist with specific positions such as pitching and catching. Ancilla College Softball players will be mentoring and assisting.

The camp fee of $30 includes a t-shirt. (Cash or check the day of the clinic payable to Ancilla Softball)

Please contact Jane Zimmerman to register.

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