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From The President

Dr. Michele Dvorak, PHJC

Ed.D University of San Francisco; M.A. University of Dayton; B.A. Alverno College; A.A. Ancilla College

Welcome to Ancilla College! I’d like to share a few facts with you about this incredible and unique college. For many years Ancilla has been the “best-kept secret” of the Midwest but we have been working hard to change that. The college is located in a beautiful, rural Indiana setting approximately two hours from Chicago, an hour from Fort Wayne, and a half an hour from South Bend.

Ancilla College sits on over 1,100 acres of rolling farm-type land that also includes a beautiful 40-acre lake. We are the only 2-year independent college in Indiana and have the lowest tuition of any private college in Indiana. We offer 18 academic majors and have more than 30 articulation and 2-plus- 2 transfer programs with reputable 4-year colleges and universities in Indiana and beyond.

At Ancilla College, students are VIPs (very important people) and never treated as numbers. We only succeed when you succeed, consequently, we offer small classes and one-on-one personal attention with classes taught by faculty and not graduate students; in addition, we believe in providing our students with lots of hands-on experiences. We also have a wonderful college-level program aimed specifically at educating students who are on the autism spectrum. As a result of the quality education and experiences we offer, our graduates can be found in a wide variety of positions such as nurses, bank presidents, business owners, doctors, teachers, coaches, conservation officers, computer programmers, law enforcement officers, CEO’s, school counselors, and daycare workers, to name a few.

Ancilla College proudly fields 17 competitive intercollegiate athletic teams (we are the Chargers!) We have a new dining complex as well as two new residence halls with extra- large rooms each with its own bathroom and free laundry on each floor.

I hope that I have whetted your appetite – at least enough for you to want to learn more about Ancilla – better yet, come and visit us and see for yourself. I would look forward to personally giving you a warm Ancilla welcome!

Dr. Michele Dvorak, PHJC


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

P.O. Box 1, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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