1,600 Turn Tassels At Ivy Tech Commencement (VIDEO)

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

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May 9, 2014 Updated May 10, 2014 at 8:26 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast celebrated commencement Friday night at Memorial Coliseum.

1,646 associate degrees, certificates and technical certificates.

Former Lincoln Financial Foundation director Sandra May was given an honorary degree from Ivy Tech. She also served on the Ivy Tech board from 2010 to 2013.

Ivy Tech touted its graduation as going social for the first time. Graduates were encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #IvyTechGrad to celebrate.

Ivy Tech's statewide system is biggest in Indiana and largest community college in the nation. Statewide, more than 20,000 people will graduate between May 8 and May 16.




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