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Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda With Emphasis on Workforce, Health

2018GovHolcomb Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.

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Frederick Niedner, Th.D., to Deliver Valparaiso University Commencement Address

rot1Valparaiso University will celebrate Winter Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m., conferring degrees upon 218 undergraduate, graduate and law students.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care

Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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Dealership Gifts $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana

Dealership-Gifts-5000-to-Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaAmongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

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Alumni Gift Supports Laboratory for Valpo’s New Environmental Engineering Program

rot1Environmental engineering students at Valparaiso University will study and learn in a new laboratory when the program begins in fall 2019. The facility is made possible with the support of Richard “Dick” Beumer ’59, a longtime benefactor of Valpo. Beumer’s gift will be used to equip an environmental engineering lab for the new program.

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An Inside to the Perfect Gift: A Brilliant Results Cleaning Service Gift Card


Looking for an inspiring gift? How about giving someone a break? A Brilliant Results Cleaning Service gift certificate could go a long way toward making a special someone feel appreciated.

Standard cleaning packages provide a spotless scrub-down of every finished room in the house. From standard tasks like sanitizing kitchens and bathrooms to the finishing touches of polished furniture and dusted baseboards, fixtures and ceiling fans, Brilliant Results’ professional service providers will leave behind a clean home that lives up to the highest standards.

Patricia said, “They do a great job! They’re efficient and extremely nice.”

“They were very thorough friendly and professional,” Marcia said, “I think they did a great job!”

“Everything was fantastic,” said Jennifer.


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Ivy Tech Fits Your Educational Needs, Lifestyle, and Wallet


Whatever dream career path you have, Ivy Tech has a program to fit your needs, lifestyle, and wallet. In just two years, you can get the degree you desire, or complete a certificate in as little as one year.

Ivy Tech offers a convenient and reliable transfer system. This stands out to those who desire to complete a four-year degree and wish to transfer to another college or university during their educational journey.

Areas of study range from all sides of the spectrum. From Accounting and Paralegal Studies, to Radiation Therapy, Nursing, and Fine Arts, Ivy Tech is fully prepared to assist when it comes to your dream job. To top it off, they also offer substantially affordable tuition at a fraction of the cost of a majority of universities in comparison.

With 45 locations all throughout Indiana, there very well may be an Ivy Tech...

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Valparaiso University Introduces Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Degree

rot1Valpo’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will expand its degree offerings with the development of an online, post-professional, occupational therapy, doctoral program, available to students in summer 2019.

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Interested in Impacting Your Community? AmeriCorps Can Help


Every year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 service opportunities for adults of all ages and walks of life through a vast national network of partnerships with non-profit organizations. In Northwest Indiana, there is no doubt that AmeriCorps members have the ability to change lives while fulfilling vital roles in the community. Maddie Grimm, United Way AmeriCorps Program Director, is a master at connecting people to passionate efforts that surround their skill sets. She believes that everyone has something to bring to the table when it comes to supporting community.

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Porter County Career and Technical Center Newsletter, Volume 25, Issue 4

PCCTC-Newsletter-Vol-25-Issue-4Mr. Hawkins brought in a police expert to discuss the collection of physical evidence. Officer Michalak is a Crime Scene Technician for the Indiana State Police. He discussed everything from fingerprints to entomology. He finished by helping our students cast shoe wear impressions in dental stone.

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McCOLLY Charities Coat Drive a Huge Success!

McCOLLY-Charities-Coat-Drive-a-Huge-SuccessMcColly Charities would like to send out their sincerest ‘Thank you’ for sharing the Gift of Warmth! It truly warms the heart to know how much our local communities care. Due to an overwhelming response, over 450 adult and children’s coats were collected!

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