Ivy Tech receives $1M grant for TeenWorks

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside Indiana Business) — The Ivy Tech Foundation has received a $1 million grant.  The funding comes from the Marianne Glick and Mike Woods Charitable Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and will be used to create the TeenWorks Scholars Program at Ivy Tech Community College. 

The foundation works to ensure support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. The TeenWorks Scholars Program will aim to provide dedicated advising, emergency aid, technology, tutoring services and more to students, using the gift. 

“We are enthusiastic supporters of Ivy Tech, which provides a pathway for students to reach their goals, whatever they may be,” said Glick. “We have witnessed firsthand the difference that this institution makes in the lives of its students, and to be part of that story is a tremendous responsibility, but carries with it tremendous joy.”

Glick is a member of the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees. She also serves as a board member for United Way, Central Indiana Community Foundation, Goodwill, Ascend and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Family Foundation. 

“Marianne and Mike truly exemplify the definition of what it is to be philanthropists, not only at Ivy Tech, but also across the State of Indiana,” said John Murphy, president of the Ivy Tech Foundation.  “Their passion and dedication are unwavering, and we are honored to have them in our Ivy Tech family.”


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.