Purdue Fort Wayne partners with Macomb Community College

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) -Purdue University Fort Wayne is partnering with Michigan-based Macomb Community College.  The agreement will allow Macomb students to completely transfer their Associate of Applied Science degree in the areas of business, IT, and health toward a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Purdue Fort Wayne.

Macomb students will be able to transfer a total of 88 credits toward their bachelor’s degree. The students minimum requirement of of 32 credits can be taken completely online with Purdue Fort Wayne. 

“We are excited to enter into this partnership that provides opportunities for graduates of technical programs at Macomb Community College to complete their undergraduate education with a Purdue University degree,” said Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs and enrollment management at Purdue University Fort Wayne. “This is just one more step in our efforts to make completing a bachelor’s degree more convenient for our students. We look forward to welcoming our new online Mastodons.”

The program will be available to qualifying students in the spring 2020 term.


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.