Hendricks County College Success Coalition Higher Education Summit

Join Us & Be Part of the Conversation!

Hendricks College Success Summit
featuring a conversation with
Teresa Lubbers, Commisioner
Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
7:30-9:30 am
Hendricks County Fairgrounds
1900 E Main Street, Danville

Breakfast will begin at 7am then follow with the program
including Commisioner Lubbers.

We will talk about how Hendricks County is making an impact and how you, or your business, can be part of the effort to enhance college access and success in Hendricks County!

Please RSVP http://bit.ly/HendricksSummit or Call 745-8804

We hope you can make it!

Hendricks County College Success Coalition and the
Hendricks College Network & Hendricks County Community Foundation


The Energy Academy

The Energy Academy is designed to inspire high school students and teachers in
energy sciences and engineering. The Energy Academy at Purdue will:

  • Conduct a week-long course in summer on STEM-related energy topics areas of
    power generation, transportation, power transmission, energy efficiency and
    new research frontiers
  • Lectures: Guest speakers from Purdue, industry, and government will address
    energy-related topics of current interest and actively engage participants in open discussions.
  • Tours: Examples include visit to a coal plant, wind/solar farm, nuclear reactor,
    waste digester, propulsion and smart-metering laboratory.
  • Projects: A few student teams will work on energy-related research projects
    (hands on) based on STEM disciplines while others will participate in a team-
    based energy policy debate challenge. Teachers will develop STEM-based lesson
    plans that may be used as teaching modules for their classrooms.
  • Hands-on and demonstration: Examples include role of chemical catalysts in
    energy, application of nanotechnology in harnessing solar and thermal energy,
    improving energy efficiency in buildings and vehicles.

Note the application deadline is January 15, 2013. With generous donations and a
grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, the Energy Academy is free for all participants.
Log in to www.purdue.edu/energyacademy for more information!


September 2012
Opportunity Fund Opens Doors!

Nearly $30,000 were awarded this week by the Hendricks County Community Foundation during its second round of Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund grants for the year. The grants benefit a dozen charitable organizations that help thousands of Hendricks County residents, including those in difficult circumstances or seeking educational opportunities. Other grants add to the quality of life in Hendricks County. Read more!


2012 Deedee Daniel Opportunity Fund Cycle Two Recipients. Back row from left are Eric Hessel, HCCF Program Administrator; Teresa Ray, HCCF Unrestricted Grants Committee Chair; Carrie Hanni, HCCF Board; Robin Saddler, Hendricks County Arts Council; Cathy Bastin, Hendricks College Network; Alice McColgin, HCCF Board President; Lindsay Ziegler, Hendricks Symphonic Society; Tammi Jessup, Mental Health America of Hendricks County; and John Mollaun, Kingsway Community Care Center. Front row from left are Bev Randle, Hendricks County Arts Council; David Lee Keith, Cornerstone Christian Church; Judy Wyeth, HCCF Board Vice President; Emily Perry, Susie’s Place; Ifen Donovan, Hendricks County Arts Council and Hendricks Symphonic Society; and Joli Heavin, Arts for Learning. (Photo courtesy of HCCF.)



Inside Hendricks County with Cinda Kelley
Click here to listen! http://bit.ly/XRBHCN


Hendricks College Network was named July Business of the Month by Plainfield Chamber of Commerce.
July, 2012 – Pictured are Kirby Kirkpatrick, HCN Board and PCoC Board; Brad DuBois, PCoC Executive Director; Bob Milligan, PCoC President; Larry Hesson, HCN Board; Marisa Donovan, HCN Board; Cathy Bastin, HCN Executive Director; Sheila Johnson-Gooden, Indiana Tech Admissions; and Cinda Kelley-Hutchings, HCN President. For more information, click here.

First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. awarded its annual grants to local charitable organizations in Hendricks County and 5 other counties across Indiana.



June 27, 2012

Press Release
First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. Awards Grants to Hendricks County CharitiesFirst Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. will award its annual grants to local charitable organizations in Hendricks County and 5 other counties across Indiana. The foundation will award the grants for Hendricks county totaling $17,580 at a presentation at the Firs…t Merchants Plainfield Banking Center on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Grants will be awarded to the YMCA, Hendricks College Network, Hendricks County Senior Services, Sheltering Wings, Leadership Hendricks County and Hendricks County Community Foundation.
First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. will award a total of $45,000 in grants this year to various community organizations in Hendricks, Montgomery, Clinton, Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties. The foundation has issued a total of almost $1.5 million in grants since it was formed in 1998.
“First Merchants understands and lives its mission as a community bank,” said Mike Rechin, President and CEO of First Merchants Corporation. “We specialize in servicing the communities that comprise our franchise. The Foundation derives great satisfaction from being able to financially support the growth initiatives and needs of all the markets which we serve. The Foundation exemplifies our brand with ‘The Strength of Big, The Service of Small.’”Photo Caption, from left to right: Al Bennett, (YMCA), Mary Beth Carmichael, (YMCA), Dave Mansfield (First Merchants Charitable Foundation Board Member), Maria Larrison (Sheltering Wings), Marina Keers (Hendricks Co Senior Services), Susan Rozzi, (Hendricks Co Comm Foundation), Suzanne Whicker, (Leadership Hendricks County), Cathy Bastin, (Hendricks College Network)Leadership Hendricks County
Sheltering Wings Center for Women, Inc.
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Hendricks County Community Foundation
Hendricks County Senior Services


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