06/28/12 Ancilla College celebrated its 75th anniversary with a party on campus June 22nd. Over 100 friends of the college, staff, and community members attended the event, which was broadcast live by WTCA. Sister Virginia Kampwerth, a former president of the college, was given a commemorative medallion for her service. Singers from the Maxinkuckee Players sang Gershwin and other selections for partygoers.
Several local colleges and universities sent representatives and messages of support for the institution which is launching three new degree programs this year and starting a new Saturday course schedule that allows students more schedule flexibility. The college, Indiana’s only private two-year higher education institution, was founded as a college by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in 1937.
Today some 500 students enroll in Ancilla’s 17 two-year Associate’s Degree programs. In the past decade alone over 1,000 students from Northern Indiana and the surrounding region have graduated from Ancilla and pursued careers or transferred to senior institutions for advanced work.