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Ivy Tech graduates largest class ever

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Ivy Tech Community College's largest graduating class ever received their diplomas today.

16,700 credentials were awarded at the ceremony tonight in Purcell Pavilion.

This year is Ivy Tech's 50th anniversary and in honor of that, 50 honorary degrees were also awarded across the state.

The college has a goal of increasing the number of graduates to 50 thousand by 20-25 as a part of it's "Accelerating Greatness" program.

Anne Marie McCarthy, a graduate in Hospitality Management- Culinary Arts program said, "It's been a very long journey. It's been a lifelong dream and now I get to turn around and say I did it. I finally made it. There's no better feeling than this."

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was the featured speaker for the ceremony.

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