Harrison College Officials to Meet with Local Business Leaders

MUNCIE — Officials of Harrison College — formerly Indiana Business College — plan to meet with local business and economic development officials on Wednesday to talk about how the school can tailor its curriculum to meet the needs of local businesses.

"We’re getting economic development people here to see what we can do to help the community," said Jennifer Pugh, director of career services for Harrison College. "We can change our degrees quickly. We want to get the right programs in effect that help our economy."

Pugh will host Chris Hutchinson, director of program development for Harrison College’s 14 campuses, at a gathering set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 411 W. Riggin Road.

The school has invited representatives of Mayor Sharon McShurley, the Delaware County commissioners, the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Alliance, U.S. Rep Mike Pence and numerous local businesses, including Meridian Services, Estep & Doctor, Ball Memorial Hospital and Whitinger & Co.

Wednesday’s meeting is part fact-finding and part celebratory. The school hopes to publicize its recent name change, which came in part because it plans to open its first campus outside Indiana, in Ohio. The local Baskin-Robbins franchise will serve ice cream to guests. (TheStarPress.com)

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