The new name for Indiana Business College in Lafayette was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.
Indiana Business College marked its 100th anniversary in Lafayette in 2005 and is now called Harrison College. The change includes a new logo, new signs and an expanded mission for the institution that has 12 Indiana campuses, including the location in the 26 Crossing retail subdivision.
"Indiana Business College didn’t fit us anymore. We’re in 34 states and five countries, and a brick-and-mortar building will open this fall in Columbus, Ohio," said Tim Parsons, executive director of the Harrison College branch in Lafayette.
"We feel such a high level of honor to be a part of the community."
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by Greater Lafayette Commerce.
Two-year associate degrees are available in the business and medical fields at the local Harrison College branch, which has 20 full-time employees and hires adjunct instructors.
The new semester begins on June 29.
"Enrollment will be around the 300 mark," Parsons said. "The name change doesn’t change who we are or what we do. It better fits us."
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Other campuses offer programs that include criminal justice, culinary, hospitality management and information technology.
Parsons said the Lafayette branch may expand its fields of study. "We hope to. We always listen to our community. Where there’s a need, we’ll try to fill it."
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