Ivy Tech Greencastle names new directors

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
At the beginning of the fall semester, Ivy Tech Greencastle welcomed Carol Whitesel (left) as site director and Madison Pershing as ASAP coordinator.
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At the start of the fall 2021 semester, Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle has named Carol Whitesel the Greencastle site director and Madison Pershing the coordinator of the Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP). Both started their new roles on August 23.

As site director, Whitesel will lead the growth of the Ivy Tech Greencastle location. Whitesel and her husband, Reed, recently relocated to Putnam County after Reed’s retirement.

“I was raised in Kennard, Ind., and love the sense of community that a smaller town can give you,” Whitesel said. “I am excited for the opportunity to grow the Greencastle/Putnam County site as a first choice in higher education for both traditional and non-traditional students.”

Whitesel has extensive experience in the health care field and most recently served as the chief nursing officer and vice president of clinical services at Community Hospital Anderson. Whitesel earned her master’s in nursing leadership from Western Governor’s University. Whitesel has ties to Ivy Tech through her three sons. Her eldest, Zachary, currently works in finance at Ivy Tech, and Elijah and Joshua are graduates of Ivy Tech in the nursing and criminal justice fields.

Whitesel urges Putnam County residents to connect with her.

“I look forward to connecting with the Putnam County community. Please let me know how I can be helpful in expanding educational opportunities for Putnam County residents,” Whitesel said.

Pershing will lead the Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) at Ivy Tech Greencastle. The ASAP program helps high school graduates to earn an associate degree in just 11 months and prepares them to transfer to four-year colleges to earn bachelor’s degrees.

Pershing is a native to Greencastle and a 2020 IUPUI graduate from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

“As the new ASAP coordinator, I’m looking forward to connecting with students and supporting them as they navigate college,” Pershing said. “The Putnam County community has helped me achieve my educational goals over the years, and I am excited to help ASAP students do the same.”

For more information about the ASAP program, visit ivytech.edu/asap or contact Madison Pershing at (765) 719-6015 or mpershing4@ivytech.edu.

Carol Whitesel can be reached at cwhitesel7@ivytech.edu or (765) 719-6036.

The second term of Ivy Tech Greencastle classes begin Oct. 20 and registration is open. In Greencastle, students can start their education in a wide variety of career fields, or complete their education in practical nursing or in the ASAP program.

Anyone interested in getting started at Ivy Tech should apply at ivytech.edu/applynow or contact Ivy Tech Greencastle at 653-7410 or at 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd, Greencastle.

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