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WARSAW (February 22, 2008) – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is making a major investment in Ivy Tech Community College-Warsaw’s future as an educational leader in the community. DePuy U.S. President, David Floyd, said the company is investing $250,000 in Ivy Tech’s capital campaign to raise $2.8 million for land acquisition, equipment and technology for a new campus in Warsaw.

“Given the orthopaedic industry's need for highly skilled, technically trained employees, DePuy is committed to supporting a career pathway for those who are interested in pursuing a degree in the manufacturing field,” said David Floyd. “DePuy’s support of Ivy Tech also enables members of our community to stay within the county to attend classes and further their education.”

According to Ivy Tech-Warsaw Executive Dean Randy Maxson, “The amazing generosity of DePuy is yet one more example of the commitment the Warsaw and Kosciusko County communities have to ensuring that Ivy Tech-Warsaw has a permanent home. This significant investment in Ivy Tech-Warsaw’s future will ensure that residents have continuing educational opportunities right here in the community.”

About the “Changing Lives…Fulfilling Dreams” Capital Campaign
Ivy Tech has had a presence in the Kosciusko County community since the late 1970s, but always in a borrowed or leased space. The lease for the current main facility at 3755 Lake City Highway will end in 2012. The college has been conducting a capital campaign in response to the community’s need for a new, permanent campus in Warsaw.

Ivy Tech entered into a purchase agreement for land for the new campus last fall. College officials and community members are completing the process to secure state funding for the “bricks and mortar” of the new campus.  The new campus will serve Kosciusko County and surrounding communities. Current plans are to fold programs at the main campus and the Ivy Tech Orthopedic and Manufacturing Training Center, which opened in October 2006 at 980 Executive Drive, into the new campus.

About Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s second largest public post-secondary institution with over 105,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. More information about Ivy Tech can be found at www.ivytech.edu .

About DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is advancing the standard of orthopaedic patient care, with a focused commitment to help surgeons achieve excellence in surgical practice. The company designs, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, cement, orthobiologics, and operating room products. As a global leader in joint replacement products, DePuy Orthopaedics is committed to Restoring the Joy of Motion® for patients whose mobility is restricted by severe osteoarthritis or other debilitating injury.

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