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Indiana Institute of Technology

Indiana Institute of Technology
Seal of the Indiana Institute of Technology
Motto Live. Learn. Lead.
Established 1930
Type Private Coeducational
Endowment $41.1 million[1]
President Arthur E. Snyder
Academic staff 160
Students 4,384
Undergraduates 3,918
Postgraduates 440
Location Fort Wayne, Indiana, US
Campus Urban: 42 acres (0.15 km²)
Former names Indiana Technical College
Address 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Orange, black, and white

Athletics NAIA
Sports 22 teams
Nickname Warriors
Mascot Maximus the Warrior
Affiliations Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

The Indiana Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Indiana Tech) is a private non-profit, Ph.D.-granting university located in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, United States.

It was founded as Indiana Technical College by John A. Kalbfleisch, who was also the school's first president. The college was founded in June 1930, and was incorporated as a proprietary school by the State of Indiana on January 10, 1931.

The university today is organized into five colleges. The university specializes in career-oriented degree programs in business, engineering, computer science, education, criminal justice and others. In addition to the traditional semester-long class format, Indiana Tech also offers accelerated degree programs and online programs via its College of Professional Studies.

Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are an important part of student life. Indiana Tech fields eleven men's and eleven women's teams that compete in the NAIA, in which Indiana Tech is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference for all intercollegiate athletics.


  • History 1
  • Academics 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Student life 4
  • Notable alumni 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


History at a glance
Indiana Technical College Established 1930 Type for-profit
Opened 1931
Rechartered 1948 Type non-profit
Indiana Institute of Technology Renamed 1963

Indiana Technical College was founded in 1930 as a for-profit private technical college by John A. Kalbfleisch, a former president of Indiana Business College, a for-profit business school. Formally, Indiana Tech was incorporated in 1931 and opened for classes that same year. Indiana Tech was rechartered during August 1948 as a non-profit, endowed college.

In 1953, Indiana Tech purchased the 20-acre (81,000 m2) campus of Concordia Theological Seminary’s campus east of downtown Fort Wayne from the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, as Concordia was moving to its suburban location north of Fort Wayne. In 1963 the name was changed from Indiana Technical College to Indiana Institute of Technology.


Indiana Tech offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Indiana Tech is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • College of General Studies
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Law

College of Business The College of Business offers degrees in accounting and business administration. The business administration programs offer students the opportunity to choose concentrations that fit their career goals including health care administration, human resources, management, management information systems, marketing, and sports management.

College of Engineering and Computer Sciences The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences offers a variety of degrees for student interested in technology careers. Engineering majors include biomedical, computer, electrical, energy, industrial & manufacturing, and mechanical engineering. Majors in computer science include digital graphics & design, network management, web development, information systems, computer security and investigations, networking, and software engineering.

College of General Studies The College of General Studies rounds out the university's degree offerings with additional career-oriented degrees. This college includes the School of Education and the Center for Criminal Sciences. Other majors include communication, psychology, recreation management, and therapeutic recreation.

College of Professional Studies The College of Professional Studies adapts selected majors from the other three colleges for an accelerated format. Courses for undergraduate students are generally in 5 week sessions, while graduate classes are generally 6 weeks in length; notating that specific accounting and mathematics courses are extended to 10 and 12 weeks, respectively. Classes meet once a week at classroom locations around Indiana, or can be taken online. The College of Professional Studies includes all of the university's graduate programs.

School of Law The School of Law began classes in the Fall semester of 2013. It is currently not accredited by the American Bar Association, pursuant to ABA rules requiring operation for one year prior to seeking said accreditation. The university administration has publicly stated that it fully intends to qualify for ABA approval after the requisite waiting period. (

Indiana Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, while the mechanical and electrical engineering programs are also accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and its business programs by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education [1] (IACBE).

The university is approved and officially recognized by the U.S. Office of Education and the U.S. State Department and is approved by the State Approval Agency for the enrollment of veterans and eligible persons. Additionally, the university is a member of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and adheres to its policies and practices.


Athletics logo

The athletic teams for Indiana Tech are known as the Warriors, their colors are orange and black with white accent. The university currently is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and offers 22 intercollegiate athletic programs (the ice hockey team plays in Division I of the American Collegiate Hockey Association):

Indiana Tech added men's and women's lacrosse programs in 2009 and competed as independent teams against NCAA Division III and MCLA teams until the WHAC began sponsorship of the sport in 2012.[2] In the fall of 2009, the university added a student-run sports broadcasting network. The Indiana Tech Sports Network provides access to live play-by-play action via the internet. In 2011, Josh Judy became the first ever baseball player reach the major leagues after being drafted out of Indiana Tech. Judy was selected in the 34th round (1034th overall) of the 2007 MLB Draft.[3] He was the 2nd player ever drafted out of Indiana Tech, the first being Jesse Hoover,[4] who was selected in the 5th round (159th overall) in the 2004 MLB Draft, and Brandon Alger was drafted in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.[5]

Student life

Indiana Tech has a variety of activities and organizations contributing to student life on campus. The Student Board sponsors weekly activities, and the university invites a wide range of guest speakers to campus. Guests in the last few years have included Paul Helmke, formerly the Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, the location of the school's main campus, and past president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage; former Indiana University football coach Bill Mallory; and U.S. Representative Mark Souder.

Indiana tech is home to a variety of clubs, honor societies, student professional organizations, a local sorority and a national fraternity.

Greek Organizations


Professional Organizations

Notable alumni

  • Rodney Bartholomew, professional basketball players
  • JuJuan Cooley, professional basketball player
  • Josh Judy, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Jesse Hoover, Minor League Baseball pitcher
  • Brandon Alger, Minor League Baseball pitcher
  • S. Thomas Wong, Responsible for creation of Shake N Bake
  • Lowell G. Krandell, Designed Indiana's first fiber optics system
  • Stanley John Puskarz, Invented the pop-top lid and the screw off bottle cap
  • Young Jung Paik, Founder and Chairman of Paco Steel and Engineering Corporation, the nation's largest producer of patented light-steel I-beams; Named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999 by Ernst & Young
  • Adolf Vartanian, Senior member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. Incorporated by Congress in 1908
  • Joseph J. Foster III, LT. Col. USAF (Retired) - logged 5,750 hours in 19 different prop, turbo-prop and jet aircraft and flew 1,165 combat support sorties in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967
  • Clarence "Casey" Forrest, Bell Aircraft - He worked on the X-1 and completed his career as senior vice president at Textron in charge of flight test for LCAC (Land Craft Air Cushion) vehicles used by United States Marines. He was inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation Hall of Fame.
  • Walter T. Weller, Responsible for calibrating the instruments on the first plane to break the sound barrier and worked in “Little Joe” capsules that later became part of the Mercury space program
  • Stanley Clemenz, 61 years in telecommunications engineering (satellites, manned spacecraft, network sites), aerospace (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo), shipbuilding (cruisers, destroyers, amphibious warfare ships), automobile production (Ford), subway systems (BART, Metrorail), oceanography (sonar, atomic bomb testing). He was also a LT. (JG) in the Navy during WWII
  • H. Robert Gill, Quickly moved up the ranks at Magnavox, eventually overseeing the $50 million international marine electronics division; became president of the Ball Corporation’s Industrial Systems Division where he created a new industrial instruments and systems business and grew it to $21 million in sales worldwide; chairman of the board for the Boulder Innovation Center and chairman emeritus of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado; sought-after adviser/consultant
  • James R. Bard, Co-Owner Bard Manufacturing which, over the past 40 years, has grown to be the largest U.S. manufacturer of wall-mounted HVAC products; 2001 Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year; 2004 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute lifetime achievement award
  • Frank Oropeza, Founded Transpo, an automotive voltage regulator manufacturing company that started in his garage and grew to 700 employees with an annual revenue in excess of $100 million
  • Ronald A. Ostrowski, Worked for Boeing and was instrumental in the design and development of numerous aircraft, including the 737, 747, 757, 767, and 777; 1995 Collier Trophy Team Award for design and introduction of the 777; Aviation and Space Technology’s Laureates Hall of Fame for Aeronautics and Propulsion in 1996; and the Daniel Guggenheim Medal for Achievement in the Advancement of Aeronautics in 1998
  • Robert R. Featheringham, Highly successful, 40-year career with defense contracting companies in the Washington, D.C. area where he worked on multi-million dollar contracts and billion-dollar projects; later established Two Feathers Consulting to provide business development and management consulting services to the United States Army
  • Rear Admiral David J. Nash, 33-year career in the Navy; served as Resident Officer in Charge of Construction at naval installations in Argentina, Newfoundland, and Point Mugu, California, before shipping overseas to Vietnam, where he served until 1970; by 1995, served as Commander, Pacific Division Naval Facilities Command, responsible for the Navy's facilities across eleven time zones in the Pacific Command region, including command of the Third Naval Construction Brigade in Pearl Harbor; named chief of civil engineers, he ascended to the top of the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps as Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Organization; served as Director of Iraq Program Management Office (PMO) under Coalition Provisional Authority and later, as Director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) under the U.S. State Department; continues to serve the private sector since retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1998


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2011. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). 2011 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved November 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Steve Warden (April 29, 2010). "Indiana Tech lacrosse shining in first season". Journal Gazette. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ """MLB Amateur Draft Picks who came from "Indiana Institute of Technology (Fort Wayne, IN). USA Today Sports. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ Glenn Marini (June 6, 2012). "Brandon Alger Picked By Padres". WANE. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map
  • Indiana Tech Sports Network
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