First Merchants Bank Presents Checks to Ivy Tech from Local Education Trust

August 6, 2012

WABASH, Ind.— Members of the First Merchants Bank family were on hand to present checks totaling $22,083 to Ivy Tech Community College of Wabash, Ind. from the Pauline Barker Education Trust. First Merchants Bank is the trustee for the Barker Trust Fund and is responsible for administering the trust. Tony Millspaugh, consumer lending manager; Aaron Campbell, relationship manager; and Laura Moorman, personal trust officer, assisted in presenting Ivy Tech the checks that will continue various programs the college has in place. The grant will help to support the college’s student ambassadors program, transportation vouchers, the Ivy Track scholarships and classroom computer upgrades.

The Pauline Barker Education Trust was created by the eponymous Ms. Pauline Barker to empower adult students and to help Wabash reach their goal of 60 percent of residents with a higher education credential. The First Merchants Corporation is committed to the communities it serves, and is proud to support both the Barker Education Trust and Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana.