Press release: Steve Headdy of IU Health Bloomington Hospital named Ivy Tech Distinguished Alumni

Steve Headdy – Courtesy photo

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Tuesday:

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus named Steve Headdy, RN, Clinical Operations Manager, at Indiana University Health Bloomington, its 2022 Distinguished Alumni. In a ceremony held Sept. 29, Headdy was honored as one of 18 individuals across the state selected to receive the award. It is the highest honor given to recognize Ivy Tech alumni. Selected through a highly competitive process, each recipient has made a lasting impact on their community and on Ivy Tech through outstanding professional, philanthropic, or volunteer accomplishments.

“These individuals exemplify service and leadership in extraordinary ways,” said Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann. “Our Distinguished Alumni prove that an Ivy Tech education equates to career fulfillment and economic prosperity, and I am honored to witness how the College has played a role in their continued lifelong success.”

After more than 20 successful years building custom homes in and around Monroe County, Headdy became a “non-traditional” student at Ivy Tech Bloomington. He graduated from the Lee J. Marchant School of Nursing in 2010 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He also holds a Master of Business Administration.

“With Steve’s collaborative work with our Marchant School of Nursing and his award-winning leadership at Indiana University Health Bloomington, we are so proud to honor him with this alumni award,” said Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan.

Headdy was awarded the IU Health Foundation Award for Nursing Excellence in 2014 and the DAISY Nurse Leader Award in 2019. His work has helped Ivy Tech Bloomington nursing students gain new experiences in critical care areas.

“I would not be where I am today without all of the Ivy Tech students and faculty, team members at IU Health, and support of my wife and partner of 27 years,” said Headdy.

The College has been honoring Distinguished Alumni since 1998.

For more information and to view a full list of Distinguished Alumni honorees, visit

Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at, call 812-330-6013, or email [email protected]. For information on tuition-free programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College ( is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About the Ivy Tech Foundation

The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. Invest IN Ivy Tech, a $285 million statewide fundraising campaign, provides greater opportunity for each of the College’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support all 92 of Indiana’s counties. Learn more at


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