Two-time alumna is the director of unique Learning Center in Indiana
By JB Bilbrey, MA’19 MA’20
In 2014, Tiffanney Drummond saw a need.
Huntington County, Indiana, did not have a central place for high school students and adult learners to train and receive guidance for career development.
Funds for a new learning center had already been raised by the community group Life Long Learning of Huntington County—but the project needed leadership. So, through her role with Huntington County Community School Corporation, Ms. Drummond, ’01 MA ’16, and a former Homecoming Steering Committee member, partnered with them to direct the construction, opening, and leadership of an innovative facility that would solve the county’s education needs.
The Huntington County Community Learning Center functions as a one-stop-shop for people looking to upskill or reskill by inviting community partners into a shared space with Huntington County Community School Corporation. All within one building, high school students and adult learners can finish a high school degree, receive career coaching, and complete post-secondary training.
Ms. Drummond credits her master’s degree from Ball State Teachers College as being key to her successful leadership of the Learning Center. Teachers College’s collaborative faculty supported and guided her, helping her become a thought leader and advocate for her students.
The Huntington County Community Learning Center recently expanded to 50,000 square feet—nearly double its previous size. With Ms. Drummond at the helm, the Learning Center will use every inch of its new space to transform lives through professional advancement and personal enrichment.
“I got my master’s while I was already in this role, and it was really helpful to have the support of the professors and connect with others in the field as we grew the Learning Center.”
-Tiffanney Drummond, ’01 MA’16