Direct Student Impact: This was developed to help ensure our students would continue to obtain a degree, even if experiencing hardships. This would help provide financial assistance for Muncie campus Ivy Tech students facing unforeseen financial emergencies. Emergency funds are not intended to pay for routine expenses or be a consistent supplement to a student's education funding.
Koyah Bleah is a nursing student with a dream. "My mother was a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years in my home country of Liberia, West Africa. She inspired my life's goal: To open a modernized hospital in the war-torn, impoverished rural region she selflessly and humbly served. I am on that path, right now, at Ivy Tech Muncie, where I'm working on my associate degree in nursing. The advice and mentorship that I've received here has impacted me most. The nursing professors even share their life experiences and struggles to help motivate me. Through them, I've learned that hard work will help you achieve your goals."
Lyndsay Brown is an Emergency Room nurse at Henry Community Health. As a young single mom, she started with Ivy Tech Community College as she finished high school in 2003. Lyndsay knew that her priorities in life had to be differently focused than her high school friends, so she was looking towards an education that she could finish and then move into the stability of a career to support her young family. She completed her Associate of Science in Nursing in 2006 and started working in the field just four days after she walked in Commencement exercises. Lyndsay has worked with Henry Community Health since 2009. She also plans to look into Early College options for her son as he enters his senior year of high school and hopefully the Ivy Tech legacy will continue with another generation. Lyndsay is a great example of how Ivy Tech Community College WORKS in Henry County!
Kyrie Branaman is a psychology student with goals and aspirations. “After graduating from high school, I wasn’t sure what direction to pursue. During various employment and volunteer opportunities, I discovered that I loved helping people. Further volunteer experience with Quaker Cottage in Northern Ireland made me realize that my true passion was working with children. However, I realized the void in my skillset and professional training would prevent me from truly making a positive impact on children’s lives. While I am originally from Colorado, attending college there is extremely expensive. Having extended family in Muncie allowed me to begin my college career at Ivy Tech without accumulating mountains of college debt.”