ASAP - Ivy Tech Community College

Lawrenceburg Campus - Spring 2018 Update

One Semester Until Graduation!

The 3rd cohort of ASAP students at the Lawrenceburg campus will begin spring classes on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The ASAP students, who began classes in June, are now 60% of the way finished with their associate degrees. On Saturday, May 12th, they will cross the stage to earn their associate degrees, less than a year after completing high school.
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Lawrenceburg ASAP Class of 2018

Front Row: Cara Knueven (ECHS); Libby Stenger (JCD HS); Taylor Carroll (JCD HS); and Lacie Bowling (BHS)

2nd Row: Skylar Lane (SDHS); Alex McClanahan (SDHS); Rachel Bowling (ECHS); Zachery Barrett (ICA); Emily Johnson (SDHS); and Zack Hartsock (BHS)

3rd Row: Mat Boyd (ECHS); Josh Presley (SDHS); Ben Bauman (ECHS); Logan Grubbs (SDHS); Jacob Clark (ECHS); and Jarrad Lacey (MHS)

Planning for the Next Step

Over the course of the fall, ASAP students had the opportunity to visit Northern Kentucky University, Mt. St. Joseph University, and Ball State University. They also met with a representative from Indiana University East to learn more about the bachelor degree pathways offered in Lawrenceburg.
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Making a Difference

In addition to volunteering with the Red Wolf Sanctuary and Southeastern Indiana Community Garden, ASAP students donated their time to help P.A.W.S. (the Dearborn County animal shelter) and the Salvation Army.

ASAP students helped P.A.W.S. volunteers and staff sort and pack items for their rummage sale. The rummage sale, held at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds, provides a majority of the funding needed to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care for abandoned animals.

ASAP students divided into 2 groups and spent a few hours ringing bells, singing carols, and greeting shoppers at the Lawrenceburg Kroger as part of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign. The Salvation Army uses its Red Kettle funds to fight poverty locally. In 2 hours, the ASAP students collected a total of $373.87.

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Cleaning Up Our Own Backyard

For the 2nd year in a row, ASAP students volunteered with Living Lands & Waters to collect garbage along the banks of the Ohio River.

Living Lands & Waters workers, headquartered in Illinois, spend 9 months per year living on a barge and traveling to organize river cleanups and host educational workshops.

ASAP students were picked up at the Tanners Creek Boat Ramp and transported on jon boats to the KY side of the River's edge, across from Ivy Tech. Interested in volunteering? Visit their website at:

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Inaugural ASAP Leadership Summit

ASAP students from across the state met in Indianapolis for the first-ever ASAP Leadership Summit. Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech, welcomed students at the Dallara IndyCar Factory. At the Summit, the Commission for Higher Education announced an accelerated aid award, meant to help ASAP students fund their education.

Lawrenceburg ASAP students enjoyed the opportunity to meet other ASAP students, attend a college transfer fair, and participate in breakout sessions meant to encourage them to work hard while handling the rigor of their course load.

One lucky student, Rachel Bowling, had the opportunity to ride around the block in an actual Indy car!

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Our Own Racing Experience

After visiting the Dallara IndyCar Factory, the Lawrenceburg ASAP students decided to try a little racing of their own! To celebrate their hard work during the 1st 8 weeks of fall term, ASAP students visited Full Throttle Indoor Karting. Students took turns racing for 45 minutes in a series of heats to see who could claim the best lap time.
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1st Place: Logan Grubbs; 2nd Place: Libby Stenger; 3rd Place: Lacie Bowling

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Friday Fun

ASAP students spend an average of 6 hours per day (for a total of 24 hours each week) in class. In college, it is typical to spend 1-3 hours outside of class (studying, doing homework, or reading) for every hour spent in the classroom.

How do ASAP students do it? They make the most of their 2 hour break each day and their Flexible Friday time, mixing fun with being productive. While being in ASAP takes hard work, the students wouldn't choose to change a thing.

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ASAP Reunion!

Lawrenceburg ASAP Cohorts 1 & 2 met over Christmas break to catch up with their friends and enjoy some Strong's pizza!

From Cohort 1: Cheyenne Burress, Emma Powell, Bo Kaiser, Gabby McGinnis Sparkman, Kelsi Amer, Isabella Gramaglia Harris, and Liz Langefeld

From Cohort 2: Quinn Graves, Megan Terrell, Jessica Bischoff, Dominic Witko, Veronica Archer, Tori Lindemann, and Cody Sullivan

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