Student and Alumni Stories – Bloomington

Kaleb Wagers

Kaleb has a passion for teaching and learning. Following graduation from Ivy Tech, he completed his bachelor’s degree and is now living his dream to become a history teacher. “Teaching is a rich and fulfilling vocation for me. It would not have been possible without the financial support I received from generous donors while attending Ivy Tech. Their gifts were an investment in not only my future, but also the future of the students I teach.”

Lynn Lamptey

“A week before graduation, I was invited to attend the TrailheaDX Salesforce Conference in San Francisco, California, except I didn’t have extra funds to make the trip possible. Thanks to support provided by Ivy Tech donors, I was able to go! An unexpected bonus was a career fair where I had the opportunity to network and interview with executives from Salesforce-affiliated companies.”

Sarah Cote

Sarah Cote has a passion for biology and student learning. Selected to receive Ivy Tech’s prestigious Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction in 2016, Sarah’s engaging classroom style resonates with students to bring the study of biology and biotechnology to life, and to provide a steady pipeline of educated workers for the biotech industry. “Student excitement is at the heart of true learning. My goal is to make the study of life sciences engaging, approachable and relevant.”

Rebecca Stoops

Having earned the Siemens Level I Mechatronics Operator certification at Ivy Tech Bloomington, Rebecca advanced to a new position as a trainer and technical writer for Catalent’s drug substance protein purification process. Her hands-on learning in Ivy Tech’s advanced automation and robotics lab insured her skills were relevant and transferable to this major life sciences partner. “Automation and robotics apply to many industries and they always need people to troubleshoot or re-program equipment to do different processes. At Catalent, I can maintain, fix, and design equipment for automated processes.”

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