‘Return 2 Learn’ event offers guidance for adults ready to continue their education

Representatives will share information on topics from basic literacy to higher ed

LOGANSPORT, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College and Trine University are partnering with several Cass County organizations to sponsor Logansport’s first “Return 2 Learn” event Jan. 8. The event is aimed at encouraging area residents to continue their education, no matter where they are in their pursuit, and to offer the information and resources they need to get back on track.

The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the Logansport Public Library. A translator will be available to assist Spanish-speaking participants.

“From basic literacy through high school equivalency and on to college degrees, our goal is to provide information at all points in the educational journey,” said Lori Lange, campus director at Trine University Logansport.

Participating agencies, and their areas of interest, include the following:

  • Literacy Coalition of Cass County – literacy education
  • Logansport Community School Corporation Adult Learning Center – HSE (high school equivalency/formerly known as GED) and ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Ivy Tech Community College Logansport – certificates, technical certificates and associate degrees
  • Trine University – bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Work One – funding opportunities
  • The Bridge – immigration status

Ivy Tech and Trine representatives will be focusing on the importance of higher education, with information on various degree programs and the enrollment process as well as options for financing higher education that make going to college more feasible for working adults and parents.

“According to Indiana data, we know there are a lot of working adults – an estimated 737,000 in the state – who started college and never reached their degree. And we know there are a lot of challenges for working adults, especially those with families, to find the time, money and energy to go back to school,” said Suzanne Dillman, associate vice chancellor of Student Affairs for Ivy Tech’s Logansport Campus. “But we also know the impact higher ed credentials can have on job satisfaction and earning power. This session is designed to share what Ivy Tech has to offer the returning adult student – everything from flexible scheduling to financial aid to personalized academic advising.”

For more information on “Return 2 Learn” at the Logansport Public Library, contact Suzanne Dillman at 574-753-5101, ext. 2179, or sdillman@ivytech.edu ; or Lori Lange at 574-516-1218 or langel@trine.edu .

 

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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