“Always believe in yourself that you can do it. It is never too late to get your degree.”
Ivy Tech graduate Emily Weldon-Willis is proof that it is never too late to get back in school. Ivy Tech graduate Emily made the decision to go back to school at the age of 55 after her children graduated from high school. Her goal was to finish her degree in order to advance in her profession. Obtaining a college degree was necessary for her in order to accomplish that.
Emily felt that Ivy Tech was a perfect fit since it offered many different class times that worked around her full-time job. Flexibility was a crucial aspect of college that Emily was looking for. She favored Ivy Tech because it has a small campus feel and offers both online and in class sessions.
During her time at Ivy Tech Community College, Emily was faced with a few obstacles. Classes that consisted of labs were hardest for her, but she was able to overcome her challenges and achieved an A in all of those classes.
Emily was proud to make the Dean’s List at Ivy Tech. She was also able to join the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society. Throughout her experience at Ivy Tech, Emily was a member of the America Business Women’s Association.
Moving forward, Emily plans on furthering her education. “I would like to go on for my bachelor’s degree and move up and beyond in my business.” She wants to earn her bachelor’s in finance in order to work in the field of federal payroll or accounting.
As of 2016, Emily works full-time as an administrative assistant for a local office in the government.