Sara Keedy lost her mother when she was 16 years old. When she graduated from high school, she decided to put her college aspirations on hold. She also had many voices around her telling her she wouldn’t succeed and college wouldn’t help her advance in life. However, years later, Sara ignored what others said and began to pursue her passions.
While working full-time at Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Sara wanted to advance in her career. She learned about Ivy Tech through family and decided to take the next step to enroll. She knew by obtaining a degree, she would be able to further advance in her career.
Working full-time and going to school wasn’t easy, but the Ivy Tech Learning Resource Center helped her through.
“They are so wonderful with helping you understand and learn,” Sara said. “They are really patient and willing to explain problems in different ways to help anyone learn the material, so they pass their class.”
Sara credits much of her success to this free resource, where she often ran into her classmates. By succeeding, she would be able to get the promotion that she wanted.
Sara graduated from Ivy Tech in December 2017 with her associate degree in Business Administration. She was accepted to IUPUI, where she is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree.
She loves that Ivy Tech gave her the confidence and knowledge that she is in control of her own life.
“What I have learned is we need to hold ourselves accountable for where we go in life. Never give up,” she said. “And it is never too late to head in the right direction. Some of us may be late, but being late on achieving our dreams is better than not at all.”