Angie Bowman was determined to provide a better life for herself and her daughter. This Distinguished Alumni Award recipient had a passion for healthcare, but her previous experience with higher education left her feeling uncomfortable with college.
“When I discovered Ivy Tech’s 1-year LPN program, I knew that I could do it.”
It was through the 12-month practical nursing program that the Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo alumna would begin her educational journey in healthcare. Angie went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan and Masters of Science in Nursing from Ball State University. She currently serves her community as a Nurse Practitioner at Community Howard Regional Health.
“Ivy Tech gave me a great foundation and a stepping off point to get the knowledge that I needed to continue with my education and into a great career.”
During her time at Ivy Tech, Angie says she really gained the confidence to be a nurse. She describes Ivy Tech instructors as being invested in students and hopes future students know there are “a lot of knowledgeable people… that will help you.” Angie, described by her Distinguished Alumni nominator as a compassionate person who cares about her patients, also helps future nurses acting as a preceptor to students pursuing their nurse practitioner education. She has previously worked as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech.
Overall, Angie feels her time at Ivy Tech was well spent. “It was exactly what I needed at the right time in my life. It was the right program for me, I came out with little debt, and it was a great place to get started.”
Ivy Tech Community College is proud to celebrate Angie’s success and achievements with the Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award honors alumni for their commitment to the College and to their communities. The awardees are leaders in their professions who make significant contributions benefiting their community, state, or college.
The alumni recognized with this award represent the very best of what an Ivy Tech education makes possible. Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends are all encouraged to submit nominations online.