I Define Success: Amanda Crowe

Amanda Crowe graduated from Ivy Tech Community College Evansville in 2008 with an Associate Degree in Human Services. Crowe has worked at the Evansville Rescue Mission for the past 12 years, holding almost every position in the organization. Currently serving as the Vice President of Human Resources at the mission, Amanda was nominated for the Distinguished Alumni Award by a previous client, who said: “Miss Amanda is the director of the shelter I stayed in. She makes sure 100+ men have all the help they need when they are homeless.”

Amanda chose to attend Ivy Tech because of its affordability and the accessibility it offered her as a mother and adult student. Amanda feels that her time at Ivy Tech completely prepared her for the workforce, saying she retained much from her education and still uses that knowledge today. Amanda continues to support Ivy Tech students by hiring interns from the human services program.

“You can see the difference that an Ivy Tech quality education has on people coming into the workforce,” said Amanda.

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Amanda’s story exemplifies the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed. Her experience at Ivy Tech gave her the chance to invest in herself, set an example for her children and take pride in completing her degree. When asked what advice she would give students interested in Ivy Tech, Amanda said they shouldn’t hesitate.

“Further your education, better yourself, and move forward with a rewarding and fulfilling career,” she said, “I honestly never thought I would finish college. I had a job I hated, but one day I said, ‘I’m not going to do this anymore,’ and I just did it. I went to school, and I finished. Ivy Tech provided the support that I needed.”


Ivy Tech Community College is proud to celebrate Amanda’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.

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