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Andrew May: Family, Work and Finally, a Degree

When Andrew May went back to school at Ivy Tech for a diesel technology degree in his late 30s, he knew he’d be learning about the latest technology. But he didn’t know how tired it would make him. The father of three suddenly was both a full-time employee and a full-time student. He would work 10-12 hours a day at his mechanic’s job before heading to four hours of evening classes. Keeping up with his studies meant missing some important time with his kids, who stay busy with swimming, track,…

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More Education, at Any Age, Anywhere

It’s never too late to advance your career and improve your life through education. In Indiana, there’s something for everyone, with more than 100 choices in colleges and universities. You can go big, go small, or stay home, thanks to online degree programs. Confused? Don’t be. There are so many resources available, starting with LearnMoreIndiana.org, which has special advice and options for adult learners. Get Started Get a high school diploma if you don’t have one. Visit in.gov.dwd for Indiana Adult Education sites near you. Research careers at indianacareeerexplorer.com to…

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Remy Branscomb: Reinventing Her Life

Remy Branscomb could have had a lucrative career as an auto mechanic. She had been to trade school, completed an apprenticeship and had worked as a mechanic for four years. But then she decided to go back to school for an associate degree—in liberal arts. She completed her studies at Ivy Tech in May. Branscomb grew up on the west coast of Canada and initially worked as a mechanic there. After meeting her future husband and moving to Fort Wayne, she decided that she didn’t want to work on cars…

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Former Indy 500 Driver Crosses College Finish Line

Sarah Fisher has racked up many achievements as a professional race car driver, including 81 IndyCar series events and nine starts in the Indianapolis 500—the most for any woman in the history of the race. Since her retirement from the IndyCar Series in 2010, she hasn’t slowed down. She’s owned her own racing team, served on the National Women’s Business Council, and founded Speedway Indoor Karting, a venue near the famed oval where she raced. She and husband Andy O’Gara have two children. But she had unfinished business where her…

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