Higher Ed Commission Presents Stan Jones Awards

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Ivy Tech's ASAP program was one of the recipients. Ivy Tech's ASAP program was one of the recipients.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has announced the recipients of the 2018 Stan Jones Student Success Award. Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says the award is presented to programs that are working to increase student success and close the completion gap for all students.

The award is named in honor of the former president of Complete College America and former Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. This year's recipients are Purdue Promise and the Ivy Tech Community College Associate Accelerated Program, or ASAP. 

Purdue Promise is a student support program that combines four years of financial assistance in the form of scholarships covering full financial need with specialized aid from full-time coaches for students in the state's 21st Century Scholars program. 

"Purdue Promise is a model support program that demonstrates the importance of wraparound services for financial aid recipients," said Lubbers. "The program has been instrumental in helping Purdue’s 21st Century Scholars complete college in a timely and affordable way before moving on to a rewarding career."

Ivy Tech's ASAP helps high school graduates earn an associate degree in 11 months and prepares them to transfer to a four-year college to earn their bachelor's degree. Lubbers says the program has made a significant impact on statewide completion efforts "through its unique and highly effective model of eight-week course block scheduling, high impact learning communities, and innovative student engagement best practices."

Each program received a $5,000 award to continue their efforts.

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