Speer ASAP coordinator for Ivy Tech Greencastle

Monday, December 4, 2017

Ivy Tech Community College has officially named Emily Speer as coordinator of the Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) at the Greencastle campus.

Speer has been with Ivy Tech since 2014. Prior to accepting this position, she served as registrar and coordinator of ASAP at the Terre Haute campus.

She has prior experience in education from her work at Indiana State University, Vigo County School Corporation and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Speer earned a Bachelor of Science in communication studies from Indiana State University.

“We are excited to welcome Emily in this role at Ivy Tech Greencastle,” Greg Cook, vice chancellor for the Greencastle campus, said. “Her experience working with Ivy Tech students will allow her to successfully lead the ASAP program and support our students at the Greencastle campus.”

Reporting directly to Senior Director of Learning Communities Jeff Jourdan, Speer will lead ASAP at the Greencastle campus at 915 Zinc Mill Rd.

Speer succeeds Amanda Ostoich, who is now associate director of recruitment and retention for the Ivy Tech ASAP program at Indianapolis and is also working with Greencastle to transition the students smoothly.

ASAP is an innovative program that allows students to earn a transferable associate degree in just 11 months. Students get wraparound support, including advising, tutoring and budget assistance with a cohort of other students. Currently, ASAP is at many Ivy Tech campuses across the state, including Downtown Indianapolis.

ASAP has gained national attention for its success rates. Sixty percent of ASAP students earn a degree in just one year and after one year 98 percent of students persist to earn their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree. ASAP students can take advantage of Ivy Tech’s tuition, the lowest in the state, and then transfer to earn their bachelor’s degree, saving them upwards of $10,000.

A new cohort of ASAP students at the Greencastle campus will start classes in June 2018. If you know a graduating senior who may be a good fit for the program, you can nominate them or learn more at www.ivytech.edu/asap.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.

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