Column: College education offers journey to improved life

Once upon a time, there was a young girl who dropped out of high school to support her infant son. The girl was 15 years old. She went on to have two more children and one failed, 20-year marriage.

After her marriage was over, she decided it was time to rebuild her life into something greater. She wanted more for herself and her children, and she wanted to give back to society. So, with trembling hands, she applied to Ivy Tech Community College to begin her journey into a better life.

That girl is me.

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