Last Updated on November 24, 2015 by cassnetwork
KOKOMO, Ind. – Kelly Fisher, a native of Howard County with seven years of experience in teaching and support work at Ivy Tech Community College, has been named Ivy Tech’s College Connection Coach serving high schools in Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash counties.
In this role, Fisher can offer students a range of information to help guide their decisions on higher education, including:
- Dual credit opportunities – course selection and advising
- Development of an academic career plan for students and their parents
- College admissions process and exploration services
- Financial aid/scholarship resources
- Resume/job interview assistance
“Kelly’s own resume helps her connect with students,” said Michelle Simmons, president of Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus. “She can channel her experiences into helping students achieve their educational goals and navigate the often confusing world of higher education.”
Fisher graduated from Western High School as a 21st Century Scholar and has earned two undergraduate degrees from Indiana University Kokomo, as well as a master’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.
At Ivy Tech, she has worked in support roles in Health Sciences, Human Resources, and Academics and has served as an adjunct instructor for five years teaching Student Success and Criminal Justice courses. Earlier, she worked in social services for two years, where she helped families accomplish their goals and assisted them in becoming more resourceful.