Lynn Lamptey, a 2019 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Cyber Security and Network Infrastructure programs has established her own scholarship – the Lynn Lamptey Scholarship – to give back and support other minority students pursuing careers in STEM. She is currently working in the field as an IT and Compliance Manager for WorkRamp, a learning management software solution, based in San Francisco, Ca.
At the college’s Invest IN Ivy Tech $285 million statewide capital campaign kick-off on Sept. 30, Lamptey said that her Ivy Tech education successfully prepared her for work in her field.
“Ivy Tech Community College was impactful in shaping my entire career – I graduated with real work experience and a resume full of credentials,” Lamptey said. “I am excited to have the ability to pay back to future students.”
She chose Ivy Tech after starting at a college out-of-state in a pre-med program. “I was racking up too much debt and needed to figure something else out,” she said.
As a student, Lamptey was awarded two Ivy Tech Foundation scholarships – the Kay Brock International Student and Bloomington Lighthouse – and received funding to attend a Salesforce Conference in San Francisco, Ca. The Ivy Tech Foundation made it possible for her to attend.
“The Salesforce Conference seemed impossible and in a matter of hours the whole trip was coordinated – flight, hotel … everything,” she said.
Susie Graham, Executive Director of Development at Ivy Tech Bloomington says that Ivy Tech’s generous donors make it possible for the college to provide these opportunities to students and to support their educational and career goals.
“Unrestricted giving is what makes these life experiences happen,” she said.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.