“Being a non-traditional student can be scary, but when you surround yourself with incredible people, it yields incredible results,” Michael Chambers said in the University of Indianapolis (UIndy) episode on Amazon Prime’s “The College Tour.” 

Chambers is a 2021 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College -Indianapolis. The father and military veteran earned his associate degree in psychology through Ivy Tech’s Honors College in just over a year. 

Chambers transferred to UIndy in the fall of 2021, where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in 2023. Now, Chambers is pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology at UIndy under a fully-funded PsyD fellowship that covers his tuition costs for the entire doctoral program. 

“My journey wasn’t typical, but I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Chambers said. 

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Chambers has remained dedicated to his studies, and his remarkable higher education journey proves it. 

In November, the National Collegiate Honors Council held its 58th Annual Conference in Chicago, where Chambers was named the 2023 Student of the Year for a four-year institution! Michael was the only student awarded this honor, according to UIndy, outshining thousands of students from across the nation. 

“I cannot forget my roots in the world of Honors. Thank you to M. Beth Borst, dean of the Honors College at Ivy Tech Community College, for starting me on this path just a few short years ago,” Chambers wrote in a LinkedIn post after receiving his award. 

Learn more about the Honors College at Ivy Tech and earning your A.S. in Psychology at ivytech.edu. You can also learn more about our seamless transfer options that could save you thousands of dollars. 

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.