It's finals time, and our staff and faculty at Ivy Tech Lawrence have instituted a new program entitled "PAWS," which stands for "Pet Away Worry and Stress," to help our students decompress during such a stressful time!

On Thursday, Dec. 7, Love on a Leash, a local pet therapy nonprofit, brought its certified dogs to the Lawrence campus' library, where PAWS was hosted. Many students, staff, and faculty alike took part in the stress-relieving pets and cuddles with the dogs Tristan, Honey, Briley, and Coco. 

The event organizer, Laura DuPont, health sciences librarian, says they had an amazing turnout and look to make PAWS a more frequent program. 

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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.