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"I value the relationships I built with fellow Connect with Southern Indiana members and also became aware of my own strengths and weaknesses as a person, employee, and community representative."

Jacob Williams, Research Associate, USI

Vanderburgh County

Connect - Class of 2009

"There were so many great things that came from this group. I guess the biggest ones are the following:

    Getting to know the people in our class. Everyone was talented and in their own way. It’s great getting to know them so we can network and share resources in the future.

    Making new friends. I consider every single person I met through the program a friend. We were able to get to know each other, encouraged each other through hard times, and celebrated successes together!

    Getting to know the other counties. I had no idea what beauty our region encompassed.

    Most of all, this program made me feel good about myself and gave me the courage to seek out additional leadership roles that I otherwise would have never thought I’d be qualified for."

              Samantha Ramsey

               Spencer County

               Connect - Class of 2009

I would highly recommend this program to the people of Southern Indiana. I was forwarded the application by a past Connect with Southern Indiana member that knew I was struggling to find work in a professional field after my graduation. Once accepted into the program I met a number of professionals that I could network with. I felt funny though pursuing work through this connection and instead learned all I could about myself in relationship to my own leadership skills and abilities. While enrolled in the program I also became acquainted with people from neighboring counties and have established new friendships. I learned what each county had to offer in terms of education, industry, recreation, economy, etc., to the people of Southern Indiana and beyond. Through Connect we established our own projects that would benefit residents of our communities. In addition, I have relearned the importance of volunteering and helping our fellow Hoosiers find and sustain a better quality of life for themselves and their families. It was a rewarding experience and I will always treasure my time in this program." 

Angie Valuch, Substitute Teacher

Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corp

Dubois County

Connect - Class of 2009




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