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Congratulations – Class of 2018 – Graduates


Good Luck & Best Wishes to All Graduates


Congratulations to all who recently graduated from college including Purdue University & Ivy Tech Community College as well as all who are about to graduate from high school in Lafayette, West Lafayette & Tippecanoe County.


You Did It! Well Done!


As you start your next journey, please remember to continue to give back to your community.

Good luck & best wishes to you from your friends at Lafayette Urban Ministry.

Thanks & Best Wishes to LUM Spring Interns


LUM Interns – Valuable Resource to LUM


Special THANK YOU to all of the LUM Interns for their valuable contributions this past Spring semester. Best wishes to all of our interns.

Interns allow LUM to serve our students, clients and guests with increased efficiency and innovation.

Thanks also to Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University and the IU School of Social Work for trusting LUM with the education and supervision of their talented intern students.

Meet the After School Program Staff


The Director

Amanda Bajzatt.
Amanda Bajzatt is the Youth Programs Director responsible for the After School Program and 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program.

Amanda grew up in West Lafayette, graduated from Harrison High School, and currently lives in Lafayette.

Amanda’s education includes:
Ivy Tech Community College, Associate degree in Human Services
Indiana University, Bachelor of Social Work
Indiana University, Master of Social Work

Amanda started with LUM in June 2017, and also served as a LUM intern in 2014 & 2017 as well as a LUM volunteer with various programs including the After School Program.


The Teacher’s Aides

This year, the After School Program staff includes three Teacher’s Aides who assist the program director.

The After School Program Teacher’s Aides are as follows (pictured L to R above):

Fanesta Williams.
Fanesta is from Maywood, Illinois and lives in Lafayette. She has a BA from Chicago State University in General Studies and is certified in first aid in both mental health & youth mental health.

Danny Pollitt.
Danny is from Peoria, Illinois and lives in Lafayette. He has a Bachelor’s from Purdue University in Social Studies Education with minors in History & Political Science.

Tiffany Finch-King.
Tiffany is from Gary and lives in Lafayette. She will complete her Associate degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech Community College in Fall 2019. She has already earned 52 credit hours from Ivy Tech & Indiana University Northwest.


The Interns

This Spring, the LUM After School Program also has three interns assisting the program director.

The Spring After School Program interns are as follows (pictured L to R above):

Kaitlyn Hettinger.
Kaitlyn grew up and still lives in Lafayette. She will earn an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College in December and will pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

Emilee McCracken.
Emilee is from Roselawn and now lives in West Lafayette. She will earn an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech in May and will pursue a Bachelor’s degree at Purdue University in the Fall.

Saedie Spikes.
Saedie is from Fowler and lives in Lafayette. She earned an Associate degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College, will earn a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University in May, and will pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.


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Meet the LUM Interns – Spring 2018


Rhyannon Barrett
Originally from Sweet Home, Oregon, Rhyannon now lives in Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. She will graduate in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Rhyannon is working with the Good Samaritan Program & Emergency Shelter.


Kaitlyn Hettinger
Kaitlyn grew up and still lives in Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College. Kaitlyn will graduate in December 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Kaitlyn is working with the After School Program.


Erice Perez
Originally from Avon, Erice now lives in West Lafayette.

She is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & Public Relations from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Erice will graduate in May 2018 and is planning on working for a non profit in the field of PR, with eventual plans to get a degree in law.

As the Klinker-Alting Intern at LUM, Erice is working with the Campaign for Hoosier Families.


Saedie Spikes
Originally from Fowler, Saedie now lives in Lafayette.

She earned an Associates Degree in Human Services from Ivy Tech Community College and is matriculating toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis. Saedie will graduate from IUPUI in May 2018 and plans to pursue an advanced degree in Social Work.

As an intern at LUM, Saedie is working with the After School Program.

Meet Ally – LUM Spring Intern


Ally Wong LUM Intern, Campaign for Hoosier Families


Ally is from Pleasanton, California.

She is currently enrolled at Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Ally is an undergraduate student with a double major in History and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts. Ally will earn her bachelor’s degree and graduate from Purdue in May 2017.

 

 

Meet Gina – LUM Spring Intern


Gina Williams LUM Intern, Administration


Gina grew up in Indianapolis and now lives in Lafayette with her dog of 12 years, Yoshi, and her husband of two months, Rob.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in psychology and is currently earning her Master of Social Work degree at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Gina also serves as the director of the LUM Emergency Shelter.

 

 

Meet Amanda – LUM Spring Intern


Amanda Bajzatt LUM Intern, Administration


Amanda grew up and currently lives in Lafayette with her husband, Robert.

She earned an associates degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Human Services, a BSW in Social Work from IUPUI, and is currently enrolled at the IU School of Social Work toward a Masters of Social Work, which she will complete in May 2017.

 

Thank You — Congratulations — Farewell (to the LUM Interns)

LUM Intern Farewell Reception


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L to R – Standing: Ron Smith, Joe Micon, Katie Brandes, ‘Shay Johnson-Martin, Mary Anderson, Cindy Haley, Amanda Bajzatt, Joyce Fasani; Seated: Susan Brouillette, Rebekah Niedner

It is with mixed emotions that the LUM staff says “farewell” and “well done” to our fabulously talented and hardworking interns – Amanda Bajzatt, Katherine Brandes, Evan Guse, Jashay Johnson-Martin, Rebekah Niedner, & Brittany Rooze. LUM has truly been blessed to have 6 interns working with various programs since January 2013. As many can relate, the time with our interns has flown by.

Evan Guse
Evan Guse
Brittany Rooze
Brittany Rooze

To celebrate the LUM interns were invited to an appreciation party hosted by all of the LUM staff — and cake. All interns will be graduating soon and LUM wishes them very well. Each of them used their unique talents to make LUM better.

So – Thank you, Congratulations, and Farewell (for now) – to Amanda, Katie, Evan, ‘Shay, Rebekah, and Brittany.

To read more about our interns, click HERE.



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Meet the LUM Interns — Katherine Brandes

Meet the LUM Interns — Katherine Brandes


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Katherine Brandes is from Batesville, Indiana and is an Ivy Tech (Lafayette) undergraduate in the Human Services Department.

As a LUM Intern, Katie is working with the After School Program as a tutor and bus driver. In addition to her studies at Ivy Tech and 2013-03-20 ASP_Shelly 065 (2)internship with LUM, she works as a mental health technician at the Wabash Alliance Elmwood Group Home.

After graduating in May 2013 with an associate’s degree in applied science, Katie will continue her studies at IU East in Richmond pursuing a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in social work. Her dream job would be to either work with the elderly or work for Adult Protective Services.


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Meet the LUM Interns — Amanda Bajzatt

Meet the LUM Interns — Amanda Bajzatt


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Amanda Bajzatt is from Lafayette, Indiana and is an Ivy Tech (Lafayette) undergraduate majoring in Human Services in the Social Service Department.

As a LUM Intern, Amanda is working with the After School Program as a tutor and bus driver. In addition to her studies at Ivy Tech and internship with LUM, Amanda works as an administrative assistant at the Ivy Tech Corporate College.

After graduation from Ivy Tech in May 2013, Amanda will be pursuing a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Social Work at IUPUI. Amanda someday wishes to work in some capacity serving disabled American veterans.


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