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Meet the LUM Summer Intern—Samantha


Meet Samantha Habbinga — the second LUM Summer Intern.


S2016-06-07 Habbinga_Samantha 001 (2) (1280x895)he grew up in Lafayette and graduated from Jefferson High School. Samantha now lives in New Richmond with her husband, Jeremey, and their 3-year-old daughter, Kodie.

She earned a BA in secondary English education and  a BS in psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette. Samantha is currently working on her Master of Social Work at the Indiana University School of Social Work, Indianapolis — anticipated graduation this December.

At LUM, she will be working with a few different programs including the Good Samaritan Program, LUM Camp, Shelter Intake & the 5th Quarter Summer Learning Program.

After graduation, Samantha hopes to use her education & experience to be a licensed “play therapist” in private practice. LUM is fortunate to have her join our team this summer.

 

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.

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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 — Rebekah Niedner

Meet the LUM Interns — Rebekah Niedner


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Rebekah Niedner is from Valparaiso  Indiana and is a student in the Graduate School of Social Work at Indiana University – Indianapolis pursuing a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Leadership. Rebekah has a BSW in Social Work and BA in Spanish from Indiana University – Bloomington.

As a LUM Intern, Rebekah is working as an advocate and counselor with the Good Samaritan Program, ID Clinic, and Case Management; and is assisting with the LUM Good Samaritan Fund Follies program. In addition to her studies at IU and internship with LUM, Rebekah works as a paraprofessional at a local public middle school.  Rebekah also enjoys staying in shape doing Zumba and cooking and eating healthy.

After graduation from IU in May 2014, Rebekah will be pursuing a career in social work. Rebekah someday wishes to be involved in community development working in a school environment educating students and families and collaborating with community agencies to develop strong individuals, strong families and a strong community.


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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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Meet the LUM Interns — Jashay Johnson-Martin

Meet the LUM Interns — Jashay Johnson-Martin


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Jashay Johnson-Martin is from South Bend, Indiana and is a Purdue undergraduate majoring in Human Services with a duel minor in Sociology and Organizational Leadership & Supervision.

As a LUM Intern, Jashay is working with Case Management, the Tax Assistance Program, and Achieve! Program. In addition to her studies at Purdue and internship with LUM, Jashay works as a youth program assistant at a local youth center.

After graduation in May 2013, Jashay will be attending graduate school to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW), a master’s degree in the field of social work.


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