VU students earn top honors in college success competition - External Relations
VU students earn top honors in college success competition
May 27, 2020
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Jobs for America’s
Graduates (JAG) College Success Program All-Star team of Amy Young,
Shania Cremeans, and Gretchen McCrary recently showed off their talent
in the virtual state
JAG Career Development Conference.
Amy Young, VU Student
Young, a sophomore at the Vincennes campus, won the College Success
Program state championship. The VU JAG College Success Program
All-Stars competed against Ivy Tech Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Fort
Wayne students. They were required to give a three- to five-minute
presentation about their future career and how the VU JAG College
Success Program has benefited them.
It is Young’s second JAG state championship after her win as part of
the 2018 Entrepreneurship Plan Team while a senior at Pike Central
High School. That makes her the first to win state championships with
two different JAG programs.
Shania Cremeans, VU Student
Shania Cremeans, a sophomore at the Vincennes campus, finished third
in the competition. This is the second time she has placed at the
state CDC, the first being 2018 when she was a member of the state
championship Entrepreneurship Plan Team event while she was a senior
at Pike Central High School.
Gretchen McCrary, VU Jasper Student
Gretchen McCrary, a sophomore at the Jasper campus, earned an
JAG is a state-based, national non-profit organization administered
by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that helps students
learn in-demand employability skills and provides a bridge to
post-secondary education and career advancement opportunities.
Shaun Brames, VU JAG College Success Program Manager
“I could not be prouder of these three young ladies,” Vincennes
University JAG College Success Program Manager Shaun Brames said. “I
have been absolutely blessed to have worked with them since they were
all juniors at Pike Central High School. The opportunity to see them
grow and succeed over the past few years is one that I treasure. All
three of them truly embody every positive quality of the JAG
program...hard work, integrity, and a desire to help others."