Realizing the Dream

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Matthew Neely (left), a Trine University student from Huntington, and Ruth Reed, who Neely named as his most influential teacher at Huntington North High School, both received awards at the Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) Realizing the Dream banquet Nov. 4 in Indianapolis. The event recognizes first generation students attending ICI campuses who were selected by their colleges for outstanding achievement in their freshman year. Neely is a sophomore majoring in exercise science. He received a $2,500 check to help with college costs, and Reed received a $1,000 professional development grant.