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College Board learns about TRIO program

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard from Ellsworth Community College TRIO Student Support Services staff and students when it met this week in Iowa Falls. ECC TRIO Director Molly Hippen and Coordinator Jessica VanHove told the Board about the basics of the TRIO program, which serves students who are first…

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Orpheum hosts The Maytags on Nov. 11

This Saturday, Nov. 11, the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center hosts a performance by The Maytags from 7 to 9 pm in the Orpheum Black Box Theater, 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown. Tickets are $12.50 and can be purchased in advance by calling 641-844-5921, or by visiting the Orpheum Theater Office. Tickets can also be purchased…

Dr. Lisa Breja

Why accreditation matters

By Dr. Lisa Breja Accreditation is important to educational institutions and to college students and their families. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that an institution has met and is maintaining a high level of standards set by an accrediting agency. While accreditation may not be at the top of the mind of students,…

Jacque Goodman

The evolution of Iowa Valley Continuing Education

By Jacque Goodman For years, Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE) was the place to go for personal enrichment classes such as dance and yoga. At one point in history we were the only game in town! Now, you don’t even need to leave your home for these conveniences. In fact, you can live-stream this type…

Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson named IVCCD Board President

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors administered oaths of office to re-elected directors Delbert Kellogg of Marshalltown and Deb Jones of Clemons and newly-elected director Joanna Hofer of Toledo when it met this week. The Board then selected Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls as its new president and Paul Pohlson of…

Ann Rubenbauer

Ann Rubenbauer earns NCMPR award

Ann Rubenbauer, Iowa Valley Community College District Graphic Designer, was presented with a Bronze Medallion Award at this week’s National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 5 conference in Davenport. The award was given for Marshalltown Community College’s 2017-18 Calendar, which showcases campus photos and events, as well as being an educational tool…

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Buena Vista University celebrates 35 years in Marshalltown

Marshalltown Community College faculty, staff and students joined Buena Vista University in celebrating BVU’s 35th anniversary of offering educational programs and services on the MCC campus. Speakers included Dr. Joshua Merchant, BVU President, and Dr. Chris Duree, IVCCD Chancellor. Pictured is a ceremonial signing of a lease agreement between the two colleges with Dr. Robin…

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Board learns about “the trip of a lifetime”

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard about the May 2017 study trip to Germany and France when it met this month. ECC Social Sciences Faculty Joerg Rochlitzer introduced four students who participated in the trip, and two of them shared details and photos with the Board. Rochlitzer chaperoned and guided…

Yvonne Mallory

Yvonne Mallory retires from IVCCD Board

Yvonne Mallory of Toledo chaired her final Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board meeting this week. She was elected to the IVCCD Board of Directors in 2000 and has served as Board President since 2015. She has also served as Iowa Valley’s representative to the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) Board of…

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Attitude Check: ‘Tell Me Something Good!’

By Dr. Chris Duree As the Iowa State Fair draws to a close each August, those of us who are passionate about our work in the field of education are anxious for the return of our faculty and students. Throughout Iowa Valley Community College District, there is an obvious renewed sense of excitement as our…

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