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IVCCD receives clean FY16 audit report

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors received a clean audit report from Schnurr & Company on the District’s FY16 financials when it met this week in Marshalltown. The auditors reported to the Board that there were no significant or unusual practices, no audit adjustments, no disagreements with management, no significant issues, and…

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The Future Ready Iowa Alliance: a promising initiative for Iowans

By Dr. Chris Duree My career in the Iowa public education system began in the fall of 1980. Needless to say, I have witnessed a lot of politicians make bold statements of how they would improve Iowa education once they were elected. After 35+ years “in the trenches” from small to mid-size rural school districts…

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Help wanted!

By Jacque Goodman Help wanted … the signs are everywhere! As one walks into the grocery store, convenience store or restaurants, many are looking for HELP. Even with fewer people, organizations try to maintain the same level of service. From this point forward, service is going to be what boosts top companies above the competition….

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IVCCD Board approves amendments to grants for dislocated workers

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved multiple amendments to grants and agreements in place with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) when it met this week in Iowa Falls. Jacque Goodman, Vice Chancellor of Continuing Education, explained that through the IWD grants, Iowa Valley serves hundreds of dislocated workers (394…

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Distance Education Week is Nov. 7-11

Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are gearing up to celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 7-11, as designated by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). During the week, a variety of free webinars and virtual field trips will be offered by USDLA for interested instructors and…

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Future Ready Iowa Alliance work begins on weighty goals

Last week Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Director of Iowa Workforce Development Beth Townsend convened the first Future Ready Iowa Alliance membership meeting at the Botanical Gardens in Des Moines. Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree is a member of the Alliance and the Executive Committee of the Alliance. In…

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IVCCD receives $100,000 Intermediary Grant

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS), in conjunction with the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation within the Iowa Department of Education, has announced that Iowa Valley Community College District will receive an IVRS grant of $100,000 to establish Intermediary Networks. The 14 community colleges awarded an Intermediary Network grant will work with IVRS-eligible or…

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IINSPIRE LSAMP program awarded $5 million

The National Science Foundation has been awarded $5 million dollars to continue funding the IINSPIRE LSAMP Program. In 2011, the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska LSAMP (IINSPIRE LSAMP) alliance was formed to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM education in the Midwest. IINSPIRE LSAMP consists of 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities: Augustana College (Illinois), Des…

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Johnson recognized for 30 years on IVCCD Board

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors honored one of its own at this month’s meeting when Board Vice Chair Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls was presented with a plaque in honor of his 30 years of service. Statewide, and even nationally, 30 years of service as an elected member of a community…

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IVCCD is one of “Iowa’s Top Workplaces” for the fifth time

Iowa Valley Community College District, which operates Ellsworth Community College, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Iowa Valley Grinnell, is pleased to announce that it was selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for the fifth time in six years. For 2016, IVCCD ranked 34th on Iowa’s list of mid-sized employers. IVCCD was…

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