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School Board Recognition Month

In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the IVCCD Board of Directors was honored at a reception prior to this month’s Board meeting. Pictured are (back row) Chris Brodin, Delbert Kellogg, Larry Johnson, Paul Pohlson, (front row) Deb Crosser, Joanna Hofer, and Deb Jones.

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IVCCD approves new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree to be offered by Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. The new 72-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program will be available starting this fall. According to MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal, the new degree…

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IVCCD earns NACEP reaccreditation on dual credits for high schools

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been reaccredited through 2026 to provide dual credit courses to high school students through Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell. The reaccreditation is from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) Accreditation Commission. According to NACEP, 26 dual credit programs at…

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Reflections as MCC’s May 10 graduation approaches

By George Johnson Even though I’ve taught for 32 years at Marshalltown Community College, I still get emotional about one of the greatest events in any student’s life: Graduation. That night, graduates march in and the memories begin. They cross the stage all smiles for family and friends, and as the emotions flow, so do…

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MCC/Orpheum host 7th Annual “United State of Poetry” April 30

Marshalltown Community College and the Orpheum Theater Center will celebrate National Poetry Month with “The United State of Poetry” on Tuesday, April 30, at the IVCE Conference Center in Dejardin Hall. The event will include a variety of classical poetry readings beginning at 7 pm. Some of the poetry readers will be MCC students, and…

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The journey toward success

By Jon Núñez The meaning of the word “success” depends greatly on the individual and his/her circumstances. No matter who you are, where you come from, or your skill level, the Iowa Valley Education & Training Center (ETC) is here to help you gain the skills you need to achieve your educational goals. For some…

Dr. Duree, Dr. Allen and Iowa Senators

Dr. Duree honored at DM Capitol

Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree and Hawkeye Community College President Dr. Linda Allen were honored this morning by the Iowa Senate for their dedicated service to the state and Iowa’s community colleges. Both administrators will retire at the end of June after a combined 52 years in higher education leadership. A…

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Dr. Kristie Fisher is named new IVCCD Chancellor

This afternoon the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors named Dr. Kristie Fisher to succeed Dr. Chris Duree when he retires as IVCCD Chancellor on June 30. Currently a resident of Solon and Senior Director of National Associations & Market Engagement for ACT. Inc., Dr. Fisher indicated she and her husband plan…

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IVCCD approves ECC agreement with Adidas

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a five-year merchandising agreement between Ellsworth Community College and adidas® America, Inc. (Adidas) for apparel for the ECC Panther athletic teams when it met last week. The agreement stipulates that Athletic Department personnel, coaches and student-athletes will exclusively wear Adidas products in…

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University of Iowa’s ‘Dancers in Company’ to perform April 20

The University of Iowa’s premiere touring repertory company, Dancers in Company, will be bringing its talents to Marshalltown this month. The dancing troupe will perform at the IVCE Conference Center (Dejardin Hall) at 3702 S. Center St. on Saturday, April 20, at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Orpheum Theater Center, the performance is free and…

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