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Dr. Robin Lilienthal

Financing a college education

By Dr. Robin Lilienthal For most people a college education is a significant financial commitment. According to a Lumina Foundation report, only 25 percent of American adults believe that college is affordable for all. The Iowa College Aid Commission reports that because of the perception that college is too expensive, many potential students don’t even…

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Orpheum hosts Crystal City on Nov. 3

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts a concert by Crystal City on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 9 pm in Dejardin Hall at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center. The venue is located at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown, on the southwest corner of the Iowa Valley/MCC campus. Tickets are $12.50 and can be…

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MCC Honors Program impresses IVCCD Board

The spotlight was on the Marshalltown Community College Honors Program at last week’s meeting of the Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors. MCC Biology Faculty Dr. Danielle Kness, Honors Program advisor, told Board members that the Honors Program “challenges students to think, analyze, investigate, and discover at a more advanced level than commonly…

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IVCCD Board re-elects Johnson as President

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors re-elected Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls as its Board President when it met this week in Marshalltown. Paul Pohlson of Grinnell was re-elected as Board Vice President, Barb Jennings was reappointed Board Secretary, and Kathy Pink was reappointed Treasurer. During recognitions, Chancellor Dr. Chris…

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Ann Rubenbauer earns NCMPR honors

Ann Rubenbauer, Iowa Valley Community College District Coordinator of Creative Services, was presented with a Bronze Medallion Award at this week’s National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 5 conference in Rochester, MN. The award was given for promotional materials developed for the Orpheum Theater Center’s annual “18 Men Who Cook” fundraiser. Her…

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Medical Assisting programs receive reaccreditation notice

Iowa Valley Community College District has received notice that the Medical Assisting programs offered at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College have been reaccredited through 2027. The nine-year reaccreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Occupation Programs (CAAHEP) recognizes that the programs are in compliance with nationally established accreditation…

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Orpheum hosts Blues & BBQ on Oct. 13

The Orpheum Theater Center hosts the third annual Blues & BBQ event on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 9:30 pm in Dejardin Hall at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center. The venue is located at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown, on the southwest corner of the Iowa Valley/MCC campus. Tickets are $30 and…

Dr. Chris Duree

IVCCD’s ongoing commitment to its mission

By Dr. Chris Duree Many, if not most, organizations have a mission statement which is intended to make a claim about their passion, purpose, and commitment. More than simply publishing an institution’s mission on documents, websites, or posting on walls and marketing brochures, the statement should become embedded in the culture and backed by multiple…

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IVCCD earns 2018 Top Workplaces honors

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture,…

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Board sees demo of state-of-the-art law enforcement program

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about a new MILO Law Enforcement training system in use by the Ellsworth Community College Criminal Justice program when it met this week at the ECC campus in Iowa Falls. The $50,000 system is one of only three now in use in…

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