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IVCE is on a mission

By Jon Núñez & Kathy Siebring Iowa Valley Continuing Education is on a mission to prepare individuals for college and fulfilling careers through English language learning and high school equivalency classes. We offer these important services at five satellite locations: downtown Marshalltown, Eldora, Grinnell, Iowa Falls, and Tama. The staff at each of our sites…

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IVCCD Board approves FY18 estimated budget

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a budget estimate for 2017-2018 which includes a reduction in local property tax askings when it met this week in Marshalltown. Kathy Pink, IVCCD Vice Chancellor of Finance/CFO, reviewed the FY18 budget estimate and explained variances from the FY17 estimated budget. One of the…

Dr. Martin Reimer

Trip to Germany/France will broaden your perspective

By Dr. Martin Reimer I was blessed to grow up in rural Iowa as a youth. Unfortunately, I did not fully appreciate how lucky I was. I remember reading about far off exotic places and wanted to travel and live in different countries and experience different cultures. After all, in my view, not much was…

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January Board report

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned of a possible pending state general aid de-appropriation when it met this week in Marshalltown. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree told the Board that the state has been mandated to cut approximately $110 million from the current year’s budget, and that the Governor has…

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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…

Dr. Chris Duree

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…

Jacque Goodman

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…


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…

Dr. Chris Duree

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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