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IVCCD Bond Referendum passes

On its second attempt, Iowa Valley Community College District’s $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum received 62.43% approval from voters yesterday, exceeding the required 60% approval by an estimated 268 votes. A total of 11,067 ballots were cast across the District’s 10-county area, with 6,909 votes in favor of the referendum and 4,158 (37.57%) against….

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Board approves MCC roof repairs

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met in special session on Nov. 1 to approve a bid for partial roof replacement at Marshalltown Community College. Four bids were received, and the Board approved the low bid of $171,150 from Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal of Des Moines. The project engineer’s estimate…


IVCCD asks voters to re-consider $32 million bond issue

By Dr. Kristie Fisher Last spring after interviewing for the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Chancellor role, my husband and I drove back to Solon impressed with the people and communities we had visited. The drive included a conversation about the April bond referendum and the extensive facility study that served as the foundation…

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IVCCD Bond Referendum overview

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors is taking a $32 million General Obligation Bond Referendum back to voters on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The bond issue first went to voters on April 2 and failed to achieve the required 60% approval by 60 votes out of 3,828 ballots cast. The bond referendum…

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IVCCD shares Economic Impact Study results

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) was recently cited by the Iowa Department of Education as having the #1 student transfer rate and the #3 student success rate (graduation rate + transfer rate) among all of Iowa’s community colleges. Having recently commissioned an economic impact study with EMSI, the District and its colleges are now…

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Tickets now available for ‘Swingin’ 60s FUNdraiser’ Nov. 9

MARSHALLTOWN – Another event disrupted by last year’s tornado is back on the books! The “Swingin’ 60s FUNdraiser” planned for last fall is now scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 pm at the Orpheum Theater’s black box theater. Tickets are available, and proceeds will be used to benefit the Jean Seberg Endowment…

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 21-25

Both Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 21-25, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, which is Wednesday, Oct….

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IVCCD seeks public input for new strategic plan

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) is seeking public input on its vision statement, mission statement, core values and key core competencies as it begins the process of retiring its 2014-19 Strategic Agenda and developing a new three- to five-year strategic plan. “We have collected employee feedback on our District vision, mission, core values and…

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IVCCD holds public hearing on MCC roof repairs

The IVCCD Board of Directors held a public hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for repairs to the east roof on the Marshalltown Community College campus when it met this week. With no objections received, the bids on the project will be opened Oct. 30 at 10 am in Marshalltown… logo

ECC/MCC Practical Nursing programs ranked #2 in Iowa

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been notified that its Practical Nursing programs offered at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College have been ranked #2 in Iowa by According to, the college rankings are based on licensure exam (NCLEX) passage rates, accreditation status, cost, class sizes, and the…

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