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Attitude Check: ‘Tell Me Something Good!’

By Dr. Chris Duree As the Iowa State Fair draws to a close each August, those of us who are passionate about our work in the field of education are anxious for the return of our faculty and students. Throughout Iowa Valley Community College District, there is an obvious renewed sense of excitement as our…

2017 Outstanding Service Award recipients

IVCCD bestows outstanding service and longevity awards

Two individuals and one committee received Ambassador of the Year Awards, nine individuals received Outstanding Service Awards, and 28 employees were recognized for their years of service at the annual Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) staff in-service day last week. The employees represent all units of IVCCD, including Ellsworth Community College (ECC), Marshalltown Community…

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IVCCD focuses on outreach to Hardin, Tama Counties

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors heard about outreach efforts with Hardin and Tama Counties when it met this month. Vice Chancellor of Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE) Jacque Goodman and IVCE Employer Relations Supervisor Sandy Supianoski told the Board about the “Community Engagement: Building Relationships in Hardin and Tama Counties”…

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MHS to construct a shelter at MCC cross country course

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved an agreement for construction and maintenance of a 20’x24’ shelter to be located on the Marshalltown Community College campus near the cross country course when it met this month. The shelter will be funded, built and maintained by Marshalltown High School, which uses the…

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MCC/Iowa Valley to host Mass Casualty Training on July 19

The campus of Iowa Valley/Marshalltown Community College will be completely closed the afternoon of Wednesday, July 19, for a Mass Casualty Training. Participants from Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Marshalltown Police Department, Emergency Medical personnel and Iowa Valley/MCC staff will participate in a simulated casualty training event that will benefit all…

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IVCCD Board approves FY18 tuition, room/board rates

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved 2017-18 tuition and housing/meal plan rates when it met this week in Grinnell. The Board approved increasing tuition by $5 per credit hour for Iowa residents, which is less than the average tuition increase of all other Iowa community colleges. For non-Iowa residents, the…

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48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications

48 IVCCD students earn Microsoft Certifications Forty-eight Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students. The…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers available

Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District  (IVCCD) Board of Directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, Secretary of the Board, any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. beginning Monday, July 10, 2017, through Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, no later than 5 p.m. The Board of…

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May 2017 IVCCD Board Report

A variety of projects occupied the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors when it met this week in Marshalltown. A series of resolutions was approved by the Board authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of $245,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates, Series 2017-1. On the recommendation of a representative of Speer Financial,…

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IVCCD Board to be recognized May 10

May is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity for communities to honor Iowa’s more than 2,000 locally elected school board members for their dedication to public education. Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) will honor its seven Board members with a reception from 3 to 3:30 pm prior to the monthly IVCCD Board meeting…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30