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Outstanding service and longevity awards

Nine individuals received Ambassador of the Year/Outstanding Service Awards and 64 employees were recognized for their years of service at the annual Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) staff in-service day earlier this week. The employees represent all units of IVCCD, including Ellsworth Community College (ECC), Marshalltown Community College (MCC), Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE),…

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Orpheum director reports on planning, activities

Orpheum Theater Center Director Bob Untiedt has been on the job for just a handful of months, but in that time he’s studied the Orpheum’s history, expanded the Advisory Committee, hosted a planning event that involved nearly 80 stakeholders, and offered a variety of events designed to appeal to diverse audiences. He told the IVCCD…

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IVCCD agreement impacts fully online, non-Iowa students

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this month and approved participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), whereby IVCCD will be able to enroll non-Iowa students from other states and U.S. territories who want to participate exclusively in online classes through either Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls or…

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Promise Jobs transition in the works

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors learned this month that Iowa Workforce Development is transitioning from smaller territories to larger districts, and that a contract has been awarded to Hawkeye Community College to provide services in what has been Iowa Valley’s service area. Jennifer Fuchs, IVCCD Director of WIOA Title 1,…

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ECC Agriculture, Chris Duree receive prestigious IAAE awards

The Ellsworth Community College agriculture program faculty accepted the IAAE Outstanding Post-Secondary Program Award and IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree received its Outstanding School Administrator Award at this year’s annual conference of the Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators in Ankeny. Faculty members Kevin Butt and Eric Weuve accepted the Outstanding Program award on behalf of…

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IVCCD Board approves FY17 tuition, room/board rates

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a 2016-2017 tuition increase of $5 per credit hour for Iowa residents who are students at Ellsworth and Marshalltown Community Colleges when it met yesterday in Grinnell; the non-resident tuition increase was $7 for MCC students and $10 for ECC students. Changes were also…

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IVCCD Board handles personnel matters

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved voluntary early retirement applications for 12 employees, bringing the total number of retirees to 19 for this year, when it met this month in Marshalltown. The Board approved voluntary early retirement applications for Shirley Clement, Iowa Valley Continuing Education (IVCE) Office Associate; Richard (Dick)…

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IVCCD Board recognized for service

“School Boards Matter: Making a Difference for Iowa Students” is the theme of Iowa’s School Board Recognition Month, being celebrated statewide during the month of May. Serving on the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors with a combined 76 years of experience are Vice Chair Larry Johnson of Iowa Falls (District 1,…

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IVCCD Online Nutrition course earns Blackboard honors

Professor April Graveman’s online Biology 151 (Nutrition) course at Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has received the distinction of Blackboard Exemplary Course. The award, presented by leading education technology company Blackboard Inc., celebrates faculty and course designers from schools, colleges and universities around the world who develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the…

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IVCCD Board approves tax levy continuations

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved resolutions authorizing the 10-year continuation of both the IVCCD Plant Fund Tax Levy and the IVCCD Equipment Levy when it met in regular session this month at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. The 20 ¼-cent Plant Fund Levy, which was…

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IVCCD Board nomination papers due July 30