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IVCCD and University of Iowa announce Nursing Partnership

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) and the University of Iowa (UI) will be finalizing a new partnership agreement allowing IVCCD nursing graduates to seamlessly transfer to the UI College of Nursing to complete their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees, during a formal signing ceremony on Monday, May 23 2022, 2 p.m., at…


Join IVCCD in Celebrating Board of Directors

May is School Board Recognition Month, sponsored by the Iowa Association of School Boards to celebrate the contributions of board members to Iowa public education. This year’s theme is “School Boards: Launching Iowa’s Next Generation.” The Iowa Valley Community College District is celebrating the work of its Board of Directors, who have maintained their commitment…


IVCCD Announces Staffing Changes

After an exhaustive search, the Iowa Valley Community College District has named Gena Garber to the role of CFO, Vice-Chancellor of Administration. Garber will be serving as Chief Financial Officer, a position vacated by a retirement in June of 2021. She will oversee business operations for the District. Garber was hired in May 2020 as…


IVCCD Celebrates Community College Month Throughout April

The Iowa Valley Community College District will join the national Community College Month celebration, a month-long education campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The primary goals of #CCmonth are to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges, and to challenge longtime stigmas associated with public…


Iowa Awarded Congressional Funding for College and Career Transition Support

Iowa’s Community Colleges were awarded $2 million in federal funding for the College and Career Transition Counselor initiative as a part of the omnibus spending bill approved by Congress and signed by President Biden last week. The Community Project Funding was supported by Iowa Representative Marianette Miller-Meeks and will support shared positions between high schools…


Iowa’s Community Colleges Add Over $5.5 Billion To Iowa’s Economy

DES MOINES, IA – Today, the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees released an Economic Impact report about Iowa’s Community Colleges by Emsi Burning Glass. The report shows a $5.5 billion impact to Iowa’s economy, including the support of 87,149 jobs to Iowans during the last year. The full…

IVCCD Students and Faculty Participate in Movie Trailer

When Hollywood was looking for a German advisor for the short film, they didn’t need to look further than Ellsworth Community College’s own Joerg Rochlitzer, Social Sciences Faculty and German-native. Rochlitzer served as a WWII German advisor for the production crew, and, through conversation, convinced Hollywood producers to film the movie trailer in Iowa Falls,…


IVCCD Honors Years of Service

During the Iowa Valley Community College District All Staff Day, held August 17 at Ellsworth Community College, the District recognized the years of service of faculty and staff members. Honorees included the following: 35 Years – P.J. Colbert, MCC English Faculty; and Steve Muntz, MCC Broadcasting/Digital Media Faculty. 30 Years – Valerie Forrest, District Office…


IVCCD Bestows Ambassador of the Year Awards

During the Iowa Valley Community College District All Staff Day held on August 17 at Ellsworth Community College, the District recognized several individuals that have contributed to the success of the campus communities. IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Kristie Fisher presented the awards as follows: Ambassador of the Year: The Ambassador of the Year Awards are presented…

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