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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…

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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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IVCCD receives $100,000 Intermediary Grant

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS), in conjunction with the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation within the Iowa Department of Education, has announced that Iowa Valley Community College District will receive an IVRS grant of $100,000 to establish Intermediary Networks. The 14 community colleges awarded an Intermediary Network grant will work with IVRS-eligible or…

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IINSPIRE LSAMP program awarded $5 million

The National Science Foundation has been awarded $5 million dollars to continue funding the IINSPIRE LSAMP Program. In 2011, the Iowa-Illinois-Nebraska LSAMP (IINSPIRE LSAMP) alliance was formed to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM education in the Midwest. IINSPIRE LSAMP consists of 16 two-year and four-year colleges and universities: Augustana College (Illinois), Des…

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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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ECC, MCC host Health Occupations Open Houses

Job opportunities continue to be abundant in the fields of Practical Nursing (LPN), Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting or working in a Medical Office. Healthcare careers are among the most in-demand, both in Iowa and across the country, of any field. Because interest in these programs is so high, two Health Occupations…

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Distance Education Week is Nov. 9-13

Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are gearing up to celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13, as designated by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). During the week, a variety of free webinars will be offered by USDLA for interested instructors and students. According to Joe…

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New book celebrates 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges

AMES, IA – A new book released today by an Iowa State University professor and doctoral students celebrates the 50th anniversary of Iowa community colleges. “Iowa’s Community Colleges: A Collective History of Fifty Years of Accomplishment” provides a history of the statewide development of the community college system through a focus on the individual college…

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Oct. 7 Open House to honor Conrad Dejardin

Iowa Valley Community College District will honor retiring IVCCD Board Chairman Conrad Dejardin at a reception that’s open to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 2:30 to 3:45 pm in Dejardin Hall of the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Conference Center at 3702 S. Center St. in Marshalltown. Dejardin was elected to the IVCCD Board…

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ECC and MCC receive new TRIO grants

Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College have been notified that they will receive new U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants in the amounts of $1.1 million and $726,750 (respectively) over the next five years. The TRIO SSS grants fund opportunities for student academic development and serve to assist and motivate…

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