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IVCCD seeks community input on strategic agenda

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) is in the process of developing its 2020-2025 Strategic Agenda. The strategic planning process began last fall with gathering feedback from internal and external stakeholders during presentations in the four-county area. Much of that feedback was used to develop the structure for the proposed Strategic Agenda. “We would very…

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IVCCD announces bond issue next steps

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Chancellor Dr. Kristie Fisher has announced some guiding principles and next steps regarding the District’s plans for the $32 million bond referendum approved by voters on Nov. 5. The funds will be used for improvements on the Ellsworth Community College (Iowa Falls), Marshalltown Community College and Iowa Valley Grinnell…

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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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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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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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Last-Dollar Scholarships available for local college students

Students enrolled in qualified programs at Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, and Iowa Valley Grinnell are now eligible to apply for the new Last-Dollar Scholarship program. Part of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Future Ready Iowa Act, the new scholarships will help pay tuition for up to two years of college education leading…

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IVCCD Board of Directors nomination papers available

Nomination papers for candidates for the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Merged Area VI Board of Directors are now available and may be filed with Barbara Jennings, Secretary of the Board, any time between 8 am and 4:30 pm beginning Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 through Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, no later than 5 p.m….

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Receptions planned for retiring IVCCD Chancellor

Iowa Valley Community College District is planning retirement receptions for IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree in Iowa Falls, Grinnell and Marshalltown. The public is invited to attend any of the receptions. The Iowa Falls reception on Wednesday, June 5, will be held from 4:30 to 6 pm in the Panther Den in the Dale Howard…

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