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ECC/MCC Practical Nursing programs ranked #2 in Iowa

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been notified that its Practical Nursing programs offered at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College have been ranked #2 in Iowa by According to, the college rankings are based on licensure exam (NCLEX) passage rates, accreditation status, cost, class sizes, and the…

IVCCD Outstanding Service Awards

IVCCD bestows numerous awards

One individual received an Ambassador of the Year Award, six people received Outstanding Service Awards, and 32 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 College (MCC),…

Mike Mosher with Jenzabar plaque

IVCCD recognized as 25-year Jenzabar client

Iowa Valley Community College District was recognized by Jenzabar as a 25-year client during last month’s JAM Conference in San Diego, CA. Chief Information Office Mike Mosher accepted the 25-year plaque on behalf of the District. This year’s JAM conference attendees, in addition to Mosher, were Amanda and Travis Bloomquist, Mandy Brown, Marnie Brown, Bill…

IVCCD Board of Directors

School Board Recognition Month

In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the IVCCD Board of Directors was honored at a reception prior to this month’s Board meeting. Pictured are (back row) Chris Brodin, Delbert Kellogg, Larry Johnson, Paul Pohlson, (front row) Deb Crosser, Joanna Hofer, and Deb Jones.

Dr. Duree, Dr. Allen and Iowa Senators

Dr. Duree honored at DM Capitol

Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree and Hawkeye Community College President Dr. Linda Allen were honored this morning by the Iowa Senate for their dedicated service to the state and Iowa’s community colleges. Both administrators will retire at the end of June after a combined 52 years in higher education leadership. A…

Michele Frost

Michele Frost wins national publication award

Michele Frost, Marketing Coordinator for Iowa Valley Community College District, is the recipient of a coveted Silver Paragon Award presented this week at the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. Her entry was an Ellsworth Community College Athletic Viewbook developed and designed last year. NCMPR’s national Paragon…


Ann Rubenbauer earns NCMPR honors

Ann Rubenbauer, Iowa Valley Community College District Coordinator of Creative Services, was presented with a Bronze Medallion Award at this week’s National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 5 conference in Rochester, MN. The award was given for promotional materials developed for the Orpheum Theater Center’s annual “18 Men Who Cook” fundraiser. Her…

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IVCCD earns 2018 Top Workplaces honors

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture,…

Outstanding Service Award recipients

IVCCD bestows numerous awards

Two individuals and one large group received Ambassador of the Year Awards, nine people received Outstanding Service Awards, four people were honored for a heroic life-saving rescue, one person was honored for leadership with heart, and 23 employees were recognized for their years of service at the annual Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) staff…

Duree receives IACCT award

Chris Duree receives IACCT Diversity Award

IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree received the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) 2018 Iowa Outstanding Diversity/Equity Award at the annual IACCT conference held in Mason City last month. Because of the July 19 tornado, he and two others left the conference and returned to Marshalltown and he was not present when the award…

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