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IVCCD Board receives ECC fire update

Ellsworth Community College Provost Martin Reimer recapped the Thompson Hall dormitory fire of Aug. 28 when the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors met this month. Although most of the damage was smoke-related, structural repairs in the basement area where the fire began will not be completed until late September. In the…

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IVCCD Board takes bond referendum back to voters

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors voted last week to put a $32 million general obligation bond referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot, which is a combined city/school board general election. The bond money is being sought for infrastructure repairs and updates, safety/security equipment, and technology upgrades for Marshalltown Community College,…

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IVCCD approves $4.3 million training for Lennox

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $4.3 million Industrial New Jobs Training Agreement with Lennox Industries of Marshalltown when it met last week. The training agreement will provide training for 750 Lennox employees and assist the company in its recovery from last summer’s tornado. “In combination with last month’s…

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$430,000 Jobs Training approved for Swift/JBS

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $430,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Agreement with Swift Pork Company/JBS when it met this week in Marshalltown. The opportunity for the training agreement was uniquely provided by the Iowa Legislature (in its Education Appropriations bill) due to the impact of the July 2018…

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32 high schoolers get free summer college credits

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved contracts for a new Summer College Credit Program that provides college credit courses for high school students at no cost to the students or to the high schools. Thirty-two students from East Marshall, Iowa Falls/Alden, Marshalltown and South Tama High Schools took the Certified…

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IVCCD approves tuition, housing, room/board for 2019-20

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a $5 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state students when it met this week in Grinnell. The increase, at 2.51%, is a lower percentage than the average increase at the other Iowa community colleges as reported thus far. Tuition for out-of-state and international…

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IVCCD approves new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree program

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors approved a new Advanced Manufacturing Technology degree to be offered by Marshalltown Community College when it met this week. The new 72-credit Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program will be available starting this fall. According to MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal, the new degree…

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Dr. Kristie Fisher is named new IVCCD Chancellor

This afternoon the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors named Dr. Kristie Fisher to succeed Dr. Chris Duree when he retires as IVCCD Chancellor on June 30. Currently a resident of Solon and Senior Director of National Associations & Market Engagement for ACT. Inc., Dr. Fisher indicated she and her husband plan…

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IVCCD approves ECC agreement with Adidas

IOWA FALLS – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved a five-year merchandising agreement between Ellsworth Community College and adidas® America, Inc. (Adidas) for apparel for the ECC Panther athletic teams when it met last week. The agreement stipulates that Athletic Department personnel, coaches and student-athletes will exclusively wear Adidas products in…

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Facility repairs move forward for Ellsworth Community College

The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors approved low bids for window replacement and reroofing of Thompson Hall at Ellsworth Community College when it met this week in special session. Thompson Hall is a men’s dormitory built in 1972. For window replacement, the Board accepted the low bid of $172,000 for fiberglass windows,…

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