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IVCCD and MARSHALLTOWN Join Manufacturing Consortium

As business and industry evolve at an ever-increasing pace, the next wave of change in the form of digitalization and automation, known as “Industry 4.0,” will require new processes for businesses and new skills for employees. Today, MARSHALLTOWN Company and Iowa Valley join with Iowa’s Community Colleges and the Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial…


IVCCD Board Report – December 9 Meeting

Larry Johnson to Continue as President of the IVCCD Board MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors elected officers for the 2021 calendar year. Larry Johnson will continue as Board President, Paul Pohlson will serve as Vice President. Barbara Jennings will continue to serve as Board Secretary, and Kathleen Pink will…


IVCCD Board Report – September 9 Meeting

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors learned about the district-wide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses. Student health and safety protocols are in place, and students are receiving regular reminders to use face coverings and wash hands. Sanitization stations are located throughout campus, including in each…


IVCCD Board Report – August 12 Meeting

OPN Architects Reviews Renovation Plans With IVCCD Board MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors heard information about the upcoming renovation at Marshalltown Community College, Ellsworth Community College, and Iowa Valley Grinnell by the OPN Architects out of Des Moines. The overall focus for the projects are improving the student experience…

Johnson receives Kibbie Award

Johnson Honored as John P. Kibbie Award Winner

Larry W. Johnson, Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board Member of 34 years, was honored with the John P. Kibbie Award by the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) during the August 12 Board Meeting. With nearly 34 years of dedicated service, Johnson is the longest-serving Board Member in the history of the…


MCC and Iowa Valley Focused on Classes Beginning August 24, Despite Storm Damage

A severe wind storm ripped through central Iowa on Monday, August 11, causing damage to the Iowa Valley Community College District campuses. The Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Grinnell, and Iowa Valley Continuing Education campuses received the most damage. Despite sustaining damage, fall classes are scheduled to begin August 24. On the Marshalltown campus, there…


IVCCD Board Report – July 8 Meeting

MARSHALLTOWN – The Iowa Valley Community College District Board of Directors reviewed the college catalog, now in an online format. The course catalogs for both Marshalltown Community College and Ellsworth Community College are available on the website. The course catalogs provide information on all associate of arts and career and technical programs of study including…

Kristie Fisher

Mastering The Art of the Pivot

By Dr. Kristie Fisher As you know, our world changed in the blink of an eye. We went from classes, social events and family gatherings to staying home whenever possible. As a society, we learned about the importance of social distancing in order to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19. We had…

Clark Lawler

IVCCD welcomes incoming Board Director Clark Lawler

Clark Lawler of Eldora was sworn in as the newest member of the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors this month; he replaces Deborah Crosser, who served on the Board since 2011 and did not seek re-election. The Board held a reception for Director Crosser and presented her with a plaque in…

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