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MCC welcomes new dental faculty

Kristy Parker, new dental faculty

MARSHALLTOWN –  Marshalltown Community College is pleased to announce that Kristy Parker has been named as the new Program Chair and Dental Assisting Faculty Member.

She comes to MCC with over 20 years of experience in the dental profession. Parker earned her Associate’s Degree at Indian Hills Community College, her Bachelor’s degree at Graceland University in Education, and her Master’s degree in Education Curriculum Development and Instructional Design at Western Governor’s University.

She has been employed since 2008 at Ivy Tech Community College in Kokomo, IN in a similar position. She is also certified in expanded functions which allows her to place restorations and work on crowns.

“As a native Iowan I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the faculty at MCC and the Iowa Valley Community College District,” commented Parker. “I am looking forward to immersing myself in the MCC culture and getting to know the students, staff and assisting with the ongoing success of the dental assisting program.”

When asked about her first steps in her new position at MCC she said, “I will hit the ground running, with the intentions of enhancing the program and providing quality education for the dental assisting students and preparing the students for success in the MCC area dental offices.
I will continue to steer the department in a positive direction maintaining what makes the program successful and initiating change to ensure the program grows in the direction to meet the vision and goals of MCC.”

Parker will be starting in January 2020 as Spring classes get under way.

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