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Honors Programs: What are you capable of accomplishing?

By Dr. Danielle Kness Community Colleges have always been a haven for education by providing opportunities for all those who strive to continue their learning, start a new career, or continue their path toward a new life. Sometimes perceived as a second choice for high achieving students, community colleges across the country are redefining that…

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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….

5th Annual Medina Family Scholarships awarded

MARSHALLTOWN – Representatives of the Medina family came to the Marshalltown Community College campus to award the annual Medina Family Scholarship to two MCC students for the fifth year. Recipients of the $400 scholarship are Janneth Larios Larios and Luis Mendoza. Their essays about “The American Dream” were selected from all those submitted to be…

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Grease fire in MCC dorm

MARSHALLTOWN – Early morning on Sunday, Sept. 29, at approximately 2 am, a grease fire broke out in one of the suite apartments of the South Hall dorm on the Marshalltown Community College campus. The sprinkler and alarm systems were activated and residents were quickly evacuated. No injuries occurred in the evacuation or the fire,…

Kyle Landas’ “My Soul for Sale” to be featured in Ray Frederick Gallery

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown artist Kyle Landas will share a display of his artwork in MCC’s Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community College campus. The Landas exhibit opens with a reception from 12:15 to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and will be on display through noon Friday, Nov. 8. Landas says his…

Alliant Energy gifts Backhoe to MCC Utility Technician Program

MARSHALLTOWN – Alliant Energy has always been a strong supporter of the Utility Technician program at Marshalltown Community College. Recently the company showed its support by donating a Case 580K backhoe to the college. “Our Utility Technician programs at MCC would not be successful without the support of utilities like Alliant Energy,” commented Rick Dorsey,…

MCC hosts College Fair for area high school upperclassmen & parents

MARSHALLTOWN – All area high school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the Marshalltown College Fair. This year’s Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 9 to 11 am at Marshalltown Community College. Hosted by the Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling, the…

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Siri Garcia’s “Dream Diaries” to be featured in Ray Frederick Gallery

MARSHALLTOWN – Ames artist and former MCC student Siri Garcia will kick off the new academic year as the first featured artist in the Ray Frederick Gallery, room 306, on the Marshalltown Community College campus. His exhibit, entitled “Dream Diaries,” opens with a reception from 6:45 to 9 pm on Thursday, Sept. 12, and will…

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TRIO students at MCC receive thousands in scholarships

MARSHALLTOWN – The TRIO program at Marshalltown Community College has helped students while at MCC, as well as helping them take the next steps in their education. TRIO is a set of federally funded programs designed to ensure equal educational opportunities. MCC was awarded a TRIO grant in 2010 related to student support services. TRIO helps inspire and support…

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Black Hills Energy Scholarship gift to MCC