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Danielle Kness

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…

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…

TRIO Scholarships

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…

MHS Dual Credit students

MHS seniors complete college degree before high school graduation!

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown High School seniors Jane Ragland and Brenna Porsch have been taking dual credit classes through Marshalltown Community College since they were a freshman and sophomore, respectively. The result of that extra effort will be that they graduate with a two-year, 64-credit Associate of Arts degree from MCC on May 10, three weeks…

Juliana Arifi

East Marshall senior Arifi completes college degree

MARSHALLTOWN – East Marshall High School senior Juliana Arifi has accomplished a rare feat. She will be graduating with a college and high school degree in the same month. Juliana has been taking dual credit classes through Marshalltown Community College since the second semester of her sophomore year. She will graduate with a two-year, 64-credit…

Larry Werner

STC senior earns college diploma before high school graduation

MARSHALLTOWN – South Tama County (STC) High School senior Larry Werner has been taking dual credit classes through Marshalltown Community College since he was  a junior. The result of that extra effort will be that he graduates with a Manufacturing Welding Practitioner Diploma (as well as a Manufacturing Welding Construction Certificate) from MCC on May…

Gabe Backen

STC senior earns degree in Auto Repair Technology

STC High School senior Gabe Backen will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Automotive Repair Technology from Iowa Valley Grinnell before graduating from high school later this month. He’s even already been hired and begun working as an automotive technician at Wes Finch Auto Plaza in Grinnell! Backen will receive his AAS…

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MCC offers new Cybersecurity Management course

Marshalltown Community College’s new Cybersecurity Management course is a requirement in the Computer Network Management & Technology curriculum. But MCC officials also anticipate that the course will attract business and industry professionals who need to know the latest information security methodologies to protect their employers’ increasingly at-risk data systems. Cybersecurity Management (course NET686) will be…

MCC hosts "Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic"

MCC hosts HPV Epidemic documentary

The Marshalltown Community College Practical Nursing students hosted a showing of “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” on Thursday, Jan. 26. Approximately 125 students and staff watched the documentary and then heard a panel discussion about HPV and its devastating (and sometimes deadly) consequences. Organizer Shelly Larson, MCC Nursing Faculty, said, “We were pleased with…

MCC Honors Program students

Honors Symposium highlights students’ best work

There are 21 Marshalltown Community College students enrolled in the Honors Program, and eight of them presented their Honors projects at the inaugural MCC Honors Program Symposium last week. It was an impressive array of everything from scientific demonstrations and news broadcasts to computer coding and historical document analysis that left little doubt that the…

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Black Hills Energy Scholarship gift to MCC