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Lopez continued success after MCC

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown Community College was just the first step in Amanda Lopez’s educational success and path. Lopez, originally from Valencia, Venezuela, is now going into her senior year at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, has earned three scholarships to help with the cost of her college education. She is a Political Science…

Darlene Smith

One student’s story, finding her place at MCC

MARSHALLTOWN – Moving from school to school until she was a senior in high school, Darlene Smith never felt she had found the place where she belonged until she enrolled at Marshalltown Community College. After attending three different middle schools, three different elementary schools and five different high schools due to moving around and life…

Machine Tool & Die Alumni Dustin Aikin

MCC’s Machine Tool & Die program preparing for a career

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown Community College’s Machine Tool and Die program prepared MCC Alumni Dustin Aikin to go through the program directly into the workforce with the skills he needs and uses daily. Aikin, a 2012 West Marshall graduate, didn’t take the route most high school graduates take going into the workforce or directly into college….

Diana Guzman

Overcoming obstacles, succeeding at MCC

MARSHALLTOWN – “Las barreras te presionarán cada vez más para lograr lo que deseas y esa será la motivación para seguir adelante.” Which loosely translates to, “The barriers that are presented are going to push you harder and harder to accomplish the goals you desire and that is going to be the motivation to keep…

Mary Hovenga, Powerline

Are gender roles in the workplace a thing of the past?

MARSHALLTOWN – Traditional male/female roles may be a thing of the past. More women than ever before are finding their calling in the trades programs, and shattering expectations along the way as well as men being in demand in nursing. The number of women entering the trades is ever growing year after year. Mary Hovenga,…

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MCC honors former professor Charlie Cochran

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown Community College honored the memory of former professor, Charlie Cochran, on Saturday, July 25, by planting a flowering crabapple tree on the MCC campus in front of the admissions entrance. An informal ceremony with friends and family on July 25 marked what would have been his 85th birthday and just days from…

Avygail Smith

MHS top student attending MCC

MARSHALLTOWN – Marshalltown High School 2020 graduate Avygail Smith knew before she graduated from high school that the next step in her education was to attend Marshalltown Community College. Smith was one of seven MHS seniors that was ranked #1 in her class. Smith’s number one class ranking was awarded to her because of a…

Amanda Gram

One MCC student’s path to healthcare

MARSHALLTOWN – A quick moment in time can change a person’s life and educational goals forever. Recent Marshalltown Community College graduate Amanda Gram found her path to a healthcare career while vacationing with her family in California. On June 17th, 2018 Gram, was shopping in a Walmart store in California when her mom suffered sudden…

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Online success for MCC students

MARSHALLTOWN –Changes around the world have been occurring during the last couple of months due to the Coronavirus, and these changes have influenced how students at Marshalltown Community College are participating in their education. MCC started making changes the week of March 13 while students were still on Spring Break, initially cancelling two days of class….

Bryce DeKoning

MCC alum lands UNI internship with Bergman Tax & Accounting

MARSHALLTOWN – Grinnell resident Bryce DeKoning came to Marshalltown Community College after graduating from high school in 2015. DeKoning was home-schooled and knew he wanted to continue his education, but was unsure about his path. He started taking courses immediately after graduating at Iowa Valley Grinnell, a satellite campus of MCC. He spent one semester…

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