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Darwin & Becky Merrill provide scholarships at Marshalltown Community College

MARSHALLTOWN – Local residents Darwin and Becky Merrill started a scholarship at Marshalltown Community College three years ago, because they see MCC as a great asset to the area, particularly for students who cannot easily fund post-secondary education with savings, grants or scholarships. Four Darwin & Becky Merrill Scholarships have been awarded for 2021-2022, with…

PTK Donations

MCC PTK helping in the community

MARSHALLTOWN – For the past three years the Marshalltown Community College Phi Theta Kappa advisors and student members have done their share of helping others in the community and around the state by donating and collecting items for those in need. PTK has collected supplies for the Children’s Cancer Camp; collected hats, gloves, and mittens…

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…

Nate Chua

A balanced education

By Nate Chua It’s said that the key to a healthy lifestyle comes from balance. Good eating habits along with exercise and plenty of rest have a bigger impact on a person’s health when combined. Similarly, for someone pursuing a college education, balance is also crucial to achieving one’s goals. But outside of the classes,…


MCC’s Commitment to Campus Safety

By Dr. Robin Lilienthal What keeps me up at night? As a parent, wife, daughter, friend, colleague, and college leader there are many issues and concerns that oftentimes keep “the sandman” away.  But I have to admit that headlines like “32 Killed at Virginia Tech” (2007), “27 Killed at Sandy Hook Elementary” (2012), and “10…

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Community Response Coalition seeks to coordinate communication, services and support

Coalition is formed to address Marshall County needs regarding heightened immigration enforcement Marshalltown Community College representatives are among a group of concerned citizens representing organizations throughout Marshalltown has begun convening to coordinate responses to the increased potential of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention or deportation. The goals of the Coalition are to provide timely…

Day of Caring 2017

MCC students participate in Day of Caring

Nearly 50 Marshalltown Community College students participated in the April 18 United Way Day of Caring by volunteering from 8 am to noon at nine local sites. The students did projects that ranged from outdoor cleanup and landscaping to stocking shelves, painting, installing smoke detectors and putting labels on plaques for the Central Iowa Art…

Matt Daniels

Financing a college education

By Matt Daniels Financing a college education can be a challenging task for many students and families, but there are many options available to assist students and families in successfully completing a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate. The starting point for many students is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA….

Raphael Pereira

Rafael Pereira repeats as NJCAA All-American

For just the second time in program history, a member of the Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer team has earned back-to-back NJCAA All-American honors. Sophomore goalkeeper Rafael Pereira has been named to the NJCAA All-American Honorable Mention team for the 2016 season. Pereira, who was named to the NJCAA All-American First-Team as a freshman in…


I have a great job!

By Dr. Robin Lilienthal I am going to make a bold statement by saying that I just might have the best job in Marshall County. Despite long hours and sometimes stressful decisions, I often have to pinch myself because I can’t believe how lucky I am that I get to work with college students every…

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