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Lydia Arevalo

Lydia Arevalo

Meet Lydia Straight out of high school, Lydia Arevalo was a self-described “shy girl who didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life.” She enrolled at Marshalltown Community College thinking she’d major in Pre-Medicine, but a D- in her first biology class led her to reconsider. She took a psychology class with Dr….

Vicki McKenna

Vicki McKenna, RN

Meet Vicki The International Nurses Association has announced that MCC alum Vicki McKenna, RN, will be featured in a Spring 2017 issue of Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Vicki earned her Associate Degree in Nursing from MCC in 1990 and is currently a Staff Nurse and Wound Nurse at Mayflower Homes in Grinnell. Vicki started serving…

Amber Danielson

Amber (Illum) Danielson

Meet Amber A 2009 graduate of Marshalltown Community College and 2011 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Amber (Illum) Danielson is now the Executive Director of the Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in International Business. Amber said she never really thought about working…

Jeanne Hammen

Jeanne Hammen

About Jeanne Describe your background briefly (where you grew up, interests growing up, hobbies, where you went to high school..etc.) I was born in Evansdale, Iowa and spent my school years from 5th grade on in Carroll, Iowa. I went to parochial schools there. I always loved to read and write. I also was into…

Cody Schmitz

Cody Schmitz

About Cody High School Baxter High School graduate Received the “Director’s Scholarship” from MCC MCC 2014 MCC Graduate Graduated with Honors Student Ambassador Resident Assistant Success Center Tutor Participated in the ISU Partnership Iowa State University 2016 Graduate Graduate in the top 2% of his class B.S. in Finance Employed Financial Advisor at Lucasian Wealth…

Joshua Benda

Joshua Benda

Meet Josh “After only two semesters here I can honestly say my experience is even better than I thought it would be! I would have to say my favorite thing about MCC is the instructors. Not only are they knowledgeable in their respective fields, they truly do take the time to get to know you as…

Felicia Hoerner Success Story

Felicia Hoerner

Meet Felicia Marshalltown Community College Honors graduate Felicia Hoerner was selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Felicia was one of only 90 scholars selected in 2015 to receive the award, out of 2,061 applicants. The scholarship is for up to $40,000 per year and is intended to cover a significant share…

Paralegal Graduate Christie Jack

Christie Jack

Meet Christie Christie Jack of Grinnell had a full-time job, a husband, two athletic children, and a household to care for when she enrolled full-time in Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell in January 2011. She already had an Associates Degree in education but the Paralegal program sparked an interest in continuing her education. The Iowa…