Programs Relocate at Kirkwood Community College

New facility will help support students, employers and community learners Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 16, 2015)—Kirkwood Continuing Education and Training Services (CE&TS), High School Completion and its training pathway (KPACE) programs are now under one roof at the Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning in the former RuffaloCODY building on Kirkwood’s main campus in Cedar Rapids. […]


The Eagle5 for April 2015

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for April 2015.

Jones County Students Sweep Auto Tech Competition

The winners of the 2015 competition Jayson Blunt, a student at Monticello High School, was this year’s $1,000 scholarship winner for Kirkwood’s Career Academy automotive technology competition, held Friday, April 3, at Kirkwood’s campus in Cedar Rapids. For the past six years, Kirkwood has sponsored this competition to not only showcase student talents, but to acquaint […]

Kirkwood Efforts Contribute to Drop in Student Default Rate

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 6, 2015)-A default management plan enacted by Kirkwood Community College has contributed to a 6.1 percent decrease in the college’s student default rate. The drop reflects the change in the default percentage of former students who went into repayment beginning in 2012. In 2011, as default rates started to rise statewide, […]

Belfield Appointed to Critical Tourism Advisory Board

Lee Belfield, general manager of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, has been appointed to the Travel Federation of Iowa advisory team for the Iowa Tourism Industry Sector Plan. A major initiative to strengthen our tourism industry, the sector plan will guide the Iowa tourism industry, enhance public-private partnerships, serve as a blueprint for legislative action […]

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Kirkwood named State of Iowa Green Ribbon School

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 21, 2015)–Kirkwood Community College was selected as a State of Iowa Higher Education Institute Green Ribbon School by the Iowa Department of Education. This advances Kirkwood as a nominee to the federal level for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon School designation that will be announced on April 22. The […]

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Every Day is Earth Day at Kirkwood

A look at Kirkwood Green website highlights Kirkwood’s sustainability practices Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 20, 2015)–To showcase the sustainability practices on Kirkwood’s main campus and at all of its county and regional centers, a Kirkwood Green website has been developed. The website can be found at and is segmented into waste, energy, water […]

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College Partners with Industry to Promote Careers

Food Science and Biotechnology Day attended by 90 area high school students Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 16, 2015)—Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection teamed up with six area employers to educate students about career fields during the third annual Food Science and Biotechnology Day held on Wednesday, April 1. Juniors and seniors from Alburnett, Center Point-Urbana, Kennedy, […]

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April Student of the Month: Mechelle Johnson

What is your background?: I am a non-traditional African-American/Latina student. I was born in Chicago, Illinois. However, I’ve been raised in both Iowa and Texas. My parents are both originally from Chicago, but my mom has been in Iowa since I was little and my dad has lived in Texas for the last twenty years. I […]

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Multiple Eagles Receive Basketball Postseason Awards

Kirkwood’s Anna Martensen and Jordan Ashton Cedar Rapids, Iowa (April 1, 2015)-Both of the Kirkwood men’s and women’s basketball teams landed multiple players on postseason awards lists. The recognition for their stellar play was on a regional as well as national level. Two Eagles were announced as All-Americans. Sophomore Jordan Ashton (sophomore, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa) was named […]

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Scholarship Up for Grabs at Auto Tech Competition

A Kirkwood Career Academy Student Local high school students who take Kirkwood Career Academy classes will gather Friday, April 3, at Kirkwood, to show off their automotive skills and have a chance at a great scholarship. For the past six years, Kirkwood has sponsored this competition to not only showcase student talents, but to acquaint […]

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