State Prison Inmates to Receive Diplomas, Special Recognition

ANAMOSA, IOWA (June 15, 2016)-Anamosa State Penitentiary and Kirkwood Community College will honor high school and apprenticeship graduates at a special ceremony beginning at 1:15 p.m. on June 22 in the visiting room at the prison located at 406 North High Street in Anamosa. Nineteen students have earned their high school education by either completing […]

Kirkwood Bond Sale Boosts Corridor Job Growth

Nineteen area businesses participate in Iowa’s New Jobs Training Program CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 14, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College enabled businesses in Iowa’s Creative Corridor to grow, administering the state’s Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E). The college’s nearly $5 million bond sale helped generate 533 new jobs in eastern Iowa. 260E is the state’s incentive […]


The Eagle5 for the Month of June 2016

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for June 2016.

Kirkwood Boosts No. 1 Ag Program with Combine Simulator

A Kirkwood student operates the new simulator College becomes first two-year institution in the world to use new technology CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 7, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College has become the first two-year college in the world to add the John Deere S-Series Premium Combine Simulator to its teaching curriculum. The addition of the state-of-the-art technology […]

Kirkwood Conferences Dedicated to the Safety of Iowa Water

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 6, 2016)-The safety of the state’s water supply will be the focus of Kirkwood Community College’s innovative water and wastewater conferences. Held annually, the conferences bring together industry leaders to focus on water quality and protection. The Annual Water Conference runs June 20 – 21 with the Wastewater Conference July 25 […]

Kirkwood Statewide Economic Impact Nearly $1 Billion Annually

Results of commissioned study point to significant influence of college Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 19, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich announced in a speech given Thursday that the college’s statewide economic impact was nearly $1 billion annually. The number is part of a larger study that focused on Kirkwood’s overall economic impact as it […]

Recent News

Nearad Named Junior College National Player of the Year

Taylor Nearad Kirkwood star earns multiple honors following freshman campaign CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (June 14, 2016)-Kirkwood softball player Taylor Nearad has been named the inaugural Schutt Sports/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Junior College National Player of the Year. The honor follows Nearad being named a first team All-American and the Dudley National Junior College Athletic Association […]

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June Student of the Month: Heather Stuck

What is your background?: The first half of my childhood was spent in little-town McGregor, Iowa where I lived with my family.  I have four siblings and I’m smack dab in the middle. At age 14 my parents decided to pack us up and move to Forsyth, Missouri, which is about 15 miles east of […]

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Pint Named NJCAA Division II Coach of the Year

Kirkwood’s Darin Pint Award tops off one of the greatest seasons in the history of Kirkwood golf CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (June 6, 2016)-Kirkwood Head Golf Coach Darin Pint has been named the 2016 Dave Williams National Junior College Athletic Association Division II National Coach of the Year by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). […]

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Kirkwood Golf Team Finishes Second in the Nation

Kirkwood’s Carson Whittington Sophomore Carson Whittington finishes second individually at nationals Plymouth, Ind. (May 31, 2016)-The Kirkwood men’s golf team finished second in the nation after a strong showing at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Golf Championship. Kirkwood was tied with Tyler Junior College (Texas) at the end of the four-day […]

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Kirkwood Continuing Education Showcased at LERN Summit

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 24, 2016)-Kirkwood Continuing Education & Training Services (CETS) has been selected to host the LERN Best Practices Summit, June 14 – 17 at the Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The college will provide insight about building the nation’s leading program for lifelong education. The Learning Resources Network (LERN), an association […]

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Golf to Begin National Tournament Play

Eagles head to national tournament after convincing regional title win Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 23, 2016)-The third-ranked Kirkwood golf team is set to begin play in the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. The tournament takes place May 24-27. The […]

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