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A Musical Triumph

From tragedy to instrumental mastery A childhood tragedy opened the path to a brighter future for Kirkwood Community College Music major Allison Offerman. Offerman, who suffered severe burns to her arms and hands as a child, turned to music not only as a form of emotional therapy but physical therapy as well. She has taken […]

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Finding Her Place

Eide’s biggest hurdle was discovering where she belonged In January of 2006, Darla Eide decided to make her dream a reality. Eide was working fulltime as a server at Olive Garden Italian restaurant but opted to return to college after 30 years. Eide wanted to pursue her vision and get her degree in Restaurant Management. […]

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Kirkwood Students Attend National Conference

Business Professionals of America students place Six students from the Kirkwood Cedar Rapids Business Professionals of America chapter joined over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in the National Leadership Conference held in Reno, Nevada, May 6 through May 11. In addition to the current students, chapter alumnus Amanda Shakespeare served […]

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Long-distance Learning

Kirkwood student earns degree all the way from New Jersey Chris Kelley of Neptune Township, New Jersey has been taking classes online at Kirkwood Community College. He came to campus on May 9 to meet with all of the people he had been conversing with for years as well as receive his diploma at commencement […]

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All in the Family

Venezuelan brothers pinpoint success Three brothers living under one roof have all been selected as Kirkwood Community College outstanding students. Hector and Nicolas Prada-Alvarez along with their older brother Marco Prada-Rodriguez attend classes at the Kirkwood Iowa City campus. Although their majors are different each of the brothers have taken classes together at Kirkwood with […]

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Kirkwood Student Productions Earns Honor at IBNA

KSP is first community college ever to place at Iowa Broadcast News Association Kirkwood Student Productions (KSP) was awarded Honorable Mention at the IBNA (Iowa Broadcast News Association). The accomplishment marks the first time KSP has placed at the IBNA. Kirkwood is also the only community college ever to place. KSP Adviser Gale Smetana described […]

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