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Starcevich Joins in Support of Common Core Standards

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (June 17, 2014)–Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich has joined more than 200 college and university leaders from 33 states in a new coalition, Higher Ed for Higher Standards, to mobilize in support of the Common Core State Standards. Postsecondary leaders view the Common Core standards, with their focus on career and […]

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Career Academies: Building Skills and Careers

The project is a part of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Career Academy Kirkwood and area school districts re-construct “shop class” into industry-focused curriculum with real-world relevance It’s 9:15 on a Tuesday morning, and Caleb Austin Wagner is working on a house. The 17-year-old Cedar County junior is in the middle of the Industrial Arts […]

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Interior Design Students Win National Awards

Abigail Kolar was honored in Las Vegas Two Kirkwood Interior Design students won national awards in a very prestigious design competition. Abigail Kolar and Tia Brannaman placed in the top five in the 2014 Durkan D*SCOVER Student Design Competition. Brannaman placed fifth and Kolar came in first place to win the event. No community college […]

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All of Kirkwood’s 2014 Masonry Graduates Hired

Recent program graduate, Michael Douglas, commented that the masonry construction program was life changing for him. “I fit in instantly and liked the brotherhood. I was about to give up on college and came into this. It’s one course at a time and we got there,” said Douglas. 100 percent of the class of 2014 […]

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