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Two Estate Gifts to Kirkwood Foundation

The Kirkwood Community College Foundation recently received two estate gifts, creating more scholarship opportunities for future students at the college. The Foundation received more than $350,000 from the estate of Mary Jeanne Palmer, formerly of Cedar Rapids. These funds will create the Mary Jeanne Palmer Memorial Endowed Scholarship to support international study abroad for Kirkwood […]

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Presidential and Leaders Scholarships Available

Kirkwood draws bright, involved students with $2,000 and $4,000 awards; hundreds benefit each year For Derrick Betting, choosing a college after high school got a lot easier when a key letter arrived in his Garnavillo, Iowa mailbox. It was a piece of good news worth $2,000 from Kirkwood Community College. “This scholarship has been a […]

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Single Parent Finds New Chance with Kirkwood

Job loss leads to graphics career training, further learning When the bottom dropped out of Seth Cruise’s life, he wasted no time turning adversity into opportunity. Seth lost his construction job in 2008, just before the start of summer session at Kirkwood Community College. The timing, as it turned out, was uncanny. “I’d already thought […]

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Support for Students that Keeps on Giving

Dave Bunting’s 37-year Kirkwood career reflects values and goals that build partnerships Dave Bunting retires in December from Kirkwood after a remarkable 37 years spanning a diverse career. But if you listen to him, you can tell that he will never truly leave career education. The love of it – and the students it serves […]

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Coach Surprised with Endowed Scholarship

Record-setting Women’s Basketball Head Coach Kim Muhl honored with announcement before Dec 5 game It takes a lot to shake the pre-game focus of Kim Muhl. But Saturday, December 5, just for a minute or two … that might have been the case. The Kirkwood Community College Eagles basketball women knew they had a worthy […]

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Nursing Student Credits Scholarship Support

Mallory Gritton is the first to say she wouldn’t be where she is today – pursuing a nursing career – if it weren’t for Kirkwood and its support system of scholarships. Today, the 21-year old can’t wait to complete Kirkwood’s Associate Degree Nursing program so she can join the workforce and test her skills. And […]

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