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Kirkwood Celebrates Richard L. Ferguson Atrium Dedication

CORALVILLE, Iowa (Friday, March 9, 2018)-Kirkwood Community College dedicated the Richard L. Ferguson Atrium in a ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at the Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville. Attended by college and community leaders, the event recognized the significant contributions to education made by Ferguson on both a local and […]

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Kirkwood Wins State Career Preparedness Award

Kirkwood Hall The state of Iowa recognized Kirkwood Community College for its career-readiness efforts that lead to workplace success. The college was named winner of Iowa’s Career Preparedness Award. The State Board of Education recognized Kirkwood during its meeting Thursday, May 9. The recognition program launched this year through a partnership with ACT, Inc. The […]

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Iowa Community Colleges to Boost Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

A Kirkwood Community College Welding student Officials from all 15 Iowa community colleges assembled today at the headquarters of ACT in Iowa City to announce an unprecedented opportunity to help improve the state’s manufacturing workforce. The Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (I-AM) is an Iowa community college initiative to elevate advanced manufacturing, funded through a previously […]

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Ten Students Awarded this Year’s ACT Endowed Scholarship

Ten current students have been awarded ACT Endowed Scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. The scholars are Aaron Hartke of Marion; Ashley Allen of Cedar Rapids; Bryan Griswold of Cedar Rapids; Clare Cooling of Vinton; Jessica Gibson of Iowa City; Kara Johnson of Marion; Kevin Frias of Bogota, New Jersey; Ryan Deerberg of Cedar Rapids; […]

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Kirkwood Aligns with Obama’s Support of Skills Initiative

NCRC Certification Proves Students Have the Skills Local Industry Requires On Wednesday, June 8, President Barack Obama announced his desire to use skills certifications to credential a half-million community college students over the next five years, focusing primarily on the future manufacturing workforce of America. He cited The Manufacturing Institute’s NAM-endorsed Skills Certification System as […]

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ACT Gives $2 Million for Kirkwood Scholarships

Largest-ever donation to create endowed fund for science, tech program students CEDAR RAPIDS—Future generations of Iowa scientists, technicians and educators just got another two million reasons to feel encouraged about their studies at Kirkwood Community College. ACT, Inc. has committed $2 million to establish an endowed ACT Scholarship Fund at Kirkwood. The major gift through […]

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