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Kirkwood Hotel Management Grad to Study Abroad in China

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (June 7, 2017)-After graduating from Kirkwood Community College’s Hotel Management program in May, Karin Murphy, 2015 graduate of Platteville High School, will travel overseas to attend the Florida International University (FIU) Hospitality Management program at Tianjin University in partnership with Marriott Hotels. Murphy’s interest in hospitality began when she was in high […]

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Washington Regional Center Sees Growth in Second Year

A Washington County Regional Center student works on a project Washington, Iowa (February 15, 2016)–With its second year of serving students fully underway, Kirkwood’s Washington County Regional Center has welcomed an increase of almost 28 percent in concurrent credit high school enrollment. Director Tera Pickens credits the success to the partnerships with local school districts. […]

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From One Great Program to the Next

Kirkwood students transferring skills to Food Science When students come to Kirkwood Community College to study Hospitality Arts, they get hands-on learning in a one-of-a-kind teaching laboratory: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. When they’re done at Kirkwood, they are able to transfer to another unique setting: Southwest Minnesota State University and the world’s only Bachelor […]

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Serving and Learning Blend in New Hotel

Kirkwood builds innovative educational model as new on-campus “working lab” opens to the public –by Steve Carpenter, Kirkwood News Service For Ellen Hemphill, the past year was mighty busy. Even by the standards of her ambitious, job-juggling nature, 2010 has been intense. Dark eyes flash and her hands wave in excitement as she describes “priceless” […]

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Leadership Team Forms for New Hotel

Local industry veteran appointed director of sales for teaching facility Kirkwood Community College has appointed a Linn County lodging veteran to direct the sales efforts for The Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Jean Rogers assumed Director of Sales duties for the new facility in early August. In this position Rogers is responsible for leading students and […]

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