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A Call to Maintain the 20-Cent Solution

Kirkwood will seek bond issue renewal in September The future belongs to those prepared to adapt and work in it. Leaders at Kirkwood Community College recognize their role in preparing a generation of citizen workers to be ready for current jobs—and those that haven’t been created yet. To do that will require classrooms, labs, tools—and […]

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Hotel a Model for New Ways of Learning

A commentary from Kirkwood President Mick Starcevich A Chinese proverb states: “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand.” As a lifelong Iowa educator I know that wisdom is true. Seldom have we seen that spirit brought to life more than at our newest teaching facility […]

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Merv Cronbaugh Honored as Trustee Emeritus

The Kirkwood Community College Board of Trustees conferred a rare honor on March 25, saluting one of its late members. The board unanimously agreed to honor the late Mervin L. Cronbaugh as a Trustee Emeritus. Family, friends and former colleagues were on hand for the formal presentation to Cronbaugh’s family, capping the scheduled trustees meeting. […]

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Kirkwood Foundation Bests $11 Million Goal

“Quiet Campaign” eclipsed fund goal with minimal cost to college; Cheryle Mitvalsky saluted at event Supporters and friends of Kirkwood Community College gathered to celebrate a successful capital campaign Tuesday night. College officials and community donors cheered the news that more than $11 million was pledged to The Kirkwood Foundation. The vast majority of the […]

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Kirkwood Honors Rohde Family for Support

Kirkwood Community College held its 12th annual Samuel J. Kirkwood Society dinner on Oct. 17. The Kirkwood Foundation honored more than 300 members of the society and inducted 20 new family and corporate members into the group. The college also awarded the society’s annual Legacy Award to the C.P. Rohde family, honoring the late Mr. […]

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Kirkwood Receives Major Gift from Former Student

Mike Gould has come a long way from washing cars in Iowa City. The eastern Iowa native held that job for five years at the University of Iowa, cleaning hospital ambulances and other vehicles until late in the night. That was before Gould began a journey of learning and service that led across the U.S. […]

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