Kirkwood to Host Chef Basil’s Scholarship Celebration Dinner

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 8, 2018)–The Hotel at Kirkwood Center will host a special scholarship dinner in memory of Chef Basil Hadjis on Thursday, October 11. Chef Basil opened the Vernon Inn, also known as The Greek Place, in 1976. He was a well-known restaurateur in the Cedar Rapids community for over thirty-six years before […]

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The Eagle Update for the Month of September 2018

A look at the top stories at Kirkwood Community College for September 2018.

Kirkwood Named A Top Workplace In Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 4, 2018)—Kirkwood Community College was recently named one of the top workplaces in the state by the Des Moines Register. The college ranked 20th among all large companies in Iowa. Each year, the Des Moines Register, with help from their research partner Energage, surveys Iowa’s workers in search of the top-150 […]

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October Student of the Month: Lupita Montiel

What is your background?: I grew up in Columbus Junction, Iowa. I was really involved in the community there. I still work at the nursing home there and drive the ambulance! What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: A lot of my friends have been to Kirkwood and I heard great things about it while […]

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Kirkwood, Manufacturing Sector Promote Teen Career Awareness

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 9, 2018)-Kirkwood’s Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) has partnered with area high schools to facilitate tours of manufacturers, Oct. 15-19, during the 6th annual Advancing the Future event. The public event, coordinated by area Advanced Manufacturing Sector Board members, is designed to showcase manufacturing advancements and educate participants about the industry’s in-demand […]

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Abilities in Action Conference and Expo Set for Oct. 3

Conference Focuses on Caring for Individuals with Disabilities CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 27, 2018)-Kirkwood Community College will host a one-day, professional conference for human service and healthcare providers who support individuals with disabilities on Wednesday, October 3. The 15th annual Abilities in Action Conference & Expo will take place at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center […]

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State Prison Inmates to Receive Diplomas, Special Recognition

ANAMOSA, Iowa (September 27, 2018)-Anamosa State Penitentiary and Kirkwood Community College will honor high school and apprenticeship graduates at a special ceremony beginning at 1:15 p.m. on October 2 in the visiting room at the prison located at 406 North High Street, Anamosa, Iowa. Thirteen students have earned their high school education by either completing […]

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Kirkwood to Host 32nd Annual CITA Fire School

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 12, 2018)–Kirkwood Community College will host the 32nd Annual Fire School, September 22–23, in collaboration with the Central Iowa Training Association (CITA). One of the largest fire schools in the state, the CITA-Kirkwood school trains firefighters and rescue service personnel from all over Iowa and other nearby states. The school offers […]

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September Student of the Month: Semaje Jefferson

What is your background?: I was born in Chicago, Illinois, but spent most of my life in Evanston, where I went to Evanston Township High school and graduated in the Class of 2018. My mother’s name is Crystal and my fathers name is James, and I have one younger brother, Legend. What brought you to […]

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