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Kirkwood President Dr. Lori Sundberg

Reflections on leadership: Kirkwood President Dr. Lori Sundberg announces upcoming retirement

Amidst her journey toward leadership, Kirkwood Community College President Dr. Lori Sundberg has always found herself thrust into the role of “firsts.”    As the college’s first female president and a former first generation college student, the strategic planner has bravely navigated these roles by solidly establishing relationships, [Continue Reading »]

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Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Director Nathan Bellinger

Preparing for take off : The force behind the Aviation Maintenance Program

As administrators in Kirkwood Community College’s Industrial Technologies department anticipate the start of the new Aviation Maintenance Technology program next fall, they have their hands full. Through a series of ongoing-  student recruitment efforts and tenuous days laying the foundation for the program’s academic components,  there is still [Continue Reading »]

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Work Study student Kuleni Wakweya

Fighting the invisible affliction: College works to battle food insecurity among students

As many students manage the rigors of their academic careers, they often find themselves enamored with a myriad of course assignments, experiential learning projects, balancing student workloads, and engaging socially.   Therefore, “a full plate” for some might be considered a generous description of their lives.  However, there [Continue Reading »]

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Nursing students practice taking blood pressure

3+1 partnership leads to BSN: College creates agreement with U of Iowa for nursing education

As the demand for highly trained healthcare providers continues to mount nationally, nurse educators at Kirkwood are preparing their students to meet the demands of this growing challenge as they work toward creating a seamless academic pathway leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.    Through a [Continue Reading »]

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Ribbon Cutting

‘Opening of a new dawn’: College unveils new student center for social involvement and academic success

After more than five years of strategic planning efforts aimed at reshaping the student experience, Kirkwood Community College administrators recently achieved this goal following the completion of a new $32 million student center – a move they believe will significantly lead to increased student involvement, improve retention rates [Continue Reading »]

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