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U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, visits DMACC

Secretary Cardona met with teacher education students to talk about the success of DMACC's Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship Program. He is passionate about opportunities for student success and increasing the pipeline of students entering the teaching profession. He even attended the DMACC Culinary Dinner and took the time to meet with the student Chefs. Learn more here

Iowa Community Colleges Show Increase in Fall Enrollment

Total fall enrollment for 2023 represented an increase by 3,111 students from last year. This represents a 3.8% climb up to a total of 85,362 students, showcasing the second consecutive year of enrollment growth for Iowa. Enrollment of part-time student even hit an all-time high, representing 66.7% of total enrollment. The Iowa Department of Education just released their 2023 Fall Enrollment Report, where you can find out more. 

Marshalltown Community College Wins 2 Esports National Titles

Last year, one MCC student took home the national title in individual Mario Kart, and this year, she was able to do the same on a 4-player team. Not only did MCC secure first place, but their other team was able to secure second in Mario Kart. In yet another esport game, Overwatch, the team was also able to take home the title. Read more here

Career and Technical Student Organizations are for College Kids, Too

Memberships to collegiate career and technical student organizations are traditionally not common as compared to high schools. Two students share their stories about why CTSOs at the collegiate level are so important. One of the students is attending UNI, after receiving her associate's degree at Kirkwood, and is a member of BPA, Business Professionals of America. Learn more here

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