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2023 Aspen Prize Semifinalists 

Congratulations to NIACC and Northwest Iowa for being semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence! See the full list here.

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Hawkeye student finds right fit and path at Hawkeye

"Though he grew up in Waterloo, Aquonn Williams didn’t take a direct path to Hawkeye Community College. He spent time at two other community colleges, but he wasn’t ready for college and each time ended up returning home. His mother encouraged him to come to Hawkeye, where he found a community that supported him and classes that kept him engaged. 'There are so many people here that can help you out and make you succeed'." Listen to his full story here

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Partnership between DMACC Carroll campus and Accenture resulting in high-paying jobs

The partnership between the Carroll campus and tech company Accenture allows for students to complete a 36-credit hour diploma and 4-month paid internship, setting them up for future success. One recent graduate of the program got hired to a company in Georgia and is making more than $80,000 per year! Read the full story here.

 

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