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Business Record's "Trends in Iowa Education" featuring Executive Director, Emily Shields

Emily Shields along with Jenae Jenison, director of external engagement at Central College, talked with the Des Moines Business Record about trends in Iowa education. Emily talked about how our Community Colleges are stepping up--providing our students and workforce with education and training that is accessible, cost-effective, and buildable.

“Maybe someone gets a certificate in one area, and then they want to come back and get their associate’s degree,” Shields explains. “We want the degree to build on the certificate, and then to continue to transfer on to even higher education if they’re interested. [Community Colleges for Iowa] is really focusing on making that possible.”

Emily Shields stands next to Jenae Jenison, both smiling. They are wearing professional clothes pictured next to a brick wall.


Marshalltown Community College student wins prestigious scholarship

Congratulations to MCC student Annalissa Haubrich for receiving the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship! This scholarship provides transfer students with up to $55,000 a year to finish their bachelor's degree.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website

A group of 100 students of various ages and ethnicities stand on a green lawn. They are all smiling. The photo is taken from a high perspective looking down on them.


Muscatine Community College student from Liberia talks successes and hardships

Listen to Muscatine Community College student Rocky Moses talk about the successes, struggles, and wonderful experiences he has had with the support of MCC.

YouTube video

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