Alumni Spotlight: Life-Changing Events

Some events in life leave a lasting impression. They are pivotal points in time that are truly life changing. For Laura Freeman, the first of these came at age 12. She was diagnosed with cancer, an illness that resulted in having her leg amputated. She was no longer a “typical” teenager and struggled through her high school years. Though she didn’t know it at first, her life would change...

Study Abroad Programs Offer Global Learning Experiences

College is a place where students gain knowledge, skills, and connections to prepare them for success. For students at Hawkeye Community College, the study abroad program provides the opportunity to make those connections span the globe. [caption id="attachment_1165" align="alignright" width="320"] Jacob Fitzpatrick and Amanda Grunklee assist Haitian university students with soil quality testing...

50 Years of Innovation

Since Hawkeye opened its doors in 1966, it has focused on meeting the needs of the community, providing quality, affordable training for learners at all stages of life. First opened as Hawkeye Institute of Technology, today Hawkeye Community College serves more than 25,000 individuals and awards almost 1,500 diplomas and degrees annually. Hawkeye has a community impact of $106 million and 1,400...
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Meet Hawkeye’s New Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Rhonda McRina became director of diversity and inclusion at Hawkeye Community College on July 1 and hit the ground running. “I’m excited to be part of an organization that strives to create a culture of mutual respect,” McRina said. “My first priority is to listen and engage students, faculty, staff, and community leaders in meaningful conversations on ways to make our campus even more...
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The 50 Hours for 50 Years Challenge

Volunteer efforts have lasting impact on students and their communities Hawkeye Community College was founded 50 years ago to serve the needs of the community. The founding principle was “teach for the future,” and it focused on preparing students for skilled jobs that were in high demand from local employers. [caption id="attachment_1299" align="alignright" width="300"] Hawkeye students...
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STEM @ Hawkeye

Hawkeye’s mobile learning lab is helping K-12 students get excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. [caption id="attachment_1281" align="alignleft" width="200"] STEM Career Fair The annual Eighth Grade STEM Career Fair brings more than 1,200 students to campus each fall to hear from STEM-related employers and try their hands at everything from occupational therapy to...

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Military and Veterans Services at Hawkeye

1 Full-Time Coordinator. Robin Knight provides programming and veteran-related services and advocates for military-connected students on college policy, practice, and procedures. She is the primary point of contact to support the students in education benefits and service referrals. 2 Military and Veterans Service Center. Located in the Brock Student Center, the center provides a designated...

RedTails Rising

Intercollegiate Sports are Taking Off at Hawkeye Community College Since intercollegiate sports began at Hawkeye Community College in fall 2015, student-athletes have come from across the globe to compete. During 2016-2017, more than 110 student-athletes competed in men’s and women’s soccer and sports shooting, while others competed in club sports like golf and dance. [caption...
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New Adult Learning Center Aims to Expand Services, Opportunities for Students

Bethany Shadow didn’t graduate from high school.  Now and then, she would start working toward her High School Completion Diploma (HSED), but never followed through. Then Bethany became a mother, and she had a shift in perspective. It wasn’t just about finishing her diploma, it was about providing a good example for her daughter. [caption id="attachment_1353" align="alignleft" width="300"]...