New Adult Learning Center Aims to Expand Services, Opportunities for Students

By Jason Staker 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. “Now I have the motivation to bring...

Low Risk, High Rewards High-Tech Simulators Help Train High-Quality Healthcare Professionals

Everything that happens in the Van Gerpen Patient Simulator Lab at Hawkeye Community College is focused on one thing: quality. It’s not just about the quality of the technology or the simulations it runs. It’s the quality of the educational experience and the quality of healthcare professionals that experience produces.  “There are no shortcuts,” said Lee Ridge, simulation specialist....

Alumni Spotlight: Kim Miller

Kim Miller traveled the world with the U.S. Navy, earned a management degree, worked in human resources, and held a real estate license. A career in nursing wasn’t on her radar. Then a serious health scare in the early 2000s put things in a different light. The Waverly native saw the care and attention her nurses and nurse aides gave her when she was in the hospital. It was eye...

Your Goals. Our Mission.

For 50 years, Hawkeye Community College has been helping thousands obtain a high-quality, affordable college education and reach their career goals.  Check out Hawkeye’s more than 45 career and transfer programs to find a degree or program that fits your talents and interests.  To find out more about how to prepare for your future at Hawkeye, call 319-296-4000 or visit us online at...
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STEM @ Hawkeye: Hawkeye’s Mobile Learning Lab Is Helping K-12 Students Get Excited About Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Together they form STEM, a phrase that is heard more and more in schools and businesses across the country – and with good reason. STEM is in high demand. “Some of the best jobs in terms of salary and benefits can be found within the STEM fields,” said Dr. Jane Bradley, vice president of academic affairs at Hawkeye Community College. “Iowa has...

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...
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Exploring Your Interests: The Value of Elective Classes

Since 2008, a focus of higher education has understandably been jobs, jobs, jobs. Providing technical training and marketable skills is a core mission of community colleges, and when the economy is sour, their roles assume critical importance. But college offers more than just job training. Beyond the program-specific courses in a given major, a college student is required to take about an...

Test Your Hawkeye Knowledge

Hawkeye Community College has been connecting the community with the education and training for 50 years. How much do you know about Hawkeye’s five-decade history in the Cedar Valley? Complete this five-question quiz at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/cf/trivia and be entered to win limited edition Hawkeye gear like t-shirts and pennants.  1. How much money did Harold Brock borrow to help get Hawkeye...