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Student Testimonial: Trevor Neuman

Like the air people breathe, heating, ventilation and air conditioning often can’t be seen, yet play a vital role in daily life for billions of people globally. HVAC can make uninhabitable places habitable, uncomfortable places comfortable and turn empty spaces... Read More

Student Testimonial: Kieja Puhrman Evans

As a three-sport athlete with a full course load at Iowa Lakes Community College, Kieja Puhrman Evans learned how to manage her time and prioritize tasks effectively — skills she still uses in her daily life as volleyball coach and... Read More

Student Testimonial: Nikki Shaw Thompson

Through her time in the paralegal program, Iowa Lakes Community College helped Nikki Shaw Thompson prepare for the workplace and meet new friends — relationships she still cherishes today. “I continue to use the tools that (Iowa Lakes) provided along... Read More

Student Testimonial: Danielle Clouse Gast

A solid academic foundation and strong studio coursework in the art department at Iowa Lakes Community College led to two academic degrees and full-time work as an artist for Danielle Clouse Gast. “Looking back on those short two years, it... Read More

Student Testimonial: Jason White

With years of experience in television, MC22 station manager and Iowa Lakes Community College graduate Jason White is used to being behind the camera — and in front of it. Now he’s getting comfortable in front of the classroom, too,... Read More

Student Testimonial: Brent Shatto

Including K9 officer Max, about a dozen police serve and protect the city of Estherville, led by Chief of Police Brent Shatto, an Iowa Lakes Community College grad. “The time that I spent at Iowa Lakes Community College helped me... Read More

Student Testimonial: Stephanie Weisman Wheatley

Stephanie Weisman Wheatley teaches leadership, English and composition classes at Estherville Lincoln Central School District, but she still remembers her time as a student in the paralegal program at Iowa Lakes Community College. “Iowa Lakes gave me a general education... Read More

Student Testimonial: Stacey Geerdes

Each morning that Stacey Geerdes steps into work, there's something very familiar about her surroundings. The 2013 ag transfer graduate achieved both an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree in agriculture at Iowa Lakes. She went on... Read More

Student Testimonial: Jarvis Weber

The newest golf and enrollment coach at Iowa Lakes Community College may seem familiar, and there’s a good reason for that — Jarvis Weber is an Iowa Lakes graduate himself. He earned his associate’s degree in 2010 as a two-time... Read More

Student Testimonial: John Wills

In the late 1980s, a professor and Iowa Lakes Community College became an excellent match to help get Rep. John Wills off to a good start on his career. Wills, originally from Sibley, earned his degree in Environmental Studies in... Read More

Student Testimonial: Torrey Proctor

Torrey Proctor isn’t your ‘typical’ teacher. “I hated school,” he said. What kept him going was art classes. After graduating from Spirit Lake High School in 1998, he selected Iowa Lakes Community College. “I chose Iowa Lakes because I wasn’t... Read More

Student Testimonial: Natalie Rosenberg

I had the great opportunity to attend the Professional Photographers of Iowa’s Fall Convention. Throughout the 24 hours I was there, I learned an immense amount. There were two main speakers, a trade show, a print competition, and much more.... Read More

Student Testimonial: Dan Goebel

Name - Dan Goebel Major/Program at Iowa Lakes - Sales & Marketing Management Year graduated from Iowa Lakes - 1998 Current Occupation - Development, Marketing and Enrollment Director for Spalding Catholic School Scholarships received - don't recall off the top... Read More

Name: Steven Edwards Program of Study at Iowa Lakes: Substance Abuse Year Graduated: 2012 Current Occupation/Employer: Substance Abuse Therapist (Jackson Recovery Centers 9/23/12-3/18/16). Current- Substance Abuse Therapist (Seasons Center for Behavioral Health). Additional degrees and education achieved: BA-Human Services (Buena... Read More

Student Testimonial: Troy Larson

Troy Larson rarely took academics seriously. That is, until he attended Iowa Lakes in 1991. “For the first time, I took academics serious. Iowa Lakes gave me the confidence to know that academically I could get it done,” said Larson.... Read More

Student Testimonial: Jeremy Johnson

Alumni Uses Iowa Lakes Experiences to Further Education and Pursue Talents Jeremy Johnson took many of his experiences at Iowa Lakes with him after graduation in the spring of 1997. The person he attributes many of those positive college experiences... Read More

Student Testimonial: Jacob Hansen

My current job is Wind Turbine Manager at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. I work for the company Centerra as a civilian contractor for the Navy. I operate and maintain the 4 wind turbines on the base. Since all... Read More

Student Testimonial: Talia Patton

Talia Patton is a 2010 graduate of the Hotel & Restaurant Management Program. Upon graduation, she transferred to Iowa State University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management.... Read More

Student Testimonial: Laura

Laura is on a mission. As an Iowa Lakes student serving in the National Guard, she isn't wasting any time!... Read More

Student Testimonial: Steph

Steph will graduate early from Iowa Lakes, thanks to the dual credit courses she took while in high school.... Read More

Student Testimonial: Jim

Jim is a non-traditional student who returned to Iowa Lakes for Legal Studies so he can help his daughter in her law firm.... Read More

Student Testimonial: Donna

Life-Changing Experience Occurs After Encouragement From Family and Friends... Read More

Student Testimonial: Kevin Tlam

Working at Iowa Lakes Community College is like a homecoming, said Kevin Tlam, who teaches classes in broadcasting in the same school where he earned his associate’s degree in 1997. “I never get tired of walking through these doors,” said... Read More

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