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AnnualReport From Good to Great: Northeast Iowa Community College Message From the Presidents | College and Foundation...................................................1 Quest for Success.................................................................................................................................................inside front cover

| Northeast Iowa Community College and Foundation

NICC at a Glance.........................................................................................................................2

Message from the College and Foundation Presidents............................................................................................................. 2

Renovation and Construction................................................................................................. 4 Renovation and Construction Timeline | Steering Committee (RCSC)

Financial Support................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Lessons Beyond the Classroom................................................................................................................................................................. 4

Citizen Advisory Committees...................................................................................................5

Partnering to Connect Workers to Jobs............................................................................................................................................... 6

Securing the Future....................................................................................................................6

Creating Educational Dreams...................................................................................................................................................................... 7

Foundation Golf Tournament | Prudential | Acument........................................................7

Investing in our Future Workforce............................................................................................................................................................ 8

Alumni Hall of Fame.................................................................................................................. 8

Impacting Business and Industry Success.........................................................................................................................................11

Community Partnerships........................................................................................................ 10 John Deere | Black Hills Energy | Alliant Energy

Alumni Hall of Fame........................................................................................................................................................................................12

Friends of the College....................................................................................................................................................................................13

Organizations Making a Difference...................................................................................... 12 The Finley Hospital | Farmers & Merchants Bank | DRA, R.J. McElroy Trust Recipients and Donors............................................................................................................ 14

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mand ela

July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009


Mission | The Northeast Iowa Community College

educational community will live the values of service, respect, innovation, stewardship and integrity within a culture of continuous improvement.


Northeast Iowa Community College’s Quest for Success. When Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) President Penny Wills arrived in 2004, work had just begun on a new accreditation process, Action Quality Improvement Projects (AQIP), through the Higher Learning Commission. Under President Wills’ leadership, the college has made great strides in its quest for success. By tying the college’s annual budget process to strategic planning, the college is matching its limited funds to the programs that will have the largest impact. In addition, the college has developed a grant and advancement office to help diversify and find additional resources to maximize its success.

2009

The College receives $750,000 in grant funding from IJobs to help fund the library project on the Peosta campus.

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Construction of Student Center complete on the Calmar Campus - Fall.

Completion of the new Industrial Technologies Building on the Peosta Campus - Fall.

NICC experiences it’s largest enrollment in college history with 5,398 students. Higher Learning Commission site visit, re-affirmation process begins. NICC received re-accrediation from the state of Iowa.

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Renovations completed on the Industrial Technologies Building and Max Clark Hall on the Calmar Campus.

2010

Chemical Technician, Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) and Wind Turbine Maintenance and Repair programs to begin – Fall.

New lab space completed at the Dairy Center on the Calmar Campus - Fall.

2011

Renovations to the Health Sciences Wing completed on the Peosta Campus - Summer. The joint library project with Dubuque County and the City of Peosta complete - Summer.

Joint Library

Science Wing


From Good to Great 2002

2006

Staff participate in Conversation Day to assess strengths, challenges and goals.

V7 planning completed. Funded projects align with the strategic plan and AQIP.

2003

Feedback is received on the Colleges AQIP Systems Portfolio, submitted as part of the accreditation process. No accreditation concerns found.

Four action projects began as part of the new accreditation process called AQIP.

2004

The College mission and vision statements are revised.

2005

Board of Trustees approve the strategic plan, Vision 7 (V7).

2007

The NICC college senate is formed. Faculty and staff participate in college governance.

Gas Utilities program begins on the Peosta Campus.

The first NICC Alumni Hall of Fame induction celebrations are held.

Voters of northeast Iowa pass a $35 million bond levy, supporting NICC infrastructure improvements.

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The College establishes the Grants Office devoted to the procurement of state, federal and private grants. An audit is conducted to help develop the college’s plan for a comprehensive Institutional Advancement office. Quality Council is formed to actively lead the college’s strategic planning process.

The College receives accreditation to offer programs completely online. Thirteen new degree and certificate programs are offered to Fall 2009 enrollees.

Iowa’s first Regional Academy for Math and Science opens in Oelwein. IowaWorks Center at the NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development in Dubuque complete.

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AnnualReport From Good to Great: Northeast Iowa Community College Quest for Success.................................................................................................................................................inside front cover

| Northeast Iowa Community College and Foundation

Message from the College and Foundation Presidents............................................................................................................. 2 Financial Support................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3 Lessons Beyond the Classroom................................................................................................................................................................. 4 Partnering to Connect Workers to Jobs............................................................................................................................................... 6 Creating Educational Dreams...................................................................................................................................................................... 7 Investing in our Future Workforce............................................................................................................................................................ 8 Impacting Business and Industry Success.........................................................................................................................................11 Alumni Hall of Fame........................................................................................................................................................................................12 Friends of the College....................................................................................................................................................................................13

July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009


Makinga Difference

| Message from the College and Foundation Presidents

From the dedication to meet the ever changing needs of our stakeholders to the stewardship of our financial, human and environmental resources, Northeast Iowa Community College is living its values of service, respect, innovation, stewardship and integrity every day.

Throughout this report you will find what we are doing with the bond levy funds you so graciously entrusted to us on December 11, 2007. The decisions we make now will impact our students for years to come, and this is not something we take lightly. The College is also concerned about its environmental resources. From the little things we do to save money to adding Geothermal in our new student center, we are making a difference. You will also read about how service is incorporated into our curriculum, teaching students the value and importance of giving back. Through innovation and collaboration with our business and workforce partners, we are breaking down barriers for students. Staff at the IowaWorks center assists job seekers with training, re-training, educational services and career help all under one roof. The College is at a pivotal point in its history. We have our largest enrollments ever, but we are also facing our lowest level of state funding in years. We are being called upon by our federal and state leaders to be agents of change in an educational revolution that calls for new programs and curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century workforce.

Since 1981, the Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation has supported the College with financial resources that are so vital to its success. Whether it be funding for programs, infrastructure, technology or student scholarships, the Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation is committed to finding resources for college projects in which other sources of funding are unavailable. Only one-third of the College’s costs are covered by state general aid and about one-half is covered through tuition. The goal of the Foundation is to cover the remaining gap so that an affordable education is open to everyone. In this report, you will find examples of donors who have created endowments to provide students with scholarships into perpetuity. You will also read about the College’s newest alumni inducted into the Hall of Fame. These alums represent thousands of others who have graduated from NICC and are doing great work in our communities. With your generous support the Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation will continue to give scholarships and grants to ensure excellence in our curriculum, students, faculty and the infrastructure and equipment that supports them. By investing in Northeast Iowa Community College you are investing in your community and its future vitality.

We will face these challenges head-on but need your help to make our goals a reality. I hope that you will consider a legacy gift to Northeast Iowa Community College.

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Dr. Penelope H. Wills Northeast Iowa Community College President

Dr. Russell Loven Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation President


Board ofTrustees Dr. Kenneth Reimer, President

Ronda Kirkegaard, Vice President Jim Anderson Larry Blatz Tobin Britt Don Frazer Linus Rothmeyer Dan White Dan Willenbring

Foundation Board Dr. Russell Loven, President

Kay Zimmerman, Vice President Susan M. Balsamo, Secretary Mark Donhowe, Treasurer Don Avenson

Ronda J. Hughes

Rod Bakke

Lanny N. Kuehl

Jane Bechen

Virginia Leidahl

Walter F. Curfman

Gary McAndrew

John Falb

Pat Siegert

Charles Frana

Keith Thoma, emeritus

Don Frazer

Roger Thomas

Teresa Greve

Walter Webster

John Hackney

Mark J. Willging

Makinga Difference

| Financial Support

Northeast Iowa Community College Foundation | July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 | Activity as of June 30, 2008 Total support to Northeast Iowa Community College for students and activities.  Scholarship Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $361,154  Golf Tournaments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,030 9.6%  Family Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,570  Memorial Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $61,324 11.3%  Special Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,302 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $545,380 8.8% 4.1% Foundation Assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,509,452

66.2%

Northeast Iowa Community College | July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 | Activity as of June 30, 2008 Unrestricted General Fund Revenues  Tuition and Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,579,105  Local Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,614,588  State Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,168,667  Federal Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $757,409  Sales and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,239  Other Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,658,474 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,821,482 Unrestricted General Fund Expenditures  Salaries and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,399,046  Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,683,107  Materials, Supplies and Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $964,505  Other Current Expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $423,051  Capital Outlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90,834 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,560,543

6.2% .2% 50.6%

2.8%

34.2% 6% 1.6%

.3%

3.6% 10.1% 84.3%

Alvin Hackman Chris Hopp The cost per full-time equivalent student at NICC was lower than 73% of peer institutions nationwide* *National Community College Benchmark Project, FY 09

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Lessons Beyond the Classroom

“The trip is such a great experience for students. oncology camp for kids in Boone. The students also They get to see the city, volunteer in many different hosted the annual blood drive on campus, worked at Relay for Life and Learning to improvise and turning compassion into action collected are immeasurable life lessons for college students. supplies for an areas, and it was also a cultural experience because orphanage in Guadalupe, Mexico. In addition, the students got to interact with people of different students made donations to local food pantries and ethnicities,” Popp said. “Our students get out of their hosted educational presentations to educate their comfort zone and learn that it is good to try new peers about domestic violence. things.” Popp said that the students lived in a house Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students Nearly 30 students from both Calmar and Peosta in disrepair, and had to sleep in cramped bunk have a variety of service learning opportunities experienced a much different and meaningful beds, on cots and in sleeping bags. The Center for throughout the year. These trips off campus teach spring break this year, by traveling to Chicago to Student Missions teaches students to recognize the students many things that are difficult to convey in a participate in The Center for Student Missions misfortune of others, to take action and to return classroom setting, such as the importance of giving, community service program from March 8-11. As home with an appreciation of how fortunate they the diversity of local communities and larger cities, one example, the students worked in teams in really are. appreciation of ethnic differences and the toll of Chicago neighborhoods and provided coffee and economic hardship. In one of the organization’s grassroots efforts in fellowship to unemployed Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, NICC students day laborers who gather on ... students learn to express their humanity and Pulaski to make a difference in the lives of others ... Avenue looking for work. “Through these experiences, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students at the the students learn many things that the standard Calmar campus participate in a year-long itinerary of textbook does not cover,” service and giving to others. This past year, students said Kara Popp, NICC director in the organization created and provided blankets of student life, diversity for chemotherapy patients at the three hospitals in and leadership. the Calmar area and served as ambassadors at an 4


54% of first-time, full-time students at NICC either graduated or transferred within three years, scoring higher than 91% of all participating community colleges nationwide.

were each given $5 and sent out to explore the neighborhood. The goal? To discover some of the needs of people living there and decide in small teams how to help the residents. In one encounter, students met a small family and became acquainted. They went to a local store and purchased mittens and hats for the family. Learning to improvise, having the courage to explore a city neighborhood and turning compassion into action are immeasurable life lessons for college students. “This family truly needed the help and what our students did to help them definitely made an impact,” said Popp. “Later that same day, they saw the family at the soup kitchen our students were volunteering at, and the family thanked them again.” Service learning benefits others in need and develops NICC students’ intellectual and spiritual growth. Confronting the effects of economic hardship in the community helps students learn to express their humanity and to make a difference in the lives of others. 60% of the post-secondary student population at NICC are first-generation college students.

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Part neringt o ConnectWorkers t o Jobs Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) make the difference for area workers seeking employment, training and re-training, and a fresh start on a new career. Now Dubuque-area community members have all the services they will need in one location. In 2008, NICC completely renovated an under-utilized floor of the Town Clock Center for Professional Development, in Dubuque, to include offices for a One Stop workforce center, consisting of staff from IWD, East Central Intergovernmental

District-wide 582 students received $1,282,584 from agencies like Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Investment Act and Iowa Workforce Development.

Association (ECIA) and other workforce partners. The completed project created the ideal environment for workforce staff to integrate their services to assist job seekers who need career help. The Town Clock Center for Professional Development location is one of only five One Stop centers in Iowa. The agencies renamed their combined operations IowaWorks. The IowaWorks Center will improve access at the grassroots level, increase the outreach capability 6

of employment agencies in area communities and will shift from a program-oriented standpoint to a service-oriented emphasis.

... community members have all the they will need in one location ...

services NICC celebrated the center’s official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Dubuque Chamber of Commerce and Dubuque Ambassadors joined city, business and workforce development leaders to applaud the completed development on the facility’s third floor.

The City of Dubuque worked with NICC during construction to include a walkway to connect an adjacent parking ramp to the offices on the upper level. The walkway accommodates clients who have disabilities and need access to the centers services.

IWD’s One Stop centers in Decorah, Manchester, New Hampton and Oelwein are staffed by many agencies including NICC. In 2008 alone, the centers offered multiple services to over 28,000 individuals and posted over 4,500 job openings for area businesses. At IWD’s previous location on Iowa Street, in Dubuque, the workforce development team provided employment services to over 15,000 individuals annually and the cramped quarters hindered IWD’s ability to expand its services to a larger group of job seekers.

The passage of the $35 million bond levy in December 2007 made the NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development renovations possible along with additional support from the City of Dubuque. For more information on NICC construction projects throughout the district, visit www.nicc.edu/construction.

1 out of every 4 northeast Iowa residents age 18-64 has utilized the College’s services last year.


Creating Educational Dreams

For many years, friends of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) have demonstrated their commitment to the educational mission through annual scholarship programs and financial contributions as well as through endowments and bequests. Scholarship endowments are especially important because the initial contributions can be supplemented over time and only interest is utilized, thereby providing scholarship assistance to students in perpetuity. These gifts transform students’ lives by offering an opportunity to earn a college degree. Over the past year, the following individuals and organization created scholarship endowments for Northeast Iowa Community College students.

... these lives by

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship

F&M Bank Endowment October 1990 - established with $8000, awarded first scholarship of $370

In February, the NICC Foundation and August 1993 - $4000 was added Alliance Pipeline, Inc. announced a Today - 18 scholarships have been awarded for a total of $10,290; $50,000 endowment fund that provides $12,000 principal still intact a financial boost to students enrolled in the electronic technology program at Gene “Deeder” Bauer Memorial the Peosta campus. The scholarships, which will be announced each April, are open Scholarship to full-time students who have completed at least In November 2008, Wilma “Sam” Bauer, the wife two semesters of the electronic technology program of the late Gene “Deeder” Bauer, affirmed the and whose grade point average ranks among the couple’s friendship with the college through the top in their class. creation of a memorial scholarship. This scholarship The College knows this additional funding will make a beneficial impact on students enrolled in the program. “I commend Alliance Pipeline for helping to build this partnership, because we cannot do it alone,” said NICC President Penny Wills. “This is a dream come true for NICC and the electronic technology students.”

Mark Burke, an Alliance Pipeline, Inc., team leader in Maquoketa, said the skills learned in the NICC Electronic Technology gifts transform students’ program are vital to the natural gas offering an opportunity ... transportation industry. “Alliance Pipeline’s experience with NICC graduates has been outstanding,” stated Burke.

was established through a gift of $4,000 with the intent to add to the endowment. The scholarship funds will be awarded to NICC welding students each fall. The desire to provide assistance to students shows the deep roots shared by the Bauers, the College and Mike Dougherty, NICC welding instructor. Deeder worked for 43 years at the Dubuque Packing Company and it was there he learned how to weld and personally taught Mike Dougherty those same skills. “They were great friends, they golfed together and Deeder served on the college’s Advisory Committee to give his input,” Wilma said. “I hope that the memorial scholarship will assist students in their learning and build their careers.” (continued on page 10)

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Investingin our Future Workforce

levy projects are completed, I hope to have a fully developed grant and advancement office in place ready to assist in funding future projects.” “We are no longer state-supported, but rather stateassisted,” she continued. “By fiscal year 2011, state general aid the College receives could be diminished by 25 percent or more from what it was just two years ago, even though our enrollment has grown by over 17 percent during that same period of time so diversifying revenue sources becomes extremely important.”

The College’s first bond levy projects included a One Stop workforce center in downtown Dubuque (see page 6) and industrial ... by 2012 nearly 45 percent of all occupations in the technology facilities state will require a postsecondary education ... on each campus. The new industrial technologies facility, in Peosta, is currently being built from the When Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) first ground up, while the renovated Calmar facility was began planning for its future infrastructure needs, completed in August for the start of the fall semester. it wound up with a list exceeding $70 million. While Peosta’s building is expected to be complete for Fall this was a great starting point for future discussions 2010 classes. Other renovated instructional facilities and planning, college leaders knew the list had to include Max Clark Hall in Calmar and the health be prioritized and whittled down. Eventually what sciences wing in Peosta. emerged was a $35 million plan approved by northeast Iowa taxpayers in December 2007. Forecasts estimate that by 2012 nearly 45 percent of all “I see the projects funded by the bond levy to be phase one of a two-phase project,” stated Dr. Penny Wills, NICC president. “After the last of our bond 8

These facilities allow the College to expand its program offerings to address these trends. “Take an area like green jobs in renewable energy and conservation,” stated Lenny Graves, dean of career and technical programs. “To install solar hot water heaters requires heating and air conditioning skills. To make windmills work, you need electrician skills. Likewise, for building trades professionals, knowing how to conduct an energy audit or weatherize a home will be valuable.” These are skills that NICC is adding to its curriculum and that is why advisory committees from business and industry are so important. Graves added that the College’s new wind turbine maintenance and repair program as well as the chemical technician and computerized numerical control programs will be offered beginning Fall 2010. New lab space and

occupations in the state will require a postsecondary education. Many of these occupations will require less than a four-year degree and are in high-tech areas. Architectural rendering of the Peosta Campus Industrial Technologies Building.


classrooms will also better accommodate current programs like heating and air conditioning, automotive technology, welding, carpentry and construction technology, electrician, diesel mechanics, electronic technology and computer technology. The remaining building projects will help students stay engaged in the learning process by providing open study spaces and areas for students to gather and connect. These projects also showcase additional space for student support services such as advising, counseling, disability services and the learning center. The new student center on the Calmar campus as well as the new joint library project with the City of Peosta and Dubuque County will help achieve those goals. The Calmar facility is expected to be complete by January 2011 and the Peosta project estimated completion date is August 2011. “NICC will continue to be the leading economic and workforce driver in our community,” said Dr. Wills. “These projects would not be possible without taxpayer support and will prove to be invaluable as traditional manufacturing jobs transition into those that require more technological skills .” In addition to supporting area workforce needs, these projects are serving as an economic stimulus program for the region. “Approximately 150 workers are on construction sites at any given time,” said John Noel, vice president of finance and administration. “And

... building projects help students stay engaged...by providing open study spaces and areas for students to gather and connect ...

NICC Going Green Geothermal Payback Analysis Additional Construction Cost $302,345.00 Annual Energy Savings $30,012.00 Payback 7.9 Years* kwH Savings 44% *With incentive from utility

over $7,000,000 has been paid out to contractors since March 1, 2009.” Noel adds that due to the College’s use of a construction management firm, all projects have come at or below original estimates with very little change orders. That, coupled with the fact that the projects are matched to the long-term strategic needs of the College and plans are reviewed regularly by community members, showcases the commitment of NICC to spending local taxpayer funds both prudently and effectively.

NICC reached a record high enrollment of 4,916 students in Spring 2008. It also has the highest number of part-time students with over 58 percent.

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Jim Hosch Memorial Scholarship (Creating Educational Dreams continued from page 7)

Dr. Bruce Meyer Scholarship Dental Assisting students have a new scholarship opportunity to help with the financial costs of college. An endowment fund, created with a bequest by Dr. Bruce and Cece Meyer, provides funding for students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Dr. Meyer actively participated in students’ learning at the college by offering his dental expertise in clinics and allowing his dental practice to serve as an internship for dental assisting students. Cece Meyer created an endowment of $12,000 for students in the Dental Assisting program shortly after her husband passed away in August 2008. Over the course of three decades, the vast majority of dental assistants Dr. Meyer hired were NICC Dental Assisting graduates, said Cece Meyer. “NICC graduates are always well trained, the College has such a good program and we wanted to help produce more quality dental assistants,” she said. “I think Bruce would be glad to know that we provided this endowment for NICC students,” she said. In its first year, the Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) served 139 high school students in 14 different courses.

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In 1999, Jim Hosch and friends of the dairy industry throughout northeast Iowa joined together to create the Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation. Through a strong partnership with NICC and Iowa State University, the foundation opened The Dairy Center in 2000 to strengthen and build the dairy industry in northeast Iowa.

For more information on how you can create a lasting gift to benefit Northeast Iowa Community College students, visit www.nicc.edu/foundation.

Jim Hosch passed away in June 2008, leaving a legacy of commitment to students in agriculture education and a desire to further the mission of the Dairy Center. “Jim was a graduate of Iowa State University and worked as the Clayton County Extension Education Director for 43 years. He worked very hard on the Iowa Dairy Story exhibit and getting the curriculum established for the center,” said his wife, Madonna Hosch. “I know there is a real need and I am sure he would have wanted NICC and Iowa State to continue to work together,” she said. The Jim Hosch Memorial Scholarship Fund is open to all students enrolled in the NICC Dairy Science program and was established through a gift of $5,000 with the intent to add to the endowment. Scholarship recipients will be announced each year at the Dairy Science Banquet.

This is a dream come true for NICC ...


ImpactingBusiness and Industry Success Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) graduates make a tremendous impact on the northeast Iowa economy through their academic achievements, contributions to local and state

In 2009, NICC added 1058 new jobs and provided over $10 million in training.

tax revenue and patronage of local businesses. There is also a lesser known story to the financial picture. The NICC economic development team provides training for area businesses and assists local companies grow and improve their bottom line. Collaboration with local and state agencies helps bring new businesses to the region, such as IBM, whose new employees received training locally through NICC. From June through October, the college coordinated training for IBM in several computer science and programming areas. These sessions, which accounted for nearly 450 hours of training time, often make the difference for companies large and small that want to increase their business success, according to Ken Vande Berg, NICC vice president of economic development. “I think that the training NICC provides for existing companies helps the companies grow stronger. With better skills, management techniques, production processes and efficiencies, businesses become more

competitive and more profitable. Employee training enables them to compete for more business and improve their market share; training positions the companies to grow, thus creating more jobs,” said Vande Berg.

The college demonstrates a solid history of training success for local business. From 1985 to 2009, the college added 11,820 jobs in northeast Iowa and bond sales to provide funding for the training reached $51,505,000. During this past fiscal year 2009 alone, the training NICC coordinated added 1,058 jobs to the local economy and bond sales figures were $10,220,000. In a tough economy, training budgets and funding for professional development gets trimmed to the essentials. So, where do companies in northeast Iowa obtain funding to develop their employees? For companies in Iowa, two jobs training programs – the 260F Iowa Jobs Training Program and the 260E Iowa New Jobs Program – are state-funded and assist companies seeking to expand and improve their employees’ skills. NICC works in concert with state and local agencies and individual companies to assess the training need, coordinate the application and proposal and help to secure funding. NICC provides customized training in a variety of work areas, including manufacturing, welding, customer service, computers and Workplace Lean, just to name a few. NICC makes a good match between each trainer and the company, designs the

... the training NICC provides...helps the companies grow stronger ... training program to fit the company needs and delivers training on- or off-site. Other successful business training stories include Featherlite, Inc., located in Cresco. Featherlite manufactures horse and livestock trailers, car, recreational and customized specialty trailers to fit many diverse customer needs. The company took advantage of NICC training opportunities in Lean Manufacturing, A3 Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping, Supervision and Six Sigma training. Human Resource Manager for Featherlite, Cindy Helmke said that A3 Problem Solving training in particular boosted morale and created cost savings for the company. “Our company has saved over $260,000 since we started the A3 training two years ago,” stated Helmke. “Featherlite employees also get great job satisfaction that they were part of a company change effort.” Companies looking to improve their employees’ skills and get high quality training at an affordable cost turn to NICC throughout the year. NICC helps local NICC’s economic businesses grow and impact on northeast create job opportunities Iowa is estimated at for northeast Iowans. $215 million annually. 11


Alumni Hall of Fam e

| Honoring Success

Since 2007, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has honored distinguished alumni with Alumni Hall of Fame induction celebrations held at the Calmar and Peosta campuses. Recipients are nominated by a colleague and go through a rigorous selection process based on career success and service to their community. The alumni chosen to be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame fully embodies the NICC values

of service, respect, integrity, innovation and stewardship. Since it inception, 32 alumni have been inducted into the Northeast Iowa Community College Alumni Hall of Fame. For additional information on the Alumni Hall of Fame or if you know an alum who should be honored contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 563.562.3263, ext. 474.

Calmar Campus Roger M. Hansen ‘85 New Hampton

Linus Robert Kuboushek ‘71 Dyersville

Scott A. Perkins ‘79 New Hampton

Dale W. Schwade ‘73 Lime Springs

Accounting Specialist Program

Accounting Specialist Program

Accounting Specialist Program

Vice President, Bank Iowa, New Hampton

2nd Senior Vice President, American Trust & Savings Bank, Dyersville

Senior Vice President of Finance/ Systems, TriMark Corporation, New Hampton

Agri-Business Technology Program

Jayne Anglin ‘74 Dubuque

Gracie G. Hessong ‘02 Maquoketa

Dental Assisting Program

Electronic Engineering Technology Program

Geraldine Schilling-Johnson ‘89 Dubuque

Owner/Manager of A & K Feed Grain Co., Inc., Lime Springs

Peosta Campus

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Dental Chairside Assistant, Northeast Iowa Community College Clinical Site and Dental Assisting Instructor, Peosta

Test and Instrumentation Specialist, John Deere, Dubuque

Radiologic Technology Program Lean Educator – CME Coordinator, Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque

Bob Shafer ‘73 Dubuque Accounting Specialist Program Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque


Makinga Difference

| Donor Listing and Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients

Clayton County Farm Bureau

Finley Alumni Association

Iowa Bowling Council

Brianne Bjerke

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Finley Hospital

Samantha Lucas

Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa

Iowa Grocers Association Scholarship

Allamakee County Farm Bureau

Jennifer Chase

Alliant Credit Union

Vali Leeps

Alvin Clasen Scholarship Corey Christianson

Abbie Helgerson

American Automobile Association

County of Barron Wisconsin

American Dairy Association

Summer Feldmann

Kyle Mathison

Tyler Kennedy

Culvers VIP Foundation, Inc.

Megan Kregel

Darwin & Barb Schrage Scholarship

ARC of Jefferson Ben Clubb

Beckman High School Joseph Finnegan

Benjamin H. Shull/Denson Scholarship Megan Kregel Blaine Miller

Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah Justin Bigler

Blanche J. Hendren Memorial Cosmetology Award Danielle Winter

Brent Taylor Perpetual Charitable Trust Ashley Frank Brandy Grindey Alycia Lyne Nicole Miller

Building Products/Dupont Building Innovations Steven Broghammer

Sondra Koch Abram Miller Kristine Oritz

First Citizens Trust Malinda Bartels Amber McCarthy Brady Norman

First District Association Benjamin Seifert

Fredericksburg Dairy Days

Katie McMillan Debra Trilk

Jessica Knoll

Sarah Maurer

Brian Bagge

Josh Irlbeck Isaiah Klees

Jolyn Lahey

Jennifer Kane

Patricia Leibfried

Delaware County Farm Bureau

George & Elizabeth Shearer Maquoketa Valley Award

Diocese of Winona Foundation

George R. Hohmann Scholarship

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa Donna R. Jesser Memorial Nursing Award Ashley Matt Rachael Nelson

Dubuque Board of Realtors, Inc. Blake Meissner Steven Mueller Katherine Rhomberg

Dupaco Community Credit Union Joshua Haas

East Central Community School District Tyler Trenkamp

Caraustar Industries, Inc.

Elder Implement Company

Carol Slade Memorial Scholarship

Emily Franz Memorial Scholarship Fund

Chapter I.K., P.E.O. Sisterhood, Dubuque

Ervin W. Johnson Foundation

Emily Sisson

Zane Fitchner

Coral Brown

Lindsey Heim Amber Kane

Charitable Foundation for ACAD

Evenson Brothers Agriculture Scholarship

Cherokee State Bank

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Chickasaw County Farm Bureau

Fayette Soil Water Conservation

Chickasaw County Pork Producers

Fort Dodge Community School District Knudson Scholarship

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Fillmore Central High School

Ellen Kramer

Kristine Ortiz

Tara Furlin

Abby Ricklefs

Katherine Henke

Michael Eivins

Jessica Knoll

Sammy Massman

Cassandra Tiemessen

Ethan Heitner

Jillian Keister

Amanda Hendrickson

Grant Regional Health Center Auxiliary GreenValley Ag & Turf Kayla DeVore Patrick Schrader

Guardian Industries Corp. Dana Bormann

H&D Jackson Charitable Scholarship Wade Schwartz

Hearst Service Center/CDS Global Kayla DeVore

Hillcrest Family Services Sarah Gross

Holy Family Catholic Schools Ben Seaman

Iowa Bowling Proprietors Association Grand Prix Scholarship Jennifer Banke Tim Jelinek

Illinois Scottish Rite Scholarship Barbara Bussan

International Arboriculture Society, Midwest Chapter Brian Karnik Nathan Konichek Seth Naley

Iowa 4-H Foundation Danielle Hamilton Katie Steinlage Ted Wolf

Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation Dustin Rumph

Jennifer Banke Brett Krapfl

Iowa Health Care Association Foundation Amy Manning Kate Rahe Jennifer Rubel LaMista Watters

Iowa Independent Automobile Dealers Association Joshua Barry

Iowa Nebraska Farm Equipment Association, Inc. Shawn Aberle Brandon Bousselot Joseph Finnegan Zane Fitchner Eric Karsten Joseph Pearce Kyle Rave Patrick Schrader

Iowa United States Tumbling Association Brittany Goedken

Brian Butler Chelsey Chase Marcy Davidson Shane Dumire Whitney Elgin Eric Even Marilyn Gaber Allie Gudenkauf Dustin Husemann Karla Ingles Laura Jacobs Amanda Kilburg Todd Kluesner Ashley Langmeier Deanna Lux Jeffrey Lux Amber Lynch Melinda Malone Shawn Orr Anna Paradiso Kristen Runde Maggie Schweitzer Jesse Streif Kelsey Williams Linda Zick

John & Roberta Rodecap Agriculture Transfer Scholarship

Jackson County Health Foundation Grossman Scholarship

Blake Schulte

Jackson County Health Foundation Morehead Scholarship

Cody Augustine

Brittni Bronson Rebecca Reistroffer

K&K Logo Designs, LTD. Whitney Elgin

Karen Clifton Memorial Scholarship Fund Karen E. Bolson Memorial Scholarship

Brittni Bronson Rebecca Reistroffer

Kaylie Kraayenbrink

Justin Berry Brandon Bousselot Michael Eivins Zane Fitchner Ryan Flesch Ethan Heitner Bryce Hendrick Chuck Holmberg Travis Kuster Matt Preston Jon Steffens Brian Whaley Brian Zieman

Shannon Davis Marilyn Gaber

John Deere Scholarship

John & Mabel Heinen Family Endowment Jennifer Adams Alexandra Beck

Kathy Healy Memorial Scholarship Kenneth Green Agriculture Scholarship Craig Bosma Nathan Konichek Megan Kregel Tyler Trenkamp

Karen Schlueter Arensdorf Scholarship Abram Miller

Kenneth & Sharon Erickson Scholarship Fund Scott Erickson

Kermit Teig Scholarship Zachary Cook Malinda Bartels

KOEL Great Autumn Tractor Ride Agriculture Award Jessica Knoll

Kregel Family Dairy Science Award Megan Kregel Benjamin Seifert

Land O’Lakes Scholarship Tyler Trenkamp

Larry Dever Memorial Scholarship Rebecca Reistroffer

Lawrence Burkhart Trust Amber Hoffman

Lucas Lee Scholarship Lindsay Heim

Maquoketa Area Community Foundation Brandi Hass Levi Newton Nancy Wallace

Marlys Seitz Memorial Scholarship Amy Manning

Mary Lux Memorial Scholarship Abram Miller

Mavis G. Young Scholarship Rhonda Jo Kann

Mayo Foundation Elizabeth Schneider

Mental Health America of Dubuque County Esther Anderson

Mercy Medical Center Alyssa Breitbach Ted Breitbach Carol Handke Brenda Husemann Travis Klinefelter Sheryl Meaney Penny Murphy Jennifer Ostrander Danielle Sarazin

Mercy Alumni Association Scholarship Sara Ramsdell-Goffinet

Merlin Begalske Trust Katie Steinlage

Molo Quint Scholarship Melinda Meyer

Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LaMista Watters

Munter Charitable Trust Justine Smith

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Naeve Family Scholarship Rebecca Reistroffer

National Fallen Firefighters Joshua Richards

National FFA Foundation Emily Krieg Ted Wolf

National High School Rodeo Foundation Emily Nolan Katie Nolan

New Hampton Nursing & Rehab Center Karisa Rochford

NICC Academic Scholarship Jennifer Chase Isaiah Goebel Kelsey Kieler Patricia Leibfried Luke Lenhart Brady Norman

NICC Ambassador Scholarship Stephen Ament Samantha Barness Jessica Diltz Alex Langland Ariadna Maguina Amber McCarthy Sarah Rosauer Sean Saeugling Todd Taylor

NICC Boards Scholarship Rebecca Reistroffer Joseph Shatek

NICC Foundation Award Lynette Anderson Isaiah Bartlein Larry Bentley Linda Blackwell Mark Bockenstedt Chelsie Bouillon Jodi Druecker James Harbaugh Rachel Kellogg Robin Kennicker Alex Langland Blaine Miller Stephanie Miller Angel Mueterthies Elizabeth Rausch Rachel Riley Dawanda Ryder Tracey Schlangen Lisa Winter

NICC Industrial Technology, Mathematic & Science Coffee Pot Scholarship

NICC Leadership Award Stephen Ament Nathan Bakke Nicholas Bohr Abram Dahlby Noelle Klein Emily Nolan

NICC Opportunity Award Danielle Gerhards Catherine Keppler Amanda Marshall Angelique Mohlis Michael Schwan

NICC Staff & Retirees Scholarship Stephen Ament Kelly Baxter Teresa Dehning Kyle Grant Elyse Hawthorn Vickie Johnson Anthony Mason Alicia Metz Leland Monroe Melanie Parsley Joseph Shatek Robert Sloman Rebecca Studtmann

Northeast Iowa Charitable Foundation Sara (Schmitz) Jelinek

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. Dalin (Green) Gilles

Northeast FFA Alumni Association Kayla Lucas

Oliver Merrill Memorial Scholarship Sam Renz

Operation New View Community Action Agency Mary Ness Kari Tobin

Pepsi/Gantz Family Scholarship

Josh Wiste

Lucy Chege Denise Hall Wendy Hurst Stacey Voshell

Ashley Burgin Teresa Dehning

James Harbaugh Dawanda Ryder Benjamin Seifert

NICC Insurance Advisory Scholarship

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Jessica Diltz Amanda Dugan Nic Frana Aaron Hale Vickie Johnson Anthony Mason Melanie Parsley Dave Strom Rachel Vorwald

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Phyllis Hult Education Trust Neil Boriskey

Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital Alisha Abel Amanda Connor Rachel Vorwald

Presidential Scholarship Lynette Anderson

Preston Community School District Tyler Trenkamp

Ritamae (Kaiser) Matous and Lucille Kaiser Memorial Award Alissa Hickok

Robert A. Klimesh Family Memorial Automotive Award Jeff Apenhorst

Rowley Equipment

Starmont Community School District Megan Barnhart Justine Smith

State Bank & Trust Company Samantha Foster

Stein Memorial Evan Bottorff

Stillman Inn, Inc. Rebecca Anderson

Stockton Cheese, Inc. Ted Wolf

Sumner Community School District

Wilder Scholarship

Dover-Eyota

Winneshiek County Dairy Council

Kee High School

Robin Kennicker Dawanda Ryder Devin Humpal

Winneshiek County Farm Bureau Scholarship Blake Buddenberg Alex Langland

Winneshiek County Master Gardeners Sam Hogenson

Wyldewood Cellars, Inc.

Amy Tharp

Bryan Laymon Shawn Ramos

Andrew Melbostad

Dollars for Scholars

Sundet Foundation Tri-County Implement LC Brandon Bousselot

Allamakee

Travis Kuster Patricia Leibfried

US Bank Collins Trust

Mandy Augustin

Kaylen McFadden

Rachel Berns Brianne Bjerke Jesse Burroughs Jennifer Colsch Hannah Gesing Lindsey Hedeman Levi Newton Bailey Schlitter Kresa Seibert Samantha Thiele Jenna Wild NIck Wild Mikah Wright

Craig Bosman

Joseph Pearce

Shawn Aberle

Saint John Lutheran Church, James & Marie Probert Memorial Scholarship Ariadna Maguina Rachel Vorwald Ali Werger

School District of Potosi Senior High Rams Booster Club Sherman Oyen Endowed Scholarship Jayda Dietzenbach Ashley Matt

Sherman Scholarship Brooke Pritchard

Shullsburg High School Scholarship Fund Cody Buss Sara Plear Wade Schwartz

Sister Rosalie Whalen Memorial Nursing Scholarship Hesper Nowatzki

Society of St. Vincent DePaul of Monroe, Inc. Isaiah Goebel Lindsey Heim

Southwest Health Center Lindsey Heim Kelsey Kieler Noelle Klein Deana Puls

Southwestern Wisconsin District Nurses Association, No. 02 Kelsey Kieler

Spectrum Network William Moore

TriMark Corporation Amanda Flatjord

Trinity Scholarship Endowment Fund Andrew Melbostad Josh Wiste

United Clinical Laboratories, Inc. Donna Hessling Craig Bosma

US Bank Lauterbach Trust US Bank Murray Trust Agency US Bank Webb Trust Rachel Vorwald

US Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Levi Newton

Van Wall Group Bryce Hendrick Eric Karsten Joseph Pearce James Scarlett Brian Whaley James Scarlett Brian Whaley

Virginia Heim Memorial Nursing Award Stephanie Grutz

Veterans Memorial Hospital Lindsey Mitchell

Wadena Alumni Association Scott Erickson

Waukon Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Dacia Sommer

Wayne Zion Lutheran Memorial Anna Husmann Scholarship Trust Catelyn Dirks

West Union Area Iowa Retired School Personnel Association Katie Steinlage

Ballard BC-IG

Whitt Spaulding

Central

Taylor Kronebusch James Ziemer

Evan Bottorf Stephanie Colsch Jacob Hawes August Manning Amanda Van Dyken

Maquoketa Valley Ricky Gearhart Ashley Heims Kyle Klaren Brett Krapfl Jeremy Nurre Kyle Rave

MFL MarMac

Jennifer Chase Brittany Coleman Ashley Davies Ashlee Johanningmeier Misty Jones Jon Kruse Ariadna Maguina Adam Martins Drew Pape Dustin Rumph Natalie Schultz Nathan Schutte Jacob Vorwald Caleb Wagner Ali Werger

New Hampton

Jessica Knoll Cassandra Tiemessen

North Fayette

Catherine Keppler Nathan Morford

Shelby Halverson

Josh Barry Natasha Berns Nicholas Kregel Matthew Preston Marcus Suice

Postville

Brittany Bollman Thomas Feldman Rebecca Henry Eric Pecinovsky Brittany Provost

Riceville

Pekin

Clayton Ridge

Ben Clubb

Crestwood

Isaiah Bartlein Abigail Johnson Marta Masnyk Michelle Severson Ethan Snitker

Decorah

Tabitha Aswegan Breelynn Dahl Elliot Evenson Ashley Floy Brian Henry Andrea Klocke Seth Klotzbach Kaylie Kraayenbrink Justin Kupka Travis Schluter Jessica Sullivan

Jessica Hobson Brady Norman Joe Shimek

South Winneshiek Rachael Albertson Kasey Buchheit Blake Buddenberg Dereck Buddenberg Korey Cook Steven Gehling Caitlin Hageman Mitch Hageman Sara Halverson Mitchell Holthaus Devin Humpal Jenny Kriener


Keith Lensing Michelle Meyer Mike Schwan Dalton Smith

Starmont

Megan Barnhart Justine Smith

Turkey Valley

Katherine Callan Alexandria Franzen Zachary Matthew Amy Schroeder Jeffrey Scallan Joseph Shatek Melissa Stahley

West Fork

Brian Zieman

Dollars for Scholars Foundation Becky Henry Jeremy Lueder Andrew Melbostad Stephanie Miller Ryan Oberbroeckling David Pfister Nicholas Post Matt Preston Katie Steinlage

Memorial Fund

Gerold Bateman Memorial (Father of Steve Bateman) J. Maddox Cindy O’Bryon Chris Ostwinkle Jane Rusk

Gene “Deeder” Bauer Memorial Scholarship Wilma (Sam) Bauer

Mae Becker Memorial (Mother-in-law of Sheila Becker) Terry Jenkins Elaine Pitz Connie Swift

Eleanora Berns Memorial (Mother of Karla Berns) Bill Abbott Jane Bechen Janet Bullerman Steve Geraghty Sara Goedken Julie Huiskamp Martha Keune Mary Lovell Catalin Mamali Cindy O’Bryon Donald & Susan Roby Mary Strom Connie Swift

Rosella Bettis Memorial (Mother-in-law of Jayne Bettis) James & Jayne Bettis

Warren & Bonnie Callahan Steve Geraghty

Violet Brown Memorial (Mother-in-law of Bill Abbott) Angie Kronlage Cindy O’Bryon

Leonard Bullerman Memorial (Father of Judy Lansing, Father in-law of Janet & Norma Bullerman) Irma Bullerman Martha Keune Dr. Penny Wills

Irene M. Casey Memorial (Mother-in-law of Mary Casey) Dan Avenarius Steve Bateman Jane Bechen Mavonne Gansen Terry Jenkins Catalin Mamali Elaine Pitz

Eugene “Huck” Hanson Memorial (Stepfather of Tina Adams) Jane Bechen Sara Goedken Angie Kronlage Catalin Mamali Cindy O’Bryon Connie Swift

Kathy Healy Scholarship Anonymous

Louis Hernandez Memorial (Father of Carmen Hernandez)

Dr. Bruce Meyer Memorial Scholarship Barret & Mary Meyer

Bonnie Molitor Memorial (Sister of Dr. Penny Wills) Jane Bechen Kim Bosworth Kelli Boylen Janet Bullerman Kathleen Burds Pat Conrad Amy Esterhuizen Mary Ellen Fulton Ranae Gipp Julie Huiskamp Martha Keune Catalin Mamali Wendy Mihm-Herold Cindy O’Bryon Dr. Ken Reimer Linus Rothmeyer Connie Swift Tony Tremmel

Ricky Paulson Memorial (Husband of Connie Paulson) Chris Entringer Mavonne Gansen Jerry Kramer Tracy Kruse Catalin Mamali Cindy O’Bryon Peter Schenck Connie Swift Chris Timmerman

Dan Avenarius Jane Bechen Catalin Mamali J. Miller Cindy O’Bryon R. Scharnau Deb Seiffert Connie Swift

LaVern Plein Scholarship

Chris Entringer Mavonne Gansen J. Maddox Catalin Mamali Cindy O’Bryon Elaine Pitz Jane Rusk Connie Swift

Kathleen Burds Catalin Mamali Gloria Reiter Connie Swift

Lucille Hird Memorial (Mother of Pat Conrad)

Jim Hosch Memorial Scholarship Alan Johnson

Clement J. “Jim” Koppes Memorial (Father of Jolene Fransen) Sara Goedken Angie Kronlage

Dorothy McDonnell Memorial (Mother of Dawn Kendall) Roberta Murray

Mary Strom

Eleanor D. Rosonke Haldeman Memorial (Mother of Dee Dee Collins) Tom Kammer Roberta Murray Ken Vande Berg

Mildred Ross Memorial (Mother of Gwen Beeh)

Karen Schlueter Arensdorf Memorial Scholarship Jeff Arensdorf

Lyle Seebach Memorial (Former Ag instructor, Husband of Pat Seebach) Julie Huiskamp

Marlys M. Seitz Memorial Scholarship Mark & Lisa Lane Lockheed Martin Matching Gift Program

Ione Spoerre Memorial (Mother-in-law of Mike Gau) Dan Avenarius Jane Bechen Mary Casey Chris Entringer Sara Goedken Cindy O’Bryon Connie Swift

John Whalen Memorial (Father of Kay Boeckenstedt) Kay Boeckenstedt

Annual Campaign for Student Scholarship Endowment William Abbott Tina Adams Julie Anderson Laurie Anderson Philip Arensdorf Dan Avenarius Rebecca Aylsworth Gail Backes Hillary Baker Sharon Balk Kim Baumler Kathryn Beadle Shannon Beard Sheila Becker Cindy Benedict Lynn Besler Jayne Bettis Corlas Bildstein Bridget Blue Kathryn Boeckenstedt Judy Bonnstetter Kimberly Bosworth Kelli Boylen Jennifer Brehm James Brimeyer Kristi Brockway Janet Bullerman Norma Bullerman Heather Busta Andrea Butikofer Carol Cameron Joseph Carthey Ima Cheney Dee Dee Collins Tammy Connolly Jeff Cooper Karen Courtney Kathryn Davis Joyce Dick Cheryl Donlon John Dougherty Donna Elsbernd Susan Elwood Chris Entringer John Ernst

Jill Ferrie Penny Fisher Chris Flaskerud Norma Freidhof Mary Ellen Fulton Lynn Gallagher Mavonne Gansen Michael Gau Steven Geraghty Ranae Gipp Sara Goedken Steve Gossling Michele Grant Valerie Gunhus Darlene Hageman Deborah Hageman Mary Hageman Mette Hammer Mary Jo Hangartner Judy Hannan Sarah Haugen Colleen Havens Carla Heathcote Lise Hedstrom Sharon Henning Shea Herbst Carmen Hernandez Heidi Herold Carolyn Heying Nancy Hohmann Elaine Holthaus Kathy Howes Julie Huiskamp Melissa Hvitved Terry Jenkins Maura Jones Patricia Junko Thomas Junko Rebecca Kamm Brenda Kammer Thomas Kammer Dawn Kendall Valerie Kennedy Martha Keune Kendra Kleve Jerome Kramer Roz Kratz Jodi Kremer Angie Kronlage Larry Kruse Tracy Kruse Rachel Lahey Frank Lammer LouAnn Langreck Judy Lansing Kathy Lansing Larry Leliefeld Ann Ludwig Lyle Luzum Lynnette Lyons James Maddox Susie Marino

Patricia Martin Patricia Martinson Sherry Massman Ron McAuliffe Nancy Meyer Winnie Meyer Wendy Mihm-Herold James Miller Sr. Heidi Miller-Olinger Barbara Mills Lori Moore Jeanette Moschel Lisa Mueller Tad Mueller Kathleen Nacos-Burds Daniel Neenan Marlene Nesvik John Noel Lee Noethe Rebecca Noethe Mary Nugent Cindy O’Bryon Patricia Oberbroeckling Christopher O’Connell Barbara O’Hea Carolyn Olberding Curt Oldfield Chantel Olufsen Robert Orr Pat Osterhaus Christopher Ostwinkle Tom Parnow Kara Popp Lois Poshusta Nancy Poshusta Joseph Priebe Gloria Reiter Linda Ressler Tom Ridout Patty Riniker Shelley Roling Doug Ropa Andy Rosulek Daniel Roush Pat Running Jane Rusk Linnae Scheffel Eileen Schlawin Susan Schneider Rhonda Seibert Deb Seiffert Pat Sheridan Joy Sim Dianne Smrdel Kelli Smutzler Shanon Speckhard Dennis Stecklein Mary Steen Edna Stiefel Tina Streif Kristi Strief Mary Jean Svendsen

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Connie Swift Kelli Szabo Chris Timmerman Sam Townswick Anthony Tremmel Ken Vande Berg Tom Ward Robyn Warrington John Webb Kathy Weber Liang Chee Wee Sandi Welsh Jessica Wenthold Wendy Wheelock Danielle White Katherine Whitsitt Clarian Wilder Jennifer Willenbring Jerry Willer Greg Willging Tess Williams Dr. Penny Wills Mark Wilmes Karla Winter Mary Winters Christine Woodson Julie Wurtzel Enid Wysockie Teresa Zweibahmer Anonymous (25)

Community Support for Scholarships

Alliant Credit Union Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. Financial Women International Northeast Iowa Group Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor Jerry Kramer Julie Anderson Kendall Hunt Publishing Mark Deetz Mathis Pfolhl Foundation McKesson Information Solutions, Inc. Mercy Alumni Association Oscar Contest R.J. McElroy Trust Weber Paper Co.

Community Support for Special Projects Alliance Pipeline, L.P. Alliant Energy Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. Black Hills Energy Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Consolidated Management Co. Culligan’s Water Conditioning Dollar General Literacy Foundation Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Dubuque Racing Association, LTD

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Gary & Julie Connolly Green School Project Iowa Auto Dealers Foundation for Education Iowa Automobile Dealers Association KDEC Radio, Decorah Key West True Value KVIK Radio, Decorah Kwik Star Lynch BBQ Co. Martin Brothers Co. NICC Staff, Faculty & Students Ossian Ambulance Service Mark & Patricia Miller Premium Beverage Quillins Food Ranch Stansfield Vending, Inc. Sweet Creations Trees Forever Wiltgen Construction Winneshiek County Dairy Promoters

Board of Trustees Jim Anderson Larry Blatz Roger Boleyn Tobin Britt Don Frazer Steven Hildebrand Ronda Kirkegaard Robert LeMay Burton Payne, Jr. Dr. Ken Reimer Linus Rothmeyer Daniel White Daniel Willenbring Dr. Penny Wills Anonymous (1)

Foundation Board Don Avenson Rod Bakke Susan Balsamo Jane Bechen Mark Donhowe John Falb Charles Frana Alvin Hackman John Hackney Chris Hopp Lanny Kuehl Virginia Leidahl Dr. Russell Loven Gary McAndrew Patrick Siegert Mark Willging Kay Zimmerman

Retiree Contributors Marilyn Anderson Rod Bakke Linda Barbaro

Howard Bernatz Dean Byerly Barbara Callahan Jane Forster John Hackney Mona Lee Hanley Carlos J. Hawley Bruce Houlton Georgie Klevar Gail Miller Colleen Moudry Betty Phillips Don Roby F. Michael Sievers Bill Wermers Anonymous (1)

In-Kind

All Seasons Heating and Cooling, Inc. Allegiant Air American Trust & Savings Bank Betty Jane Candies & Ice Cream Bill Yeager Blake Wieser Body & Soul Wellness Center and Spa Brannon Monument Co. Chris Wessels Creative Touch Dan Willenbring Dave’s Dowtown Conoco, Inc. Dr. David Wertz Decorah Chevrolet Cadillac Derby Grange Golf and Recreation Center Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque Bank & Trust Dubuque Community Y Dubuque Dental Associates Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Dupaco Community Credit Union DuTrac Community Credit Union Eastern Iowa Excavating & Concrete, LLC Fillmore Fairways Golf Course First Gear, Inc. Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Friedman Insurance, Inc. Gary McAndrew German Mutual Insurance Association Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream Parlor Harold Braastad Helle Farm Equipment Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn, Dubuque/Galena Houlihan’s Hy-Vee InfraSource Jeffrey Sanderfiled Julien’s Journal Dr. Ken Reimer Kirchhoff Distributing Co.

L.May Eatery Larry Kruse Lincoln Electric Co. Little Caesars Pizza Mark Miller Mark’s Jewelry Michigan State University Minnesota Twins Baseball Club Mi-T-M Corporation Moracco Supper Club Morse Electric, Inc. Mystique Casino Painted Sky Designs, Inc. Panchero’s Pepper Sprout Midwest Cuisine Radio Dubuque RC2 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. Ron and Dr. Penny Wills Sam’s Club Simoniz Professional Car Wash SpecCast Star Restaurant and Ultra Lounge Subway, Peosta and Dyersville Sundown Mountain Resort Tana Sales The Finley Hospital The Meadows Golf Club Timmerman’s Supper Club Tina Adams Tony Roma’s Trappistine Nuns, Inc. Wiltgen Construction

Foundation Golf Tournament

Advantage Sheet Metal, Inc. Alpine Communications American Trust & Savings Bank AmericInn Bank Iowa Bridal Productions C US Bank C.J. Moyna & Sons, Inc. Central Iowa Services, Inc. Citizens Savings Bank Community Savings Bank, Edgewood Conlon Construction Co. Crescent Electric Supply Co. Dan & Juliana Huiskamp Decorah Bank & Trust Diversified Mechanical Service Dubuque Bank & Trust Dubuque Janitorial, Inc. Dupaco Community Credit Union Erdman Engineering, P.C. Express Employment Professionals Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Fidelity Bank & Trust First National Bank Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Friedman Insurance, Inc.

Fuerste, Carew, Juergens & Sudmeier, P.C. Gantz Foundation Charitable Trust Gary & Pam Bauer Gau Law Office, P.C. German Mutual Insurance Association Hacker & Nelson & Co., P.C. Harlan Satrom I B E W Local No. 704 IIW Engineers & Surveyors, P.C. IL Norplex, Inc. Insurance Advisory Sponsorship InVision Architecture Jim Kircher & Associates, P.C. John Deere Dubuque Works Kathy L. Gunderson, CPA, PLC KDTH Radio Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank Kingdon Seed Sales Klauer Manufacturing Co. Larson Construction, Inc. Lynch Livestock, Inc. Mark’s Jewelry Mason City Business Systems Mercy Medical Center Metrix Co. Mihm Oil & Trucking Morse Electric, Inc. Mr. Carpet’s Floor Shop Mystique Casino Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Peosta Phillips 66 Premier Bank R.J. McElroy Trust Reilly Construction Co., Inc. Ridihalgh, Fuelling, Snitker, Weber & Co., P.C. Ruan Securities Corporation Security State Bank South Winn Veterinary Clinic Storey Kenworthy Co. The Finley Hospital TriMark Corporation Truck Country Wiltgen Construction Zach Corporation

National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)

Dubuque Racing Association Great Plains Center Helle Farm Equipment Iowa Department of Public Health John Deere Foundation Nationwide Agribusiness Foundation Tri State Ag Businesses United States Department of Agriculture VESTA Gifts made between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 are included in this volume. If we made a mistake in the way you were identified, or if your name was omitted from a gift list, we apologize. Please assist us in keeping our records up-to-date by contacting the Foundation Office at 800.728.7367, ext. 203 or email oheab@nicc.edu.

Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque Betty McKay Ron & Dr. Penny Wills

For every dollar of state funding invested in an associate degree student, there is a return of $3.70. For every dollar invested in a bachelor degree student, the rate of return is $2.40 Source: Iowa Policy Project


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Northeast Iowa Community College and Foundation Annual Report for 2008-2009

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