ICAN Welcomes New Partners for College Access
ICAN Welcomes New Partners for College Access Initiative
Support for College and Career Readiness Programming Grows Across Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (February 22, 2013) — The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) is pleased to announce the addition of new members to the organization’s Partnership Program. ICAN partners with education-minded institutions and organizations to bring comprehensive college and career readiness programming and resources to students and parents across Iowa, and to support initiatives around the state that support economic growth through increased training and education.
The ICAN Partnership Program is open to any business, organization or institution with the desire to support long-term economic growth and success for Iowa communities and citizens. Partners of the program have joined together to support ICAN’s work in career and college readiness programming which is outlined in the ICAN College Access Power Plan, a suite of programs and services designed to help families better understand college and career planning, how to successfully navigate paying for college, and choosing both a college and major that are the right fit.
ICAN’s new partners include:
Buena Vista University
Global Reach Internet Productions
Green Belt Bank & Trust – Iowa Falls
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About Augustana College
Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Current students and alumni include 141 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 12 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world’s most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.
About Buena Vista University
Buena Vista University’s picturesque campus is nestled on the shore of Storm Lake, adding to the amenities and recreation opportunities available in this medium-sized northwest Iowa town. BVU boasts a 95 percent job and graduate/professional school placement rate within six months of graduation, which is a testament to the quality of the academic programs, faculty-student connections, premier facilities and cutting-edge technology. With 43 majors and 15 pre-professional programs, BVU provides a wide array of academic options which blend the liberal arts with real world applications. Eighty percent of students complete at least one internship prior to graduation.
About Global Reach Internet Productions
Global Reach is one of the most respected and largest web development firms in Iowa. Founded in 1995, Global Reach has gradually expanded beyond its main area of specialization, web development. We now provide services in a number of interrelated areas such as consulting, system services, education, product development, research, and print/web design in Des Moines and throughout the Midwest. Our client base of more than 750 companies is made up of small, medium and large size enterprises, representing a wide range of industries.
About Green Belt Bank & Trust
At Green Belt Bank & Trust, we consider it a privilege to serve the financial needs of our customers. As a locally owned community bank, we take great pride in offering a complete menu of banking, insurance, real estate and investment products and services. We look forward to helping meet your financial goals.
About MidWestOne Bank
MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa. The Company’s bank subsidiary is also headquartered in Iowa City. MidWestOne Bank has office locations in Belle Plaine, Burlington, Cedar Falls, Conrad, Coralville, Davenport, Fairfield, Fort Madison, Melbourne, North English, North Liberty, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Parkersburg, Pella, Sigourney, Waterloo and West Liberty, Iowa. MidWestOneInsurance Services, Inc. provides personal and business insurance services in Pella, Melbourne and Oskaloosa, Iowa. For more information, visit MidWestOne.com.
About Morningside College
Founded in 1894, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Morningside has been designated one of the Midwest's "Best Regional Colleges" in the U.S. News & World Report's college rankings since 2005 and has been designated a "Best Midwestern College" by The Princeton Review since 2003. Morningside was one of 10 small, four-year colleges in the United States named to the honor roll for The Chronicle of Higher Education's 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program. Rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, Morningside prepares students to be flexible in thought, open in attitude, and confident in themselves. The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility. Morningside has 21 buildings on a 68-acre campus in a scenic, secure residential area of Sioux City, Iowa (population 140,000). The college enrolls more than 1,200 full-time students. Although the majority of students hail from Iowa and Nebraska, Morningside draws students from more than 20 states and several foreign countries.