ICAN Welcomes New Partners in College Access Initiative
ICAN Welcomes New Partners for College Access Initiative
Support for College and Career Readiness Programming Grows Across Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (March 1, 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:
Grand View University
“Grand View is pleased to announce our partnership with ICAN. The services that are provided by ICAN are invaluable in assisting Iowa families in preparing for the college search process," said Debbie Barger, vice president of enrollment management at Grand View University. " Access and affordability are often concerns and ICAN is a service that strives to help students realize that the dream of higher education can be obtained and can be affordable.”
Iowa Lakes Community College
“Iowa Lakes Community College has a long and beneficial history with ICAN. From financial planning for our students to Iowa College Goal Sunday to work with students of all ages through the TRiO programs (and more), ICAN always provides up-to-date and important information – always in a fun and professional way that appeals to our students and helps them move seamlessly into higher education. We’re looking forward to many more years in a very rewarding partnership,” said Anne Johnson, director of admission, Iowa Lakes Community College.
About Grand View University
Grand View is a private institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is a not-for-profit liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded in 1896, Grand View offers a high-quality education to a diverse student body in a career-oriented, liberal arts–grounded curriculum at two campus locations in greater Des Moines, a metropolitan area of more than half a million people. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.
About Iowa Lakes Community College
The picturesque Iowa Great Lakes Region provides the setting for Iowa Lakes Community College. The college is located in the heart of the northwest quadrant of the state of Iowa. The region includes one of only four ‘blue water’ lakes on the planet and the only blue water lake in the United States. Thousands of tourists are attracted to the area for recreational activities planned during all four seasons.
Iowa Lakes has developed a unique and respected role as a comprehensive community college. Founded in 1967, Iowa Lakes Community College has provided quality, affordable education to the residents of northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota for more than three decades. Iowa Lakes’ five campuses and interactive distance learning system facilitate educational access for rural residents. In addition to ‘traditional’ learning opportunities, diversified offerings of online courses as well as continuing education enable part-time students to upgrade skills and raise their standards of living through evening and weekend courses. The college is dedicated to serving the changing educational needs of the communities and students of the region.
Nearly 73,500 people reside in the five counties that comprise the college’s official service area.