Wartburg College Partners with ICAN to Support Local College Access Programs
Wartburg College Partners with ICAN to Increase Access
to Higher Education
College and Career Readiness Programming Fuels Economic Growth in Iowa
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (February 20, 2013) — Wartburg College is partnering with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to bring comprehensive college and career readiness programming and resources to students and parents in communities across Iowa, and to support initiatives around the state that support economic growth through increased training and education of Iowa’s future workforce.
“Wartburg College is proud to partner and support the work of ICAN in the state of Iowa. Assisting the youth and their families in the pursuit of a college education is extremely important to the long term vitality of our state” says Todd Coleman, Assistant Vice President for Admissions at Wartburg College. “The services and advice that ICAN staff provide to students and families is invaluable in leading to a positive college experience that provides knowledge that benefits the individual and family for a lifetime”
Through its partnership with ICAN, Wartburg College will provide support to both Western Dubuque High School in Epworth and Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, impacting approximately 250 students and parents.
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. Wartburg College has joined 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 is proud to partner with Wartburg College in advancing career and college access readiness programming throughout the state of Iowa,” explained Rob Miller, executive director of ICAN. “The College Access Power Plan is designed to guide students beginning in middle school and throughout high school with the rights tips and advice for each level, ensuring that every student is prepared for the level they are in, as well as for the future steps they will need to take to be successful both in college and a career. ICAN offers the most complete, step-by-step guide for parents and students preparing for life after high school. With the wonderful support from Wartburg College, ICAN is able to deliver the College Access Power Plan to Western Dubuque and Prairie High Schools at no cost to the school, its students, or families.”
The ICAN College Access Power Plan includes age-appropriate in-person presentations, printed guidebooks , access to a comprehensive website, electronic newsletters containing monthly planning tips and reminders for students and parents as they journey through high school and college, and unlimited access to ICAN staff, via phone or in person, for one-on-one assistance.
ICAN’s programs and services are developed and presented by ICAN’s highly trained representatives on topics such as high school planning, college and career planning, financial literacy, successful college transitions and financial aid. ICAN serves more than 280,000 students and parents annually. Students are encouraged to check with their high school counseling offices for the dates, times and locations of ICAN presentations in their area or visit www.ICANsucceed.org/calendar. Students can also contact ICAN toll-free at 877-272-4692, emailing ICAN@ICANsucceed.org, or visiting www.icansucceed.org.
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The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has locations in Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and West Des Moines, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org
About Wartburg College
Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.
Wartburg has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll numerous times “with distinction.” It is one of the colleges honored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for Community Engagement. It is listed in Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, The Best Midwestern Colleges, and Top Colleges for Science.
Wartburg has an enrollment of 1750 students representing 26 states and 50 countries with 65% of students matriculating from Iowa high schools.