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ICAN Center Closed

Due to the continued health concerns surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus, ICAN will be closing its physical offices until further notice, beginning Wednesday, March 18.

ICAN will continue to offer services via phone and virtual appointment utilizing Zoom technology, Monday-Thursday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

To connect with ICAN call 877-272-4692 or visit to schedule a virtual appointment.

ICAN holds office hours at Northwest Iowa Community College in Buidling C, Room 343. ICAN has additional Northwest Iowa locations on the Northwestern College campus in Orange City and on the Western Iowa Tech campus in Sioux City.

To schedule an appointment click Schedule Now or call (877) 272-4692.

Online scheduling

Northwest Iowa Community College - Map
Building C - Room 301
603 West Park Street
Sheldon, IA 51201

Student Success Advisor

Mary Joan Dougherty

Student Success Advisor
(515) 402-4211

Joined ICAN: June 2017


  • M.S. in School Counseling, Wayne State College
  • B.A. in Music Education, Central College

Professional Experience:

  • High School Counselor - Maple Valley-Anthon Oto Community Schools
  • High School Counselor - Boyer Valley Community Schools
  • K-12 Vocal Music - Boyer Valley Community Schools
  • K-6 Vocal Music Teacher - Logan-Magnolia Community Schools
  • 7-12 Vocal Music - Woodbine Community Schools

Professional Involvement:

  • Member, Iowa Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC)
  • Member, Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA)
  • Member, Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA)
  • Member, Iowa State Education Association
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