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ICAN Expands to Orange City, Opens Student Success Center

January 16, 2014



ICAN Expands to Orange City, Opens Student Success Center

Northwestern partnership will expand career and college access for area students

ORANGE CITY, IOWA – (January 16, 2013) – The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), a nonprofit organization that provides college and career readiness programs and financial literacy planning to Iowa students from middle school through college, has partnered with Northwestern College to open a new Student Success Center on campus in Orange City. ICAN’s mission is to empower Iowans to achieve their educational and career goals through statewide comprehensive outreach, initiatives and partnerships with schools, groups and businesses.

“The Northwest Iowa Student Success Center is an important step in our goal of providing true statewide service to Iowa families,” said Rob Miller, executive director of ICAN. “This Student Success Center will provide “local” services across a 11-county radius encompassing 47 high schools and approximately 14,500 students. We are proud of the partnership we have created with Northwestern College and hope to increase the awareness of college access needs across Northwest Iowa, so more students are able to reach their full potential, achieve a college degree and attain a fulfilling career.”

The presence of ICAN in Orange City has been made possible through the donation of space by Northwestern College. “We are glad to host an ICAN office on our campus. We highly value partnering with organizations like ICAN as we try to help students navigate the complex waters of financial aid.” Said Duane Beeson, director of public relations at Northwestern College. “ICAN is a great resource, and it’s a privilege to work closely with them.”

In the 2012-2013 academic year, ICAN assisted more than 450,000 students and parents statewide. By having this new ICAN Student Success Center in Orange City, ICAN and Northwestern College hope to assist even more individuals find a path to their future.  

ICAN provides its services onsite at 99 percent of the state’s high schools. To bring this programming directly to students, parents, and schools statewide, ICAN works with a variety of business and industry partners, colleges and universities, and financial institutions to enable print, digital, and in-person services to be delivered.

The new ICAN location is now offering one-on-one high school, college planning and financial aid appointments. All ICAN services are provided at no cost to students, parents, or participating schools. 

The ICAN Northwest Iowa Student Success Center is located at 101 7th Street in Building 8 on the Northwestern College campus in Orange City. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 272-4692 or visit

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About ICAN

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 eight locations in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo, 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



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