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ICAN Welcomes New Partners Grinnell College and Waldorf College

February 7, 2013


ICAN Welcomes Grinnell College and Waldorf College

Support for College and Career Readiness Programming Grows Across Iowa

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (February 7, 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 Grinnell College at the Friend of ICAN Level and Waldorf College at the Associate Level

“For generations, Grinnell College has been committed to providing an exceptional education to some of Iowa’s most talented students,” says Jennifer Hursch, admission counselor with Grinnell College. “We are pleased to be partnering with ICAN to ensure that all students and parents in Iowa have access to the college and financial aid planning information necessary to effectively prepare for the future.”

"Waldorf College is delighted to partner with ICAN to bring information to students throughout Iowa, giving them the resources they need to make important choices for the future." Said Tony Wical, admissions counselor at Waldorf College.


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About Grinnell College

Since its founding in 1846, Grinnell has become one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, enrolling 1,600 students from all 50 states and from as many international countries. Grinnell’s rigorous academic program emphasizes excellence in education for students in the liberal arts; the college offers the B.A. degree in a range of departments across the humanities, arts and sciences. Grinnell has a strong tradition of social responsibility and action, and self-governance and personal responsibility are key components of campus life. More information about Grinnell College is available at


About Waldorf College

Located in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf College is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college that has been educating students for over a century. Waldorf delivers engaging experiences through innovative classroom instruction and offers bachelor degree programs in business, communications, psychology, education, fire science administration, criminal justice administration and more. Courses are offered at the Forest City, Iowa, campus and online


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