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Welcome to our Golden Year! NCC is celebrating a half-century! Board of Trustees District I: Cynthia Porter, Hawarden District II: Stephen Simons, Larchwood District III: Loretta Berkland, VMD, Sibley District IV: Steve Loshman, Calumet District V: Adam Besaw, Sheldon, Vice President District VI: Leroy Van Kekerix, Orange City District VII: Larry Hoekstra, Hull, President 1 Congratulations—you are on the path to success! Lao Tzu wisely said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and you have taken that important first step by selecting, or considering, our many learning opportunities that can help you achieve your goals and dreams. With the highest graduation rate in Iowa and the #3, #7, #11, and #15 success rankings NATIONALLY among community colleges by Best Colleges, CNNMoney, The Best Schools, and Create a Career, you, too, will have an unparalleled opportunity to advance your future just like our over 11,000 alumni. As NCC approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016, it is a time to celebrate our new students (including you!), faculty, staff, and alumni who represent all we have accomplished since we opened our doors in 1966. We take pride in the quality of our programs and the many ways we’ve helped students, business and our community grow over the past five decades. At NCC you will experience small class sizes, free tutoring, the latest technology, flexible delivery methods like online and hybrid learning, and service learning opportunities. Our remarkable staff and faculty are passionate about your success and committed to helping you on your journey. While you are here, experience campus life and develop leadership skills through our many clubs and organizations including Student Government Association, SkillsUSA, Phi Theta Kappa, and others. Participate in intramural teams and many activities at our state-of-the-art Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center. Live in one of our three residence halls or commute to campus. This catalog provides valuable information about our programs, services, and policies to guide you as you strive for academic excellence at NCC. Get even more information by engaging our staff and faculty, fellow students, or alumni through our website at www.nwicc.edu, Facebook (/nwicc), Twitter (@nwicc), phone, email, or a campus visit, perhaps on Thunder Fridays. Your journey will be a life-changing experience! Your success is our story, and your future success begins now. Welcome to your award-winning community college – it will be a golden year. Best wishes, Dr. Alethea F. Stubbe, President


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