NCC to Host Chamber Coffee to Celebrate LLRC Anniversary and New President, Dr. John Hartog

Northwest Iowa Community College will host a Sheldon Chamber of Commerce Coffee on Thursday, September 23 from 9:30-10:30 am to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center (LLRC) and to welcome NCC’s 10th President, Dr. John Hartog III. The coffee is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.

The LLRC officially opened its doors to the community on June 15, 2011. This facility was built through the innovative and collaborative efforts between Northwest Iowa Community College, Sanford Sheldon, and the City of Sheldon who worked together to  construct a facility that would meet the wellness needs of residents of Northwest Iowa.

Over the years the LLRC has been the center of wellness activities not only for the College offering wellness solutions to its employees and students, but also to the community through group fitness classes, personal training, and events like Live Healthy Northwest Iowa. The LLRC has also offered a great space for the College to host graduations, orientations, and events for students like Days of Thunder. The community uses the LLRC as a space to gather and hold city recreation leagues, and non-profit fundraisers like the annual SCAT supper and the Kiwanis youth basketball tournament, and to host community events like the recent O’Brien County Relay for Life event.

We also cordially invite you to join us and meet Dr. Hartog and celebrate this transition in leadership at NCC. In a unanimous decision the Northwest Iowa Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. John Hartog III of Boyden, Iowa as the 10th president of NCC. The decision was announced during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, February 22, 2021.
Dr. Hartog officially began his duties on July 1, 2021. Hartog succeeds Dr. Alethea Stubbe who retired June 30, 2021.

Dr. Hartog served as the NCC Vice President for Student & Academic Services, a position he held since 2011. Prior to that, he had served as President of Faith Baptist College and Seminary, Ankeny, Iowa. During his 18 years at Faith Baptist, he held a variety of other administrative roles including that of a Program Director, the Dean of the Seminary, the Academic Vice President, and the Provost.

Join us for the celebration on Thursday, September 23 from 9:30-10:30 AM at the LLRC.

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