Dreams. That’s really what we’re all about at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Our students come with dreams and entrust us with helping to make those dreams a reality. We feel much more than an obligation to bring dreams alive, they become our dreams as well. We’re (almost) as excited as our students when their hopes and plans for the future are no longer a dream, but a reality.
Among the biggest dreams many people have is owning their own home. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about our cover story, sharing how not one, not two, but four recent sonography students were able to purchase new homes thanks to the jobs they found after graduation.
From dreams fulfilled, we move to a dream for the future. Claudy Pierre-Charles, an auto technology student from Haiti, has a big dream of returning home to Haiti to open his own business and use his education to help provide jobs for others.
And living the dream is Megan Edens who decided a health career wasn’t quite the right fit for her and returned to us to learn welding, a career she loves. After working for nationally-recognized Lincoln Electric she has returned home as an instructor in the same welding program she attended herself.
With more than 10,000 college credit and 30,000 continuing and adult education students coming to us every year, there will never be enough room to tell you about all of our dreamers. What we strive to do is share some great examples and, hopefully, help you understand why we love working at THE Community’s College where we see dreams come alive.