Senate celebrates 50 years of community colleges

Jack Kibbie 50th Ann of Comm CollegesBy The Iowa Statesman


Thursday, the Iowa Senate adopted Senate Resolution 35 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of signing the bill that combined Iowa’s technical schools and junior colleges, creating the state’s community college system. The man credited with the landmark legislation, former Senate President John “Jack” Kibbie, was presented a plaque and asked to speak on the occasion, as well.

Several legislators spoke about their personal experiences and the benefits of community college education. Video of the speeches can be found by clicking here.