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Sen. Joni Ernst visits Ellsworth

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) visited Ellsworth Community College on April 8 to talk about education and her first 90 days in office, and to learn more about Ellsworth Community College and the issues of concern to its staff and students. She is pictured (top) with ECC Student Senators Jordyn Lehman of Iowa City; Steven Candley of Arlington, TX; and Olivia Ballhagen of Parkersburg. In the bottom photo, Sen. Ernst gets an overview of the ECC Precision Ag Mobile Lab from instructor Kevin Butt (left) and his students; looking on at the right is Dr. Chris Duree, Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor.

Sen. Ernst heard remarks from Dr. Duree, Dr. Barb Klein (ECC Dean of Enrollment Services & Registrar), ECC Student Senator Olivia Ballhagen, and ECC instructors Kevin Butt and Joe Humphrey. She also fielded questions from staff, students, Ellsworth College Trustees, Ellsworth College Foundation Board members, and community members in attendance.

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