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Pictured left representing Iowa Central at the Top Workplaces ceremony are: Mary Ludwig, executive director of development and alumni relations; Nikole Johnson, co-coordinator — accounting associate program; Stacy Mentzer, vice president of instruction; Sonja Bryhne-Cafferty; Scott Kehrberg, math teacher and computer programming coordinator; Stacy Ihrig, Executive Director of Human Resources.

Iowa Central Community College was named one of Iowa’s Best Places to Work for Large Companies Employing More Than 500 People.

Iowa Central Community College, based in Fort Dodge with additional campuses in Webster City and Storm Lake and vocational academies in Eagle Grove, Jefferson, and Laurens, employs more than 1,000 faculty and staff.

The school has an impact that goes far beyond the classroom with one in 27 jobs in the college’s nine-county service region impacted by Central Iowa activities, students, or graduates.

Winners of the Best Workplaces recognition are determined through a third-party employee survey conducted by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous employee survey uniquely measures 15 cultural factors critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, connection, and more. Iowa employers were recognized at a special ceremony in West Des Moines on Sept. 21.

Jesse Ulrich, president of Iowa Central Community College, said the recognition is a testament to the work environment created by the campus.

“We have great faculty and staff,” Ulrich said. “It’s a reflection of the culture we’ve built here.

“Our employees are dedicated to our organization, which makes it a great place to work,” said Mary Ludwig, executive director of development and alumni relations.

“Being recognized as a Best Place to Work is an incredible honor that demonstrates Iowa Central’s commitment to creating a culture that promotes employee success and well-being,” said Stacy Ihrig, executive director of human resources. “It is a joy to work with this talented and generous group of people who are the soul of Iowa Central.”

Iowa Central serves Area V which includes the communities of Buena Vista, Calhoun, Greene, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac, Webster, and Wright counties in north central Iowa.

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