speaker at HCC
WATERLOO — Hawkeye Community College will host anti-bullying and suicide awareness advocate Kirk Smalley for two presentations at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Tama Hall on Hawkeye’s Main Campus, 1501 E. Orange Road, Waterloo.
Smalley’s son, Ty Field-Smalley, committed suicide at age 11 after being suspended from school for retaliating against a bully who had bullied him for two years. Stand for the Silent was founded in 2010 by a group of Oklahoma high school students after they heard Ty’s story. Since then, Kirk and Laura Smalley have taken their message to more than 1,000 schools and spoken to more than 1 million kids.
Both presentations are free and open to the public. This event is organized by Cedar Valley Stand for the Silent; Alive and Running; and the Minds, Action, People, Society Club, a student-run organization at Hawkeye Community College for students with interests in psychology, sociology and social work.
HCC makes best
vet colleges list
WATERLOO — Hawkeye Community College has been selected for the Military Times Best Colleges List, formerly known as Best for Vets. The annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.
As with all Military Times rankings, the Best Colleges List is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey, with fewer than half making the list.
Hawkeye’s Military and Veterans Services office includes a coordinator and resource center providing veterans with a central point of contact and making it easy for a one-stop-shop approach to determining funding and resources. Hawkeye has many resources for veterans, including a personalized approach to transitioning into the academic environment, tutoring, and campus-based disability and counseling services.
Hawkeye’s veterans services coordinator, Robin Knight, has many years of experience in working with student veterans. The office of Military and Veterans Services, located in the Brock Student Center, coordinates the college’s services to the military and veteran students and their families.
WATERLOO — Mark Burke of Waterloo claimed the 52nd of 72 prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s “$250,000 Riches” scratch game last week.
He bought the ticket at Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits, 2126 Kimball Ave.
to host forum
WATERLOO — The Black Hawk County Health Department will host a legislative forum from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 201 of the Pinecrest Building, 1407 Independence Ave.
KWWL news anchor Ron Steele will moderate the forum, which is sponsored by the board of health and will include discussion on health care funding, oral health and tobacco prevention and control.
State legislators from the area have been invited to attend and the event is open to the public.