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Quad-City area colleges partner for recruitment campaign

August 30, 2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Seven higher education institutions in the Quad-City area are collaborating on a recruitment campaign.

The “QC Colleges: Raising the QC by 4,171 degrees” campaign was announced Wednesday in Davenport, the Quad-City Times reported. The initiative will be presented in partnership with “Q2030,” a community-development initiative for the Quad-Cities Chamber of Commerce.

Some of the initiative partners include Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, and Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

“We all share the common interest of making this community the best it can be for all of our citizens,” said Tracy Poelvoorde, chancellor for Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Rock Island. “Our local institutions of higher education are certainly instrumental in that effort.”

Presidents of the Quad-City colleges and universities have been meeting quarterly to discuss how they could collaborate, Poelvoorde said.

The initiative aims to attract more local students who attend to stay in the Quad-Cities area, said Augustana President Steven Bahls.

“The continued vitality of the Quad-Cities is important to all of our institutions,” said Bahls.

Q2030 Director Greg Aguilar said current Quad-City college and university students come from all 50 states and 61 countries, “from Australia to Zimbabwe.”

“These schools are not only educating our local young talent, they are also attracting new talent from all over the country, and all over the world, right here to our Quad-Cities,” said Aguilar.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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