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Couple receive education award

Apr 01, 2014
Photo by: David Hotle Dr. Heather Heddens presents the AAUW Education Award to Jim and Margaret Dunn of Washington on March 25 at the National Honor Society Induction and AAUW Education Award reception.

The Washington Branch of American Association of University Women presented its 2014 Education Award to Jim and Margaret Dunn of Washington for their gift of land for the new Kirkwood Community College Regional Center in Washington.

In 2002, Norm Nielsen, president of Kirkwood Community College, asked Jim to serve on the Kirkwood Foundation Board. It was through this board that the Dunns began learning more about the opportunities available to Kirkwood students.

In 2012, Kirkwood was looking at potential sites to build a new regional center in Washington. When Kirkwood board chose the location for the center, the Dunn family decided to donate the site to Kirkwood. The donation allowed Kirkwood to invest in more state-of-the-art technology and equipment that will be used in the center.

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