IWCC dedicates Lisle Center Tuesday

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

(Clarinda) -- Iowa Western Community College officials are paying tribute to a Clarinda resident who made a lasting impact on the school.

Dedication ceremonies for the Fred Lisle Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing take place Tuesday afternoon at 1 at Iowa Western's Edith Lisle Library, located at 923 East Washington. The president of Lisle Corporation died in March at the age of 57. A longtime Iowa Western trustee, Lisle was instrumental in establishing CEAM. Located inside the former Iowa Western Clarinda gym, the two-year program is designed to train a new workforce to meet today's manufacturing needs. Iowa Western President Dr. Dan Kinney tells KMA News the school's board of trustees thought it was only fitting to rename the center in Lisle's memory.

"It was really Fred Lisle's dream child, if you will," said Kinney, "but it was really his impetus to get it going, so that we could provide the employees for the manufacturers in the area--and, employees that they are in desperate need of. And, Fred was really helpful in that whole process. He did a wonderful job, and, in fact, paid for a lot of the work and donated equipment, and that sort of a thing, to create it.

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