Val Peterson

Student Success Specialist, Student Services

Black Hawk Hall 147B
319-296-2329 x1083
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“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

I enjoy helping people develop and reach their goals. Defining what we want for our lives and how to get there is challenging, and I love being a part of that journey. I love the wide variety of technical degree and transfer options Hawkeye offers our community, and I believe a community college, especially Hawkeye, is a great path for many students to start their higher education venture. 

I’ve lived in the Cedar Valley my whole life and love to see our community grow.  I am a Hawkeye Community College graduate. After Hawkeye I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leisure, Youth and Human Services. I worked at area nonprofit organizations helping recruit and train volunteers until I found my passion for helping people reach their goals through education. I was an Academic Advisor at a local university, and during that time I earned my Master of Business Administration degree. 

Program Areas

Val is the Student Success Specialist for students in the following programs:

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