Staff at Clinton Community College have announced the addition of Katie Bopes as the new CCC Maquoketa Center facilitator. Penny Plautz has served in that role since the opening of the center and will be retiring at year end.

Bopes comes to Clinton Community College from Iowa State Extension, Jackson County, where she serves as county youth coordinator. In that role, Bopes coordinated the 4-H clubs and leadership, serving over 325 youth and 150 volunteers.  She has been an integral part of the Jackson County Fair. Bopes also served in the Maquoketa Community School District as Juvenile Court School Liaison and was student services coordinator at Ashford University.

Ms. Bopes is a graduate of Northeast High School. She holds a masters of social work degree from St. Ambrose University, a bachelors of social work degree from Loras College.

CCC President Dr. Karen Vickers commented, “We are looking forward to working with Katie and know she brings great experience working in Jackson County with her. As we plan for the future programming at the center, Katie’s familiarity with Jackson County and her experience in offerings programs will serve us and the county well.”

The CCC Maquoketa Center is located at 501 W. Washington in Maquoketa. The center hosts credit, non-credit classes, and community events, and is office space for community services. Bopes will assume her new role Jan. 6.