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The Health Information Technology Club (HIT) is open to all students currently enrolled in the HIT program at NCC. The objectives of the club are to promote the HIT program, to provide students interested in HIT with an opportunity to meet and become acquainted with prospective employers and to encourage ethical and professional development which brings into practice the skills and values set forth in the HIT program. Service learning projects are part of the club activities and events.

For more information, contact MariBeth Lane, HIT Instructor and Club Advisor.


Valentines for Veterans

For 14 years, the Health Information Technology Club at Northwest Iowa Community College has participated in the "Valentines for Veterans" program. Over 100 handmade valentine cards were sent to the Veterans' Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota again this year. These greetings will be delivered to the hospitalized veterans during the National Salute to Veteran Patients, February 10-16, 2013.

This year the students made an additional 100 Valentine cards to send to a current active-duty Army soldier who is the brother of one of our current HIT students. This soldier was asked to share these Valentines with his “brothers in arms” in recognition of our gratitude for their past, present, and future service to our country.

In a recent news release about the event, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs Tommy Sowers stated, “I am honored to see citizens and patriots step forward to honor and support one of our nation’s greatest assets, the American veteran.”



Group picture includes second-year HIT students involved with the project. Left to Right Back row: HIT Instructor MariBeth Lane, Krystal Nelson, Jill Hatting, Stephanie Lonning, Dawn Joffer.
Front Row: Sara Reuter and Katlyn Moeler. Missing from photo is first-year HIT student involved with the project, Jackie Vande Griend.