Kirkwood Community College graduate Lee Maxwell will attend tonight’s State of the Union address beside first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.
Maxwell is a graduate of Kirkwood’s wind energy technician program.
The White House released the following statement:
“In 2012, Lee Maxwell graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He gained twenty-six separate certifications in everything from reading blueprints to driving forklifts. Today, he’s responsible for turning on the power for new wind turbines that are being built all around the country. Kirkwood started its wind technician training program three years ago in partnership with Iowa-based Clipper Windpower, combining an industry-based curriculum and donated equipment to give students the hands-on experience they need to succeed.”
For more information, read the full article at The Des Moines Register.