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Waukon Junior College

The Waukon Junior College was accredited by the Iowa State Department of Education for two years' college instruction.

It was open from the early 1920's through 1947. Any graduate of an accredited or standard four year high school was eligible to attend without examination. Declining enrollment and lack of community support caused the Junior College to be closed in May 1948.

1929 Junior College Enrollment roster

Meryl Baxter
Frances Bieber
Ivan Brown
Roberta Clark
Alice Collins
Calvin Dravis
Florence Arnold
Arlynn Elsheimer
Anna Hager
Margaret Hutchinson
Malcolm Hart
Adeline Helms
Donus Houlihan
Donald Hegeman
Mary Ellen Hart
Carlton Johnson
Arthur Jacobson
Lucille Lusk

Earl Mahoney
Lester Olson
Amy Olson
Miriam Opfer
Mary Pigott
William Reddy
Horace Roggensack
Vincent Ryan
Irma Robey
Emmett Sullivan
John Stilwell
Karl Simmons
Edwin Sullivan
Earl Thomas
Lloyd Thompson
James Taylor
Angie Teeple
Vivian Walters
Alphonse Uppena


1929 Junior College Basketball team
1929 Junior College Basketball team

Back row: Horace Roggensack, Coach Orr, Meryl Baxter
Front row: Edward Sullivan, William Reddy, Earl Thomas, Emmet Sullivan

~source of enrollment roster & basketball team photo: 1929 Walk-on (Waukon) High School yearbook
~contributed by Jan Miller; student pictures are available upon request from Jan


Waukon Junior College Class of 1931

Class Roll

Harriette M. Schneider
Cleoma J. Schneider
Kathryn Joyce Oleson
Joyce Kathryn Heiser
Gordon L. Vaughn
Kermit L. Buntrock
John Stilwell

Alice Dorothea Wheat
Edward J. Quillen
Edward P. Sullivan
Clark R. Rominger
M. Alice Collins
Alyce Margarete Gast

~contributed by Dale Vaughn, son of Gordon L. Vaughn


Waukon Junior College Class of 1933

Helen Atall
Marian DeWitt
Florence Faegre
Mary Grimm
Kenneth Kiesau
Howard Kosbau
Ruth Kosbau
Kenneth Lesan

Lorrine Ludeking
Marjorie Martin
Alice McCabe
Kenneth O'Brien
Patrick O'Malley
Ruth Rominger
Betty Taylor
Opal Thompson

~source: Waukon Republican and Standard, May 24, 1933
~transcribed by S. Ferrall


Waukon Junior College - 1944


Top: Delores Bergeson, Donna Mae Fossum & Phyllis Gast
Middle: Catherine Hegeman & Genevieve Rumpf
Bottom: Clara Schmidt, Bette Selberg & Arleen Shogren


Top: Mary Intlekofer
Middle: Merlin Kruger
Bottom: Catherine Piggott 

~Waukon High School “THE ARROW” - 1945, belonging to the late Forest D. “Toey” Kelly
~contributed by Connie (Kelly) Ellis, Toey's daughter


Waukon Junior College Graduates - 1945

Top: Phyllis Gast, Dorothy Briar & Florence Hanson
Middle: Lorna Herman, Curtis Huffman & Alyce Smedsrud
Bottom: Kathleen Spinner, Alice Evanson & Mary Lou Welsh

~Waukon High School “THE ARROW” - 1945, belonging to the late Forest D. “Toey” Kelly
~contributed by Connie (Kelly) Ellis, Toey's daughter

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