The only disappointing aspect of the Iowa Valley Community College District board’s vote last week to name the new Ellsworth Community College residence hall after Duane and Phyllis Lloyd is that the couple – two of the Iowa Falls school’s most ardent supporters – didn’t live long enough to see their names on the building.
The Lloyds weren’t raised in Iowa Falls; they were transplants. But they didn’t let that stop them from becoming as involved as any lifer. Through Duane’s positions at the college - director of admissions, dean of instruction and eventually dean of the college – they became linked to Ellsworth. But they gave their time in other ways, volunteering with organizations and groups throughout the community. They did what other influential residents have always done: they used their time and talents to make this a better place for everyone.