NICC to host farewell celebrations for departing president

Northeast Iowa Community College will host multiple farewell celebrations next week for the college’s longtime president, who will retire from his position this month.

Events honoring Liang Chee Wee will be held Wednesday, June 22, at the college’s Peosta and Dubuque locations.

The Peosta campus event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 8342 NICC Drive. In Dubuque, a celebration will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Town Clock Business Center, 680 Main St., Suite 100.

Both events are open to the public, and no RSVP is required.

Wee has served as NICC’s president since October 2011. He will be replaced by Herbert Riedel, who most recently was president of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia, Ala., for 10 years.