Come listen to our youth and students. DMACC students and employees are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the DMACC Diversity Commission’s “Youth and Student Voices of Diversity” Virtual Listening Session from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. This session will create a space in which our Black student can share their frustrations, anxieties, anger and experiences regarding issues of racism and inequality with DMACC leadership and the larger DMACC community, and have those experiences heard and acknowledged. To join this event, please use your DMACC email address to register at
Summer Scholars Award Recipients
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Summer scholarship:Charity Dangelser, Newton Campus, Liberal Arts Rebecca Whitney, Ankeny campus, Culinary and Accounting Samuel Connett, Ankeny Campus, Liberal Arts Jeffrey Howe, Urban and Ankeny Campuses, Cyber Security and Information Technology Network Administration Christopher Zimmerman, Ankeny, Campus Human Services Edward Hepplewhite, Boone Campus, Liberal Arts, Pre-Engineering
Summer Scholars Award
One Free 3-credit hour face to face Summer Semester Course plus $100 for books will be awarded to six students throughout the DMACC Campuses and Learning Centers.Students must be full time as of Spring semester 2020.
Apply Today - Deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Des Moines Area Community College has the distinction of enrolling the most culturally diverse student population in the Iowa higher education system. Our responsibility to our students, and to the staff and faculty that serve them, is articulated in the diversity vision statement:
DMACC will create a culture in which all people are valued and supported, and will celebrate the similarities and differences among us. In doing so, we will prepare the DMACC community to live, to learn, and to work together in a global society.
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Capital City Pride Fest
Capital City Pride Storytellers Series
Pride Pet Parade
One Iowa Gala
Fort Dodge Pride Festival
Celebrate Juneteenth (the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States) in Iowa - IOWA JUNETEENTH and learn more about Juneteenth at Juneteenth | Iowa Department of Human Rights.
Programming and discussion opportunities to enhance the lives of the DMACC community on all campuses
Creating a college of inclusion through academics and support
Naomi Sea Young WittstruckDirector of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Building 22 Ankeny, IA 50023Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Stepleton-HardinAssistant Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Building 5, Rm 11-20B Ankeny, IA 50023Office: email@example.com