DMACC History - 2000s

2000

  • DMACC is notified it was receive $1.8 million of a $2.1 million dollar U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium to train individuals for high-tech jobs in central Iowa (Nov 2000)
  • DMACC announces a "Celebration of Synergy" as a host of corporate and new technology partnerships associated with the new DMACC West Campus are unveiled (Oct. 2000)
  • Ankeny Campus student Tami Strah of Ankeny is named the Distinguished Regional Officer at the 2000 Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society convention held in Orlando (May 2000)
  • DMACC unveils a new state-of-the-art playground at the Ankeny Campus Child Development Center (Apr. 2000)
  • Orv Salmon is named Athletic Director and Men's Basketball Coach (Apr. 2000)
  • Bill Hitesman is named Executive Dean of the DMACC Boone Campus (Apr. 2000)
  • Design plans for West Campus are unveiled (Mar. 2000)

2001

  • DMACC receives the National Association of Agricultural Educators, Inc. (NAAE) Post-Secondary All-Star Team Award as one of the outstanding post-secondary education programs in the nation. (Dec. 2001)
  • DMACC receives a nearly $400,000 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant to establish a Youthbuild program. (Dec. 2001)
  • The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission makes a site visit of the DMACC Nursing programs (Oct. 2001)
  • DMACC West Campus opens (Oct. 2001)
  • DMACC Boone Campus Physics Instructor Nancy Woods is named interim coordinator for the Iowa Region of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Sept. 2001)
  • DMACC West Campus opens (Oct. 2001)
  • DMACC and Des Moines University enter a unique partnership allowing DMACC students to earn up to 11 credit hours toward Des Moines University's Master of Health Care Administration degree (Aug. 2001)
  • Dr. David EnglandDr. David England becomes the fourth DMACC President on July 18, 2001 (July 2001)
  • DMACC receives the Iowa Distance Learning Association 2001 Points of Presence Award (July 2001)
  • The Meridian sculpture, commissioned by the DMACC Alumni Association and overlooking the lake on the Ankeny Campus, is unveiled. (July 2001)
  • Former DMACC Boone Campus Executive Dean Kriss Philips receives the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award and Boone Campus student Connie Colle of Boone receives the George O. Bierkoe Distinguished Member Award at the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society convention (June 2001)
  • Chatpon Chaisarn, an international student from Thailand, is named the International Student of the Year by DMACC President Joseph Borgen at the May 2001 DMACC Ankeny/Urban/Newton Commencement Ceremony (May 2001)
  • A groundbreaking ceremony was held April 25, 2001 for student housing to be built on the DMACC Boone Campus, managed by High Development Corporation (Apr. 2001)
  • DMACC's Marketing and Public Relations Department wins two national gold marketing awards—folder design and electronic viewbook—at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) national conference in Denver, CO (Mar 2001)
  • U.S. Congressman Leonard Boswell discusses his "Rural Technology Development Plan" on the DMACC Ankeny Campus (Mar. 2001)
  • DMACC Boone Bears men's basketball team wins their first ever Iowa Junior College Division II Conference championship under first-year Coach Orv Salmon (Mar 2001)

2002

  • Former Vice President Al Gore speaks to DMACC Urban Campus students and staff in an "Access to Education" forum (Oct. 2002)
  • DMACC Ankeny Campus students hold an observance on the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. (Sept. 2002)
  • DMACC sets a new enrollment record with 13,205 students enrolled in the fall 2002 semester (Sept. 2002)
  • A partnership between DMACC and Buena Vista University creates new degree completion programs for Newton area residents offered on the Newton Campus. (Aug. 2002)
  • DMACC Board of Directors approves the purchased and remodeling of a building at 820 Porter St. in Des Moines to house the College's Youth-At-Risk and English-as-a-Second-Language programs (May 2002)
  • Thousands of people attend a DMACC 35th anniversary celebration at a Kite Festival held on the Ankeny Campus (Apr. 2002)
  • Three DMACC students—Kristin Bravard, Melissa Gourley and Wendy Jordan—are named to the 2002 All-Iowa Academic Team. (Feb. 2002)
  • DMACC, Mercy College and the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium receive a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to prepare nurses for positions in Iowa health care facilities. (Jan. 2002)

2003

  • DMACC receives three-year $1.4 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve the life skills and occupational programs for offenders in three Iowa prisons (Dec. 2003)
  • DMACC receives the 2002 Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Outstanding Community Training Sponsor Award (Dec. 2003)
  • The 50th house built by DMACC Building Trades students over the years is sold in Ankeny (Nov. 2003)
  • Former Vermont Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Howard Dean and actor/producer/director and national children's advocate Rob Reiner hold a roundtable discussion on childcare issues at DMACC's Ankeny Campus. (Nov. 2003)
  • Robert J. DensonDMACC President Rob Denson begin his first day at DMACC on Nov. 3, 2003 by visiting all six DMACC campuses (Nov. 2003)
  • DMACC receives a $1.75 million Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education (Oct. 2003)
  • DMACC Continuing Education Coordinator Lois Kiester receives the Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning (IALL) (Oct. 2003)
  • Thousands attend the Iowa Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival held Sept. 13 on the DMACC West Campus (Sept. 2003)
  • DMACC Board of Director member Harold K. Belken receives the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) 2003 John P. Kibbie Award. (Aug. 2003)
  • DMACC announced that beginning in the fall semester of 2003, the College would offer American Sign Language courses on the Ankeny Campus (Apr 2003)
  • For the 14th time, two DMACC Dental Hygiene students traveled to Kofu, Japan as part of an exchange program between DMACC's Dental Hygiene program and the Yamanashi Dental Hygiene College in Kofu. (May 2003)
  • Des Moines East High School Drama Teacher and DMACC Adjunct Instructor Ruth Ann Gaines was inducted into the 2003 National Teachers Hall of Fame (Apr. 2003)
  • Two DMACC students—Jill Claiborne and Lisa Wilson, both from
    Ankeny—were named to the 2003 All-Iowa Academic Team (Jan 2003)
  • Long-time DMACC Board member Doug Shull resigns from the DMACC board upon his election to the Iowa Senate (Jan 2003)

2004

  • DMACC's First President, Dr. Paul J. Lowery, dies in Scottsdale, AZ on Dec. 13, 2004 at the age of 81 (Dec. 2004)
  • Ankeny Campus Personal Computer Applications Instructor Tasha Norton receives the Iowa Business Education Association's 2004-05 Outstanding New Post-Secondary Teacher Award (Nov. 2004)
  • Continuing Education Assistant Cindy Huisman receives the Iowa Association of Lifelong Learning (IALL) Outstanding Support Person Award (Nov. 2004)
  • Agri-Business Instructor Craig McEnany is named the Iowa Association of Career and Technical Education (IACTE) Career and Technical Teacher of the Year (Nov. 2004)
  • Former Mail Services Inc. Building becomes the DMACC Urban Campus Charles H. Betts Jr. Building in a ceremony dedicating the remodeled 22,400 square foot building (Sept. 2004)
  • Voters approve a six-cent instructional equipment levy within DMACC's district (Sept. 2004)
  • DMACC Bears Baseball Coach John Smith is inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Baseball Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, CO (May 2004)
  • Mary Entz is named Newton Polytechnic Campus Provost (Jan. 2004)

2005

  • DMACC Board of Directors adopts three 10-year First Goals (Dec. 2005)
  • DMACC Bears Baseball Coach John Smith announces his retirement after 33 years and nearly 900 victories (Oct. 2005)
  • DMACC kicks off India Year with the Ambassador of India to the U.S., World Food Prize Laureate, Governor Tom Vilsack and U.S. Congressman Jim Leach at the Ankeny Campus.
  • DMACC installs new signage on all campuses (Summer 2005)
  • DMACC hosts Constitution Day and First Amendment Fest (Sept. 2005)
  • DMACC Urban Campus Biology Instructor Danielle Wirth's Biology 172 class is named the 2005 Take Pride in America® National Award Winner (Sept. 2005)
  • Laura Douglas is named Urban Campus Provost (Sept. 2005)
  • DMACC breaks ground for Story County Career Academy in Ames (May 2005)
  • Veterinary Technology Center holds Open House at location on SW Oralabor Road in Ankeny (Apr. 2005)
  • Governor Tom Vilsack signs a "Month of the Young Child" proclamation at DMACC Ankeny Campus Child Development Center (Apr. 2005)
  • Ankeny Campus student Danielle Morton of Reasnor and West Campus student Carrie MacRae of Waukee are named to Third Team All USA Academic Team (Apr. 2005)
  • Tom Lee is named Boone Campus Provost (Mar. 2005)
  • Newton Campus English Instructor Tim Bascom wins Bakeless Literary Prize in Nonfiction (Mar. 2005)
  • Boone Campus Provost Vivian Brandmeyer receives prestigious Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (Mar. 2005)
  • Seven DMACC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team (Mar. 2005)
  • DMACC hosts gourmet dinner in celebration of 20th Anniversary of French Chefs Exchange (Jan. 2005)
  • Governor Tom Vilsack signs a proclamation creating the Iowa Community College Early Childhood Education Alliance (Jan. 2005)

2006

  • Career Academy, Hunziker Center Open House in Ames (Oct. 2006)
  • DMACC Boone Campus student newspaper turns 50 years old. The first issue of the campus newspaper "BJC" for Boone Junior College was printed on Sept. 27, 1956 (Sept. 2006)
  • DMACC sets new fall semester enrollment records with 16,854 students and 143,974 credit hours (Sept. 2006)
  • The sixth annual 911 Symposium is held on the Newton Campus (Sept. 2006)
  • DMACC is awarded the bid to become the Fiscal Agent and Service Provider for the Central Iowa Employment and Training Consortium (CIETC) (Sept. 2006)
  • The Ankeny Campus Student Activities Council dedicates a gazebo near the lake by Bldg. #7 in honor of DMACC Biology Instructor Gary Nelson (Aug. 2006)
  • DMACC President Rob Denson receives the "Ordre de Merite Agricole," France's oldest civil award, presented by the Consul General of France, Richard Barbeyron, in a ceremony in the Iowa Lieutenant Governor's Office (Aug. 2006)
  • DMACC announces it's offering a new Network Security Management Certificate program at the Urban Campus (July 2006)
  • DMACC dedicates the DMACC Learning Center to the students of the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville (July 2006)
  • Steve Schulz is named the new Carroll Campus Provost replacing retiring Provost Jim Knott. (June 2006)
  • DMACC sets new summer term records in headcount and in credit hours with 7,680 students taking 42,792 credit hours (June 2006)
  • DMACC rolls back its tuition increase by $1 per credit hour for the 2006-07 academic year (June 2006)
  • DMACC offers a first-of-its-kind initiative in Iowa called the Interpretation and Translation (ITR) program at the Urban Campus (June 2006)
  • DMACC student Zoe Nady of Nevada wins first place in an Iowa Egg Council Cooking Contest (June 2006)
  • DMACC enters into new housing agreement with High Properties on housing at the Boone Campus (June 2006)
  • Travis Wyckoff is named the new DMACC Baseball Coach (June 2006)
  • DMACC President Rob Denson and Polk County Supervisors don hardhats and sledgehammers to begin knocking down the Roberts Dairy building (June 2006)
  • DMACC begins a nursing program at the Newton Campus (Apr. 2006)
  • DMACC students Jessica Arends of Ackley and Melissa Magin of Boone received the 2006 Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Regional Officer Team Award at the PTK International Honor Society national conference held in Seattle. PTK Iowa Regional Coordinator and Boone Campus Physics Instructor Nancy Woods received the 2006 Distinguished Regional Award for the Iowa Region of PTK (Apr. 2006)
  • DMACC Women's Basketball Player Jocelyn Anderson is named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II All-American Honorable Mention List (Apr. 2006)
  • DMACC's Child Development Center earns accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) (Apr. 2006)
  • Fiction writers and poets read from their works at all six DMACC campuses at DMACC's fourth annual Celebration of the Literary Arts (Apr. 2006)
  • Eleven DMACC students were among the 52 Iowa community college students named to the All Iowa Academic Team honored at a reception in West Des Moines. (Mar. 2006)
  • Three DMACC Iowa Culinary Institute students, Zoe Nady of Nevada, Casey Movick of Des Moines and Tito Baccam of Pleasant Hill, won first place in the Iowa Pork Producers Association Student Taste of Elegance Competition held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Des Moines. (Mar. 2006)
  • Four DMACC Women's Basketball players were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II All-Region Team. Jocelyn Anderson of Gowrie was named to the First Team All-Region (Mar. 2006)
  • DMACC and UNI offer 2 + 2 Technology/Management program at the Boone Campus (Mar. 2006)
  • DMACC Accumold Scholars Program signed (Feb. 2006)
  • DMACC & ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program (Feb. 2006)
  • DMACC purchases Roberts Dairy facility (Feb. 2006)
  • DMACC renames Culinary Arts Program "Iowa Culinary Institute" (Jan. 2006)
  • DMACC enrollment surpasses 16,200 and is higher in the spring semester than in the fall semester (Jan. 2006)

2007

  • DMACC Volleyball Players Shelby DeNeice is named to the All-Americana First Team, while teammates Kayla Knobbe is named to the All-American Honorable Mention Team (Dec. 2007)
  • DMACC Volleyball Head Coach Patty Harrison earns her 400th career victory and 100th at DMACC and Men's Head Basketball Coach Orv Salmon earns his 200th career win at DMACC (Nov. 2007)
  • DMACC Volleyball Players Shelby DeNeice, Kayla Knobbe and Katie Heuer are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Volleyball All-Region First Team; Rachel Wenzel is named to the All-Region Second Team; Courtney Casper, Kaitlyn DeVries, Kayla Black and Monica Driscoll are named to the Honorable Mention All-Region Team (Nov. 2007)
  • DMACC Women's Volleyball team wins the Region XI Iowa Community College Athletic Association (ICCAC) South Regional Tournament and advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Tournament, where they finish in eighth place (Nov. 2007)
  • DMACC Financial Aid Director Delores Hawkins is awarded the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Leadership Award (Oct. 2007)
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for $14 million Health Sciences Facility on the DMACC Ankeny Campus (Oct. 2007)
  • Dennis Albaugh, developer of Prairie Trail and the DMACC Foundation, establish the Prairie Trail Scholarship initiative providing scholarships for Ankeny-area students who pursue a higher education (Oct. 2007)
  • DMACC sets news fall semester enrollment records with 18,320 students taking 143,974 credit hours of classes on the six DMACC campuses. (Sept. 2007)
  • The Principal Financial Group and DMACC collaborate to offer degrees and guaranteed employment at The Principal (Aug. 2007)
  • The University of Iowa expands its 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan to include DMACC students (July 2007)
  • DMACC student Mean Ostrander won a first place Gold Medal in Advertising Design at the National SkillsUSA Competition held in Kansas City. (July 2007)
  • World renowned judges taste and smell 175 wines during the Mid-American Wine Competition held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus (July 2007)
  • DMACC launches a new branding campaign called, Life's Calling. (June 2007)
  • DMACC Men's Head Baseball Coach Travis Wyckoff, who played collegiate baseball at Wichita State, is named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Time Baseball Team (May 2007)
  • DMACC President Rob Denson receives the prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award at the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Convention held in Nashville (May 2007)
  • DMACC Culinary Arts students Andy Havlovic, Kevin Terrell, Mike Holman, Mallory Huff and Dan Crank won the "Best Beef Appetizer" competition and the "Best Overall Beef Presentation' at the Reinhart Food Show in Cedar Rapids (Apr. 2007)
  • DMACC Women's Basketball Player Jocelyn Anderson is named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II Second Team All-American List(Apr. 2007)
  • DMACC Men's Basketball Player Grant Burns is named the "Best Small Man" at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Championships, where the DMACC Bears finish in eighth place (Apr. 2007)
  • Former DMACC student Patti Peery receives an Entrepreneurship Award from the International DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi organization for his business plan on establishing a camper rental business (Mar. 2007)
  • Nine DMACC students—Hannah Blum, Julie Gore, Pamela Holt, Jacob Hughes, Cathy Kendall, Traci Keoppel, Brandi Ostrander, Mary Ryan and Stephanie Sanyour are named to the 2007 All Iowa Academic Team (Feb. 2007)
  • DMACC adds men's golf and women's cross country to its sports program (Feb. 2007)
  • A standing-room-only audience watches the Iowa Public Television documentary, Hip Hop: Beyond Bears and Rhymes and then listens to a panel discussion on the violence and sexually explicit content to many hip hop songs and videos at the DMACC Urban Campus in an event sponsored by the DMACC Diversity Commission (Feb. 2007)
  • DMACC sets new spring semester enrollment records in headcount and in credit hours with 17,697 students taking 144,554 credit hours. The headcount numbers even exceed the fall semester headcount (Jan. 2007)
  • DMACC Head Volleyball Coach Patty Harrison is named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II District "D" Coach of the Year (Jan. 2007)

2008

  • DMACC volleyball players Bobbie Jo Bayer of Albia and Katie Heuer of Allison are named All-Americans in volleyball. Bayer is named to the First Team All-American Team, while Heuer is named to the Honorable Mention All-American Team. (Dec. 2008)
  • Eight DMACC sophomore baseball players sign national letters of intent to play with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams next year. Cole Nelson of Edina, MN signs with Auburn University; Eric Holmes of Wilton with Bradley University; Mark Schroeder of Andover, MN with North Dakota State University, Nic Obey of Chatfield, MN with North Dakota State University; Mitch Mormann of Manchester with Louisiana State University; Tyler Robbins of Bettendorf with Dallas Baptist, Patrick Cooper of Danville, KY with Bradley University and Jake Astor of North Liberty with Southern Arkansas. (Dec. 2008)
  • DMACC dedicates a new, state-of-the-art, $14 million Health Sciences Building. The 58,000 square foot building is named after its largest donor, Iowa Health—Des Moines. (Dec. 8, 2008).
  • DMACC's Volleyball team finishes the season with a 41-9 record and eighth place in the national tournament. Bobbie Jo Bayer of Eddyville is named to the All-Tournament Team. (Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC Volleyball players Bobbie Jo Bayer of Eddyville, Justine Young of Parkersburg, Katie Heuer of Allison and Molly Steffens of Peosta are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Region XI-B First Team. Monica Driscoll of Williamsburg is named to the All-Conference Second Team. DMACC's Stephanie Evans of Sioux City and Amber Boevers of Sumner are named to the Honorable Mention All-Region Team. In addition, Bayer, Young and Heuer are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) First Team All-Conference Team. Steffens and Driscoll are named to the ICCAC Second Team All-Conference Team. (Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC's women's basketball team is ranked the number one team in the nation according to the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II poll. (Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) start providing Central Iowa job seeks an opportunity to attain a Career Readiness Certificate.(Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC Volleyball team advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national tournament for the third consecutive year. (Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC launches new cell phone alert service, called Rave Alert, for sending timely information to students, faculty and staff. (Nov. 2008)
  • DMACC Hospitality Careers Professor Phillip Carey earns the certified culinary educator (CCE) designation from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). (Oct. 2008)
  • The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) awards a $2,500 scholarship to DMACC second year Iowa Culinary Institute™ students Kathy Albright of Madrid and Rosina O'Tool of Carroll. (Oct. 2008)
  • DMACC student and Urban Campus Vibe editor Deborah Cory of Des Moines is named by the Associated Collegiate Press as a finalist in the 2008 Reporter of the Year contest. (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC Ankeny Campus hosts Financial Literacy Day program which is broadcast to all DMACC campuses. (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC and Buena Vista University sign agreement ensuring an easier academic transition for DMACC students to BVU. (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC hosts Constitution Day and First Amendment Fest at all campuses.(Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC sets new headcount and credit hour enrollment records. The fall semester headcount is up 2 percent to 18,695 students and the number of credit hours rose 4.3 percent to 161,547. (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC Ankeny Campus hosts 2008 National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey to promote the use of AFVs and advanced technology vehicles (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC and the University of Northern Iowa sign an Admissions Partnership Program to streamline the transfer process. (Sept. 2008)
  • DMACC signed an agreement with H Properties to purchase the Borgen Square Apartments in Boone for nearly $3.6 million. (Aug. 2008)
  • A total of $58,000 is raised by the DMACC Foundation at the DMACC CEO Golf Invitational held on the private golf course of DMACC alumnus Dennis Albaugh. (July 2008)
  • DMACC's Transportation Institute delivers water and miscellaneous supplies to flood-stricken New Hartford and flood-ravaged Cedar Rapids.(July 2008)
  • DMACC Career Advantage student Rick Finley of Truro wins the National USASkills competition in the high school diesel division. (July 2008)
  • World renowned judges taste and smell more than 640 wines during the second annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus (July 2008)
  • DMACC President Rob Denson drives a semi-truck full of desks, chairs, microscopes, computers and office supplies to the Aplington-Parkersburg Middle School after the Aplington-Parkersburg High school was destroyed by a tornado in late May. (July 2008)
  • DMACC Carroll Campus Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students collect items to assist eastern Iowa tornado and flood victims. (July 2008)
  • April Gaxiola of Ankeny is awarded a silver medal at the 2008 National SkillsUSA Conference.(July 2008)
  • DMACC partners with other agencies to assist Birdland area flood victims. (June 2008)
  • 91-year old Mary Quijano of Des Moines receives her adult high school diploma from DMACC. (June 2008)
  • DMACC institutes a tobacco-free policy meaning that the consumption of tobacco is no longer allowed on any DMACC property or facility starting July 1, 2008. (June 2008)
  • DMACC sets an all-time summer term record for both headcount and credit hours. The 8,412 students talking summer term classes is a 9 percent increase over the summer of 2008 figures. The 48,033 credit hours of classes is up 11.85 percent from the summer of 2008 figures. (June 2008)
  • DMACC relief pitcher Mitch Mormann of Manchester is selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 17th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Shortstop Travis Meinders of Eyota, MN is selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 29th round. (June 2008)
  • DMACC baseball players Tyler Robbins of Bettendorf and Jake Astor of North Liberty are named to the 2008 All-American First Team. (June 2008)
  • DMACC baseball players Tyler Robbins of Bettendorf, Jake Astor of North Liberty, Eric Holmes of Wilton, Mitch Mormann of Manchester, Travis Meiners of Eyota, MN and Matt Keys of Edina, MN were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) All-Conference First Team and to the All-Northwest District Team. In addition, DMACC players David Conrad of Polk City, Tanner Adam of Langdon, ND and David Kempin of Wichita, KS were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference team. (June 2008)
  • DMACC's West Campus hosts fourth annual 3-on-3 Basketball Classic on July 26. (June 2008)
  • DMACC advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II College World Series in Millington, TN. (May 2008)
  • DMACC employees Victor Raymond, Julie Bundy and Jane Herrmann receive the Alice Rodine Recognition Award at the Des Moines Neighbors annual volunteer recognition dinner. (May 2008)
  • DMACC student Amanda Smouse of Coon Rapids receives a Distinguished Member Award from the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society and James Knott, former Carroll Campus Provost and current member of the DMACC Board of Directors received a Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award from PTK. (May 2008)
  • DMACC Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Ankeny Campus Provost Dr. Kim Linduska receives a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society Administrator Award of Distinction. (May 2008)
  • DMACC rolls back its tuition increase by $3 per credit hour for the 2008-09 academic year. The new rate of $107 per credit hour gives DMACC one of the lowest tuition rates of any post-secondary school in Iowa. (May 2008)
  • DMACC Agribusiness student Daniel P. Hansen of Elkhorn-Kimballton is elected president of the Iowa FFA Association. (Apr. 2008)
  • Fiction writers and poets read from their works at all six DMACC campuses at DMACC's sixth annual Celebration of the Literary Arts. (Apr. 2008)
  • DMACC sophomore guard Grant Burns of Monroe is named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men's Basketball All-American Second Team. (Apr. 2008)
  • U.S. Representative Tom Latham announces a new $1.7 million Electronic Crime Lab will be built on the DMACC Ankeny Campus (Mar. 2008)
  • DMACC Women's Basketball Players Jamie Sickles and Ellie Ritscher are named to the First Team All-Region; Ciera McGaughy and Kim Thissen are named to the Second Team All-Region and Megan Homan and Stephany Scheuring are named to the Third Team All-Region (Mar. 2008)
  • DMACC Chef Robert Anderson receives the American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF) 2008 Central Region Educator of the Year Award (Feb. 2008)
  • DMACC, Grand View and Drake sign a new Transfer Resource Initiative (TRI) (Jan. 2008)
  • DMACC sets new spring semester enrollment records with 18,365 students taking 151,942 credit hours of classes (Jan. 2008)
  • Karla Boetel, Bill Easter and Phil Carey pass the certification requirements to become Certified Executive Chefs (Jan. 2008)
  • Jeff Hall of Des Moines is sworn-in as a new member of the DMACC Board of Directors, replacing the late Harold Belken, who served on the Board of 21 years (Jan. 2008)
  • DMACC's minority enrollment sets a new record with 1,057 African American students enrolled in credit classes at the six DMACC campuses in the fall of 2007 (Jan. 2008)

2009

  • DMACC receives a $131,500 grant from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence to build a 100-foot wind turbine on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.(Dec. 2009)
  • A six-member team of DMACC students—Jon Feigl, Alex Dunek, Sean Flattery, David Moreno, Thomas Prescott and Ryan Van Wyk—earn first place in a two-day Cyber Defense Competition held on the Iowa State University Campus. (Dec. 2009)
  • DMACC Volleyball player Bobbie Bayer is named a First Team All-American in volleyball for the second consecutive year. Bayer's teammate, Justine Young, is named an Honorable Mention All-American. (Dec. 2009)
  • DMACC takes fifth place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Volleyball Tournament held in the Wisconsin Dells. DMACC, which advanced to the nationals for the fourth consecutive year under Head Coach Patty Harrison, had a 44-9 overall record in 2009. (Dec. 2009)
  • Melissa Chavaz of DMACC Business Resources becomes a Certified Leading BOLD Change trainer. (Dec. 2009)
  • DMACC Urban Campus Associate Professor of Interpretation and Translation is awarded the George K. Zucker Award for Excellence in Interpretation and Translation by the Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association (IITA). (Nov. 2009)
  • DMACC Volleyball players Bobbi Bayer and Justine Young are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Volleyball All-Region XI-B First Team, to the 2009 B Regional All-Tournament Team and to the All-Conference First Team. Bayer was also named to the 2009 Region XI B Cross Divisional All-Tournament Team. Darcy Christensen is named to the All-Region Second Team. (Nov. 2009)
  • DMACC and the Des Moines Public Schools announce that the Walmart Foundation has provided a $300,000 start-up grant to begin a Gateway to College program to give Des Moines high school dropouts a second chance at achieving academic and lifetime success. (Nov. 2009)
  • DMACC Volleyball player Bobbi Bayer signs a national letter of intent to play Division I volleyball for the University of Alabama at Birmingham.Fellow DMACC Volleyball player Justine Young signs a national letter of intent to play volleyball at Texas Tech University. (Nov. 2009)
  • DMACC President Rob Denson joins 10 other delegates from the Midwest Governors Association as they travel to Berlin, Germany to discuss energy policies and new Green industry initiatives. (Nov. 2009)
  • Hundreds attend a special tribute to veteran's held on Veteran's Day on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. A large rock and a plaque paying tribute to the veterans were unveiled. (Nov. 2009)
  • DMACC Urban Campus Business Administration Professor Dan Hilgers is named by the Iowa Business Education Association as the Outstanding Iowa Post-Secondary Business Educator for 2009. (Oct. 2009)
  • A groundbreaking ceremony is held for the DMACC at Perry Center. (Oct. 2009)
  • DMACC's nursing program enters into a partnership with Des Moines University. The partnership allows DMACC Associate Degree Nursing students to travel to the DMU campus to participate in simulated emergency room cases in the Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills. (Oct. 2009)
  • DMACC Board members Jim Knott, Fred Buie, Joe Pugel and Kevin Halterman receive the oath of office. All four were re-elected to four-year terms. (Oct. 2009)
  • Enrollment at DMACC's six campuses soars to new records in headcount and credit hours. Headcount increased 19.4 percent to 22,324 students in the fall of 2009 compared to fall of 2008. The number of credit hours was up 20.2 percent with 194,179 credit hours taken by DMACC students. (Sept. 2009)
  • A dedication and open house of the new DMACC Jasper County Career Academy located on the DMACC Newton Campus is held Sept. 20, 2009.(Sept. 2009)
  • The Perry Economic Development Corporation announces plans to build a $3.1 million DMACC Center in downtown Perry with completion set for May 2011. (Sept. 2009)
  • The Watershed Improvement Review Board (WIRB) awards $500,000 to DMACC to restore the water quality in the Ankeny Campus Lake. (Aug. 2009)
  • An Open House is held for the opening of the Central Iowa Reengagement Center designed to give central Iowans another chance at education.(Aug. 2009)
  • The 3-on-3 Wild, Wild West Basketball Tournament at the DMACC West Campus raises more than $30,000 for scholarships for DMACC West Campus students. (July 2009)
  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis tours DMACC's new Iowa Health
    Des Moines/Health Sciences Building. (July 2009)
  • The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation announces a $75,000 award and a $50,000 challenge grant to DMACC's Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs. (July 2009)
  • A total of 420 medals are awarded at the Third Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. More than 630 wines from 16 Midwestern states and 95 different wineries were entered into the competition. (July 2009)
  • Buena Vista University's (BVU's) Professional & Online Studies program announces it will open its newest location at the DMACC Carroll Campus in August. (July 2009)
  • DMACC student Ryan Reekers of Fort Dodge places first in the Skills USA National Competition in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration division. DMACC student Ryan Jacobs of Des Moines receives a silver medal in the Skills USA National Competition in the Advertising Design division. (July 2009)
  • DMACC basketball players Ellie Ritscher of Keystone, Brittney McKowen of Fairbank and Cassie Nauholz of Cedar Rapids are named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XI Academic All-Region First Team. Marni Jacobsen of Spencer and Dani Lang of Ankeny are named to the second team. (July 2009)
  • Three DMACC baseball players are selected in the recent Major League Baseball draft. Pitcher Mitch Mormann of Manchester is selected by the San Francisco Giants in the 20th round. Pitcher Patrick Cooper of Danville, KY is selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 34th round. Relief pitcher Cole Nelson of Edina, MN is selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 45th round. (June 2009)
  • DMACC announces plans to build a new baseball field on the DMACC Boone Campus.(June 2009).
  • DMACC baseball player Tyler Robbins of Bettendorf has been named a 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Rawlings Gold Glove Award® recipient. (June 2009)
  • DMACC's second annual CEO Golf Invitational raises more than $117,000 to be used for student scholarships. (June 2009)
  • B.J. McGinn is named the new DMACC men's head basketball coach. (June 2009)
  • DMACC sets an all-time summer term record for both enrollment and credit hours. Enrollment is up 10.58 percent with 9,302 students taking credit classes. The credit hour enrollment is up 13.2 percent to 54,354 credits.(June 2009)
  • DMACC baseball players Patrick Cooper of Danville, KY and Jake Astor of North Liberty are named to the 2009 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-American First Team. Earlier, they were named to the 2009 North Plains All-District Team. With the announcement, Astor becomes a two-time All-American. (June 2009)
  • DMACC baseball players Jake Astor, Patrick Cooper, Joel Hutter and Matthew Keys are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) First Team. Mitch Mormann, Cole Nelson, Nick Anderson, Bradshad Johnson, Mark Schroeder and Tyler Robbins are named to the Second Team. Erick Holmes and Mark Radmacher are named to the Honorable Mention Team. (May 2009)
  • DMACC's baseball team advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II College World Series for the second consecutive year. The Bears finish the season with a 55-11 record. (May 2009)
  • DMACC rolls back its fiscal year 2010 tuition increase by $7.50 per credit hour for the 2009-10 academic year. The new rate is $115 per credit hour. (May 2009)
  • DMACC women's basketball player Likeisha Dotson of Sioux City signs a national letter of intent to play at Briar Cliff University. (Apr. 2009)
  • The University of Iowa and DMACC sign an agreement to allow DMACC students to earn a four-year degree without ever leaving DMACC. The new program starts in the fall of 2009. (Apr. 2009)
  • DMACC men's basketball player Scott Windom of Cartersville, GA is named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Third Team All-American. (Apr. 2009)
  • Ten DMACC students are named to the 48 person 2009 All-Iowa Academic Team.(Apr. 2009)
  • The DMACC Ankeny Campus hosts the Second Annual Iowa Studies Forum. (Apr. 2009)
  • Fiction writers and poets read from their works at all six DMACC campuses at DMACC's seventh annual Celebration of the Literary Arts. (Apr. 2009)
  • DMACC Men's basketball player Scott Windom of Cartersville, GA is named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II Men's All-Region First Team. Tavaryus Gray of Orlando, FL is named to the Second Team. Brad Burton of Toledo, OH is named to the Honorable Mention Team. (Mar. 2009)
  • Five DMACC women's basketball players are named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II All-Region Team. Ellie Ritscher of Keystone and Likeisha Dotson of Sioux City are named to the First Team All-Region. Ciera McGaughy of Detroit and Marni Jacobsen of Spencer are named to the Second Team All-Region. Brittney McKowen is named to the Third Team All-Region. (Mar. 2009)
  • Orv Salmon steps downs as DMACC's Head Men's Basketball Coach but will remain as Athletic Director at the College. Salmon's teams compiled an overall record of 235-60 and two conference titles and two trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament in his nine years as a head coach at DMACC. (Mar. 2009)
  • DMACC Hospitality Career Associate Professor Phil Carey, DMACC Horticulture Professor Neal VanVeen and DMACC's Marketing and Public Relations Office receive a military coin from the Iowa Army National Guard. Only 300 of the coins were ever issued and DMACC received three of them. (Feb. 2009)
  • Fred Buie, president and CEO of Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company in Des Moines, takes the oath of office as a new member of the DMACC Board of Directors. He completes the term vacated by Jim Crawford, who recently retired and moved out-of-state. (Feb. 2009)
  • DMACC baseball players Tyler Robbins of Bettendorf, Jake Astor of North Liberty and Mitch Mormann of Manchester are named preseason All-Americans. (Feb. 2009)
  • DMACC is ranked number one in the nation in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Preseason Division II baseball poll. (Feb. 2009)
  • The Electronic Crime Institute at the DMACC Ankeny Campus hosts a public Cyber Crime Awareness Conference. (Feb. 2009)
  • An open house is held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus to showcase the new Health Sciences Building.(Jan. 25, 2009)
  • The DMACC Foundation receives $25,000 in grant funds from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino through its 2008 Community Betterment Grant Program. (Jan. 2009)
  • Construction begins on the $3.3 million Jasper County Career Academy on the DMACC Newton Campus Baxter Construction of Fort Madison is the general contractor.(Jan. 2009)

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