DMACC In the News: Archive

August 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Perry DMACC Tacopalooza contest set for Monday evening
The Perry News
"Diaz said local taco vendors will vie for  the title of best tacos in Perry, with DMACC students and the public will be able to cast their votes for their favorite tacos between 4-6 p.m. at the VanKirk Academy at 1011 Second St. in downtown Perry. …"
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Consortium launches training program, apprenticeship for health care workers
Business Record
"The program, designed to address the shortage of front-line community health workers, is the result of a multiyear collaboration with the Iowa Community Health Worker Alliance, Iowa Workforce Development and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Job training that puts people - and their community - back on track
The Christian Science Monitor
"The center is open to anyone – and clients include students at the Des Moines Area Community College as well as residents throughout the region. …"
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
IPTV Presents Conversations with Presidential Candidates Hosted by DMACC with former Vice President Joe Biden
Iowa Press
"IPTV Presents Conversations with Presidential Candidates Hosted by DMACC continues August 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Building 6 auditorium at DMACC’s Ankeny campus with guest former Vice President Joe Biden (D). This Iowa Public Television series of presidential candidate forums is hosted in collaboration with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Monday, August 19, 2019
UI, DMACC partner in project to train more diverse math teachers
Business Record
"The University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College announced they are collaborating on a new project aimed at increasing the number of secondary school mathematics teachers in Iowa from underrepresented communities. …"
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Program spotlights Des Moines blues and jazz musicians
Des Moines Register
"On Saturday, local jazz legend Scott Davis will lead a sight and sound journey about the history and cultural impact of jazz and blues music. Davis graduated from Hoover High School in Des Moines and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree from Drake University. He taught in central Iowa for several years, both at Des Moines and Waukee schools, before taking up his current role as an instructor at DMACC. …"
Thursday, August 15, 2019
On the path she chose
United Way Des Moines
"As she finishes her internship, she’s been applying to jobs, hoping to continue her experience in communications or work as an administrative assistant to gain experience. Not only has she seen the value of having a high school diploma, but she also recognizes that many jobs she’s working toward require a college degree. She’ll start classes for business full time at DMACC this fall in addition to finding a full-time job. …"
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Dine at this Ankeny restaurant and enjoy an experience created by culinary arts students
Des Moines Register
"A new lunch option will open in Ankeny in September. Bistro at the Iowa Culinary Institute, a gourmet lunch experience prepared by DMACC Culinary students, reopens Sept. 4 on Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Building 7. …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
UI, DMACC join together to increase diversity in math education
University of Iowa News
"The University of Iowa and DMACC will work together to recruit underrepresented students into math education through Noyce scholarship opportunities. …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
#IOWAGIRL project - Monica Ayabarreno
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
"Ayabarreno played high school basketball at Dowling Catholic and then Des Moines East. She established herself as a threat on the floor, garnering all-conference honors each year. After high school, her focus on basketball carried her into a college education. She played her first two years at DMACC and then moved to Grand View College. …"
Sunday, August 11, 2019
A look inside the renovated two-story Waterloo Career Center
WCF Courier
"Most of that is through Hawkeye Community College, but the new programs will earn credit through Kirkwood and Des Moines Area community colleges. Classes are available to high schoolers in the Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson and Dike-New Hartford districts including parochial and home-schooled students. …"
Saturday, August 10, 2019
ADM graduate a finalist for internship with Chip Ganassi Racing
Nebraska City News-Press
"DMACC has partnered with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and Iowa Speedway on a new internship program available exclusively to DMACC Automotive Program students. …"
Friday, August 09, 2019
DMACC at the Iowa State Fair 2019
We Are Iowa
"DMACC President Rob Denson is interviewed by Iowa Live at the DMACC booth, 2019 Iowa State Fair. …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019
DMACC welcomes 28 Kosovo students to Des Moines
Business Record
"DMACC President Rob Denson welcomed Millennium Foundation Kosovo staff member Gresa Statovci and 28 Kosovo women to Des Moines on Monday as they arrived to take part in the Women in Energy Scholarship Program …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Small business course helping Iowans weigh next steps extended to another year
Des Moines Register
"The program's leaders partnered with DMACC and the state's other community colleges. The colleges worked with local economic development employees to identity small business owners they believed would be good candidates. …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Des Moines, a Growing City with a Wine Scene to Match
Wine Enthusiast
"Winefest also offers scholarships to second-year students at the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College, and also helps to cover costs for …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Women from Kosovo to study energy programs at DMACC
Radio Iowa
"Twenty-eight women from Kosovo arrived in Des Moines Monday as they prepare to start learning things like how to work on wind turbines at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Forge preparing for 'massive' Sept. 7 opening
Greene County News Online
"One of the main goals from the Forge — which will open on Sept. 7 with a grand set of guests including Gov. Kim Reynolds and Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), an outdoor barbecue, and tours of the building’s interior for young students with interest in a program supported by Des Moines Area Community College …"
Monday, August 05, 2019
DMACC honors small businesses
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has announced its Small Business Awards, which will be presented on Sept. 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Dinner and the awards program will begin at 6 p.m. …"
Saturday, August 03, 2019
Iowa’s Deputy Ag Secretary Talks Conservation, Cover Crops
KIWA Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) FFA Enrichment Center beamed with conversation, as an audience filled with ladies patiently awaited the start of Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney’s speech at the 2019 Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference on August 1st. …"
Thursday, August 01, 2019
Kingsbury Wins in DMACC Beardown
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Kingsbury of Nevada participated in the DMACC Beardown show this past weekend in Nevada at the Story County Fairgrounds. She won the Grand Champion Market Swine and was showing against champions from seven other counties, Marshall, Polk, Dallas, Jasper, Guthrie, Greene and Calhoun. …"
July 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Senior Master Technician certification earned by Fleetside Ford employee
Osceola Sentinal-Tribune
"To earn the certification Dredge took online training courses and then went to a real classroom at Des Moines Area Community College for more hands-on training. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DMACC awards 700 students with ‘Last Dollar Scholarship’ program
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College is awarding hundreds of students with a ‘Last Dollar Scholarship’ for the upcoming fall semester. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DMACC women's hoops adds coach
Boone News
"Former Samford University women’s basketball standout Amara Mayers has joined the Des Moines Area Community College women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant. …"
Monday, July 29, 2019
DMACC students finalists for new CGR internship
Newton Daily News
"Four DMACC Automotive Program students have been selected as finalists for a new internship program with Chip Ganassi Racing and Iowa Speedway. …"
Saturday, July 27, 2019
ADM grad a finalist for Indycar racing internship
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Blake Haynes of Adel is one of four Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Program students named finalists to join Chip Ganassi Racing as an intern for 8-10 weeks at their headquarters in Indianapolis. …"
Friday, July 26, 2019
Kirkwood, other Iowa community colleges, awarding hundreds of Last-Dollar scholarships
The Gazette
"So does Des Moines Area Community College, which has awarded 701 Last-Dollar Scholarships worth $1.5 million. “I think the best part of the whole thing is when the state of Iowa identified the 50 high-demand occupations, that gave students and parents a clear idea of where their job opportunities are,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. …"
Friday, July 26, 2019
Three students win big after scholarship competition expands
NaturaLawn of America
"Cole Madsen of Iowa was selected as the second recipient of the award. Mr. Madsen is a college sophomore, studying turf management at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Last-Dollar Scholarships still available in high demand skill areas
The Perry News
"“This is a little bit unique,” said Eddie Diaz, director of the Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Academy. “There’s a few dozen high-demand trade jobs that the state of Iowa will cover 100 percent of the tuition if you go into. Not only do they pay 100 percent of it, but it’s targeting the middle-class segment that typically doesn’t get financial aid." …"
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Iowa's second Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses class graduates
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College, along with Iowa’s 14 other community colleges, today announced the completion of the second Iowa class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The 36 scholars from across the state represent a diverse range of business and industry. The 100-hour curriculum, delivered through a blend of online and in-person learning, was hosted at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Monday, July 22, 2019
DMACC cited as example about ways colleges use analytics to increase student success
eCampus News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) used analytics to investigate attrition among new students. Administrators confirmed that placing students into developmental courses based on entrance exam scores often caused them to drop out. Disheartened students paying full tuition but not gaining college credit would simply quit. Guided by this knowledge, DMACC offers a college readiness class and counseling to prepare future students for full admission the next semester. DMACC also uses inexpensive online refresher classes for students with low English or math placement test scores, instead of requiring semester-long, no-credit developmental classes …"
Monday, July 22, 2019
Four DMACC students from DSM area are finalists in Chip Ganassi Racing internship
We Are Iowa
"DMACC students who are selected for the internship will spend 8-10 weeks at CGR Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., where they will have the opportunity to work on current NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racecars alongside professional racing industry technicians. …"
Friday, July 19, 2019
Live at the Iowa Speedway with DMACC
Iowa Live
"Meet the DMACC Automotive students who are the finalists for the Chip Ganassi Racing internship in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was broadcast live at the Iowa Speedway. …"
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit!
IPTV
"Iowa Public Television presented an exclusive live stream of Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!, an opera by Lee Hoiby being produced through a partnership between the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines Metro Opera. Based on a televised cooking lesson by Julia Child, the opera features acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle portraying the master chef herself as she prepares Le Gateau au Chocolate l’Eminence Brune (a chocolate cake). …"
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Chef Karla Boetel named in 'Women to Watch' in hospitality list
Des Moines Register
"The Iowa Restaurant Association has released its first inaugural list of 40 “Women to Watch” in hospitality including Chef Karla Boetel, Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC, Ankeny …"
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Iowa Restaurant Association announces first 40 'Women to Watch' in hospitality list
Iowa Restaurant Association
"Chef Karla Boetel, Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC, Ankeny, was included in the list. The honorees hail from nearly every segment and function in the industry-from purveyors and entrepreneurs, to chefs and business development professionals. …"
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
DMACC names Isley Vice President of Academic Affairs
Business Record
"Isley, who had been the academic dean of business, management and information technology for the past six years, replaces Scott Ocken, who is retiring at the end of this year. …"
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
DMACC instructor named Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year
Iowa Department of Education
"Gayle Gosch, a math and high school equivalency instructor at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), has been named the 2019 Archie Willard Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year. …"
Sunday, July 14, 2019
BigDeal Car Care opens larger facility in Adel
Adel News
"Book later went on to receive an associates degree from DMACC before pursuing classes at Minnesota State. …"
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Nailing it: Construction camp inspires girls
Iowa Department of Education
"After earning her associate degree, Kiya enrolled in a welding class at Des Moines Area Community College. Her instructor saw her potential and encouraged her to check out the plumbers and steamfitters. …"
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
DMACC athletes earn academic all-America honors
Boone News Republican
"Five Des Moines Area Community College athletic teams and 33 student-athletes earned all-academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association …"
Monday, July 08, 2019
'Bon Appetit!': An Operatic Take On Julia Child's Cooking
Iowa Public Radio
"Julia Child is famed for her ground-breaking cooking show that brought French cuisine to everyday Americans in an accessible and approachable way. Now, Child's legacy is the subject of a short "Opera 'Bon Appetit,'" produced in partnership with  Des Moines Metro Opera and the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
DMACC West Campus Provost Named Chair of 2020 International Space Development Conference
Innovation Iowa
"Anthony Paustian, provost of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus and founder of Celebrate! Innovation Live (ciLive!) at DMACC, has been named chair of the 2020 International Space Development Conference. …"
June 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
Take a Closer Look at Jenny Foster, Academic Dean, Industry & Technology, DMACC
Business Record
"Jenny Foster knows firsthand the challenges and rewards in finishing a degree program while working full time. Throughout her career, she has gone back to school several times to improve her credentials, most recently earning a doctorate in education leadership from Iowa State University. In her new role as DMACC’s academic dean for industry and technology, Foster oversees more than two dozen high-demand career programs ranging from advanced manufacturing and tool and die to building trades and web development, automotive technology, welding and horticulture. …"
Thursday, June 27, 2019
I AM PTK: Mouhamad Diallo
Phi Theta Kappa
"At 26, Mouhamad S. Diallo has already been published in research journals three times — the first while he was attending Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa. It’s rare for a community college student to be published in a national academic journal; for Mouhamad, it put him one step closer to his goal of conducting graduate research at the University of California at Berkeley, where he starts this fall. …"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Facebook Teams Up With Community Colleges to Offer Certificate Programs on Digital Marketing
IBL News
"Another one of Facebook’s digital marketing certificate partners, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), has enrolled 84 people in its program since last October, EducationDive reports. …"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
This Fall DMACC students, staff and faculty will be able to ride DART for FREE
We Are Iowa
"DMACC President Rob Denson and DART CEO Elizabeth Presutti shared some exciting news today: Starting this Fall, DMACC students and staff will be able to ride DART for FREE! …"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Education Iowa: Van Meter Vision and Edge Pledge
Des Moines Partnership
"By emphasizing life ready skills as much as academic skills and through quality partnerships with neighboring districts and DMACC, Van Meter CSD has been able to give students in grades K-12 opportunities to collaborate, communicate, create, solve complex problems and preserve and think globally. …"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
This Fall DMACC students, staff and faculty will be able to ride DART for FREE
We Are Iowa
"Video story …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Full-Ride Scholarships Now Available For Lincoln Corridor Computer Languages Students
cbc online
"A very unique and lucrative opportunity is now available through the Rural Forge Scholarship program. The collaboration between Accenture and Corteva Agriscience will provide $7,500 to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) computer language students. Provost, Joel Lundstrom, says the more than $185,000 in scholarships will be available to those living in an area dubbed the Lincoln Corridor …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
DMACC to offer automotive internships with Chip Ganassi Racing
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced it is partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing and Iowa Speedway on a new internship program available exclusively to students in DMACC’s automotive program. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Notes: Road America race delivers 1.1 million viewers on NBC
IndyCar Series
"DMACC students selected for the internship will spend 8-10 weeks at the CGR shop in Indianapolis, where they will have the opportunity to work on NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship cars alongside the team’s professionals. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Nature Doesn't Judge
dsm magazine
"Riggs returned to school at Des Moines Area Community College to study more about science and the environment, which led to an internship with a water quality education program at Iowa State University and eventually to a position with DMACC’s Urban Campus as its sustainability coordinator. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Teen Job-Training Program Brightens Futures
dsm Magazine
"That’s where Des Moines Area Community College’s Summer Youth Experience Program (SYEP) seeks to provide work-readiness training and workplace experience for youths as young as 14. Participants are then placed with an area employer for eight weeks. In cooperation with DMACC, the Evelyn K. Davis Center has a community committee–many members are retired educators–that played a big role in developing SYEP, especially for youths who face racial, social or other barriers to employment …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
DMACC to offer automotive internships with Chip Ganassi Racing
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced it is partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing and Iowa Speedway on a new internship program available exclusively to students in DMACC’s automotive program. Students who are selected for the internship will spend eight to 10 weeks at CGR headquarters in Indianapolis, where they will have the opportunity to …"
Monday, June 24, 2019
Nearly 400 arts educators gather for inaugural education summit
Des Moines Register
"They were also ready to teach their own students in schools across Iowa many of the other lessons from the conference June 20 at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The inaugural summit drew nearly 400 arts educators, administrators and teaching artists to learn more about the new Iowa Fine Arts Standards, which were adopted statewide in 2017. …"
Monday, June 24, 2019
Exclusive Internship for DMACC Automotive Students
Speedway Digest
""This internship is an incredible opportunity for DMACC Automotive students who are passionate about rading and driven to work in the industry," said Jerry Burns, DMACC Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) and Automotive Technology Chairpoerson and Professor. …"
Monday, June 24, 2019
Nearly 400 Arts Educators Gather for Inaugural Education Summit
Des Moines Register
"They were also ready to teach their own students in schools across Iowa many of the other lessons from the conference June 20 at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Monday, June 24, 2019
West Burlington Graduate will Play Volleyball for DMACC
The Hawk Eye
"Jennings will be the second former West Burlington player to play for DMACC. Aubrey Schmitt played for the Bears for two years. …"
Friday, June 21, 2019
2019 DART ROADeo with DMACC
We Are Iowa
"What happens when a tv host gets in a DART bus to race a community college president? A lot of fun. …"
Friday, June 21, 2019
Dallas County Fair Queen crowned Polk County Miss United States Agriculture
Dallas County News
"McBride is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny where she studies Agribusiness and Animal Science. She currently works at the Des Moines Area Community College Farm, helping with calving, farrowing, planting and breeding. …"
Thursday, June 20, 2019
DMACC Public Discussion Concerning Civility on Social Media
CBC Online
"To explore the issue further, the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus hosted a public discussion Wednesday, led by a panel of community members and social media users. …"
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
USA Today Readers Choose Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe as Having the Best Breaded Tenderloin in Iowa
Des Moines Register
"Magg started his own catering business when he was 14 and went on to graduate from culinary school at DMACC. …"
Friday, June 14, 2019
ICI culinary students attend Beef 101 workshop
KTIC Radio Ag Blog
"Culinary students from the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) learned about the beef industry and beef cuts at a Beef 101 educational workshop hosted by the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) on April 17, 2019. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Works by regional artists featured at art center
Muscatine Journal
"Wood manages photo shoots for Better Homes and Gardens products and teaches History of Photography at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Bears Hire New Baseball Coach
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College athletics director B.J. McGinn announced the hiring of Nic Mishler as the school’s new baseball coach. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Informational meeting provides glimpse into the proposed Healthy Life Center
Ames Tribune
"Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College are the other two entities also contributing to the center. …"
Monday, June 10, 2019
A one-of-a-kind center focusing on "Live Well. Be Well."
Local 5 - We Are Iowa
"The Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Des Moines Area Community College, Story County, and Heartland Senior Services have partnered with the city to contribute their expertise and services. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
2019 Forbes list of "America's Best Employers by State" (DMACC ranked #29 in Iowa)
Business Record
"The University of Iowa, Vermeer, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and General Mills top the list of Iowa’s 31 best employers according to Forbes, as the publication released its Best Employers by State 2019 list. The list includes organizations based in Iowa and out of state. Iowa-based companies that made the list are Vermeer, Grinnell Mutual, Principal Financial Group, Hy-Vee, Wells Enterprises, UnityPoint Health, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Fareway; municipalities and schools are the University of Iowa and its hospital system, the city of Des Moines, the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa State University, Davenport Community School District and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Corteva Agriscience, Accenture Pilot Program to Bring Tech Skills to Rural Iowa
Successful Farming
"Students and educators who participate in this pilot project, which will include Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), will gain these skills while remaining in the community of 4,300 people. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Corteva partners with Accenture to provide scholarships in rural Iowa
Clay and Milk
"Corteva Agriscience announced yesterday plans to fund 25 scholarships for students in Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Computer Languages program. Starting in fall 2019, the Rural Forge Scholarships will provide selected students with $7,500 each. …"
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Building Iowa's robotics workforce
Business Record
"When robotics and electronics engineering students at Des Moines Area Community College are called on by recruiters, they’re often hearing from folks who graduated from a similar two-year program who are now pulling in six-figure salaries at Iowa manufacturing companies. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Des Moines University to move west after decades downtown
KCCI
"West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer said he is thrilled to have the medical school nestled between Microsoft's Data Center and Des Moines Area Community College's Technology Center. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Graduation from Des Moines' Hoover High marks a shared day of hope for refugee and her family
Des Moines Register
"When Thein learned she’d earned a scholarship from the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation, the two rejoiced. “I think what’s making her the most successful is her drive,” Stribling said. “She really is a hard worker.” Even after she’d locked in plans to attend DMACC, Thein stopped in weekly, “even if it was to give a hug and say hi,” Stribling said. ”She’s a caring, gentle spirit. A lot of our ELL students are. They really support each other.” …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
120 Foot Ankeny Wind Turbine Draws Visitor Pledging to Fight Climate Change
WHO TV
"ANKENY, Iowa -- A wind tower on the DMACC Ankeny campus that serves as one of the tallest classrooms in Iowa drew another presidential hopeful Monday …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Bill Colwell Ford Recognizes IAD Foundation for Education Scholarship Recipient, Devin Schafer
Bill Colwell Ford
"The Iowa Automobile Dealers (IAD) Foundation for Education awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Devin Schafer of Des Moines, Iowa. Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson recommended Schafer, who is enrolled in the Ford ASSET program at Des Moines Area Community College, for the scholarship. Devin graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and is the son of Diane and Scott Schafer. He is currently employed at Bill Colwell Ford as a Technician while attending school. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
10 best summer jobs for college students
College Magazine
"While the role of Front Desk Agent still comes with its challenges, there’s sure to be less crawling involved. "I gained a lot of independence and confidence within my work when stationed at the front desk by myself," said former Sheraton Front Desk Agent and Des Moines Area Community College student Vanessa Huerta. "I was forced to think quickly under pressure in many situations; something that I still use today. Patience is key. " …"
Sunday, June 02, 2019
This Week, Local First Responders Will Be Training For An Event They Hope Never Occurs
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College employees will also be on hand to observe. Following the training, they will sit down and discuss their thoughts on what worked and what did not as the scenario played out. …"
May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
DMACC Reports Record Enrollment in Nursing Program Amid Nationwide Nursing Shortage
WHO TV
"On Thursday, Des Moines Area Community College reported a record number of students enrolled in nursing for their spring 2019 semester. Across all five DMACC campuses more than 450 students were enrolled in the nursing program. …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DMACC Urban Campus begins renovation and expansion project
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College broke ground this morning for the first phase of a $24 million expansion and renovation of the DMACC Urban Campus in Des Moines. Muddy conditions kept the ceremony inside, …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DMACC promotes Foster to dean of Industry & Technology Division
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has appointed Jennifer Foster as academic dean for industry and technology. In her new role, Foster will be the districtwide chief administrative officer of departments and programs within the Industry & Technology Division beginning July 1. …"
Monday, May 27, 2019
Those Interested In Hosting A Booth Or Volunteering For 2019 Kids Safety Fair Can Register Now
cbc online
"The 2019 Kids Health and Safety Fair will be held in conjunction with the City of Carroll’s Sesquicentennial celebration, on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) parking lot. …"
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Falls from towers aren't uncommon in dangerous line of work
KCCI
""Any time you work at heights, you fight that fear," said Nick Utecht, applied engineering instructor at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Perry student graduates from DMACC Workforce Training Academy
Hamburg Reporter
"A spring graduation was held for the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Workforce Training Academy (WTA) graduates at the DMACC Southridge Center. WTA is a state-funded program offering training in the career areas of Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care and Skilled Trades. …"
Monday, May 20, 2019
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas
HBO
"Wyatt looks at the unintended consequences of standardized testing, considers a high-tech way to streamline fender-benders, and travels to Des Moines to see how Iowans are dealing with automation. …"
Monday, May 20, 2019
Her Father Died Twice. But This Valley Senior Brought Him Back.
West Des Moines Community Schools
"Certified Nursing Assistant is a full-year program that allows students to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant certification by the end of the school year. The program supports six DMACC dual-enrolled courses. It covers two consecutive class periods and will meet every day of the week. …"
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Granger, Redfield students graduate from DMACC auto service program
Dallas County News
"Dallas County students recently graduated from the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Waukee students receive awards at DMACC West Campus event
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus students, of Waukee, recently received DMACC West Campus Scholarships from DMACC West Campus Provost Dr. Anthony Paustian. The awards were presented in a special ceremony held at the conclusion of the spring semester. …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Iowa State Patrol Partners with DMACC to Promote Motorcycle Safety
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State Patrol are partnering together to educate people on safety for motorcyclists. DMACC offers a motorcycle rider course known as BRC for beginners and BRC ll for experienced drivers. …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
DMACC softball returns to World Series
Boone News Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team defeated Southeastern (Neb.) Community College 10-0 and 10-2 Wednesday at Boone to win the NJCAA District G championship and advance to the Division II Softball Championship for the sixth consecutive season and the seventh time in the past eight seasons. …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Ole Miss softball 2019 Regional Preview
The Oxford Eagle
"One such girl without any NCAA Tournament experience is Ole Miss pitcher Molly Jacobsen. A junior college transfer from Des Moines Area Community College, Jacobsen has postseason experience at the junior college level that she can draw on, but she said she knows it’s going to be quite different come Friday. …"
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ticket punched! DMACC heads to another World Series
KCCI
"BOONE, Iowa — DMACC has qualified for its sixth-straight World Series. KCCI's Nick Tabbert reports. …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
DMACC Automotive Technology Program Growing with Latest Expansion
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College breaks ground on renovating its Automotive Technology Center Tuesday. …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
DMACC president kicks off $10M project by driving through a wall
KCCI
"President Rob Denson drove a forklift through a wall to kick off the $10-million construction project. They're building the new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center. It will feature a vehicle showroom, vehicle work bays, new classrooms and conference rooms. …"
Monday, May 13, 2019
DMACC Grad Redirects Teaching Skills to Homeland Security
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa – A former kindergarten teacher decided to change careers and pursue airport security work. Now, she's the first graduate of an online credit program offered by Des Moines Area Community College and the Transportation Security Administration. A 35-year-old non-traditional student, Danielle Nicol took online courses while working as a TSA training instructor and educational coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security. …"
Friday, May 10, 2019
Female DMACC welder Swank ready to dive into job market
Perry News
"Your senior year of high school is the time to make choices about continuing your education. For Jolena Swank, a Woodward-Granger High School senior, the choice has been easy. Swank is one of the rare female students who is choosing to pursue a career in welding. …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Five projects get state funding for Future Ready Iowa summer youth internship program
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College and the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families: $70,000 for a program that targets low-income youths age 14 to 21 and develops life skills, job training and summer employment experiences while re-engaging in their high school education. …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Automotive Technology Center groundbreaking at Ankeny DMACC
We are Iowa
"On Tuesday, May 14 at 10 A.M., a ground breaking ceremony will be taking place at the Ankeny DMACC location for the more than 60,000 square feet new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center.  …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Automotive Technology Center groundbreaking at Ankeny DMACC
We are Iowa
"ANKENY - On Tuesday, May 14 at 10 A.M., a ground breaking ceremony will be taking place at the Ankeny DMACC location for the more than 60,000 square feet new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center.  …"
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Denson caps visit to Kosovo with DMACC gift to president
Business Record
"The president of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, was given a DMACC cap presented by Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. Denson is visiting Kosovo this week as part of an Iowa Sister States contingent. …"
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Perry High School seniors participate in annual College Decision Day
Hamburg Reporter
"Representatives from various colleges, universities and service branches made the trip to Perry to have the seniors sign certificates saying they will attend school in the fall. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Perry students get hands-on experience with DMACC at STEM Festival
Boone News/Republican
"On Saturday, May 4, Des Moines Area Community College hosted a STEM Festival at the VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. Like other STEM events, the afternoon was an opportunity for students from the area to learn principles of science, technology, engineering and math through a wide range of activities and games. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Senegal native, new Iowa State graduate sets his sights set on sustainable energy
Iowa State University News Service
"Diallo grew up in Senegal, a country in west Africa, the son of two doctors and one of four children. While his father came to the U.S. when Diallo was a baby, Diallo didn’t set foot in the states until 2013. He enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College the next fall, diving into STEM courses. Diallo’s academic excellence caught the attention of one of his professors at DMACC, which led him to a research project at Iowa State studying nanoparticles while he was still a DMACC student. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Perry students get hands-on experience with DMACC at STEM Festival
Nebraska City News-Press
"On Saturday, May 4, Des Moines Area Community College hosted a STEM Festival at the VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. Like other STEM events, the afternoon was an opportunity for students from the area to learn principles of science, technology, engineering and math through a wide range of activities and games. …"
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Kids have science fun at DMACC VanKirk’ STEM Festival Saturday
The Perry News
"Some 200 Perry-area youngsters and their parents attended Saturday’s STEM Festival at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Saturday, enjoying activities ranging from simulated welding to virtual reality. …"
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Nevada DMACC SCALE students and Ames club partner to make plans for the future
Boone News-Republican
"Matthew Kiger and Avery Mather, two Nevada High School students, enrolled in the DMACC SCALE Business Communications and Technology program during the spring semester. …"
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Nevada DMACC SCALE students and Ames club partner to make plans for the future
Boone News Republican
"Matthew Kiger and Avery Mather, two Nevada High School students, enrolled in the DMACC SCALE Business Communications and Technology program during the spring semester. This program allows high school students to work with area Story County businesses on projects. …"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Last-Dollar Scholarship Helps Bridge the Gap to Pay for Higher Education
WHO TV
"One school that is accepting the scholarship is Des Moines Area Community College. …"
April 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ankeny wins SBA award
Business Record
"Ankeny also was recognized for work in seed capital, workforce development and as the home of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, April 29, 2019
Iowa DMACC Experiment Aboard NASA/SpaceX Launch
Public New Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa — An experiment created by a non-traditional student at Des Moines Area Community College is headed to space this week, when NASA is scheduled to launch a cargo-supply spacecraft to the International Space Station. …"
Monday, April 29, 2019
Iowa experiment aboard NASA /SpaceXlaunch
KELO
"The experiment will help NASA determine if a common earth algae could protect against eye degeneration from radiation - one of the first effects of prolonged space travel. DMACC Biology Professor Julie Gonzalez said the NASA project is one of many opportunities people may not associate with a community college.  …"
Friday, April 26, 2019
New DMACC Program Gets The Support Of Carroll Area Development Corporation
cbc online
"A new program at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll campus has garnered the attention of a local development corporation. Provost, Joel Lundstrom, provided more details about the computer languages program to the Carroll Area Development Corporation (CADC) Board of Directors, who then pledged up to $7,500 for the start-up. …"
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Ernst hosts Newton town hall at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"With a microphone in hand, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, spent one hour addressing the national and regional concerns of Jasper County citizens during a Wednesday morning town hall meeting at DMACC Newton Campus, one of several stops of the lawmaker’s 99 County Tour. …"
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Final Legislative Forum Of This Session Is Saturday At DMACC In Carroll
cbc online
"The one-hour community-focused event will begin promptly at 10 a.m. in rooms 142 through 146 at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). The legislators will begin the forum with …"
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
DMACC crash simulation
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Criminal Justice student Sydnee Redman of Osceola portrays a police officer interviewing one of the injured, played by nursing student Erika Bailey of Altoona, in a crash simulation held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus …"
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Huxley DMACC student models plastic dress
Boone News Republican
"DMACC agri-business student, Alyson Kalsem of Huxley, models an outfit designed by Emily Snyder at the Fifth Annual Fashion Gala, “A World Beyond,” recently held at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines. The design name was “Chelonjia Mydas.” The materials used in the design included plastic straws, trash bags and plastic rings. …"
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Nevada Student Takes Part in Crash Simulation
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Paramedic student Chloe Bender of Pleasantville checks the injured, portrayed by Jamie Voss of Nevada, during a crash simulation held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Voss was one of the 51 people who was injured by the apparently distracted driver who crashed into a sea of tailgaters during a mock accident held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Students from five campuses and ten programs participated …"
Friday, April 19, 2019
DMACC Fashion Gala Puts a New Spin on Recycled Fashion
WHO TV
"The DMACC Fashion Institute is hosting its 5th annual Fashion Gala this weekend and this year’s theme revolves around unconventional materials. Students designed 20 different outfits with the environment and sustainability in mind. …"
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Distracted Driver Simulation includes 350 DMACC students
Audubon County Advocate Journal
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus nursing student Carly Johnston of Audubon (pictured at right) asked questions of Ankeny Campus Nursing Student Taylor Neumann of …"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Carroll Library And DMACC Team Up To Celebrate Earth Day On Saturday
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the Carroll Public Library are teaming up this weekend to celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, April 20, area residents are invited to DMACC’s Carroll Campus on Grant Road from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a variety of fun, nature-related activities. …"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Feed the Starving - DMACC volunteers package 25,000 meals from Meals from the Heartland
Newton Daily News
"The Newton DMACC Conference Center was buzzing with activity Tuesday afternoon as students, staff and faculty came together to help those in need. More than 100 volunteers gathered at the Newton campus, donning plastic gloves and hairnets to help with the Meals from the Heartland packaging event. In honor of Newton campus’ 25th anniversary, the goal was to package 25,000 meals. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DMACC Students take part in mass casualty simulation
We Are Iowa
"ANKENY - Students at DMACC put their teamwork to the test on Monday during a disaster simulation. It involved students from all across the school. "We are doing our spring mass casualty multi-campus, multi-program simulation experience," said Melody Bethards with DMACC. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
UI student improving the health of his hometown
Iowa Now
"Now, group members are working to identify and assess specific areas for prioritized projects and enhancements. These will address network connectivity and support active transportation between key points of interest, including Legacy Plaza, the Des Moines Area Community College campus, downtown, schools, and recreational spaces. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DMACC announces new Simon Estes School of Fine Arts
KCCI
"DMACC President and CEO Rob Denson announced today the new Simon Estes School of Fine Arts at DMACC. Initial plans call for the music and theater programs to be expanded and housed under the new fine arts school. But, eventually other programs will be added. …"
Monday, April 15, 2019
DMACC students place at PBL competition
Boone News Republican
"The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently participated in the State Leadership Conference held in Coralville on March 29 and 30. The students, accompanied by their advisers Christine Moon, Susan McCoy, Tasha Mullihan, Russ Holmes and Joe Hanson, competed against other Iowa college students in various business related events, receiving both individual and chapter awards. …"
Monday, April 15, 2019
DMACC Automotive Signing Day
Atlantic News Telegraph
"On March 8, a total of 21 high school students signed a certificate of intent to attend DMACC during the college’s first-ever Automotive Signing Day. …"
Sunday, April 14, 2019
DMACC Boone campus hosts Boone family STEM festival
Journal-Democrat
"Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids? Check out the Boone Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Festival from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 13 at the DMACC Boone Campus at 1125 Hancock Drive in Boone. This free event is open to families with kids of all ages to experience hands-on STEM activities. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Tyson-DMACC partnership honors second graduating class
The Perry News
"Four students were honored Saturday at a banquet at the Hotel Pattee as the second class to graduate from the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Career Academy and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. partnership called the Industrial Maintenance One-Plus-Two Training Program. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Ames Tribune’s Best of Preps 2019 set for May 19
Ames Tribune
"The banquet is hosted by the Ames Tribune in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and sponsored by Fareway Meat and Grocery and Ames Ford Lincoln. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts program brings authors
Hamburg Reporter
"The event, like others from the ‘Celebration of Literary Arts’ program were free-of-charge to the public and drew a crowd of DMACC students and Boone locals to the DMACC Auditorium eager to hear words from literary professionals John Domini and Lettie Prell. …"
Friday, April 12, 2019
Get in the Masters mood with this perfectly synchronized four-person putt in extremely windy conditions
Des Moines Register
"High wind? No problem — at least for the members of the DMACC women's golf team who hit this perfectly synchronized four-person putt while visiting the Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe, Missouri. …"
Friday, April 12, 2019
Former DMACC softball All-American Molly Jacobsen named Transfer of the Year
Hamburg Reporter
"Softball America has named former Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) All-American Molly Jacobsen a Transfer of the Year. Jacobsen, a junior at the University of Mississippi …"
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
87-year-old woodcarver's comfort birds given as gifts bring solace
The Courier
"He learned carpentry skills from his father and did carpentry, finish work and built furniture as a hobby until he took a basic woodcarving class at Des Moines Area Community College in 1982. He was hooked. …"
Monday, April 08, 2019
DMACC Participates in ‘National Crime Victims’ Rights Week’
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College is bringing awareness to different rights and issues when it comes to crime victims. During the week of April 8th, the community college participates for a second year in National Crime Victims' Rights Week. …"
Monday, April 08, 2019
New wind coalition announced
KCHA News
"The coalition called “Power Up Iowa” was announced at Des Moines Area Community College, where vice president Scott Ocken oversees the program that trains people to work on wind turbines. …"
Saturday, April 06, 2019
DMACC announces new program offerings, courses for Fall 2019
Nebraska City News-Press
"DMACC has announced a variety of new program offerings for fall 2019, bringing the college’s total offerings to more than 230 diplomas, certificates and technical program awards, as well as liberal arts transfer degrees and pre-professional programs. …"
Friday, April 05, 2019
Area students receive hands-on diesel training
Boone News-Republican
"DMACC diesel technology student, Bill White of Slater, sets the overhead on a Detroit 60 Series engine during a class on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Civil Engineering Technicians are In Demand
Snyder & Associates
"Across the Midwest and beyond, Civil Engineering Technicians are in high demand and there aren’t enough people to fill available career opportunities. With nearly 20 years as an instructor and over 10 in the industry, Renee White, Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Instructor and Group Leader for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) knows the industry well and is floored by the demand. …"
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Des Moines has a culinary sister city in France, and these chefs visited for a contest
Des Moines Register
"This is LaValle's 18th year attending the event that's dear to his heart with a team of culinary representatives from Des Moines, but it's the 35th year for the chef exchange between the Association of Cooks of the Loire and the kitchen department of DMACC. …"
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
'Don't write alone': Bob Odenkirk joins DMACC playwriting class special guest lecturer
Des Moines Register
"An average playwriting class at DMACC became a special event Tuesday when comedian, writer and actor Bob Odenkirk dropped in remotely to discuss writing, show business and even offered a few Iowa Cubs references. …"
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
DMACC’s Celebration of the Literary Arts
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) 17th annual Celebration of the Literary Arts will be April 8-10 with classroom visits to all six DMACC campuses by area writers and literary instructors. …"
Monday, April 01, 2019
Upcoming opportunities to hear from Holocaust survivor Celina Karp Biniaz
Little Village
"Biniaz will also be speaking this week at the campuses Des Moines Area Community College sites in Ankeny, Boone and Urban campus in Des Moines with her presentation Second Chance: My Story. …"
March 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
A dream come true: Ryan Fritze continues his baseball journey with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Woodbury Bulletin
"After graduating from Woodbury, Fritze went to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Boone, Iowa, to play a couple years of junior college baseball. At DMACC, he was the No. 1 starting pitcher and was able to develop his skills at a high level. "While I was at DMACC, we were nationally ranked and played against competitive teams every game," Fritze said. "That helped us, as players, prepare ourselves to the best of our abilities because each game was important and against a highly-ranked team." …"
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Kamala Harris to host training sessions on Iowa college campuses
The Daily Iowan
"The program, called Camp Kamala, will accept applications from students and young adults until April 13; the sessions will take place April 16-18 at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, University of Northern Iowa, Drake, and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Holocaust survivor to speak on three DMACC campuses
Boone News/Republican
"One of the last survivors of the Holocaust will visit three DMACC campuses and describe the horror she personally experienced during her childhood. …"
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
College Culinary Students Show Off Pork Skills
Farm Journal's Pork
"In early March, the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) hosted the Student Taste of Elegance at the Iowa Culinary Institute on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. Eleven teams from five different colleges and universities competed in the contest.  …"
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The World Food Prize selects 11 students for its prestigious internship program
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
"Eleven interns from the Des Moines Area Community College, Drake University, Grand View University, and Iowa State University will learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. …"
Saturday, March 23, 2019
ADM, DC-G students participate in DMACC’s first-ever Automotive Signing Day
Dallas County News
"A total of 21 students each signed a certificate of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in a special ceremony for the College’s first ever Automotive Signing Day. …"
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Survivor’s story: Former homeless man recounts experience, works to make life easier for others
Ames Tribune
"“I didn’t think Iowa State was ever going to accept me off the street, with no money to put up, and me starting from scratch in terms of education,” Johnson said. “But that’s what motivated me. I had friends encouraging me to just try, and I knew if I didn’t give a shot, I may not ever turn my life around.” The external and internal motivation coupled with his recovery from alcoholism fueled Johnson’s pursuit of an education. In the ensuing years, Johnson would go online and teach himself algebra and geometry and study for hours on end, absorbing everything he could. The months of studying paid off when Johnson passed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) at Des Moines Area Community College and earned a acceptance letter to Iowa State in October 2014. …"
Thursday, March 21, 2019
College culinary students show off pork skills
KMA Land
"In early March, the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) hosted the Student Taste of Elegance at the Iowa Culinary Institute on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. Eleven teams from five different colleges and universities competed in the contest. …"
Thursday, March 21, 2019
College students put culinary skills to test in IPPA Taste of Elegance
National Hog Farmer
"Eleven teams from five different colleges and universities recently put their culinary skills to the test during the Iowa Pork Producers Association's Student Taste of Elegance. The event was held at the Iowa Culinary Institute on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny.  …"
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Perry School Board hears presentation from PHS Building Trades Department
Boone News Republican
"“There’s a lot of good energy,” Superintendent Clark Wicks said of meetings between the school, the City of Perry, Perry Economic Development and Des Moines Area Community College. Morman said they are working with DMACC about the possibility of having the construction class be a dual credit class. …"
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Dallas Center-Grimes, area students get a first-hand look at becoming an EMT
Dallas County News
"The career day was sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Academy and around 30 students from surrounding …"
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
DMACC will add armed security guards on campuses this fall
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College will have armed security officers patrolling its central Iowa campuses this fall. The community college made the …"
Friday, March 08, 2019
DMACC could get armed retired cops on campuses
We Are Iowa
"ANKENY - It's all in the name of prevention. That's what Des Moines Area Community College officials are saying tonight about their proposed plan to …"
Thursday, March 07, 2019
District director of curriculum presents proposed CTE programs
Ames Tribune
"Risner said using DMACC for concurrent enrollment is beneficial, not only for students in pathways, but for the cost of school districts to offer the …"
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
New apprenticeship program helps Osceola’s Miller Products Co. build stronger future
Osceola Sentinal-Tribuen
"Following Department of Labor guidelines and working with DMACC, Miller currently has two employees working their way through the CNC Operator …"
Monday, March 04, 2019
Three Apollo astronauts to appear at DMACC for Innovation Week
RadioIowa
"July will mark the 50th anniversary of what’s considered humankind’s greatest scientific achievement, landing a man on the moon. To honor the landmark, Des Moines Area Community College is bringing in three Apollo astronauts to speak in a single panel this week. …"
Monday, March 04, 2019
DMACC Welcomes Record-Setting Apollo 15 Astronaut, Al Worden, To Carroll
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is celebrating ciWeek, or Celebrate! Innovation Week, and the college’s Carroll campus joined in by welcoming former astronaut, Al Worden, to speak. …"
Friday, March 01, 2019
CiWeek Leaps to DMACC West Des Moines for 10 Year Anniversary
WHO TV
"The theme for CiWeek 10 is “Small Steps to Giant Leaps." It is referencing the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Chief Administration Officer West Des Moines DMACC Anthony Paustian said the event-filled week is celebrating all types of accomplishments. …"
Friday, March 01, 2019
He inspired the movie 'Chef.' Now he's traveling to Iowa to give cooking demonstrations at DMACC.
Des Moines Register
"A celebrity chef known for helping inspire the Jon Favreau movie "Chef" in 2014 will make his way to DMACC to give a cooking demonstration. …"
Friday, March 01, 2019
Artist Profile: Simon Estes, Legendary Bass-Baritone
OperaNotes
"Moreover, he has been a professor at such universities as the Des Moines Area Community College and Wartburg College, among others. …"
February 2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
FREE ciWeek to include a panel of Apollo astronauts!
WHO Radio
"Tony Paustian with the DMACC ciWeek (Celebrate Innovation Week) joined Van and Bonnie in the studio to talk about the FREE event at the DMACC West Campus at 5959 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines! Randi Zuckerberg (Mark Zukerberg's sister - who invented Facebook Live), Dr. James Hansen (author and movie co-producer of "First Man"), Roy Choi (Celebrity Chef), Jerry Greenfield (co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream), a panel of Apollo Astronauts and many more will be speaking! Get all the information you need at www.ciWeekExperience.com. You can hear the entire interview with Tony here... …"
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
DMACC Discovery Days Gives Students Opportunity To Explore Different Career Paths
cbc online
"More than 100 student from Carroll, Ar-We-Va and Glidden Ralston High Schools visited the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus Tuesday to participate in Career Discovery Days. Students were split up into seven career pathways and toured …"
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Two Year Degree Programs May Fill Remaning Employment Gap
KIOW
"The Iowa governor’s “Future Ready” initiative includes a higher-education credential for 70% of all state residents by 2025, compared to the current 58%. Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson says too many Iowans still don’t access the educational opportunities in their own backyard.  …"
Friday, February 22, 2019
World-Record-Holding Astronaut To Address Public At DMACC
cbc online
"A once-in-a-lifetime experience will be coming to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus on Monday, March 4 with a special presentation from astronaut, Al Worden. Worden was the Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot from July 26 to Aug. 7, 1971. He is a world-record-holding astronaut, having completed the …"
Friday, February 22, 2019
'Carroll is lucky' Its child care center has been an important element of the community's economic success
The Gazette
"Indeed, young professionals in town agree. Teresa Friesen, 32, an instructor of human services, sociology and psychology for the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Carroll, said the center is one of the reasons why she and her husband Corey, a physical therapist, choose to live there. …"
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Krafcisin finds his happy place
KCCI
"BOONE, Iowa —Three hundred wins and counting for basketball legend Steve Krafcisin. …"
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
‘As it is in Heaven’ to be shown at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"“As It Is in Heaven,” a 2004 Swedish film that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2005 Academy Awards, will be shown at noon and again at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 118 at Newton DMACC. Shown in connection with DMACC’s “Year of Sweden” project …"
Sunday, February 17, 2019
This Kalona home-based office carries a global impact
Iowa City Press Citizen
"“They have almost zero females in these vocational schools in Georgia,” says Curt.  “They learned a lot from DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College) which now has 55 percent females.” …"
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Court Reporting and Captioning Week in Iowa
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is the only college or university in Iowa and the entire Midwest to offer Court Reporting. The DMACC Newton Campus will be hosting an …"
January 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Applications For Local Ag Scholarship Fund Are Now Available
cbc online
"Nathan Vonname is majoring in ag science and animal science studies at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny. …"
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Building issues may force public works to seek other options
Newton Daily News
"Moving forward with Rhone’s plan has an advantage, Chapé said, for the city and its continued partnership with Des Moines Area Community College, which owns the collection of Maytag buildings known as Legacy Plaza. In favor of a solution, Chapé liked the “workflow efficiencies” created from the park shop conversion and is also concerned of the safety of staff in the event of a tornado, stating that she prays it will not happen. …"
Monday, January 28, 2019
DMACC Focuses on Football, Race for Black History Month
Public News Service
"Talent on the gridiron combined with race is the focus of a Tuesday presentation at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Saturday, January 26, 2019
This week in local government
Ames Tribune
"The other groups partnering in the project are Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University. …"
Friday, January 25, 2019
Iowa youth leaders named at Iowa Pork Congress
National Hog Farmer
"Grau is a former state FFA officer and is now a student at Des Moines Area Community College. The daughter of Shannon Grau-Quail and the late Gordon Grau of Newell also plans to attend ISU in the fall and study agriculture and life science education. Her plan is to teach high school ag education. …"
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Walmart says its Iowa truck drivers can make $87,500 — more than the average accountant
Des Moines Register
"While the figures may seem high at first glance, Walmart's average pay of $87,500 isn't out of line with what drivers can earn elsewhere, said Dave Pfiffner, director of the transportation institute at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CADC Director Outlines Priorities And Funding Gaps For Next Fiscal Year
CBC Online
"The CADC is taking what they have learned and partners with school districts and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to address workforce issues …"
Friday, January 18, 2019
Assistant director chosen for DMACC's Evelyn K. Davis Center
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines Area Community College has announced that Joy Esposito has been chosen as the new assistant director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, …"
Friday, January 18, 2019
Community Foundation grants $450,000 to community projects
Community Foundation Greater Des Moines
"A $250,000 Leadership Grant will support the Evelyn K. Davis Center’s (EKD) relocation to a larger facility, in the same neighborhood, that will allow for expansion of services and an increase in the number of clients served annually. The new space also allows for additional collaborations and partnerships. …"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Here are the top 5 priorities for Iowa's largest economic development group in 2019
Des Moines Register
"To fill that 10 percent gap, the Partnership will expand its Code DSM Academy, a 150-hour course that teaches students how to code. It was developed with Des Moines Area Community College last year. Both organizations spent 2018 building the program's curriculum and recruiting students. …"
Monday, January 14, 2019
These Are the Least Expensive Community Colleges in Every State
Reader's Digest
"A public school in Ankeny, Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College with has an in-state annual tuition of $4,530 and out-of-state tuition of $9,060. The school offers degrees and certificates in …"
Monday, January 14, 2019
ISU engineering student co-produces Jan. 20 musical in grassroots effort
Iowa State University News Service
"Antropov first studied liberal arts at Iowa State, then design. He took several years off to work, but became interested in school again and joined a friend in enrolling at Des Moines Area Community College. “I started to value education more,” he said. “Then I came back to ISU as a transfer student.” …"
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Fundraising campaign for proposed Healthy Life Center nearing deadline
Ames Tribune
"The other groups are Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University. …"
Friday, January 04, 2019
"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential
Des Moines Partnership
"The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2018 Board of Directors was named the #1 Most Influential Board by the Des Moines Business Record’s “Book of Lists.” The list is voted on by Business Record readers, and was announced at the “Book of Lists” unveiling party last night. The following Partnership Board Members have been named to the “Most Influential Business Leaders” list or the “Business Leaders You Should Know” list... Rob Denson, Des Moines Area Community College …"
December 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
DMACC Perry hires new heavy-hitters for spring classes
The Perry News
"Local high schools provide some DMACC courses within their buildings at no cost to the high school students, and in addition the DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry delivers a wide variety of courses for students from the Adel-De Soto-Minburn, Dallas Center-Grimes, Panorama, Perry and Woodward-Granger community school districts. …"
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Farm Data and Systems Should be Cyber Secure
Hoosier Ag Today
"Having access to data in the cloud over various devices is king, according to Jeremy Hoffmann, Chair of the Cyber Security Program at Des Moines Area Community College. But he says there is a problem. …"
Monday, December 24, 2018
Roots nourished in FFA, 4-H keep Stine grounded in optimism
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
"At the Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus, there is an FFA Enrichment Center that Harry Stine and Stine Seed made a reality about 10 years ago. …"
Friday, December 21, 2018
Reasnor woman appointed to Iowa Prison Industry Advisory board
Newton Daily News
"A Reasnor woman has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Prison Industries Advisory Board, an organization dedicated to giving inmates the skills they need to find and succeed in employment after they’ve served their sentence. Megan Ellsworth, an instructor at Des Moines Area Community College, has experience working with inmates and looks forward to bringing new ideas toward helping them gain the skills they need. …"
Friday, December 14, 2018
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Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa has a unique problem – it's the only region in the country where job openings outnumber unemployed job seekers. Advocates of community college say they could help fill that gap if more students considered a two-year degree. …"
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
DMACC’s automotive program partners with Subaru
Newton Daily News
"DMACC’s automotive department has announced a new a partnership with Subaru, called Subaru-U. …"
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Evelyn K. Davis Center to relocate, expand in downtown Des Moines; C Fresh Market to grow
Des Moines Register
"A touted downtown Des Moines organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income and blue-collar families in central Iowa will be moving.  …"
Friday, December 07, 2018
DMACC partners with Greater Des Moines Partnership to create coding education program
Dairy and Milk
"The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are partnering on a new coding education program for adults called Code DSM. The 15-week program—which is being described as a “code academy”—is designed to help working adults learn important STEM skills to meet the demands of the workforce. …"
November 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Indianola Schools Happy to Provide Courses with College Credit
KNIA/KRLS
"The Indianola School Board reviewed the concurrent college-credit class list at their most recent meeting, approving the courses available through a partnership with DMACC. The classes are available either at Indianola High School or at the DMACC campus. Superintendent Art Sathoff tells KNIA News offering college credits is as important as ever. …"
Monday, November 19, 2018
Ames two-sport star signs with Bears
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Courtney of Ames High School signed national letters of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College and play both women’s basketball and volleyball. …"
Saturday, November 17, 2018
DMACC Office at Knoxville City Hall Available for FAFSA Assistance
KNIA/KRLS
"Application assistance is available through Andrea Gotta at the DMACC office in Knoxville City Hall. You can contact her for more information at 641-840-2026 or at ajgotta@dmacc.edu …"
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Coaching legend Knight headlines DMACC fundraiser
Ames Tribune
"Legendary former basketball coach Bobby Knight spoke during a Q & A session to a full-house at Boulder Inn & Suites to help raise funds for DMACC Athletics and Foundation. …"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
DMACC celebrates 25 years in Newton
Newton Daily News
"This week, a well-known educational institution in Newton is celebrating its existence in the area for two-and-half decades. Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with a special ribbon cutting and re-dedication ceremony Thursday. …"
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Bobby Knight treats DMACC, Boone to entertaining evening
KCCI
"Bobby Knight is a legend in Indiana, but his most recent work is in Iowa. The former Indiana basketball coach has helped DMACC with coaching videos, and spent Wednesday evening in Boone to speak at the DMACC Athletics and Foundation fundraiser. …"
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Bergman’s ‘Persona’ to be screened at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"“Persona,” the acclaimed 1966 film directed by Academy Award-winning director Ingmar Bergman, will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday at DMACC in Room 118 and is open to the public. …"
Friday, November 09, 2018
DMACC One Of Five Iowa Colleges Offering Programs To Help Staff Repay Student Debt
cbc online
"Five Iowa colleges have launched new resources to assist professors, administrators and other employees with repayment of their student debt. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Grand View University, Iowa Wesleyan University, St. Ambrose University and Wartburg College have partnered with Aspire Resources, Inc. as some of the first national employers to offer these solutions as a way to attract and retain talent in today’s highly competitive workforce. …"
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Newton students lunch with the DMACC president
Newton Daily News
"These Newton student recently had lunch with DMACC President Rob Denson …"
Sunday, November 04, 2018
Local Teams Enjoy Success at Knowledge Bowl
KNIA/KRLS
"Local teams had success at the recent Iowa Knowledge Bowl. ... competition was held at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny; the DMACC …"
October 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018
Community Collaboration
viewfinder
"The Grand View theater department is teaming up with the Des Moines Area Community College theater for the production of “Ghost Bike.” Ghost Bike was written by Laura Jacqmin and is loosely based on the Greek mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice. It is a story about Ora and Eddie who are best friends and ride their bikes all over the city of Chicago. The story travels deep within the city. …"
Monday, October 29, 2018
New Criminal Justice building under construction at DMACC
Radio Iowa
"Work is now underway on a new building on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Ankeny that will serve as a training ground for crime scene investigators. …"
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Children, families attend DMACC’s STEM Festival
Dallas County News
"Alex Stoianov, 7, of Waukee shows his excitement as he and DMACC Surgical Technology Professor John Hadley operate via a laparoscopic surgical simulator at the STEM Festival held on the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, October 26, 2018
Microsoft Datacenter Academy coming to DMACC's West Des Moines campus
Des Moines Register
"Microsoft is working with a local community college to bring the Microsoft Datacenter Academy, a first-of-its-kind program in the region, to the Midwest. The center, at DMACC's West Des Moines campus, will educate and train students to work data centers jobs that are growing throughout central Iowa. It is the fourth such academy in the nation. …"
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
DMACC unveils plans for a criminal justice training facility in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College unveiled plans Wednesday for a criminal justice training facility at its Ankeny campus.  The facility is meant to provide criminal justice students a space to learn crime scene processing, said Scott Ocken, …"
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
DMACC Breaks Ground on Innovative New Criminal Justice Facility
WHO TV
"Leaders at DMACC hope the newest addition to their Ankeny campus will be the scene of many hundreds of crime for years to come. …"
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Area Schools Prepare for Iowa Knowledge Bowl
KNIA/KRLS
"The competition will take place at Des Moines Area Community College on Thursday in Ankeny; the DMACC Honors Program sponsors this annual competition, which matches up teams from around the state in a contest covering a variety of subjects. …"
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Estes' presence elicits applause
Ottumwa Courier
"Estes is currently a voice instructor with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Iowa candidates for governor face off in first debate
Marshalltown Times-Republican
"Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell traded barbs Wednesday over the state budget and privatization of the Medicaid program as they met on a debate stage for the first time. Reynolds aggressively challenged Hubbell, interrupting him and moderators several times to get her points across during the debate held at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Saluting local developers
Newton Daily News
"Held Wednesday at the DMACC Newton Conference Center, NDC’s “Salute to Business & Industry” event acknowledged the award recipients and their respected work. The showcase also allowed representatives — Julia Prendergast of Newton Elite Properties, LLC and DMACC Newton Campus Provost Joe DeHart with DMACC Business Resources Executive Director Kim Didier — to conduct presentations about their history, progress and upcoming developments. …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Reynolds and Hubbell in Contentious Debate
Iowa Public Radio
"Excitement ran high outside the debate venue on the Ankeny Campus of Des Moines Area Community College, where competing crowds chanted in …"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Leaders honored for manufacturing
Newton Daily News
"Leaders in Iowa manufacturing, including Thombert, Inc. President Richard Davidson and Des Moines Area Community College's Business …"
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Everything you need to know about the Gov. Kim Reynolds vs. Fred Hubbell debate
Des Moines Register
"The one-hour debate, hosted by the Des Moines Register and KCCI-TV, was held on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny …"
Friday, October 05, 2018
DMACC Program Encourages People to Get Back Into Workforce
WHO TV
"A program at Des Moines Area Community College is supporting people looking for a career change, are unemployed, or are at or below the poverty level. DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy is a tuition-assistance program for short-term certificates. …"
Friday, October 05, 2018
DMACC Program Encourages People to Get Back Into Workforce
WHO TV
"A program at Des Moines Area Community College is supporting people looking for a career change, are unemployed, or are at or below the poverty level. DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy is a tuition-assistance program for short-term certificates. …"
Monday, October 01, 2018
New BCycle Station Gives DMACC Students Additional Transportation to Campus
WHO TV
"DES MOINES, Iowa – Des Moines Area Community College is unveiling a new form of transportation for its students at the Urban Campus. On Monday, the campus celebrates the arrival of a BCycle rental station. It can hold up to 11 bikes at a time. DMACC Urban Campus Provost Anne Howsare Boyens said it costs $3 to use a rental bike for a half hour. …"
September 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Panel of Apollo astronauts to be featured at ciWeek 10
Des Moines Register
"A panel of Apollo astronauts be in central Iowa this upcoming spring.  The astronauts will speak at the annual "Celebrate! Innovation Week," the Des Moines Area Community College and the Greater Des Moines Partnership announced Thursday.  …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
Albia High School hosts Simon Estes in October
Ottumwa Courier
"Estes currently teaches at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines and Ankeny. …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
DMACC Urban Campus to open BCycle station
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Urban Campus will celebrate the opening of the new Urban Campus BCycle Rental Station, funded by United Way of Central Iowa, on Monday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the south lawn of Building 1. The Urban Campus station will increase the transportation options for DMACC students, staff …"
Friday, September 28, 2018
Students from Des Moines Area Community College’s Boone campus are going to NASA
Ames Tribune
"Three of DMACC’s Boone campus students have been selected to travel to NASA’s Langley Research Center this fall. These students will participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) onsite experience. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
DMACC professor installed as director of National Court Reporters Association
Newton Daily News
"Cathy Penniston, an instructor in the Realtime Court Reporting at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, was recently chosen by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Board to serve as its Director for a two-year term. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Iowa Sculpture Festival switches up event for this weekend
Newton Daily News
"“From Their Hands: The Artists’ Playbook” will feature at least nine artists and their sculpted artwork. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Legacy Plaza in building 16, 403 W. Fourth St. N. in Newton. …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Yamanashi Dental Hygiene College students visit DMACC
Newton Daily News
"DMACC second-year dental hygiene student Kenzie Cogley of Colfax, left, cleans the teeth of fellow second year dental hygiene student Elaina ... …"
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Constitution Day at Newton DMACC
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is hosting a Constitution Day event at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday in room 118 at the Newton Campus. The event will include a panel discussion with …"
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
DMACC Culinary Institute gets national accreditation
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Iowa Culinary Institute has received a grant of accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission …"
Monday, September 17, 2018
DMACC Facebook Course Full Within First 12 Hours of Enrollment
WHO-TV
"ANKENY, Iowa – Des Moines Area Community College is partnering with Facebook as part of a program to train over one million people across the United States about the digital world. …"
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
DMACC opens enrollment for Facebook and digital marketing certificate
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has opened enrollment for its new Facebook and Digital Marketing Certificate. The certificate program is part of Facebook’s initiative to train 1 million people across the U.S. by 2020; the company has partnered with DMACC to arm individuals and small businesses with social media and digital marketing skills. Facebook has made an additional investment to the community by awarding …"
Monday, September 10, 2018
Planning for College? Avoid the 6 year money trap.
Des Moines Register
"For example, the highly respected DMACC Career Advantage Program in the Des Moines area offers high school students the opportunity to earn up to a semester of college credit while in high school in areas like accounting, business administration, computer programming, criminal justice, cybersecurity, fire science, health occupations, graphic design, etc. …"
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Iowa State part of $10 million effort to encourage a diverse faculty in STEM fields
Iowa State University
"To help with those and other issues in community college classrooms, the Iowa State researchers will work with UCLA and UTEP to build regional collaborations that include teaching workshops, awareness events and mentoring opportunities. Initially, Iowa State’s collaboration will include the University of Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College, Kirkwood Community College and Iowa Valley Community College. …"
August 2018
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Gezellig Brewing Company Heading to Newton
KNIA/KRLS
"The Gezellig Brewing Company will be leasing space at Legacy Plaza on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Newton Campus to start their first craft-beer and craft-soda brewing operation. …"
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Pella-based brewers to develop Newton taproom in Legacy Plaza
Newton Daily News
"Gezellig Brewing Company, a microbrewery and taproom, will be the newest addition to the vacant commercial spaces in the former Maytag corporate headquarters buildings now owned by the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Newton Campus. …"
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
IN DEPTH: DMACC HiSET Class in Knoxville
KNIA/KRLS
"Did life get in the way and you fail to complete high school? There’s an opportunity coming up to fix that. If you want it. Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Linda Goode, with DMACC. …"
Monday, August 27, 2018
Rich Higgins named as new Ames Fire Chief
Iowa State Daily
"Higgins earned an associates degree from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny, a bachelor's degree from Upper Iowa University in Fayette and a masters degree in public administration from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. …"
Saturday, August 25, 2018
DMACC High School Equivalency Classes Start Soon
KNIA/KRLS
"Fall classes run by DMACC begin on September 4th for those who lack a high school diploma. Linda Goode with DMACC tells KNIA/KRLS News it will be hard work, but if you want to attain a high school equivalency this is the place to be because there will be people from all age ranges, all education levels, and people from all walks of life coming for many different reasons and as long as you work hard DMACC will do everything they can to help. The classes will take place at the Marion County Extension Office in Knoxville, and anyone over the age of 17 is welcome. …"
Thursday, August 23, 2018
DMACC receives big donation for new Auto Tech Center
Radio Iowa
"A big donation is helping Des Moines Area Community college expand its Automotive Technology program. DMACC Rob Denson says the current auto facility on the Ankeny campus was built in 1980 and is outdated. A gift presented to the school Wednesday will help double the size of DMACC’s Auto Tech Center. Carl Moyer, owner of Karl Chevrolet, announced his family is donating $1 million to the $12 million project. …"
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Karl Chevrolet donates $1 million to expand DMACC's automotive facility in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College will renovate and expand the Automotive Technology Center at its Ankeny campus after receiving a $1 million donation from Carl and Penny Moyer, owners of Karl Chevrolet …"
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
DMACC Small Business Awards announces five honorees
Business Record
"The annual DMACC Small Business Awards has announced five 2018 winners, to be recognized at the annual  awards ceremony on Sept. 13. Proceeds from the event, which includes dinner and live music, will support scholarships for the DMACC Entrepreneurship program. This year’s winners are: …"
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Facebook is going back to college
Tech Crunch
"While it completes training programs for Facebook and Unity, Pathstream is building out a network of colleges that will offer the curriculum to students. Recently, Facebook announced that Pathstream will be offering digital marketing certificates at Central New Mexico Community College and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Iowa State Fair hires its own armed police force
Des Moines register
"Most private enforcement in Iowa involves security officers who are not certified and cannot arrest people, said Steve Martin, professor of criminal justice at Des Moines Area Community College. Across the country, there are 800,000 employed public police officers and 2 million security guards and privately hired officers, Martin said. …"
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Area Fair Queens participate in annual Iowa State Fair Queen contest
Times Republican
"Green, 19, is the daughter of Lisa and Loren Green of State Center. She just completed her freshmen year at DMACC. Her plan is to get a business degree from DMACC and transfer to Iowa State University for agricultural education. …"
Friday, August 10, 2018
Live at the Iowa State Fair with DMACC
We are Iowa
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Friday, August 10, 2018
Carrollfest Organizers Promising A “Party” In The Park On Saturday
cbc online
"This Saturday is a fun-filled, family-friendly combination of two very special events, with the free Kids’ Health & Safety Fair at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) parking lot …"
Sunday, August 05, 2018
What Snapchat can and can't do to help find Mollie Tibbetts
Des Moines Register
"Investigators looking for a missing person will search for certain details in a photo posted on social media, including where it was taken and by whom, said Steve Martin, professor of criminal justice at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus. …"
Thursday, August 02, 2018
United Way of Central Iowa receives $1.5 million grant
We are Iowa
"Partners involved in the project include Des Moines Area Community College, Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, …"
July 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Three Area Wineries Earn Medals at Competition
The Missourian
"Area wineries won awards at the 12th annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Ankeny, Iowa. …"
Friday, July 27, 2018
On-demand education needs to focus more on lower-skilled workers.
Slate
"When Julie VanCleave was laid off from Maytag a decade ago, as the appliance manufacturer pulled all of its operations out of Newton, Iowa, she was anxious about what was next. For nearly two decades, she had worked as a secretary. She lacked a college degree. She was 50 years old. And now she was expected to go back to school with students half her age to get retraining for a new career. “I was the only one in my class with white hair,” she recalls about the courses she took at Des Moines Area Community College for a management degree. …"
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
These are the fastest-growing jobs in Iowa — and how much they pay
Des Moines Register
"While they can inform decision-making, the government figures only go so far, said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. "Those lists are well-educated guesses," he said, "but they're just projections." And the demand for certain occupations can vary across the state. Denson said employers in the Des Moines metro most often express need for truck drivers, welders, information technology workers and nurses. "Those are the areas we get the biggest push for all the time from DMACC-area employers," he said. "It’s been consistent even through the recession. Those jobs have been almost recession-proof." …"
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Local Professors Weigh In on Historic Week of US-Russia Elections
WHO TV 13
"Paul Byrd teaches U.S. history, Russian history, and national government at DMACC in Ankeny.  He says what happened in Helsinki was a departure from the history books. …"
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Iowa Chef Recounts a Life in Food
Public News Service
"An Iowa chef who has taught thousands of students the difference between trussing and tossing over the past 43 years is in his final weeks with the Iowa Culinary Institute. Executive Chef Robert Anderson at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently was recognized by the Iowa House of Representatives for his leadership at the school. The 68-year-old Anderson says the advent of television cooking shows changed what kind of students came to study at the institute because they knew what they wanted to achieve as a chef and he could help prepare them. …"
Saturday, July 14, 2018
DMACC holds Wild Wild West 3-on-3 basketball tournament
Boone News Republican
"DMACC will be holding its annual 3-on-3 Wild West basketball tournament on Saturday, July 28, to help raise scholarship money for the DMACC West Campus students. …"
Friday, July 13, 2018
Iowa Business Council, Fareway kick off economic development forums in Boone next week
Ames Tribune
"The first “Vision to Vitality” forum, set to be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. July 17 in Boone’s Des Moines Area Community College theater, will be hosted by Fareway CEO Reynolds Cramer and will feature Ames Chamber of Commerce president …"
Friday, July 13, 2018
'I'm so lucky and blessed': Portage's Buster Battreall gives up basketball, becomes nationally known with Ford Models
Chicago Tribune
"That disappeared about a year later while he was in the middle of Iowa cornfields, playing at Des Moines Area Community College... “While I was home, my mom was insistent on me going to an open call in Chicago to see a modeling agency,” he said. “So I reluctantly went, got picked out of a bunch of guys, and that was that.” …"
Thursday, July 12, 2018
DMACC, Purdue Global partner in bachelor’s program for nursing
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College and Purdue University Global have announced an innovative partnership to help students easily transfer into Purdue Global’s health sciences and nursing online bachelor’s degree programs and potentially enter the workforce faster. …"
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Molly Jacobsen honored by DMACC board of directors
Dallas County News
"Jacobsen herself received the NJCAA Division Two Female Athlete of the Year Award and was presented the award by DMACC athletic director BJ McGinn. …"
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Kannon Burrage joins Des Moines Area Community College basketball coaching staff
Dispatch-Argus
"Kannon Burrage knew the day would come when playing the game of basketball for a living would come to an end. He also knew that being a part of the game was something in which he sees no end. Nearly one year after the United Township graduate called it quits as a professional player, Burrage is back in the game as an assistant coach at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
June 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Ingle joins DMACC coaching staff
Boone News Republican
"Caitlin Ingle, a former Drake University women’s basketball standout, joined the Des Moines Area Community College women’s coaching staff as an assistant. Ingle replaces Ellie Paciorek, who is leaving the staff because she and her husband are expecting their second child and because she has enrolled in the DMACC nursing program. …"
Thursday, June 21, 2018
DMACC Rolls Back Tuition Increase for Upcoming School Year
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College drops its tuition increase by one dollar for upcoming school year. DMACC President Rob Denson said the one dollar rollback comes from state legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds signing a reduced tuition increase for community colleges. …"
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Iowa Automobile Dealer Foundation Scholarship
The Mapleton Press
"The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Jordan Goslar of Mapleton. Mac's Chevrolet in Mapleton recommended Goslar for the scholarship. Goslar, a 2018 graduate of MVAOCOU High School, plans to enroll in the GM ASEP program at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Final design revealed for DMACC Greenspace
Newton Daily News
"A final concept plan for the DMACC Greenspace, filled with wide walkways, shade structures, a theater screen and a performance stage, among many features, was presented to the Newton City Council on Monday.  …"
Monday, June 18, 2018
DMACC tuition rate staying put
We Are Iowa
"While state universities have increased tuition rates for next year, Des Moines Area Community College is keeping their rates the same. DMACC is set to remain at $156 per cred hour, which won't fluctuate despite rising education costs at public colleges and universities statewide. The new rate will be $156 per credit hour, rather than $157, and remains the lowest tuition and fees of any college or university in the State. …"
Friday, June 15, 2018
DMACC reduces tuition increase by $1 per credit hour
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced it will roll back its tuition increase by $1 per credit hour for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year that starts on July 1. The board had earlier approved a $6 per credit hour increase for in-state tuition rate and $12 increase out-of-state tuition rate. With the amended tuition, the new rate will be $156 per credit hour for in-state students rather than $157, which DMACC said remains the lowest tuition and fees of any college or university in the state. …"
Friday, June 15, 2018
Iowa News Headlines Friday, June 15, 2018
KMA Land
"Des Moines Area Community College is rolling back its tuition increase by one-dollar per credit hour for the 2019 fiscal year that begins July 1st. Officials say the new rate will be 156-dollars per credit hour which remains the lowest tuition and fees of any college or university in the state of Iowa. …"
Thursday, June 14, 2018
DMACC rolls back tuition increase
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will rollback its tuition increase by $1 per credit hour for the upcoming 2019 fiscal year that starts on July 1. The new rate will be $156 per credit hour, …"
Thursday, June 14, 2018
High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook now available
Business Record
"Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, with representatives of Vermeer Corp., the Career Academy of Pella and Des Moines Area Community College, on Tuesday introduced the new High School Registered Apprenticeship Playbook in Pella. …"
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
DMACC receives national military award
Newton Daily News
"Recipients have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices, including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve. This is the highest level award that may be bestowed by an …"
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Governor unveils apprenticeship 'playbook'
The Gazette
"The work was done in consultation with other regional employers, school districts and governmental agencies, such as Iowa’s STEM Advisory Council, Future Ready Iowa, the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship in Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Facebook Plans to Team Up With 15 Community Colleges. What Will That Entail?
The Chronicle of Higher Education
"In the past six weeks it has announced partnerships with Des Moines Area Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, and Greenville Technical College, in South Carolina; on Friday it unveiled two more, at Bunker Hill and Roxbury Community Colleges, both in Massachusetts. …"
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Facebook’s efforts will bolster tech skills training in Greater Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"To support these efforts locally, Facebook is partnering with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to develop a new Digital Marketing Certificate program. DMACC is only the second higher education institution in the country to offer such a program, which will include courses in digital marketing and social media strategy for enrolled students.  …"
Monday, June 11, 2018
New programs hope to train small businesses in the use of social media
Radio Iowa
"Last week, Facebook announced a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to develop a new Digital Marketing Certificate program. …"
Thursday, June 07, 2018
IN DEPTH: DMACC Opportunities
KNIA/KRLS
"DMACC continues to provide educational opportunities to area residents. Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Rob Denson, President of the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Documentary highlights special bond between Kosovo, Iowa
KCCI
"Kosovo is also set to build its first community college, modeled after the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Rethinking retail: Once-maligned industry aims to lure career-minded workers
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College offers a certificate program in retail management that helps students develop those areas, said Elizabeth Crandon, a management and human resource management professor who works with the certificate program. Students completing the program often combine it with another program at DMACC, she said. And many have the aim to start a small business. One student who was working in a women’s clothing store focused on digital marketing at the community college and went on to create a digital presence for her employer’s two locations. “The program gives students the skills and advanced knowledge to look for the opportunities and a ladder in full-time employment,” she said. Having a background in human resources, management, hiring, creating a budget and marketing gives those retail workers an advantage in moving up in a company, she said. …"
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Facebook Community College
Inside Higher Ed
"And that includes partnering with two-year institutions such as Des Moines Area Community College, which was announced this week, Greenville Technical College, which was announced last week, and Central New Mexico Community College, which was announced last month. …"
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Thirty-two student-athletes collect 2018 NJCAA DII All-America honors
NFCA
"Moines Area Community College (DMACC), who took home third at the NJCAA DII tournament, had four student-athletes recognized …"
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Facebook, Google offering tech, career courses
Education Dive
"Facebook recently announced partnerships with two-year institutions Des Moines Area Community College, …"
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Facebook teams up with Des Moines Community College
Siouxland Proud
"Facebook is teaming up with a community college in Iowa to offer a certificate program in digital marketing.  The school's president says it could help some students get into the world of information technology.  "We kind of used it as a platform to launch our business and idea in the community before we opened four years ago. We use Facebook advertising, we like to engage with our customers," says Julie Nitchie, Business Owner. Both Facebook and DMACC are proud to announce something the social media giant and community college first started discussing about a month ago. Dmacc president Rob Denson says when you consider the ever widening foot print Facebook has in central Iowa, their partnership is a no brainer. …"
Monday, June 04, 2018
Facebook chooses Iowa college for rare digital marketing education partnership
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is teaming up with the globe's ultimate social media giant. Facebook is partnering with DMACC to enhance and update the school's digital marketing certificate program with additional resources and curriculum changes, the company announced Monday. The school is just the second accredited college (joining Central New Mexico) to be partnered with Facebook in this manner …"
Monday, June 04, 2018
Facebook, DMACC partner up for new certificate program
KCCI
"Facebook announced that it will partner with Des Moines Area Community College to establish a digital marketing certificate program. …"
Monday, June 04, 2018
Local Small Business Owners Learn About Using Facebook for Business
WHO TV
"Facebook kicked off its free community boost event on Monday, announcing a new digital marketing certificate program with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, June 04, 2018
Facebook, DMACC to offer new joint digital marketing certification
Business Record
"Facebook and Des Moines Area Community College will soon offer the Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate to DMACC students, representatives announced at a policy and small-business roundtable with Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend this morning …"
Monday, June 04, 2018
Facebook Community Boost Brings New Digital Marketing Certificate Program to Des Moines Area Community College
Facebook Newsroom
"While Community Boost in Des Moines will last for about a week, we’d like Iowans to have access to training and resources long after the event ends. That’s why we’re happy to partner with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to announce a new Digital Marketing Certificate Program. DMACC joins Central New Mexico Community College to be the first two institutions of higher education in the country to offer this program, which will include courses in digital marketing and social media strategy for enrolled students. …"
May 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
MidAmerican will be first to create enough wind energy to cover 100% of consumer use
Des Moines Register
"Students from Des Moines Area Community College climb a wind turbine as part of their class to become technicians …"
Monday, May 28, 2018
Ninety-three student-athletes named to 2018 NFCA NJCAA Division II All-Region teams
NFCA
"Four more schools- CCBC-Cantonsville, Des Moines Area Community College (Midwest), Iowa Lakes Community College (Midwest), Itawamba Community College (South) and Pitt Community College (East)- placed four on the two teams. …"
Thursday, May 24, 2018
High school students get jumpstart on college
Des Moines Register
" Sickels, who will study kinesiology and play softball, took language and composition as well as psychology through the Advanced Placement (AP) program, plus Spanish, finite math and statistics at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, May 24, 2018
DMACC to pilot college introduction course for Spanish-speaking students
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College will pilot a Spanish-language section of its required course, “The College Experience," this fall. New students at DMACC are required to take the course during their first semester of most academic programs. The course aims to promote college success by familiarizing students with academic resources, connecting them with the DMACC community and teaching life skills. The pilot is an effort to provide …"
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
DMACC softball finishes third nationally
Boone News-Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team capped the most successful season in school history with a third-place finish in the NJCAA Division II Championship at Clinton, Miss. DMACC was making its fifth consecutive appearance in the event and its sixth in the past seven years. …"
Monday, May 21, 2018
Pella teen earns associate degree before finishing high school
KCCI
"A central Iowa high school student recently earned her associate degree before completing high school, a feat that no other student in Pella has ever accomplished. On May 2, Erica Nossaman graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with a liberal arts degree while she was still attending Pella High School. …"
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Southeast Polk senior earns two college degrees before graduating high school
Des Moines Register
"A Southeast Polk senior who will receive his high school diploma Memorial Day weekend has already walked across the graduation stage at Des Moines Area Community College twice. …"
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Harms' publisher role now includes Mitchell and Worthington
The Globe
"Joni Harms is taking on the publisher duties at the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D. This is in addition to her role as publisher of The Globe in Worthington. The Daily Republic’s publisher, Rory Palm, is moving to Wyoming to oversee a group of four daily newspapers. His last day was Friday. Harms attended Iowa State University and is a graduate of Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa. …"
Saturday, May 19, 2018
DMACC & Drake bounced from softball tournaments
KCCI
"In Clinton, MS, DMACC settled for a third-place finish in the NJCAA Semifinals. The Bears lost to Phoenix 1-0 to end the year 48-2. The Bears finish the year as ICCAC Champions, Region XI-A Champions, District H Champions, and World Series qualifiers. …"
Friday, May 18, 2018
DMACC softball team still alive at nationals
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team beat Louisiana State-Eunice 7-3 on Friday at the national junior college tournament. …"
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Paustian’s book wins fourth honor
Business Record
"Author and Des Moines Area Community College administrator Tony Paustian has received a fourth honor for his book, “A Quarter Million Steps: Creativity, Imagination and Leading Transformative Change,” after he was named a finalist for the international Eric Hoffer Literary Award. …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
DMACC softball heads to National Tournament
Boone News Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team will advance to the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship for the fifth consecutive season and the sixth time in the past seven seasons after sweeping a doubleheader from Dawson (Mont.) Community College in a Regional tournament held Thursday at Boone. …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Death isn't a dying industry, but Iowa funeral directors are becoming harder to find
Des Moines Register
"If a student received all education through Des Moines Area Community College's nationally accredited program, he or she could complete all …"
Monday, May 14, 2018
DMACC Foundation extends competition for $10,000 entrepreneurship grant
Business Record
"The deadline to submit applications for the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation $10,000 Entrepreneurship Competition has been extended, DMACC announced in a statement. The new deadline to submit an application is May 21 by 4 p.m. …"
Thursday, May 10, 2018
DMACC softball team dominates All-Region selections
Dallas County News
"The Iowa Community College Athlete Conference (ICCAC) announced the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II All-Region teams and special awards and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team dominated the selections. Eight members of the DMACC softball team earned first-team honors, two players were named to the second team and two players received honorable mention recognition. …"
Thursday, May 10, 2018
DMACC wins District title, advances to NJCAA World Series
KCCI
"The Bears softball team is off to the NJCAA World Series for the fifth year in a row after winning the District H Championship Thursday. …"
Monday, May 07, 2018
Educational Opportunities this summer at DMACC
We are Iowa
"Enrollment officer Rachel Erkkila stopped by Good Morning Iowa to talk about the educational opportunities being offered this summer at DMACC. DMACC is offering courses for anyone interested in furthering their education this summer. For more information or to sign up today visit their website and classes start May 22.  …"
Monday, May 07, 2018
How DMACC softball went from startup to standout
We are Iowa
"The DMACC softball team has gone from a startup to a standout. The Bears are 42-0 and fresh off a Region 11 championship. But how did they come so far in just six short years? …"
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Iowa State launches its first RN-to-BSN program
Des Moines Register
"This fall, Iowa State University will enroll its first-ever class of registered nurses seeking to earn a bachelor of science degree. Advocates hope the program will improve health care outcomes statewide....Franken subsequently earned her RN degree from Des Moines Area Community College and joined Mary Greeley in 1993. …"
Saturday, May 05, 2018
DMACC softball advances with a rout
Boone News Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team remained unbeaten and easily won its regional title with a 17-0 rout Saturday of Iowa Lakes. …"
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Newcomers learn language, life skills in course
Journal Express
"The Ukrainian-born grandmother is learning English in classes offered by Des Moines Area Community College in partnership with the Marion County Public Health Department. Early on a Thursday morning, her classmates are five adults from Somalia, and they’re impressed. …"
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Program Helps High School Students Get Jump Start on College
WHO-TV
"Correa will graduate from Valley High School later this month, but first she'll walk across another stage. "I'm going to graduate from DMACC with my Associate of Arts and my Associate of Science degrees," she said. She took dual credits in high school through the Career Advantage program at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
April 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wind turbine technician students use Iowa program to climb career ladder
Des Moines Register
"One of the country's most in-demand jobs can be found almost 300 feet in the air. Good money and a stable future can follow, all with a two-year degree. Des Moines Area Community College boasts one such program. …"
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Rep. Taylor helps recognize DMACC Chef Robert Anderson
Dallas County News
"DMACC Executive Chef Robert Anderson was recognized in a special ceremony by the Iowa House of Representatives on Monday afternoon. Anderson was recognized for his 43 years of world-renowned leadership at the Iowa Culinary Institute; for receiving the prestigious L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques award from the French Republic; and for being one of only 99 American chefs and the only active chef from Iowa to be inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque. …"
Monday, April 16, 2018
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Free This Weekend At DMACC
cbc online
"Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission is once again partnering with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) for their free Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, April 21 at the Carroll DMACC campus. Director of the commission, Mary Wittry, says that everybody has some form of hazardous waste in their household. Many people just don’t know how to dispose of it properly, she says, or understand the need to …"
Monday, April 16, 2018
DMACC Students Get Hands-On Experience at Mock Accident Scene
WHO TV
"First responders were called to a major accident scene at the DMACC campus in Ankeny on Monday, but it was all part of a drill. Students from eight different DMACC programs took part in the large-scale mock accident scene. …"
Friday, April 13, 2018
DMACC executive VP receives national leadership award
Business Record
"Stanley Jensen, executive vice president of college operations at Des Moines Area Community College, received the Exemplary Leadership Award at the Chair Academy’s 27th Annual International Leadership Conference in Denver, Colo. Before coming to DMACC in January, …"
Friday, April 13, 2018
Hello there
The Traer Star-Clipper
"I originally hail from Ankeny, where I graduated from Ankeny High School in 2010. Honestly, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with my life, so I attended Des Moines Area Community College for two years to find out. It was on a campus visit that I noticed their small college newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, and was curious to …"
Friday, April 13, 2018
TechBrew: Martina Schubert of Continental Western Group
Clay and Milk
"On Friday morning, Waller spoke with Martina Schubert, the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Continental Western Group. They discussed growing up in Newton and the Maytag impact, teambuilding, security and analytics... I went to DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College), my parents were Maytagers of course. I went for computer programming and if any of you were around in the 80’s, DMACC had a fabulous program and everybody was leaving with a job. Which I did. …"
Thursday, April 12, 2018
DMACC to conduct mass casualty exercise on April 16
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College students will test their teamwork and critical thinking skills during a simulated multiple vehicle accident to be staged April 16 at DMACC’s Ankeny campus. More than 300 students and faculty from eight DMACC programs will participate in the simulation, which will be held at a parking lot near Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness from 1 to 4 p.m. DMACC paramedic students will triage and treat the “injured” and transport the most critical victims to the hospital. Students in the Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing and Respiratory Therapy, and Early Childhood Education programs will also participate in the exercise.  …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
DMACC softball still perfect
Boone News-Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team ran its winning streak to 24 consecutive games after sweeping a doubleheader Sunday against Northeast (Neb.) Community College at Austin, Minn. The Bears, ranked second in the NJCAA Division II poll, swept the series by scores of 8-0 and 11-2 to improve to 24-0 for the season and 6-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. …"
Monday, April 09, 2018
48 Central Iowa high school seniors to graduate with DMACC degrees
Business Record
"Forty-eight high-achieving Central Iowa students graduating from high school late next month will already have earned their associate’s degrees from Des Moines Area Community College. According to DMACC officials, it’s the highest number yet to earn a DMACC degree while still in high school. …"
Thursday, April 05, 2018
DMACC students pass court reporting speed contest
Newton Daily News
"National Court Reporters Association celebrated Court Reporting and Captioning Week March 19-23. There were 182 students competing from across the country. All students, from all court reporting schools, at any speed level, were invited to participate. There were 17 court reporting programs with students competing in the contest. Three Newton DMACC real-time reporting students were among 46 across the nation to pass …"
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Iowa chef competes on Food Network's 'Chopped'
Des Moines Register
"Chef James Richards of Provisions Lot F in Ames was chosen to compete on Chopped, which aired on Tuesday on Food Network. Richards studied culinary arts at Des Moines Area Community College and worked as Chef de Cuisine for Emeril Lagasse, as well as at …"
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Ames chef appears on Food Network contest
Ames Tribune
"Richards grew up in Ankeny and picked up his love of cooking from his great aunt, who helped out in the house after his parents divorced early in his life. He began studying at Des Moines Area Community College’s culinary program while taking upper class courses at Ankeny High School. “Once I found out it could be a career and I could do something with it and make a name for myself, I said, ‘man, I’m sticking with this all the way,’” he said. …"
March 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
Ernst tours DMACC campus
Newton Daily News
"The departure of Maytag may have been years ago, but things are moving again at Newton’s DMACC campus. With nearly a half a million square feet for lease, the campus is hoping to find tenants they can partner with to create a mixed use development that will enhance the student experience while also helping DMACC covers the costs associated with maintaining the sprawling campus on the west edge of Newton’s downtown. …"
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Employers And Job Seekers Swapping Roles At Upcoming Job Fair In Carroll
CBC Online
"The Reverse Job Fair will be hosted at the Des Moines Area Community College—Carroll Campus on Friday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required to participate. For more information or to register your business, contact the Carroll IowaWORKS office through the contact points included below. …"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
DMACC student finds Ankeny letterman jacket while studying abroad in London
Des Moines Register
"Burlington native Aubrey Schmitt has been studying abroad in London since mid-February. But little did the Des Moines Area Community College student know she'd come across a piece of Iowa hanging inside a thrift store thousands of miles away. …"
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Helping the vulnerable: DMACC explains requirements of CNA program
KCCI
"KCCI's Marcus McIntosh visited Des Moines Area Community College’s CNA programs to learn more. …"
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
DMACC celebration of the literary arts set for April 2
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College’s 16th annual Celebration of the Literary Arts will be held April 2-4 with classroom visits to all six DMACC campuses by area writers and literary instructors. George Barlow, a poet, and Paula Smith, a poet and short fiction writer, both teach at Grinnell College, will read from their works from noon to 1 p.m. April 2 at the DMACC Newton Campus. …"
Friday, March 16, 2018
DMACC nursing professor named postsecondary educator of the year
Business Record
"A Des Moines Area Community College nursing professor has received the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Educator of the Year award. Melody Bethards, nursing simulation coordinator at DMACC, has been a longtime advocate for advancing learning through simulation education. …"
Thursday, March 15, 2018
This Iowa man didn't need college to make $70K annually. He needed an apprenticeship.
Des Moines Register
"Over the course of five years, apprentices alternate six weeks working, with one week studying at the union’s training facility in Des Moines. They’re paid for their time on the job as well as their classroom time. The training program is free for the apprentices except for $200 per year for books. At the end of the program, apprentices receive all of their necessary plumbing licenses and certifications as well as a two-year associate degree from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Gordon named Academic Team Silver Scholar
Newton Daily News
"Jackson, Miss. — Brittnie Gordon, a student at Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. …"
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Another nursing degree launches in Iowa
The Gazette
"ISU also is looking to provide a seamless path for those with RN degrees from the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, March 08, 2018
ciWeek! Des Moines Area Community College
We Are Iowa
"CWI Live interviews ciWeek speakers: Rod Pyle, author, journalist, both historian and futurist, and filmmaker; and Rob Manning, chief engineer for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Engineering and Science Directorate.. …"
Friday, March 02, 2018
DMACC expands apprenticeships program
Business Record
"DMACC is expanding 22 pre-apprenticeship programs after seeing a rise in enrollment from Central Iowa high school students. This year, 2,350 high school students are enrolled at work-based/pre-apprenticeship programs hosted at DMACC or high school campuses, President Rob Denson said in a statement. DMACC also partners with …"
Friday, March 02, 2018
New ISU nursing program gets final approval, will begin enrollment
Ames Tribune
"Director of Nursing Education and clinical assistant professor in nursing Virginia Wangerin said planning for the new RN-BSN program started in earnest about two years ago, as the result of a partnership between Mary Greeley Medical Center and Des Moines Area Community College. It is the first nursing specific program of its kind at ISU …"
February 2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Business, community colleges partner to offer work-based learning
Quad City Times
"Giving students work-based learning opportunities while they are in school "gives them an opportunity to understand what that career is really like, get to know a particular employer," said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. That only increases the likelihood of those students having job opportunities when they graduate, but, Denson said, they will more likely stay in Iowa. …"
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Iowa ABI, community colleges pledge to expand workplace learning
Radio Iowa
"Rob Denson, the president of Des Moines Area Community College, told reporters the best way for businesses to “prime the pipeline” is hire a student while they’re in college. “It gives them an opportunity to understand what that career is really like, get to know a particular employer and, when they graduate…I call it a capture rate,” Denson said. “We have a very high rate of students who are going paid internships, staying with those companies.” …"
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The History And Future Of Our Last Frontier Presented To Students And The Public At Carroll DMACC Next Week
cbc online
"Next Monday will kick-off ciWeek 9 at Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) West Campus. For the first time since the inception of Celebrate! Innovation Week, one of the noted speakers will be traveling northwest for a special presentation at the Carroll DMACC campus on Tuesday, March 6. Provost, Joel Lundstrom, says this is really an exciting opportunity for students and area residents alike. …"
Monday, February 26, 2018
Newton’s DMACC launches Kitchen Workshops
Newton Daily News
"Learning how to roll dough or how to decorate a cake with elegant flowers are just a few techniques attendees can master during Newton DMACC’s Kitchen Workshops this spring. …"
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Kevin ‘B.F.’ Burt, International Blues Challenge champion, reflects on Iowa’s rich blues history
Little Village Magazine
"His research into blues history in Iowa comes primarily from stories. He gives a lot of credit to a book compiled by Des Moines Area Community College professor Hal Chase and …"
Friday, February 09, 2018
Inspiration
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s ciWeek9, running March 5-8, is all about inspiration and innovation. This year, the sessions will be about a man who has attention deficit disorder but still managed to score a couple of high-tech A’s in community college classes that sent him soaring to a career as an explorer now planning his fourth exploration of the Titanic wreck. …"
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Planning for college? Select high school classes wisely
Des Moines Register
"A sampling of the state's community colleges show that Des Moines Area Community College is $147 per hour, Hawkeye Tech is $169 per hour and Iowa Western is $171 per credit hour. Many high schools offer options that allow high school students to receive college credit for no cost per credit hour. …"
Friday, February 02, 2018
Community colleges teach vocational skills–and a whole lot more
The Washington Post
"As Michael Hoffman, executive director of continuing education at Des Moines Area Community College told me recently, his school's 15 non-credit programs “put students in jobs where they ultimately want to be.” One such program is a network cabling class that helps students learn how to pull wires …"
Friday, February 02, 2018
‘Niche’ offerings boost Newton’s DMACC campus
Newton Daily News
"Several programs offered at the Newton campus are unique to DMACC, and DeHart said he’s hopeful students will seek out the Newton campus for an educational experience that isn’t available anywhere else. …"
January 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Thunder Nites to relocate to DMACC campus
Newton Daily News
"As one of Newton’s most beloved events, Thunder Nites will make its return this year with bands taking the stage at a new venue. On DMACC’s campus, attendees can still expect a variety of funky beats and vendors. …"
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DMACC Offering Students Food Pantry on Campus
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College is using a grant to help fund a food pantry for its students. According to DMACC Counselor Sheila Aukes The Parenting Assistant Fund is focused on students who are parents or expecting. However, the school will not turn a student away that is needing food. …"
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DMACC Offering Students Help Filing Taxes
WHO TV
"Tax filing season is here again, and a metro school is working to make the process a little easier. Starting on Wednesday, DMACC will offer free tax help at its urban campus on 7th Street. Students certified by the IRS will help prepare and file taxes for anyone with an income under $58,000. This is the 11th year DMACC has offered the service. …"
Monday, January 29, 2018
DMACC to Offer HiSet Classes in Knoxville
KNIA/KRLS
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Knoxville will be offering residents a chance to continue their education to people who might not have a high school diploma. …"
Monday, January 29, 2018
Estes concert raises $30,000 for DMACC music scholarship fund
Business Record
"A Christmas concert by world-famous bass-baritone Simon Estes raised $30,000 to support the Des Moines Area Community College’s new Music Scholarship Fund dedicated in the singer’s name. The concert featured Christmas songs sung by Estes, the DMACC Chamber Ensemble and choirs from …"
Friday, January 26, 2018
Iowa community colleges face dips in money and students
The Gazette
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson said the state’s community colleges are “the most important” player in being able to attain that goal. “That’s because about 60 percent of jobs in Iowa require more than high school but no more than a two-year degree,” Denson said. “So I think we are uniquely positioned.” …"
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Principal Financial provides $50,000 IT training grant to DMACC
Business Record
"Principal Financial Group has awarded a $50,000 grant in support of Des Moines Area Community College’s Information Technology and Network Administration program. The grant allows DMACC to purchase new technology and software, along with additional training stations to expand program capacity. “The DMACC ITNA program is an important resource for …"
Friday, January 19, 2018
RSVP Tax Assistance available beginning Feb. 1
Newton Daily News
"Experienced volunteers for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Tax Assistance Program are prepared to help you this tax season. Free income tax assistance is available for those older than 60 years of age and clients on low or fixed incomes. Newton DMACC appointments are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and March 1 through April 11 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. …"
Thursday, January 18, 2018
DMACC aims for student success, president says
Journal Express
"DMACC prepares students for a wide variety of jobs, Denson said. Its online courses are training more than 22,000 airport agents in 36 states for the Transportation Security Administration, he said. DMACC’s Iowa Culinary Institute prepares students to work in restaurants across the state, he said. Denson rattled off a litany of professions for which DMACC offers unique programs, including mortuary science. ‘We’ve got you covered from cradle to grave,” Denson said. “When a baby is born in central Iowa, very likely there’s a DMACC nurse in the delivery room. You die now, and likely one of our morticians is helping you on the other side.” DMACC serves 37,000 credit students at six campuses and four career academies across central Iowa, Denson said, but students don’t get lost in the crowd. Its average class size is 18, he said. …"
Monday, January 15, 2018
Reynolds wants $18 million to address Iowa's workforce shortage
Des Moines Register
"If approved - the scholarship program isn't expected to be funded until fiscal year 2020 - it would put Iowa more in line with states like Tennessee that offer free community college education for all, said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. For student who qualify, the program would essentially offer a free college education, Denson said, with no student debt. …"
Saturday, January 13, 2018
'We're getting there': Southridge Mall chips away at revitalization
Des Moines Register
"Now there are plans to build 288 apartments south of Younkers, expand the DMACC campus and add a Drake University-led Head Start program. …"
Friday, January 12, 2018
Norwalk High School offers new classes to students
Des Moines Register
"Along with the benefits that come from real life experiences, Prieksat's students are also earning credits from Des Moines Area Community College during their internship experiences. …"
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Dual degree program offered for nursing students
Radio Iowa
"A partnership between Drake University and Mercy College of Health Sciences will enable students to earn two bachelor degrees in four years. Nancy Kertz, dean of Mercy’s School of Nursing, says the accelerated program will help fill a significant number of job openings in nursing. …"
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Pella High Senior Selected for Prestigious DMACC Scholarship
KNIA KRLS
"Codi Holdeman has been selected to be a Mark Pearson Scholar. This is a full-ride tuition scholarship to DMACC that is available to FFA chapters presidents regardless of their intended major or career path. …"
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
English as a Second Language Classes to be held at Marion County Public Health
KNIA/KRLS
"Des Moines Area Community College and Marion County Public Health have once again partnered together to bring English as a Second Language Classes (ESL) to Knoxville. …"
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
ESL program continues to grow at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"In it’s second year the English as a Second Language, or ESL program, at Newton’s DMACC campus is expanding due to increased demand administrators at DMACC said. …"
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Building a bridge between DMACC and Newton
Newton Daily News
"The green space at Newton’s DMACC Maytag campus is ready for its closeup. DMACC administrators and city officials are working together on a plan to transform the space, something they hope will build a bridge between downtown Newton and the DMACC campus. …"
Monday, January 08, 2018
The False Promises of Worker Retraining
The Atlantic
"Some schools, like Des Moines Area Community College, have expanded their non-credit programs to get new classes up and running more quickly than in the past and teach students just enough to start a career. …"
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Des Moines Fire Department Sees Record Calls In 2017
The Patch
"The trainees include a senior paramedic class through Des Moines Area Community College and a junior firefighting class being trained internally. Students in the two-year paramedic program currently are involved in ride-alongs with ambulance and emergency personnel; the firefighter candidates are starting tactical work at fire scenes and got valuable on-site experience last month at the Plaza Lanes fire in north …"
December 2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
DMACC Student Delivers Care Packages To Patients At St. Anthony Regional Hospital
cbconline
"Last week, 2015 Glidden-Ralston graduate and current Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student, Cierra Steinbach, donated 12 care packages to patients at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. The inspiration for the donation came from a service project assignment in her Composition 2 class. …"
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Simon Estes performs his first Christmas concert
Ames Tribune
"This year, Estes decided to do his first Christmas concert and use the money for scholarships at DMACC. …"
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Iowa legend Simon Estes is doing something next week that he’s never done before
Des Moines Register
"I’m doing something I’ve never done in my 53 years, almost, professionally as an opera singer. I’ve never done a Christmas concert, per se, just with popular Christmas carols. That’s what I’m going to do. (It’ll) be a combination of Christmas carols and negro spiritual (music) — “Go Tell It on the Mountain” — and then I’ve got two high school choirs from Ankeny that are going to sing and the DMACC chamber ensemble choir is going to sing. … I might do something a little lighter like “Jungle Bells” and “White Christmas.” Melodies people have heard and sung their whole lives. …"
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Story County students, schools and businesses recognized at SCALE luncheon
Ames Tribune
"When first approached about the idea of his students gaining real-world experience from local businesses while gaining credit from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Nevada High School Principal Kody Asmus said he was all in. …"
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Ankeny DMACC Concert Features Simon Estes, Student Vocalists
The Patch
"The vocal music concert Friday is the first of three events featuring Estes, DMACC singers and musicians and Ankeny high school students. …"
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
DMACC hosts second annual Holiday Celebration
Newton Daily News
"For one night of the year, DMACC’s Newton campus transforms into a Christmas wonderland featuring a life-sized gingerbread house, a visit from Santa Claus and carolers. The second annual Holiday Celebration drew in hundreds of DMACC students and their families Tuesday night. …"
Monday, December 04, 2017
Educational Programs Help Reduce Recidivism in Iowa
Public News Service
"Hollie Lander oversees Des Moines Area Community College's educational programs at Newton Correctional Facility and Iowa Correction Institute for Women. She says a criminal history and lack of education can prevent those who are re-entering society from finding a job that can support their families …"
November 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Spring Enrollment Now Open For DMACC
KNIA/KRLS
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has recently opened their spring enrollment to students interested in attending classes. Academic Advisor for DMACC, Andrea Gotta tells KNIA/KRLS News if students wish to sign up for classes or for help with financial aid or any other questions they can …"
Friday, November 24, 2017
Second Set of ESL Classes Coming to Knoxville
KNIA/KRLS
"This past September Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Marion County Public Health partnered together to bring English as a Second Language classes to Knoxville. On December 7th those classes will be coming to an end but the Academic Advisor for DMACC, Andrea Gotta tells KNIA/KRLS News the partnership with Marion County Public Health will continue as another set of ESL Classes will begin on January 16th. She says …"
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
End of net neutrality repeal could bring slow internet, high costs
KCCI
"KCCI met with a group of Des Moines Area Community College retirees in Beaverdale. They explained a likely scenario. …"
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
DMACC volunteers package 20,000 meals
Newton Daily News
"Hundreds of eager volunteers slipped on hairnets and plastic gloves Monday afternoon at Newton DMACC campus and packaged 20,000 meals to help fight hunger. …"
Monday, November 13, 2017
DMACC offers students free Thanksgiving dinner
We Are Iowa
"Des Moines Area Community College faculty and staff will be offering a free Thanksgiving dinner to its students. This dinner is being given as a thank you to all Southridge Center credit students, high school Career Advantage students, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) students and English as a Second Language students.  …"
Monday, November 13, 2017
DMACC receives federal grant to train veterans as truck drivers
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has been awarded an $88,460 grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The DMACC Transportation Institute will use the grant to recruit, train and graduate 20 military veterans and assist them with career placement. The grant money will help cover …"
Thursday, November 09, 2017
$2.5 million allotted for city improvements
Newton Daily News
"An allotment not to exceed $980,000 for an Urban Renewal loan agreement will be used to fund improvements to the DMACC Newton campus facilities; …"
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
High School Students Earning College Credits Before Graduation
WHO TV
"ANKENY, Iowa – Some high school students graduating this year will earn  both a diploma and an associate’s degree. Des Moines Area Community College partners with 64 schools to allow students as early as ninth grade to start earning college credits. …"
October 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Potential remains at Maytag DMACC Campus
Newton Daily News
"Things are humming again at the old Maytag headquarters in Newton. While plenty of space remains unfilled at the 472,000 square foot facility just two blocks from downtown Newton, organizers are confident they can continue to attract new businesses to the area. Located on the northwest side of town, the former Maytag site is undergoing a renaissance thanks to a collaborative effort between the city of Newton and Des Moines Area Community College. The community college is working to attract new tenants to fill out Maytag's former office space. …"
Monday, October 30, 2017
Story City woman tries to educate Iowans about human trafficking
RadioIowa
"Ruth Buckels of Story City has housed nearly 100 teenaged foster children, including some who were victims of human trafficking. Buckels spoke to a group last week at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus in Carroll. …"
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Vermeer and DMACC Partnering for Welding Course
KNIA/KRLS
"Vermeer and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are continuing a partnership that helps place welders into the workplace. Angie Neville with DMACC tells KNIA/KRLS News the field has …"
Monday, October 23, 2017
Students Experience STEM Related Jobs at Festival
WHO TV
"Elementary school and middle school students will be able to experience science, technology, engineering and math careers Monday night at the STEM Festival. Des Moines Area Community College is hosting the event to showcase hands-on demonstrations, learning activities and more for third through eighth graders. …"
Thursday, October 19, 2017
DMACC Offers First Fire Science Class for High School Seniors
WHO TV
"High school students have the opportunity to learn how to be a firefighter and registered Emergency Medical Technician at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg announce Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations
iowa.gov
"Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced new Future Ready Iowa Alliance recommendations Tuesday. The recommendations are a major step forward in achieving the Reynolds/Gregg administration’s No. 1 goal: 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by the year 2025. …"
Monday, October 16, 2017
A Professor's Misunderstood Lesson, a Viral Video and Pomegranates
Inside Higher Ed
"Outsiders might think students at Des Moines Area Community College can be sure of one thing when they take a class with psychology professor Jane Martino: don’t bring pomegranates to class. …"
Monday, October 16, 2017
How low-income students can avoid this college debt trap
Market Watch
"Leaving quickly can be unavoidable for many students. Some do effectively “disappear” on their schools, dropping out without making arrangements or explaining their decisions. Others, said Ean Freels, the financial aid director at Des Moines Area Community College, can be hard to reach, leaving schools with few options. …"
Friday, October 13, 2017
DMACC President Robert J. Denson
We Are Iowa
"Watch video. …"
Friday, October 13, 2017
This place has the best pork tenderloin sandwich in Iowa
Des Moines Register
""A wonderful golden brown, center cut, cooked to perfection breaded pork tenderloin," commented judge Phillip Carey, executive chef and professor at the Des Moines Area Community College Culinary Institute. "The even thickness of the pork loin made this sandwich very enjoyable to eat. A true test of a good breaded pork tenderloin is you can eat it with just a bun. This one was that type of sandwich and I'm ready to go back for another." …"
Friday, October 13, 2017
Viral Video of DMACC Professor Screaming at Class All Part of Valuable Lesson
WHOTV
"What was supposed to be a lesson in psychology has instead given students a lesson in the dangers of social media. …"
Friday, October 13, 2017
Professor goes on anti-pomegranate rant -- for a good reason
KCCI
"A Des Moines Area Community College professor shouting anti-pomegranate sentiments has gone viral on Twitter. …"
Thursday, October 12, 2017
DMACC lands $500k child care grant
Business Record
"The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Des Moines Area Community College a grant of up to $558,120 for child care services meant to encourage low-income parents to take courses. “Funding from this grant will permit us to increase capacity within our newest and most requested area in the Child Development Center, the infant care area,” …"
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Paustian book on Apollo inspirations wins international award
Business Record
"Anthony Paustian’s new book, “A Quarter Million Steps,” has won a Book Excellence Award for Best Management Book from a Canada-based organization that considered hundreds of entries. Paustian, who is provost of Des Moines Area Community College’s West Des Moines campus, won a prize package worth …"
Thursday, October 05, 2017
ciWeek9 to feature space, Titanic, beat of a different drum
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College and the Greater Des Moines Partnership unveiled the list of speakers at a reception Wednesday night. Coming for ciWeek9, "Exploring the Unknown," March 5-8 are: …"
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Educators Join Forces to Address Nursing Shortage in Iowa, Nation
Public News Service
"The nursing shortage in Iowa and across the country is getting the full attention of two educational institutions: Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa. In an agreement announced this week, prospective nurses can take their first three years of schooling at DMACC, then transition to the University of Iowa for a final year of online training. The agreement dramatically reduces the …"
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
UI, DMACC form joint nurse-training program to help students gain bachelor's degrees
Des Moines Register
"Central Iowa nursing students will have a new, relatively inexpensive way to pursue a bachelor’s degree under an agreement signed Tuesday between the University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
September 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Three Area Schools Participate In Carroll DMACC’S ‘Career Discovery Day’
cbc online
"Students from three area schools, Carroll High, Kuemper Catholic and Coon Rapids-Bayard, attended the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus’ Career Discovery Day on Tuesday. Students were split into groups based on their …"
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Philanthropy Examines its Role in Shifting Economic Landscape at Roundtable Conference
Philanthropy Roundtable
"“We are big right now in work-based learning. We are custom designing employees for specific companies,” said Rob Denson, resident of the Des Moines Area Community College. Several institutions of higher learning, particularly community colleges, are fostering public/private partnerships to create pathways that allow a student to gain relevant skills to fill jobs that are growing in today’s workforce. “I’m still amazed that there’s not a common glossary for the work that we want to do between educators and employers,” Denson said. …"
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Legends in Iowa Manufacturing honored
Business Record
"Manufacturing leaders from across Iowa were recognized Tuesday during the third annual Legends in Iowa Manufacturing awards dinner at the Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. (This includes DMACC board member Fred Buie, who was recently re-elected.) …"
Monday, September 18, 2017
Internship brings summer of learning
Wallaces Farmer
" I used the Dallas County farm located just north of Adel, cash-rented since 2005 by the Des Moines Area Community College Agribusiness Program. The farm served as a real-world example, and DMACC provided data on actual crop production costs, the farm’s actual production history, local cash grain bids for harvest delivery and use of …"
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sept. 21: Interpreting YOUR Property Tax Bill
Business Record
"Property taxes are due in September, and are often a family's or business's single largest state/local tax liability. Learn how to view and analyze your own property tax bill; then get your questions answered by Central Iowa leaders with whom your tax dollars are entrusted. Featured local leaders include: Rob Denson, president, Des Moines Area Community College; Thomas Harper, CFO, Des Moines Public Schools; Karl Vilums, CFO, Broadlawns edical Center; Mary Maloney, Polk County treasurer; Tim Moerman, Waukee city manager; and Elizabeth Presutti, CEO, Des Moines Area Regional Transit. The event is free and open to the public.  …"
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Out of the Darkness Walk sheds light on suicide awareness
KCCI
"The walk was held Sunday at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, where those affected by suicide came together to shed light on the problem. …"
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Three shining examples of humanity to be honored Sept. 21 in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"On Sept. 21, at the Iowa Culinary Institute on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, this powerful and prescriptive Carver-Iowa legacy will be on full display. In an evening that will work to benefit the restoration of the one-room schoolhouse that Carver first attended and the development of an accompanying distance-education enabled interpretative center, from which schools in Iowa and the nation can benefit, two Iowa treasures will be honored. …"
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
New Ankeny swimming pool draws rave reviews
Des Moines Register
"The new pool, which opened in February, drew rave reviews from the swimmers, coaches and fans. It was built through a partnership between Trail Point, DMACC and the Ankeny Community School District, which provided $2 million through a bond issue toward construction of the facility. …"
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Obermann Center conference to focus on educating prisoners to help them reenter society
Little Village Mag
"All of the state correctional facilities in Iowa are required to offer GED/high school equivalency programs to inmates. The Des Moines Area Community College also provides vocational training programs at six of the facilities. …"
Sunday, September 03, 2017
Registration open for Young Professionals of Iowa Conference
Sioux City Journal
"Registration is open for the 2017 Young Professionals of Iowa (YP Iowa) Conference, scheduled for Sept. 22 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The conference, hosted by the Ankeny Young Professionals, will bring together …"
Friday, September 01, 2017
Amid gun-law changes, Iowa public universities still weapon-free
Iowa City Press-Citizen
"The campuses of Iowa's three public universities, however, remain areas in which weapons of any kind are heavily regulated and prohibited for nearly everyone except law enforcement officers. Similar polices are in place at Kirkwood and Des Moines Area Community College campuses. …"
August 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Estes, Quinn to be honored at Carver Dinner
Business Record
"Opera great Simon Estes and former Ambassador Kenneth Quinn will be honored at the George Washington Carver Dinner Sept. 21 at Des Moines Area Community College’s Iowa Culinary Institute. Proceeds will help renovate the …"
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
DMACC Eclipse Viewing Party Hindered By Weather
KWBG
"Cloud cover was the culprit for the eclipse viewing party planned by the Boone Campus, Des Moines Area Community College.  Even with the cloud cover some students participated Monday. …"
Sunday, August 20, 2017
DMACC Adds CSI Certification To Criminal Justice Program
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has added a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) certificate to their Criminal Justice Program. According to instructor, Danielle Galien, DMACC is working to prepare …"
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Story County SCALE receives $5,000 Monsanto Fund grant for instructor externships
Boone News Republican
"Employees from Monsanto Huxley Site recommended the Story County SCALE (Story County Active Learning Experience) program to receive a $5,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund’s 2017 site grant initiative. Funds from the grant will be used to provide stipends in support of SCALE instructor’s participation in externship experiences in local business/industry settings. The mission of the Story County Consortium is to provide, in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College, career and vocational learning experiences and opportunities for students enrolled in our member high schools. …"
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
DMACC and Marion County Public Health Bringing ESL Classes to Knoxville
KNIA/KRLS
"ESL classes will be offered to adults 18 and older to people with no English language skills to people with advanced English language skills. DMACC Academic Advisor, Andrea Gotta tells KNIA/KRLS News there are people in the community who …"
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ankeny swimmers move to ‘fabulous’ Trail Point pool
Des Moines Register
"All three members of the Ankeny girls’ swimming team gave an enthusiastic thumbs up to the Hawkettes’ new home. “I love it,” Rumley said. “It’s so light and bright in here, and you can actually breathe.” The Trail Point facility opened earlier this year on the DMACC campus. It was built through a partnership between Trail Point, DMACC and the Ankeny Community School District, which provided …"
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Area College Adds CSI Certificate for Fall Semester
Public News Service
"The field of crime scene investigations is growing both in terms of size and complexity. With that in mind, Des Moines Area Community College is offering a CSI certificate this fall for the first time. Criminal Justice Professor Danielle Galien says it's the only lab-based CSI program in the region. …"
Sunday, August 13, 2017
EMT Classes Starting At The End Of August
cbc Online
"An upcoming class in partnership between Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Carroll County Ambulance will be offering EMT training. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and be held every Monday and Wednesday from 6 p.m. to …"
Friday, August 11, 2017
Ankeny swimmers have new home
The Des Moines Register
"The Ankeny swimming teams have a new home with the opening of the Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness Center at DMACC. …"
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Student builders home completed, open house scheduled for Friday
Newton Daily News
"Built primarily by Jasper County high school students enrolled in DMACC Newton's building trades program over the past two years, and funded by …"
Thursday, August 10, 2017
A Few Changes And A Lot Of Bad Authority At Saturday’s CYP Carrollfest
cbc online
"This Saturday will mark the fifth annual Carroll Young Professionals Carrollfest at Graham Park and on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campus. CYP member, Jen Schulte, says they are kicking things off bright …"
Sunday, August 06, 2017
DMACC Professor Named Iowa and National Professor of the Year
KCIM
"A Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Criminal Justice professor and Program Chair has been named professor of the year. Jessica Cole was first awarded the 2017 Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) professor of the year, then nominated for the national award. DMACC announced this week that Cole has been named the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Central Region Faculty Award winner. …"
Friday, August 04, 2017
Hargens to co-chair Iowa STEM Council
Business Record
"“He strives to recruit, employ and cultivate well-prepared Iowans, including launching the Accumold Scholars program in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and the state of Iowa.” …"
Thursday, August 03, 2017
LCC welcomes new dean of instruction
Parson Sun
"Labette Community College recently welcomed new dean of instruction Rick Carpenter to its professional staff. Carpenter, former Des Moines Area Community College executive director of program development, stepped into his new position in June, as Mark Watkins, Ed.D., vacated the LCC dean of instruction position to become LCC president. …"
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
DMACC women’s basketball nabs top academic honor
Boone News Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College women’s basketball team has been named the top team in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association academic top 25 honor roll for community colleges. The WBCA Academic recognizes NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and community college women’s teams across the nation that carry the highest combined grade-point averages inclusive of all student-athlete on their rosters for the 2016-17 season. …"
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
2017 Women of Influence Honoree: Mary Sconiers-Chapman
Business Record
"Raised in South Bend, Ind., Sconiers-Chapman would receive a degree in elementary education from Drake University and begin teaching, and later serving as a principal, in the Des Moines Public Schools. In 1990, Sconiers-Chapman made the jump to higher education, becoming executive dean of Des Moines Area Community College. In 2000, she was promoted to vice president of strategic partnerships for the school. …"
July 2017
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Pilots race wild drones in adrenaline-filled competition
KRCG
"Drones took over the skies at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. More than 30 pilots raced against each other on July 29 for a chance to go to nationals. The top two pilots will compete in Reno, Nevada. …"
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
DMACC and ISU work together to encourage careers in cyber security
Radio Iowa
"A joint agreement between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College will try to boost the number of people working in cyber security. …"
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
ISU, DMACC partner to beef up cyber security offerings
Business Record
"A new partnership between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College seeks to create more pathways for Iowa students to train as cyber security professionals. …"
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Grimes resident participates in DMACC fishing derby
Dallas County News
"Ten-year-old Alex Isenhart of Grimes pulls in a nice blue gill as West Campus Associate Provost Rick Dawson takes a closer look during the fishing derby, also held in conjunction with the annual 3-on-3 Wild Wild West basketball tournament held on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus. …"
Sunday, July 23, 2017
College student wears queen's crown in Crawford County
Sioux City Journal
"Ashlynn Lingle, a 2016 graduate of IKM-Manning High School, served as queen of the Crawford County Fair in Denison, Iowa, this week. Lingle, 19, is a sophomore to-be at Des Moines Area Community College. She hopes to work in agriculture education or extension in the future. Lingle hails from Aspinwall, Iowa. …"
Friday, July 21, 2017
The Elbert Files: ‘Good Governor’ Ray
Business Record
"Matthew R. Walsh, a history professor at Des Moines Area Community College, tells the story in a new book, “The Good Governor: Robert Ray and the Indochinese Refugees of Iowa.” …"
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Why Iowa leaders say 'our competitiveness could evaporate'
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson says the state can attain those goals "without a doubt." He pointed to recently released inmates as just one population the state can target for more jobs training. …"
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Asian & Pacific Islander Night at DMACC
We Are Iowa
"Watch the video …"
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Revving Economic Engines at Community Colleges
Philanthropy Roundtable
"In Iowa, Des Moines Area ­Community College is engaged in educating inmates of the men’s and women’s prisons, from life skills and high-school completion to skilled job training. For several years it offered …"
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Dr. Simon Estes To Receive Award Monday
cbc online
"On Monday, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will be honoring Iowa Opera Star Dr. Simon Estes with a Lifetime Impact Award... …"
Friday, July 07, 2017
These 9 chefs in Des Moines are getting into a food fight
Des Moines Register
"Morsel Combat, a cooking competition featuring chefs from all over the Des Moines metro area, will take place on Sunday, July 16, at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny from 5 to 9 p.m. A panel of five celebrity judges and more than hungry 300 diners will converge to decide who will be Morsel Combat's Top Chef 2017. This is the event's sixth year. …"
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Iowa Student Sets Business Simulation World Record Using Smartsims' MikesBikes
Bezinga
"A student at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa has set a world record for the highest ever score for a business simulation, "MikesBikes" by Boston-based company Smartsims. Gehling's achievement is an example of how business simulation games encourage high student achievement and learning outcomes. In a stunning academic achievement, Austin Gehling of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has achieved the highest score ever recorded in the world for a business simulation. …"
Monday, July 03, 2017
New BCC President Douglas officially steps into role
Taunton Daily Gazette
"Formerly the provost of Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa, Douglas, who has ties to the SouthCoast, plans to familiarize herself with the BCC campuses in Fall River, Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton, as well as the needs of those communities. …"
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Iowa State plans new nursing degree
The Gazette
"The ISU program also aims for improved collaboration. Specifically, it’s looking to provide a seamless path for graduates of the Des Moines Area Community College RN degree program. “Due to the close proximity of DMACC to ISU, and the willingness of both campuses to collaborate, the development of a coordinated program will be straightforward,” according to board documents. …"
June 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Learning about water is a splash of fun
Wallaces Farmer
"Nearly 2,000 fifth-grade students, teachers and chaperones from more than 25 communities across the state participated in the 2017 Iowa Children’s Water Festival earlier this year. The hands-on field trip was held in various locations and buildings across the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. …"
Friday, June 30, 2017
Local couple opens bistro in Gilbert
Des Moines Register
"The spot offers a changing menu every week with sandwiches, tacos and other entrees developed by Doering’s husband, a culinary graduate from Des Moines Area Community College. They also have a small bakery producing cookies and muffins and sell coffee and watermelon lemonade. …"
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Regents approve Iowa State's first nursing program
Des Moines Register
"The effort represents a collaboration between ISU and Des Moines Area Community College, which graduates about 150 registered nurses each year. …"
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Iowa's Community Colleges Facing Funding Cuts
Iowa Public Radio
"Due to the Iowa Legislature’s statewide budget cuts, the state’s fifteen community colleges will see a $3 million decrease in funding. In this River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with three Iowa community college presidents: Des Moines Area Community College President Robert Denson, Kirkwood Community College President Mick Starcevich, and Northeast Iowa Community College President Liang Chee Wee. Denson says reductions at DMACC include freezing seven faculty position and three staff positions, and reducing five other positions. He says they eliminated thirteen positions over the last three years. Other savings have come through attrition. …"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Interim Director Randy Gabriel takes over at DMACC VanKirk Facility
Dallas County News
"Perry's DMACC has introduced Interim Director, Randy Gabriel to the VanKirk facility following the recent departure of previous DMACC Director, Rick …"
Friday, June 23, 2017
Local officials to head for Kosovo
The Messenger
"They will be part of a larger Iowa delegation led by state Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey that will also include representatives of Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny; Drake University, Des Moines; Greater Des Moines Partnership; Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo; Iowa Sister States; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City. …"
Monday, June 19, 2017
Registration open for 11th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference
Business Record
"Iowa Women in Agriculture will host its 11th annual conference on Aug. 1, and those interested in attending may now register for the event. The one-day conference will take place at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. It will feature …"
Sunday, June 18, 2017
DMACC Hosting First Ever Brain Injury Symposium
cbc online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Continuing Education Department for the first time will be hosting a brain injury symposium titled, “Shining Light on Concussions” in July. Brain injuries, particularly concussions, have come into the spotlight recently as a …"
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Mold-troubled Iowa Law Enforcement Academy eyes move to Newton
Des Moines Register
"Academy Director Judy Bradshaw, a former Des Moines police chief, told The Des Moines Register her first choice for relocating the training facilities is the former Maytag Corp. headquarters and factory property in Newton. …"
Friday, June 09, 2017
DMACC Urban Campus receives $10,000 for adult literacy program
Business Record
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. The grant is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Carroll DMACC Student Sets Business Simulation Record
cbc online
"A Carroll Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student has recorded the highest score ever given for business simulation in the United States and several other countries. Austin Gehling earned the score while taking an …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Des Moines mom goes to college with her daughters
Des Moines Register
"The 43-year-old mother of two worked her way up as an office manager at a pediatric cardiology center in Des Moines over the span of 16 years. She had a great life — but she wanted to do something more for herself. So in fall of 2016, she enrolled in a business management program at Des Moines Area Community College — the same school her daughter was attending for liberal arts. …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
6 tips for adults thinking about going back to school
Des Moines Register
"As the coordinator of early alert referrals and adult learner processes at Des Moines Area Community College, he works with nontraditional potential students who want to jump into education late in life. "The most common thing I’ll hear people say is: I’m 40 years old and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up," Nalean said. So Nalean sits down with them and helps them figure out how to make school work with their busy lifestyles. Here are a few tips for adults who want …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Marines to learning modules: Des Moines man goes back to school for teaching at 45
Des Moines Register
"overcame his fear and stepped into Des Moines Area Community College's admissions office to look into pathways to elementary school teaching …"
Friday, June 02, 2017
DMACC to offer nursing assistant training
Business Record
"DMACC's West Des Moines campus will begin offering Certified Nursing Assistant and Advanced Nursing Assistant classes this fall. The classes will prepare students for the Nurse Aide Competency and Skills Exams, which certify individuals to …"
May 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Iowa State University Seeks First Nursing Degree Program
US News and World Report
"The university and Des Moines Area Community College have collaborated on the proposed program. It's expected to be running by Fall 2018, attract about 50 students for its first year and bring in about 200 students after it's established. …"
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
ISU seeks to create RN-BSN program within nutrition department
Business Record
"Iowa State University is seeking to establish a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program within its Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The proposed degree, which the Iowa Board of Regents will consider at its meeting on June 7-8, is aimed at enrolling nurses who have completed their RN degrees with Des Moines Area Community College and obtained licensure before enrolling at ISU. Between 150 and 200 DMACC students receive RN degrees each year, and ISU's College of Human Sciences estimates …"
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Boyens named provost at DMACC Urban Campus
Business Record
"Anne Howsare Boyens, associate provost for academic services at the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus, has been named provost. Howsare Boyens replaces Laura Douglas, who accepted the presidency of Bristol Community College in …"
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
City OKs improvement at DMACC Maytag campus
Newton Daily News
"To support the progress at the DMACC Maytag campus and its efforts to bring retail opportunities to the former headquarters, city council approved the addition of parking on West Fourth Street North. …"
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Baldus accepted into STRIVE program at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"After graduation, many former high school students’ next move is to find a job. But Isaac Baldus, senior, who’s a student at IHS, has a different plan in store. Baldus is one of 10 students selected to participate in the STRIVE program at DMACC. The two-year program stands for selected training received in vocational education. Students learn life and employment skills through DMACC courses. Whether it’s the automotive program or the early education class, all of the students explore possible career guide ways. …"
Friday, May 05, 2017
FFA Presidents Earn DMACC Tuition
KCRG, ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) started up a scholarship in memory of the late farm broadcaster Mark Pearson. It pays full tuition to qualifying Iowa FFA chapter presidents. …"
April 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
DMACC Commencement Set For Monday, May 8
KCIM
"The Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be holding their 2017 Commencement on Monday, May 8, in the Carroll Senior High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. Provost, Dr. Joel Lundstrom will preside over the …"
Saturday, April 29, 2017
DMACC-Boone graduation is Friday, May 5
Boone News Republican
"The 89th Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus Commencement will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, in the Boone Campus Gymnasium. More than 260 Boone Campus students will graduate this spring. A reception will follow immediately after the commencement in the L.W. Courter Center. …"
Thursday, April 27, 2017
DMACC Students from Carroll Campus Participate in Crash Simulations
KCIM
"A total of nearly 200 DMACC students from the Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton and Urban campuses participated in crash simulations early this week. A 10-vehicle crash, a bicyclist struck by a motorcycle and a vehicle that had overturned on a victim gave all participants a chance to apply their classroom learning to real-life simulations. …"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
DMACC alumni recognized for achievements
Business Record
"Six former Des Moines Area Community College students have received the DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award from the DMACC Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni who provide service to their community, country and fellow citizens; have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation; and continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC. They are: …"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
DMACC softball team captures ICCAC championship
Dallas County News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team captured the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) championship after winning four of six games April 21-23. …"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Nominations open for DMACC Small Business Awards
Newton Daily News
"Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards. …"
Monday, April 24, 2017
Boone native wins award; DMACC softball to host regionals
Boone News Republican
"The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference named DMACC-Boone and 2016 Boone High School graduate Bre Hunter its ICCAC Division II Softball Player of the Week for the week of April 10-16. Regionals begin this weekend, with DMACC hosting the Region XI tournament as the No. 1 seed. They’ll host No. 8 North Iowa Area Community College in Friday’s 2 p.m. game at the DMACC fields. …"
Friday, April 21, 2017
Surrounded by Plenty, Many College Students Are Going Hungry
Iowa Public Radio
"The HOPE Lab was behind one of the national studies, which involved 33,000 community college students at 70 schools in 24 states. Des Moines Area Community College was one of the cooperating institutions. DMACC’s interim executive director of student services, Wade Robinson, says administrators are keeping a close lookout for students showing signs they’re underfed. …"
Friday, April 21, 2017
Prometheus Awards honor Ames, Engelmann, Advanced Analytical Technologies
Business Record
"The LWBJ Prometheus Awards named Ames the Technology Community of the Year, for attracting new tech developments that have taken advantage of the programs of Iowa State University, the ISU Research Park, the Des Moines Area Community College Hunziker Academy, and the support of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. …"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DMACC Adds Two New Certificates For Healthcare IT
1380 KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has announced the addition of two new certificate programs to help working people meet the medical industry’s demand for healthcare Information Technology skills. …"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Waukee Student Designs Dress worn at DMACC Fashion Gala
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Fashion/Design student Daniela Vazquez (left) of West Des Moines models an outfit designed by Paige Amdahl (right) of Waukee at the “Mixed Messages Fashion Gala” held April 14 at West End Architectural Salvage in downtown Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
TSA Set to Expand its Partnership with DMACC
WHO TV
"The Transportation Security Administration is making a big announcement Wednesday at the Des Moines International Airport on the expansion of its partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Airport Security Officers Nationwide Will Be Eligible for Courses from DMACC
Iowa Public Radio
"The Transportation Security Administration and Des Moines Area Community College are expanding a training program that’s been in place since 2011. DMACC will now offer homeland security courses to TSA officers across much of the nation. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Christina Moffatt Receives DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award
Greater Des Moines Partnership
"Greater Des Moines Partnership Director of Small Business Development Christina Moffatt has won the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Outstanding Alumni Award. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
DMACC to expand TSA training to officers in other states
Radio Iowa
"Des Moines Area Community College is taking on a larger role in the advanced training program offered to the officers who provide security at the nation’s airports. The Acting Deputy Administrator of the TSA, Fred Stein, announced today at the Des Moines airport that D-MACC will now provide the training for officers in 35 states covering 285 airports. …"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Statewide immigration reform coalition launches
Business Record
"A statewide group of Iowa business, faith and community leaders on Monday launched the Iowa Coalition for Immigration Reform. The organization, sponsored by the New American Economy, calls for national immigration reform policies that take into account the benefits that immigrants bring to the state. Among the coalition's 18 leaders are Bankers Trust CEO Suku Radia, Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates and Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson. …"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
DMACC opens Small Business Awards apps
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has opened applications for its Small Business Awards. Categories include Most Innovative, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dennis Albaugh Award, Top Growth Company and Small Business of the Year. Applications are due June 30. …"
Friday, April 14, 2017
New Presidents and Provosts:
Inside Higher Ed
"Joe DeHart, executive director of institutional effectiveness at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost of the college's Newton Campus. Laura L. Douglas, provost at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been appointed president of Bristol Community College, in Massachusetts. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
DMACC student awarded 'life-changing' scholarship worth up to $320K
Des Moines Register
"Rashida Anderson-Abdullah is an accomplished student at DMACC’s Ankeny campus with dreams of becoming a state legislator. But exactly how pay for the education needed to achieve those dreams hung in limbo as the second-year student's graduation date loomed. Until Thursday. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
DC-G grad speaks to DMACC Board of Directors
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus student Kaehlin Terry of West Des Moines speaks to the DMACC Board of Directors during their annual meeting at the West Campus. Terry, who is a graduate of Dallas Center-Grimes High School, is president of the West Campus Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society chapter and a member of the DMACC Honors Program. She plans to transfer to Willamette University in Salem, Ore. to major in Archaeology with a minor in Anthropology. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hazardous Waste Day Encourages Residents To Dispose of Dangerous Materials Safely
cbc online
"The Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are urging residents to dispose of dangerous substances by taking advantage of Household Hazardous Materials Day later this month. The event to dispose of unsafe chemicals will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. in DMACC’s Carroll campus parking lot. Commission Director, Mary Wittry, says identifying a hazardous waste only takes a moment. …"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
DMACC Reaches $1 Million Mark In Scholarships
cbc online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation recently announced they reached the $1 million mark in scholarships awarded to students during the 2016-17 school year. More than 1,600 students at DMACC’s six campuses and six learning centers have benefitted from this record-setting achievement. Foundation Executive Director, Tara Connolly, says their ability to reach this milestone is the result of hours …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
At 69, this DMACC instructor is still climbing
Business Record
" 69-year-old Des Moines Area Community College instructor leads the largest stair climb team this year during the American Lung Association in Iowa's 2017 Fight For Air Climb on April 9. Buzz Hoffman, a criminal justice instructor, coaches more than 100 members of …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
DMACC Foundation to award milestone $1 million in scholarships
Newton Daily News
"The Des Moines Area Community College Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to DMACC students during the 2016-17 school year. …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Four Iowa State students named Goldwater Scholars
Iowa State University News Service
"He transferred to ISU from Des Moines Area Community College, where he co-authored a scholarly article in Physics Letters A while working with an …"
March 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
$10,000 DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Award Available To Student And Alumni Business Owners
KCIM
"Iowa business owners who are currently students at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) or are an alumnus who has completed 12 credit hours or more are eligible to enter for a chance to win the $10,000 prize in the DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition. …"
Friday, March 31, 2017
Dallas County Farm gives DMACC students real-life experience
Dallas County News
"The Dallas County Farm, north of Adel, works as a tool for DMACC students interested in the agriculture business. Whether students are linked to a family farm, or envision themselves owning a private farm one day – the Dallas County Farm resides as the hub of potential experience for future farmers. …"
Thursday, March 30, 2017
http://www.newtondailynews.com/2017/03/29/newton-dmacc-provost-hosting-open-house-next-week/at5iv9r/
Newton Daily News
"Community members will get a chance to meet new DMACC Newton Campus Provost Joe DeHart next Thursday when he hosts a reception and open house at the college. …"
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Two Iowa Authors Will Read From Their Works At Carroll DMACC Campus
KCIM
"In early April, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will bring fiction and poetry writers to six of their campuses in the 15th annual Celebration of Literary Arts Festival. From April 3 through April 5, the authors will interact with the students and read from their works. …"
Friday, March 17, 2017
DMACC Course connects participants with community leaders
Newton Daily News
"DMACC’s “Get to Know Newton Leadership” course provides enrollees with a valuable glimpse into the civic underpinnings of a city with no shortage of leaders. The leadership course connects students with elected officials, board members, executive directors and more. Once a week for a two-month stretch, community leaders share insight and tell stories to participants. …"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Iowans Challenge Aging with Ingenuity
Public News Service
"The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge is the combined effort of AARP, Des Moines Area Community College, Edgewater senior living and Aging Resources of Central Iowa. …"
Monday, March 13, 2017
Annual job fair returns to Newton
Newton Daily News
"For seven years, the Newton Development Corporation, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Goodwill Career Connection Center have collaborated to coordinate the event. This year, the job fair is slated for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the Newton DMACC Campus in the Conference Center. …"
Friday, March 10, 2017
Iowa Wine Growers Association honors members
Wallaces Farmer
"Mid-American Wine Competition was presented the 2017 Outstanding Industry Partner of the Year Award. The Mid-American Wine Competition began in 2007 and is held annually in July at Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. The competition is open to commercial wineries from 18 different states. In 2016, more than 600 wines were judged, with 96 wineries receiving awards. …"
Thursday, March 09, 2017
DMACC Fall Registration Right Around The Corner
KNIA/KRLS
"Des Moines Area Community College will have fall registration starting April 3rd and running through April 19th for prospective student interested in furthering their education. …"
Thursday, March 09, 2017
DMACC tool helps students plan careers
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College recently added an online planning tool that aims to help students more efficiently earn a degree called Degree Works Planner. …"
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
City OKs up to $6M in TIF funds for DMACC Maytag campus
Newton Daily News
"Up to $6 million in city tax increment finance assistance was approved for the DMACC Maytag Campus on Monday. City council gave the go ahead to help DMACC make capital investments and renovations that enhance the long-term viability and economic relevance of the campus. …"
Friday, March 03, 2017
Council to consider $1.5M tax rebate for DMACC
Newton Daily News
"A $1.5 million tax rebate to DMACC for the former Maytag headquarters will be discussed at the city council meeting on Monday. …"
Thursday, March 02, 2017
NOTEBOOK: Ride the rocket, innovate
Business Record
"Ken Mattingly stopped by Des Moines Area Community College's West Campus Wednesday afternoon to encourage students and some other fans of space travel to always innovate. His appearance was part of ciWeek8, a week of innovative speakers ranging from sound engineer Greg Russell of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" fame to beatbox champion Kaila Mullady. …"
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Apollo astronauts on new mission in Iowa: to educate
RadioIowa
"Only 24 men have flown to the Moon — all of them Americans — and two of them are in central Iowa this week, trying to inspire college students to look skyward. Apollo astronauts Ken Mattingly and Al Worden are headlining Celebrate Innovation Week at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
February 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
DMACC’s ciWeek to Start Monday, Will Feature Variety of Speakers
WHO TV
"Dr. Tony Paustian, Provost of DMACC West, joined Jodi Whitworth in the studio to talk about the school's eighth annual ciWeek event taking place this week. …"
Friday, February 24, 2017
UnityPoint Health to open two physical therapy clinics in Ankeny
Business Record
"UnityPoint Health-Des Moines will soon have two new physical therapy locations for patients in Ankeny. The health care provider recently opened a physical therapy clinic at the Trail Point fitness center on the Des Moines Area Community College campus. The DMACC location, which opened Feb. 13, is the first UnityPoint Health clinic to offer aquatic therapy for patients with chronic illnesses or injuries. …"
Friday, February 24, 2017
Open House Sunday For DMACC’s New Student And Fitness Centers In Ankeny
KCIM
"After almost two years of construction, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be hosting an open house this Sunday (Feb. 26) to feature their newly finished Student Center and Trail Point Aquatics and Wellness Center on the Ankeny campus. The 180,000 square-foot building that connects …"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Iowa wine growers recognize DMACC wine competition
Newton Daily News
"The 2016 Mid-American Wine Competition was held July 8-10. This was the 10th year the DMACC ICI has hosted the event. There were more than 600 entries from 13 states. Judges included Doug Frost of Kansas City, one of only three people in the world to earn the title of both Master of Wine and Master Sommelier. …"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
LORD Donates Products and Equipment to Ed. Foundation
Fender Bender
"LORD Corporation has donated products and equipment to 13 schools in support of the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s (CREF) Gift-in-Kind program. …"
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
DMACC Has Record Number Of Students Participating In Discovery Days
KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) of Carroll has had a record number of students sign up for participation in their annual Career Discovery Day. Today (Tuesday), high school students from Carroll, Kuemper, Glidden and Paton Churdan districts …"
Monday, February 20, 2017
Local DMACC students to work on donated GMC Denali
Dallas County News
"General Motors has donated a 2015 GMC Denali Heavy Duty pickup with 360 HP and 280 ft.-lbs. Variable Valve Timing Flex Fuel V8 engine, 6-speed Automatic Transmission, Heated and Cooled front seats and Navigation system, to list a few of the options, to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) GM Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). …"
Monday, February 20, 2017
These Community Colleges Are Still Fulfilling the American Dream
EdSurge News
"Community colleges also offer an important linkage between high school and a four-year institution or advanced career opportunity. My experiences as an ESL student at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and as the only Hispanic among many other cultures was intimidating, but opened my eyes to how wonderful our differences are when they are embraced. Community colleges like DMACC foster diversity and cater to various populations. …"
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Oscar Nominee Will Be Keynote Speaker At CiWeek 8
KCIM
"A 2017 Oscar nominee, Greg Russell, will be a keynote speaker at Celebrate Innovation! Week 8 (ciWeek 8) at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Des Moines campus on Wednesday, March 1. Russell, a sound engineer who was nominated for the movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. …"
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Ruan Donation Adds New Virtual Driving Simulator To DMACC Transportation Institute
KCIM
"The John Ruan Foundation has made a $100,000 donation to Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Transportation Institute. The money is earmarked for the purchase of a new advanced driving simulator. …"
Friday, February 10, 2017
DMACC and IMDP team up to save lives
Newton Daily News
" The DMACC Newton Student Nursing Club, along with the Iowa Marrow Donor Program, is hosting a bone marrow drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Newton Campus. This event is to sign up committed donors to go on the bone marrow registry with just a mouth swab and some paperwork, not actually donate bone marrow. …"
Thursday, February 09, 2017
DMACC hosting activities for National Court Reporting and Captioning Week
Newton Daily News
"National Court Reporting and Captioning Week kicks into gear on Saturday, and DMACC’s Newton campus will be hosting events throughout the week. …"
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
DMACC and AARP announce new innovation concept challenge
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College and AARP have created a Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation. Week 8. Contestants are encouraged to submit an idea for a product, service or tool that will positively impact the lives of those age 50 and over for a chance to win $1,000 and attend a DMACC course for free. …"
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Ruan Foundation gives $100,000 to DMACC for truck driving simulator
Business Record
" The simulators will be used in tandem with driver training in DMACC semis on the community college's 10-acre concourse, located at 2081 NE 54th Ave. The facility currently graduates 200 students a year and offers classes both during the day and at night. …"
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Ruan Foundation Gift to Help Train Truck Drivers At DMACC
WHO TV
"The John Ruan Foundation has given a gift to Des Moines Area Community College in an effort to train more truck drivers at the school. The Foundation gave the school $100,000 to purchase another driving simulator for the DMACC Transportation Institute. …"
Monday, February 06, 2017
Disparities in minority unemployment targeted by Iowa officials
Des Moines Register
"Branstad and Reynolds announced the plans at a news conference in Des Moines at the Evelyn K. Davis Center, which helps individuals achieve career goals. The center is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Sunday, February 05, 2017
Politicians set sights on changing higher education
The Gazette
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson said public higher education — and community colleges specifically — are just like any other industry. “We are all seeing disruption to the way it used to be,” he said. “And most of it turns out to be good.” …"
Friday, February 03, 2017
ciWeek8 "Skyfall," "Transformers" sound engineer paints with audio
BusinessRecord
"Russell is on a ciWeek8 lineup Feb. 27 to March 3 that includes beatboxer Kaila Mullady, Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, rock climber Kevin Jorgeson, Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable, Apollo 16 astronaut Ken Mattingly (played by Gary Sinise in “Apollo 13”), best-sellng authors Max Brooks and Joy Hakim, and ciWeek founder Anthony Paustian, provost of DMACC West. …"
Friday, February 03, 2017
Woodward resident wins Camaro for DMACC
Adel News
"Former Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) student Connor Sackett of Woodward stands in front of a 2014 Camaro SS that he won for DMACC's Automotive Technology department for his third-place finish in the National Skills USA contest held this past June in Louisville. This marks the second time that Sackett has won a Camaro for DMACC's Automotive Technology department. The vehicles are then used by students for training purposes. Sackett is working full-time as a technician at Shottenkirk Chevrolet in Waukee. …"
Thursday, February 02, 2017
DMACC, AARP look to help boomers
BusinessRecord
"Des Moines Area Community College and AARP would like to make life better for those over 50. If you are at least 14 years told, you have the chance to win up to $1,000 by suggesting ways to improve the quality of life for the post-50 crowd. The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge will be part of DMACC's ciWeek8 festivities at the West Campus. Entrants will submit their concept and answer seven questions. Finalists will be announced at a ciWeek8 event March 2 and will be paired with mentors from SCORE, a nonprofit organization that helps startup businesses owners achieve their goals. The finalists will present pitches March 16 at Edgewater. …"
January 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Iowa Capitol Digest: Committee OKs bill requiring jobs impact statements
Quad city Times
"Students in Des Moines Area Community College's surgical technology program demonstrate some of their technical skills to visiting FFA students at …"
Sunday, January 29, 2017
29 Photos: Ice Fishing in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"David Merical of Ankeny holds a 14-inch bass he caught during the Ice Fishing Outing on Lake Future at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Saturday, January 28, 2017
DMACC Announces Music and Poetry Contest
KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is inviting artists to submit an original musical or poetry piece for a chance to perform at Celebrate …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Community college students share stories with lawmakers
Radio Iowa
"Dolan says the seminar gives lawmakers a nice view of the types of students who are attending community colleges. IACCT represents these schools: Des Moines Area Community College, …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do
EdSurge News
"Robert Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa echoes Teti’s wish, but says edtech companies need to look beyond traditional higher-ed models and think about what kinds of problems two-year institutions and trade schools face. To the edtech CEOs out there, he advises, “understand that what works for a four-year university may not work the same for community colleges, and likely vice versa.” …"
Monday, January 23, 2017
Winter Isn't Over Yet, Check Your Car Now
WHO TV
"it's nice out those things get amplified by the time it gets cold,” said Jerry Burns, auto technician instructor at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, January 20, 2017
This Iowa high school student already has 2 college degrees
Des Moines Register
"She is on schedule to graduate from Carlisle this May but has already earned two associate degrees from DMACC. …"
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
'Stop the Bleed' aims to turn bystanders into first responders
Des Moines Register
"Six organizations in West Des Moines have agreed to purchase a kit: GuideOne Insurance, Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines Community Schools, the city of West Des Moines, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co., and Des Moines Area Community College West Campus. …"
Friday, January 13, 2017
DMACC's facing $1.5 million budget cut under Governor's proposal
Channel 2 Fox
"DES MOINES, Iowa — For Des Moines Area Community Colleges President Rob Denson, students always come first. "Our prime directive is to not to punish the students," Denson says about the decisions his administration will have to make under Governor Terry Branstad's proposed budget cuts. …"
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Leaning Tower of Pizza serves up slices at DMACC student center
Des Moines Register
"For 15 years, Kevin Harrington has owned and operated a popular local pizzeria in Uptown Ankeny: Leaning Tower of Pizza. When he realized that the opposite side of Ankeny and its pizza-loving college students were underserved, he decided to open a second location on that half of town. “When you look at the growth of DMACC and the Ankeny community, this is just another way to help serve that area,” Harrington said. …"
Thursday, January 12, 2017
DMACC Set to Open New Aquatic and Wellness Center in February
WHO TV
"It’s been five years in the making and the new Trail Point Aquatic and Wellness Center is almost ready to open. “I tell you, it’s breathtaking. It’s going to be a great facility for our students,” said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community Colleges Officially, the doors to the new Trail Point Aquatic and Wellness Center won’t open until next month, but it’s been quite a journey to even get to this point. …"
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
W.D.M. to review complaint process after sexual discrimination settlements
Des Moines Register
"The city will work with DMACC Business Resources — a consulting arm of the Ankeny-based community college — to evaluate its employee complaint process and look for ways to improve communication. …"
Saturday, January 07, 2017
'I have the United Nations in my room,' ESL teacher says
Des Moines Register
"DMACC English as a Second Language teacher Vidal Spaine helps immigrants from around the world assimilate in Des Moines. He's grateful for the …"