DMACC in the News

December 2020
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Eric Jagers named to staff
Cincinnati.com
"Jagers was a pitcher at Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Iowa before injuries ended his career. …"
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Senior Care veteran James Wilson named Westport Estates administrator
The Marshall Democrat-News
"He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management from Buena Vista University and a Certification of Specialization in Long-Term Care Administration from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
November 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Iowa opera star to be honored in Hall Of Fame
ia magazine
"Simon Estes, Iowa native and world-renowned opera star, will be inducted as a part of the inaugural OPERA America Hall of Fame class in New York City. …"
Monday, November 30, 2020
Crawford County natives, Silicon Valley congressman launch $61,200 rural DMACC computer scholarships
Carroll Times Herald
"Ron and Jane (Tenhulzen) Olson have funded a groundbreaking computer language scholarship designed to boost rural Iowa by connecting students surrounding Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll and Perry campuses with modern technology skills. …"
Monday, November 30, 2020
HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills
Site-K Construction Zone
"Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two. …"
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Free MCB memberships offered to half-time DMACC students
The Perry News
"The DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry has partnered with the McCreary Community Building (MCB) to offer free semester-length MCB memberships to all DMACC students who are taking six or more credits. …"
Friday, November 27, 2020
Shop in the name of love for Carroll, surrounding rural Iowa
Carroll Times Herald
"During the pandemic, these decisions on where to shop are potentially fateful ones for local merchants as a good Christmas season could provide just enough cash flow to sustain them through the final stages, we hope, of the coronavirus scourge. …"
Friday, November 27, 2020
Mullinix, ‘FFA career couldn’t end better’
LeMars Daily Sentinel
"Laken Mullinix was presented with the FFA American Degree during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. …"
Thursday, November 26, 2020
DMACC changes start date of spring semester, cancels spring break
Newton Daily News
"Classes will start one week later than originally scheduled. …"
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
AGCO announces recipients of 2020 Operator of the Year donations
AgriMarketing.com
"Ziegler Ag Equipment and Heartland Co-op of Slater, IA, for the Des Moines Area Community College Agribusiness Program …"
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Ankeny’s Prairie Trail development continues to thrive, even during a pandemic
Business Record
"In Ankeny’s Prairie Trail development, retail shops continue to operate, with new ones opening. …"
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Shen's Voshell inks to play softball at DMACC
KMA Land
"Shenandoah senior Delanie Voshell will play softball at the next level. She made that official Wednesday morning by signing with DMACC. …"
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
New apartments serve Des Moines youth who have aged out of foster care
Des Moines Register
"DMACC, which currently enrolls 100 students who have aged out of foster care, is located just a half mile southwest of the development. …"
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
DMACC adjusts spring semester schedule
Raccoon Valley Radio
"The spring semester at Des Moines Area Community College will look a bit different compared to years’ past. …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
Former Dodger comes home, sort of
LA Sports Today
"IA native and Dodgers 26th round draft pick in 2010 out of Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, IA has been signed to a minor-league deal by the Angels. …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
Women are driving change in Kosovo’s energy sector
Millennium Challenge Corporation
"MCC’s Kosovo Threshold program includes a scholarship for women to study at Des Moines Iowa Community College (DMACC). …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
Tuned in
AM 1590 KWBG
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
DMACC changes start date for spring semester, cancels spring break
AM 1590 KWBG
"DMACC is cancelling Spring Break for the first time in school history. …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
Women Are Driving Change in Kosovo’s Energy Sector
Millennium Challenge Corporation
"MCC's Kosovo Threshold program includes a scholarship for women to study at DMACC. …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus, Aired Thursday, November 19, 2020
AM 1590 KWBG
"Podcast with DMACC Boone Campus Provost Drew Nelson. …"
Monday, November 23, 2020
DMACC Changes Start Date for SPring Semester, Cancels Spring Break
AM 1590 KWBG
"DMACC is cancelling Spring Break for the first time in school history. …"
Friday, November 20, 2020
Coaches Corner for November 20th: Chris Seaboch, DMACC Golf
AM 1590 KWBG
"Podcast with Chris Seaboch, coach of DMACC Golf. …"
Friday, November 20, 2020
DMACC Cancels Spring Break, Adjusts Schedule
WHO Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College cancels Spring Break, adjusts schedule …"
Friday, November 20, 2020
DMACC Cancels Spring Break, Adjusts Schedule
1430 KASI News
"Des Moines Area Community College cancels Spring Break, adjusts schedule …"
Friday, November 20, 2020
DMACC to delay start of spring semester, cancel spring break
The Perry News
"Due to COVID, DMACC will start it's spring semester one week later and will cancel spring break. …"
Thursday, November 19, 2020
A DMACC student living in Honolulu and taking virtual classes from DMACC has won the DMACC Boone Campus T-shirt design contest
AM 1590 KWBG
"Despite living more than 3,900 miles from campus, a Hawaii student wins a contest to design a T-shirt about the DMACC Boone Campus and COVID-19. …"
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Susan Hatten: Giving her time, treasure, talents
dsm magazine
"Hatten helped Winefest diversify its reach so that it now also funds scholarships for students at the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC and the Court of Master Sommeliers. …"
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kennedy signs with DMACC
Dyersville Commercial
"Western Dubuque senior Sydney Kennedy signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in a ceremony at Western Dubuque High School, Nov. 9. …"
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Court reporting a good fit for farming family
theJRC.com
"That following Saturday they were having an information meeting at DMACC. …"
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Simon Estes named to new opera hall of fame
Ottumwa Courier
"Currently, Estes is a visiting professor of music at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Local Trio Announce College Intentions
Ink Free News
"Sergio Lira Ayala, NorthWood HS, Des Moines Area Community College baseball …"
Monday, November 16, 2020
Iowa Culinary Institute Baking & Pastry Arts Program at DMACC Newton Campus Announces Thanksgiving Dinner Roll Fundraiser
DSM City View
"The new Iowa Culinary Institute Baking and Pastry Arts Program at the DMACC Newton Campus is holding a Thanksgiving Dinner Roll Fundraiser to benefit Jasper County families in need. …"
Monday, November 16, 2020
Newton DMACC Baking and Pastry program announces Thanksgiving Dinner Roll fundraiser
Newton Daily News
"The Iowa Culinary Institute Baking and Pastry Arts program at Newton DMACC is offering to help do some of the holiday baking. …"
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Climbing a wind turbine
Wordpress
"I am very excited to share that DMACC offered me the chance to climb the wind turbine for the first time. …"
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Congratulations Upper Midwest Emmy Award recipients
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
"Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appe'tit! - Iowa PBS …"
Friday, November 13, 2020
Perry teachers thanked, fed on World Kindness Day
The Perry News
"The free World Kindness meal was the brainchild of Perry booster and district parent Eddie Diaz. …"
Friday, November 13, 2020
UNI Foundation announces record-breaking fundraising year
The Courier
"The newly launched UNI at DMACC 2+2 program will benefit from a $5 million fundraising campaign to support scholarships and the building fund for Des Moines Area Community College’s Urban Campus where the program is housed. …"
Friday, November 13, 2020
New general surgeon fills local need
Carroll Times Herald
"Nagl, 43, received a bachelor’s degree in health promotion and wellness (and a psychology minor as well) from the University of Northern Iowa and a nursing degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Boone. …"
Thursday, November 12, 2020
WATCH NOW: Iowa son Simon Estes named to inaugural Opera Hall of Fame in NYC
The Courier
"He has been a visiting professor at Des Moines Area Community College since 2016, where the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts at DMACC is named after the opera singer. …"
Thursday, November 12, 2020
DMACC Perry offers Career Advantage classes at Panorama High
The Perry News
"The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy is now partnering with Panorama High School to offer additional Career Advantage classes to high school students at Panorama High School. …"
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Nonprofits receive support from Alliant Energy’s Foundation, including DMACC food pantry
AM 1590 KWBG
"In 2020, Alliant Energy’s Foundation provided over $895,000 to 376 organizations through its Community Grants Program including the DMACC Boone Campus food pantry. …"
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
McLaughlin Family Companies donates $75K to DMACC Carroll project
Carroll Times Herald
"McLaughlin Family Companies, a Scranton, Iowa-based, family-owned company with 12 different industry-leading product lines, has made a $75,000 donation to the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation to be used for the DMACC Carroll Campus expansion project. …"
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Black-owned businesses: Belange Handmade
Iowa State Daily
"Mutunda graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2018 with an associate’s degree in fashion design and merchandising before choosing to attend Iowa State to complete her education. …"
Monday, November 09, 2020
What does it tell us when an organization tolerates a racist?
Des Moines Register
"Stephan G. Johnson of Johnston is an adjunct business administration instructor at Des Moines Area Community College West Campus. …"
Monday, November 09, 2020
Simon Estes named to newly formed Opera Hall of Fame
AM 1590 KWBG
"“Dr. Estes’ induction to the Opera Hall of Fame reinforces his profound impact on the opera world,” said DMACC Music Chair Dr. James Thompson and former student of Dr. Estes at Boston University. …"
Monday, November 09, 2020
Iowa State teacher and opera singer, Simon Estes, has been inducted into the Opera Hall of Fame
Iowa State Daily
"“I have scholarship funds at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa and at DMACC to help students because, when I was at the University of Iowa I was very, very poor and I always wanted to help students financially, so I’ve helped give students scholarships all around the world.” …"
Monday, November 09, 2020
Six-figure pledge aims to expand immigrant visionary's tech-training program for Des Moines kids across Iowa
Des Moines Register
"When she emigrated from Kenya to the Des Moines metro in 1997, she flirted with a tech career, taking coding classes at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Saturday, November 07, 2020
New program guarantees admission for DMACC transfer students to Drake
Agenparl
"A new program will help Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students complete an undergraduate degree at Drake University. …"
Friday, November 06, 2020
Coaches Corner
AM 1590 KWBG
"Michael Melchert, DMACC Cross Country …"
Friday, November 06, 2020
DMACC to offer free McCreary memberships to students
Perry Chief
"DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry recently annouced a new partnership with the McCreary Community Building. …"
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
This Saturday, let the bidding begin
Carroll Times Herald
"A gourmet meal for up to eight people prepared by Katie Van Dyke, chef/instructor at Des Moines Area Community College’s Iowa Culinary Institute in Ankeny. …"
Monday, November 02, 2020
Silicon Valley Congressman’s landmark jobs act inspired by Iowa connections
Carroll Times Herald
"Khanna played a central role in the development of Accenture’s computer-software branch, or forge, in Jefferson, and has been active with a major scholarship development that’s bringing tens of thousands of dollars to Carroll’s Des Moines Area Community College for computer languages programs for rural students. …"
Sunday, November 01, 2020
Business leaders in Des Moines helped me build Urban Dreams, and we’re poised to grow more leaders
Des Moines Register
"The initiative is effectively administered with the support of Urban Dreams, DMACC, United Way of Central Iowa and Iowa Workforce Development. …"
October 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Iowa's African-American past, future topic of upcoming event
Globe Gazette
"He most recently taught at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) for 20 years and contributed a chapter to the book “Outside In: African American History in Iowa.” …"
Saturday, October 31, 2020
DMACC Carroll Campus students host food and winter warmth drives
cbc online
"Students at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus are hosting drives again during this holiday season in an effort led by nursing students. …"
Friday, October 30, 2020
Former Duquesne player Baylee Steele signs with Polish team
TRIB Live
"Steele played at Des Moines Area Community College, Eastern Michigan and Utah Valley before transferring to Duquesne. …"
Friday, October 30, 2020
Military veteran first to complete DMACC’s Subaru-U program
AM 1590 KWBG
"A military veteran persevered through a pandemic and his wife accepting a job out-of-state to complete his DMACC Automotive Technology Associate Degree and go on to become the first DMACC Subaru-U graduate. …"
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Pantry helps college students
dsm magazine
"Pamela’s Food Pantry on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny started as a table and a dorm-sized refrigerator with yogurt, juice and an occasional leftover apple from lunch. …"
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Additional details released on proposed $9 million West Des Moines office development
Business Record
"The proposed development is just east of the Des Moines Area Community College West Campus. …"
Monday, October 26, 2020
DMACC to host diversity, equity and inclusion town hall meetings
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College will host three virtual town hall meetings to provide updates on its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and to solicit feedback. …"
Monday, October 26, 2020
DMACC invites the public to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Town Halls
Heartland AEA - The Connection
"The DMACC Diversity Steering Committee would like to invite you to join them for their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Town Hall on Oct. 28 from 12-1:30 p.m. OR Nov. 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. …"
Monday, October 26, 2020
Latino Hall Of Fame introduces award for non-Latino
Iowa Public Radio
"Jamison went on to Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State University and later graduated from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in higher education, with a focus on diversity. …"
Monday, October 26, 2020
Let's talk Dallas County – Eddie Diaz
Raccoon Valley Radio
"On today’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program we catch up with Perry DMACC Director Eddie Diaz. …"
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Iowa Restaurant Association honors 3 Story County women
Ames Tribune
"Oaks got her culinary and restaurant management degrees at Des Moines Area Community College, then worked in the food industry for several years. …"
Saturday, October 24, 2020
DMACC Perry expanding EMT Academy for spring semester
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Center is expanding its emergency medical technician academy for the upcoming spring semester. …"
Friday, October 23, 2020
Tuned in
AM 1590 KWBG
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus …"
Friday, October 23, 2020
Gilbert High English teacher receives national honor
Ames Tribune
"Prior to teaching 12th-grade composition at Gilbert, Tensen taught English at multiple institutions: DMACC, Iowa State University, Ankeny High School, South East Polk High School and the Jefferson-Scranton High School. …"
Friday, October 23, 2020
State awards $4.3 million to 43 campuses to aid ‘internet connectivity for students’
ways2rock.com
"Among community colleges, Des Moines Area Community College received the largest sum — $380,014 for its 4,458 Pell students — followed by Kirkwood Community College, which received $319,406 for 3,747 Pell students. …"
Friday, October 23, 2020
Monster Dash Fun Run/Walk Saturday at Swan Lake
Carroll Times Herald
"Three of the zones are sponsored and staffed by area businesses: American Home Shield, Des Moines Area Community College-Carroll Campus, and Western Iowa Networks. …"
Thursday, October 22, 2020
DMACC hosts Virtual Multicultural Night—Latino student session
Hola Iowa
"DMACC will host a Virtual Multicultural Night—Latino Student Session from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 29. …"
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Siouxland, Iowa colleges and universities receive nearly $4.4M for internet, technology
SiouxlandProud.com
"Des Moines Area Community College – $380,014.34 …"
Thursday, October 22, 2020
State awards $4.3 million to 43 campuses to aid 'internet connectivity for students'
The Gazette
"Among community colleges, Des Moines Area Community College received the largest sum — $380,014 for its 4,458 Pell students — followed by Kirkwood Community College, which received $319,406 for 3,747 Pell students. …"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Local DMACC students will work and learn on newer vehicles thanks to GM donation
cbc online
"Several local Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students will be reaping the benefits of a generous donation from General Motors. …"
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3 key skills women bring to the tech table
CUInsight
"I recently participated in a panel hosted by Microsoft and Des Moines Area Community College that focused on careers for women in IT. …"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DMACC and Western Governors University Team Up to Offer Students Easy Transfers
WHO 13
"Des Moines Area Community College students can now transfer to Western Governors University upon graduation. The partnership became official after a virtual news conference Tuesday morning. …"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DMACC Announces Partnership with Western Governors University
WHO Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College is announcing a partnership with Western Governors University. DMACC students will be able to transfer to the Salt Lake City-based online university upon graduation. Graduates from all six DMACC campuses will be eligible for up to $2,500 in scholarship money toward WGU's online undergraduate programs. …"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DMACC partners with Western Governors University for credit transfers
Business Record
"Western Governors University, a fully online, nonprofit university, has entered into a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. The new partnership allows DMACC students who have completed their associate degree to seamlessly transfer their credits to WGU to earn a four-year degree. …"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Man having to learn new technology following release from prison
We Are Iowa - 5
"Dodd is 60-years-old and spent the beginning of the pandemic scrolling for jobs on his phone and studying at DMACC. …"
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
One Heart Equestrian Therapy creates endowment fund in memory of director's daughter
Ames Tribune
"Logi later went on to graduate from Nevada High School in 2007, and then earned an associate's degree from DMACC in 2012 and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Iowa State University in 2014. …"
Monday, October 19, 2020
New leadership helping to guide Hawkeye Community College
The Courier
"LaGrone came here from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus, where she was the district chair of the humanities department and an associate professor in English and literature for seven years, working there as an adjunct for 1-1/2 years prior. …"
Monday, October 19, 2020
Latino Community Leaders Recognized In Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Iowa Public Radio
"Elizabeth Balcarcel is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico and now lives in Des Moines. She first immigrated to California in 1990 and moved to Iowa five years later. Balcarcel became a U.S. citizen in 2013. She earned a nursing assistant certificate from Des Moines Area Community College and spent many years after caring for senior citizens in nursing homes and providing home health care. …"
Monday, October 19, 2020
Getting to know 2020 Successful Dealer Award finalist Housby
Truck Parts and Service
"Housby returns the favor through generous training and career path development programs, such as its scholarship program (in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College) for new technicians …"
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Small business program a highlight for aSPArations owner
Times Republican
"Originally, Schnathorst was meant to attend classes hosted at Des Moines Area Community College but classes switched to virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Annual shred event securely destroys sensitive documents
The Perry News
"The drive-through shredding service sets up in the parking area between the library and the Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Academy. …"
Friday, October 09, 2020
Two Drake students serving as Business Record interns
Business Record
"Before transferring to Drake University, I attended DMACC for two years, where I received my associates degree in Liberal Arts. …"
Friday, October 09, 2020
Building a new class
Carroll Times Herald
"Leiting, who also teaches industrial tech, mechanical CAD, architectural design and several other courses at Carroll High School and Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll campus, described the class as going through a buffet and figuring out what’s needed next. …"
Friday, October 09, 2020
Coaches Corner
AM 1590 KWBG
"Michael Melchert, DMACC Cross Country. …"
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Registration deadline for free Women In Technology virtual event is Friday
1380 KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and Microsoft have partnered in developing the presentation that will inspire and inform those women interested in pursuing a career in technology. …"
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
DMACC and Microsoft to host Careers 4 Women in Technology
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College and Microsoft are teaming up to host a free Careers 4 Women in Technology virtual event to help share information and inspiration with young women who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. …"
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Steinkamp joins DMACC Carroll as academic adviser
Carroll Times Herald
"Maggie Steinkamp of Breda this semester joined the staff at Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus as the new academic adviser. …"
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
DMACC and Microsoft to host free ‘Career 4 Women in Technology’ virtual event Oct. 13
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
"DMACC and Microsoft are teaming up to host a free “Careers 4 Women in Technology” virtual event to help share information and inspiration with young women who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. …"
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Careers 4 Women in Technology event to be held Oct. 13
Indianola Independent Advocate
"DMACC and Microsoft are teaming up to host a free "Careers 4 Women in Technology" virtual event on October 13. …"
September 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Paul Bird: the king of indoor digital billboards
Big Spring Herald
"He would attend Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa and get a diploma in business and entrepreneurship. …"
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Group of Black firefighters launches DMACC scholarship fund for African-American DMPS graduates
Business Record
"Together, the 18 men have donated $4,000 of their own money — funding four $1,000 scholarships for four selected students of color to attend their first year at DMACC. …"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Missouri trucking industry still needs drivers
The Center Square
"With the impact felt by the virus still lingering, Des Moines Area Community (DMACC) Transportation Institute director Dave Pfiffner told Missourinet.com that the situation isn’t expected to change anytime soon for an industry that was already facing major challenges. …"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Grant named interim CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Business Record
"The Des Moines native graduated from East High School as well as DMACC and Drake University. …"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New DMACC scholarship for students of color
We Are Iowa - 5
"The new scholarship award is open to all students of color in the Des Moines public school system for any academic major. …"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Let's talk Dallas County – Eddie Diaz
Raccoon Valley Radio
"On today’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program, we’re talking with Eddie Diaz, the Director of the Perry DMACC Center, about how DMACC is adjusting during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Concrete forms arrive for PHS spec house foundation
The Perry News
"The PHS students earn college credits for the class through the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy, which also provides the construction tools for the program. …"
Monday, September 28, 2020
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa name COO Greg Grant as interim CEO
CITYVIEW
"Grant has more than 30 years of experience in management and leadership, spanning across the industries of real estate, waste management and hospitality services. Grant grew up in Des Moines, attending East High School as well as DMACC and Drake University. …"
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Storyteller in residence to grace 11th annual Art on the Prairie
The Perry News
"Iowa storyteller Erik Dominguez of Waukee was recently selected for an arts residency with Art on the Prairie as part of an Arts Midwest program called We the Many...Born in Mexico, raised in Arizona, Dominguez is a public speaking coach and instructional designer at Speak Up Stories. He has taught in the Waukee school district and was a communications instructor at DMACC and Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona. …"
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus, Aired Thursday, September 24, 2020
KWBG
"Radio Interview …"
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Central's Blommers savors triathlon challenge
Central Dutch Athletics
"That feeling was strong enough to help draw Blommers to Central. She needed just a year to complete her associate's degree at Des Moines Area Community College and Central was among the colleges she was then considering for her bachelor's degree when Hedrick-Rozenberg told her that the school was launching a triathlon program. …"
Thursday, September 24, 2020
State awards $4.3M in employer innovation grants
Iowa Capital Dispatch
"The state has awarded 65 new Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Fund Grants totaling $4.3 million...Among the recipients were Des Moines Area Community College …"
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Carroll DMACC uses a variety of real-time assessment tools in community spread prevention tactics
cbc online
"At Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Carroll Campus, Provost, Joel Lundstrom, says they have stuck to and extended the hybrid model implemented when the pandemic hit in mid-March. …"
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
ERICA CARRICK, M.H.A.’05, LPN, AAS
Des Moines University
"Erica Carrick, M.H.A.’05, LPN, AAS, was awarded the Alumni Early Achievement Award from Des Moines Area Community College. As a DMACC student, she helped create the club Ankeny Urban Student Nurses Association, and she has continued …"
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Winterset graduate named Principal Scholar at Simpson
Winterset Madisonian
"Mikayla Vander Heiden, a junior at Simpson College, has been named a Principal Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year. As a Principal Scholar, Vander Heiden receives a $5,000 scholarship from the company in addition to professional mentorship from a Principal employee. …"
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Seven Iowans receive awards from DMACC alumni
AM 1590 KWBG
"Seven former DMACC students were recently recognized by the DMACC Alumni Association. …"
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
DMACC girds for $2.3M revenue hit as fall enrollment dips 6.9%
Business Record
"The state’s largest community college, Des Moines Area Community College, is facing a nearly 7% decline in enrollment this fall. …"
Monday, September 21, 2020
ISU student Pedro Salazar accepts NASA Lucy Ambassador position
Hola Iowa
"Salazar has been involved in various different NASA programs thanks to the help of Dr. Woods, a physics and math instructor at the DMACC Boone campus. …"
Monday, September 21, 2020
Estudiante de ISU, Pedro Salazar, acepta el puesto de Embajador Lucy de la NASA
Hola Iowa
"Salazar ha estado involucrado en diferentes programas de la NASA gracias a la ayuda del Dr. Woods, un instructor de física y matemáticas en el campus de DMACC Boone. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
Trucking industry still looking for more drivers
Radio Iowa
"The director of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Transportation Institute, Dave Pfiffner, says the industry got a lot of attention early on in the pandemic when store shelves emptied out of toilet paper. “There were shortages of a lot of different things, meats if you look at foodstuffs and consumable supplies — those seemed to be the areas where there were issues,” Pfiffner says. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
Coaches Corner
AM 1590 KWBG
"BJ McGinn, DMACC Athletic Director. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
ISU student Pedro Salazar accepts NASA Lucy Ambassador position
Iowa Space Grant Consortium
"Salazar has been involved in various different NASA programs thanks to the help of Dr. Woods, a physics and math instructor at the DMACC Boone campus. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
Trucking industry still looking for more Missouri drivers
KTTN - KGOZ
"Dave Pfiffner, the director of the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute, says truckers have been going the distance to try and get essential items to consumers. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
From teen mother to attorney: Iowa Latina ‘rolled with the punches’
Iowa Starting Line
"She graduated from Dowling, attended DMACC for two years, then graduated with a degree in political science from Grand View University in 2011. …"
Friday, September 18, 2020
Trucking industry still looking for more drivers
KJAN
"Pfiffner says the average starting salary for DMACC Transportation Institute graduates is 40 to 50-thousand dollars — with the ability to make 60-thousand annually within two years. …"
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Orgullo Hispano: Mary Campos an exceptional lady
Hola America
"She received an Honorary DMACC Nursing degree from DMACC President Rob Denson in 2019. And these are just of the few accolades she has received throughout her lifetime of activism. …"
Thursday, September 17, 2020
DMACC President Rob Denson honored as ‘Sage Over 70’
The Perry News
"Rob Denson, the 17-year president of the Des Moines Area Community College system, was recently inducted into the prestigious 2020 class of “Sages Over 70” by DSM Magazine. …"
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Outdoor Job Fair Wednesday at Evelyn K. Davis Center
WHO
"The Evelyn K. Davis Center is hosting its second outdoor career fair Wednesday. …"
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Rhonda Mart makes a difference in a rewarding career at New Hope
Carroll Times Herald
"Mart oversaw the development of New Hope’s Leadership Education and Training Program (LEAD), she created an innovative program to enhance employee wages through the creation of a challenge grant and endowment retention incentive for support staff, and she worked with Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll Campus to put together the innovative Hope Hall and student partnership with DMACC. …"
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Denson Honored by Sages over 70 Recognition
KWBG
"DMACC Board Chair Joe Pugel of Newton presented a plaque to DMACC President Rob Denson congratulating him on being selected to the prestigious 2020 Class of “Sages Over 70” by DSM Magazine. …"
Monday, September 14, 2020
Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families to host outdoor career fair on Sept. 16
CITYVIEW
"The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families (EKD Center) will host an Outdoor Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 16, outside of the EKD Center, which is located at 1171 7th Street in Des Moines. …"
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Current State of BVU
BVU Tack
"With Dr. Lenzmeier serving as interim president, his provost role has now been placed in a temporary position held by Kim Linduska, a retired executive level administrator from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Sunday, September 13, 2020
DMACC President talks career changes, acquiring new skills
We Are Iowa
"We talked to Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson to find out some of the most popular fields to work in right now, and what you can do about it. …"
Friday, September 11, 2020
DMACC CEO Golf Invitational raises $350,000 for scholarships, despite canceled event
Business Record
"The DMACC CEO Golf Invitational has raised more than $3.2 million over the last 13 years. …"
Friday, September 11, 2020
Evelyn K. Davis Center to host outdoor career fair on Sept. 16
Business Record
"The event will be held outside of the EKD Center, which is located at 1171 7th St. on the DMACC Urban Campus. …"
Friday, September 11, 2020
Coaches Corner
KWBG 1590 AM
"Chris Seabach, DMACC Golf …"
Friday, September 11, 2020
Allender selected for Goldman Sachs Business Program
KCII Radio
"The program is 100 hours and is administered through the Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, September 11, 2020
DMACC CEO Golf Invitational Raises $350,000 Despite Not Having a Social Day of Golfing
KWBG 1590 AM
"The annual DMACC Golf Outing has raised $3.2 million over the past 13 years. All of the money raised goes to DMACC student scholarships. Plans are already underway for the 14th annual event at Talons of Tuscany in Ankeny. …"
Thursday, September 10, 2020
See 'Idol' Maddie Poppe as she performs for Des Moines Area Community College
Des Moines Register
"Iowa's "American Idol," Maddie Poppe, will perform online for Des Moines Area Community College at 7 p.m. Thursday. …"
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
PHS building trades students dig in on second spec house
The Perry News
"The PHS students earn college credits for the class at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy, which also provides the construction tools for the program. …"
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
The Cultural Buzz
CITYVIEW
"DMACC’s Theatre Department finds ways to share performance passion with audiences. …"
Monday, September 07, 2020
Federal grant helps veterans get CDLs
American Trucker
"On Aug. 25, the DMACC Transportation Institute was awarded an $86,299 grant from the FMCSA. …"