DMACC in the News

December 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019
DMACC to train instructors for Kosovo energy facility
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson (left) on Thursday signed an agreement with Kosovo’s minister of economic development, Valdrin Lluka (right), that paves the way for DMACC training classes in welding and other skilled trades to be offered within the Kosovo Energy Corp.’s new facilities in Prishtina. …"
Thursday, December 05, 2019
DMACC strikes training deal with Kosovo Energy Corporation
The Perry News
"Des Moines Area Community Collee President Rob Denson and Kosovo Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka signed an agreement Thursday that paves the way for DMACC training classes in welding and other skilled trades to be offered within the Kosovo Energy Corporation’s (KEK) new facilities in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. …"
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Newton DMACC announces new baking program
Newton Daily News
"Is a culinary arts class centered around baking the best thing since sliced bread? For some students at Newton DMACC, it very well could be. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Iowa's population issues a concern for college officials
Public News Service
"Students at Des Moines Area Community College will be able to earn their bachelor's degree through the University of Northern Iowa, which will offer a physical presence at the community college. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Creston's Keeler keeps connection to DMACC alive
www.kmaland.com
"The Creston to DMACC connection is set to continue with senior standout Sara Keeler. The Panthers first baseman tells KMA Sports DMACC is one of the offers she was most hoping for during the recruiting process. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Thanksgiving dinner at DMACC
Journal Express
"DMACC Southridge Center Liberal Arts students Elizabeth Jolly of Pleasantville, Mia Hughes of Indianola nd Paige Furler of Indianola pose for a photo …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
DMACC Newton to Add Baking and Pastry Arts to Culinary Institute
https://whotv.com
"Des Moines Area Community College has announced it will begin a new program in the culinary area for baking and pastry arts. …"
Monday, December 02, 2019
Iowa inmates expected to finish building two houses by year's end
Iowa Public Radio
"He said a new one-year general construction apprenticeship program will start up in January in a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, December 02, 2019
DMACC Newton Campus to launch ici's® new Baking and Pastry Arts
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College plans to launch ici's® new Baking and Pastry Arts at its Newton Campus next fall. …"
Monday, December 02, 2019
DMACC launches new Baking and Pastry Arts at Newton Campus
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College and the Iowa Culinary Institute are launching a new Baking and Pastry Arts at DMACC's Newton Campus, according to a news release from the school. …"
November 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Reinventing a new way to give
Newton Daily News
"The idea originated from comments heard by red kettle bell ringers who were frequently told people would donate money but they did not carry cash, said Joe DeHart, the provost of Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus and chair of the Newton Salvation Army’s advisory board. …"
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
DMACC students turning surgical wrappers into sleeping mats, pillows for homeless
WHO TV
"Before surgery, utensils are always wrapped to be sterilized, but then those surgical wrappers are quickly discarded and head straight for the landfill. That's why the DMACC surgical technology students decided to repurpose them into sleeping mats and pillows for the homeless. …"
Monday, November 25, 2019
University of Northern Iowa president sees opportunity in 'uphill battle' to increase student admission
The Gazette
"UNI, according to Nook, is taking steps to better brand itself and increase its outreach and collaborations — including with the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus, the first public majority-minority college campus in Iowa. …"
Monday, November 25, 2019
Staying healthy during flu season requires effort
Boone News Republican
"Janelle Patterson, a professor of nursing at Des Moines Area Community College, has both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. …"
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Local students join DMACC President Rob Denson for ‘Lunch With the President’
Boone News Republican
"President Denson regularly joins students for lunch at each of DMACC's six Campuses. Denson said he likes to hear directly from students regarding what they like best about DMACC, as well as what could help improve their experience at the College. …"
Friday, November 22, 2019
Kuemper, Carroll And Glidden-Ralston students get crash course In entrepreneurship from SBDC’s Innovate U
Carroll Broadcasting Company online
"Sixty-seven Kuemper Catholic, Carroll and Glidden-Ralston High School Students enrolled in Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus’ (DMACC) Internship course participated in an entrepreneurship seminar. …"
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Growing college costs put focus on financial aid
Daily Iowegian
"The bottom line, senior Collin Minear said, is: “Your college choice might depend on how much money you have or how much in loans you want to take out.” Minear, 17, a senior, said he plans on attending Des Moines Area Community College because it will be an easier transition from high school and to college and will cost less than a four-year college. …"
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Iowa workforce program awards $6.6M 'Last-Dollar' scholarships
The Gazette
"Gov. Kim Reynolds introduces Sarah Keehn, a North Iowa Area Community College student seeking to become a certified medical assistant, and Drake Noble, a Des Moines Area Community College student enrolled in an information technology program, during a news conference Tuesday focusing on the state’s Last-Dollar Scholarship program. …"
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2019 DMACC Small Business Awards & some thoughts from an Iowa business owner
Farmboy
"On Tuesday, September 10, Farmboy was recognized, along with five other Iowa businesses at their Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Awards. …"
Sunday, November 17, 2019
UNI looks forward with partnerships
The Courier
"UNI President Mark Nook and President Rob Denson of Des Moines Area Community College announced a new 2+2 partnership — earning an associate of arts degree on DMACC’s Urban Campus, then completing work through UNI for a bachelor of liberal studies degree. …"
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Indianola student has lunch with DMACC president
Indianola Independent Advocate
"A group of DMACC students pose for a photo with DMACC President Rob Denson after taking part in 'Lunch With the President' Nov. 12, on the DMACC West Des Moines Campus. …"
Friday, November 15, 2019
Design a beer label for this contest, win cash and meet 'Napoleon Dynamite cast members
Des Moines Register
"DMACC and Court Avenue Brewing Co. have announced a unique design contest in conjunction with ciLive! — also known as Celebrate Innovation Live! — as the week-long speaker series prepares to mark its 11th year. …"
Friday, November 15, 2019
Pleasantville student to work on donated car
Journal Express
"A Pleasantville student has the opportunity to learn about the inter-workings of a vehicle thanks to a donation to the DMACC Southridge Center. …"
Friday, November 15, 2019
Iowa women-led micro-brewery grasps national attention
KCCI
"Gezellig Brewing Company is located inside Des Moines Area Community College's Legacy Plaza in Newton. It opened in the former Maytag Corporate Headquarters five months ago. …"
Thursday, November 14, 2019
A look into DMACC's education program for incarcerated Iowans
KCCI
"Approximately 5,000 prisoners leave prisons each year in Iowa. Des Moines Area Community College is helping train them to enter the workforce. …"
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Boone high school students compete in auto skills contest
Boone News Republican
"Twelve Boone High School students competed in the 28th annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skills Contest recently at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4-H RISE conference exposes Central Iowa youths to higher ed options
Business Record
"More than 80 students from Polk County and Dallas County heard about opportunities to pursue higher education during the 4-H RISE College Access Conference held this week at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus. …"
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
DMACC's Denson gathers 12 to dine in Lunch with the President
The Perry News
"DMACC President Rob Denson sat down with a dozen DMACC students Tuesday for one of his periodic Lunch with the President events on the DMACC West Des Moines Campus. …"
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
DMACC, Court Avenue Brewing Co. release ciLive! 11 bottle label design contest
Business Record
"Court Avenue Brewing Co. and Des Moines Area Community College are partnering to host a bottle label design contest in celebration of ciLive! 11, DMACC’s weeklong speaker series taking place March 9-13 at the DMACC West Campus. …"
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Civil rights leader Campos to receive honorary nursing degree from DMACC
Business Record
"Longtime Iowa civil rights leader Mary Campos will receive an honorary nursing degree from Des Moines Area Community College on Wednesday. …"
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4H RISE Conference helping local students
We Are Iowa
"Students learned leadership skills and explored career options with DMACC during the recent 4-H RISE College Access. …"
Thursday, November 07, 2019
DMACC students react to new partnership with UNI
WHO TV
"Line Ponsonnet came to america to live with her aunt.  She said, "Basically, I came here to learn english because I come from France."  Des Moines is the only American home she`s known and she`s thankful it may stay that way.  "I`m happy because I already left my family once.   I want to stay here," said Ponsonnet. …"
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Perry DMACC students compete in annual IADA auto skills contests
The Perry News
"Twenty-nine Perry High School students recently competed in the 28th annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA) Automotive Skills Contest at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Thursday, November 07, 2019
College president with CDL enjoys being at the wheel
Trucker News
"Fewer are those who have “JD” appended to their names. It signifies they earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and are lawyers. Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, is one such educator/lawyer. But Denson, also has another certification of which he is equally proud: CDL. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Proposal: Get a bachelor's from UNI without ever leaving Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"A new agreement announced Wednesday would permit students to obtain a University of Northern Iowa bachelor's degree without leaving Des Moines Area Community College's Des Moines campus, making higher education more accessible for metro-area students. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
UNI and DMACC to partner, offering bachelor's degree program in Des Moines
KWWL
"The University of Northern Iowa is partnering with Des Moines Area Community college to provide a bachelor’s program from a Des Moines location. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
DMACC and UNI announce partnership porgram
KCCI
"The University of Northern Iowa will start a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College's Urban Campus. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
UNI and DMACC partnering to offer affordable pathway to bachelor's degree in Des Moines
WHO
"A new program from DMACC and the University of Northern Iowa means metro students can earn a Bachelor’s degree without leaving Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
UNI and DMACC partner to offer bachelor's degree program in Des Moines
The Courier
"The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are entering into a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree - all while benefiting from the convenience of the Des Moines location. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
DMACC, UNI announce new four-year degree partnership
WHO Newsradio
"Students who start school at Des Moines Area Community College can finish at the University of Northern Iowa--all without leaving Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
New programs allows you to get a UNI degree at DMACC in Des Moines
Radio Iowa
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the University of Northern Iowa announced a program today that allows students to get a UNI degree in Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
'UNI at DMACC' partnership to bring bachelor's program to Urban Campus
Business Record
"The University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College today announced “UNI at DMACC,” a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree that they can complete without relocating from Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
DMACC and UNI propose Bachelor's degree partnership
We are Iowa
"DMACC and UNI announced a 2+ 2 Partnership. …"
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
University of Northern Iowa, DMACC to unveil new '2+2' partnership
The Gazette
"After a year of negotiations, the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College this week will unveil a new “2+2” relationship providing Des Moines-area community college students a ready-made path to a four-year bachelor’s degree. …"
Monday, November 04, 2019
How are students from Kosovo ending up in Iowa?
WHO
"It won't surprise you that Des Moines Area Community College is preparing students for jobs in the renewable energy field in the future...but how are students from Kosovo finding out about the program? …"
October 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A place for everyone DMACC in Carroll hosts LGBTQ+ 'inclusivity panel'
Carroll Times Herald
"During a panel hosted by Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll focused on LGBTQ+ people and issues, Dr. Mindy Graham-Hinners, a psychology instructor at DMACC in Carroll, said that more than just two genders exist, but society doesn’t always see it that way. …"
Monday, October 28, 2019
DMACC’s Annual STEM Festival includes new information sessions
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College is hosting its annual STEM festival with new sessions for both parents and students. …"
Monday, October 28, 2019
Women in Energy Scholarship program kicks off with 28 Kosovar students joining Des Moines Area Community College
Millenium Challenge Corporation
"Starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, 28 women from Kosovo have received scholarships to study technology, science, math and electrical engineering at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), in Iowa. …"
Friday, October 25, 2019
Polk County awards $200,000 grant for DMACC Urban Campus renovation
Business Record
"The DMACC Foundation has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Polk County Community Development Grant Program to support the foundation’s "Building Community" fundraising campaign to modernize and expand the DMACC Urban Campus. …"
Friday, October 25, 2019
DMACC lands federal aid to help veterans and families
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has received $87,860 in federal aid to support tuition grants to veterans as part of a U.S. Department of Transportation effort to improve safety in the commercial driving field. …"
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Quinn receives DMACC President's Medal of Honor
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has presented Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, with the DMACC President’s Medal of Honor. …"
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
DMACC inclusivity panel highlights the importance of belonging to the LGBTQ+ community
CBC Online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus hosted its second seminar in their We Include series Wednesday afternoon with a focus on LGBTQ+ inclusivity. …"
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Former DMACC student recognized
Carroll Times Herald
"Yager, 26, graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll in May and was awarded three different scholarships for her hard work, grade-point average and drive. …"
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Des Moines police give free car service, not traffic tickets
We Are Iowa
"Members of the Des Moines Police Department teamed up with automotive students and faculty from Des Moines Area Community College to provide free oil changes, service to headlights and brake lights, filling windshield wiper fluid, and fixing wipers. …"
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Eagle flies on Sunday at Josh Davis Memorial Plaza
The Perry News
"Palek, who teaches courses in airbrush and illustration in the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny art department, is well known in Perry for his recent murals in the Perry Perk coffeehouse and on the back wall of the restored Sinclair gas station at Third and Willis. …"
Saturday, October 19, 2019
DMACC in Perry Officially Offering Citizenship Classes
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Classes are now available at the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Career Academy in Perry for those interested in obtaining United States citizenship, and there’s still an opportunity to join. …"
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Community Car Checkup produces positive relationships with Des Moines police
WHO
"Hike's headlight went out the other night, so volunteers from DMACC, O’Halloran International and NAPA replaced the light for free and found a couple other things wrong with her car. …"
Friday, October 18, 2019
Harvesting the Champion Seeds Big Show Corn Cam plot at DMACC
WHO
"One of the unique things about DMACC is they operate a fully-functioning farm, so this guy is waiting for that harvested corn to become lunch, the purest form of value-added agriculture …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Perry’s Alexis Bixler takes lead role in DMACC Boone fall production
The Perry News
"Alexis Bixler of Perry has a starring role in the current Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) production of “Funny Little Thing Called Love,” set to be staged Nov. 1-2 at the DMACC Boone Campus. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Facebook announces education grants for multiple Iowa schools
Clay and Milk
"Facebook announced this week education investment grants to multiple education institutions in the Des Moines area. In one grant, Facebook is expanding its partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) by giving $97,000 to build a new, digital classroom to expand education opportunities to Iowa residents. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Manufacturing the next generation of talent
Des Moines Register
"Examples of programs offered at Des Moines Area Community College include advanced manufacturing, applied engineering technology, robotics, CAD technology and more. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Students challenged to find their own success at UNI leadership conference
The Courier
"But Garcia got busy learning the language of his new country at Des Moines Area Community College while working as a hotel dishwasher. “It took me …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Iowa Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - from an Iowa small business owner
Farmboy Inc.
"Earlier this year I was introduced to a program through Des Moines Area Community College – Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Facebook awards $355,000 grant to Bondurant-Farrar Schools to buy new laptops
Des Moines Register
"The social media giant, which operates four data center buildings in Altoona and is now building a fifth, also announced Wednesday that it will award nearly $100,000 to Des Moines Area Community College to build a digital classroom and $40,000 to the Southeast Polk Community School District for STEM education. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Facebook awards over $800,000 to Des Moines area schools
We Are Iowa
"According to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) officials, one of the grants will expand the partnership between DMACC and Facebook as it gives DMACC $97,000 to build a new digital classroom. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Next We Include series at DMACC will be panel discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity
CBC Online
"The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is hosting the next installment in the We Include series next week. …"
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
STEM festival for kids planned at DMACC's Ankeny Campus
WHO News Radio
"Plans are underway for a big event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny this month to introduce kids to STEM careers. …"
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Supervisors give blessings to IDALS wetland on county farm
The Perry News
"The Dallas County Board of Supervisors gave provisional approval last month to a plan by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Agribusiness Program to construct a five-acre wetland on county farmland rented by DMACC and used as a teaching farm. …"
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Annual shred event brings security to document destruction
The Perry News
"“Could we start doing this twice a year?” said one of the paper-laden drive-through droppers off in the parking area between the library and the Des Moines Area Community College Perry Van Kirk Career Academy. …"
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Creating valuable partnerships to combat the growing digital skills gap
Training Magazine
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) partnered with Facebook as part of its plan to train 1 million people across the U.S. by 2020, by ensuring business owners have the skills they need to grow their business, and that job seekers have the tools they need to compete in the digital economy. …"
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Non-profit works to narrow the workforce gap between retail industry and people with disabilites
WHO
"Disability Rights Iowa is focusing on the fashion retail industry Wednesday and they are collaborating with the DMACC Fashion Institute to both encourage those with disabilities to apply for jobs in the fashion and retail industry but also encourage designers to develop disability-friendly clothes that are both comfortable and fashionable. …"
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Two DMACC educators receive ACTE awards
KWBG Local News
"Two Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Educators were award recipients at the recent Association for Career and Technical Educators conference held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, October 04, 2019
INLA volunteers help landscape at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City
Irrigation and Green Industry
"Students from Kirkwood Community College and Des Moines Area Community College added to the dozens of volunteers who worked around the building to help beautify the front and back areas. The volunteers installed plants and flowers, mulched and created space for a new swing set and butterfly garden. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Goldman Sachs Small Business program looking for applicants
Marion Times
"The program, provided through the state's 15 community colleges including Kirkwood Community College, is led by Des Moines Area Community College. It helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. The program is provided at no cost with support from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and a curriculum designed in partnership with Babson College. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019
DMACC celebrates grand re-opening of larger Evelyn K. Davis Center
Business Record
"DMACC President Rob Denson, DMACC Urban Campus Provost Anne Howsare Boyens, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines President Kristi Knous, Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend and Bobbretta Brewton, a community leader, each spoke at the celebration and open house. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019
ciLive to feature everything from “Napoleon Dynamite” to Harley Davidson
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s annual Celebrate! Innovation event has morphed into a year-long program that will livestream main events featuring everything from "Napoleon Dynamite" actors to the guy who helped revive Harley Davidson brand. …"
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Master Gardener program provides produce for local food pantry
Newton Daily News
"The Jasper County Master Gardeners “Growing Together Donation Garden” site is made possible by in-kind support from the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus. …"
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Grand Reopening: Evelyn K. Davis Center’s Larger Facility Helping Expand Services
WHO TV
"For seven years the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families has been providing services for the unemployed and underemployed populations in the Des Moines metro. But as the word got out and their services continue to grow, so does their need for more space. That’s why Wednesday they are celebrating a grand reopening for their new location next to DMACC’s urban campus. …"
September 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Breaking barriers: African American Museum honors Simon Estes for lifetime of achievements
The Gazette
"“I always feel honored and humbled and grateful,” he said by phone Tuesday from Des Moines Area Community College, one of the schools where he teaches. “I feel that my contribution will help motivate not only people who are African-American, but those who are not, that we’ll all learn to love one another. I always tell students this: I believe God made us different colors, different shapes of our eyes, to test the quality of our character — can we love someone if they look different from the way we look.” …"
Friday, September 27, 2019
You can step up your kitchen skills with these fall cooking classes at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Iowa Culinary Institute is offering plenty of short classes this fall at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny and Newton campuses where you can learn new kitchen skills like making holiday treats. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Honored DMACC adjunct Nicole McFarland has ELL passion
The Perry News
"Nicole has been teaching for 12 years in the K-12 system and for the last 2.5 years has been a DMACC English Language Learner (ELL) adjunct instructor, but her love of teaching dates from her childhood. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Degrees of Debt: 529 plans becoming increasingly popular for parents saving for child's college
Des Moines Register
""If you're thinking about saving for a son or daughter's education, it's absolutely admirable, but you don't want to just begin the process in high school," said Ean Freels, financial aid director at Des Moines Area Community College. "You want to start saving as soon as you possibly can." …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Volunteers donate time, new landscaping to Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City
KCRG
"It was part of their annual Day of Service project. Students from Kirkwood Community College and Des Moines Area Community College added to the dozens of volunteers worked around the building to help beautify the front and back. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Vet finds career in nursing as fulfilling as military
McFarland Thistle
"Seventeen-year-old Weber graduated high school one year early and was taking classes at Des Moines Area Community College in 2007 when she was introduced to the idea of joining the military. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
DMACC Boone Campus student accepted into NASA L'Space virutal academy program
KWBG Local News Radio
"Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current Liberal Arts and Pre-Engineering Program student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High School, was recently selected to participate in the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s Fall 2019 session. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
DMACC student accepted into NASA L'SPACE Virtual Academy
innovationIOWA
"Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current pre-engineering student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High, will join the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s fall 2019 session. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Latino Heritage Festival announces scholarship award recipients
Cityview
"This year’s scholarship recipients are: Cindy Delgado Parra, Iowa State University; Karen Delgado, Iowa State University; Brenda Guzman Linworth, Grand View University; Isabela Flores, University of Iowa; Yariel Salinas Reyes, Iowa State University; Jissel Gomez Torres, Iowa State University; Alexa Pinos, Grand View University; Diana Valdez Pillado, Grandview University; Derly Beacom, Grand View University; Leslie Leanos, Des Moines Area Community College; Assua Phongsavanh, Iowa State University; and Stephanie Ornelas Salazar, Grand View University. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
These fall dining events are created by Iowa Culinary Institute alumni and instructors
Des Moines Register
"DMACC has three dining events coming up this fall for your dining enjoyment. Enjoy up to three uniquely themed tasting dinners created by chef-alumni and staff members of Iowa Culinary Institute at the Ankeny campus located at 2006 S. Ankeny Boulevard in Building 7. …"
Monday, September 23, 2019
Bringing tech jobs to rural Iowa
Farm Progress
"Tech partners in the Jefferson Forge initiative have increased, with Facebook recently announcing it is providing digital marketing scholarships for DMACC students. …"
Friday, September 20, 2019
NOTEBOOK: Words of wisdom from DMACC Small Business Award winners
Business Record
"Representatives of six companies took the stage at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Sept. 10 to accept various Small Business Awards from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Kosovo president in Des Moines for event
iHeart Radio
"Kosovo President Hashim Thaҫi and others from the Balkan country will be on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus Thursday. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Local businesses recognized during the Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Award Ceremony
KNIA-KRLS
"The Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Award Recipients were announced Tuesday at the 2019 Small Business Awards Ceremony held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville and G.I. Warehouse in Pella were both recognized. Peace Tree Brewing received the Most Innovative Company award while G.I. Warehouse Corp was recognized as the 2019 Small Business of the Year. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DMACC Job Fair and Truck Rodeo
We Are Iowa
"Lou Sipolt, co-host of the "Iowa Live" morning show on KCWI-TV, interviews DMACC Transportation Institute Director Dave Pfiffner at the annual Job Fair and Truck Rodeo. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DMACC students utilizing new scholarship to cover expenses
We Are Iowa
"The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship at Des Moines Area Community College is designed to help two groups of students: Those right out of high school and adults 20 years old and up who are coming back to retrain or looking for a new career field. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
DMACC stakes 1,100 flags for Suicide Prevention Week
KCCI
"DMACC Urban Campus lined their sidewalks with 1,100 yellow flags to bring awareness to National Suicide Prevention Week. According to DMACC representatives more than 1,100 college students between 18 and 24 die due to suicide each year. The American College Health Association says about one in 10 college students have considered suicide. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Ames Lego Artist Lands Hollywood Celebs With First Project
WHO TV
"And then our second client, Des Moines Area Community College has a wonderful professor there by the name of Simon Estes,” said Ihle. “Currently we are half way through Simon Estes and look forward to getting the second half done.” …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Helicopter Pilot to Speak on Combat in Vietnam
KWBG
"U.S. Marine Gerald Berry, formerly of Des Moines, will speak about flying helicopters in the Vietnam War in presentations at four DMACC campuses. During the conflict, Berry earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When Saigon fell to the Communists, Berry spent more than 18 hours flying hundreds of refugees to safety. …"
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
First Corteva Agriscience-funded rural scholarship awarded for computer languages program
High Plains Journal
"Corteva Agriscience, together with Des Moines Area Community College, has awarded the first of 25 scholarships created as part of a pilot program to train rural-based students in high-value, high-demand software development and technology skills. …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Melody Bethards named Excellence in Simulation Award winner
EMS World
"iSimulate announced Sept. 3 that Melody Bethards, MSN, EdD(c), RN, CNE, CHSE, simulation coordinator at Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa, has been named the winner of the 2019 iSimulate Excellence in Simulation Award. …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Jefferson draws a crowd at Rural Forge opening
Business Record
"The new remote office for Pillar employees is designed to bring tech jobs to the county and offer a future technology Forge Academy in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and Corteva Agriscience, which pledged $187,500 toward 25 computer science scholarships.  …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Nevada High School is first in Story County to offer Registered Apprenticeship Program
Ames Tribune
"Gross said Nevada school district has a welding workshop on-site, and has been offering welding classes through Des Moines Area Community College for about four years. …"
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Reynolds: Jefferson initiative to bring high-tech jobs to rural Iowa could be model for nation
Des Moines Register
"Tech partners in the initiative grew Saturday, with Facebook announcing it's providing student digital marketing scholarships for Des Moines Area Community College students that leaders estimate will total about $100,000. …"
Saturday, September 07, 2019
New Technology Hub Offers a Unique Opportunity to Rural Students
WHO TV
"Corteva in partnership with DMACC created the Rural Scholarship program committing $187,500 to support 25 scholarships to qualifying applicants …"
Friday, September 06, 2019
PHS building-trades students in field Friday at future home site
The Perry News
"The new Perry High School Building Trades Program is off and running, with PHS students and teachers gathering at the construction site Friday morning near 12th Street and Otley Avenue. …"