DMACC in the News

January 2020
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
New digital classroom at DMACC
We Are Iowa
"Mike Hoffman, Executive Director of DMACC Continuing Education, stopped by “Iowa Live” on CW Iowa 23 today to talk about an exciting new digital classroom on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. The classroom was made possible by a $97,000 grant from Facebook. …"
Monday, January 20, 2020
DMACC, Facebook to host ribbon cutting for new digital classroom in Ankney
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College and Facebook will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and demonstration to celebrate a new digital classroom located on the College’s Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, January 17, 2020
'It's all them': Mohawk Bakery lets students think on their feet
Globe Gazette
"In February, she’s taking the students to Des Moines Area Community College to see a whole pig taken apart. …"
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Mayor Pete Buttigieg to participate in DMACC forum
The Perry News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Monday its next presidential candidate forum on the economic future of the U.S. will feature South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. …"
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Kevin Lewis named DMACC cross country coach
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) athletics director B.J. McGinn has announced the hiring of Kevin Lewis as the school’s men’s and women’s cross country coach. …"
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Iowa college students learn about 2020 election up close
Public News Service
"Des Moines Area Community College has co-hosted forums with several Democratic presidential candidates. …"
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Pella Career Academy early childhood classes added
KNIA-KRLS
"Several courses are being added to build an early childhood education program, which will be created in conjunction with Central College and DMACC. …"
Monday, January 13, 2020
Funding extended for DMACC YouthBuild program
Business Record
"The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration has extended funding through 2023 for the Des Moines Area Community College YouthBuild of Central Iowa program. …"
Friday, January 10, 2020
DMACC to host ‘Pack the Gym’ basketball doubleheader on Jan. 11
Boone Republican News
"The DMACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams will host a “Pack The Gym” doubleheader versus North Iowa Community College (NIACC) on Saturday, Jan. 11, on the DMACC Boone Campus, and FREE admission will be offered for all K-12 students who attend wearing their school’s gear. …"
Friday, January 10, 2020
Workforce, corrections agencies seek to engage employers to hire ex-offenders
The Business Record
"Al-Hameed completed a certificate program in transportation, distribution and logistics through Des Moines Area Community College, which led to her being hired by a logistics company in Des Moines. …"
Thursday, January 09, 2020
DMPS Has a very special PLACE to support more graduates
Des Moines Public Schools
"DMPS partners with Des Moines Area Community College, United Way, Iowa Employment Solutions, and the Iowa Department of Education to make PLACE possible. The program serves former district students between the ages of 21-25 who aged out of traditional high school before getting a diploma. …"
Thursday, January 09, 2020
DMACC to host 'Pack the Gym' basketball doubleheader Saturday
Carroll Times Herald
"The DMACC men's and women's basketball teams will host a “Pack the Gym” doubleheader versus North Iowa Community College on Saturday on the DMACC Boone Campus, and free admission will be offered for all K-12 students who attend wearing their school’s gear. …"
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Feds extend funding for DMACC YouthBuild of Central Iowa
The Perry News
"The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has extended funding through 2023 for the YouthBuild of Central Iowa program, a Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) pre-apprenticeship program that targets disadvantaged youth. …"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
DMACC staff, students climbing stairs for 17 hours for National Take the Stairs Day
WHO
"Wednesday, January 8th is National Take the Stairs Day and students and staff at DMACC Ankeny are taking the stairs all day long. …"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
DMACC-Ankeny takes part in National Take Stairs Day
WHO
"Students and faculty at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny took part in "National Take the Stairs Day" today (Wednesday). …"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Take the stairs and you can improve your health
Radio Iowa
"Heather Johnson, a development manager at the American Lung Association of Iowa, says dozens of students and others at the Des Moines Area Community College fitness center in Ankeny will be taking the stairs — all day long. …"
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Making strides in workforce development
Rental Management
"He can take a few more courses outside of the Career Academy through Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) because what he earns in the high school classroom doesn’t quite get him to the two-year associate’s degree. …"
Thursday, January 02, 2020
College Signee: WH's Gilgen finds perfect fit at DMACC
Missouri Valley Times
"When making her final college selection, West Harrison’s Chloe Gilgen studied her college choices like she studied her opponents. Once she spotted an opening she liked, she made her post-high school decision with authority, like slamming a kill. Gilgen signed her letter of intent on Dec. 17 to continue playing volleyball at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone in the fall of 2020. …"
December 2019
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to participate in DMACC forum
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced Monday its next presidential candidate forum on the economic future of the U.S. will feature Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar. …"
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Adel DMACC high school student takes seventh in Iowa Auto Skills Contest
Boone News Republican
"Two Perry DMACC Career Academy High School students captured seventh-place in the 28th annual DMACC/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Automotive Skills Contest recently held at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Thursday, December 26, 2019
DMACC selected to offer Honda Pact Training option
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is only Iowa institution approved by Honda to offer its training program …"
Friday, December 20, 2019
DMACC’s online business degree ranks sixth in country
Clay and Milk
"Des Moines Area Community College’s online business degree is one of the nation’s top-ranked programs, according to Intelligent.com, an online magazine and resource dedicated to students. …"
Friday, December 20, 2019
Letter to the editor: Perry Pride shines for state visitors
The Perry News
"Letter from DMACC Perry Center director Eddie Diaz …"
Thursday, December 19, 2019
ISU grad had a winding journey to finally get her degree
Radio Iowa
"After earning her GED, Noanady enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College to become a nurse, but shifted gears and eventually earned an associate degree in marketing. …"
Thursday, December 19, 2019
DMACC's online business degree ranks No. 6 in nation
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College’s online business degree is one of the nation’s top-ranked programs, according to Intelligent.com, an online magazine and resource dedicated to students. …"
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Reynolds, Gregg visit Perry for economic development meeting
The Perry News
"Current IRDC sponsors include Des Moines Area Community College …"
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
DMACC online business degree ranked one of nations best
KWBG Local News
"DMACC’s online Business Degree is one of the nation’s top-ranked programs according to Intelligent.com, an online magazine and resource dedicated to students. …"
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Digital wolf
Ag Info
"Jeremy Hoffmann, Chair of the Cyber Security Program at Des Moines Area Community College says the need for protecting our information needs to be a bigger priority than it is. …"
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Perry nursing students graduate from DMACC Boone
The Perry News
"Two Perry students of the Boone DMACC Campus were recent fall grads in the nursing sciences. …"
Monday, December 16, 2019
Perry student earns high marks in written portion of DMACC Automotive Skills Contest
Boone News Republican
"Congratulations to Perry’s Alex Fickbohm for being the highest scoring sophomore in Iowa in the DMACC Automotive Skills Contest written test. …"
Monday, December 16, 2019
Iowan to Know: Extravagant Christmas cards in high demand from Urbandale couple
We Are Iowa
"As a graphic design instructor at DMACC, Michael is well-equipped for the job. …"
Monday, December 16, 2019
Iowa State's first nursing class graduates this weekend
WHO TV
"Because DMACC is the largest nursing school in the state and most of its graduates stay local, presidents of both DMACC and ISU thought it was most fitting that Iowa State University add a BSN program. …"
Monday, December 16, 2019
Iowa State student balances school, children, journalism in pursuit of passion
Iowa State University News Service
"She returned to Des Moines Area Community College to get her GED – which she completed in less than six months. …"
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Colleges and universities concerned over declining population
KIOW
"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. …"
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Waukee student graduates from WTA Program
Dallas County News
"DMACC Workforce Training Academy (WTA) graduate Deborah Kyomugisha graduated from the Health Care Sterile Processing program. …"
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Urban Campus student inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
"Angel Nunez Torres of Osceola, a current student at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Urban Campus, was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society on Dec. 5 during a special ceremony held on the DMACC Urban Campus. …"
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
'You've gotta have heart' for CNA program at Perry DMACC
The Perry News
"Fresh swine hearts were the object lesson Wednesday for the dozen students in the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) class at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy. …"
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Des Moines Area Community College works to build trust and engagement with Spanish-speaking students and families
NASFAA
"One institution — Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) — has found a way to bridge the gap and help make financial aid more digestible for broader groups of students. …"
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Pella FFA alumna competes in state agriculture pageant
KNIA-KRLS
"She is from Reasnor, Iowa and attended Pella Community Schools, graduating in the class of 2018, and is currently attending DMACC. …"
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
DMACC to offer Honda PACT training for automotive students
The Perry News
"The DMACC Automotive Program announced Tuesday it has received approval from the Iowa Department of Education to offer the Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) program beginning in fall 2020. …"
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
DMACC Automotive Program to offer Honda technician training
Business Record
"The DMACC Automotive Program announced today it has received Iowa Department of Education approval to begin offering the Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training) Program beginning in fall 2020. …"
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 program
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. …"