DMACC in the News

June 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
2019 DART ROADeo with DMACC
We Are Iowa
"What happens when a tv host gets in a DART bus to race a community college president? A lot of fun. …"
Friday, June 21, 2019
Dallas County Fair Queen crowned Polk County Miss United States Agriculture
Dallas County News
"McBride is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny where she studies Agribusiness and Animal Science. She currently works at the Des Moines Area Community College Farm, helping with calving, farrowing, planting and breeding. …"
Thursday, June 20, 2019
'50 Cent Children's Parade' at DMACC Ankeny Campus
Local 5 - We Are Iowa
"Donations from parade attendees will benefit the DMACC Child Development Center …"
Thursday, June 20, 2019
DMACC Public Discussion Concerning Civility on Social Media
CBC Online
"To explore the issue further, the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus hosted a public discussion Wednesday, led by a panel of community members and social media users. …"
Monday, June 17, 2019
In Jefferson, governor spotlights DMACC tech scholarships
Carroll Times Herald
"Starting in fall 2019, Corteva will fund 25 scholarships — a total of $187,500 — for students in Des Moines Area Community College’s Computer Languages program, where they will receive computer science training. Upon completing their studies, select graduates will participate in a four-month commercial software development training program at a new office Pillar Technologies — which is now owned by Accenture — is opening in September. …"
Friday, June 14, 2019
ICI culinary students attend Beef 101 workshop
KTIC Radio Ag Blog
"Culinary students from the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) learned about the beef industry and beef cuts at a Beef 101 educational workshop hosted by the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) on April 17, 2019. …"
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Nationwide shortage of truck drivers
Local 5 - We Are Iowa
"There is a nationwide shortage of truck drivers, WOI ABC 5 reports, and graduates of the DMACC Transportation Institute are in high demand. Daytime classes to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) at DMACC start every three weeks, year-round, while evening classes are offered four times per year. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Works by regional artists featured at art center
Muscatine Journal
"Wood manages photo shoots for Better Homes and Gardens products and teaches History of Photography at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Bears Hire New Baseball Coach
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College athletics director B.J. McGinn announced the hiring of Nic Mishler as the school’s new baseball coach. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Informational meeting provides glimpse into the proposed Healthy Life Center
Ames Tribune
"Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College are the other two entities also contributing to the center. …"
Monday, June 10, 2019
A one-of-a-kind center focusing on "Live Well. Be Well."
Local 5 - We Are Iowa
"The Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Des Moines Area Community College, Story County, and Heartland Senior Services have partnered with the city to contribute their expertise and services. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
2019 Forbes list of "America's Best Employers by State" (DMACC ranked #29 in Iowa)
Business Record
"The University of Iowa, Vermeer, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and General Mills top the list of Iowa’s 31 best employers according to Forbes, as the publication released its Best Employers by State 2019 list. The list includes organizations based in Iowa and out of state. Iowa-based companies that made the list are Vermeer, Grinnell Mutual, Principal Financial Group, Hy-Vee, Wells Enterprises, UnityPoint Health, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Fareway; municipalities and schools are the University of Iowa and its hospital system, the city of Des Moines, the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa State University, Davenport Community School District and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Corteva Agriscience, Accenture Pilot Program to Bring Tech Skills to Rural Iowa
Successful Farming
"Students and educators who participate in this pilot project, which will include Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), will gain these skills while remaining in the community of 4,300 people. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Corteva partners with Accenture to provide scholarships in rural Iowa
Clay and Milk
"Corteva Agriscience announced yesterday plans to fund 25 scholarships for students in Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Computer Languages program. Starting in fall 2019, the Rural Forge Scholarships will provide selected students with $7,500 each. …"
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
Building Iowa's robotics workforce
Business Record
"When robotics and electronics engineering students at Des Moines Area Community College are called on by recruiters, they’re often hearing from folks who graduated from a similar two-year program who are now pulling in six-figure salaries at Iowa manufacturing companies. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Des Moines University to move west after decades downtown
KCCI
"West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer said he is thrilled to have the medical school nestled between Microsoft's Data Center and Des Moines Area Community College's Technology Center. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Graduation from Des Moines' Hoover High marks a shared day of hope for refugee and her family
Des Moines Register
"When Thein learned she’d earned a scholarship from the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation, the two rejoiced. “I think what’s making her the most successful is her drive,” Stribling said. “She really is a hard worker.” Even after she’d locked in plans to attend DMACC, Thein stopped in weekly, “even if it was to give a hug and say hi,” Stribling said. ”She’s a caring, gentle spirit. A lot of our ELL students are. They really support each other.” …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
120 Foot Ankeny Wind Turbine Draws Visitor Pledging to Fight Climate Change
WHO TV
"ANKENY, Iowa -- A wind tower on the DMACC Ankeny campus that serves as one of the tallest classrooms in Iowa drew another presidential hopeful Monday …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
Bill Colwell Ford Recognizes IAD Foundation for Education Scholarship Recipient, Devin Schafer
Bill Colwell Ford
"The Iowa Automobile Dealers (IAD) Foundation for Education awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Devin Schafer of Des Moines, Iowa. Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson recommended Schafer, who is enrolled in the Ford ASSET program at Des Moines Area Community College, for the scholarship. Devin graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and is the son of Diane and Scott Schafer. He is currently employed at Bill Colwell Ford as a Technician while attending school. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019
10 best summer jobs for college students
College Magazine
"While the role of Front Desk Agent still comes with its challenges, there’s sure to be less crawling involved. "I gained a lot of independence and confidence within my work when stationed at the front desk by myself," said former Sheraton Front Desk Agent and Des Moines Area Community College student Vanessa Huerta. "I was forced to think quickly under pressure in many situations; something that I still use today. Patience is key. " …"
Sunday, June 02, 2019
This Week, Local First Responders Will Be Training For An Event They Hope Never Occurs
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College employees will also be on hand to observe. Following the training, they will sit down and discuss their thoughts on what worked and what did not as the scenario played out. …"
May 2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
DMACC Reports Record Enrollment in Nursing Program Amid Nationwide Nursing Shortage
WHO TV
"On Thursday, Des Moines Area Community College reported a record number of students enrolled in nursing for their spring 2019 semester. Across all five DMACC campuses more than 450 students were enrolled in the nursing program. …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DMACC Urban Campus begins renovation and expansion project
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College broke ground this morning for the first phase of a $24 million expansion and renovation of the DMACC Urban Campus in Des Moines. Muddy conditions kept the ceremony inside, …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
DMACC promotes Foster to dean of Industry & Technology Division
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has appointed Jennifer Foster as academic dean for industry and technology. In her new role, Foster will be the districtwide chief administrative officer of departments and programs within the Industry & Technology Division beginning July 1. …"
Monday, May 27, 2019
Those Interested In Hosting A Booth Or Volunteering For 2019 Kids Safety Fair Can Register Now
cbc online
"The 2019 Kids Health and Safety Fair will be held in conjunction with the City of Carroll’s Sesquicentennial celebration, on Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) parking lot. …"
Thursday, May 23, 2019
How are tower climbers trained?
We Are Iowa
"The people who climb towers like the one in Alleman and other tall structures are highly trained. …"
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Falls from towers aren't uncommon in dangerous line of work
KCCI
""Any time you work at heights, you fight that fear," said Nick Utecht, applied engineering instructor at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Perry student graduates from DMACC Workforce Training Academy
Hamburg Reporter
"A spring graduation was held for the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Workforce Training Academy (WTA) graduates at the DMACC Southridge Center. WTA is a state-funded program offering training in the career areas of Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care and Skilled Trades. …"
Monday, May 20, 2019
Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas
HBO
"Wyatt looks at the unintended consequences of standardized testing, considers a high-tech way to streamline fender-benders, and travels to Des Moines to see how Iowans are dealing with automation. …"
Monday, May 20, 2019
Her Father Died Twice. But This Valley Senior Brought Him Back.
West Des Moines Community Schools
"Certified Nursing Assistant is a full-year program that allows students to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant certification by the end of the school year. The program supports six DMACC dual-enrolled courses. It covers two consecutive class periods and will meet every day of the week. …"
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Granger, Redfield students graduate from DMACC auto service program
Dallas County News
"Dallas County students recently graduated from the General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Waukee students receive awards at DMACC West Campus event
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus students, of Waukee, recently received DMACC West Campus Scholarships from DMACC West Campus Provost Dr. Anthony Paustian. The awards were presented in a special ceremony held at the conclusion of the spring semester. …"
Friday, May 17, 2019
Muscatine High School Honors Student Athletes at College Signing and Commitment Ceremony
Voice of Muscatine
"To honor their fourteen student athletes continuing their careers in college, Muscatine High School (MHS) held their annual College Signing and Commitment Ceremony on Wednesday, May 15th. Assistant Principal Andrew Werling opened the ceremony by sharing how proud he felt of each of the student athletes signing that day. He stated, “these students have put in a lot of extra effort to get here. . .. [They] are representatives of the kinds of students who we want to create, students who excel on and off the field.” Once Werling finished his remarks, he introduced all the student athletes signing that day. They included the following students:  Kaylie Reynolds, playing softball at Des Moines Area Community College, Boone, Iowa …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Iowa State Patrol Partners with DMACC to Promote Motorcycle Safety
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State Patrol are partnering together to educate people on safety for motorcyclists. DMACC offers a motorcycle rider course known as BRC for beginners and BRC ll for experienced drivers. …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
DMACC softball returns to World Series
Boone News Republican
"The Des Moines Area Community College softball team defeated Southeastern (Neb.) Community College 10-0 and 10-2 Wednesday at Boone to win the NJCAA District G championship and advance to the Division II Softball Championship for the sixth consecutive season and the seventh time in the past eight seasons. …"
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Ole Miss softball 2019 Regional Preview
The Oxford Eagle
"One such girl without any NCAA Tournament experience is Ole Miss pitcher Molly Jacobsen. A junior college transfer from Des Moines Area Community College, Jacobsen has postseason experience at the junior college level that she can draw on, but she said she knows it’s going to be quite different come Friday. …"
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ticket punched! DMACC heads to another World Series
KCCI
"BOONE, Iowa — DMACC has qualified for its sixth-straight World Series. KCCI's Nick Tabbert reports. …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
DMACC Automotive Technology Program Growing with Latest Expansion
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College breaks ground on renovating its Automotive Technology Center Tuesday. …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
DMACC president kicks off $10M project by driving through a wall
KCCI
"President Rob Denson drove a forklift through a wall to kick off the $10-million construction project. They're building the new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center. It will feature a vehicle showroom, vehicle work bays, new classrooms and conference rooms. …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Breaking ground on new DMACC Automotive Technology Center
We are Iowa
"The new 60,000 sq. ft. building will cost $10 million. …"
Monday, May 13, 2019
DMACC Grad Redirects Teaching Skills to Homeland Security
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa – A former kindergarten teacher decided to change careers and pursue airport security work. Now, she's the first graduate of an online credit program offered by Des Moines Area Community College and the Transportation Security Administration. A 35-year-old non-traditional student, Danielle Nicol took online courses while working as a TSA training instructor and educational coordinator for the Department of Homeland Security. …"
Friday, May 10, 2019
Female DMACC welder Swank ready to dive into job market
Perry News
"Your senior year of high school is the time to make choices about continuing your education. For Jolena Swank, a Woodward-Granger High School senior, the choice has been easy. Swank is one of the rare female students who is choosing to pursue a career in welding. …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Five projects get state funding for Future Ready Iowa summer youth internship program
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College and the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families: $70,000 for a program that targets low-income youths age 14 to 21 and develops life skills, job training and summer employment experiences while re-engaging in their high school education. …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Automotive Technology Center groundbreaking at Ankeny DMACC
We are Iowa
"On Tuesday, May 14 at 10 A.M., a ground breaking ceremony will be taking place at the Ankeny DMACC location for the more than 60,000 square feet new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center.  …"
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Automotive Technology Center groundbreaking at Ankeny DMACC
We are Iowa
"ANKENY - On Tuesday, May 14 at 10 A.M., a ground breaking ceremony will be taking place at the Ankeny DMACC location for the more than 60,000 square feet new Karl Chevrolet Automotive Technology Center.  …"
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Denson caps visit to Kosovo with DMACC gift to president
Business Record
"The president of the Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, was given a DMACC cap presented by Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. Denson is visiting Kosovo this week as part of an Iowa Sister States contingent. …"
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Perry High School seniors participate in annual College Decision Day
Hamburg Reporter
"Representatives from various colleges, universities and service branches made the trip to Perry to have the seniors sign certificates saying they will attend school in the fall. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Perry students get hands-on experience with DMACC at STEM Festival
Boone News/Republican
"On Saturday, May 4, Des Moines Area Community College hosted a STEM Festival at the VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. Like other STEM events, the afternoon was an opportunity for students from the area to learn principles of science, technology, engineering and math through a wide range of activities and games. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Senegal native, new Iowa State graduate sets his sights set on sustainable energy
Iowa State University News Service
"Diallo grew up in Senegal, a country in west Africa, the son of two doctors and one of four children. While his father came to the U.S. when Diallo was a baby, Diallo didn’t set foot in the states until 2013. He enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College the next fall, diving into STEM courses. Diallo’s academic excellence caught the attention of one of his professors at DMACC, which led him to a research project at Iowa State studying nanoparticles while he was still a DMACC student. …"
Monday, May 06, 2019
Perry students get hands-on experience with DMACC at STEM Festival
Nebraska City News-Press
"On Saturday, May 4, Des Moines Area Community College hosted a STEM Festival at the VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. Like other STEM events, the afternoon was an opportunity for students from the area to learn principles of science, technology, engineering and math through a wide range of activities and games. …"
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Kids have science fun at DMACC VanKirk’ STEM Festival Saturday
The Perry News
"Some 200 Perry-area youngsters and their parents attended Saturday’s STEM Festival at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Saturday, enjoying activities ranging from simulated welding to virtual reality. …"
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Nevada DMACC SCALE students and Ames club partner to make plans for the future
Boone News-Republican
"Matthew Kiger and Avery Mather, two Nevada High School students, enrolled in the DMACC SCALE Business Communications and Technology program during the spring semester. …"
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Nevada DMACC SCALE students and Ames club partner to make plans for the future
Boone News Republican
"Matthew Kiger and Avery Mather, two Nevada High School students, enrolled in the DMACC SCALE Business Communications and Technology program during the spring semester. This program allows high school students to work with area Story County businesses on projects. …"
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Last-Dollar Scholarship Helps Bridge the Gap to Pay for Higher Education
WHO TV
"One school that is accepting the scholarship is Des Moines Area Community College. …"
April 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ankeny wins SBA award
Business Record
"Ankeny also was recognized for work in seed capital, workforce development and as the home of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, April 29, 2019
Iowa DMACC Experiment Aboard NASA/SpaceX Launch
Public New Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa — An experiment created by a non-traditional student at Des Moines Area Community College is headed to space this week, when NASA is scheduled to launch a cargo-supply spacecraft to the International Space Station. …"
Monday, April 29, 2019
Iowa experiment aboard NASA /SpaceXlaunch
KELO
"The experiment will help NASA determine if a common earth algae could protect against eye degeneration from radiation - one of the first effects of prolonged space travel. DMACC Biology Professor Julie Gonzalez said the NASA project is one of many opportunities people may not associate with a community college.  …"
Friday, April 26, 2019
New DMACC Program Gets The Support Of Carroll Area Development Corporation
cbc online
"A new program at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll campus has garnered the attention of a local development corporation. Provost, Joel Lundstrom, provided more details about the computer languages program to the Carroll Area Development Corporation (CADC) Board of Directors, who then pledged up to $7,500 for the start-up. …"
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Ernst hosts Newton town hall at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"With a microphone in hand, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, spent one hour addressing the national and regional concerns of Jasper County citizens during a Wednesday morning town hall meeting at DMACC Newton Campus, one of several stops of the lawmaker’s 99 County Tour. …"
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Final Legislative Forum Of This Session Is Saturday At DMACC In Carroll
cbc online
"The one-hour community-focused event will begin promptly at 10 a.m. in rooms 142 through 146 at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). The legislators will begin the forum with …"
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
DMACC crash simulation
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Criminal Justice student Sydnee Redman of Osceola portrays a police officer interviewing one of the injured, played by nursing student Erika Bailey of Altoona, in a crash simulation held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus …"
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
DMACC in Carroll holds read-aloud to celebrate literary arts
Carroll Times Herald
"As part of Des Moines Area Community College’s celebration of the Literary Arts Week, Iowa State University Instructors Burmeister and Dawson read their poetry, short stories and novels at DMACC’s Carroll campus April 9. Both instructors are published writers who teach English at Iowa State. …"
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Gillibrand’s America: red, purple and blue
Carroll Times Herald
"Gillibrand spoke to a crowd of 40 people at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College. She later stopped by the Times Herald for a 30-minute interview focused heavily on rural economic development. …"
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Huxley DMACC student models plastic dress
Boone News Republican
"DMACC agri-business student, Alyson Kalsem of Huxley, models an outfit designed by Emily Snyder at the Fifth Annual Fashion Gala, “A World Beyond,” recently held at Mainframe Studios in Des Moines. The design name was “Chelonjia Mydas.” The materials used in the design included plastic straws, trash bags and plastic rings. …"
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Nevada Student Takes Part in Crash Simulation
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Paramedic student Chloe Bender of Pleasantville checks the injured, portrayed by Jamie Voss of Nevada, during a crash simulation held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Voss was one of the 51 people who was injured by the apparently distracted driver who crashed into a sea of tailgaters during a mock accident held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Students from five campuses and ten programs participated …"
Friday, April 19, 2019
DMACC Fashion Gala Puts a New Spin on Recycled Fashion
WHO TV
"The DMACC Fashion Institute is hosting its 5th annual Fashion Gala this weekend and this year’s theme revolves around unconventional materials. Students designed 20 different outfits with the environment and sustainability in mind. …"
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Distracted Driver Simulation includes 350 DMACC students
Audubon County Advocate Journal
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Carroll Campus nursing student Carly Johnston of Audubon (pictured at right) asked questions of Ankeny Campus Nursing Student Taylor Neumann of …"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
DMACC's Diesel Technology Program Receives Donated Vehicles
IMTA
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently received two donated vehicles for their Diesel Technology Program. …"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Carroll Library And DMACC Team Up To Celebrate Earth Day On Saturday
cbc online
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and the Carroll Public Library are teaming up this weekend to celebrate Earth Day. On Saturday, April 20, area residents are invited to DMACC’s Carroll Campus on Grant Road from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for a variety of fun, nature-related activities. …"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Feed the Starving - DMACC volunteers package 25,000 meals from Meals from the Heartland
Newton Daily News
"The Newton DMACC Conference Center was buzzing with activity Tuesday afternoon as students, staff and faculty came together to help those in need. More than 100 volunteers gathered at the Newton campus, donning plastic gloves and hairnets to help with the Meals from the Heartland packaging event. In honor of Newton campus’ 25th anniversary, the goal was to package 25,000 meals. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DMACC Students take part in mass casualty simulation
We Are Iowa
"ANKENY - Students at DMACC put their teamwork to the test on Monday during a disaster simulation. It involved students from all across the school. "We are doing our spring mass casualty multi-campus, multi-program simulation experience," said Melody Bethards with DMACC. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
UI student improving the health of his hometown
Iowa Now
"Now, group members are working to identify and assess specific areas for prioritized projects and enhancements. These will address network connectivity and support active transportation between key points of interest, including Legacy Plaza, the Des Moines Area Community College campus, downtown, schools, and recreational spaces. …"
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
DMACC announces new Simon Estes School of Fine Arts
KCCI
"DMACC President and CEO Rob Denson announced today the new Simon Estes School of Fine Arts at DMACC. Initial plans call for the music and theater programs to be expanded and housed under the new fine arts school. But, eventually other programs will be added. …"
Monday, April 15, 2019
DMACC students place at PBL competition
Boone News Republican
"The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) recently participated in the State Leadership Conference held in Coralville on March 29 and 30. The students, accompanied by their advisers Christine Moon, Susan McCoy, Tasha Mullihan, Russ Holmes and Joe Hanson, competed against other Iowa college students in various business related events, receiving both individual and chapter awards. …"
Monday, April 15, 2019
DMACC Automotive Signing Day
Atlantic News Telegraph
"On March 8, a total of 21 high school students signed a certificate of intent to attend DMACC during the college’s first-ever Automotive Signing Day. …"
Sunday, April 14, 2019
DMACC Boone campus hosts Boone family STEM festival
Journal-Democrat
"Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids? Check out the Boone Family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Festival from 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, April 13 at the DMACC Boone Campus at 1125 Hancock Drive in Boone. This free event is open to families with kids of all ages to experience hands-on STEM activities. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Tyson-DMACC partnership honors second graduating class
The Perry News
"Four students were honored Saturday at a banquet at the Hotel Pattee as the second class to graduate from the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Career Academy and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. partnership called the Industrial Maintenance One-Plus-Two Training Program. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Ames Tribune’s Best of Preps 2019 set for May 19
Ames Tribune
"The banquet is hosted by the Ames Tribune in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and sponsored by Fareway Meat and Grocery and Ames Ford Lincoln. …"
Saturday, April 13, 2019
DMACC Celebration of Literary Arts program brings authors
Hamburg Reporter
"The event, like others from the ‘Celebration of Literary Arts’ program were free-of-charge to the public and drew a crowd of DMACC students and Boone locals to the DMACC Auditorium eager to hear words from literary professionals John Domini and Lettie Prell. …"
Friday, April 12, 2019
Get in the Masters mood with this perfectly synchronized four-person putt in extremely windy conditions
Des Moines Register
"High wind? No problem — at least for the members of the DMACC women's golf team who hit this perfectly synchronized four-person putt while visiting the Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe, Missouri. …"
Friday, April 12, 2019
Former DMACC softball All-American Molly Jacobsen named Transfer of the Year
Hamburg Reporter
"Softball America has named former Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) All-American Molly Jacobsen a Transfer of the Year. Jacobsen, a junior at the University of Mississippi …"
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
87-year-old woodcarver's comfort birds given as gifts bring solace
The Courier
"He learned carpentry skills from his father and did carpentry, finish work and built furniture as a hobby until he took a basic woodcarving class at Des Moines Area Community College in 1982. He was hooked. …"
Monday, April 08, 2019
DMACC Participates in ‘National Crime Victims’ Rights Week’
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College is bringing awareness to different rights and issues when it comes to crime victims. During the week of April 8th, the community college participates for a second year in National Crime Victims' Rights Week. …"
Monday, April 08, 2019
New wind coalition announced
KCHA News
"The coalition called “Power Up Iowa” was announced at Des Moines Area Community College, where vice president Scott Ocken oversees the program that trains people to work on wind turbines. …"
Saturday, April 06, 2019
DMACC announces new program offerings, courses for Fall 2019
Nebraska City News-Press
"DMACC has announced a variety of new program offerings for fall 2019, bringing the college’s total offerings to more than 230 diplomas, certificates and technical program awards, as well as liberal arts transfer degrees and pre-professional programs. …"
Friday, April 05, 2019
Area students receive hands-on diesel training
Boone News-Republican
"DMACC diesel technology student, Bill White of Slater, sets the overhead on a Detroit 60 Series engine during a class on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Civil Engineering Technicians are In Demand
Snyder & Associates
"Across the Midwest and beyond, Civil Engineering Technicians are in high demand and there aren’t enough people to fill available career opportunities. With nearly 20 years as an instructor and over 10 in the industry, Renee White, Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Instructor and Group Leader for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) knows the industry well and is floored by the demand. …"
Thursday, April 04, 2019
Des Moines has a culinary sister city in France, and these chefs visited for a contest
Des Moines Register
"This is LaValle's 18th year attending the event that's dear to his heart with a team of culinary representatives from Des Moines, but it's the 35th year for the chef exchange between the Association of Cooks of the Loire and the kitchen department of DMACC. …"
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
'Don't write alone': Bob Odenkirk joins DMACC playwriting class special guest lecturer
Des Moines Register
"An average playwriting class at DMACC became a special event Tuesday when comedian, writer and actor Bob Odenkirk dropped in remotely to discuss writing, show business and even offered a few Iowa Cubs references. …"
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
DMACC’s Celebration of the Literary Arts
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) 17th annual Celebration of the Literary Arts will be April 8-10 with classroom visits to all six DMACC campuses by area writers and literary instructors. …"
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Bob Odenkirk gives advice to DMACC students
We Are Iowa
"Aspiring writers got to chat with a Hollywood celebrity today. The celebrity has appeared in hits such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. He gave advice for what makes a successful writer in Hollywood. …"
Monday, April 01, 2019
Upcoming opportunities to hear from Holocaust survivor Celina Karp Biniaz
Little Village
"Biniaz will also be speaking this week at the campuses Des Moines Area Community College sites in Ankeny, Boone and Urban campus in Des Moines with her presentation Second Chance: My Story. …"
March 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
A dream come true: Ryan Fritze continues his baseball journey with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Woodbury Bulletin
"After graduating from Woodbury, Fritze went to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Boone, Iowa, to play a couple years of junior college baseball. At DMACC, he was the No. 1 starting pitcher and was able to develop his skills at a high level. "While I was at DMACC, we were nationally ranked and played against competitive teams every game," Fritze said. "That helped us, as players, prepare ourselves to the best of our abilities because each game was important and against a highly-ranked team." …"
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Kamala Harris to host training sessions on Iowa college campuses
The Daily Iowan
"The program, called Camp Kamala, will accept applications from students and young adults until April 13; the sessions will take place April 16-18 at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, University of Northern Iowa, Drake, and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Holocaust survivor to speak on three DMACC campuses
Boone News/Republican
"One of the last survivors of the Holocaust will visit three DMACC campuses and describe the horror she personally experienced during her childhood. …"
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
College Culinary Students Show Off Pork Skills
Farm Journal's Pork
"In early March, the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) hosted the Student Taste of Elegance at the Iowa Culinary Institute on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. Eleven teams from five different colleges and universities competed in the contest.  …"
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The World Food Prize selects 11 students for its prestigious internship program
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
"Eleven interns from the Des Moines Area Community College, Drake University, Grand View University, and Iowa State University will learn first-hand both the public and private side of operating an international non-profit organization and increase their understanding of the international fight against hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. …"