Sunday, October 20, 2019Des 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, 2019Eagle 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, 2019DMACC 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. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019Facebook 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, 2019Manufacturing 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, 2019Facebook 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, 2019Facebook 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. …"
Sunday, October 13, 2019Supervisors 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, 2019Annual 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, 2019Creating valuable partnerships to combat the growing digital skills gap
"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. …"
Tuesday, October 08, 2019Two 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, 2019INLA 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, 2019Goldman Sachs Small Business program looking for applicants
"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, 2019DMACC celebrates grand re-opening of larger Evelyn K. Davis Center
"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, 2019ciLive to feature everything from “Napoleon Dynamite” to Harley Davidson
"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, 2019Grand Reopening: Evelyn K. Davis Center’s Larger Facility Helping Expand Services
"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. …"
Saturday, September 28, 2019Breaking barriers: African American Museum honors Simon Estes for lifetime of achievements
"“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.” …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019Honored 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, 2019Vet finds career in nursing as fulfilling as military
"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, 2019DMACC 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, 2019DMACC student accepted into NASA L'SPACE Virtual Academy
"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, 2019Latino Heritage Festival announces scholarship award recipients
"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. …"
Monday, September 23, 2019Bringing tech jobs to rural Iowa
"Tech partners in the Jefferson Forge initiative have increased, with Facebook recently announcing it is providing digital marketing scholarships for DMACC students. …"
Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kosovo president in Des Moines for event
"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, 2019Local businesses recognized during the Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Award Ceremony
"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, 2019DMACC 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, 2019DMACC 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, 2019DMACC stakes 1,100 flags for Suicide Prevention Week
"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, 2019Ames Lego Artist Lands Hollywood Celebs With First Project
"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, 2019Helicopter Pilot to Speak on Combat in Vietnam
"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. …"
Monday, September 09, 2019Melody Bethards named Excellence in Simulation Award winner
"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, 2019Jefferson draws a crowd at Rural Forge opening
"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. …"
Wednesday, September 04, 2019Job changes in digital learning
Inside Higher Ed
"Thomas Ayers, dean of information technology at Broward College, in Florida, has been chosen as dean for online learning at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa. …"
Saturday, August 31, 2019Local small business owners graduate Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program
Nebraska City News Express
"“DMACC has enjoyed leading this statewide effort working with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to improve the economic prospects of small businesses. This important program advances the State of Iowa, our communities, and the growth of participating companies. Our team looks forward to continuing to bring 10,000 Small Businesses to Iowa’s business community” stated Rob Denson, DMACC President. …"
Saturday, August 31, 2019Rachel Erkkila joins Boone DMACC as Associate Provost
Nebraska City News
"In July, DMACC hired former DMACC Director of Enrollment Services and Registrar Rachel Erkkila to be the new Associate Provost of the DMACC Boone campus. In her new position, Erkkila now plays a supportive role for Boone students and staff. …"
Saturday, August 31, 2019Ossian to speak about WWII home front of Iowa at Library
"Ossian is an associate professor of history at Des Moines Area Community College. She has conducted research on Iowa during the early Depression era along with the WW II home front years. …"
Friday, August 30, 2019DMACC names Scott Schultz new academic dean of SEMSS department
"DMACC named Scott Schultz as academic dean in the newly created science, engineering, math and social sciences (SEMSS) program at DMACC. Schultz will be the districtwide chief administrative officer of academic departments over DMACC’s STEM Fields. He previously led the STEM Talent Institute at Delta College for the past four years. …"
Monday, August 26, 2019Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses seeks next Iowa class
"The program, provided through the state’s 15 community colleges and led by Des Moines Area Community College, helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. …"
Monday, August 26, 2019Keturah's confidence and abilities grow
Easter Seals Iowa
"Keturah’s mom, Kathy, is incredibly proud of all that Keturah has been able to accomplish. Keturah has experience as a page at the Iowa State Capitol, has volunteered extensive hours at the VA Hospital, and now works in the dean’s office at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Friday, August 23, 2019Perry DMACC Tacopalooza contest set for Monday evening
The Perry News
"Diaz said local taco vendors will vie for the title of best tacos in Perry, with DMACC students and the public will be able to cast their votes for their favorite tacos between 4-6 p.m. at the VanKirk Academy at 1011 Second St. in downtown Perry. …"
Monday, August 19, 2019UI, DMACC partner in project to train more diverse math teachers
"The University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College announced they are collaborating on a new project aimed at increasing the number of secondary school mathematics teachers in Iowa from underrepresented communities. …"
Sunday, August 18, 2019Program spotlights Des Moines blues and jazz musicians
Des Moines Register
"On Saturday, local jazz legend Scott Davis will lead a sight and sound journey about the history and cultural impact of jazz and blues music.
Davis graduated from Hoover High School in Des Moines and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree from Drake University. He taught in central Iowa for several years, both at Des Moines and Waukee schools, before taking up his current role as an instructor at DMACC. …"
Thursday, August 15, 2019On the path she chose
United Way Des Moines
"As she finishes her internship, she’s been applying to jobs, hoping to continue her experience in communications or work as an administrative assistant to gain experience. Not only has she seen the value of having a high school diploma, but she also recognizes that many jobs she’s working toward require a college degree. She’ll start classes for business full time at DMACC this fall in addition to finding a full-time job. …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019#IOWAGIRL project - Monica Ayabarreno
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
"Ayabarreno played high school basketball at Dowling Catholic and then Des Moines East. She established herself as a threat on the floor, garnering all-conference honors each year. After high school, her focus on basketball carried her into a college education. She played her first two years at DMACC and then moved to Grand View College. …"
Sunday, August 11, 2019A look inside the renovated two-story Waterloo Career Center
"Most of that is through Hawkeye Community College, but the new programs will earn credit through Kirkwood and Des Moines Area community colleges. Classes are available to high schoolers in the Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson and Dike-New Hartford districts including parochial and home-schooled students. …"
Friday, August 09, 2019DMACC at the Iowa State Fair 2019
We Are Iowa
"DMACC President Rob Denson is interviewed by Iowa Live at the DMACC booth, 2019 Iowa State Fair. …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019DMACC welcomes 28 Kosovo students to Des Moines
"DMACC President Rob Denson welcomed Millennium Foundation Kosovo staff member Gresa Statovci and 28 Kosovo women to Des Moines on Monday as they arrived to take part in the Women in Energy Scholarship Program …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019Women from Kosovo to study energy programs at DMACC
"Twenty-eight women from Kosovo arrived in Des Moines Monday as they prepare to start learning things like how to work on wind turbines at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019Forge preparing for 'massive' Sept. 7 opening
Greene County News Online
"One of the main goals from the Forge — which will open on Sept. 7 with a grand set of guests including Gov. Kim Reynolds and Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), an outdoor barbecue, and tours of the building’s interior for young students with interest in a program supported by Des Moines Area Community College …"
Monday, August 05, 2019DMACC honors small businesses
"Des Moines Area Community College has announced its Small Business Awards, which will be presented on Sept. 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Dinner and the awards program will begin at 6 p.m. …"
Saturday, August 03, 2019Iowa’s Deputy Ag Secretary Talks Conservation, Cover Crops
"Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) FFA Enrichment Center beamed with conversation, as an audience filled with ladies patiently awaited the start of Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney’s speech at the 2019 Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference on August 1st. …"
Thursday, August 01, 2019Kingsbury Wins in DMACC Beardown
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Kingsbury of Nevada participated in the DMACC Beardown show this past weekend in Nevada at the Story County Fairgrounds. She won the Grand Champion Market Swine and was showing against champions from seven other counties, Marshall, Polk, Dallas, Jasper, Guthrie, Greene and Calhoun. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019DMACC women's hoops adds coach
"Former Samford University women’s basketball standout Amara Mayers has joined the Des Moines Area Community College women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant. …"
Saturday, July 27, 2019ADM grad a finalist for Indycar racing internship
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Blake Haynes of Adel is one of four Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Program students named finalists to join Chip Ganassi Racing as an intern for 8-10 weeks at their headquarters in Indianapolis. …"
Friday, July 26, 2019Kirkwood, other Iowa community colleges, awarding hundreds of Last-Dollar scholarships
"So does Des Moines Area Community College, which has awarded 701 Last-Dollar Scholarships worth $1.5 million.
“I think the best part of the whole thing is when the state of Iowa identified the 50 high-demand occupations, that gave students and parents a clear idea of where their job opportunities are,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. …"
Thursday, July 25, 2019Last-Dollar Scholarships still available in high demand skill areas
The Perry News
"“This is a little bit unique,” said Eddie Diaz, director of the Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Academy. “There’s a few dozen high-demand trade jobs that the state of Iowa will cover 100 percent of the tuition if you go into. Not only do they pay 100 percent of it, but it’s targeting the middle-class segment that typically doesn’t get financial aid." …"
Tuesday, July 23, 2019Iowa's second Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses class graduates
"Des Moines Area Community College, along with Iowa’s 14 other community colleges, today announced the completion of the second Iowa class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The 36 scholars from across the state represent a diverse range of business and industry. The 100-hour curriculum, delivered through a blend of online and in-person learning, was hosted at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"