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May 13, 2008

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May 26
Memorial Day holiday.  All campuses closed.

June 9
DMACC Board of Directors meeting, 4 p.m., Urban Campus.


 


 

 

 

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KNOTT RECEIVES MICHAEL BENNETT LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jim Knott (left) receives congratulationsFormer DMACC Carroll Campus Provost and current DMACC Board member Jim Knott (left) receives congratulations from DMACC/University of Northern Iowa 2 + 2 Technical Management graduate Joshua Smouse of Coon Rapids for being named a Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award winner.  Smouse, who has been active as a Beta Theta Xi Chapter member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, nominated Knott for the award.  The award is presented to retiring college administrators for exemplary services rendered to PTK during the course of their academic careers.  Knott was one of nine administrators nationwide to win the award.  Knott was named the recipient of the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award at the PTK International Convention held in Philadelphia in April.  He was honored at the recent DMACC Carroll Campus Commencement Ceremony. 


LINDUSKA RECEIVES PTK ADMINISTRATOR AWARD OF DISTINCTION 

Dr. Kim LinduskaDMACC Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Ankeny Campus Provost Dr. Kim Linduska (left) receives a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society Administrator Award of Distinction from DMACC Boone Campus Provost Tom Lee during the recent Boone Campus Commencement Ceremony.  Linduska received the award for her active support of the PTK International Honor Society.  She also delivered the commencement address at the Boone Campus Commencement Ceremony.

 


DMACC COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES 

Stephanie Seidl Kayla Strong

DMACC Carroll Campus student Stephanie Seidl of Dedham, (photo on left) president of the DMACC Carroll Campus Student Activities Council (SAC) delivers a welcome at the recent DMACC Carroll Campus Commencement Ceremony held at the Carroll Senior High School.  Seidl graduated from DMACC�s Liberal Arts program. DMACC Carroll Campus student Kayla Strong (photo on right) of Lake View holds her 15-month old son, Keagan following the DMACC Carroll Campus Commencement Ceremony. Keagan is the son of Kayla Strong and Corey Bundt.  Strong graduated from DMACC�s Nursing programs.

Jim Gossett Cynthia Sari

Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Area Development Corporation Executive Director Jim Gossett (photo on left) delivers the commencement address at the DMACC Carroll Campus Commencement Ceremony held at the Carroll Senior High School.  Fifty-two Carroll Campus students received their diplomas at the ceremony. In the photo on the right, DMACC Boone Campus student Cynthia Sari, originally from New Zealand and now living in Boone, delivers the welcome address at the recent DMACC Boone Campus Commencement Ceremony.  Sari and Peter Huffman of Ames also received a plaque from DMACC President Rob Denson for being named to the All-Iowa Academic Team. 

Zachary Foltz Steve Gelder

In the photo on the left, DMACC Boone Campus students  (left) and his dad, Brian Foltz, pose with DMACC Boone Campus Sociology and Philosophy Instructor Tammie Foltz, all of Boone, following the DMACC Boone Campus commencement ceremony.  Tammie Foltz is the mother of Zachary and wife of Brian.  Zachary Foltz graduated from DMACC�s Liberal Arts program while Brian graduated from DMACC�s Land Surveying program.  In the photo on the right, DMACC Boone Campus student Steve Gelder of Story City holds his 11-week old daughter, Syndey, following the DMACC Boone Campus commencement ceremony.  Syndey is the daughter of Lindsay and Steve Gelder.  Steve Gelder graduated from DMACC�s Nursing program.

Chelsea Keller and Liz Kliewer Haley Ellis

In the photo on the left, DMACC students Chelsea Keller (left) and Liz Kliewer, both from Ankeny, pose for a photo in their cap and gown prior to the DMACC Ankeny/Newton/Urban/West Campus commencement ceremony recently held at Veteran�s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.  Both graduated from DMACC�s Medical Assistant program.  In the photo on the right, DMACC student Haley Ellis of Des Moines waves to a family member at the DMACC Ankeny/Newton/Urban/West Campus commencement ceremony recently held at Veteran�s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.  Ellis graduated from DMACC�s Business Administration program.  

David Davisson Ashley Deemer

In the photo on the left, DMACC Ankeny Campus student David Davisson of Indianola shows the kilt he wore under his gown prior to the DMACC Ankeny/ Newton/ Urban/ West Campus Commencement Ceremony. In the photo on the right, DMACC student Ashley Deemer of Lamoni talks on her cell phone while relaxing without her high heels on following the DMACC Ankeny/ Newton/ Urban/ West Campus commencement ceremony recently held at Veteran�s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.  Deemer graduated from DMACC�s Dental Assistant program.  

Jeffrey Criswell Kevin McCarthy

In the photo on the left, DMACC student Jeffrey Criswell of Montezuma delivers the welcome address at the DMACC Ankeny/Newton/Urban/West Campus commencement ceremony recently held at Veteran�s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines.  Criswell graduated from DMACC�s Agribusiness program with specialization emphasis in Agronomy, Animal Science and Farm Management.  In the photo on the right, Iowa State House Representative Kevin McCarthy delivers the commencement address at Veteran's Auditorium.   


DR. SHOWERS REMEMBERED

DMACC President Rob Denson (back row, left) was presented a plaque by DMACC Veterinary Technology graduating students in memory of DMACC Veterinary Technology Professor Dr. William Showers who passed away this past January.  The Vet Tech students presenting the plaque include:  Rachel Brault (front row, left to right) of Urbandale, Danielle Ludwig of Auburn, Danielle Korver of Polk City, Holly Siepker of Carroll and Erica Bauer of Nashua.  The back row includes:  Denson, Deana Fiser of Des Moines, Brittany Jacobson of Manchester, Erin Epping of Ankeny, Lisa Juncker of Maxwell, Emily Swyter of Britt, Mary Stritzel of Ames, Tami Mixdorf of Des Moines and DMACC Ankeny Campus Industry and Technology Dean Scott Ocken. 

While presenting the plaque to President Denson, the students said, �It is our hope that this plaque and the Gentile Doctor Statute will remain with the DMACC Veterinary Technology program as it grows so that everyone will remember the man who gave so much of himself to teaching all of us, and perhaps even more, the main that treated us all like an extension of his family.�

The presentation was made prior to the DMACC Ankeny/Newton/Urban/West Campus commencement ceremony recently held at Veteran�s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. 


DMACC GED CEREMONY

Ambika Adhikari addresses her fellow Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students who were honored for receiving their General Equivalency Diploma (GED) at a commencement ceremony held at Roosevelt High School on Apr. 27. Adhikari, originally from Nepal now living in Des Moines, said the support of her family was a key to helping her achieve academic success. Nearly 140 students received their GED certificates.


WEST CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

WEST CAMPUS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDEDSeven DMACC West Campus students recently received scholarships from the Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held on DMACC West Campus. DMACC West Campus Provost Dr. Tony Paustian (left) presented the scholarships to Kayla Benda (front row, left to right) of Norwalk, Marcy LaFratte of Winterset, Kathy Wetrich of Adel, Tracy Tomlinson-Kumm of Martensdale, Patience Cheneyon (back row, second from left, left to right) of West Des Moines, Brooke Adkisson of Norwalk and Andrew Hricovec of West Des Moines. This year�s 3-on-3 Annual Basketball Tournament will be held on Sat., July 26 at the DMACC West Campus.


WEST CAMPUS AWARDS CEREMONY

DMACC student Megan Toth (right) of West Des Moines received an Award of Distinction for excelling in the classroom during the spring semester at the DMACC West Campus from Psychology Professor Katherine Dowdell. Toth received the award for her academic success in Psychology at the DMACC West Campus Awards Ceremony. Numerous other awards were presented to West Campus students at the event. WEST CAMPUS AWARDS CEREMONY

FACULTY & STAFF CAN NOW JOIN THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The DMACC Alumni Association Board of Directors has established new membership rates and the opportunity for DMACC faculty, staff and friends to join the Association.  Join other DMACC alumni to create a stronger and more active Alumni Association.  Begin to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.  Most importantly, put your membership dues to work by supporting DMACC student scholarships.    

To view the NEW spring issue of the Alumni World Newsletter:  www.dmacc.edu/alumni/AlumniWorld08.pdf

To view a listing of Alumni Association member benefits:  www.dmacc.edu/alumni/membershipbenefits.asp

To join the DMACC Alumni Association:  www.dmacc.edu/alumni/AlumniMembershipForm.pdf



DMACC AT SOUTHEAST POLK STATE TECH EXPO

In the photo on the left, Southeast Polk High School students Kane Michelsen (fourth from left, left to right) of Des Moines, his brother, Kyle and Brad Gilbert of Pleasant Hill visit with DMACC Academic Advisor Alicia Harper (left to right), Academic Advisor Megan Mudd and Electronics Professor Al Trickey at the Southeast Polk State Tech Expo recently held at the Southeast Polk High School. The three Southeast Polk students are also DMACC Career Advantage students taking DMACC credit classes at their high school.  In the photo on the right, Oelwein High School students C.J. Winters (left to right) of Oelwein, Tyler Schmidt of Oelwein and Ryan Nostvick of Fayette admire the Viper used by DMACC�s Automotive Technology instructors to teach students the latest technology available on today�s cars.  The Viper was on display at the Southeast Polk State Tech Expo recently held at the Southeast Polk High School.


DMACC ANKENY CAMPUS HOSTS WATER FESTIVAL

Fifth grader Michael Ellingson of Washington, IA takes part in a hands-on demonstration at the 12th annual Iowa Children�s Water Festival held May 8 on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus.  More than 2,200 fourth and fifth graders from throughout the state attended the free event to learn more about water through fun skits, exercises and demonstrations.  And, yes, that is a temporary fly tattoo on Michael�s forehead.


CAREER ADVANTAGE STUDENTS TAKE TOP THREE PLACES IN SKILLSUSA CONTEST
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Career Advantage students captured the first three spots in the Diesel Technology competition at the recent SkillsUSA Contest held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.  The students include:  Rick Finley (left to right) of Truro, first place; Nathan Rorebeck of Norwalk, second place; and Chris Gardner of Ankeny, third place.


DMACC STUDENTS DESIGN ELECTRONIC PENCIL SHARPENERS AND SOLAR POWERED MOTORCYCLES

In the photo on the left, DMACC Ankeny Campus student Steven Perez (left) of Ames demonstrates his electronic pencil sharpener to his fellow students and instructors.  Perez proved that the device would sharpen a pencil without human intervention.  Perez, who is originally from Peru, is enrolled in DMACC�s Electronics, Robotics and Automation program. In the photo on the right, DMACC Ankeny Campus students Rodney Massengale (left) of Grinnell and Darrin Duncan of Newton ready their solar powered motorcycle for a demonstration. The second year DMACC Electronics, Robotics and Automation program students modified a 1975 Honda 500 motorcycle to run on solar power.   Their instructor, Bryan Burkhardt, demonstrated that the motorcycle does work by driving it around the Ankeny Campus on the final day of classes.


NEWTON CAMPUS HONORS GRADUATES

Newton Campus Graduates

DMACC paid tribute to its latest class of graduates at the school�s annual Spring Student Recognition Ceremony held on the Newton Campus on Apr. 29.

Pictured back row, left to right: Tiffany Beaty, Melcher; Amanda Baker, Newton; Breanna Dietrich, Newton; Carol Brouwer, Monroe; and Amber Hutchinson, Newton. Pictured front row, left to right: Matthew Bennett, Baxter; Faith Stier, Newton; Kimberly Stielow, Colfax; Dennis Smith, Newton; Kristin Rogahn, Newton; Stephanie Parsons, Newton; and Jenny Michael, Newton.

 


NURSING PINNING CEREMONIES

In the photo on the left, DMACC Newton Campus Nursing student Leanne Brodersen of Monroe is pinned by Nursing Instructor Lisa Guldberg during the Nursing Pinning Ceremony held on Newton Campus on May 2. In the photo on the right, DMACC Boone Campus student Jackie Mather (right) of Boone receives a nursing pin from her mother, Cheryl Mather of Boone at a nursing pinning ceremony held on the DMACC Boone Campus.  Jackie graduated from DMACC�s Associate Degree Nursing program. 


JOB OPENINGS
Assistant Bookstore Manager,
Ankeny Campus
Salary:  $38,323-$57,485
Review Date:  May 16, 2008

English Instructor, West Campus
Salary: Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date:  May 16, 2008

Custodian, Ankeny Campus, Mon.-Thur.: 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Fri.:  2 to 10:30 p.m.
Salary:  $10.58 to $11.19 per hour based on experience, plus 60 cents/hour for evening shift differential for eligible hours.
Review Date:  May 20, 2008   

Civil Engineering Technology Instructor, Boone Campus, Part time position (Campus Only Posting)
Salary:  Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date:  May 23, 2008

Librarian/Media Specialist, Carroll Campus, 12 months per year position
Salary:   Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date:  May 23, 2008

Nurse Aide Instructor, Ankeny Campus, 9 months per year position
Salary:  Per Faculty Salary Schedule
Review Date: May 30, 2008

If interested in the above positions, please contact DMACC's Human Resources Office at (5150 964-6889.  A review of completed application materials will begin on the review date.

 


DMACC DIESEL STUDENTS TAKE FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PLACE

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Diesel Technology students captured the first three spots in the Diesel Technology competition at the postsecondary level at the recent SkillsUSA Contest held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus.  The students include:  Luke Ramsey (left to right) of Bedford, first place; Scott Steckly of Iowa City second place; and Jason Steiner of Hubbard, third place.  

     
     
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