DMACC in the News
April 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Nebraska Wesleyan names Ballinger new baseball coach
Journal Star
"Nebraska Wesleyan named Scott Ballinger its new baseball coach Friday. Ballinger is in his third season as an assistant coach with the Prairie Wolves. Ballinger is a native of Pender and pitched for Des Moines Area Community College and Wayne State. He replaces Bill Fagler, who is retiring at the end of this season. …"
Monday, April 07, 2014
Iowa wine industry’s economic impact up 80%
Des Moines Register
"The Plant.Grow.Fly project also is backed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Science Center of Iowa, Drake University, Polk County Conservation, Warren County Conservation, Madison County Conservation, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Des Moines Area Community College’s West Campus as well as a national program, Monarch Joint Venture. …"
Friday, April 04, 2014
West Des Moines Business Incubator
Business Record
"vans sees the incubator as a “tip of the iceberg” for the city when it comes to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and job growth in West Des Moines. He points to the possibility of the incubator housing a “STEAM Center” (the ‘A’ standing for art) and the city further promoting STEM education initiatives in schools, including a possible “Tech High” school at Des Moines Area Community College’s West campus. …"
Friday, April 04, 2014
Writer Larry Baker believes books are best held in hand
Des Moines Register
"Iowa City author Larry Baker’s mantra: “You want a real book, you have to buy it from a real author or a real bookstore or a real publisher.” DMACC Celebration of Literary ArtsLarry Baker (“The Education of Nancy Adams”) will speak at DMACC West Campus in West Des Moines as part of DMACC’s Celebration of Literary Arts. …"
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
JOB FAIR: DMACC Holding Thursday Event
WHO-TV
"Job seekers can head to Ankeny for a career fair at Des Moines Area Community College’s campus Thursday. …"
March 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
New Provost hired for DMACC Carroll Campus
cbc online
" Dr Joel Lundstrom was named the new Provost of the DMACC Carroll Campus. …"
Thursday, March 27, 2014
K-9 Safety: Students Donate Towards Bullet Proof Vest
NBC News
" The Des Moines Area Community College veterinary technology club gave a $1,450 check to the department Thursday. It will be used to purchase a special bullet proof vest for a new K-9, Titan who is expected to arrive in April or May. …"
Thursday, March 27, 2014
K-9 SAFETY: Students Donate Towards Bullet Proof Vest
WHO-TV
"Some college students are helping a Des Moines police K-9 stay safe on the job. The Des Moines Area Community College veterinary technology club gave a $1,450 check to the department Thursday …"
Thursday, March 27, 2014
DMPD canine unit receiving donation from DMACC students
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines Police Department’s canine unit is receiving a donation today from the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Veterinary Technology Club that will help purchase a bullet-proof vet for a new canine officer. …"
Friday, March 28, 2014
DMACC club donates money to buy vest for police dog
Des Moines Register
"When "Titan," Des Moines' newest police dog, hits the streets in a few weeks, he'll be a bit more protected in the often dangerous work of the department's canine unit. After washing dogs and selling baked goods, the Des Moines Area Community College veterinary technology club donated $1,450 they raised to buy a bullet-proof vest for the department's new four-legged officer. …"
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Education Report: ISU, DMACC partner on engineering event
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University are co-sponsoring a Discover Engineering Day in April. High school students considering a career in engineering and their parents are invited to attend the free, three-hour interactive program that will allow students to experience activities performed by professional engineers. During the program, planned for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2 at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus, …"
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Des Moines Area Community College students, alumni can win $10,000 for business
Des Moines Register
"An anonymous Des Moines Area Community College donor wants to reward the school's students or alumni with $10,000 in an entrepreneurship competition. DMACC officials say the competition speaks to the importance of community college programs. …"
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Business Essentials: DMACC entrepreneurs can win $10,000 prize
Des Moines Register
"An anonymous Des Moines Area Community College donor wants to reward the school’s students or alumni with $10,000 in an entrepreneurship competition. “The goal is to help reward and support those individuals who want to start their own company or expand their own company,” DMACC President Rob Denson said. “Our donor …"
Monday, March 24, 2014
THREE MINUTES: Adam Carroll
WHO TV
"Iowa students averaged 52-percent, a solid F, when it comes to knowing how to manage personal finances. A few weeks ago, we revealed those sobering test scores. Now, an expert warns the problem grows far worse when those students leave for college. …"
Monday, March 24, 2014
In Des Moines metro, 64% of unemployed are seeking jobs
Des Moines Register
"Iowa Workforce Development compiled the study and partnered with a number of sponsoring organizations, including The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Des Moines Area Community College and the various cities and counties in the Des Moines metro. …"
Monday, March 24, 2014
Budding chefs visit Deerfield
Des Moines Register
"A number of students in the Central Campus Culinary Arts program of Des Moines Public Schools put their dreams of becoming a chef to practice with a visit March 13 to Deerfield Retirement Community in Urbandale. …"
Saturday, March 22, 2014
West Des Moines appears poised to land another data center
Des Moines Register
"With these resources in mind, West Des Moines recently established a Grand Technology Gateway in the city. The corridor is expected to stimulate development along an L-shaped loop, east-west along Grand Avenue near Microsoft and Des Moines Area Community College West, and ultimately n …"
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Education Report: ISU, DMACC partner on engineering event
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University are co-sponsoring a Discover Engineering Day in April. High school students considering a career in engineering and their parents are invited to attend the free, three-hour interactive program that will allow students to experience activities performed by professional engineers …"
Friday, March 21, 2014
Team to torture tornadoes with new Dorothy chase vehicle
KCCI
"THIS VEHICLE STARTED OFF AS A FORD COMMERCIAL VAN. THEY CUT OFF THE TOP OF IT AND THEN STARTED ADDING SHEETS OF STEEL. The two who built this were DMACC Auto Collision students. …"
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
More than 70 register for inaugural Dice Mobile Hackathon last weekend
Silicon Prairie News
"More than 70 students and technology professionals registered to competed for a chance at $10,000 in cold, hard cash at the inaugural Dice Mobile Hackathon last weekend in Ankeny, Iowa. The event, held at Des Moines Area Community College Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center, kicked off quietly at …"
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Teaching Social Media Skills with Laura Gaulke
Insight on Business
"Laura Gaulke teaches folks about the business application of social media at Des Moines Area Community College. We talk about the power of social media, how the class structure works and why …"
Thursday, March 13, 2014
LIFE SAVER: Employee's Heroic Actions
WHO TV
"John is at home recovering and looking forward to celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary in June. Meanwhile, Tucker is looking forward to an upcoming assignment for his DMACC Speech Communications class, his chosen topic, the importance of CPR and Heimlich maneuver training. …"
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Local Notes: East Aurora’s LeTrell Viser helps college team advance to nationals
The Beacon-News
"LeTrell “Snoop” Viser and his Des Moines Area Community College basketball teammates are headed to nationals next week in Danville. …"
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Alliant Energy Grant To Help Community College's Wind Training Program
North American Wind Power
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Wind Turbine Technician Program has received a $5,000 grant from Alliant Energy, which owns and operates wind farms in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. …"
Monday, March 10, 2014
Alliant Energy gives DMACC $5,000 for wind turbine technician program
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College received $5,000 from a Midwestern energy provider, the school announced today. Madison, Wis.-based Alliant Energy provided the grant, which will be used to purchase safety equipment …"
Monday, March 10, 2014
DMACC to start state's only court reporting program
Des Moines Register
"Central Iowa's major community college is set to start the state's only court reporting program at its Newton campus, Des Moines Area Community College said today. Students who complete the two-year program will earn an associate's degree. Todd Jones, a DMACC spokesman, said the college estimates it can accept between 24 and 32 students for the first class, which it plans to start this fall. …"
Monday, March 10, 2014
DMACC Unveils New, Unique Program
WOI TV
"The DMACC campus in Newton announced an expansion Monday. They'll be offering a new court reporter program. The school's been working with the Iowa Court Reporter Association for more than a year to develop the curriculum. They are in the process of purchasing all the equipment and hiring faculty. …"
Friday, March 07, 2014
Looking for tech's next big thing
Des Moines Register
"Tesla electric car, driverless trains catch eyesof speakers at DMACC conference …"
Friday, March 07, 2014
MythBusters 'accidentally' made science cool, host tells Iowans
Des Moines Register
"To make science and engineering cool, Grant Imahara says just add duct tape. The co-host of the popular TV show “Mythbusters” told a Des Moines Area Community College crowd Thursday that duct tape was one way the show “accidentally” made science and engineering cool again. …"
Friday, March 07, 2014
Denson to chair national STEM council
Business Record
""We're pleased Rob will take his passion and leadership to STEMconnector's Higher Education Council as its new chairman," said Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, who co-chairs the Governor's STEM Advisory Council in Iowa and chairs STEMconnector's Food & Ag Council. "Rob is an engaged member of the Governor's STEM Council and will help drive the message that great careers await students who obtain the STEM skills to fill the jobs." …"
Friday, March 07, 2014
'Celebrate Innovation' speakers have their eye on the future
Des Moines Register
"What does innovation mean to you?: DMACC celebrated innovation this week. But what does that word mean? We asked Grant Imahara, Eugene Cernan and others about what innovation means to them. …"
Friday, March 07, 2014
Leaders work to bring high-performance automotive technology school to Newton
Newton Daily News
"At 4 p.m. Monday, the group will present its plan, as well as the progress made so far, to the Des Moines Area Community College Board of Trustees. The goal: to partner with DMACC to bring a high-performance automotive technology school to Newton. …"
Saturday, March 08, 2014
The DMACC Bears are the 2014 Region 11 Tournament Champions
KWBG
"The DMACC Bears held off Iowa Lakes Saturday afternoon in Boone 71-69 to win the 2014 Region 11 Tournament Championship. DMACC was led by Jamar Hurdle with 16pts. DMACC also had 3 players named to the All Region Tournament Team, Brandon Nazione, Derek Williams and Tournament MVP, LaTrell Viser. The Bears who also won the regular season title, and will head to Danville, Illinois to compete for a National Championship March 18th-22nd. DMACC sits at 28-5 on the season, Iowa Lakes ends their season at 23-9. …"
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Tech Spotlight: Science TV host talks fame, girls in STEM fields
Des Moines Register
"As she prepared to speak at Des Moines Area Community College's Celebrate Innovation Week, Bell talked with The Des Moines Register by email …"
Thursday, March 06, 2014
DMACC INNOVATION: Astronaut, TV Star Speak
WHO TV
"This week, some Des Moines Area Community College students get to step out of the classroom and change their way of thinking about the world. It is Celebrate Innovation Week at DMACC’s west campus in West Des Moines. The event stresses the importance of creative thinking and innovation. …"
Thursday, March 06, 2014
DMACC to host job, career fair March 27
Newton Daily News
"The Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus will be the site of a Job/Career Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27. The event is sponsored by the Newton DMACC Campus; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Jasper County; Jasper County Economic Development Corporation’ and the Newton Development Corporation. …"
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Famous Astronaut Visits DMACC
WOI TV
"All week at DMACC, they've been putting the spotlight on science and technology innovators. Thursday, they had a visit from the last man ever on the moon. …"
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Mythbusters star Imahara says show 'accidentally' makes science, engineering fun
Des Moines Register
"The co-host of the popular TV show "Mythbusters" told a Des Moines Area Community College crowd Thursday that duct tape was one way the show "accidentally" made science and engineering cool again. …"
Thursday, March 06, 2014
STEM Higher Ed Council Formed to Increase America's STEM Talent Pipeline
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
"Rob Denson, President of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), will Chair the Council with Martha Kanter to serve as its Senior Advisor. Dr. Kanter is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Higher Education at New York University, …"
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Dice to host first annual Mobile Hackathon in Ankeny March 15-16
Silicon Prairie News
"So reads the slogan of the first annual Mobile Hackathon, hosted by technology staffing firm Dice.com on March 15-16, where tech pros will have a chance to win big—$10,000 in prizes—by putting their creativity to use for mobile applications. The two-day competition will be held at Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. Though the company is based in New York, Dice has a large presence in Urbandale, Iowa. …"
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Actors to discuss 'CSI effect' in DMACC visit
Des Moines Register
"Wellner and Berman will talk about the “CSI effect” and more during a speech at Des Moines Area Community College’s “Celebrate Innovation Week” today. The two actors have started an entertainment research company in California that does fact checks for television shows, movies and authors. …"
Monday, March 03, 2014
W.D.M. '14-'15 school year to start on Aug. 20
Des Moines Register
"Supporters say an early start date allows two balanced semesters, split by Christmas break, which align with local colleges, like Des Moines Area Community College, where many high school students take courses. …"
Monday, March 03, 2014
Personal innovation key to success in everyday life, former colonel says
Des Moines Register
"Hinck will bring that message to Des Moines Area Community College’s Celebrate Innovation Week today, where he will provide the keynote speech at 6 p.m. at the school’s west campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines. The fifth annual event brings in speakers from across the country. …"
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
DMACC's Paustian hopes students are inspired by West Campus' Celebrate Innovation Week
Des Moines Register
"his week, the campus hosts its annual homage to innovation with Celebrate Innovation Week. The four-day event will bring in big names like Grant Imahara from the “Mythbusters” show and two actors who will talk about the technology used in the TV show “CSI: Las Vegas.” …"
Monday, March 03, 2014
Cernan talks space with Radio Iowa
KMA Land
"Cernan will give a lecture on Thursday at Des Moines Area Community College’s West Des Moines campus. The talk is free and open to the public. …"
Monday, March 03, 2014
Raygun's Draper kicks off Innovation week at DMACC with local flavor
Des Moines Register
"The popular and outspoken Des Moines businessman, who has owned RAYGUN T-shirtssince 2005, kicks off the college’s “Celebrate Innovation Week 2014? at 6 p.m. tonight at DMACC’s west campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines. …"
February 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
NY educator eyes DMACC for return to Midwest, rural roots
Daily Times Herald
"Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers (left) speaks with Des Moines Area Community College Carroll campus provost candidate Vern Lindquist following a Carroll Area Development Corporation meeting. …"
Friday, February 28, 2014
Career Academy has provided more than 7,000 credit hours of education
Newton Daily News
"Since its inception five years ago, the Jasper County Career Academy has provided a wealth of post-secondary educational opportunities for high school students in Jasper County. …"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Journalists from DMACC student paper win awards
Des Moines Register
"Several Des Moines Area Community College journalism students from the Ankeny Campus won awards at the Iowa College Media Association annual conference recently held in Des Moines. …"
Thursday, February 27, 2014
STEM Higher Ed Council Formed to Increase America’s STEM Talent Pipeline
STEMblog
" STEMconnector® is proud to announce its newest initiative - the STEM Higher Education Council (HEC) – a national forum for college and university leaders to address America’s need for STEM talent through innovative education, training and strategic partnerships with business and industry. Rob Denson, President of …"
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Recent DMACC graduates
Newton Daily News
"Seven students recently graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Transportation Institute and will soon be moving freight across the state and nation. The graduates include (from left) …"
Friday, February 21, 2014
Iowa Sculpture Festival, First Avenue artwork enhance community culture
Newton Daily News
"This year’s festival will take place June 6 to 8 at the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus. This will be the 12th annual sculpture festival. …"
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Josh Bond has been to hell and back in cancer battle but where there’s a will, he can find the way
Herald Sun News
"The perfect closing chapter on Bond’s amazing story would be if the 22-year-old could travel to Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College to join his mates for graduation ceremonies on May 9, signalling a major milestone in his extraordinary recovery. …"
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tech staffing firm Dice to host coding event in Ankeny next month
Des Moines Register
"The hackathon starts at 9 a.m. March 15 and runs through noon the next day at the Des Moines Area Community College’s Future Farmers of America Enrichment Center in Ankeny. …"
Monday, February 24, 2014
Valley students learn information technology skills at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"A new partnership with Des Moines Area Community College offers students in the West Des Moines school district a chance to earn college credit while gaining job skills in the growing field of information technology. …"
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I-35 construction in West Des Moines flips to northbound side
Des Moines Register
"The bulk of the disruption will impact northbound I-35 traffic headed to or from Grand Avenue. The on and off northbound ramps of the interchange serve an average of more than 3,000 vehicles per day, according to the latest DOT count, which was done in 2010. Between April and November, that traffic will be rerouted through Mills Civic Parkway to the north. Assistant Provost at Des Moines Area Community College West Rick Dawson, who lives in Indianola, is one of many who will have to reroute their daily drive to campus. Last year he did the same, also via Mills Civic Parkway, on his return trip from DMACC West. …"
Monday, February 17, 2014
Program to revamp abandoned buildings could benefit Carroll area
Daily Times Herald
"New Hope Village could be eligible to receive some of the proposed renovation funds, said Muhlbauer, who serves in the rural caucus. Des Moines Area Community College would also participate in the project, but no other details are currently available, he added. …"
Monday, February 10, 2014
Astronaut and stars from 'CSI' and 'Mythbusters' to speak in West Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"An astronaut who has walked on the moon, TV stars and an interactive artist are among keynote speakers for this year’s Celebrate Innovation Week sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College. The event runs March 3-6 at DMACC’s West Campus, 5959 Grand Ave., West Des Moines. …"
Monday, February 03, 2014
Celebrating Black History Month
Ft. Dodge Messenger
"The presentation on Iowa's African-American history was given by Hal Chase, emeritus instructor of history at Des Moines Area Community College. Chase coordinated work on a book called …"
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Iowa College Access Network opens student center at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny
The Republic
"A nonprofit organization that provides college and career counseling and readiness programs for students has opened a new student success center on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The Iowa College Access Network says the new center will provide …"
January 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014
Project IOWA graduates 39 more from workforce development program
Des Moines Register
"The group partners with various Iowa organizations and companies, including Pella-based Vermeer Corp., Des Moines Area Community College, Mercy College and Minneapolis-based General Mills. …"
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Report: Iowa community college enrollment down
The Gazette
"Only Eastern Iowa and Des Moines Area community colleges have lower rates at $134 and $136 per credit hour, respectively. …"
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
HiSET TEST: New High School Equivalency Test
WHO TV
"For more than six decades, Iowans who dropped out of high school could get a GED. Starting today, there’s a new way to earn your high school equivalency diploma in Iowa. “I kind of got a first-hand what it’s like to try and get a job without some kind of schooling under your belt,” says 17-year-old Drake Stewart. …"
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Knoxville Public Library Creates Technology Commons With Help Of DMACC
KNIA/KRLS
"The shelving that was wet has been removed, the wall painted and now, the area, just to the east of the front desk, has been transformed into a Technology Commons, with the addition of six computers donated by DMACC. Thompson says they are very grateful to DMACC, and very excited to offer new opportunities …"
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Work with chef exchange program earns DMACC teacher award from France
Des Moines Register
"The shiny purple-and-silver medal was formally presented to Nelson at a DMACC ceremony in April. Only 24 Americans received the medal last year. …"
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Don't Miss Iowa's Wind Power Showcase Event
Iowa Wind Energy Association
"The 7th Annual Iowa Wind Power Conference will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 11-12th at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa with a terrific line up of speakers, informative sessions, exhibitors and new research display …"
Friday, January 17, 2014
Employment TRAINING: DMACC Tries Something New
XIPHIAS Job Training Blog
"Another system is putting forth underemployed and unemployed Iowans another alternative. Des Moines Area Community College is starting another state-subsidized fight to get Iowans prepared popular employment fields. …"
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Closing the Skills Gap
KMA Land
"A new focus at community colleges across Iowa is trying to bridge the gap between the skills of job-seekers and the skills needed by employers - and the goal is a quick turnaround. Mike Hoffman, executive director of continuing eduction at Des Moines Area Community College, said the school has announced plans to put more funding into its Workforce Training Academy. …"
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Closing the Skill Gap: Iowa Businesses Help Plan College Courses
Public News service
"A new focus at community colleges across Iowa is trying to bridge the gap between the skills of job-seekers and the skills needed by employers - and the goal is a quick turnaround. …"
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
DMACC, Goodwill Team Up
ABC 5 News
"Video of the new expanded Workforce Training Academy press conference …"
Monday, January 13, 2014
DMACC to announce state-funded campaign to train unemployed, underemployed Iowans
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is preparing to announce a new state-funded campaign aimed at helping unemployed and underemployed Iowans. In a statement released Monday, DMACC said the program will train Iowans for …"
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Three Minutes in the Chair with President Rob Denson
WHO TV
"THREE MINUTES: DMACC President Rob Denson If you’ve seen the President of Des Moines Area Community College, you might have spotted him driving the DMACC 18-wheeler through parades. Rob Denson rose from a child attending class in a one-room school house to the president …"
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Second Business Summit for Education Excellence scheduled for Jan. 16
Business Record
"The event will feature a number of speakers and panelists, including Brad Buck, director of the Iowa Department of Education, and Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, January 06, 2014
Vermeer, DMACC to offer free welder training
Des Moines Register
"A Pella-based manufacturer will host a free welding class starting later this month in conjunction with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, January 03, 2014
2014 to watch nominees listed
Des Moines Register
"Mike Delaney, Des Moines. The sociology professor at Des Moines Area Community College is the founder of the Raccoon River Watershed Association. …"
Friday, January 03, 2014
DMACC to provide free welding training
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is providing free training to qualified participants. Selection for this training is not based on income but meeting the required reading, math …"
December 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
DMACC water tech program grows
Des Moines Register
"The Water Environmental Technology program at Des Moines Area Community College has seen tremendous growth in its first year as a degree …"
Thursday, December 26, 2013
DMACC Southridge wraps up its first semester
Des Moines Register
"During the first semester of classes offered at the Des Moines Area Community College Southridge facility, high school students from across Warren …"
Friday, December 13, 2013
DART ridership on the rise in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"Ankeny’s express service to Des Moines was expanded in June beyond morning- and afternoon-only routes to include service throughout the day to the Des Moines Area Community College Campus. …"
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Students build a future via DMACC
The Record Herald and Indianola Tribune
"Despite the near-freezing temperatures, a small group from the Des Moines Area Community College Southridge Facility’s building trades program were working away …"
Monday, December 02, 2013
DMACC Automotive Tech has the tools of the trade
Des Moines Register
"Six cars sit in a large three-door garage at the DMACC Center for Career and Professional Development nestled inside the Southridge Mall on Des Moines' ... …"
November 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Serratore makes a baseball dream a reality
Austin Daily Herald
"Serratore hit .338 with an on-base percentage of .531 to go with 5 home runs, 12 doubles, 2 triples and 41 RBIs at DMACC last spring. KSU hitting coach Mike …"
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The McCaughey septuplets celebrate big milestone: Siblings turn 16
Des Moines Register
"Big sister Mikayla is a freshman at Des Moines Area Community College. While the McCaughey septuplets made national news right after their birth, as …"
Thursday, November 21, 2013
West Village reaches deal with DMACC
Times-Delphic
"According to WHO.com, “DMACC Urban Campus students will have a new housing option starting this fall. An agreement signed between Drake University, Des …"
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Iowa community college numbers fall again
Des Moines Register
"Iowa community college enrollment this fall dropped 3.5 percent, the third consecutive year of decline, according to fall enrollment data. Enrollment at Iowa's …"
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Doering wins contest for new business ideas
Des Moines Register
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Friday, November 29, 2013
Culinary classes coming to Newton DMACC
Newton Daily News
"New for the spring semester, DMACC will offer a college level culinary arts course under the guidance of Chef Instructor Julie Drew, who has been with …"
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Iowa community college numbers fall again
Des Moines Register
"DMACC is the state's largest community college with 22,987 students. Fewer students will cost the college $3 million in tuition revenue, DMACC President Rob …"
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Basu: Borsellino award honoree trades bad habits for good
Des Moines Register
"Cory Porter found creative ways to subsidize his $50-a-day heroin habit. He told his mother, a veterinarian, that he and his friends needed admission money for the Des Moines Art Center. She’d oblige, appreciating her kid’s interest in culture …"
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tech event provides experience
Times-Delphic
"Along with Drake, other Iowa schools will be represented at this event, including the University of Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State …"
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
DMACC women's basketball player signs with North Carolina State
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College basketball player Carlee Schuhmacher is headed from Boone to North Carolina State. The sophomore signed a letter of …"
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Community celebrates its troops on Veterans Day
Newton Daily News
"On a brisk and cold Veterans Day, students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Des Moines Area Community College-Newton, as well as Newton's Veterans …"
Monday, November 11, 2013
Serratore to play baseball at Kansas State
PostBulletin.com
"Serratore, who resides in Austin, is currently at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa where he will complete his sophomore season. Serratore …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
DMACC to host area business career fair in Carroll
KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Opportunities for both area employers and potential employees will be had at the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus this Friday. The community college is hosting a Career Fair and DMACC Business Instructor, Jen Shulte says over 20 different area businesses will be in attendance …"
October 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Sioux Center High School To Receive $50,000 District-Matched STEM Grant
KIWARadio.com
"Contributors are: Des Moines Area Community College, DMG Mori Seike/Ellison Technologies, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Iowa Farm Bureau …"
Monday, October 28, 2013
Woman behind Bright Scholarship Program dies
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson, left and DMACC board chairman Joe Pugel present an honorary degree to Lois Bright, then 101 …"
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Steven Schulz named new NIACC president
Globe Gazette
"Steven Schulz was named the president of North Iowa Area Community College Thursday night. Schulz, 52, who grew up in Geneva in Franklin County, has been provost at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College since 2006. He was one of four finalists for the NIACC position. …"
Monday, October 21, 2013
Study: 15 Percent Of US Youth Out Of School, Work
NPR
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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Community college retention rate low in Midwest
Des Moines Register
"Only half of Iowa community college students return for second year, and colleges are making efforts to change that …"
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Iowa College Among Best in Nation for Preventing Dropouts - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-10-08/education/iowa-college-among-best-in-nation-for-preventing-dropouts/a34893-1#sthash.47wfXpbt.dpuf
Public News Service
"PHOTO: A program at Des Moines Area Community College has increased graduation rates to among the best in the nation. …"
Friday, October 04, 2013
Health Profile: Respiratory therapy educator sees opportunities in his field
Des Moines Register
"I came to the DMACC program and have been here for almost 37 years. How has the field changed? When I started, respiratory therapy was pretty new …"
September 2013
Friday, September 06, 2013
Knott seeks re-election to DMACC board
Carroll Daily Times Herald
"Veteran educator James Knott is seeking re-election to the Des Moines Area Community College's board of directors, a panel that oversees the ever-growing ... …"
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Using technology to learn languages, keep in touch
Des Moines Register
"But technology has served the family well. Ban Alsharqi is bilingual, as are the children. Aws Alsharqi took English classes at Des Moines Area Community College, but he has learned the most from watching television and using technology in English every day …"
Monday, September 30, 2013
Students can earn scholarships through biotech class
Des Moines Register
"Cain’s class, which confers college credit, has been offered to area students at Des Moines’ Central Campus for the past four years. For the first time this fall, students in the class who earn a B- or higher and meet other qualifications will receive a $500 scholarship courtesy of the Iowa Biotechnology Association. …"
Friday, September 27, 2013
$90 Million to train the workers Iowa needs
Business Record
"However, approximately $90 million will be raised over 10 years through equipment and building levies approved earlier this month by Central Iowa voters. Denson said the money will be spent on creating classrooms and laboratory space in order to educate more students in the fields where Iowa has a shortage of workers: …"
Thursday, September 26, 2013
NC State lands juco Carlee Schuhmacher
The Wolfpacker
"Talk about it in The State of Basketball When Des Moines Area Community College sophomore power forward Carlee Schuhmacher got off the plane at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, she was not ready for what greeted her. A man wearing Mr. Wuf's head, which is the mascot for NC State, pounced on her when …"
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
MORE SPACE: DMACC Shows Off New Location
WHO-TV
"Des Moines Area Community College now has more room to train students in downtown Des Moines. DMACC purchased the Capitol medical office building at 1300 Des Moines Street for $1.2 million. It was already leasing the second floor when the option …"
Thursday, September 12, 2013
DMACC offers business workshop in Knoxville
Journal Express
"If you’re considering starting a business or expanding your business, there’s a new resource to help in the Knoxville area. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), DMACC Business Resources, SCORE, Marion County Development and Iowa State University Extension Business and Outreach are sponsoring …"
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Voters extend DMACC levies for another decade, with most ballots counted
Des Moines Register
"Voters were on their way Tuesday night to approving two property tax levies that will raise millions of dollars for Des Moines Area Community College equipment and building projects. …"
Monday, September 09, 2013
Area school board elections are Tuesday
Des Moines Register
"Voters in the Ankeny, North Polk and Saydel areas also will be selecting the District 6 director for Des Moines Area Community College and deciding on the continuation of two property taxes that affect the DMACC budget. The first, public measure A, …"
Friday, September 06, 2013
DMACC LEVY: College Seeks Renewal Of Funding
WHO TV
"The next school board candidates aren't the only thing you'll decide next Tuesday. Voters will also have a say in how much they pay in property taxes. It looks like a banquet chef's dream kitchen. But for Chris Douglas working at the Bistro isn't his job. …"
Friday, September 06, 2013
Support DMACC Levy 2
Journal Express
"Next Tuesday you have the opportunity to vote yes to continue the two levies that help support Des Moines Area Community College. These levies are existing levies that total 26.5 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. It will not raise taxes. DMACC serves …"
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Letter: Vote 'Yes' for DMACC levies; vote 'Yes' to economic development
Newton Independent
"On the ballot will be two levies that are crucial to Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC) Newton Campus. The first is the 20 1/4 cent levy that DMACC uses to renovate existing campuses and facilities. The second six cent levy is used by the college to purchase new equipment, computers and even library books. …"
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Ames Chamber, AEDC support DMACC Levies
Ames Patch Patch
"Brian Dieter and Matt Converse say voters should support DMACC levies that would help the community college renovate its campuses and purchase equipment. …"
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Players in Town; Hockey Season Has Arrived
juniorhockey.com
"Some players who have already graduated high school, are also taking classes at Des Moines Area Community College in order to keep pace with their higher education studies. Completing course work at DMACC allows players to get a head start on …"
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Gov. Branstad announces connect every Iowan broadband initiative
North Iowa Today
" …"
Monday, September 02, 2013
Community colleges are preparing our future
Des Moines Register
"Wherever we live or work, DMACC graduates touch our lives nearly every day …"
August 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
Shive-Hattery: Interview with Randy Mead about DMACC Southridge
YouTube
"Interview with Randy Mead, Executive Dean of Program Development, about the newly opened Des Moines Area Community College Southridge Center in Des Moines, Iowa. …"
Friday, August 30, 2013
Shive-Hattery: DMACC Southridge
YouTube
"Interview with Rick Carpenter, Director of Center for Career Professional Development, Mark Baethke, Director of Physical Plant, Hannah and Samantha (students) about the newly opened …"
Monday, August 26, 2013
DMACC event honors 5 small businesses
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College has announced that it will hold its inaugural Small Business Awards event Sept. 12. …"
Friday, August 23, 2013
RIBBON CUTTING: DMACC’s Southridge Center Opens
WHO-TV
"A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house were held Friday at DMACC's new education center.. The Southridge Center will offer academic …"
Sunday, August 25, 2013
The Register's Editorial: Why voters should renew tax levies
Des Moines Register
"Voters in many parts of Iowa will have the opportunity to cast ballots next month in favor of maintaining property-tax support for this state’s community colleges. It is a vote they should cast with confidence that the money is being well spent …"
Thursday, August 22, 2013
DISTRICT DIVERSITY: Minority Teachers Wanted
WHO-TV
"It's teaming up with Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College to hire more minority teachers and administrators. Des Moines Public School District's Phil Roeder says, “It`s really not about changing how things have been done in the past …"
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Des Moines group aims to recruit minority teachers
The Republic
"DES MOINES, Iowa — Education leaders in Des Moines have announced a partnership aimed at recruiting more minority teachers. Des Moines Public Schools, Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College say the partnership will work to …"
Thursday, August 22, 2013
FRESH START: DMACC Southridge Location Open
WHO-TV
"Students began their learning experience at the new DMACC Southridge Center in Des Moines Thursday. The location has 23 welding booths for students …"
Monday, August 05, 2013
YP Spotlight: Nataliya Boychenko seizes opportunities with maturity, poise
Des Moines Register
"The rest was a question mark, answered by jobs tutoring other DMACC students in math and French, and working as a teller at Wells Fargo Bank. Mike Bean has acted as a sort of American foster father to Boychenko, ever since she became friends with his …"
Thursday, August 08, 2013
DMACC announces 'Dream Big Grow Here' competition
Newton Daily News
"Regional entrepreneurs and small business owners can soon enter an online contest and compete for a chance to win up to $15,000. This marks the third year Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources and Iowa Innovation Gateway have partnered with the University of Northern Iowa to offer the online contest, titled “Dream Big Grow Here.” …"
Thursday, August 08, 2013
New director named for DMACC program
Altoona Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College’s honors program has a new director. Sarah Waddle, who has been an English professor at DMACC …"
Friday, August 09, 2013
DMACC must get voters approval to keep annual tax levies
Business Record
"It also may help fund needed renovations to the 64000 square-foot Penny's building that Southridge Mall donated to DMACC, which will become a Center for …"
Friday, August 09, 2013
Softball: DMACC names Martin assistant coach
Boone News Republican
" …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Adam Steen to speak at YP Leaders Symposium on mentoring Sept. 17
Business Record
"Adam Steen, a former professional baseball player and founder of 25Connections LLC, will speak on mentoring, and Anthony Paustian, provost at the Des Moines Area Community College West Des Moines campus, will speak on self-leadership. Registration …"
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame inductees announced
Business Record
"Chapman joined Des Moines Area Community College in 1990 and was the first woman to serve as an executive dean at the college. She went on to become the vice president of community and workforce partnerships. Chapman has created programs for …"
Thursday, August 15, 2013
GARAGE SALE: DMACC Raises Money For Students
WHO-TV
"This weekend, going to a garage sale can help students go to college. The DMACC Pioneers Garage Sale started Friday morning …"
Friday, August 16, 2013
4 women to be inducted into Iowa Women's Hall of Fame
Des Moines Register
"Mary Louise Sconiers Chapman was the first woman to be the executive dean at Des Moines Area Community College. She later became the vice president of community and workforce partnerships …"
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DMACC receives grant to increase enrollment in science, technology fields
Business Record
"The grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation to support the Technicians in Engineering, Automation and Machinery project at DMACC, which focuses …"
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
DMACC HOUSING: Options For Off-Campus Students
WHO-TV
"It's back to school time for colleges and this week DMACC in Ankeny will have a new option for student housing off-campus. Laura Stein of Houser Development …"
Friday, August 16, 2013
Congolese refugee community to grow in Iowa
Iowa Public Radio
"Boaz moved to Des Moines five years ago, graduated from Urbandale High School and then Des Moines Area Community College. To support his small family while he was in school, he worked full time at a local nonprofit for people with mental disabilities. In the fall, Boaz says he’ll …"
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Iowa Women's Hall of Fame inductees announced
Business Record
"Chapman joined Des Moines Area Community College in 1990 and was the first woman to serve as an executive dean at the college. She went on to become the vice president of community and workforce partnerships. Chapman has created programs for …"
Thursday, August 15, 2013
DMACC’s Denson: Levies essential
Ames Tribune
"Des Moines Area Community College will have two renewal levies on next month's school election ballot to continue funding for facilities and the equipment needed to support instruction. The levies are not new taxes, and the measures on the Sept. 10 …"
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Shopping Scene: DMACC classes to start at Southridge
Des Moines Register
"About 3,000 potential shoppers will come to Southridge Mall beginning next week when Des Moines Area Community College opens its $12 million Center for Career and Professional Development. …"
Friday, August 09, 2013
DMACC partners with Kosovo
Boone News Republican
"Akan Ismaili (left), the ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, visits with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson to discuss how …"
July 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
Community colleges adding housing
USA Today
"Des Moines Area Community College expects to add housing on or near its main campus here that could accommodate several thousand students by the end of the decade. About 300 lived on campus last year, and that number will jump to about 1,000 this …"
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Where to Put All the Community College Students?
Public News Service
"This fall, Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny (DMACC) will have two new facilities adjacent to the campus that will house about 1,000 students. DMACC president Rob Denson said the privately run facilities will save students' transportation costs. …"
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
SERVICE PROJECT: DMACC Students Spruce Up Fire Station
WHO-TV
"Des Moines Area Community College students are proving all you need is one hour to better the community. The students decided to landscape Des Moines Fire …"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Morris Scholarship Fund to hold dinner event on Aug. 15
Business Record
"A number of colleges and universities have matching fund agreements, including Drake University, Grand View University, AIB College of Business, Des Moines Area Community College, Mercy College of Health Sciences and Iowa State University. Thomas …"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
There's More to "The College Experience" than College - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33636-1#sthash.TsGD0gay.dpuf
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa - It's called "The College Experience" - a course for incoming Des Moines Area Community College students that orients them to their new life at the school as well as the need for community service work. This year, said instructor …"
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Still walking the long road to recovery
Des Moines Register
"She's attending Des Moines Area Community College, works at Hy-Vee and hopes to become a personal trainer, live on her own and maybe even “get hitched” someday. Once a rising soccer star, she says “every aspect of life takes longer” than before her …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Panel to discuss education and workforce development
Des Moines Register
"Panelists include Mary Bontrager, Greater Des Moines Partnership executive vice president; Rob Denson, Des Moines Area Community College president; Thomas Ahart, Des Moines Public Schools superintendent; Elisabeth Buck, chief community impact …"
Monday, July 08, 2013
DMACC joins housing trend
Des Moines Register
"As new options pop up at colleges, debt experts caution students to watch costs …"
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Future of unpaid internships in Iowa remains unknown
Des Moines Register
"and a small stipend while she interns in DMACC’s marketing office. The internship earns credit toward her marketing degree at DMACC …"
June 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
DMACC makes learning fun with CSI: Newton
Newton Daily News
"Students at DMACC's Kids College measure out the details of a "crime scene" during the Crime Scene Investigation course on Thursday morning. The course, offered for sixth through eighth graders, provides …"
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Publisher of Carroll newspaper dies at 69
Des Moines Register
"helped negotiate the agreement between Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa that brought four-year programs to Carroll and …"
May 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Basu: Focus your praise on hard work
Des Moines Register
"The May 1 Des Moines Area Community College commencement was a snapshot of diverse lives intersecting on the path of learning. Collecting their diplomas in Wells Fargo Arena that evening were kids who looked to be barely out of middle school and …"
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Carroll County posts 2nd-lowest unemployment rate in Iowa
Daily Times Herald
"Carroll Area Development Corp. president Steve Schulz, the provost of Des Moines Area Community College's Carroll campus, said the county's relatively low unemployment rate is a net positive for the Carroll region. "The good news is there are jobs …"
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
DMACC grads urged to critique, imagine, create
Daily Times Herald
"If students who received their diplomas in Des Moines Area Community College commencement Monday evening at the Carroll High School gym are itching for success, there's apparently good reason for that. Graduation featured speaker John Pea, who's …"
Friday, May 24, 2013
Bravo D.M. director will replace retiring dean at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Bravo D.M. director will replace retiring dean at DMACC: Bravo Greater Des Moines announced Thursday that its …"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
On the Record: D.C. Trip takeaways part 2
Business Record
"That’s because he was due to follow the comedic stylings of Rob Denson. Apparently it’s a tradition for Denson to give his DMACC sponsorship speech on the Friday morning before flying back to Des Moines; the crowd often needs a pick-me-up following the previous night’s “networking” activities at The Dubliner. He didn’t disappoint. I learned this year that Denson …"
Monday, May 20, 2013
Biohazard cleanup firm investigated
Des Moines Register
"Polk County officials, Zion Lutheran Church members, Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines Public Schools representatives, United Way and others have been holding “refugee roundtables” to better identify needs of the families, she said. …"
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Foster awarded Accumold scholarship
The Ogden Reporter
"The Scholarship, which began in 2006, is a partnership between Accumold and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). The scholarship was formed to …"
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Basu A wise graduate commends trying hard
The Republic
"By REHKA BASU — The Des Moines Area Community College commencement was a snapshot of diverse lives intersecting on the path of learning. Collecting their diplomas in early May were kids who looked to be barely out of middle school and …"
Monday, May 13, 2013
Groups' goal for Des Moines-area youths: 100 summertime jobs
Des Moines Register
"“We have to provide more opportunities for youth,” said Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson. “Statistics show if we don't engage those kids between 16 and 24, if they're not in school or work, good things don't happen.” More …"
Sunday, May 05, 2013
What employers want from workers
KMA Land
"To try to improve that situation, the state's 15 Community Colleges, including Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), are going to test the best employees of the best companies in Iowa to find out what makes them so good, and then try to duplicate …"
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Nearing One Year Anniversary for DMACC in Knoxville
KNIA and KRLS
"It's been almost a year since DMACC began their presence in Knoxville. Academic Advisor Chantel Boyd says that it's been a exciting time. …"
Monday, May 06, 2013
C.F. woman receives DMACC Alumni award
WCF Courier
"Amy Weiford, director of clinical education in the respiratory therapy program at Hawkeye Community College, has been named a recipient of the DMACC Alumni …"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Mark Your Calendar: Weird Al, Swine Festival and more
Des Moines Register
"The seventh annual Swine Festival on June 1 at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, will feature 15 central Iowa chefs and 15 Iowa wineries and one cider house. Chefs will prepare samples of gourmet pork offerings while wineries …"
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Family graduates from college together
KCCI
"A family graduated together Wednesday from the Des Moines Area Community College …"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
FAMILY STUDIES: Family Graduates Together
WHO TV
"It was a proud night at Wells Fargo Arena Wednesday for hundreds of students and their families, as Des Moines area community college celebrated graduation. One family was especially proud, with four grads walking the stage-mom, dad, and kids. …"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
North High seniors awarded scholarships
Des Moines Register
"Class of 2013 recipients, selected colleges and scholarship amounts are: • Dessy Arce, Iowa State University, industrial design, $1,500. • Brymontia Austin, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), liberal arts, $2,500 Parks Scholarship. • Mericia …"
April 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Mark Your Calendar: Jazz in July, Music in the Junction and more
Des Moines Register
"July 18: Scott Davis Quartet at Des Moines Area Community College (Ankeny Campus); July 19: GRUVE at the Clive Aquatic Center; July 20: Bella Soul featuring Tina Haase-Findlay at Sixth Avenue Corridor; July 21: Max Wellman at Johnston Commons …"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Nearly 60 students will graduate Carroll DMACC in May
CBC Online
"Carroll, Iowa -- Nearly sixty students from the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Carroll will turn their tassels at the college's commencement …"
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
DMACC offering retail management certificate
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College is the first community college in Iowa to offer the Western Association of Food Chains Retail Management Certificate. …"
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Community college partnership aims to help manufacturers assess workforce
Business Record
"I think that anything a business can do to learn more about the quality of itsr own workforce and the applicants who want jobs, the better hiring decisions we can make," said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Denson …"
Monday, April 22, 2013
DMACC student displays work
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College second-year graphic design student Madison Oskam of Newton shows some of her completed projects during the …"
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Dunn named to 2013 All-Iowa Academic Team
cbc online
"Sonya Dunn of Carroll was one of nine DMACC students named to the 2013 All-Iowa Academic Team. They were honored at a recognition banquet in Des Moines. Dunn attends classes at the Carroll Campus and was named …"
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
DMACC kite festival to be held at Carroll campus
1380 KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Look towards the sky around Des Moines Area Community College campus in Carroll this weekend and you'll see some colorful pops of color. DMACC is sponsoring a kite festival on Saturday, April 6th from 9 am to noon. Festivities will …"
Monday, April 01, 2013
Army Reserve units host expo at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College campuses are hosting Army Reserve expos this week. Army Reserve units will showcase vehicles and equipment used by the 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 4224th U.S. Army Hospital. In addition …"
March 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Truck driving is just in the DMACC president’s blood
Business Record
"Attend a parade this summer in a Central Iowa town, and there’s a good chance that you’ll see Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), driving a semitrailer truck with the college’s logo. …"
Saturday, March 16, 2013
DMACC Hopes to Grow in Knoxville
KNIA/KRLS
"The President of DMACC, Rob Denson, and members of his staff were in Knoxville Wednesday night to meet with local government officials, and business and industry leaders. Denson shared that he wishes for DMACC to grow in Knoxville, and stressed the ability of DMACC to quickly create and implement an affordable curriculum that addresses the changing needs of businesses and students in the community. …"
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
DMACC poised for big expansion
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is poised to expand the courses it offers this year by moving some of its programs to Southridge Mall, which is undergoing a large expansion. The 64,000-square-foot space in the former JCPenney wing of the mall will …"
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
More Memorable Nuggets (ciWeek)
CDS Global
"Paustain, the Provost at DMACC West Campus, crafted the idea for ciWeek and has committed to bringing great innovators to present to students and area residents for free. …"
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Innovation is alive and kicking here
Des Moines Register
"Julia Silverman speaks to students Wednesday at DMACC West in West Des Moines. Silverman, a 24-year-old New York native, and her business partner, 25-year-old Jessica Matthews, invented a soccer ball (left) that also serves as a power generator. The balls help light homes in impoverished regions …"
Friday, March 01, 2013
Carroll DMACC economist: Sequester imperfect, but does cut
Daily Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus economics professor Mark Maggio says federal sequestration is not the best way to streamline federal …"
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Two of NICL West’s best sign with DMACC golf squad
Times News Republican
"The DMACC women's golf program has found itself in the final NJCAA rankings at season's end the last three years. It's something that makes the Bears a right fit for …"
Saturday, March 02, 2013
DMACC dedicated to improving lives in central Iowa
Des Moines Register
"DMACC has served central Iowa communities for nearly 50 years as a post-secondary institution providing quality education,” DMACC's vice president, …"
Friday, March 01, 2013
DMACC West’s ‘Celebrate! Innovation’ Week Presenters Include ‘Shark Tank’ Cast Member, ‘Matrix’ Special Effects Coordinator
The Patch
"“Shark Tank” cast member Daymond John and John Gaeta, special effects coordinator for “The Matrix” film trilogy, are among the keynote speakers during the …"
February 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
DMACC partners with ICAN for readiness program
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is partnering with the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to bring college and career readiness programming and …"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Walk-on Hagedorn wills to 'encourage and support'
Iowa State Daily
"Much like herself, Ashley's sister, Jody, will be attending DMACC next year. Ashley said she's looking forward to seeing her younger sister follow in her …"
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Central Campus Cafe simmers with energy as young cooks gain skills
Des Moines Register
"Students in the program can earn almost a year of credits toward a culinary arts degree at Des Moines Area Community College. Some have set their sights even higher. Contreras hopes to earn a bachelor’s degree and open a restaurant. Ross plans to complete a doctorate and teach culinary science …"
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
DMACC filling out roster for innovation week
Business Record
"West campus has added more innovators and entrepreneurs to its list of presenters for Celebrate! Innovation …"
Monday, February 11, 2013
Pay less, start small, still attend Iowa State
Iowa State Daily
"“What we offer them is the ability to take the same classes that they would be taking normally at Iowa State, reduced tuition rate [and] smaller class sizes,” said Laurie Wolf, executive dean of students of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, February 08, 2013
Bacon Festival chefs prepare 6,000 pounds of greasy goodness
Des Moines Register
"Chef Brian Koehler, right, loads a tray of bacon onto a rack at Des Moines Area Community College's Iowa Culinary Institute in Ankeny as instructors and students cooked close to 6,000 pounds of bacon for the 2013 Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival Friday morning …"
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Why the Harkin Institute should be at DMACC's Carroll campus
Daily Times Herald
"Or somebody who just loves rural Iowa, has no interest in the lights and action of a university town. He wants to work on the growing number of wind turbines around here and loves the DMACC program in Carroll. Harkin, as much as any American in history …"
January 2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
DMACC looks to expand student services building
Des Moines Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College is proposing an estimated $4.5 million addition to its student services building at 2100 S. Ankeny Blvd. The school would add 11,650 square feet to the existing 26,000 square-foot one-story building, and …"
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Denson anticipates five more years as DMACC president
Des Moines Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson told the Business Record today that he plans to remain in the position for another five years. Denson, who has been president since 2003, said he had originally set a goal of …"
Thursday, January 03, 2013
GED TECH: DMACC Does Computerized Tests
WHO TV 13
"DMACC is in a pilot group of three community colleges and was the first to administer a computerized General Educational Development test one month ago. …"
December 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
DMACC hoping to equip workers with Skilled Iowa assessment
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College, along with Iowa Workforce Development, have been working hard with the Skilled Iowa program in an effort to strengthen the workforce of Iowa. …"
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Academy will have spaces for 200
Des Moines Register
"The career academy, which will be operated by Des Moines Area Community College, will provide college credit and vocational training to high school students. It will offer nine career and technical programs including automotive technology and auto …"
November 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
School Board Meets with City, Chamber and DMACC about Academy
West Des Moines Community Schools
"Paustian explained that a student who graduates from a DMACC IT program can enter the workforce making $40,000 to $80,000 a year. He also provided an Iowa Department of Workforce Development report that shows while middle-skill jobs account for 50 percent of the jobs in the Iowa labor market; only 33 percent of all Iowa workers have the necessary skills to fill these jobs. …"
Monday, November 26, 2012
Burrage keeps eye on present and future
Quad-City Online
"anything. In the previous three years, he consistently scored at both Texas-San Antonio and Des Moines Area Community College. During his junior-college career, he averaged 15.6 points per game as he led the Bears to 45 wins in that stretch. Once he reached the next level, he quickly adapted. Burrage averaged a …"
Monday, November 26, 2012
Skilled worker shortages in Iowa topic of meeting Thursday in Newton
Newton Independent
"State of Iowa can help fill skilled worker shortages. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 210B in the DMACC Newton Conference Center. "Ensuring that more workers get the the training they need must be part of helping Iowans recover from the national recession," Sen. Black …"
Thursday, November 15, 2012
DMACC unveils details for Southridge Mall expansion
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines Area Community College detailed its plans Thursday to transform an empty space in Des Moines’ Southridge Mall into a center for continuing and advanced placement education as well as business consulting. Leaders of the college and mall hope the DMACC Center for Career and Professional Development will both provide space for the institution’s most in-demand programs while bringing more foot traffic past the mall’s retail stores. …"
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Register editorial: Better ways for college credit than AP classes
Des Moines Register
"These are community college courses taught in high schools by teachers who have met specific requirements. A science or foreign language class in a Des Moines high school, for example, might also earn students credit at Des Moines Area Community …"
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
New Virginia man wins contest- Big Dream Grow Here judges pick Michael Spurling's business plan for a restaurant
Des Moines Register
"Spurling, of New Virginia, won $5,000 in the local Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest. Spurling finished in the top five of the contest, following several days of online voting. His business plan and idea was picked by a panel of judges at the DMACC Campus in Ankeny last month. …"
Monday, November 12, 2012
DMACC students win Trigard and Watts Vault and Monument Scholarships
Funera Business Advisor
"Danville, IL– Two Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) mortuary science students won scholarships to help them advance their academic careers. Jeremy Cranston won a scholarship from Watts Vault and Monument Company, and Kyle Pospisil won a scholarship from Trigard. The scholarship winners and their …"
Monday, November 12, 2012
Cities and towns are collaborating more often to provide more and better services to residents
Des Moines Register
"The governance committee called on Kim Didier and her staff at Des Moines Area Community College’s Business Resources, a community workforce liaison, to facilitate and streamline the processes. …"
Monday, November 12, 2012
SOUTHRIDGE CENTER: DMACC To Offer Classes
WHO TV
"Shoppers know it as the old JC Penney, but the empty dressing rooms are about to be turned into classrooms at DMACC's Southridge Center. …"
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Sister city chefs share culinary skills
Des Moines Register
"“The sister city people called DMACC and asked if they were interested in having a chef come over and cook. They said sure,” Nelson says. As the school’s only French teacher, she was tapped as a translator. “Then, we thought the idea was so great, we decided to continue it.” …"
Friday, November 02, 2012
Calling all Biotechnology Entrepreneurs! Don’t miss this event!
Business Innovation Zone
"A number of organizations n the metro are hosting a meetup of Biotechnology entrepreneurs on November 13 from 5 to 7 pm. This will be a informal meeting and …"
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Saldana's double-double leads Embry-Riddle basketball to season-opening win
Daytona Beach News Journal
"Saldana, who transferred from Des Moines Area Community College, felt helpless this past week as his family weathered Superstorm Sandy in the New York-New Jersey area. “It was the worst week of my life,'' he said. “My mom lives in New Jersey, and her …"
Thursday, November 01, 2012
One more race for many XC Seniors
KMA Land
"The 2012 Senior All-Star Cross Country Meet is Saturday afternoon at the Des Moines Area Community College Campus in Ankeny. To compete in the All-Star meet athletes must be a senior, have run a race below 18:00 for boys and below 17:00 for girls. …"
Thursday, November 01, 2012
COLLEGE AGREEMENT: Grinnell And DMACC
WHO-TV
"Two central Iowa colleges are teaming up to create a new education option. Des Moines Area Community College has entered into an agreement with Grinnell College. The presidents of both institutions signed the deal Thursday. Now an advisor will help DMACC students get on the right track to finish a Bachelor of Arts degree in Grinnell. …"
Thursday, November 01, 2012
NICC receives share of $12.9 million for education and workforce training
Decorah Journal
"Des Moines Area Community College is coordinating the new training program, known as the "Iowa-Advanced Manufacturing (I-AM): A Talent Success Strategy for the 21st Century Workforce." The state's 15 community colleges will receive a portion of the …"
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Community college enrollment falls again
Des Moines Register
"Community colleges, in general, expect enrollment to stabilize next fall, and then increase for a few years at a 2 to 3 percent clip. Growth is expected to come from continued popularity of professional programs like welding, and from recent high school graduates, officials said. One area of growth for DMACC was from students who graduated from high school the year they enrolled; the school saw a 13 percent increase in that demographic. …"
October 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
She's a student, mother and not a new Habitat homeowner
The Ogden Reporter
"As Brittany Hendrickson of Ogden begins down this demanding path through the Des Moines Area Community College Nursing Program, she adds the challenge of being a single mother to two young daughters while working part-time with Genesis …"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Dig Pink Night
Des Moines Register
"North Iowa Area Community College will host its fifth annual Dig Pink night Oct. 24 vs. Des Moines Area Community College. Proceeds will be donated to Mercy Center for Breast Health for treatment of the uninsured and underinsured. Clinton Community …"
Sunday, October 14, 2012
'I don't want her to make the same mistakes I did'
Des Moines Register
"Lakisha Miller dropped out of Roosevelt High School at age 16, and despite working hard, she continues to struggle financially. The single mother received her GED certificate from DMACC. She serves coffee at a local Starbucks and is studying to become a medical supply clerk. …"
Monday, October 08, 2012
Drake, DMACC join on elementary teaching certificate
Des Moines Register
"Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College have partnered to offer an elementary teaching certificate in science, technology, engineering and …"
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Determined Des Moines couple makes strides
Des Moines Register
"The single mother received her General Educational Development certificate from Des Moines Area Community College. She serves coffee at a local Starbucks and is studying to become a medical supply clerk. “I've always had two jobs,” said Miller, who was …"
Friday, October 12, 2012
Community colleges not surprised by enrollment drop
Business Record
"Fewer students are attending Iowa community colleges, according to statewide and local statistics, but college officials say they are not surprised. …"
Monday, October 08, 2012
Newton DMACC to use portion of grant money on welding programs
Newton Daily News
"When U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Seth Harris visited the Newton DMACC campus last week, he announced that all of Iowa's community colleges would be …"
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Vote for local business 'dreams' in contest
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources is hosting the local grant contest. Six of the 12 entries in the regional contest are from Warren County. People can vote daily through noon Oct. 15 for their favorites. The business with the most …"
Monday, October 08, 2012
Get to Know Your New Gophers: Junior Alec Crawford
Minnesota Gopher Sports
"Gophersports.com caught up with junior college transfer Alec Crawford during the fall ball season. Playing with Des Moines Area Community College the past two seasons, Crawford enters his first year with the Gophers this fall. Gophersports.com will …"
Monday, October 08, 2012
Drake, DMACC join on elementary teaching certificate
Des Moines Register
"Drake University and Des Moines Area Community College have partnered to offer an elementary teaching certificate in science, technology, engineering and math. The certificate will allow DMACC students to take math and science courses, then transfer to …"
Monday, October 08, 2012
Drake and DMACC announce STEM education certificate
Des Moines Register
"The certificate will allow DMACC students to take math and science courses, then transfer to Drake University to complete an education degree while taking …"
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Students look to the future at Northwest Iowa College Fair
The Fort Dodge Messenger
"Des Moines Area Community College representative Ciel Friess, left, talks with Ethan Wiederin, a junior at Prairie Valley High School, about DMACC programs during the Northwest Iowa College Fair at Iowa Central Community College Wednesday morning …"
Thursday, October 04, 2012
DMACC president says enrollment drop reflects better economy
Des Moines Business Record
"DMACC President Rob Denson knows that a decrease in enrollment isn’t necessarily good press. But the reason for the decrease, he says, is positive. …"
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
ON THE WAY: Grant Aims to Bring Students to Jobs
WHO TV
"Tuesday morning, Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson said, “Businesses clearly need educated and highly skilled workers. …"
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Archer, Loebsack will debate Oct. 16
The Hawkeye
"Iowa Public Television will broadcast the debate at 7 p.m. from the Des Moines Area Community College Conference Center. "Iowa Press" moderator Dean Borg will moderate the debate with questions being asked by panelists, including O. Kay Henderson of …"
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
French pizza? Get ready for Django's treat
Des Moines Register
"Formaro discovered this version of his favorite food while traveling in France with his son Tony and other graduates of Des Moines Area Community College's culinary program. “I was blown away with the amount of pizza in France,” Formaro says. “I had no …"
September 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Peace sculpture dedicated at Urban DMACC
Des Moines Register
"The dedication of a 10-foot-high, 14.5-ton tribute to peace attracted about 125 people to the southernmost point of the DMACC Urban Campus Monday. …"
Friday, September 28, 2012
Swine industry goes certified
Lakefield Standard
"Neigebauer will teach employer/employee relations, and Dwayne Faidley at Des Moines Area Community College will teach introduction to swine production. Faidley has a bachelor's degree in animal science from Iowa State University and a master's degree …"
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Brain injury awareness walk to be held in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"The event will be at the Des Moines Area Community College campus at 2006 South Ankeny Boulevard. The event will be organized by the Iowa chapter of the Brain Injury Alliance. Diane Mahoney can be reached for more information at 515-277-4062 or at …"
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Ankeny High School culinary arts students place second in cooking contest
Des Moines Register
"In the past few years the school has adopted the Des Moines Area Community College curriculum for Food Prep I. The commercial kitchen at the new high school has also given students an opportunity to work with tools and equipment that are the same as …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sculpture dedication on the Urban DMACC Campus
Des Moines Register
" Photo album …"
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
IPTV to Host Four Congressional Debates
KCRG.com
"In the 2nd District, Rep. Dave Loebsack, an Iowa City Democrat, and GOP challenger John Archer of Bettendorf, will debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 live from the Des Moines Area Community College Conference Center in Newton. …"
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Further Reflections: A Des Moines dad's sun-ripened legacy
Des Moines Register
"... rewarded with a few, perfect pears. All the gold I'll ever need. — Rose Marie Toubes of Des Moines is in her 25th year of teaching English composition and other writing courses at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Monday, September 17, 2012
Iowa View: Community colleges play vital role in fostering job growth
Des Moines Register
"ROB DENSON is president of Des Moines Area Community College and is a member of the Opportunity Nation Leadership Council. Opportunity Nation is a …"
Sunday, September 23, 2012
'Opportunity center' opens today in Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College will teach high school equivalency classes twice a week. “We're going to be able to better offer those in need a chance of self-sufficiency,” Timm said. The building has a large space out back where Timm would like to …"
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Iowans pledge to never text and drive
Globe Gazette
"Beth Canuteson, a regional AT&T vice president, joined the governor and students from Des Moines Area Community College's urban campus as part of the company's multimillion-dollar “It Can Wait” public awareness campaign to drive home the point that …"
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Southridge's renovation gives it new lease on life
Des Moines Register
"Along with retail, Southridge will house offices for Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC plans to use the space for its Career Academy and Learning Center, which offers vocational training programs for area high school students. DMACC also will …"
Friday, September 14, 2012
Farm Credit Services of America Awards Twenty-two Scholarships for the 2012-2013 Year
Farm Credit Services of America
"Lake Area Technical College – Watertown, SD. Mitchell Technical Institute – Mitchell, SD. Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, …"
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Calico Skies
Marshall Independent
""We became interested in winemaking when we began to visit wineries on weekends," said Ashlee. "We started working at a winery on our weekends and took online courses for viticulture and enology from the Des Moines Area Community College." …"
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Getting a Degree in Homeland Security
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa - Eleven years after 9/11, the first group of graduates from Des Moines Area Community College's new program in Homeland Security studies is ten Transportation Security Administration officers at Des Moines International Airport. For …"
Sunday, September 09, 2012
DMACC uses analytics to proactively help students succeed
SAS Analytics Website
"It wasn't by accident that Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) discovered that the students least likely to succeed register for class either the week before school starts or right after it begins. With SAS® Analytics, DMACC was able to rapidly sift through numerous variables to unearth this finding. The result: The school no longer enrolls students after the semester has started. The discovery is just one part of a broader effort to use analytics to help the school meet its goals of improving retention and graduation rates, says Joe DeHart, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness. With SAS data management and reporting capabilities, administrators and educators throughout the school can use data to identify at-risk students, help students select the right coursework, and even manage the profitability of the school's cafeteria service. …"
Sunday, September 09, 2012
East softball legend Bob Ligouri steps down
Des Moines Register
"Ligouri, who ran programs at Des Moines East and Des Moines Area Community College of Boone last season, has resigned his high school position to concentrate on the college job. He led to two state titles and two runner-up finishes since 2004. He took …"
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Rebuilding Together plans neighborhood conference
Des Moines Register
"Its educational Leadership Program of classes works in collaboration with Des Moines Area Community College, and is starting its sixth year this fall. The program provides both core and elective classes on Thursdays and Saturdays in fall and spring …"
August 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Cancer survivor helps students who also need second chances
DM Juice
"DMACC program development director is still alive because of 'a series of inspirations and miracles.' He uses that experience to encourage students who need their own second chances. …"
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Few Iowans prepared for college
Des Moines Register
"At Des Moines Area Community College, 72 percent of all full-time students test into at least one “developmental” or remedial class, said Sharon Bittner, director of program development for academic support services. New this fall are streamlined basic …"
Thursday, August 09, 2012
Alex LaShomb Added to Gophers 2013 Roster
Minnesota Golden Gopher Sports
"A native of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., LaShomb will be a junior next season after two successful years at Des Moines Area Community College. A 6-foot, 4-inch 250 pound first-baseman, LaShomb was named a National Junior College Athletic Association …"
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
King: Hold the chocolate, go heavy on enterprise
Daily Times Herald
"King spoke to two dozen students in Buzz on Biz, a Youth Enterprise Academy sponsored by the Iowa Small Business Development Centers and Des Moines Area Community College at the latter's Carroll campus. Students were working in groups to market …"
Friday, August 10, 2012
DMACC Business Resources and CADC join UNI for Business startup contest
KCIM
"DMACC Business Resources and Carroll Area Development Corporation have partnered with the University of Northern Iowa to offer an online contest worth $15,000 to regional entrepreneurs and small business owners beginning September 1, 2012. …"
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I’M UNDROPPABLE: Helping Students Beat The Odds | News
WHO-TV
"keep going.” “Undroppable” has motivated Cynthia. She graduated from East in the spring and will move on to DMACC in August to pursue her dreams. Visit the Undroppable Youtube channel to hear Cynthia’s story. Or visit the Undroppable website …"
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Graduation is a little later, but just as momentous
Des Moines Register
"One student had participated in the district's Gateway to College program, offered in conjunction with Des Moines Area Community College. Each grad's diploma was granted by the student's home high school, making them the final members of the Class of …"
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Oskam receives $1,000 TRPI scholarship
Newton Daily News
"DES MOINES — Madison Oskam, a graduate of Newton Senior High School who is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, was recently selected to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Iowa Motor Carriers Foundation. Oskam is …"
Friday, August 03, 2012
Evelyn K. Davis Center connects unemployed with jobs, training
Juice
"The project was paid for by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Community College, United Way of Central Iowa and Prairie …"
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Waukee students can earn college credit in classes
Des Moines Register
"Students enrolled in the classes also will earn Des Moines Area Community College credit. “These courses were chosen to meet the needs of our students; we also work to offer curricular opportunities that give students the potential for success in a global …"
July 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Artist paints two-story message of thanks
Des Moines Register
"He continued for two years at Des Moines Area Community College, hoping to land a job in graphic design. “I wanted to work at Meredith and wear a suit and tie,” he said …"
Monday, July 30, 2012
Iowa Career Tip: Welding is a Hot Job
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa - Year after year, the demand for trained welders grows but the supply dwindles as veteran welders retire. And educators are having a tough time keeping up, with a waiting list at Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC Welding …"
Friday, July 20, 2012
New housing going up at DMACC
KCCI
"For the first time in more than 20 years, new student housing is being built at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Thursday, July 19, 2012
6th Avenue buzzes with jazz, activities
Des Moines Juice
"The 6th Avenue Corridor Inc. and Des Moines Area Community College will host the third annual Metro Arts Jazz in July concert Saturday at Sixth and College …"
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Winery wrecking the competition
Algona Upper Des Moines
"ALGONA — It's been a year since Train Wreck winery first hit the scene, taking a silver and three bronzes in the Des Moines Area Community College's Mid-American Wine competition. “We tweaked the wines a little bit,” said Steve Larson, manager and …"
Friday, July 13, 2012
Swine-manager program offers distance learning
Iowa Farmer Today
"SEVERAL COLLEGES throughout the country are involved in the program, DenBeste says. Spring classes will be offered through South Central as well as Des Moines Area Community College. Prospective students will need to enroll in the classes through …"
Thursday, July 12, 2012
'Market' to stay in the family
Des Moines Register
"He switched to Des Moines Area Community College, where in 2005 he received an associate arts degree. Thinking himself ready for a return to a four-year college, Pearson enrolled at Iowa State University in 2005, where he lasted one year. But it was …"
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fill your lazy Sunday afternoons with trip to the market
Des Moines Register
"It's held on the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus at Seventh Street and University Avenue, in the Cheatom Park neighborhood. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays. After Aug. 5, the market will be offered every other Sunday through Oct. 28. …"
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Health Professional Profile: Dr. Marcia Holstad trains optometric techs
Des Moines Register
"As department chairperson of the Optometric/Ophthalmic Technician Program at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Marcia Holstad is helping fill a need for training in the field. …"
June 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
DART service changes alter 17 bus routes
Des Moines Register
"Route 98: Rides from downtown to Ankeny won’t change much, but riders will see extended all-day service that stops at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus as well as the DMACC Urban Campus downtown. Buses now arrive about every 30 minutes during rush hour commute times and every 90 minutes midday. …"
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Chefs to compete on Thursday at DMACC
Business Record
"Three chefs have been chosen to compete in Top Chef Des Moines, presented by ... at the Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
New crew at Proof has its own alchemy
Des Moines Register
"Jasa, 33, is a graduate of the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College. He gained culinary notoriety in 2008 for his “pop-up” restaurant, …"
Monday, June 25, 2012
Reeves completes geothermal training
Newton Daily News
"The three-day training course was offered by Comfort Products at DMACC's Energy Center in Des Moines with factory trained and certified instructor Mace …"
Monday, June 25, 2012
Von Qualen relishes 3-year Peace Corps mission in Peru
Daily Times Herald
"she took general statistics and psychology courses at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll. …"
Friday, June 22, 2012
Cyclists Riding for Multiple Sclerosis Cruise the Cornfields to Ames
The Patch
"Bike MS Cruise the Cornfields begins at the DMACC campus in Ankeny and makes an overnight stop in Ames as part of the crusade to raise funds for multiple …"
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Engineering: It Isn't 'Just for Boys' Anymore
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa - Engineering used to be a career field that appealed mostly to boys - but that's changing. Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State …"
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Iowa considers extending the school day for some students
Quad City Times
"by the Iowa Afterschool Alliance at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. Wednesday's forum covered some of the latest research and …"
Friday, June 08, 2012
Public hearing focuses on “epidemic” of bullying
Radio Iowa
"Liz Sederquist is taking classes at Des Moines Area Community College rather than attend Gilbert High School where she says she was bullied after being outed as a lesbian. “My experience at Gilbert High School has been very tough. …"
May 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
POWER OF ONE
Daily Times Herald
"Beginning with the first graduating class in 1997, the Carroll DMACC/UNI 2+2 ... Steve Schulz, who succeeded Knott as Carroll DMACC provost in 2006 and …"
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Community College Presidents Rob Denson and Liang Chee on Iowa Press
IPTV - Iowa Press
"College near home. Iowa's community colleges attracting record enrollments training Iowa's future workforce. A conversation with community college presidents, Des Moines Area's Rob Denson and Northeast Iowa's Liang Chee Wee on this edition of Iowa Press …"
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Yard Dogs Show Spirit Cheering on Bears
Enid News
"Fans sport Des Moines Area Community College shirts as they beat five-gallon bucket drums behind the Bears dugout during the NJCAA Division 2 World Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. (Staff Photo by BONNIE VCULEK) The Bears entered Wednesday undefeated in the NJCAA Division II World Series. They left Da …"
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Harkin stumps for students; GOP says he is missing the bigger jobs picture
Des Moines Register
"Harkin today while speaking with student at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines. (Jason Clayworth/The Register) An ongoing debate about how to resolve a looming spike in interest rates to federally subsidized student loans played out in …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Peace sculpture graces DMACC campus
Des Moines Register
"The doves have landed. Three intertwined doves carved from a 14-ton block of limestone have found the way to their new home on the southernmost point of the …"
Monday, May 21, 2012
Harkin Talks About Student Loans
WOI
"Saturday morning, Senator Harkin (D-Iowa) came to the DMACC Campus to try and urge students to voice support for his plan. The current Democratic plan is to get the money from what they see as a tax loophole. The Republican plan is get take certain …"
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Harkin fights college loan rate hike
Daily Times Herald
"Harkin met with about 20 students and educators at the Des Moines Area Community College Boone campus to gain input on the likely effects of the looming loan-rate increase. Students said college loans often have them behind the financial eight ball at …"
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Burbridge loves to share gift of design with others
SW Iowa News
"“The class was at Des Moines Area Community College,” Burbridge said. “Since then I've taken classes at four different venues.” Most of what she makes, she gives away. “When Harris Grove Church was remodeled, I made sun catchers out of the old windows …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Helping young people become successful in life
Iowa Press-Citizen
"Having finished high school successfully, Thomas attended Des Moines Area Community College for two years then joined the University of Iowa, where he received a bachelor's degree in history, a teaching licensure and a master's degree in school …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Peace sculpture graces DMACC campus
Des Moines Register
"Guinn worked closely with Des Moines Area Community College officials and local residents to make the project a reality. “With the makeup of the (DMACC) college, it reinforces the theme of peace,” he said. “It’s one of the busiest intersections so it will get a lot of visibility. I think there’s no better place in the city for this.” …"
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Summit focuses on education in Iowa
Quad City Times
"“We need to make businesses more demanding,” said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. He advocated that businesses send representatives to school boards to explain to board members and policy makers what kinds of jobs the …"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
DMACC coach not sure how to react
Burlington Hawk Eye
"Instead, the Des Moines Area Community College head coach was in his office in Boone, preparing to take his team to the NJCAA Division II district tournament this weekend. Fitzgerald's team was supposed to be playing Southeastern Community College in …"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
DMACC Wins Region XI title after Southeastern forfeits
Mason City Globe Gazette
"A unusual ending to the championship game in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XI Baseball Tournament has given the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) baseball team its fourth Region XI title in the past five seasons. …"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
First-year DMACC softball program headed to national tournament
Des Moines Register
"DMACC softball coach Bob Ligouri talks to his team during their last practice Monday before traveling to the National Junior College Division II Tournament in Mississippi. / Mary Chind/The Register Ali Miner, left and Mari Silliman both came from Iowa …"
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Free homework help available
Des Moines Register
"This is a collaboration between GEAR UP Iowa, the Des Moines school district, Des Moines Public Library, Central College, Simpson College and Des Moines Area Community College. By offering free tutoring to students, the program strives to provide the …"
Sunday, May 13, 2012
DMACC DOMINATES: DMACC Softball Team Back
WHO TV
"The DMACC softball team spent Mother's Day practicing for its upcoming trip to nationals. ... DMACC re-instated the softball program after 31 years dormant. …"
Saturday, May 05, 2012
All-abilities garden moves ahead
Des Moines Register
"But that's not stopping the group's members from remaining optimistic that the project, which will be constructed at the Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus, will come to fruition soon. “Basically, we got stymied with fundraising, …"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
DMACC Commencement (photo album)
Des Moines Register
"Photo album of DMACC Metro Commencement. …"
Thursday, May 03, 2012
PIRG makes another call to stop student loan interest rate hike
Radio Iowa
"Laurie Wolf, a financial aid officer at Des Moines Area Community College, says more than 700 students graduated from “D-MAC” on Wednesday, including a 33-year-old woman in the dental assistance program. “It took her six years to get through the …"
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Officials: Rise in loan rates would hurt older students
Des Moines Register
"While an additional $1000 may not sound like a lot to pay off over the course of a career, especially for young adults, Laurie Wolf, a financial aid officer at Des Moines Area Community College, said that added expense can be much more challenging for …"
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Cyclones add Hagedorn for the 2012-13 season
Iowa State Daily
"Iowa State head women's basketball coach Bill Fennelly announced Wednesday that former IKM Manning and Des Moines Area Community College player Ashley Hagedorn will walk on at the school in 2012-13. “We are excited to add Ashley to our …"
April 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
11 community colleges earn accreditation for dual-enrollment programs
Des Moines Register
"All 15 community colleges in Iowa have committed to validate the quality of their concurrent enrollment programs through accreditation, according to press release from the state’s Department of Education. Des Moines Area Community College’s concurrent enrollment program was the first to earn accreditation in 2010. …"
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Des Moines College Deploys Video Surveillance System
Campus Security
"VANCOUVER, Canada — Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to prevent unlawful activity, and boost student and staff safety. With close to 75,000 credit and non-credit students and 3,000 staff spread across six campuses, 48 buildings …"
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Johnston garden club hosts plant sale
Des Moines Register
"The sale will be held at Johnston Station, 5525 Merle Hay Road, in front of Panera Bread. Hours will be 8 am to noon. Proceeds go to scholarships for two Des Moines Area Community College students majoring in horticulture. …"
Friday, April 27, 2012
DMACC to offer scholarships to at-risk students
Des Moines Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College will offer 75 scholarships to Des Moines high school ... For more information on the program, go to www.dmacc.edu/g2c. …"
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Grow Iowa's skilled work force
Des Moines Register
"Take for example the Des Moines Area Community College, which has six campuses in central Iowa. It struggles to keep up with demand from students and employers. Nursing and auto mechanics, for example, have waiting lists of up to two years. …"
Monday, April 30, 2012
6th Annual Swine Festival | Events
WHO TV
"The 6th Annual Swine Festival to benefit the viticulture and enology program at DMACC will take place on June 2nd on the Ankeny campus. 15 of central Iowa’s finest chefs and 15 Iowa wineries will be featured at the event. Featured chef’s will be preparing gourmet pork samples and wineries will be offering …"
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Ex-Iowan in middle of civil war
Des Moines Register
"I am worried.” So is Esther Mabior, 19, who is studying prelaw at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines. She grew up in Ethiopia, but considers South Sudan her homeland because her parents, now also living in Des Moines, are from there. …"
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Chained to college debt
Des Moines Register
"Mariah Roling, 29, is now at Des Moines Area Community College after taking on $25000 in debt for one year at Iowa State University …"
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Rise in defaults renews 'student debt bomb' warnings
Des Moines Register
"Community colleges are at a disadvantage because they serve more low-income and older students, said Robert Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, which has a default rate lower than the state average. Two-year colleges also lack the …"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Duncan says U.S. faces 'skills crisis'
Des Moines Register
"US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan answers questions from students and educators Thursday during a town hall meeting on the campus of Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
U.S. Education Secretary Visits DMACC
WHO TV
"One of Obama's cabinet members is visiting the metro Thursday. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked with DMACC students and staff in Ankeny. …"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Dodgers prospect Schebler living a dream in professional baseball
The Gazette
"just never saw it in my future. I have one good year, and look what happens.” Schebler, 21, played as a freshman in 2010 at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone and got drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 26th round. A great summer in the collegiate Northwoods League convinced the Dodgers to go well …"
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Agigilon HD Surveillance system secures Des Moines Area Community College
Source Security
"Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, recently announced that Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to prevent unlawful activity, …"
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Job training programs available
Des Moines Register
"The project is training a dozen residents over 13 weeks in welding through Des Moines Area Community College. It also provides workers financial, workplace and life-skills training, with the promise of a job from some area employers. …"
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Iowa sees shortage of skilled workers
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College welding student Jason Gregory, right, works with instructor Jeff Pratt. Gregory is part of Project Iowa, which helps workers get the training they need to find jobs. …"
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Nelson earns first place at competition
The Daily Freeman-Journal
"BOONE - A Webster City student representing the Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus was a winner at the 66th annual Iowa Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference recently held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. …"
Monday, April 23, 2012
Obama Administration to Reauthorize Career and Technical Education Act
Education News
"The Obama Administration is investing $1 billion to reauthorize and transform the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has visited the Des Moines Area Community College in Arkeny, Iowa to release the …"
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Class Project for local DMACC students leads to success
Examiner
"As a group project for Community Organization class at the DMACC Newton Campus, students of the group took on the project of a food drive to benefit the Grace Church located at 300 W 4th Street N in Newton. The group members, DMACC Students …"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
New basketball coach ready for challenge
Ft. Scott Tribune
"Following graduation, Reihmann spent two seasons playing for Des Moines Area Community College, from 2003 to 2005. During her time in Des Moines, she set records for three-point field goals made in a season and three-point field goal percentages in her …"
Monday, April 16, 2012
Service Center hopes to improve senior events
Des Moines Register
"Gibbons plans to talk with officials from the Des Moines Area Community College to help with the redesign. Creating a bigger June Affair and fixing the website are two of the committee's short-term projects. More discussion is needed for long-term …"
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Iowa Chinese group plans Manson visit
The Messenger
"Sicong Ma is currently working toward her master's degree in public administration at Drake. Weimo Zhao is at DMACC studying English. Also visiting the Manson community and Manson Northwest Webster school will be Chinese Association Executive Director …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
EDUCATION REFORM: Lawmakers Talk Education
WHO TV
"decision to become a teacher. Roger Tapps says “I fully support her. She’s gotta have a passion and I’m all about that.” Roger, a former school board president, brought Rachel to DMACC’s first-ever “discover education day.” The college brought in teachers and administrators to tell these high schoolers how to …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ankeny Christian students interact with Alaska SeaLife
Des Moines Register
"Twenty-four Ankeny Christian Academy first-graders and their teachers, Linda Ellis and Becky Dressen, traveled to the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny Campus for an hourlong …"
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Women’s Basketball: The DMACC-to-ISU connection
Ames Tribune
"BOONE — At the Hagedorn family home in Irwin, there are photos of Ashley dressed in an Iowa State cheerleader outfit. “I was only 8 months old,” Hagedorn …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Leadership Iowa returns to Decorah
Decorah Newspaper
"... Principal Barb Schwamman; NICC President Dr. Liang Chee Wee; Luther President Dr. Richard Torgerson; University of Northern Iowa Dean Dr. Dwight Watson; Steve Ovel of Kirkwood College; and Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson. …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Reihmann named FSCC women's hoop coach
Fort Scott Tribune
"Reihmann played junior college basketball at Des Moines Area Community College from 2003 to 2005. Reihmann transferred to NCAA Division I Ohio University in 2005-06 then returned to Iowa to finish her college playing time at Upper Iowa University. …"
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tony Timm: Director of opportunity -Central Iowa Shelter and Services prepares for future in new facility
Des Moines Register
"The new facility will also offer a large dining area, a courtyard with a basketball court and a community garden, a classroom for DMACC instructors to teach …"
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Discover Health Care Day - DMACC Offers Knowledge
WHO-TV
"DMACC representatives from its ten different healthcare related fields gave the students a chance to experience the profession. DMACC will hold a “Discover Education Day” Wednesday at the Ankeny campus for students interested in becoming a teacher, counselor, administrator, or principal. …"
Thursday, April 05, 2012
One people, two cuisines
Des Moines Register
"It's a welcome change from the traditional brisket.” Madorsky teaches at the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College, and she produced a Passover meal for her students there. They loved it, she beamed. …"
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
After leaving service, vets battle a new foe: Joblessness
Des Moines Register
"Heís now studying history at Des Moines Area Community College. / Bryon Houlgrave/The Register For many Iowa veterans, the end of military service marks the start of a new battle: finding a well-paying, meaningful job in civilian life. …"
Monday, April 02, 2012
Cedar Rapids’ Schebler, Sweeney assigned to Midwest League teams
The Gazette
"Schebler went to college at Des Moines Area Community College before transferring to Wichita State. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette) Scott Schebler and Kellen Sweeney will be in the Midwest League this season, at least at the start. …"
Monday, April 02, 2012
Ankeny scholars suggest school changes
Des Moines Register
"The discussion also focused on areas where Ankeny schools excel. Seniors praised the Advanced Placement courses, the opportunities through Des Moines Area Community College and the teachers at the high school. To further the discussion, the students …"
Monday, April 02, 2012
Academic redshirting: Give them a little more time
The Baltimore Sun
"The community college model. Collaborations between four-year institutions and community colleges, such as the Frances Perkins Program at Mount Holyoke College and the efforts of the Des Moines Area Community College, already help students earn …"
March 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Krafcisin’s Final Four flashbacks
Ames Tribune
"DMACC women's coach Steve Krafcisin played in the Final Four at North Carolina (1977) & Iowa (1980). …"
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The grocer: Add more parking to help businesses thrive
Des Moines Register
"Her sponsor lived in Des Moines. Philavanh, 54, went to Des Moines Area Community College, studied English and got a part-time job at New Oriental. After three months, Philavanh said, the owner offered to sell a sister store in Ames and, eventually …"
Friday, March 30, 2012
Prositions, Inc. Helps Veterans Find Jobs Via Technology
Digital Journal
"Prositions, Inc. will be conducting a training session at DMACC to help veterans utilize technology on their job search. Prositions, Inc. helps veterans …"
Friday, March 30, 2012
Local vets offered free bus ride to retreat
The Messenger
"Fort Dodge Community Foundation and United Way is offering a free bus ride to Webster County veterans who want to attend the free Iowa Veterans Career Retreat at Des Moines Area Community College Wednesday. …"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Why Jobs are Going Unfilled in Iowa
Public News Service
"Only 38 percent of today's workforce has a college degree, and the cost of schooling is keeping many from pursuing higher education. In Iowa, says Dr. Kim Linduska, executive vice president for academic affairs at Des Moines Area Community College, …"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Meet the new owners of the Wine Shack
Cannon Beach Gazette
"Somewhere along the line he found the time to study winemaking and vineyard management at Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa. Loyal readers will remember a series of columns written a few years ago regarding the advancements of winemaking in the Midwest, so it feels like there is some cosmic connection happening here). …"
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Bike ride allows cyclists to cuise cornfields while supporting multiple sclerosis research
Iowa State Daily
"The ride will start in Ankeny at the Des Moines Area Community College location and end in Ames at the Scheman Building. The event marks the first time it will end in Ames instead of Marshalltown. Bike MS is a two-day, 150-mile event, which now has two …"
Monday, March 26, 2012
Meet-A-Bison: Nick Anderson
The Spectrum
"With his soft-spoken and calm demeanor, Anderson explained that he was a transfer student from Boone, Iowa, where he had grown up and played collegiate baseball for Des Moines Area Community College. When asked about his transition from DMACC to NDSU, …"
Monday, March 26, 2012
Hospice conference to focus on grief, bereavement
Newton Daily News
"This year's topic “Beyond Five Stages: What Everyone Needs to Know About Grief (But is Afraid to Ask),” will be held at the DMACC Conference Center at 600 …"
Friday, March 23, 2012
Community College Report Tells of Financial Troubles
WOI
""We've been very fiscally conservative over the past few years, understanding that resources are tight," says Joe DeHart from DMACC. …"
Thursday, March 22, 2012
DAR Medal Of Honor Winner, Patrick Palmersheim Presentation
Des Moines Register
"Patrick Palmersheim will receive the Medal of Honor from the ISDAR on Saturday April 7th @ 10:00am @ DMACC Urban Campus, 1100 7th Street Bldg #1 Rooms 124 …"
Friday, March 23, 2012
Sign up for a boat safety course offered in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
"The class is from 6:30 to 9 pm Mondays at the Des Moines Area Community College, Building 17, Room 20, at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny. Cost for materials is $40 per person and a certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. …"
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Hard Work Pays Off for This Year’s Apollo Winner
Hopkins Patch
"After graduation, Wicklund will attend Des Moines Area Community College, a school known for its baseball program. He plans to play there for two years and work his way into a Division I program. “The biggest thing (sports) taught me is when you get …"
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Johnston School Nurse Honored as One of Iowa's Greatest
Johnston Patch
"She then went to work as a public health nurse for several years before teaching at Des Moines Area Community College's nursing program. After spending several years at home with her children she went to work for a dermatologist's office. …"
Thursday, March 15, 2012
FFA taught Doese "being yourself is the only way"
AgriNews
"A: I'm enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. After I am done at DMACC, I plan to transfer to Iowa State University and major in agriculture education. After I graduate from Iowa State, I hope to teach agriculture in northern Iowa. …"
Friday, March 16, 2012
IN DEPTH: DMACC Business Resources
KNIA/KRLS - Knoxville-Pella
"What does DMACC have to offer our local businesses and their employees? And, what kinds of jobs are in high demand in the county, and in Iowa in general? …"
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Community Technology Center NOW OPEN!
Des Moines Mid-City Connection
"The CCTC will provide computer education, instruction and/or job training to senior citizens wanting computer skills for personal use, adults who are unemployed or underemployed, youth who need computer and internet access, and youth and adults who need GED classes and testing. The CCTC will also provide FAFSA help and will be an Iowa Workforce Development site. …"
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Southridge owner says changes coming soon
Des Moines Register
"McMurray said other plans for the mall include an indoor practice facility to be used by the Iowa Barnstormers arena football team and an additional location for Des Moines Area Community College. “DMACC will completely change the look of the mall …"
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Des Moines coach is an Enid booster
Enid News
"Des Moines Area Community College coach Dan Fitzgerald as Enid's biggest booster. David Allen has become a second home for Fitzgerald's Bears, who have made two of three past Division II World Serieses at the ballpark and have been here for …"
Monday, March 19, 2012
New battle zone: returning veterans battle for jobs
WCF Courier
"...the first-ever Iowa Veterans Career Retreat, "Life After Military Service: Achieve Your Education & Career Goals" April 4 on the DMACC Ankeny Campus …"
Monday, March 19, 2012
Glidden-Ralston HS students raising chickens this spring
KCIM
"Agriculture Education Teacher Gary Clark will oversee the project as part the Survey of Animal Industry class he teaches which is a DMACC concurrent class. …"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Iowa Veterans Career Retreat on April 4
Des Moines Register
"Seating is limited so participants are asked to preregister at www.dmacc.edu/veterans/retreat//welcome.asp. While Iowa's unemployment rate is 5.6 percent, …"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Local teen to tour 
with pianist Lorie Line
Osceola Sentinal-Tribune
"When Hardin is not busy playing music he is currently attending Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. He will be transferring to Simpson College, but plans to take the fall semester off to pursue the tour. Hardin is majoring in computer science. …"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Learn about history of baseball in Iowa
Des Moines Register
"...speaker John Liepa at 2 p.m. on April 21. Liepa will share his collection of vintage Iowa baseball cards, photos and other memorabilia from noon to 2 p.m. Liepa is a professor emeritus of history at Des Moines Area Community College and has taught history and political science courses for more than 40 years. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, the State Historical Society of …"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Waukee students win culinary contest
Des Moines Reister
"The competition was held at the Iowa Culinary Institute at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. ProStart is a nationwide, two-year program for high school students. It brings the restaurant industry into the classroom with curriculum …"
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
2012 Student Taste of Elegance Winners
WHO TV
"2nd place honors went to the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College and …"
Monday, March 12, 2012
Revamping of Des Moines' Southridge Mall gets a push
Des Moines Register
"Two Southridge projects previously discussed by the City Council — an indoor athletics facility to be used by the Iowa Barnstormers Arena football team and an additional location for Des Moines Area Community College — would factor heavily into the …"
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Education under secretary to visit DMACC
Business Record
"Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter will participate in two events at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) on Thursday, where she will …"
Thursday, March 08, 2012
'Woz': College is where innovators grow
Des Moines Register
"Former Apple executive and co-founder Steve “The Woz” Wozniak capped off a four-day Innovation Week hosted at Des Moines Area Community College's high-tech West Des Moines campus. He also talked of the formative years of his relationship with Apple …"
Monday, March 05, 2012
Innovation Week opens today, runs through Thursday at DMACC
Silicon Prairie News
"Des Moines Area Community College's annual celebration of innovation is underway. iWeek kicked off today and runs through Thursday at DMACC's West Campus, featuring a variety of free events that are open to the public …"
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Urbandale man encourages 4-H'ers
Des Moines Register
"Last month Naig spoke to 4-H volunteers across the state at the Iowa Volunteer Forum at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny …"
Friday, March 02, 2012
CDS Global to Speak on Technology and Innovation at DMACC’s iWeek
PR Web
"CDS Global, a technology-driven, industry-leading provider of outsourced business solutions for the publishing, nonprofit, consumer product and utility industries, is a sponsor of Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Innovation Week (iWeek) to be held March 5-8, 2012 …"
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Iowa View: Increased educational standards = Increased quality of services
Des Moines Register
"ROB DENSON is president of Des Moines Area Community College. Contact: How do you improve the quality of health and long term care services for Iowans? …"
February 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Waukee approves Aug. 15 start date
Des Moines Register
"I just think with 600 people taking DMACC credit classes, we can't ignore that,” said Jerry Ripperger, president of the Waukee school board. …"
Friday, February 24, 2012
FFA's ag connections expand beyond farms
Des Moines Register
"Sarah Doese, a student at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, told of visiting the agriculture class at the Des Moines Central Campus just west of …"
Friday, February 24, 2012
Rebuilding Together neighborhood leadership classes begin
Des Moines Register
"Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines and Des Moines Area Community College are again offering the Neighborhood Resident Leadership Program's spring …"
Monday, February 27, 2012
Helping Out-of-Work Veterans Get Back on the Job
Public News Service
"Des Moines Area Community College will host a workshop just to help those returning veterans having a hard time finding work. DMACC Veterans' Services …"
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tickets for Wozniak at DMACC all gone
Des Moines Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) announced yesterday that public tickets for a speech by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak were all …"
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Artist at work: Daniel Bounds, 29
Des Moines Register
""Printmaking is very processed, and it works with all of my interests,” said Bounds, who studied drawing and printmaking at Drake University and is currently taking woodworking classes at DMACC. “I always thought that if I knew how to draw, I could transfer that to anything else" …"
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Tax Help from DMACC
WOI TV
"Every Tuesday and Thursday morning on DMACC's Urban Campus there is a lot of paperwork going on. Families or individuals that make less than 50000 dollars a …"
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Eastern Iowa community colleges applaud Obama plan for more federal assistance
The Daily Iowan
""A significant need on the behalf of community colleges is to have increased capacity," said Rob Denson, the president of the Des Moines Area Community …"
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Iowa View: Iowa must address widening shortage of skilled workers
Des Moines Register
"Several community colleges in central Iowa — DMACC, Iowa Valley District, Hawkeye and Indian Hills — are also getting involved. All agree we need a reliable …"
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Vilsack outlines keys to economic recovery
Iowa Farmer Today
"Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, offered his thoughts during a roundtable session with local business and ag leaders at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Waukee schools look at starting Aug. 14
Des Moines Register
"The earlier proposed start date would better align the Waukee district’s calendar with Des Moines Area Community College, where many Waukee High School students take classes for college credit, educators said …"
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Jobs in Demand: Manufacturing
KCCI
"There's a perception manufacturing is dying, but in Iowa it's a big part of our economy …"
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Telecommunications Jobs In High Demand
KCCI
"Des Moines Area Community College says telecommunications students have an 80 …"
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Altoona may land $40M music facility
Des Moines Register
"The vision began with Lebo's class project in an entrepreneurship class at DMACC – studying the challenges facing Seven Flags Event Center in Clive …"
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Enrollment down at Carroll DMACC Campus
KCIM
"Enrollment this spring semester at DMACC's Carroll Campus is down slightly according to Provost Steve Schulz. The Carroll campus is not the …"
Friday, February 10, 2012
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights Blueprint for Iowa Revitalization and Job Creation Following President Obama's State of the Union Address
USDA
"Vilsack held a roundtable meeting today with local business and agricultural leaders at the Des Moines Area Community College to discuss the vision laid …"
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Hicks: Group wants U.S. rebirth of opportunity
Des Moines Register
"He and Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, serve on the Leadership Council of Opportunity Nation. The national group chose to start …"
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Your Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines east/north
Des Moines Register
"Nearly 100 Lincoln students are currently enrolled in pre-engineering courses, including Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principals of Engineering (POE). Tim Jobes and Joe Mack are the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instructors offering dual-credit classes. Students also have the opportunity to earn college credit through Des Moines Area Community College. PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, …"
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
You should get to know … CW Smith
Des Moines Register
"I studied computer science at Iowa State University, communication at Simpson College and business at DMACC. I'm an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician and …"
January 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
County schools, DMACC finalize contract
Des Moines Register
"The Indianola Community School District moved to sign the contract that would enter the school into an agreement to send students to a brand new DMACC Career Academy that the college is planning to build at Southridge Mall in Des Moines. …"
Thursday, January 26, 2012
From President Obama to IA Governor Branstad; A Call for Improving Opportunity
Opportunity Nation
"Today, we'll see the power of cross-sector collaboration brought to life in Des Moines, Iowa, when Des Moines Area Community College - a member of …"
Sunday, January 29, 2012
DART's planned rapid-transit line would give Des Moines big-city service
Des Moines Register
"High school students could quickly and reliably travel between Roosevelt, Central Academy and the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus. …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
County Leader Development Program to begin in February
Newton Daily News
"The Newton Development Corporation - along with JEDCO, DMACC and the Jasper Community Foundation â?? recently announced that for the fourth consecutive year a Leadership Development class will be offered Tuesday evenings from Feb. 28 though April 24 at DMACC in Newton. …"
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Grocery Story, Retail Outlets to help Revitalize Central Des Moines in Former Top Value Foods Location, Education and Employment Center, Grocery Story, Retail Outlets to help Revitalize Central Des Moines in Former Top Value Foods Location
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
"DMACC will coordinate the workforce and educational training programs and ... The center will be located directly north of the DMACC Urban Campus in Des …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Committee chair: Business, educators must work together or risk students leaving
Des Moines Register Blogs
"STEM council member and Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson said the council will succeed because of the support it receives from across the state. “Success is assured because it is a state coalescing around a single goal everyone …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Our state's chance to become 'Opportunity Iowa'
Iowa Press Citizen
"Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, and Barry Griswell, CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, serve on the Leadership Council of Opportunity Nation. Both have been state leaders in implementing …"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Iowans react to Obama's ideas for an economy 'built to last'
Des Moines Register
"“The president gets it, but 'it' needs to happen soon,” said Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC and other Iowa community colleges are training for these jobs, but need increased capacity to be able to do more …"
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
January 31 kicks off Ames Historical Society Series
Iowa Museum Association
"by Dr. Hal Chase, African-American & Iowa History, Des Moines Area Community College. Dr. Chase's presentation begins with a stirring 17-minute audio-visual …"
Monday, January 23, 2012
Big Developments Coming To Des Moines
KCCI
"The council said it gave the decision to sell the closed Top Value Grocery store at 801 University Avenue to Des Moines Area Community College for $1.2 million. College officials said they plan to open a new grocery store and a job training site named …"
Monday, January 23, 2012
Two students are champions in debate
Des Moines Register
"at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Westberg was runner-up in last year's Student Congress debate at state, which mimics the United States Congress in style and procedure. Many students choose not to participate in debate their …"
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Steve Wozniak to speak during iWeek at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Events will be March 5-8 on DMACC's West Des Moines campus, 5959 Grand Ave. All activities are free and open to the public. Most event seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. WOZNIAK: Admission to the Steve Wozniak keynote speech is also free …"
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Guest columnists: Iowa students honor Martin Luther King through community service
Des Moines Register
"Iowa Campus Compact member schools Drake, Simpson and Grand View, along with Des Moines Area Community College, the Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation and Children and Family Urban Ministries are coming together to engage more than 250 college …"
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Apple co-founder WOZ to speak in WDM
Des Moines Register
"Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker this spring at Des Moines Area Community College's West Des Moines campus. The Apple Computer co-founder will offer a keynote address at 1 pm on March 8 in conjunction with the school's iWeek …"
Monday, January 09, 2012
COUNCIL WORK: Des Moines' city council has a packed agenda for its first meeting of 2012
WHO TV
"Des Moines Area Community College wants to purchase the building for a workforce center and possible retail development. If sold, the $1.2 million would be …"
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Iowa State helps transfer students find their destination
Iowa State Daily
"However, after spending a year at the college, Stromgren decided to transfer out to further her education in vet tech at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Monday, January 02, 2012
Iowa caucuses: What excites voters in the Hawkeye State?
BBC
"Instead, you find factory buildings taken over by DMACC, the Des Moines Area Community College. Inside are students, some in their 40s and 50s who once …"
Monday, January 02, 2012
Community college enrollment slows as economy picks up
RadioIowa
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson says his school saw a 3% gain this fall. “DMACC went up for the fall term and it looks like we are going to be up a few points in the spring, which is very good. In a market where most colleges are having declining enrollment …"
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
There's no debate about it: The debate team works hard for state tournament
The Little Dodger
"The debate team will be going to their state competition on Jan. 6 and 7, which will be held at DMACC. …"
December 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Maytag HQ could become veterans center
Newton Daily News
"The facility would utilize DMACC instructors in an arms-length relationship for vocational training and also could involve Skiff Medical Center and Newton …"
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Grinnell FCCLA travels to Leadership Rally at DMACC
Your Weekly Paper
"The Grinnell FCCLA Chapter, along with more than 400 members from FCCLA chapters across the state, attended the Iowa FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally on the …"
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Part 1 of Your Guide to the Iowa Caucus
UrbandalePatch
"I sat down with Bradley Dyke, political science department chairman at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, who explained exactly what a caucus is …"
Friday, December 30, 2011
Part 2 of Your Guide to the Iowa Caucuses
WaukeePatch
"I sat down with Bradley Dyke, political science department chairman at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, who explained exactly what a caucus is …"
Thursday, December 29, 2011
In Iowa, small towns struggling to reinvent themselves for a globalized economy
Public Radio International
"Norton is director of the career academy for Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC has taken over parts of the building to train students for …"
Thursday, December 22, 2011
DART launches fund campaign for 'train-like' Des Moines bus route
Des Moines Register
"Route 60...The mix of relatively high-density residential areas and destinations including Drake University, Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus …"
Monday, December 19, 2011
Glidden discusses DMACC students building more homes
KCIM
"Glidden is in discussion with officials with DMACC about having students build more homes in the city. DMACC students as part of their classes built two homes in Glidden in the past and …"
Friday, December 09, 2011
Hoping to lure a new generation, Iowa restocks its fishing holes
Des Moines Register
"Such urban fishing spots as Big Creek Lake, Easter Lake in Des Moines, ... Heron Lake in West Des Moines and the pond at Des Moines Area Community College's …"
Thursday, December 08, 2011
A new style for Southridge Mall
Des Moines Register
"Coupled with an earlier announcement that Des Moines Area Community College is considering a presence in the former JC Penney space, the new plans are …"
Friday, December 09, 2011
Panel has different ideas for reducing unemployment
Des Moines Register
"DMACC President Rob Denson argued that good jobs are available in Iowa — if only the work force were qualified to take them. Education, he argued, in fields …"
November 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Valley High School’s Bistro in a Classroom One of the Hottest Tickets in Town
West Des Moines Patch
"The class offers eight hours of college credit transferable to Des Moines Area Community College, which offers an associate's degree in its well-regarded …"
Monday, November 21, 2011
Gophers Sign Six in In Early Period
Gopher Sports
"Alec Crawford, pitcher for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). He produced a team-best 1.77 earned run average in 15 appearances and 12 starts …"
Saturday, November 12, 2011
DMACC staff members honored with service awards
Des Moines Register
"The following members of the Des Moines Area Community College community were honored recently for their service. …"
Sunday, November 20, 2011
DMACC, Kirkendall raise environmental awareness
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College and the Kirkendall Public Library have launched a year-long effort to raise awareness about environmental issues …"
Thursday, November 17, 2011
ENROLLMENT DROP: Experts say lower community college enrollment signals progress
WHO TV
"Some students, like DMACC attendee Alicia Jackson, hoped it's a sign that people have been graduating and finding jobs. "I'd like to think so, that a lot of people are working hard so that they can go into their career of choice," said Jackson. …"
Monday, November 14, 2011
TURNED AWAY: Iowa veteran says he was denied entrance to a DMACC school play because of his service dog
WHO TV
"A DMACC teacher has apologized for not letting a student bring his service dog to a school play. The Iraq war vet was denied entrance on Veterans Day …"
Monday, November 14, 2011
Student Turned Away from DMACC Class Because of Service Dog
KCCI
"ANKENY, Iowa -- Des Moines Area Community College administrators issued a public apology Monday after a two-time Iraq war veteran was turned away from his …"
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Trend: Hospitality program gives students the inside scoop
Sioux City Journal
"Dirks and Rush visited the culinary program arts program at Des Moines Area Community College and are using the same textbook from the college curriculum …"
Saturday, November 12, 2011
4,800 pack Des Moines aid event
Des Moines Register
"Organizations that included Iowa Workforce Development and Des Moines Area Community College staffed booths. “I think we've seen more people today than we …"
Friday, November 11, 2011
Any way you cut it, Des Moines' new Cheese Shop is special
Des Moines Register
"While Bienert was exploring cheese-making, Kari took an accounting course online from Des Moines Area Community College to prepare for her role in the …"
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
DMACC course helps Iowan struggling with long-term unemployment land job
Des Moines Register
"Burklund took a six-week course through Des Moines Area Community College that provides call-center training in insurance and financial services. …"
Thursday, November 03, 2011
DMACC Donates Laptops to Uganda Farmers
WHO TV
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has donated three laptop computers to women farmers in Uganda. The computers will help the farmers …"
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Path of Peace sculpture will stand near interstate
Des Moines Register
"A 14.5-ton limestone sculpture depicting three intertwined doves soon will rise next to the Seventh Street entrance to westbound Interstate Highway 235, at the south tip of the Des Moines Area Community College's Urban Campus. The $40000 project is the …"
October 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Taking the initiative on campus security
Community College Times
"Ned Miller does not take security lightly. As director of campus safety and emergency management at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), any threat requires serious consideration. Miller’s diligence paid off early this school year when DMACC’s marketing department flagged a Twitter post from a student …"
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ladies’ Night Out deemed a success
Newton Daily News
"More than 45 vendors filled the DMACC Conference Center on Wednesday evening for the 2011 edition of Ladies Night Out …"
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Spooky Pumpkin Creations
Newton Daily News
"The students are hoping the public will come to the DMACC campus and judge the pumpkins before 3:30 pm Thursday. The winning pumpkin will get a pizza party …"
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
What's Good: Early start gives Fleming's chef passion for creating
Des Moines Register
"I graduated early from (Southeast Polk High School) so I could enroll in the culinary arts program at DMACC. Q: What was it like to go to France as part of …"
Monday, October 24, 2011
Des Moines City Council gives initial approval on Top Value offer
Des Moines Register
"Griswell and DMACC President Robert Denson said they are hopeful the financing piece ... The community foundation and DMACC have put together plans for the …"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Meeting Tuesday about former Top Value Foods location
Des Moines Register
"The City of Des Moines has received a $1.2 million offer on the vacant property, submitted by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Community College and CDT Investments LLC, led by Quad Cities businessman Simon Cotran …"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Ukrainian educators visit Newton
Newton Daily News
"DMACC also will be showing the educators the role of American community colleges and technical schools in higher education. In a round table discussion at …"
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Job training program offers hope to jobless
Des Moines Register
"Ray is one of about 20 Des Moines-area residents who will go to Des Moines Area Community College next year, thanks to a church-initiated program called Project Iowa. The job training effort puts unemployed and under-employed Des Moines-area residents …"
Sunday, October 23, 2011
What’s cookin’ at the college?
The Messenger
"Because of the exponential growth, Dawson, who graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College culinary arts and hospitality management program in 2000, was hired in 2010 to teach and assist with the program at Iowa Central. …"
Monday, October 10, 2011
New Water/Wastewater Curriculum at DMACC
Des Moines Water Works
"Des Moines Area Community College has began a new water/wastewater curriculum. …"
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Des Moines receives bid on grocery site
Des Moines Juice
"The offer was submitted by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Community College and CDT Investments LLC, led by Quad …"
Monday, October 17, 2011
Biotechnology summit underway in Ankeny
RadioIowa
"She says the forum at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny features many of the big names in biotech, like Pioneer, Monsanto …"
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Iowa Biotechnology Association hosts forum
Quad-City Times
"and 7:30 am-12:30 pm Tuesday at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, Iowa, on the Des Moines Area Community College campus …"
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Yip, yip, hooray for Ankeny dog park
Des Moines Register
"We are appreciative of the assistance provided by the DMACC Construction Trades Program, which installed that shelter for us. Their donation of time and …"
Friday, October 07, 2011
DISABLED WORKERS: A training program to help disabled Iowans learn job skills begins next week
WHO TV
"Next week Des Moines Area Community College will launch a training program to help disabled Iowans get the job skills they need. It starts on October 11th at …"
Friday, October 07, 2011
Catching up with: Steve Krafcisin
Des Moines Register
"The 6-foot-9 center is still connected with the game — but now he's the women's coach at DMACC of Boone. “Special K” averaged 12.3 points while helping Iowa …"
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Newton named 2011 All-Star Community
Newton Daily News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) opened a Career Academy in part of the space, another area is now occupied by a small brewery, and an in-bound …"
September 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dining around the world in 100 years
Des Moines Register
"Robert Anderson, executive chef program chair at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus says that Iowa has been fertile ground for a lot more …"
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Boone closes out DMACC Fall League
Boone News-Republican
"DMACC men’s basketball players served as officials. “It’s neat for us to do something for the community and the area schools,” DMACC men’s basketball coach B.J. McGinn said. “It gives our guys an opportunity to interact and give back a little bit.” …"
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Non-traditional ways of learning help local adults
The Times-Delphic
"Murr said the program began in 1976 with a federal grant for Des Moines Area Community College and Drake. The grant paid students to take a class on adult …"
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Re-enroll, volunteers urge dropouts
Des Moines Register
"And I want them to be a part of that process, not only finish high school but go to either a college, a trade school or DMACC. “Education is the critical …"
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
DMACC survey shows staff satisfaction
Des Moines Register
"Times are tough and budgets are tight, but surveys show high satisfaction levels at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Iowa's Top Workplaces
Des Moines Register
"DMACC placed second in Iowa's Top Large Sized Companies …"
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Iowa community college costs rise more slowly than national average
Des Moines Register
"Tuition and fees totaled $280 million last year, accounting for more than half of the colleges' nearly $520 million in operating revenue. State money accounted for about 29 percent of the total. Tuition at Des Moines Area Community College will …"
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
NICC president finalists named
Decorah Newspapers
"Schulz has held the position of provost of the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College since July 2006. Previous to working at DMACC, he was the 2 + 2 coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls and from 2000-04 he served as …"
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Ten Years After 9/11: DMACC Student Takes Nothing for Granted
Ankeny Patch
"Upon returning home in 2008, Lasher moved to Ankeny to attend DMACC. He's one semester away from obtaining a degree in the fire science program. On Nov. …"
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Hard work = good food
Des Moines Register
"Formaro said he learned to make pizza while working at Felix and Oscar's before he went to culinary school at Des Moines Area Community College. As a chef, Formaro worked with LaValle at several restaurants, including City Grille, Che Pasta …"
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Schools Crack Down On Pell Grant Runners
CitiCareer Search
"According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a dean of students at Des Moines Area Community College became suspicious of a student after he pestered her …"
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
The Des Moines Area Community Colleges to Roll Out WizIQ Virtual Classroom This Fall
MarketWatch
"Because DMACC serves both urban and outlying rural populations and draws adjunct ... As Mark Steffen, Director of Distance Learning for DMACC, explained, …"
August 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Threat to shoot up Des Moines college campus draws quick response
Des Moines Register
"Administrators at Des Moines Area Community College took immediate action last week when a startling message from a social networking site was discovered …"
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Iowa looks for bioscience businesses
Des Moines Register
"Bioscience and medical leaders from across Iowa and the nation discussed the issue Friday at Des Moines Area Community College at the Medical Innovation Summit. Leaders discussed hurdles to attracting venture capital, pushing technology from …"
Friday, August 26, 2011
Automotive training programs accredited
Newton Daily News
"Three of Des Moines Area Community College's (DMACC's) automotive technology programs have just received accreditation from the National Automotive Technician's Education Foundation (NATEF). DMACC's automotive technology …"
Friday, August 26, 2011
Deal in works to add DMACC at Southridge Mall
Des Moines Register
"A deal is being negotiated that could bring Des Moines Area Community College to Southridge Mall, a move supporters say could be an important step toward reviving the long-struggling shopping center. Des Moines City Council members on Monday are set to …"
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
DMACC Continues To See Record Enrollment
WOI
"For the second year in a row, Des Moines Area Community College is seeing record breaking enrollment as their student number soars to more than 37000. According to DMACC, they have more students enrolled than Iowa State University or …"
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
'Opportunity' knocks for Mitchellville girl, steer
Des Moines Register
"Wendy and her steer, Cowboy, were chosen by Des Moines Area Community College to participate in the Governor's Charity Steer Show. The annual event, sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen's Association, asks local Iowa …"
Thursday, August 18, 2011
New lab, faster Internet service at DMACC West Campus
Des Moines Register
"A new biology and physics lab and faster Internet service are two improvements students will notice this month when they return to the Des Moines Area Community College …"
Monday, August 15, 2011
DMACC Pioneers Garage Sale
Ankeny Patch
"The Des Moines Area Community College Pioneers will again host their annual garage sale to benefit DMACC students. The Pioneers, a group of retired DMACC faculty and staff, will hold the sale on Thursday, Aug. 18 and Friday, Aug. 19 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 20 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the DMACC Ankeny Campus, Building 13 …"
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Youthbuild Program Changing Lives and Neighborhoods
Public News Service
"It's the Youthbuild program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and coordinator Cliff Kessler says it not only offers job training, but allows these students to get their GEDs …"
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Call on Pelfrey to translate TLAs in HIT
Des Moines Register
"Dane Pelfrey shares his expertise in health information technology by helping train Des Moines Area Community College students in the emerging field. In addition to his consulting job, he’s an adjunct instructor for the college’s new Health Information Technology certificate program …"
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ankeny’s DMACC campus earns accreditation for automotive program
Des Moines Register
"TwitterFacebookShare Del.icio.us Digg Reddit Facebook Twitter Newsvine FarkIt AAAThree of Des Moines Area Community College’s automotive technology programs received accreditation from the National Automotive Technician’s Education Foundation. DMACC’s automotive technology program at the Ankeny campus …"
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Prodigious Postville porker at fair is Tiny in name only
Des Moines Register
"The 1,196-pound boar is 7 years old, at least two years older than his five rivals. But his owner, Des Moines Area Community College welding student Blake Everman, 19, was the youngest escort in the weigh-in competition held at the Swine Barn …"
Monday, August 15, 2011
DMACC Team Wins Butter Battle
realMedia
"The Iowa State Fair's Battle of the Butter was a showdown between three teams from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) on Monday. Each team prepared a butter sculpture from a 55 pound block of butter in half an hour …"
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Summer reading program helps students read
Newton Daily News
"In the three classrooms donated by DMACC, each student is evaluated for barriers in their reading abilities and reading levels are assessed at the beginning …"
July 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Branstad signs declaration recognizing water workers
The Ames Tribune
"The city of Ames Water and Pollution Control Department has been working in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College to create a new curriculum in Water Environment Technology, and an associate's degree program will be available at DMACC this …"
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Five homecomings planned for soldiers
Des Moines Register
"Two more ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday: About 35 soldiers will come home at 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Area Community College gym in Boone. They are with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. …"
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Branstad to honor wastewater workers Thursday
WCF Courier
" Gov. Terry Branstad will sign a proclamation at the Ames Wastewater Treatment Plant Thursday acknowledging the state's water and wastewater workers... And starting this fall, after nearly a 30-year absence, Des Moines Area Community College will again offer a water and wastewater degree program. …"
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Decorah's Watson initiates effort to recognize, educate Iowa's water and wastewater workers
Decorah Newspapers
"And starting this fall, after nearly a 30-year absence, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will again offer a water and wastewater degree program …"
Monday, July 18, 2011
DART plans extensive overhaul of bus routes
Des Moines Register
"98 route an all-day service that also serves Des Moines Area Community College. - Adding "flex routes" in West Des Moines and Ankeny …"
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wapello couple pops the cork on their new business
Muscatine Journal
"Corey and Tami Nichols completed their winemaker certification through the Des Moines Area Community College viticulture and enology program and are also …"
Sunday, July 10, 2011
BACK TO SCHOOL: New Iowa community college offers opportunity for students of all ages
WHO TV
"Des Moines area community college held an open house for its newest campus in Perry. It'll offer career and technical programs for high school students during the day, but also college credit classes. …"
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
IDENTITY THEFT: Thieves turn to stealing children's identities and ruining their credit
WHO-TV
"We talk with the experts at DMACC's Electronic Crimes Institute about the problem. They say adults are getting better at protecting themselves from identity …"
June 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Gov. Branstad appoints San Wong director of Iowa Department of Human Rights
Office of the Governor of Iowa Website
"Ms. Wong currently works as the Director of Workforce and Education Initiatives at Des Moines Area Community College. Ms. Wong has served on several …"
Monday, June 20, 2011
DMACC and Iowa Culinary Institute will host wine competition
Business Record
"DMACC and Iowa Culinary Institute will host wine competition. The 2011 Mid- American Wine Competition will be held July 8-10 at Des Moines Area Community …"
Saturday, June 18, 2011
College a few years away? Pay attention now
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines public schools, for example, offers a course guide that shows how courses count for credit at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Gateway to College program helps high school dropouts
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is offering its Gateway to College program this fall for students who dropped out of high school. Gateway to College …"
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tickets for DMACC Bland Mary & Daisy
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
"DMACC Bland Mary & Daisy. Friday, July 22 − Saturday, July 23 • 2011 ... PRESENTED BY DMACC IN THE CIVIC CENTER'S STONER STUDIO THEATER …"
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Old factory approach to education makes the case for change
The Iowa Independent
"The district took the added precaution of partnering with Des Moines Area Community College's Electronic Crime Institute, a first-of-its-kind program to …"
Monday, June 13, 2011
Bicyclists needed to fight MS
Times-Republican
"On June 25 cyclists will depart Ankeny's Des Moines Area Community College promptly at 7 am and ride to stops in Elkhart, Cambridge, Maxwell, Nevada, Colo …"
Friday, June 10, 2011
DMACC to host adult tech camp
Ames Tribune
"Des Moines Area Community College's Boone Campus will be hosting the DMACC Boone Campus Adult Tech Camp this year. The camp will be held June 27-29 from …"
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
MLB draft: Players with ties to state of Iowa that have been selected
Des Moines Register
"Austin Urban — Des Moines Area Community College pitcher, 41st round by the Chicago Cubs …"
Monday, June 06, 2011
Mayor to moderate manufacturing jobs forum at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"The one-hour meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday in the second-floor auditorium at the Newton DMACC campus …"
Monday, June 06, 2011
Republican senator tells Iowa student leaders “Go home”
Des Moines Register
"The Senate panel met most of the day on Monday on education budget issues. Other speakers included Board of Regents President David Miles, Des Moines School Board member Dick Murphy, Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson and a host of others. …"
Friday, June 03, 2011
Tom Harkin Website
KCIM
"Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), today announced that the Des Moines Area Community College and the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation will receive a total of $750,000 from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) …"
Friday, June 03, 2011
DMACC Culinary Students Put to the Test at Swine Event
Public News Service
"Students at Des Moines Area Community College's Iowa Culinary Institute are gaining real-life chef experience at Saturday's annual Swine Festival. Their assignment is to prepare a special pork meal, which will be served alongside dishes from some of …"
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Newton mayor to lead panel on job losses
Des Moines Register
"The one-hour meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday in the second-floor auditorium at the Newton campus of Des Moines Area Community College, 600 N. Second Ave. …"
May 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Go Fishing with WHO Radio's Van and Bonnie at DMACC Lake in Ankeny
Iowa DNR
"WHO Radio personalities Van and Bonnie will join the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and DMACC to promote fishing during their Friday broadcast as part of Iowa's free fishing weekend. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is scheduled to attend around 8 a.m. …"
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Drake to host actuarial camp for women and minorities
Des Moines Register
"Women and minority students from Des Moines Area Community College, Black Hawk College and Eastern Iowa Community College will take part in professional skill-building workshops …"
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Habitat reigns as Des Moines' top single-family homebuilder
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College student Anthony Vacco, left, works with instructor Ned Rasmussen to put up a wall on a Habitat for Humanity homebuilding project …"
Friday, May 20, 2011
Herb-ivore celebrates the Midwest's best
Des Moines Register
"A fan of Iowa wines: In addition to having participated in the culinary arts program at Des Moines Area Community College, Appleget Hurst has a sommelier certificate. …"
Friday, May 20, 2011
Be resourceful, visible in job hunt
Des Moines Register
"Here are some tips to finding a summer job from Jaclyn Boldt, student employment specialist with Des Moines Area Community College …"
Friday, May 20, 2011
Vineyard open for tasting
Argus Leader
"They took classes on grape growing and wine making through Des Moines Area Community College, and in 2009 became serious about looking for land in Iowa and …"
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Brazilian ambassador: We’ll import U.S. ethanol
Des Moines Register
"A forum on “Doing Business in Brazil” is at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny campus. The event will feature Gov. Terry Branstad and Brazilian and Iowa business and government leaders. …"
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Green job takes wind technicians to dizzying heights
Des Moines Register
"Wind energy is dotted with second-career types. Scott Johnson, a graduate of Lincoln High School in Des Moines, worked for two decades at the now-closed plant in West Des Moines that printed the Wall Street Journal. "I was always interested in green energy, so I signed up for the wind technical program at Des Moines Area Community College," said Johnson, 49. …"
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Local Chefs Named for dsm Challenge
dsm Magazine
"It's official. The following three chefs will compete in dsm's first "Top Chef" challenge, presented by Hockenberg's, June 21 at the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC): …"
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Blood Drives Planned
Newton Daily News
"The Newton Community Blood Drive will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the DMACC Newton Campus Conference Center, 600 N. Second Ave. W. …"
Monday, May 16, 2011
Gardening Without a Garden
Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa - In these days of high food prices, more and more Iowans are opting to plant their own garden and raise their own food, but some have little or no space to do it. Des Moines Area Community College (D-MACC) horticultural instructor Randall Voss has good news for them …"
Thursday, May 12, 2011
SCORE offering business classes
Newton Daily News
"SCORE will host free small business workshops from 5:45 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 19, at the DMACC Newton Campus in the Newton Development Conference Room …"
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Iowa Asian Alliance Presents The Inaugural IowAsia Business Summit—Building Connections Between Iowa Businesses And Asian Countries
celebrAsian.org
"Admission to this by-invitation-only event is free to all participants due to the generous contribution by Des Moines Area Community College as part of ... …"
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Plant sale to benefit DMACC students
Des Moines Register
"The Evening Star Federated Garden Club will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14 at the Crown Point Mall, 5460 Merle Hay Road, in Johnston. The sale of member-grown perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs as well as garden art and baskets will go toward two DMACC horticulture scholarships. Call Judy at 278-0939 for more information. …"
Friday, May 06, 2011
Registration open for Wild, Wild West tournament
Des Moines Register
"Registration is now open for the seventh annual Wild Wild West 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament scheduled for July 23 at Des Moines Area Community College’s West Des Moines campus. The tournament, which attracted more than 80 teams in 2010, is one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the nation. In 2010, the event raised more than $40,000 for student scholarships. …"
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Making the grade: 12-year-old on dean’s list at DMACC
Ames Tribune
"Yudhistira Utomo wasn’t the only student breathing a sigh of relief after finishing final exams at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus on Wednesday, but she was probably the youngest. The 12-year-old, who lives in Ames, now has two semesters of college coursework under her belt …"
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
LCS shop students place at SkillsUSA Contest
LeMars Daily Sentinal
"Le Mars Community School students proved their welding and automotive abilities at the Iowa SkillsUSA Contest last Friday. Senior Eric Weber took first place in the welding division, and fellow senior Rob Peters placed second in the automotive division …"
April 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
2011 Speech Contest Finalists - Videos
YouTube
"See the six finalists presentations from - The number is the order they spoke not the placed they finished in. …"
Friday, April 29, 2011
‘How Baseball Came
To Iowa’ set for May 12
Newton Daily News
"On Thursday, May 12, come to the library to see one of the most extensive collections of Iowa Major Leaguer’s baseball cards, photos and art work, followed by a presentation on “How Baseball Came to Iowa.” The program is presented by John Liepa, historian and Professor Emeritus, DMACC …"
Friday, April 22, 2011
Registration starts for DMACC Basketball Tournament
KCIM
"Basketball players from all over Iowa will be showcasing their skills and help raise scholarship money for Des Moines Area Community College when the DMACC West Campus hosts its Seventh Annual Wild, Wild West 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament …"
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hazard waste can be dropped off at DMACC on a special day
KCIM
"The Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission and DMACC have sponsored a free hazardous waste disposal event for residents wishing to dispose of household hazardous waste on Saturday April 30th. The event will take place from 8-1 at the DMACC parking lot along North Grant Road …"
March 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ankeny High School students celebrate earning DMACC credit
Des Moines Register
"Ankeny residents have saved more than $1 million in college tuition costs in the past decade through a partnership between Ankeny High School and Des Moines Area Community College. That partnership was celebrated last week during an academic awards ceremony at the high school …"
Sunday, March 27, 2011
DMACC's wine courses grow in popularity
Des Moines Register
"With grape and wine production increasing throughout Iowa and the Midwest, Des Moines Area Community College's enology and viticulture program is thriving …"
Sunday, March 27, 2011
DMACC braces for state-funding cuts
Daily Times Herald
"First came speculation about preschool and K-12 education cuts. The state’s two- and four-year institutions could be next on the chopping block, as the Iowa Legislature considers how to cut millions from the fiscal-year 2012 budget …"
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Riggle wins creative writing contest
Newton Daily News
"A Newton student was the overall winner in the annual Des Moines Area Community College Creative Writing Contest. Jennifer Riggle received a $1,000 scholarship from the DMACC Foundation for winning the contest …"
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ankeny teen lands high score for auto mechanics
Des Moines Register
"Ankeny High School sophomore Sam Hardie didn't think too much about it when he signed up for an automotive-fundamentals class. He certainly didn't expect the acclaim it would bring him just a few months later. Hardie, 15, of Ankeny was the highest-scoring sophomore in the statewide auto mechanics test sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College …"
Friday, March 18, 2011
DMACC students awarded scholarships for spring
Newton Daily News
"Several Des Moines Area Community College students from the Newton area have received a DMACC scholarship for the spring semester …"
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Spring Arts Festival will be a local affair
Newton Daily News
"Jasper County artists from a wide variety of media are preparing for the Spring Arts Festival, scheduled for April 9 at the DMACC Campus in Newton …"
Thursday, March 10, 2011
DMACC to Host Diversity in STEM Conference
American Association of Community Colleges
"The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with the Community Colleges of Iowa and Iowa Regent Universities, will host the first Diversity in STEM Conference, which addresses barriers to success in STEM career pathways for underrepresented secondary and postsecondary students …"
Friday, March 04, 2011
Iowa CEO panel shares entrepreneurial tips
Des Moines Register
"Eager entrepreneurs got an inside look into the world of startups at Des Moines Area Community College’s “Ideas in Action” Innovation Week …"
February 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Midwest Wheel donates to DMACC
Newton Daily News
"Midwest Wheel President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Callison (left) presents a check in the amount of $10,000 to DMACC President Rob Denson on behalf of the DMACC Foundation. Midwest Wheel is an automotive and truck parts, equipment and services provider with five locations in Iowa and two in Missouri …"
Monday, February 28, 2011
Net2Work program planned for March on DMACC Newton Campus
Newton Daily News
"A free program aimed at helping the unemployed and underemployed in Jasper County prepare and connect with their next job opportunity or career is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Monday, March 7, at the DMACC Newton Campus in Room 210B …"
Friday, February 18, 2011
Former NBA star to speak at DMACC
Ames Tribune
"Former Iowa State University and National Basketball Association star Don Smith, now known as Zaid Abdul-Aziz, will speak at two Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Black History Month events on Feb. 24. Abdul-Aziz will speak from 9:40 to 11:05 a.m. in the Theater on the DMACC Boone Campus and then from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in Room 124-126, Bldg. #1 on the DMACC Urban Campus …"
Thursday, February 17, 2011
TSA offers employee training at DMACC; new homeland security emphasis available
Newton Daily News
"The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to provide federally-approved training to transportation security officers (TSOs) working security at the Des Moines International Airport and in other central Iowa locations …"
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
New Crime Victims Memorial To Open
KCCI
"ANKENY, Iowa -- A new Crime Victim Memorial will be dedicated at the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College Tuesday night. The memorial is the idea of the DMACC Criminal Justice Club. A donation is funding the memorial …"
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Unpredictable love story has at its heart a passion for food, cooking
Des Moines Register
"On one part of the menu, there's Saharan lamb stew, and fried plantains, and pan-seared tilapia topped with a western African-style fried pepper - all a nod to Mark Lijadu's Nigerian heritage …"
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
ENROLLMENT RECORD: DMACC's spring semester enrollment hits record number
WHO-TV
"Des Moines Area Community College continues to break enrollment records. DMACC is seeing an increase in students of 6.27-percent from the spring semester in 2010 …"
Monday, February 07, 2011
Jimmy Johns and Dominoes delivers to the DMACC pond!
Ice Shanty
"Jimmy Johns and Dominoes delivers to the DMACC pond …"
January 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Volunteers sought for Ankeny's Garden of Hope
Des Moines Register
"Organizers of a new Ankeny community garden for people with all levels of abilities hope to dig up some volunteers later this week. The Garden of Hopes and Dreams is expected to be a 240-foot-diameter site on the southwest side of the Des Moines Area Community College Campus, just north of Oralabor Road. College officials have set aside two acres of green-space to provide a place for the garden …"
Thursday, January 13, 2011
TROUT STOCKING: The Department of Natural Resources is releasing more rainbow trout into central Iowa ponds
WHO-TV
"DMACC's pond in Ankeny will also see more rainbow trout. The DNR plans to release 1,400 trout on January 29th. In November, another 1,400 trout were released into the pond …"
Saturday, January 08, 2011
DMACC classes start Monday for TSA officers
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines, Ia. — The Des Moines Area Community College will begin offering career development classes on Monday to Transportation Security Administration officers at the Des Moines airport. DMACC has also announced it will launch a new homeland security emphasis in its criminal justice program in its fall 2011 semester …"
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Iowa jobless find long waits for training
Des Moines Register
"Todd Lawson was laid off from his printing job, then decided to chase his dream. He signed up for the culinary arts program at Des Moines Area Community College. "I did what I should have done 30 years ago," said Lawson, 51, of Norwalk. He is among thousands of workers pursuing new careers during the recession …"
December 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
HIT program at DMACC
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is now offering a non-credit Health Information Technology (HIT) program. DMACC is one of 17 community colleges to join the Midwest Community College Health Information Technology Consortium providing training to support electronic health records implementation through …"
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
New DMACC Scholarship
KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Des Moines Area Community College is receiving $14,000 dollars to establish a scholarship for a former teacher that passed away …"
Thursday, December 16, 2010
DMACC wind turbine soon will be generating graduates and electricity
Newton Daily News
"ANKENY — Two months after awarding a contract to Energy Maintenance Service (EMS), an 11-story wind turbine is being constructed on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus this week and will soon be serving as an operational classroom for students and providing electricity. …"
Monday, December 06, 2010
Endowment created in name of late DMACC maintenance man, wife
Des Moines Business Record
"The spouse of a former Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Physical Plant employee, whose average annual salary was $30000, has given the second …"
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Program Helps Dropouts Be College Students
KCCI
"But Tuesday, Brown was presenting a project in a DMACC classroom. After learning about the Gateway to College program, she decided to start a new chapter …"
Monday, December 06, 2010
Bone Marrow Drive Helps DMACC Employee
WOI-TV
"Students and staff from the Des Moines Area Community College are coming together to help one of their own. DMACC employee Rick Carpenter was diagnosed with lymphoma. Now he needs a bone marrow donor. The college held a donor drive for him Monday... …"
Sunday, December 05, 2010
DONOR DRIVE: DMACC hosts a donor registry drive on the Ankeny campus
WHO-TV
"Taking a little time out of your day could save a life. Monday, DMACC is hosting a donor registry drive to raise awareness about the need for bone marrow donations. Anyone in good health between the ages of 18 and 60 is encouraged to come out. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the DMACC Ankeny campus... …"
November 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Combat Hunger Efforts in DSM
WOI TV
"DMACC will make a large donation towards Combat Hunger. And a portion of it – will be macaroni and cheese. Marketing and Fashion students collected more …"
Friday, November 19, 2010
Construction begins on DMACC wind turbine
Newton Daily News
"By Special to the Daily News ANKENY — Des Moines Area Community College has awarded a contract to Energy Maintenance Service, LLC (EMS), a Broadwind Energy …"
Friday, November 19, 2010
Iowa community college enrollment hits all-time high
The Daily Iowan
"Todd Jones, the director of marketing at Des Moines Area Community College, said 2010 enrollment at the college increased about 10 percent over the previous …"
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
TROUT STOCKING: The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is stocking three central Iowa bodies of water with rainbow trout
WHO-TV
"Rainbow trout are coming to three central Iowa bodies of water. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin its latest stocking project Thursday with the pond at DMACC in Ankeny. Fourteen-hundred trout will be released into the pond …"
Thursday, November 11, 2010
WOMEN WELDING: DMACC program offers new skills to female prisoners
WHO-TV
"When the welding program at Des Moines Area Community College began in 2002, it included just eight students. This semester, more than 160 are training for the in-demand career …"
Thursday, November 04, 2010
DMACC camera catches 'ghost'
Des Moines Register
"When he hears the big, heavy steel door slam at the Huff Theatre, William Johnson doesn't even look up from his desk anymore - he assumes that it must be Elizabeth. The theater at the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College has been haunted by a resident ghost for the past 15 years, according to campus lore …"
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
RECYCLING WIND: The DMACC Ankeny campus will soon be generating its own power through a recycled wind turbine
WHO-TV
"Construction begins this week on a wind turbine at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus. DMACC says the wind turbine itself isn't new. The turbine was originally part of a California wind farm for 20 years. …"
Monday, November 01, 2010
Sensors to Conserve Energy in DMACC Campus
AZO Sensors
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has been conserving energy in their facilities for more than 30 years and is recently engaged in widening their operations to lower the energy consumption throughout their entire campuses. …"
October 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Polk City needs daytime firefighters
Des Moines Register
"The department also began an internship program with fire science students at Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC picks up the cost of training for the students so the department does not have that expense. …"
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Job training, stores planned at Top Value
Des Moines Register
"Plans are moving forward to turn the vacant Top Value Foods building at 801 University Ave. into a job training center run by Des Moines Area Community College, a community grocery and a retail store. …"
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Hygienic Lab first to receive CDC award
Eastern Iowa Health
"The Hygienic Lab is located on the UI Research Park in Coralville, and also has facilities on the campus of the Des Moines Area Community College and on Lakeside Lab in northwestern Iowa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …"
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Iowa office of Energy Independence: DMACC occupancy sensor project ...
Iowa Politics
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has been active in energy management for over 30 years and currently is in the process of expanding their efforts …"
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
DMACC program starting this semester
KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College is now offering a Health Information Technology Certification Program this semester. DMACC is only one of 17 community colleges nationwide to join the Midwest Community College Health Information Technology Consortium. With the consortium DMACC is recruiting and training a …"
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Boehm Bound For Hall of Fame
Portage Online
"He played at Des Moines Area Community College at Boone Iowa & Georgia Southern Division. He was a member of the National Youth Team in 1979 and played …"
Monday, October 11, 2010
UNI announces Admissions Partnership Program
Northern Iowan
"This partnership will allow community college students in the program to have greater access to UNI and their resources than previous transfer students. Such access will give students a smooth and seamless transition to the university. …"
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Book Sale at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Photos of the DMACC booksale on the Ankeny Campus. …"
Monday, October 18, 2010
Artist Alobaidi plans exhibit, talk at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"A well-known Iraqi artist who now lives in central Iowa will show his work and speak at Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines on Wednesday. …"
Monday, October 04, 2010
Tuition assistance for DMACC students
KCIM 1380
"Carroll, Iowa -- Tuition assistance for Des Moines Area Community College students is now available online. Scholarship assistance for the spring 2011 semester can be found at …"
September 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
New executive chef joins Waterfront in West Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"Waterfront Seafood Market and Restaurant, 2900 University Ave., West Des Moines, has a new executive chef. Ryan Dowie, who trained in France before working in several metro area kitchens, worked early in his career for more than three years at Waterfront. A graduate of the Iowa Culinary Arts Institute at the Des Moines Area Community College, Dowie has been in the industry …"
Friday, September 24, 2010
Former DMACC student headed to NASA flight center in November
Des Moines Register
"A West Des Moines man enrolled in the Iowa State University engineering program through DMACC has been selected to visit NASA. Jeff Ellis, of West Des Moines, a Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus Phi Theta Kappa student also enrolled at Iowa State, will travel to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsviille, Ala., in early November. …"
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Former DMACC baseball players complete first professional seasons
Ames Tribune
"Five Des Moines Area Community College baseball players signed professional contracts following the 2010 season and have completed their first seasons as professional athletes …"
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
DMACC Conference Center reopens for business on campus
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has reopened the doors to a former favorite Newton conference and events center, much to the delight of central Iowans and area businesses. Now known as the DMACC Conference Center, the facility on the college’s Newton Campus recently reopened after being closed for nearly a year, closing shortly after Whirlpool stopped its operations. …"
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Avoid College Weight gain
Banner News
"Jenny Spry-Knutson, DMACC fitness and sports management professor, adds that stress and economy can contribute to students avoiding exercise and to weight …"
Thursday, September 09, 2010
FastTrac program to begin Sept. 21
Newton Daily News
"To provide area small business owners the opportunity to evaluate their current business framework and determine changes needed to improve performance and grow the business, the partnership of NDC, JEDCO, DMACC, UNI and SBDC is offering the FastTrac Growth Venture program beginning Tuesday, Sept. 21. …"
Friday, September 10, 2010
DMACC Book Rental Program Instant Success
WOI-TV
"ANKENY – For two months DMACC has been running their college book rental program, and in those two months they have helped students saved hundreds of thousands of dollars. …"
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
DMACC cross country team involved in community service
Ames Tribune
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) women’s cross country team is involved in an ongoing community service project and would like others on the DMACC campuses to join team members in the project. …"
Thursday, September 02, 2010
NIACC falls to No. 5 DMACC Volleyball Team
Mason City Globe Gazette
"First-year NIACC volleyball coach Chris Brandt probably could have thought of a better way for her Lady Trojans to open the home season than facing perennial power and fifth-rated DMACC. …"
August 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Iowa community college campuses reduce energy use
Energy Empowers
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) serves more than 65,000 Iowans on six campuses, making it the largest two-year college in the state of Iowa. In an effort to lower operating costs and reduce the college’s carbon footprint, DMACC’s staff is giving the college an energy makeover through a variety of projects ranging from …"
Friday, August 27, 2010
Bridenstine honored by DMACC during Women’s History Month
Newton Daily News
"Jeanne Bridenstine received a plaque from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Newton Campus Student Activities Council (SAC) members Tadd Lusk and Linda Cooper for her accomplishments throughout the years in Newton and Jasper County. …"
Thursday, August 26, 2010
NEW RECORD: Des Moines Area Community College's enrollment tops 36,000
WHO-TV
"Classes are underway at Des Moines Area Community College where enrollment is topping last year's all-time record. …"
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Certified sommeliers leading DMACC wine courses this fall
Newtton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College is offering an introductory wine class this fall, as well as a new food and wine seminar. …"
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Students can save by renting books at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Students can save hundreds of dollars this year with a change at Des Moines Area Community College campus bookstores. A rent-a-text program will allow students to rent course materials for the year …"
Friday, August 06, 2010
DMACC volleyball ranked fifth in preseason polls
Boone News Republican
"After a fifth-place national finish last season, it's no surprise that the Des Moines Area Community College volleyball team is currently ranked as one of ... …"
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Profile on Rajendra Sinha, DMACC Professor
Des Moines Register
"Job Description: I teach business administration, entrepreneurship and international business courses at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
July 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
DMACC offering new program to bring down textbook costs this fall
KCIM
"DMACC students will have an opportunity to save up to 50 percent off the price of new textbooks this fall with DMACC’s new rent-a-text program …"
Friday, July 30, 2010
DMACC to lease space in former hospital for nurse training
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) officials have entered into a 10-year agreement with the state of Iowa to lease 20,000 square feet of space in the vacant building that once housed Mercy Capitol hospital DMACC plans to use the space to house its health sciences programs …"
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
DMACC offers class for food hobbyists
The Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is launching a new course in September for anyone with an active interest in food and wine but who may not be ready to commit to the two-year program …"
Thursday, July 22, 2010
DMACC receives state energy program grant
Newton Daily News
"DMACC Physical Plant Director Mark Baethke said DMACC will be installing energy efficient measures such as high efficiency lighting, boilers, chillers, …"
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The making of Iowa's $2 billion man
Des Moines Register
"He's raised a lot of money for the city and DMACC and for causes, and people appreciate him for it." Unlike other benefactors, Albaugh's name isn't on the …"
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Des Moines Area Community College Receives IAWIND Equipment Grant
North American Windpower
"At the completion of the program, students are trained to troubleshoot and repair industrial equipment ranging from …"
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
DMACC Carroll Campus continues going green after grant
1380 KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Des Moines Area Community College received over 639000 dollars from the Iowa Office of Energy Independence, through the Iowa State Energy …"
Thursday, July 01, 2010
U.S. Sen. Grassley: $381,000 to Ankeny DMACC from U.S. Departments of Labor
Iowa Politics.com
"Chuck Grassley today said that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $381,000 in congressionally directed spending to Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny …"
June 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Champions For Agriculture hosts FREE community concert :: dmJuice.com
DM Juice
"Champions For Agriculture supporters include Heartland Co-op, Iowa's largest farmer cooperative, and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) …"
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
State awards grant for vertical wind turbines
Des Moines Register
"With partnerships such as ISU and DMACC, scientists and researchers will push the product to its limits and publish papers about it …"
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
DMACC instructors, students help build handicapped-accessible shooting platform
Newton Daily News
"The DMACC welding instructors and students made a handicapped-accessible shooting platform mounted to an all terrain vehicle that will allow individuals in …"
Thursday, June 17, 2010
DMACC setting more records
1380 KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Des Moines Area Community College is setting another record for summer enrollment. Compared to last year the number of students attending …"
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Iowa lawmakers praise colleges
Omaha World-Herald
"Taking college credit courses at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs while he was in high school convinced Ryan Clements that he was college material. …"
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Senators praise DMACC Hunziker Academy, but say less funding is likely
AmesNewsOnline
"Iowa’s community colleges probably will be asked next year to continue providing a diverse set of popular educational and training programs with no increase in funding from state legislators. …"
Friday, June 11, 2010
Proposed Wind Energy Ordinance Clears First Ankeny Council Vote
Des Moines Register
"Ankeny took up the issue after Des Moines Area Community College was awarded a grant to construct a 130-foot-tall wind turbine on its Ankeny campus …"
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
High Schoolers Build New Solar-Powered House
KCCI
"AMES, Iowa -- High school students from the DMACC Building Trades program started a challenging project last fall, building a solar-powered house …"

May 2010

Thursday | May 27, 2010
Life sciences jobs show promise to student
Mason City Globe Gazette
"Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, said Iowa needs to build on the state's core strengths of education, research and agriculture to ..."

Monday | May 24, 2010
Carroll DMACC Provost Schulz honored with award
1380 KCIM
"Carroll, Iowa -- Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus Provost Steve Schulz is being recognized with be awarded with a prestigious award. ..."

Thursday | May 20, 2010
Tyson gift aids DMACC in Perry
Dallas County News
"Fundraising for the new Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Career Academy in ... The DMACC at Perry Career Academy is being made possible by a $1.55 ...

Thursday | May 13, 2010
Forensics, medical care conference this week
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is offering one- and two-day Forensics in Medical and Emergency Care Conferences at the DMACC Ankeny Campus Bldg. ..."

Sunday | May 9, 2010
Wong gives back while coping with single parenthood
Des Moines Register
"... Workforce and Education Initiatives for Des Moines Area Community College. Wright, who Wong described as a homebody, managed life at home in Urbandale. ..."

Wednesday| May 5, 2010
'Most Influential Iowan' to speak at graduation
Newton Daily News
"Governor Ray's leadership has made a long-lasting impression on the people and reputation of Iowa," said Rob Denson, president of DMACC. ...

April 2010

Friday | April 30, 2010
Newton student member of winning culinary team
Newton Daily News
The DMACC students received first place in the Best Overall Beef Presentation and the ... The DMACC students prepared steak and Eggs Benedict for breakfast; ...

Thursday | April 29, 2010
USA TODAY names 2010 all community college first team:: April 19, 2010
USA TODAY
Des Moines Area Community College - Carroll Campus, Carroll, Iowa; Ralph O. Jacobi Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry Campus, Tampa, Fla. ...

Monday | April 26, 2010
NASA KID: A DMACC student makes an elite class of NASA scholars
WHO TV
Last week Iowa State alum Clayton Anderson returned from space. Anderson was part of the Discovery crew in the fifteen day mission to the International ...

Thursday| April 22, 2010
Wine and pork culinary event returns to DMACC on June 5
DesMoinesRegister.com
The Swine Event, where pork meets cork, is scheduled for June 5 at Des Moines ...

Thursday | April 22, 2010
DMACC in Ankeny hosting digital shredding day
Newton Daily News
Anyone getting rid of an old computer that contains personal or financial information should take steps to protect their identity and information...

Tuesday | April 20, 2010
Hansen: Europe travel a pain in the ash for some, but OK for others
DesMoinesRegister.com
Some of the DMACC students took out loans to make the trip. It was hard for some of the kids to ask parents for more cash. It isn't ideal but gets easier ...

Friday | April 16, 2010
Ground broken for new DMACC housing in Ankeny
Des Moines Register
Des Moines Area Community College officials and developers broke ground Thursday on a project to add more student housing to the school's Ankeny campus. ...

Wednesday | April 14, 2010
The Best Places For Business And Careers
Forbes Magazine
Cities like Des Moines, Iowa; Provo, Utah; and Fort Collins, Colo.; lead our 12th annual list of areas with the most economic opportunity. ...

Tuesday | April 13, 2010
Turning an agriculture degree into a billion bucks
Community College Times
Dennis Albaugh has good reasons to be grateful to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). In fact according to Forbes, which in 2009 ranked the "prince of pesticides" number 468 on its list of the world's richest people...

Friday | April 9, 2010
Carroll DMACC Celebrates The Literary Arts
1380 KCIM
Poet Jennifer Perrine from Drake University and Prose Writer Fred Arroyo will read their works at the Carroll DMACC Campus on Tuesday, April 13th from 11:15 ...

Wednesday | April 7, 2010
Moms Nite Out is Presented by Des Moines Area Community College ...
Iowa Geek
Check out DMACC whether you're looking for a new career, your child is graduating from high school or you just want to continue your education.
Iowa Geek - http://www.iowageekonline.com/

March 2010

March 30, 2010
Institute to honor six area leaders
DesMoinesRegister.com
Des Moines Area Community College President Robert Denson will receive an award named for former Des Moines Mayor A. Arthur Davis for Denson's diligent ...

March 23, 2010
Home Learning Resources » DMACC homeschool day
Home Learning Resources
The number of students who attend DMACC with home school backgrounds continues to rise every year. It is essential that we provide more communication, collaboration and connections with these groups in order to make the transition to ...

March 19, 2010
US Sen. Grassley: $190000 for re-employment skills initiative to Des Moines Area Community College
IowaPolitics.com (press release)
WASHINGTON - Chuck Grassley today said that the US Department of Labor has released $190000 to Des Moines Area Community College through the regular ...

March 11, 2010
Top Feds Heading To Iowa To Probe Ag Industry
KCCI Des Moines
Tom Vilsack, and US Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny for the first of several joint ...

Friday | March 5, 2010

Astronaut Shares Moon Landing Story
KCCI Des Moines

Bean told his story to students at Des Moines Area Community College. He said that his career as an astronaut continued after his moon mission...

Thursday | March 4, 2010
DMACC Foundation Receives $35,000 Prairie Meadows Grant
Newton Daily News
The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation has received $35000 in grant funds from the Prairie Meadows 2009 ...

February 2010

Tuesday | February 23, 2010
DMACC spring enrollment sets 'all-time high'
Ames Tribune
Headcount at all six DMACC campuses and two learning centers was up nearly 17 ... "DMACC enrollment on all six of our campuses is at all-time highs," ...

Tuesday | February 2, 2010

DMACC releases fall dean's list
Newton Daily News
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson recently released the names of students eligible for the fall semester dean's list. ...

Tuesday | February 2, 2010
DMACC offers free tax help in Ankeny
Des Moines Jobs - Google News
DMACC offers free tax help in AnkenyDesMoinesRegister.comStudents and volunteers at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus are gearing up for ...

Tuesday | February 2, 2010
Well Done -- Ankeny
Des Moines Register
Des Moines Area Community College has announced its 2009 fall dean's list, with grade point averages of 3.5 to 3.99: ...

Monday | February 1, 2010
RSVP's tax assistance program begins this week at Newton DMACC campus
Newton Daily News
The Jasper County VITA site is located in Newton at the DMACC Newton Campus, 600 N. Second Ave. W., in Room 214/215. The site will be open every Wednesday...

Monday | February 1, 2010
Speaker for Black History Month at Carroll DMACC
1380 KCIM
Wells uses art demonstrations during lectures to describe African American History. Wells will speak at the Carroll DMACC campus on February 18 th at 12:50 ...

Monday | February 1, 2010
Caitlin Anne's Blog: 5 Days and Counting
Blog By Caitlin
One week from today I will be starting my fourth semester of DMACC classes at the University of London. My semester will end when I am back in Des Moines on April, 17. That gives me 11 weeks to get as much out of my European experience ...

Monday | February 1, 2010
New installment in African-American oral history series set to begin airing
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
He uses the installments in classes he teaches at the urban campus of Des Moines Area Community College. Jackson has established a nonprofit private ...

Monday | February 1, 2010
FREE tax preparation now available
Blog By Sandy
Another local option is Building 8, Room 4, at the Ankeny Des Moines Area Community College campus. It is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and ends April 8. Again, call 2-1-1- for an appointment. ...

Monday | February 1, 2010
FREE tax preparation now available
Blog By Sandy
Another local option is Building 8, Room 4, at the Ankeny Des Moines Area Community College campus. It is open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and ends April 8. Again, call 2-1-1- for an appointment. ...

January 2010

Sunday | January 31, 2010
DMACC to offer free income tax help
Ames Tribune
DMACC to offer free income tax help. calendar January 31, 2010. Free income tax help will be offered each Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday | January 28, 2010
DMACC Information for Ogden High School Students for Fall 2010
Ogden Community Schools
The following dates will be opportunities for current OHS students to find out about programs and registration information from DMACC for the fall semester. ...

Wednesday | January 27, 2010
Foundations provide $13 million to help students earn college degrees
Community College Times
... Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa) (will begin serving students in the fall) ...

Tuesday | January 12, 2010
The Graduate Admission Guy: Grad Question of the Week
Blog by Michael Norris
For a low-cost prep course, I recommend contacting DMACC in Ankeny to see if they have a class that fits in your schedule. Please keep in mind that the standardized test is only one component to the application. ...

Tuesday | January 12, 2010
A Better, Faster Workplace
National Association of College and University Business Officers
DMACC's Lean Department operates from the president's office, ... When the college first launched its Lean program, DMACC President Robert Denson promised ...

Monday | January 11, 2010
A Few Good People
Blog by Richard Longworth, "The Midwesterner"
Rob Denson is president of Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa's biggest network of community colleges, and is leading a campaign to get Midwestern community colleges to work together. This makes so much sense that it's amazing no ...

Saturday | January 9, 2010
I WAS BORN WITH A SUITCASE IN MY HAND: WINE ADVENTURES AROUND THE ...
Blog by Becky Rochester
Back to school at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). DMACC how I have missed you! Monday I start my Intro to Wine Science class at DMACC with the talented, and very challenging instructor Paul Gospodarczyk. ...

Friday | January 8, 2010
Carroll DMACC campus along with Kuemper and Carroll to focus on ...
1380 KCIM
Carroll, IA -- The Carroll DMACC Campus has developed a great working relationship with Kuemper Catholic and Carroll Community Schools over the past decade. ...

Friday | January 8, 2010
One woman turned her interest in teaching into a second career
DesMoinesRegister.com
Harrington left Qwest in 2004 and now teaches English as a Second Language and Spanish classes at Des Moines Area Community College and through the Des ...

Friday | January 8, 2010
One woman turned her interest in teaching into a second career
DesMoinesRegister.com
Harrington left Qwest in 2004 and now teaches English as a Second Language and Spanish classes at Des Moines Area Community College and through the Des ...

Thursday | January 7, 2010
SWCC startles DMACC, falls late to ranked Bears
Creston News Advertiser
DMACC coach BJ McGinn remained poised Wednesday, this despite his nationally-ranked Bears failing to score a single ...

Tuesday | January 5, 2010
Carroll DMACC sees high enrollment
1380 KCIM
Carroll DMACC Provost Steve Schultz says that the schools Wind Energy program has had increased enrollment and there will be five Buena Vista classes this ...

Sunday | January 3, 2010
Johnson signs with Bethune-Cookman : BSM Sports
Blog by BSM Sports
In his first season at DMACC, he helped lead the Bears to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament by batting .352 with 12 home runs and 65 RBI. He was named second-team All-Region XI as DMACC won ...

December 2009

Thursday | December 10, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - Ankeny
DesMoinesRegister.com
Recently the DMACC dental students visited each first-grade classroom. They discussed the importance of good nutrition and the effects on the children's ...

Tuesday | December 8, 2009
Early registration through Dec. 15 for FastTrac New Venture business program
Newton Daily News
FastTrac New Venture is an eight-week program that will be offered at the Newton Development Corporation office, located at the DMACC Newton Campus, ...

Monday | December 7, 2009
Protecting his hometown
Daily Freeman Journal
Hayes went to school at DMACC for automotive service technology. "Before becoming a full-time firefighter, I worked as an auto mechanic. ...

Monday | December 7, 2009
Iowa community college enrollment sets record
Quad City Times
Des Moines Area Community College: 22324 students (19.4 percent increase). - Kirkwood Community College: 17841 students (17.2 percent increase) ...

Thursday | December 3, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - Des Moines South
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Field trips to DMACC Urban Campus, Hy-Vee's flagship store on Fleur Drive, and AIB were available for juniors and seniors. Nick Reddin, Regional Director of ...

Thursday | December 3, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - Urbandale, Dallas Center-Grimes, Johnston
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
During the chapel, a DMACC student, Timur Nesbitt, spoke about the impact of ... 9, Timur Nesbitt, a DMACC student from Kazakhstan, will be speaking at the ...

Thursday | December 3, 2009
RECORD ENROLLMENT: Iowa Community Colleges seeing more than their classrooms can hold
WHO-TV
Schools like DMACC experienced a 20 percent increase in students this year. Sick of his job as a paramedic, Greg Glendy decided to change his future. ...

Thursday | December 3, 2009
Progress On Future For VA Campus
By news
Among the state and regional education officials present, Central College President Dr. David Roe and DMACC president Rob Denson expressed their doubts that enrollment numbers would be sufficient to support an additional institution of ...

November 2009

Tuesday | December 1, 2009
Dark memories become poetry for Story City brothers
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Steve is more visual in his poetry, says Barry, who still teaches a creative writing class at Des Moines Area Community College. Barry tells more stories, ...

Tuesday | December 1, 2009
QC Alumni report: Schwartz along for Drake's magical ride
Quad City Times - Davenport,IA,USA
Former Davenport Central prep Hal Bateman of Des Moines Area Community College was named by the National Junior College Athletic Association as a Division ...

Monday | November 30, 2009
Checklist for PR Majors: Before You Walk, Check Off Social Media ...
By Claire Celsi
I've spent a lot of time with students at Drake University, Simpson College, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, UNI and Des Moines Area Community College the past two years. There are many bright students out there, ...

Monday | November 30, 2009
Autistic and artistic: Poet shares his talent
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Schrum graduated a semester early from North Polk and started taking classes at Des Moines Area Community College. He's dropped out twice, saying it's been ...

Sunday | November 29, 2009
Community college enrollment increases reduce impact of cuts
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Eppley, 55, decided to study environmental science at Des Moines Area Community College after a pink slip ended his 35-year career in graphic design. ...

Friday | November 27, 2009
Cassandra Halls, President, 2 The Top, Des Moines
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Take a look at Des Moines Area Community College and their Workforce Training Academy. They offer short term training programs for high demand occupations. ...

Thursday | November 26, 2009
Every School Every Thursday -- West Des Moines, Clive & Wauke
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
First-year students of instructor Elaine Wolf in culinary arts visited DMACC on Nov. 13 to eat lunch in the Bistro, tour the kitchen and meet the chef. ...

Thursday | November 26, 2009
Iowa Scene: Ashlie Decker to race in regionals
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
BASKETBALL SIGNEE: Isiah Gandy, a freshman at Des Moines Area Community College, signed with Nebraska-Omaha. Gandy set the Boys Town High School scoring ...

Wednesday | November 25, 2009
Students get ahead on college degree - News
Banner News
The section dedicated to high school students on the DMACC website explains Career Advantage courses supplement high school courses and are the same quality as the courses taught on the college campus. While post-secondary enrollment is ...

Wednesday | November 25, 2009
Iowa community college enrollment sets record
Enrollment figures for Iowa community colleges by size. Des Moines Area Community College 22324 students19.4 percent increase. Kirkwood Community College ...

Wednesday | November 25, 2009
Dandekar among dignitaries at first Obama state dinner
Iowa Independent - Des Moines,IA,USA
The president of Des Moines Area Community College also entered into an agreement with the Sehgal Foundation in India for two-year training campuses, ...

Tuesday | November 24, 2009
Members of FFA earning 'seed money'
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Waterloo,IA,USA
... as a fundraiser for individual FFA chapters and the FFA Enrichment Center under construction on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. ...

Monday | November 23, 2009
Iowa's poor economy drives community college enrollment growth ...
By Newton Independent
Fall credit hours at DMACC were up 20.2 percent to 194179. The report shows that the number of high school students taking advantage of opportunities to enroll in community college coursework also increased significantly this fall. ...

Monday | November 23, 2009
Green Diary Rescue & Open Thread
By Barbin MD
Des Moines Area Community College has 60 students in a similar program in Ankeny. The wind industry is a big growth area, they pay well, and there are not a lot of programs out there, said Scott Ocken, DMACC's dean of industry and ...

Sunday | November 22, 2009
Students fill classrooms to land new energy jobs ...
By Des Moines Jobs - Google News
Students fill classrooms to land new energy jobs DesMoinesRegister.com. Des Moines Area Community College has 60 students in a similar program in Ankeny. ...

Sunday | November 22, 2009
Students fill classrooms to land new energy jobs
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Iowa Lakes Community College has 165 students enrolled in a program preparing workers for large-scale wind generation. Des Moines Area Community College has ...

Friday | November 20, 2009
DMACC Winter Concert
Chronicle Times - Cherokee,IA,USA
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus student Whitney Axiotis of Larrabee will perform in the DMACC Winter Concert I 2009-10 to be held at ...

Friday | November 20, 2009
Local student participates in tribute on Veterans Days
Newton Daily News - Newton,IA,USA
By Special to the Daily News A Tribute to Veterans was conducted on Veterans Day on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus. ...

Wednesday | November 18, 2009
Junior College Volleyball Iowa Western DMACCBoone Iowa Lakes begin
The Des Moines Register
DMACC opens with an 11 a.m. match against Glendale Ariz The Bears finished eighth last season Three DMACC players Bobbi Bayer Justine Young and Darcy ...

Wednesday | November 18, 2009
Junior College Volleyball: Iowa Western, DMACC (Boone), Iowa Lakes
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
DMACC of Boone (41-8) is seeded seventh. Iowa Lakes (24-20) is the 12th seed. DMACC opens with an 11 am match against Glendale, Ariz. ...

Tuesday | November 17, 2009
Second chance program for dropouts starts at DMACC next fall
The Des Moines Register
Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines Public Schools officials announced today that the Walmart Foundation has provided a $300000 start-up grant ...

Monday | November 16, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - West Des Moines, Clive and Waukee
Tweet Gazette
Fifty-two Central Campus students competed in the 18th annual Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Automotive Skills Contest recently at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. The Central students competed against nearly 300 students ...

Saturday | November 14, 2009
Iowa Code Camp
By Kevin Grossnicklaus
The conference itself was held at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and this was one of the most impressive community colleges I've ever been to. It was by no means exceptionally big but it was a great venue for this type of ...

Saturday | November 14, 2009
Youth Briefs
Dubuque Telegraph Herald - Dubuque,IA,USA
Five Hempstead High School students competed in the 18th annual Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Skills Contest recently at the DMACC Ankeny ...

Thursday | November 12, 2009
Tribute to Veterans at DMACC
The Des Moines Register
The American flag is raised by members of the Iowa Army National Guard during the "Tribute to Veterans" at Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny campus on Veterans Day.

Thursday | November 12, 2009
CVB launching 'Treepalooza'
Newton Daily News
... Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. and they'll be printed right there for them to take home; this is sponsored by the DMACC Student Activity Council. ...

Thursday | November 12, 2009
Sean Nichols is November Student of the Month
Ogden Reporter
Just this past year Sean sacrificed his summer by taking two DMACC math courses everyday Monday through Friday all summer, to better his academic ...

Thursday | November 12, 2009
Women's College Basketball: Youth movement for State
San Marcos Daily Record - San Marcos,TX,USA
Homan, a second-year transfer from Des Moines Area Community College, is a rebounding machine in the post. With Evans-Sluga back, it should help the ...

Thursday | November 12, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - West Des Moines, Clive and Waukee
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Fifty-two Central Campus students competed in the 18th annual Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Automotive Skills Contest recently at the DMACC ...

Wednesday | November 11, 2009
Women's volleyball wins regionals - Sports
Banner News Online - Boone, IA
The Bears didn't have it easy against Kirkwood, a long-time rival of DMACC. The Eagles pushed them up until the end. The Bears came out playing hard, winning the first sets 25 to 20. During the third set, Kirkwood really put on the heat ...

Wednesday | November 11, 2009
Scholarships Awarded
Chronicle Times - Cherokee, IA, USA
Two Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus Commercial Horticulture students each received $500 scholarships from the Federated Evening Star ...

Tuesday | November 10, 2009
2009 Veteran's Day Events
KCCI.com - Des Moines, IA, USA
A special tribute to veterans will be held on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus on Veteran's Day, Wed., Nov. 11. ...

Tuesday | November 10, 2009
Well Done -- Ankeny
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines, IA, USA
Ankeny High School students took part in the 18th annual Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Skills Contest recently held on the DMACC Ankeny ...

Tuesday | November 10, 2009
Ankeny's Codner named Iowa Recycler of the Year
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines, IA, USA
For the past six years, Codner has worked out of her Ankeny office at Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources. For the most part, ...

Tuesday | November 10, 2009
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute: 2009-2010 Board of Governors
IowaPolitics.com (press release)
Mary Chapman, Past Alumni Chair, is employed at DMACC Urban Campus and is a 1989 GDMLI graduate. Bryan Crowder, CLP Chair/Past Governance Chair, ...

Monday | November 9, 2009
Iowa Farm Bureau: Iowa Farm Bureau to answer income tax questions
IowaPolitics.com (press release) - IA,USA
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA - Nov. 9, 2009 - With 2010 right around the corner, ... Room 114 Carroll: Des Moines Area Community College, Carroll Campus, ...

Sunday | November 8, 2009
Bleeding Heartland: Events coming up during the next two weeks
By desmoinesdem
Please join us Wednesday, November 11th 11:15 am - 12:10 pm, at DMACC's Urban Campus, Building 1, Room 124. Iowa's conversion of tallgrass prairie into cropland was one of the fastest and most complete ecological transformations in our ...

Friday | November 6, 2009
Steenhoek, Kissinger eager to take Council seats
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Kissinger is an educational consultant for Des Moines Area Community College. The support for Steenhoek shows that residents are eager for the newcomer to ...

Thursday | November 5, 2009
Every School Every Thursday - Des Moines East/North
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Finally, after the sessions were finished each child, preschool age and older, got to choose a book of their own, donated by DMACC and their STEP program. ...

Thursday | November 5, 2009
Top of Game: Goldie's tenderloin deserves the gold
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Goldie's is now owned by Brad Magg, a young man in his early 20s who grew up on a farm in nearby Colfax and studied culinary arts at DMACC. ...

Thursday | November 5, 2009
Suddenly, Iowa's a volleyball hotbed
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Division I No. 5 Iowa Western of Council Bluffs will be at home in a tournament that runs from Friday through Sunday. Division II No. 9 DMACC of Boone will ...

Thursday | November 5, 2009
Local high school students compete in auto skills contest
Newton Daily News - Newton,IA,USA
By Special to the Daily News Seventeen Jasper County Career Advantage High School students competed in the 18th annual Des Moines Area Community College ...

Wednesday | November 4, 2009
Flashback: From the files of the Ankeny Press Citizen
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Des Moines Area Community College students are hosting open house at three of the centers on Nov. 8 in observance of American Education Week. ...

Wednesday | November 4, 2009
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