Admissions Team

​​The DMACC Admissions Team is here to help!

We know the transition and path to college can sometimes be difficult to navigate, and it is our goal to put your mind at ease as we help you through the process.  We are excited to connect with you and introduce everything DMACC has to offer! 

Meet The Team 


Berenice Real

Recruitment Specialist
Campus Representative:
  • Ankeny
  • Urban/Des Moines​
  • West Des Moines   

Hometown: Waterloo, IA

Why choose DMACC: DMACC provides quality education with an abundance of opportunities for student involvement and student success. At DMACC, you’ll meet dedicated faculty and staff that care about helping students reach their goals. 

Advice for new students: Step out of your comfort zone and try new things! There are many great skills that you can learn and apply outside of the classroom. Also, ASK for help if you need it. DMACC provides many student resources to ensure you are successful inside and outside of the classroom.



Matt Schneiderman

Recruitment Specialist
Campus Representative:
  • Ankeny
  • Boone
  • Carroll
  • Newton   

Hometown: Polk City, IA

Why choose DMACC:  You will love your experience at DMACC!  We offer a positive, fun learning environment designed to help you accomplish your educational goals.  Whether you plan to transfer or complete one of our direct to work programs, we have something for everyone at DMACC!      

Advice for new students: Utilize the variety of resources to help you throughout your time at DMACC.  Whether it is working on a transfer plan with your Academic Advisor, or working on career assessments with our Career Center, DMACC offers helpful and friendly faculty and staff always willing to help.  Take advantage!



Aly Cappaert

Enrollment Advisor

Hometown: Ankeny, IA

Why choose DMACC: DMACC gives you options!  Whether you plan to transfer or go into the workforce, you can get the full college experience at DMACC. 

Advice for new students: Get involved right when you get on campus! Don’t wait. 



Sean Hartnett

Enrollment Advisor

Hometown: Clear Lake, IA

Why choose DMACC: We have the lowest cost for tuition and fees in the state and we are very transfer friendly. 

Advice for new students: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and try new things.  We have over 50 student groups to join and a lot of activities.  These are great ways to meet new people! Also, check your emails because we will send a lot of information like updates on events, scholarship deadlines and fun stuff on campus.      ​