Diversity at DMACC

"Youth and Student Voices of Diversity" Virtual Listening Session

Come listen to our youth and students. DMACC students and employees are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the DMACC Diversity Commission’s “Youth and Student Voices of Diversity” Virtual Listening Session from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. This session will create a space in which our Black student can share their frustrations, anxieties, anger and experiences regarding issues of racism and inequality with DMACC leadership and the larger DMACC community, and have those experiences heard and acknowledged. To join this event, please use your DMACC email address to register at https://forms.gle/2cXhrUgULP5ujFwd6

Summer Scholars Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Summer scholarship:

Charity Dangelser, Newton Campus, Liberal Arts
 Rebecca Whitney, Ankeny campus, Culinary and Accounting
 Samuel Connett, Ankeny Campus, Liberal Arts
 Jeffrey Howe, Urban and Ankeny Campuses, Cyber Security and Information Technology Network Administration
 Christopher Zimmerman, Ankeny, Campus Human Services
 Edward Hepplewhite, Boone Campus, Liberal Arts, Pre-Engineering

Summer Scholars Award

One Free 3-credit hour face to face Summer Semester Course plus $100 for books will be awarded to six students throughout the DMACC Campuses and Learning Centers.
Students must be full time as of Spring semester 2020.

Apply Today - Deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:59 pm


Des Moines Area Community College has the distinction of enrolling the most culturally diverse student population in the Iowa higher education system. Our responsibility to our students, and to the staff and faculty that serve them, is articulated in the diversity vision statement:

DMACC will create a culture in which all people are valued and supported, and will celebrate the similarities and differences among us. In doing so, we will prepare the DMACC community to live, to learn, and to work together in a global society.

DMACC Diversity

View the National Minority Donor Awareness Month Newsletter

Statement on Inequality and the Violence Against Black Lives



Programming and discussion opportunities to enhance the lives of the DMACC community on all campuses



Creating a college of inclusion through academics and support

» Our commitment


By the Numbers

Total Student Enrollment for Credit by Race/Ethnicity: White: 72.9%, Hispanic: 7.88%, African American: 6.29%, Unknown: 5.69%, Asian: 4.56%, Multiple: 2.35% 
Age Ranges of Students Served - Total Students by Age Group (FY 2019). younger than 18: 17,597, 18-22, 11, 085, 23-35 - 5,439, 36-55 - 2,123, 56-72 - 251, 73+ - 4 
Countries Represented - 89 countries and 6 continents ​


Ahmed Agyeman 

Ahmed Agyeman, Ph.D.
Director, Community and Global Engagement
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus
2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Building 5 Ankeny, IA 50023
Office: 515-964-6271
Cell: 515-360-2541

Holly Clark 

Holly Clark
Community Engagement & Diversity Initiatives Program Coordinator
Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus
2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Building 5 Ankeny, IA 50023
Office: 515-289-9561
hmclark4@dmacc.edu ​​

Tina Akinyi 

Tina Akinyi
GEAR UP Coordinator
Areas of Work: GEAR UP students from Des Moines Public and Perry school districts
Cell: 218-252-5689


Alex Cullison 

 Alex Cullison
College Success Coach
Areas of Work: Last-Dollar Scholarship students in Agriculture, Health Science, Manufacturing, and Transportation & Logistics Career Clusters
Cell: 515-564-9951

 Jim Schreitmueller
College Success Coach
Office of Community and Global Engagement
Phone: 515-330-6880