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DMACC is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures the growth and development of all. We work to provide an inclusive academic curriculum, promote equity in access and retention, and develop meaningful programs and partnerships with our diverse local communities.​

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



Creating a college of inclusion through academics and support

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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 6 Ankeny, IA 50023
Office: 515-964-6271
Cell: 515-360-2541

Public Allies


Tessa Conklin

I am Tessa Conklin. I am a DMACC graduate along with being a Gateway to College grad as well. I am 23 years old and completed my A.A. Degree. DMACC gave me so many opportunities where I could stretch my wings and explore so many new things. I had the opportunity of being part of Opportunity Nation and received the incredible chance of introducing Former Vice President Joe Biden at the summit. It was an amazing trip, and it was very informative as well. I have come a long way from when I entered Gateway to College to where I am now. I am more knowledgeable, and I was able to break myself out of my shy shell to become a slightly changed person. I am still me, but a better version of myself. Now, since I graduated, I can give back to DMACC and give someone else all the opportunities that I received to help them in their journey.


Lauren Whaley

I am Lauren Whaley. I have just completed my first year of college where I attended the University of Dubuque and Kirkwood. I hope to graduate with a degree in dietetics and to become a dietician for a sports team. I have grown up in multiple locations within Iowa with Ankeny being my home town. Through each move, I have found a love for culture, sports and the outdoors. From a young age, swimming has been a passion of mine. I was captain of my team and also taught swim lessons. Being captain was a great opportunity to be the voice for others. I've always wanted to be that voice for others. I continue to strive for that. I also share a love for baking and chocolate. For this reason, I spread love by giving Dove chocolates. I am a strong-willed person who is not afraid to stand up for what I believe in.


Kellen Zanders

My name is Kellen Zanders and I’m a second year Public Allies member. I’m a graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and am currently enrolled at North Dakota State University for their Software Engineering Master’s program. My specialty is in design/illustration, film and video, and web programming. I’m looking forward to reaching out to form partnerships and bringing in more students to DMACC, while making connections with staff.