DMACC President Sends Welcome Message to Students

Posted 8/25/2020
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​​​​​Classes start districtwide Aug. 26 amid pandemic 

  • Message from President Denson outlines multiple learning options for students this fall.

  • The President offers advice for student success.

  • He emphasizes students be careful on and off campus, wear face masks, maintain physical distancing and wash hands often.

Fall semester classes at DMACC begin tomorrow Wed., Aug. 26 and earlier today, DMACC President Rob Denson sent a welcome message to all DMACC students wishing everyone a successful academic year and encouraging students to stay safe.

The email sent by Denson outlines the challenges of COVID-19 and how DMACC will conduct classes during this pandemic. His message informs students as to how they can meaningfully engage with DMACC this semester.

Included in the message are two videos: In the first, Denson offers advice, motivation and resources to promote student success this fall, while the second video focuses on health and safety issues important to students, faculty and staff.

The communication (show bel0w) was sent to nearly 15,000 full and part-time students who will be taking classes both online and/or at one of DMACC's 12 campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa. 

Here is the message sent to all DMACC students today:

To: All DMACC Students 

DMACC will offer a number of learning options this fall so that you can safely begin or continue your college education. We are excited to start another term even with the challenges we all face. I can assure you that there is no better faculty and staff team than here at DMACC. 

Here is a short video from me: 

How can YOU help ensure your own success? 

#1: Please be VERY careful what you do when you are on or off campus. COVID-19 is extremely contagious, and I personally know of several friends and students who can't believe they became infected. 

Know that if you are exposed or test positive, whether with symptoms or not, you must quarantine. This can seriously impact your ability to complete your class or program. DON'T waste your time and money by not being careful. 

Now is the time to take every precaution you can so that your future is not delayed. No risk is worth it! 

#2: Wear face coverings whenever you are in any building, on or off campus, or where you might be within six feet of any person, anywhere. Masks do work! 

#3: Maintain physical distancing. I find myself up backing away from many people. 

#4: Wash your hands, even when you don't think you need to do so. This will help you now with COVID-19 and later with the seasonal flu. 

Here is another short video I'd like you to watch: 

There has never been a better time to get your education so YOU are fully ready for your career when the economy rebounds. 

DMACC is very proud to be a part of your future. 

Be Safe! As we say ....

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Rob Denson​
DMACC President 

P.S. - We have already seen hundreds of students, all over the country, who went to college and never thought they'd be the ones to catch COVID-19 from a party where mask use and distancing were not followed. Please don't let this happen to you!​


​For more information, contact: Rob Denson,

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