DMACC in the News

July 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Why Iowa leaders say 'our competitiveness could evaporate'
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson says the state can attain those goals "without a doubt." He pointed to recently released inmates as just one population the state can target for more jobs training. …"
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Asian & Pacific Islander Night at DMACC
We Are Iowa
"Watch the video …"
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Revving Economic Engines at Community Colleges
Philanthrophy Roundtable
"In Iowa, Des Moines Area ­Community College is engaged in educating inmates of the men’s and women’s prisons, from life skills and high-school completion to skilled job training. For several years it offered …"
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Dr. Simon Estes To Receive Award Monday
cbc online
"On Monday, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign will be honoring Iowa Opera Star Dr. Simon Estes with a Lifetime Impact Award... …"
Friday, July 07, 2017
These 9 chefs in Des Moines are getting into a food fight
Des Moines Register
"Morsel Combat, a cooking competition featuring chefs from all over the Des Moines metro area, will take place on Sunday, July 16, at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny from 5 to 9 p.m. A panel of five celebrity judges and more than hungry 300 diners will converge to decide who will be Morsel Combat's Top Chef 2017. This is the event's sixth year. …"
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Iowa Student Sets Business Simulation World Record Using Smartsims' MikesBikes
"A student at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa has set a world record for the highest ever score for a business simulation, "MikesBikes" by Boston-based company Smartsims. Gehling's achievement is an example of how business simulation games encourage high student achievement and learning outcomes. In a stunning academic achievement, Austin Gehling of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has achieved the highest score ever recorded in the world for a business simulation. …"
Monday, July 03, 2017
New BCC President Douglas officially steps into role
Taunton Daily Gazette
"Formerly the provost of Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa, Douglas, who has ties to the SouthCoast, plans to familiarize herself with the BCC campuses in Fall River, Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton, as well as the needs of those communities. …"
Monday, July 03, 2017
Sheep industry sees expansion, demand
Iowa Farmer Today
"Randall Vos says optimism is high in Iowa’s sheep industry. Vos, who runs a 100-ewe commercial flock near Pella, serves on the board of directors of the Iowa Sheep Industry Association. He says strong lamb prices have helped fuel thoughts of expansion. “Prices have been really good lately, and we are seeing more interest from younger producers as well,” says Vos, who also teaches horticulture at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. …"
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Iowa State plans new nursing degree
The Gazette
"The ISU program also aims for improved collaboration. Specifically, it’s looking to provide a seamless path for graduates of the Des Moines Area Community College RN degree program. “Due to the close proximity of DMACC to ISU, and the willingness of both campuses to collaborate, the development of a coordinated program will be straightforward,” according to board documents. …"
June 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Learning about water is a splash of fun
Wallaces Farmer
"Nearly 2,000 fifth-grade students, teachers and chaperones from more than 25 communities across the state participated in the 2017 Iowa Children’s Water Festival earlier this year. The hands-on field trip was held in various locations and buildings across the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. …"
Friday, June 30, 2017
Local couple opens bistro in Gilbert
Des Moines Register
"The spot offers a changing menu every week with sandwiches, tacos and other entrees developed by Doering’s husband, a culinary graduate from Des Moines Area Community College. They also have a small bakery producing cookies and muffins and sell coffee and watermelon lemonade. …"
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Regents approve Iowa State's first nursing program
Des Moines Register
"The effort represents a collaboration between ISU and Des Moines Area Community College, which graduates about 150 registered nurses each year. …"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Interim Director Randy Gabriel takes over at DMACC VanKirk Facility
Dallas County News
"Perry's DMACC has introduced Interim Director, Randy Gabriel to the VanKirk facility following the recent departure of previous DMACC Director, Rick …"
Friday, June 23, 2017
Local officials to head for Kosovo
The Messenger
"They will be part of a larger Iowa delegation led by state Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey that will also include representatives of Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny; Drake University, Des Moines; Greater Des Moines Partnership; Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo; Iowa Sister States; and the University of Iowa, Iowa City. …"
Monday, June 19, 2017
Registration open for 11th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference
Business Record
"owa Women in Agriculture will host its 11th annual conference on Aug. 1, and those interested in attending may now register for the event. The one-day conference will take place at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. It will feature …"
Sunday, June 18, 2017
DMACC Hosting First Ever Brain Injury Symposium
cbc online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Continuing Education Department for the first time will be hosting a brain injury symposium titled, “Shining Light on Concussions” in July. Brain injuries, particularly concussions, have come into the spotlight recently as a …"
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Competition for young chefs adds to challenge with unique beef cut
Iowa Farmer Today
"“These contests are important for the Iowa Culinary Institute,” says Robert Anderson, who heads the institute based at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. “They give students the ability to shine on their own.” The ICI students did shine in this year’s competition, defeating teams from Iowa Central Community College and Iowa State University in the contest, which is sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry Council. …"
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Mold-troubled Iowa Law Enforcement Academy eyes move to Newton
Des Moines Register
"Academy Director Judy Bradshaw, a former Des Moines police chief, told The Des Moines Register her first choice for relocating the training facilities is the former Maytag Corp. headquarters and factory property in Newton. …"
Friday, June 09, 2017
DMACC Urban Campus receives $10,000 for adult literacy program
Business Record
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. The grant is part of more than $7.5 million in grants awarded to nearly …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Carroll DMACC Student Sets Business Simulation Record
cbc online
"A Carroll Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student has recorded the highest score ever given for business simulation in the United States and several other countries. Austin Gehling earned the score while taking an …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Des Moines mom goes to college with her daughters
Des Moines Register
"The 43-year-old mother of two worked her way up as an office manager at a pediatric cardiology center in Des Moines over the span of 16 years. She had a great life — but she wanted to do something more for herself. So in fall of 2016, she enrolled in a business management program at Des Moines Area Community College — the same school her daughter was attending for liberal arts. …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
6 tips for adults thinking about going back to school
Des Moines Register
"As the coordinator of early alert referrals and adult learner processes at Des Moines Area Community College, he works with nontraditional potential students who want to jump into education late in life. "The most common thing I’ll hear people say is: I’m 40 years old and I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up," Nalean said. So Nalean sits down with them and helps them figure out how to make school work with their busy lifestyles. Here are a few tips for adults who want …"
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Marines to learning modules: Des Moines man goes back to school for teaching at 45
Des Moines Register
"overcame his fear and stepped into Des Moines Area Community College's admissions office to look into pathways to elementary school teaching …"
Friday, June 02, 2017
DMACC to offer nursing assistant training
Business Record
"DMACC's West Des Moines campus will begin offering Certified Nursing Assistant and Advanced Nursing Assistant classes this fall. The classes will prepare students for the Nurse Aide Competency and Skills Exams, which certify individuals to …"
May 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Iowa State University Seeks First Nursing Degree Program
US News and World Report
"The university and Des Moines Area Community College have collaborated on the proposed program. It's expected to be running by Fall 2018, attract about 50 students for its first year and bring in about 200 students after it's established. …"
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
ISU seeks to create RN-BSN program within nutrition department
Business Record
"owa State University is seeking to establish a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program within its Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The proposed degree, which the Iowa Board of Regents will consider at its meeting on June 7-8, is aimed at enrolling nurses who have completed their RN degrees with Des Moines Area Community College and obtained licensure before enrolling at ISU. Between 150 and 200 DMACC students receive RN degrees each year, and ISU's College of Human Sciences estimates …"
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Boyens named provost at DMACC Urban Campus
Business Record
"Anne Howsare Boyens, associate provost for academic services at the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus, has been named provost. Howsare Boyens replaces Laura Douglas, who accepted the presidency of Bristol Community College in …"
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
City OKs improvement at DMACC Maytag campus
Newton Daily News
"To support the progress at the DMACC Maytag campus and its efforts to bring retail opportunities to the former headquarters, city council approved the addition of parking on West Fourth Street North. …"
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Baldus accepted into STRIVE program at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"After graduation, many former high school students’ next move is to find a job. But Isaac Baldus, senior, who’s a student at IHS, has a different plan in store. Baldus is one of 10 students selected to participate in the STRIVE program at DMACC. The two-year program stands for selected training received in vocational education. Students learn life and employment skills through DMACC courses. Whether it’s the automotive program or the early education class, all of the students explore possible career guide ways. …"
Friday, May 05, 2017
FFA Presidents Earn DMACC Tuition
KCRG, ABC 9 Cedar Rapids
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) started up a scholarship in memory of the late farm broadcaster Mark Pearson. It pays full tuition to qualifying Iowa FFA chapter presidents. …"
April 2017
Sunday, April 30, 2017
DMACC Commencement Set For Monday, May 8
"The Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be holding their 2017 Commencement on Monday, May 8, in the Carroll Senior High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. Provost, Dr. Joel Lundstrom will preside over the …"
Saturday, April 29, 2017
DMACC-Boone graduation is Friday, May 5
Boone News Republican
"The 89th Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus Commencement will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, in the Boone Campus Gymnasium. More than 260 Boone Campus students will graduate this spring. A reception will follow immediately after the commencement in the L.W. Courter Center. …"
Thursday, April 27, 2017
DMACC Students from Carroll Campus Participate in Crash Simulations
"A total of nearly 200 DMACC students from the Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton and Urban campuses participated in crash simulations early this week. A 10-vehicle crash, a bicyclist struck by a motorcycle and a vehicle that had overturned on a victim gave all participants a chance to apply their classroom learning to real-life simulations. …"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
DMACC alumni recognized for achievements
Business Record
"Six former Des Moines Area Community College students have received the DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award from the DMACC Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni who provide service to their community, country and fellow citizens; have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation; and continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC. They are: …"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
DMACC softball team captures ICCAC championship
Dallas County News
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) softball team captured the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) championship after winning four of six games April 21-23. …"
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Nominations open for DMACC Small Business Awards
Newton Daily News
"Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Des Moines Area Community College Small Business Awards. …"
Monday, April 24, 2017
Boone native wins award; DMACC softball to host regionals
Boone News Republican
"The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference named DMACC-Boone and 2016 Boone High School graduate Bre Hunter its ICCAC Division II Softball Player of the Week for the week of April 10-16. Regionals begin this weekend, with DMACC hosting the Region XI tournament as the No. 1 seed. They’ll host No. 8 North Iowa Area Community College in Friday’s 2 p.m. game at the DMACC fields. …"