DMACC in the News

July 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Putz named new head basketball coach at DMACC
KWBG
"Brett Putz, a native of Forest City, has been named the new men’s head basketball coach at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Flanagan sisters hold special bond through softball
KCRG
"Both of them will attend Des Moines Area Community College, but Grace will play basketball, while Abby will continue with softball. …"
Friday, July 10, 2020
World Food Prize names Washington Carver interns
Business Record
"This summer, interns from Des Moines Area Community College will be welcomed to the GWC Internship program. …"
Thursday, July 09, 2020
DMACC alum hired as new principal at Ankeny Northview Middle School
Des Moines Register
"Slight holds an associate’s degree from Des Moines Area Community College, a bachelor’s degree in biology from Iowa State University, and a master’s in education from Drake University in secondary administration and educational leadership. …"
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
World Food Prize Foundation selects 17 students for prestigious George Washington Carver Internship program
World Food Prize
"This summer, interns from Des Moines Area Community College will be welcomed to the GWC Internship program. …"
Sunday, July 05, 2020
DMACC English Instructor Named Editor of National Journal
Jasper County Guide
"Dr. Darin Jensen will teach full time at the DMACC Carroll Campus as well as serve as editor of TETYC. …"
Friday, July 03, 2020
Coaches Corner
KWBG
"BJ McGinn, DMACC Athletic Director …"
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Heights’ Wells finds satisfaction, solace in healthcare service
cjonline.com
"Wells, who plans to play softball at Des Moines (Iowa) Area Community College next season, said she feels good about what she’s been able to accomplish in her current position. …"
June 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Miller named SW VP of the Iowa FFA
Denison Bulletin Review
"He has completed one year at DMACC and will return this fall to finish his associate degree. …"
Monday, June 29, 2020
Gifts Roundup - June 29
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
"Mark and Jill Oman gave $1 million to support a joint program between DMACC and UNI that is designed for students to complete their first two years at the community college and the remaining two years online through the university. …"
Friday, June 26, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face classes this fall
Newton Daily News
"DMACC administrators and staff are busy preparing the College’s 12 campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa to be open and ready for students when the fall semester starts Aug. 26. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
DMACC program with UNI receives big donation
Radio Iowa
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) made a big announcement Wednesday about its program that allows students to start there and finish their degree on campus through the University of Northern Iowa. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
New DMACC to UNI Program receives $1 million boost
The Perry News
"A new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) received a $1 million boost this week thanks to the generosity of UNI alumni Mark and Jill Oman of West Des Moines. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face and online classes for fall semester
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will be offering an assortment of learning options for the upcoming fall semester due to COVID-19, which will include face-to-face learning. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Lift ban on Pell Grants so correction departments and colleges can expand their work
Des Moines Register
"Jennie Doke-Kerns is the director of corrections education and academic services for Des Moines Area Community College and oversees all of DMACC’s educational offerings in the five correctional facilities in central Iowa. …"
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Leading in times of challenge with Dr. Mary Chapman
dsm
"Dr. Mary Chapman is vice president emeritus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UNI at DMACC partnership is 'game-changer' for minority students seeking higher education
Des Moines Register
"An effort to make higher education more accessible for Des Moines’ minority students received a boost Wednesday with a $1 million donation to a new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Mark and Jill Oman donate $1 million to help launch ‘UNI at DMACC’ at Urban Campus
Business Record
"A new partnership between Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Northern Iowa has received a significant boost with a $1 million donation from two UNI alumni — Mark and Jill Oman. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
$1 million gift will help minority students earn degrees through UNI at DMACC program
The Courier
"The ‘UNI at DMACC’ program will bring the same advantages of a four-year degree to students at DMACC’s Urban Campus without requiring students to leave their jobs, families and community. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
UNI, DMACC partner to help minority students earn degrees
KCCI
"The University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College are teaming up to help minority students earn degrees through UNI. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
DMACC, UNI announce $1M donation to help minority students
WOI ABC 5
"The donation will go towards the "UNI at DMACC" 2+2 program that's set to launch this fall. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
$1 million gift will help minority students earn degrees through ‘UNI at DMACC’ program
CITYVIEW
"A new partnership between the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) aimed at helping location-bound students in Des Moines earn a college degree through UNI received a $1 million boost this week thanks to the generosity of UNI alumni. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Gift to help Des Moines students complete four year degree at UNI
WHO Radio
"The DMACC Urban Campus in Des Moines begins the UNI at DMACC 2+2 program this fall, in which students can earn year four-year degrees, without relocating. …"
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
University of Northern Iowa, DMACC announce $1 million gift toward collaboration
The Gazette
"A University of Northern Iowa alumni couple, who call West Des Moines home, announced the gift toward a new UNI-Des Moines Area Community College “2+2” partnership aimed at helping Des Moines-based students earn a four-year degree from UNI by starting at DMACC. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Face-to-face classes among options for DMACC students this fall
Business Record
"Students resuming classes this fall at Des Moines Area Community College campuses will have a number of options to choose from in how they attend classes, say DMACC officials. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DMACC to offer face-to-face classes this fall
KWBG
"DMACC administrators and staff are busy preparing the College’s twelve campuses and learning centers across Central Iowa to be open and ready for students when the fall semester starts on Wednesday, August 26. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Des Moines Area Community College okay's face-to-face instruction
WHO Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College is announcing plans for in-person instruction for the fall semester, which starts Wednesday, August 26. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Savor: a pinch of wisdom
dsm
"Chef Karla Boetel, culinary instructor at the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC. …"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
DMACC will offer in-person and online classes this fall; students must wear masks
Des Moines Register
"All 12 Des Moines Area Community College campuses will welcome students this fall for both in-person and online classes, the school announced Tuesday in a news release. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 26. …"
Friday, June 19, 2020
DMACC’s datacenter training program adds new certification
Clay and Milk
"DMACC, along with four other Microsoft Datacenter Academies around the country, now have a new requirement to test their tech skills: CompTIA certifications. …"
Friday, June 19, 2020
Iowa Dreamers see new hope after Supreme Court decision
Iowa Starting Line
"Omar Ordaz, 32, is studying political science at Des Moines Area Community College and plans to go to school to become an immigration lawyer. …"
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Black Iowa athletes discuss experiences with racism, hopes for change
The Gazette
"Willie Guy Jr. - Sophomore-to-be basketball player at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, where he played in every game as a freshman. …"
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Interested in a DMACC summer internship at a local business?
The Perry News
"Twenty internship spots are available for this summer. Preference will be given to members of DMACC’s 2020 SQUAD, and remaining slots will be open to the general public. …"
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus
KWBG
"Drew Nelson, Provost, DMACC Boone Campus, Aired Thursday, June 18, 2020 …"
Thursday, June 18, 2020
A new editor for TETYC
TYCA
"Darin is an Instructor of English at the Carroll Campus for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Microsoft adds CompTIA certifications to datacenter training programs
TechRepublic
"Currently, five community colleges around the US have Microsoft Data Center training programs, including Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa. …"
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Angela Hernandez earns recognition and Hy-Vee surprise gift basket
Perry Chief
"On Tuesday, June 16, the Perry Hy-Vee and DMACC came together to give back a little with their surprise gift basket to a Perry High School graduating senior. …"
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
PHS’ Angela Hernandez wins Hy-Vee Grad Giveaway
The Perry News
"The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy and the Perry Hy-Vee teamed up Tuesday to bring a smile to the face of Perry High School graduate Angela Hernandez. …"
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Knoxville's Mickayla McGill named Iowa FFA President
The Oskaloosa Herald
"McGill is currently a student at Des Moines Area Community College and is studying under the Mark Pearson FFA Leadership Scholarship. …"
Friday, June 12, 2020
DMACC Horticulture program donates hundreds of fundraiser plants to UnityPoint Health
Business Record
"At Des Moines Area Community College, students in the horticulture program’s Greenhouse Production II course were preparing rows and rows of flowers and plants on the DMACC Ankeny Campus at the start of this year. …"
Friday, June 12, 2020
DMACC summer interns to partner virtually with local businesses
The Perry News
"Students will check in with business partners, and DMACC staff will coordinate project completions and facilitate support. …"
Friday, June 12, 2020
Bradley Day looking forward to USA return after positive first season
BuryFreePress
"The 20-year-old enrolled on a scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year at Iowa-based Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), where he combined playing basketball alongside studying for an Associates of Art degree. …"
Friday, June 12, 2020
Ames Chamber of Commerce, DMACC to host second “Teaching for the Workforce Academy”
Ames Tribune
"Beginning June 15, Ames Chamber of Commerce will host its second-annual conference, “Teaching for the Workforce Academy,” which is a partnership with DMACC to connect and educate area teachers with local businesses. …"
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Shenandoah's Voshell excited for junior season, future with DMACC
KMA
"“I started going to (DMACC camps) since I was about a freshman,” Voshell told KMA Sports. …"
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Council supports Legacy Plaza housing project
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College, which owns the former Maytag buildings that make up Legacy Plaza, has long envisioned the creation of multi-family housing units in Building 16. …"
Monday, June 08, 2020
Iowa horticulture students donate plants to health care workers
Irrigation & Green Industry
"Students at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa, provided about 1,500 containers of student-raised plants and flowers to health care workers and facilities for UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, Iowa, according to a Des Moines Register article. …"
Monday, June 08, 2020
On The Rise: 6-8-20
Business Record
"Tina Akinyi, Des Moines Area Community College, named DMACC GEAR UP Iowa coordinator …"
Monday, June 08, 2020
Women of influence
Business Record
"Maura Nelson, Des Moines Area Community College …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC horticulture program donates plants to UnityPoint Health
Des Moines Register
"Students enrolled in the DMACC Horticulture Program’s Greenhouse Production II course traditionally spend each spring semester tending to robust rows of vibrant flowers and plants in a modern greenhouse on the DMACC Ankeny Campus, culminating with a public sale that showcases their work. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC horticulture program donates plants to UnityPoint Health
msn.com
"After considering a variety of options, DMACC decided to donate approximately 1,500 containers of student-raised plants and flowers to local UnityPoint health care workers and facilities. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
DMACC receives funds for food pantry to support college students and families
Des Moines Register
"The DMACC Foundation, the preferred giving channel for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), recently received a $2,000 grant from Bayer Fund in support of Pamela's Food Pantry on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
SEP 2020 senior Devin Wignall earns Associate Degree prior to high school graduation
southeastpolk.org
"Southeast Polk 2020 Graduate, Devin Wignall, planned on walking across two stages this spring: one for his associate degree in welding from DMACC and the second for his high school diploma from Southeast Polk. …"
Friday, June 05, 2020
Auto dealers foundation awards nearly $60,000 to community college auto tech programs
Business Record
"Among the grants, Des Moines Area Community College received $2,000 to purchase promotional products for potential students. …"
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Program profiles the AED Foundation-Accredited schools
CED Magazine
"Recruitment isn’t a problem for the Diesel Technology program at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), which has experienced full capacity for as long as Shea Parsons, instructor and program chair, can remember. …"
Thursday, June 04, 2020
PHS student earns DMACC degree before high school diploma
The Oskaloosa Herald
"A total of 36 Iowa high school students have accomplished what was unheard of years ago: they earned a DMACC degree before receiving their high school diploma. …"
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Fareway donates $250,000 to DMACC for Boone student activity center
Business Record
"Boone-based Fareway Stores Inc. on Tuesday presented a $250,000 donation to the DMACC Foundation to be used for the new DMACC Boone Campus Student Activity Center. …"
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Pella senior earns DMACC degree before high school diploma
KNIA - KRLS
"A Pella High School senior was among 36 across Central Iowa earning an associate’s degree from DMACC before receiving a high school diploma. …"
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
A quick-start guide to your new quarantine hobby: meal prep
College Magazine
"“It seems overwhelming at first, but the more recipes you acquire and taking 30 minutes to sit down and plan your meals and grocery list can save you,” said Sydney Furgerson, a culinary graduate of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Fareway donates $250,000 to DMACC’s new Boone Campus Student Activity Center
KWBG
"Fareway Stores, Inc., headquartered in Boone, presented a $250,000 check to the DMACC Foundation and DMACC President Rob Denson today to be used for the new DMACC Boone Campus Student Activity Center. …"
Monday, June 01, 2020
36 high school seniors earn DMACC Associates Degree before their high school diploma
KWBG
"Many high school students take college classes while attending high school, but this year, 36 high school students earned a degree from DMACC before receiving their high school diploma. …"
May 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
DMACC receives grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation
cbc online
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) a grant in support of their adult literacy and education efforts. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Statewide library collabaritive will assist college students with return of materials
cbc online
"All Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) campuses are included in this program. …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
DMACC Horticulture Program Donates Hundreds of Plants and Flowers to UnityPoint Health
CITYVIEW
"This spring, however, the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of DMACC campuses and centers meant plans to hold a public sale were scrapped – but a new idea soon sprouted …"
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Plans not yet set, but in process for fall semester return
Ames Tribune
"Rob Denson, DMACC President, said while Gov. Kim Reynolds waived instructional hours for courses, the college worked to develop a way in which students would be able to gain those skills at a later date. …"
Friday, May 29, 2020
DMACC names new GEAR UP Iowa coordinator
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has named Tina Akinyi as the DMACC GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Iowa coordinator. …"
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Rebuilding America: Expect more online components to college classes across Iowa, even after COVID-19
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College had to rework class schedules to accommodate students in technical classes that require hands-on learning. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
New DMACC program encouraging students in rural Iowa to pursue tech industry jobs
WHO 13
"A new program at Des Moines Area Community College is aiming to encourage young people in rural Iowa to pursue careers in the tech industry. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMACC receives $5,500 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation for adult literacy
Business Record
"The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Des Moines Area Community College with a $5,500 grant to support the college’s adult literacy and education efforts, DMACC announced. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMACC students can return DMACC library items at 37 locations across the state
KWBG
"DMACC Libraries, the official library system of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), is participating in an unprecedented cooperative project that allows students to return DMACC library items by dropping them off at one of 37 participating libraries across Iowa. …"
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
DMACC students can return library materials to Simpson
Indianola Independent Advocate
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students can return library items for the DMACC Library at Dunn Library on the Simpson College campus, according to a news release from DMACC Wednesday. …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC plans for majority of fall classes to be online but on real-time, virtual basis
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced today it plans to move a majority of its programs to real-time, virtual classes for its fall semester across its campuses. The move would include about 55% of DMACC students taking classes virtually, while the remainder — those whose programs require being on campus, would have in-person classes …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC Announces ‘DMACC Rx’ As it Prepares to Welcome New and Returning Students This Fall
KWBG
"As part of its overall plan to welcome back students this fall, the College announced DMACC Rx, (R) real (x) time virtual classes as more face-to-face classes move to this unique online format …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Let's Talk Dallas County
Raccooon Valley Radio
"On today’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program, we’re talking with Eddie Diaz, the Director of the Perry DMACC Center, about the new Computer Languages Academy …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
West Harrison's Gilgen Ready for Chance at DMACC
KMA
"West Harrison senior Chloe Gilgen is excited to continue playing volleyball at the next level with Des Moines Area Community College …"
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
DMACC rolls out virtual “DMACC Rx” option for incoming students
Ames Tribune
"Students studying at DMACC will be able to see and interact with classmates and instructors in a real-time virtual format following the rollout of the college’s DMACC Rx program. …"
Monday, May 25, 2020
DMACC Perry rolls out new software development program
The Perry News
"Some of the high-tech, high-dollar jobs found at the heart of America’s technology capitol might soon start cropping up in the Perry area as the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy unveils a Computer Languages Academy starting this fall term. …"
Monday, May 25, 2020
Funding roundup
Community College Daily
"Des Moines Area Community College will use a $5,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support its adult literacy and education efforts. …"
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Next Goldman Sachs cohort to focus on recovery and rebuilding
cbc online
"Anyone with questions can contact Jacki Boldt, Business Solutions Consultant with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Friday, May 22, 2020
Perry DMACC Center to offer computer languages academy
Raccoon Valley Radio
"A new curriculum will be starting up at the Perry DMACC VanKirk Career Academy this fall, which is a step towards bringing more technology companies and jobs to small-town Iowa. …"
Friday, May 22, 2020
Coaches Corner
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"For May 22nd: Nic Mishler, DMACC Baseball …"
Friday, May 22, 2020
DMACC adds 30 new or modified diplomas, certificates, AA & AAS degrees for fall term
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC is adding a Baking diploma to its Culinary Arts curriculum on the Newton Campus and Honda PACT joins Ford ASSET, General Motors ASEP and MOPAR Chrysler as automotive technician partnerships with the two-year College. …"
Thursday, May 21, 2020
DMACC Perry VanKirk Center Starts a Computer Languages Academy
KWBG
"The Perry Center is offering a 30-credit, one-year diploma program in the high-demand, high-paying software development field. …"
Thursday, May 21, 2020
DMACC Boone Campus Student Activity Center Progressing
KWBG
"The current coronavirus pandemic has not held up construction on the DMACC Boone Campus Student Activity Center. In fact, mild weather conditions this spring has allowed construction to move ahead quickly. …"
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Across the globe, talents get used for good amid COVID-19
American Welding Digest
"Cory Thompson a 2013 graduate of the DMACC Carroll Campus nursing program, knew he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protection equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2020 sages over 70 announced
dsm
"Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
DMACC food pantry distribution
AM 1590 KWBG
"The DMACC-Boone Campus Food Pantry recently received a large delivery from the Food Bank of Iowa and is now preparing to distribute that food. …"
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
How Silicon Valley’s congressman saved our Iowa newspaper
Carroll Times Herald
"days ago, amid the pandemic, he urged young people, on a video call with Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus Provost Joel Lundstrom and others, to pursue a computer-languages course of study that could lead them to the Accenture’s modern branch in Jefferson, with high-paying careers, more so when you factor the low cost of living here in rural Iowa. …"
Monday, May 18, 2020
The future of office life with Laura Kinnard
PodBean
"Here Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio and I discuss virtual meetings and what the future of the office might be even post pandemic. …"
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Washington Business Owner Completes Goldman Sachs Business Program
KCII Radio
"The 100-hour program included online class work as well as in-person work at Des Moines Area Community College …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
DMACC's new school of baking and pastry
We Are Iowa
"DMACC is excited to open a baking and pastry school at their Newton campus. …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
Embedding free financial counseling into the community
Business Record
"At a time when many people in Central Iowa are facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Polk County has launched a new initiative aimed at significantly increasing the availability of free financial counseling for Polk County residents. …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
DMACC Board approves $3.2M Carroll Campus addition/renovation
Carroll Times Herald
"Construction on the 10,700-square-foot renovation to the existing building is expected to begin later this summer …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
Coaches Corner for May 15th: Nic Mishler, DMACC Baseball
KWBG
"Coaches Corner for May 15th: Nic Mishler, DMACC Baseball …"
Friday, May 15, 2020
COVID-19 scuttles jobs, internships for Iowa’s college students
IowaWatch.org
"IowaWatch spoke with students from Des Moines Area Community College, Drake University, Loras College, Simpson College, the University of Iowa and Wartburg College about their job prospects and internships …"
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Kirsten Lubkeman: ‘Nursing fulfilled my love of helping people’
Globe Gazette
"Like many professionals, Kirsten Lubkeman changed fields after spending years in a job that wasn’t satisfying. …"
Thursday, May 14, 2020
DMACC Board Approves Carroll Campus Renovation
KWBG
"The DMACC Board of Directors has approved an Addition/Renovation Project on the DMACC Carroll Campus. Construction on the 10,700 square foot renovation to the existing building is expected to begin later this summer. …"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Polk County & DMACC Open Financial Empowerment Center to Help Iowans Achieve Goals
WHO TV
"DES MOINES, Iowa — Last month, Polk County announced the opening of Iowa’s first Financial Empowerment Center, offering one on one financial coaching as a free service to local residents. Des Moines Area Community College is the service provider for this program. DMACC and Polk County have been working on this financial empowerment center for over a year. …"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Episode 23: DMACC Instructor Darin Jensen
Pedagogue Podcast
"In this episode, Darin Jensen talks about teaching at Des Moines Area Community College, basic writing pedagogies and practices, the characterization of "basic writing," and how institutions and programs can better support and prepare teachers for two-year colleges. …"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
C-M’s Martin graduates from DMACC early, ceremony canceled
Newton Daily News
"Graduating from high school while maintaining better than a 3.0 grade point average isn’t easy. Doing that while also working on a degree from Des Moines Area Community College is even harder. …"
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
DSM Employment Ready with Mike Hoffman and Curt Buhr
Greater Des Moines Partnership
"Mike Hoffman, executive director of continuing education at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and Curt Buhr, coordinator at DMACC, discuss new programming opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Construction continues on DMACC Boone athletic addition project
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"Construction is proceeding nicely on the Boone Athletic Addition project. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
Virtual simulation education at DMACC
We Are Iowa
"DMACC is having to do things differently when it comes to clinical education for nursing students. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
Sizing up semis
agriculture.com
"According to Dave Pfiffner, director of the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Transportation. …"
Monday, May 11, 2020
DMACC offers guarantee of tuition refunds if fall classes canceled
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced today it is guaranteeing student tuition for in-person and online instruction at all DMACC campuses and centers for the fall term. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Children show appreciation for Des Moines area nurses
Des Moines Register
"Day cares who sent appreciation messages include the DMACC Child Development Center, Ankeny. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Hayes completes Goldman Sachs small business cohort
Pen City Current
"The scholars participated in a 100-hour curriculum, delivered through a blend of online and in-person learning, hosted at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Perry leaders form coronavirus task force to sync anti-virus efforts
The Perry News
"The task force, composed mostly of public-sector figures with a few representatives from the sphere of private business, was the brainchild of Perry Mayor John Andorf, Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson and DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Director Eddie Diaz. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
DMACC adjunct instructor goes to the front lines of COVID-19 in New York City
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"Dr. Nicole Nichols of St. Charles is a nurse and a DMACC Adjunct Nursing Instructor. …"
Friday, May 08, 2020
Coaches Corner: Bob Ligouri
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Softball (Sophomore Recognition) …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
DMACC nursing adjunct on front lines of COVID-19 in NYC
The Perry News
"Dr. Nicole Nichols of St. Charles is a nurse and a DMACC adjunct nursing instructor. …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Ames resident and DMACC nursing student to join Mary Greeley in COVID-19 efforts
Boone News Republican
"When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus nursing student and Ames resident Thomas Lunaburg’s spring semester plans were suddenly put in flux. …"
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Ames resident and DMACC nursing student to join Mary Greeley in COVID-19 efforts
Ames Tribune
"When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus nursing student and Ames resident Thomas Lunaburg’s spring semester plans were suddenly put in flux. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
DMACC To waive all online/web-blended technology fees for the summer term
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC is waiving all online and web-blended technology fees for students taking summer term classes. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
DMACC to waive some fees for on-line classes
WHO News Radio
"Des Moines Area Community College says it's waiving technology fees for on-line and web-blended classes. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
COVID alters graduating nurses' traditional ceremony in Iowa
WHO News Radio
"Graduating nurses at Des Moines Area Community College will experience a new twist on a long-standing tradition, because of the pandemic. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
In depth: local nurse helps COVID-19 patients in NYC
KNIA-KRLS Radio
"Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Nicole Nichols, RN from Knoxville who teaches at DMACC. …"
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Iowa nurse shares experience helping patients fight COVID-19 in the big apple
WHO NBC 13
"One Des Moines Area Community College professor returns back to Iowa following 21 days working on the frontlines as a nurse in New York City. …"
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
DMACC Boone Campus graduate enters nursing profession during COVID-19
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"He is graduating from the DMACC Boone Campus nursing program. …"
Saturday, May 02, 2020
How the Perry community is handling their COVID-19 outbreak
Iowa Starting Line
"“You can’t sit on the sidelines,” says Eddie Diaz, a community organizer and Director of the DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry. …"
Friday, May 01, 2020
Coaches Corner: Chris Seaboch
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC Golf Coach (Sophomore Recognition Part 2) …"
Friday, May 01, 2020
DMACC's Food Forest sprouts promise
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus students and community members celebrated Earth Week 2020 by tending to and eagerly awaiting fresh produce growing inside the College’s Food Forest and Community Garden. …"
Friday, May 01, 2020
Perry VanKirk Academy adjusts to online classes
Perry Chief
"Diaz said DMACC extended spring break by a week to allow staff members to move the vast majority of classes online. …"
April 2020
Thursday, April 30, 2020
DMACC President Rob Denson signs 2,700 graduation letters
The Perry News
"Each year during graduation ceremonies, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) President Rob Denson and DMACC Board Chairperson Joe Pugel shake the hands of more than 2,000 graduates who walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. …"
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
DMACC softball team to field three high school valedictorians next season
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"The DMACC softball team is known for achieving success, both on and off the field. …"
Monday, April 27, 2020
Academic All-State 2020: Regional standouts from central Iowa
Des Moines Register
"My online classes through DMACC have taught me how to manage my time wisely, as I have to do everything independently. …"
Monday, April 27, 2020
DMACC, Bomgaars team up with 3,000 free masks for Carroll area
Carroll Times Herald
"Des Moines Area Community College’s Carroll campus and Bomgaars are distributing 3,000 free masks to anyone who needs them at their organizations’ two locations in Carroll. …"
Monday, April 27, 2020
Partner Spotlight: DMACC
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
"Des Moines Area Community College, a public institution serving the educational and career training needs of Iowans, is committed to the lifelong success of its students. …"
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Even with federal aid, Iowa higher ed takes big hit from pandemic
The Gazette
"Des Moines Area Community College is the top recipient among Iowa’s public community colleges with $7.3 million, followed by Kirkwood Community College, expecting $6.3 million. …"
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Board of Regents works toward 'full, normal operation’ for fall semester at Iowa public universities
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College is scheduled to return to in-person classes on July 1 as part of the school’s summer term. …"
Friday, April 24, 2020
Coaches Corner
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"Chris Seaboch, DMACC Golf (Sophomore Recognition Part 1) …"
Friday, April 24, 2020
Two DMACC students honored with Mary E. Campos Scholarship
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC was the major sponsor for the fall 2019 luncheon, which was hosted on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC students will not return to campuses this spring; summer classes to be online
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College announced that DMACC hands-on and lab-based classes will not return to campus this spring. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC announces changes to course delivery for spring, summer
The Perry News
"The Des Moines Area Community College announced Wednesday that all hands-on and lab-based classes will not resume on campus this semester, and no in-person summer classes will meet prior to July 1. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC moving summer classes online
WHO News Radio
"The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is effecting summer classes at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC announces changes to course delivery for spring and summer
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"DMACC President Rob Denson said today that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact DMACC face-to-face instruction, announcing that DMACC hands-on and lab-based classes will not return to campus this spring. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Planting time at the Big Show Corn Cam plot @ DMACC with Wyffels Hybrids
The Big Show
"The rain held off last night so planting in Central Iowa continues, including on the Big Show Corn Cam plot at DMACC with our friends at Wyffels Hybrids. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
#Plant2020 is on the way
The Big Show
"We are joined by Mark Pearson Scholarship recipient Kaitlyn Deahl who shares about her experience in FFA and at DMACC. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
It's planting day at the Big Show Corn Cam site
The Big Show
"Michael King at DMACC and Bob are socially distanced on the Big Show Corn Cam Plot doing some planting today. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Perry factories so far free of Tyson virus troubles
The Perry News
"She said DMACC provided Osmundson’s with a supply of face masks, two per person, and some people have brought homemade masks to the job. …"
Thursday, April 23, 2020
DMACC cancels in-person classes until July 1
Des Moines Register
"Des Moines Area Community College announced in a news release Thursday that in-person classes, including lab-based courses, will not return to campus this semester. …"
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Boone County Endowment awards over $153,000 for 2020
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"There are currently 30 funds established including the DMACC Student Activity Center. …"
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
ISU and DMACC create cybersecurity series for those working from home
Clay and Milk
"Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) have partnered to create an online series of videos designed to help new home workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices. …"
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Talking technology and brands with Laura Kinnard
PodBean
"Each week I sit down with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and The Runway Innovation Studio and chat a bit about business. …"
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Dallas County DMACC classroom project completed at Human Services Campus
Raccoon Valley Radio
"A project was recently wrapped up at the Dallas County Human Services Campus, giving Des Moines Area Community College a new facility to use in their agriculture education program. …"
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Iowa organizations form alliance for small business relief
Raccoon Valley Radio
"The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund has formed in response to COVID-19, and the alliance includes Des Moines Area Community College Financial Empowerment Center. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
Ankeny Centennial student sets the bar at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Centennial High School senior Christopher Martin is the first high school student accepted into the honors program at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
Logan Bauer: Recalling life's goals
Atlantic News Telegraph
"Bauer was able to keep doing FFA during his senior year of high school and freshmen year at DMACC as the SouthWest Vice President. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
Iowa State University, DMACC launch work-from-home cybersecurity series
Business Record
"The Iowa Cyber Hub, a cybersecurity education partnership between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College, is launching a series of videos at www.iowacyberhub.org to help newly remote workers adjust to new cybersecurity practices. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
DMACC emeritus professor gets creative to make face shields for St. Anthony
Carroll Times Herald
"Cory Thompson, an Emergency Room nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll and a 2013 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus nursing program, knew that he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Friday, April 17, 2020
DMACC professor answers call, creating PPE for his son and coworkers at St. Anthony
cbc online
"This story begins with an emergency department nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital who is a 2013 graduate of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Carroll. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Video series: It’s Cybersecurity 101 for all of us working at home
Iowa State University News
"“It started with the Iowa Cyber Hub,” said Jacobson, referring to a cybersecurity education and outreach partnership between Iowa State and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Six thousand free face masks to be given to Perry residents
The Perry News
"DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Director Eddie Diaz and Perry City Administrator Sven Peterson — has raised enough money to buy 6,000 masks from TC&B Corporate Wearables, and the masks will be distributed to Perry residents at no cost. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
DMACC Emeritus professor gets creative to make face shields for local hospital in Carroll
AM 1590 Local News Radio
"Cory Thompson, an Emergency Room (ER) nurse at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll and a 2013 graduate of the DMACC Carroll Campus Nursing Program, knew that he and his fellow health care workers were going to need more personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. …"
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Carroll, Iowa retiree using welding skills to make face shields
WHO News Radio
"Cory Thompson is a 2013 graduate of DMACC Carroll Campus Nursing Program. …"
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Dallas County Supervisors approve completion of DMACC classroom project
Raccoon Valley Radio
"The Board then approved the final pay application of $30,210, as well as project acceptance and retainage payment of $5,015 to Cover’s Construction, for the DMACC classroom project at the Human Services Campus. …"
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
DMACC Boone student selected as NASA summer intern
Business Record - Innovation Iowa
"DMACC Boone Campus student Pedro Salazar of Des Moines has been selected as a summer 2020 NASA internship recipient. …"
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
DMACC offering free online tutoring for its students
WHO NBC 13
"Des Moines Area Community College is offering free online tutoring services during the coronavirus pandemic. …"
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
DMACC student earns spot in NASA summer internship
WHO NBC 13
"A Des Moines Area Community College student has been selected to participate in a NASA summer internship. …"