Thursday, December 05, 2019DMACC to train instructors for Kosovo energy facility
"Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson (left) on Thursday signed an agreement with Kosovo’s minister of economic development, Valdrin Lluka (right), that paves the way for DMACC training classes in welding and other skilled trades to be offered within the Kosovo Energy Corp.’s new facilities in Prishtina. …"
Thursday, December 05, 2019DMACC strikes training deal with Kosovo Energy Corporation
The Perry News
"Des Moines Area Community Collee President Rob Denson and Kosovo Minister of Economic Development Valdrin Lluka signed an agreement Thursday that paves the way for DMACC training classes in welding and other skilled trades to be offered within the Kosovo Energy Corporation’s (KEK) new facilities in Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. …"
Thursday, December 05, 2019Newton DMACC announces new baking program
Newton Daily News
"Is a culinary arts class centered around baking the best thing since sliced bread? For some students at Newton DMACC, it very well could be. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019Iowa's population issues a concern for college officials
Public News Service
"Students at Des Moines Area Community College will be able to earn their bachelor's degree through the University of Northern Iowa, which will offer a physical presence at the community college. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019Creston's Keeler keeps connection to DMACC alive
"The Creston to DMACC connection is set to continue with senior standout Sara Keeler. The Panthers first baseman tells KMA Sports DMACC is one of the offers she was most hoping for during the recruiting process. …"
Tuesday, December 03, 2019Thanksgiving dinner at DMACC
"DMACC Southridge Center Liberal Arts students Elizabeth Jolly of Pleasantville, Mia Hughes of Indianola nd Paige Furler of Indianola pose for a photo …"
Wednesday, November 27, 2019Reinventing a new way to give
Newton Daily News
"The idea originated from comments heard by red kettle bell ringers who were frequently told people would donate money but they did not carry cash, said Joe DeHart, the provost of Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus and chair of the Newton Salvation Army’s advisory board. …"
Monday, November 25, 2019Staying healthy during flu season requires effort
Boone News Republican
"Janelle Patterson, a professor of nursing at Des Moines Area Community College, has both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. …"
Wednesday, November 20, 2019Growing college costs put focus on financial aid
"The bottom line, senior Collin Minear said, is: “Your college choice might depend on how much money you have or how much in loans you want to take out.” Minear, 17, a senior, said he plans on attending Des Moines Area Community College because it will be an easier transition from high school and to college and will cost less than a four-year college. …"
Tuesday, November 19, 2019Iowa workforce program awards $6.6M 'Last-Dollar' scholarships
"Gov. Kim Reynolds introduces Sarah Keehn, a North Iowa Area Community College student seeking to become a certified medical assistant, and Drake Noble, a Des Moines Area Community College student enrolled in an information technology program, during a news conference Tuesday focusing on the state’s Last-Dollar Scholarship program. …"
Sunday, November 17, 2019UNI looks forward with partnerships
"UNI President Mark Nook and President Rob Denson of Des Moines Area Community College announced a new 2+2 partnership — earning an associate of arts degree on DMACC’s Urban Campus, then completing work through UNI for a bachelor of liberal studies degree. …"
Sunday, November 17, 2019Indianola student has lunch with DMACC president
Indianola Independent Advocate
"A group of DMACC students pose for a photo with DMACC President Rob Denson after taking part in 'Lunch With the President' Nov. 12, on the DMACC West Des Moines Campus. …"
Friday, November 15, 2019Pleasantville student to work on donated car
"A Pleasantville student has the opportunity to learn about the inter-workings of a vehicle thanks to a donation to the DMACC Southridge Center. …"
Thursday, November 07, 2019DMACC students react to new partnership with UNI
"Line Ponsonnet came to america to live with her aunt. She said, "Basically, I came here to learn english because I come from France." Des Moines is the only American home she`s known and she`s thankful it may stay that way. "I`m happy because I already left my family once. I want to stay here," said Ponsonnet. …"
Thursday, November 07, 2019College president with CDL enjoys being at the wheel
"Fewer are those who have “JD” appended to their names. It signifies they earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and are lawyers. Rob Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, is one such educator/lawyer.
But Denson, also has another certification of which he is equally proud: CDL. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019Proposal: Get a bachelor's from UNI without ever leaving Des Moines
Des Moines Register
"A new agreement announced Wednesday would permit students to obtain a University of Northern Iowa bachelor's degree without leaving Des Moines Area Community College's Des Moines campus, making higher education more accessible for metro-area students. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019DMACC and UNI announce partnership program
"The University of Northern Iowa will start a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College's Urban Campus. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019UNI and DMACC partner to offer bachelor's degree program in Des Moines
"The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are entering into a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree - all while benefiting from the convenience of the Des Moines location. …"
Wednesday, November 06, 2019'UNI at DMACC' partnership to bring bachelor's program to Urban Campus
"The University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College today announced “UNI at DMACC,” a new partnership that will provide DMACC students with a streamlined pathway to a four-year degree that they can complete without relocating from Des Moines. …"
Tuesday, November 05, 2019University of Northern Iowa, DMACC to unveil new '2+2' partnership
"After a year of negotiations, the University of Northern Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College this week will unveil a new “2+2” relationship providing Des Moines-area community college students a ready-made path to a four-year bachelor’s degree. …"
Monday, November 04, 2019How are students from Kosovo ending up in Iowa?
"It won't surprise you that Des Moines Area Community College is preparing students for jobs in the renewable energy field in the future...but how are students from Kosovo finding out about the program? …"
Tuesday, October 29, 2019A place for everyone DMACC in Carroll hosts LGBTQ+ 'inclusivity panel'
Carroll Times Herald
"During a panel hosted by Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll focused on LGBTQ+ people and issues, Dr. Mindy Graham-Hinners, a psychology instructor at DMACC in Carroll, said that more than just two genders exist, but society doesn’t always see it that way. …"
Friday, October 25, 2019Polk County awards $200,000 grant for DMACC Urban Campus renovation
"The DMACC Foundation has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Polk County Community Development Grant Program to support the foundation’s "Building Community" fundraising campaign to modernize and expand the DMACC Urban Campus. …"
Friday, October 25, 2019DMACC lands federal aid to help veterans and families
"Des Moines Area Community College has received $87,860 in federal aid to support tuition grants to veterans as part of a U.S. Department of Transportation effort to improve safety in the commercial driving field. …"
Wednesday, October 23, 2019Quinn receives DMACC President's Medal of Honor
"Des Moines Area Community College has presented Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize, with the DMACC President’s Medal of Honor. …"
Tuesday, October 22, 2019Former DMACC student recognized
Carroll Times Herald
"Yager, 26, graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll in May and was awarded three different scholarships for her hard work, grade-point average and drive. …"
Sunday, October 20, 2019Des Moines police give free car service, not traffic tickets
We Are Iowa
"Members of the Des Moines Police Department teamed up with automotive students and faculty from Des Moines Area Community College to provide free oil changes, service to headlights and brake lights, filling windshield wiper fluid, and fixing wipers. …"
Sunday, October 20, 2019Eagle flies on Sunday at Josh Davis Memorial Plaza
The Perry News
"Palek, who teaches courses in airbrush and illustration in the Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny art department, is well known in Perry for his recent murals in the Perry Perk coffeehouse and on the back wall of the restored Sinclair gas station at Third and Willis. …"
Saturday, October 19, 2019DMACC in Perry Officially Offering Citizenship Classes
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Classes are now available at the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Career Academy in Perry for those interested in obtaining United States citizenship, and there’s still an opportunity to join. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019Facebook announces education grants for multiple Iowa schools
Clay and Milk
"Facebook announced this week education investment grants to multiple education institutions in the Des Moines area.
In one grant, Facebook is expanding its partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) by giving $97,000 to build a new, digital classroom to expand education opportunities to Iowa residents. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019Manufacturing the next generation of talent
Des Moines Register
"Examples of programs offered at Des Moines Area Community College include advanced manufacturing, applied engineering technology, robotics, CAD technology and more. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Facebook awards $355,000 grant to Bondurant-Farrar Schools to buy new laptops
Des Moines Register
"The social media giant, which operates four data center buildings in Altoona and is now building a fifth, also announced Wednesday that it will award nearly $100,000 to Des Moines Area Community College to build a digital classroom and $40,000 to the Southeast Polk Community School District for STEM education. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019Facebook awards over $800,000 to Des Moines area schools
We Are Iowa
"According to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) officials, one of the grants will expand the partnership between DMACC and Facebook as it gives DMACC $97,000 to build a new digital classroom. …"
Sunday, October 13, 2019Supervisors give blessings to IDALS wetland on county farm
The Perry News
"The Dallas County Board of Supervisors gave provisional approval last month to a plan by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Agribusiness Program to construct a five-acre wetland on county farmland rented by DMACC and used as a teaching farm. …"
Saturday, October 12, 2019Annual shred event brings security to document destruction
The Perry News
"“Could we start doing this twice a year?” said one of the paper-laden drive-through droppers off in the parking area between the library and the Des Moines Area Community College Perry Van Kirk Career Academy. …"
Thursday, October 10, 2019Creating valuable partnerships to combat the growing digital skills gap
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) partnered with Facebook as part of its plan to train 1 million people across the U.S. by 2020, by ensuring business owners have the skills they need to grow their business, and that job seekers have the tools they need to compete in the digital economy. …"
Tuesday, October 08, 2019Two DMACC educators receive ACTE awards
KWBG Local News
"Two Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Educators were award recipients at the recent Association for Career and Technical Educators conference held on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Friday, October 04, 2019INLA volunteers help landscape at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City
Irrigation and Green Industry
"Students from Kirkwood Community College and Des Moines Area Community College added to the dozens of volunteers who worked around the building to help beautify the front and back areas. The volunteers installed plants and flowers, mulched and created space for a new swing set and butterfly garden. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019Goldman Sachs Small Business program looking for applicants
"The program, provided through the state's 15 community colleges including Kirkwood Community College, is led by Des Moines Area Community College. It helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. The program is provided at no cost with support from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and a curriculum designed in partnership with Babson College. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019DMACC celebrates grand re-opening of larger Evelyn K. Davis Center
"DMACC President Rob Denson, DMACC Urban Campus Provost Anne Howsare Boyens, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines President Kristi Knous, Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend and Bobbretta Brewton, a community leader, each spoke at the celebration and open house. …"
Thursday, October 03, 2019ciLive to feature everything from “Napoleon Dynamite” to Harley Davidson
"Des Moines Area Community College’s annual Celebrate! Innovation event has morphed into a year-long program that will livestream main events featuring everything from "Napoleon Dynamite" actors to the guy who helped revive Harley Davidson brand. …"
Wednesday, October 02, 2019Grand Reopening: Evelyn K. Davis Center’s Larger Facility Helping Expand Services
"For seven years the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families has been providing services for the unemployed and underemployed populations in the Des Moines metro. But as the word got out and their services continue to grow, so does their need for more space. That’s why Wednesday they are celebrating a grand reopening for their new location next to DMACC’s urban campus. …"
Saturday, September 28, 2019Breaking barriers: African American Museum honors Simon Estes for lifetime of achievements
"“I always feel honored and humbled and grateful,” he said by phone Tuesday from Des Moines Area Community College, one of the schools where he teaches. “I feel that my contribution will help motivate not only people who are African-American, but those who are not, that we’ll all learn to love one another. I always tell students this: I believe God made us different colors, different shapes of our eyes, to test the quality of our character — can we love someone if they look different from the way we look.” …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019Honored DMACC adjunct Nicole McFarland has ELL passion
The Perry News
"Nicole has been teaching for 12 years in the K-12 system and for the last 2.5 years has been a DMACC English Language Learner (ELL) adjunct instructor, but her love of teaching dates from her childhood. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019Vet finds career in nursing as fulfilling as military
"Seventeen-year-old Weber graduated high school one year early and was taking classes at Des Moines Area Community College in 2007 when she was introduced to the idea of joining the military. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019DMACC Boone Campus student accepted into NASA L'Space virutal academy program
KWBG Local News Radio
"Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current Liberal Arts and Pre-Engineering Program student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High School, was recently selected to participate in the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s Fall 2019 session. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019DMACC student accepted into NASA L'SPACE Virtual Academy
"Pedro Salazar of Des Moines, a current pre-engineering student at the DMACC Boone Campus and a 2015 graduate of Des Moines East High, will join the NASA Lucy Student Pipeline Accelerator and Competency Enabler (L’SPACE) Virtual Academy during the program’s fall 2019 session. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019Latino Heritage Festival announces scholarship award recipients
"This year’s scholarship recipients are: Cindy Delgado Parra, Iowa State University; Karen Delgado, Iowa State University; Brenda Guzman Linworth, Grand View University; Isabela Flores, University of Iowa; Yariel Salinas Reyes, Iowa State University; Jissel Gomez Torres, Iowa State University; Alexa Pinos, Grand View University; Diana Valdez Pillado, Grandview University; Derly Beacom, Grand View University; Leslie Leanos, Des Moines Area Community College; Assua Phongsavanh, Iowa State University; and Stephanie Ornelas Salazar, Grand View University. …"
Monday, September 23, 2019Bringing tech jobs to rural Iowa
"Tech partners in the Jefferson Forge initiative have increased, with Facebook recently announcing it is providing digital marketing scholarships for DMACC students. …"
Wednesday, September 18, 2019Kosovo president in Des Moines for event
"Kosovo President Hashim Thaҫi and others from the Balkan country will be on the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Ankeny Campus Thursday. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019Local businesses recognized during the Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Award Ceremony
"The Seventh-Annual DMACC Small Business Award Recipients were announced Tuesday at the 2019 Small Business Awards Ceremony held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville and G.I. Warehouse in Pella were both recognized. Peace Tree Brewing received the Most Innovative Company award while G.I. Warehouse Corp was recognized as the 2019 Small Business of the Year. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019DMACC Job Fair and Truck Rodeo
We Are Iowa
"Lou Sipolt, co-host of the "Iowa Live" morning show on KCWI-TV, interviews DMACC Transportation Institute Director Dave Pfiffner at the annual Job Fair and Truck Rodeo. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019DMACC students utilizing new scholarship to cover expenses
We Are Iowa
"The Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship at Des Moines Area Community College is designed to help two groups of students: Those right out of high school and adults 20 years old and up who are coming back to retrain or looking for a new career field. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019DMACC stakes 1,100 flags for Suicide Prevention Week
"DMACC Urban Campus lined their sidewalks with 1,100 yellow flags to bring awareness to National Suicide Prevention Week.
According to DMACC representatives more than 1,100 college students between 18 and 24 die due to suicide each year. The American College Health Association says about one in 10 college students have considered suicide. …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019Ames Lego Artist Lands Hollywood Celebs With First Project
"And then our second client, Des Moines Area Community College has a wonderful professor there by the name of Simon Estes,” said Ihle. “Currently we are half way through Simon Estes and look forward to getting the second half done.” …"
Thursday, September 12, 2019Helicopter Pilot to Speak on Combat in Vietnam
"U.S. Marine Gerald Berry, formerly of Des Moines, will speak about flying helicopters in the Vietnam War in presentations at four DMACC campuses.
During the conflict, Berry earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses. When Saigon fell to the Communists, Berry spent more than 18 hours flying hundreds of refugees to safety. …"