DMACC in the News

February 2019
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Court Reporting and Captioning Week in Iowa
Newton Daily News
"DMACC is the only college or university in Iowa and the entire Midwest to offer Court Reporting. The DMACC Newton Campus will be hosting an …"
January 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Applications For Local Ag Scholarship Fund Are Now Available
cbc online
"Nathan Vonname is majoring in ag science and animal science studies at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny. …"
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Building issues may force public works to seek other options
Newton Daily News
"Moving forward with Rhone’s plan has an advantage, Chapé said, for the city and its continued partnership with Des Moines Area Community College, which owns the collection of Maytag buildings known as Legacy Plaza. In favor of a solution, Chapé liked the “workflow efficiencies” created from the park shop conversion and is also concerned of the safety of staff in the event of a tornado, stating that she prays it will not happen. …"
Monday, January 28, 2019
DMACC Focuses on Football, Race for Black History Month
Public News Service
"Talent on the gridiron combined with race is the focus of a Tuesday presentation at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Saturday, January 26, 2019
This week in local government
Ames Tribune
"The other groups partnering in the project are Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University. …"
Friday, January 25, 2019
Iowa youth leaders named at Iowa Pork Congress
National Hog Farmer
"Grau is a former state FFA officer and is now a student at Des Moines Area Community College. The daughter of Shannon Grau-Quail and the late Gordon Grau of Newell also plans to attend ISU in the fall and study agriculture and life science education. Her plan is to teach high school ag education. …"
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Walmart says its Iowa truck drivers can make $87,500 — more than the average accountant
Des Moines Register
"While the figures may seem high at first glance, Walmart's average pay of $87,500 isn't out of line with what drivers can earn elsewhere, said Dave Pfiffner, director of the transportation institute at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CADC Director Outlines Priorities And Funding Gaps For Next Fiscal Year
CBC Online
"The CADC is taking what they have learned and partners with school districts and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to address workforce issues …"
Friday, January 18, 2019
Assistant director chosen for DMACC's Evelyn K. Davis Center
Des Moines Register
"The Des Moines Area Community College has announced that Joy Esposito has been chosen as the new assistant director of the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, …"
Friday, January 18, 2019
Community Foundation grants $450,000 to community projects
Community Foundation Greater Des Moines
"A $250,000 Leadership Grant will support the Evelyn K. Davis Center’s (EKD) relocation to a larger facility, in the same neighborhood, that will allow for expansion of services and an increase in the number of clients served annually. The new space also allows for additional collaborations and partnerships. …"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Here are the top 5 priorities for Iowa's largest economic development group in 2019
Des Moines Register
"To fill that 10 percent gap, the Partnership will expand its Code DSM Academy, a 150-hour course that teaches students how to code. It was developed with Des Moines Area Community College last year. Both organizations spent 2018 building the program's curriculum and recruiting students. …"
Monday, January 14, 2019
These Are the Least Expensive Community Colleges in Every State
Reader's Digest
"A public school in Ankeny, Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College with has an in-state annual tuition of $4,530 and out-of-state tuition of $9,060. The school offers degrees and certificates in …"
Monday, January 14, 2019
ISU engineering student co-produces Jan. 20 musical in grassroots effort
Iowa State University News Service
"Antropov first studied liberal arts at Iowa State, then design. He took several years off to work, but became interested in school again and joined a friend in enrolling at Des Moines Area Community College. “I started to value education more,” he said. “Then I came back to ISU as a transfer student.” …"
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Fundraising campaign for proposed Healthy Life Center nearing deadline
Ames Tribune
"The other groups are Des Moines Area Community College and Iowa State University. …"
Friday, January 04, 2019
"Book of Lists" Recognizes Partnership Board as Most Influential
Des Moines Partnership
"The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s 2018 Board of Directors was named the #1 Most Influential Board by the Des Moines Business Record’s “Book of Lists.” The list is voted on by Business Record readers, and was announced at the “Book of Lists” unveiling party last night. The following Partnership Board Members have been named to the “Most Influential Business Leaders” list or the “Business Leaders You Should Know” list... Rob Denson, Des Moines Area Community College …"
December 2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
DMACC Perry hires new heavy-hitters for spring classes
The Perry News
"Local high schools provide some DMACC courses within their buildings at no cost to the high school students, and in addition the DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in Perry delivers a wide variety of courses for students from the Adel-De Soto-Minburn, Dallas Center-Grimes, Panorama, Perry and Woodward-Granger community school districts. …"
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Farm Data and Systems Should be Cyber Secure
Hoosier Ag Today
"Having access to data in the cloud over various devices is king, according to Jeremy Hoffmann, Chair of the Cyber Security Program at Des Moines Area Community College. But he says there is a problem. …"
Monday, December 24, 2018
Roots nourished in FFA, 4-H keep Stine grounded in optimism
High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal
"At the Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny campus, there is an FFA Enrichment Center that Harry Stine and Stine Seed made a reality about 10 years ago. …"
Friday, December 21, 2018
Reasnor woman appointed to Iowa Prison Industry Advisory board
Newton Daily News
"A Reasnor woman has been appointed by Gov. Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Prison Industries Advisory Board, an organization dedicated to giving inmates the skills they need to find and succeed in employment after they’ve served their sentence. Megan Ellsworth, an instructor at Des Moines Area Community College, has experience working with inmates and looks forward to bringing new ideas toward helping them gain the skills they need. …"
Friday, December 14, 2018
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Public News Service
"DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa has a unique problem – it's the only region in the country where job openings outnumber unemployed job seekers. Advocates of community college say they could help fill that gap if more students considered a two-year degree. …"
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
DMACC’s automotive program partners with Subaru
Newton Daily News
"DMACC’s automotive department has announced a new a partnership with Subaru, called Subaru-U. …"
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Evelyn K. Davis Center to relocate, expand in downtown Des Moines; C Fresh Market to grow
Des Moines Register
"A touted downtown Des Moines organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income and blue-collar families in central Iowa will be moving.  …"
Friday, December 07, 2018
DMACC partners with Greater Des Moines Partnership to create coding education program
Dairy and Milk
"The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are partnering on a new coding education program for adults called Code DSM. The 15-week program—which is being described as a “code academy”—is designed to help working adults learn important STEM skills to meet the demands of the workforce. …"
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
One of the worlds wealthiest people visits DMACC
We Are Iowa
"Mike Bloomberg visited DMACC to promote his new movie about climate change and talk to students about wind energy. …"
November 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Indianola Schools Happy to Provide Courses with College Credit
"The Indianola School Board reviewed the concurrent college-credit class list at their most recent meeting, approving the courses available through a partnership with DMACC. The classes are available either at Indianola High School or at the DMACC campus. Superintendent Art Sathoff tells KNIA News offering college credits is as important as ever. …"
Monday, November 19, 2018
Ames two-sport star signs with Bears
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Courtney of Ames High School signed national letters of intent to attend Des Moines Area Community College and play both women’s basketball and volleyball. …"
Saturday, November 17, 2018
DMACC Office at Knoxville City Hall Available for FAFSA Assistance
"Application assistance is available through Andrea Gotta at the DMACC office in Knoxville City Hall. You can contact her for more information at 641-840-2026 or at …"