Monday, August 19, 2019UI, DMACC partner in project to train more diverse math teachers
"The University of Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College announced they are collaborating on a new project aimed at increasing the number of secondary school mathematics teachers in Iowa from underrepresented communities. …"
Sunday, August 18, 2019Program spotlights Des Moines blues and jazz musicians
Des Moines Register
"On Saturday, local jazz legend Scott Davis will lead a sight and sound journey about the history and cultural impact of jazz and blues music.
Davis graduated from Hoover High School in Des Moines and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree from Drake University. He taught in central Iowa for several years, both at Des Moines and Waukee schools, before taking up his current role as an instructor at DMACC. …"
Thursday, August 15, 2019On the path she chose
United Way Des Moines
"As she finishes her internship, she’s been applying to jobs, hoping to continue her experience in communications or work as an administrative assistant to gain experience. Not only has she seen the value of having a high school diploma, but she also recognizes that many jobs she’s working toward require a college degree. She’ll start classes for business full time at DMACC this fall in addition to finding a full-time job. …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019#IOWAGIRL project - Monica Ayabarreno
Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
"Ayabarreno played high school basketball at Dowling Catholic and then Des Moines East. She established herself as a threat on the floor, garnering all-conference honors each year. After high school, her focus on basketball carried her into a college education. She played her first two years at DMACC and then moved to Grand View College. …"
Sunday, August 11, 2019A look inside the renovated two-story Waterloo Career Center
"Most of that is through Hawkeye Community College, but the new programs will earn credit through Kirkwood and Des Moines Area community colleges. Classes are available to high schoolers in the Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Hudson and Dike-New Hartford districts including parochial and home-schooled students. …"
Friday, August 09, 2019DMACC at the Iowa State Fair 2019
We Are Iowa
"DMACC President Rob Denson is interviewed by Iowa Live at the DMACC booth, 2019 Iowa State Fair. …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019DMACC welcomes 28 Kosovo students to Des Moines
"DMACC President Rob Denson welcomed Millennium Foundation Kosovo staff member Gresa Statovci and 28 Kosovo women to Des Moines on Monday as they arrived to take part in the Women in Energy Scholarship Program …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019Women from Kosovo to study energy programs at DMACC
"Twenty-eight women from Kosovo arrived in Des Moines Monday as they prepare to start learning things like how to work on wind turbines at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019Forge preparing for 'massive' Sept. 7 opening
Greene County News Online
"One of the main goals from the Forge — which will open on Sept. 7 with a grand set of guests including Gov. Kim Reynolds and Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), an outdoor barbecue, and tours of the building’s interior for young students with interest in a program supported by Des Moines Area Community College …"
Monday, August 05, 2019DMACC honors small businesses
"Des Moines Area Community College has announced its Small Business Awards, which will be presented on Sept. 10 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny. Dinner and the awards program will begin at 6 p.m. …"
Saturday, August 03, 2019Iowa’s Deputy Ag Secretary Talks Conservation, Cover Crops
"Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) FFA Enrichment Center beamed with conversation, as an audience filled with ladies patiently awaited the start of Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Julie Kenney’s speech at the 2019 Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference on August 1st. …"
Thursday, August 01, 2019The opportunity of a lifetime
Carroll Times Herald
"I’m now the Carroll representative on the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation — a position that allows me to advocate not just for Carroll, but for Jefferson and the surrounding area. …"
Thursday, August 01, 2019Kingsbury Wins in DMACC Beardown
Boone News Republican
"Katelyn Kingsbury of Nevada participated in the DMACC Beardown show this past weekend in Nevada at the Story County Fairgrounds. She won the Grand Champion Market Swine and was showing against champions from seven other counties, Marshall, Polk, Dallas, Jasper, Guthrie, Greene and Calhoun. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019DMACC women's hoops adds coach
"Former Samford University women’s basketball standout Amara Mayers has joined the Des Moines Area Community College women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant. …"
Saturday, July 27, 2019ADM grad a finalist for Indycar racing internship
Raccoon Valley Radio
"Blake Haynes of Adel is one of four Des Moines Area Community College Automotive Program students named finalists to join Chip Ganassi Racing as an intern for 8-10 weeks at their headquarters in Indianapolis. …"
Friday, July 26, 2019Kirkwood, other Iowa community colleges, awarding hundreds of Last-Dollar scholarships
"So does Des Moines Area Community College, which has awarded 701 Last-Dollar Scholarships worth $1.5 million.
“I think the best part of the whole thing is when the state of Iowa identified the 50 high-demand occupations, that gave students and parents a clear idea of where their job opportunities are,” said DMACC President Rob Denson. …"
Thursday, July 25, 2019Last-Dollar Scholarships still available in high demand skill areas
The Perry News
"“This is a little bit unique,” said Eddie Diaz, director of the Des Moines Area Community College Perry VanKirk Career Academy. “There’s a few dozen high-demand trade jobs that the state of Iowa will cover 100 percent of the tuition if you go into. Not only do they pay 100 percent of it, but it’s targeting the middle-class segment that typically doesn’t get financial aid." …"
Tuesday, July 23, 2019Iowa's second Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses class graduates
"Des Moines Area Community College, along with Iowa’s 14 other community colleges, today announced the completion of the second Iowa class of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. The 36 scholars from across the state represent a diverse range of business and industry. The 100-hour curriculum, delivered through a blend of online and in-person learning, was hosted at the DMACC Ankeny Campus. …"
Monday, July 22, 2019DMACC cited as example about ways colleges use analytics to increase student success
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) used analytics to investigate attrition among new students. Administrators confirmed that placing students into developmental courses based on entrance exam scores often caused them to drop out. Disheartened students paying full tuition but not gaining college credit would simply quit. Guided by this knowledge, DMACC offers a college readiness class and counseling to prepare future students for full admission the next semester. DMACC also uses inexpensive online refresher classes for students with low English or math placement test scores, instead of requiring semester-long, no-credit developmental classes …"
Monday, July 22, 2019Four DMACC students from DSM area are finalists in Chip Ganassi Racing internship
We Are Iowa
"DMACC students who are selected for the internship will spend 8-10 weeks at CGR Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., where they will have the opportunity to work on current NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racecars alongside professional racing industry technicians. …"
Friday, July 19, 2019Live at the Iowa Speedway with DMACC
"Meet the DMACC Automotive students who are the finalists for the Chip Ganassi Racing internship in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was broadcast live at the Iowa Speedway. …"
Thursday, July 18, 2019Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bon Appétit!
"Iowa Public Television presented an exclusive live stream of Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!, an opera by Lee Hoiby being produced through a partnership between the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College and Des Moines Metro Opera. Based on a televised cooking lesson by Julia Child, the opera features acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle portraying the master chef herself as she prepares Le Gateau au Chocolate l’Eminence Brune (a chocolate cake). …"
Tuesday, July 16, 2019DMACC names Isley Vice President of Academic Affairs
"Isley, who had been the academic dean of business, management and information technology for the past six years, replaces Scott Ocken, who is retiring at the end of this year. …"
Thursday, July 11, 2019Nailing it: Construction camp inspires girls
Iowa Department of Education
"After earning her associate degree, Kiya enrolled in a welding class at Des Moines Area Community College. Her instructor saw her potential and encouraged her to check out the plumbers and steamfitters. …"
Tuesday, July 09, 2019DMACC athletes earn academic all-America honors
Boone News Republican
"Five Des Moines Area Community College athletic teams and 33 student-athletes earned all-academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association …"
Monday, July 08, 2019'Bon Appetit!': An Operatic Take On Julia Child's Cooking
Iowa Public Radio
"Julia Child is famed for her ground-breaking cooking show that brought French cuisine to everyday Americans in an accessible and approachable way. Now, Child's legacy is the subject of a short "Opera 'Bon Appetit,'" produced in partnership with Des Moines Metro Opera and the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Monday, July 01, 2019How to be civil online
Carroll Times Herald
"The theme of civility was the main focus of an “Incivility of Social Media” panel, which was co-sponsored by CHARACTER COUNTS! and Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll. The event was hosted at Carroll’s DMACC campus on June 19.
Panel members included:
— Jen Schulte, DMACC instructor …"
Friday, June 28, 2019Take a Closer Look at Jenny Foster, Academic Dean, Industry & Technology, DMACC
"Jenny Foster knows firsthand the challenges and rewards in finishing a degree program while working full time. Throughout her career, she has gone back to school several times to improve her credentials, most recently earning a doctorate in education leadership from Iowa State University. In her new role as DMACC’s academic dean for industry and technology, Foster oversees more than two dozen high-demand career programs ranging from advanced manufacturing and tool and die to building trades and web development, automotive technology, welding and horticulture. …"
Thursday, June 27, 2019All in the family: They value education
Carroll Times Herald
"The month kicked off with daughter Jaycie Williams receiving her culinary arts degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny on May 1. DMACC awarded Jaycie, one of the top graduates in her class, a monthlong trip to France where she visited Michelin four-star restaurants and served an apprenticeship under a French chef who has his own restaurant and hotel. Jaycie, a 2017 Carroll High graduate, returned home June 5. She lives in Ankeny, where she’s a decorator at Main Street Bakery, and is eyeing a career in cooking.
Son Trevor Williams graduated Sunday, May 19, from Carroll High School, and he plans to attend DMACC in Ankeny for EMT paramedic training.
But maybe the family’s standout achievement of the month occurred on Monday night, May 6, when Joel and Tammy got to watch each other walk across the stage in the Carroll High gym to receive their college diplomas — Tammy, a liberal arts degree from DMACC Carroll Campus, and Joel, a bachelor of arts degree from Buena Vista University with majors in business-entrepreneurship concentration and psychology …"
Thursday, June 27, 2019I AM PTK: Mouhamad Diallo
Phi Theta Kappa
"At 26, Mouhamad S. Diallo has already been published in research journals three times — the first while he was attending Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Iowa. It’s rare for a community college student to be published in a national academic journal; for Mouhamad, it put him one step closer to his goal of conducting graduate research at the University of California at Berkeley, where he starts this fall. …"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019Education Iowa: Van Meter Vision and Edge Pledge
Des Moines Partnership
"By emphasizing life ready skills as much as academic skills and through quality partnerships with neighboring districts and DMACC, Van Meter CSD has been able to give students in grades K-12 opportunities to collaborate, communicate, create, solve complex problems and preserve and think globally. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Full-Ride Scholarships Now Available For Lincoln Corridor Computer Languages Students
"A very unique and lucrative opportunity is now available through the Rural Forge Scholarship program. The collaboration between Accenture and Corteva Agriscience will provide $7,500 to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) computer language students. Provost, Joel Lundstrom, says the more than $185,000 in scholarships will be available to those living in an area dubbed the Lincoln Corridor …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Notes: Road America race delivers 1.1 million viewers on NBC
"DMACC students selected for the internship will spend 8-10 weeks at the CGR shop in Indianapolis, where they will have the opportunity to work on NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship cars alongside the team’s professionals. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Nature Doesn't Judge
"Riggs returned to school at Des Moines Area Community College to study more about science and the environment, which led to an internship with a water quality education program at Iowa State University and eventually to a position with DMACC’s Urban Campus as its sustainability coordinator. …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019Teen Job-Training Program Brightens Futures
"That’s where Des Moines Area Community College’s Summer Youth Experience Program (SYEP) seeks to provide work-readiness training and workplace experience for youths as young as 14. Participants are then placed with an area employer for eight weeks. In cooperation with DMACC, the Evelyn K. Davis Center has a community committee–many members are retired educators–that played a big role in developing SYEP, especially for youths who face racial, social or other barriers to employment …"
Tuesday, June 25, 2019DMACC to offer automotive internships with Chip Ganassi Racing
"Des Moines Area Community College announced it is partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing and Iowa Speedway on a new internship program available exclusively to students in DMACC’s automotive program. Students who are selected for the internship will spend eight to 10 weeks at CGR headquarters in Indianapolis, where they will have the opportunity to …"
Monday, June 24, 2019Nearly 400 arts educators gather for inaugural education summit
Des Moines Register
"They were also ready to teach their own students in schools across Iowa many of the other lessons from the conference June 20 at the Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. The inaugural summit drew nearly 400 arts educators, administrators and teaching artists to learn more about the new Iowa Fine Arts Standards, which were adopted statewide in 2017. …"
Monday, June 24, 2019Exclusive Internship for DMACC Automotive Students
""This internship is an incredible opportunity for DMACC Automotive students who are passionate about rading and driven to work in the industry," said Jerry Burns, DMACC Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) and Automotive Technology Chairpoerson and Professor. …"
Friday, June 21, 20192019 DART ROADeo with DMACC
We Are Iowa
"What happens when a tv host gets in a DART bus to race a community college president? A lot of fun. …"
Monday, June 17, 2019In Jefferson, governor spotlights DMACC tech scholarships
Carroll Times Herald
"Starting in fall 2019, Corteva will fund 25 scholarships — a total of $187,500 — for students in Des Moines Area Community College’s Computer Languages program, where they will receive computer science training. Upon completing their studies, select graduates will participate in a four-month commercial software development training program at a new office Pillar Technologies — which is now owned by Accenture — is opening in September. …"
Friday, June 14, 2019ICI culinary students attend Beef 101 workshop
KTIC Radio Ag Blog
"Culinary students from the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) learned about the beef industry and beef cuts at a Beef 101 educational workshop hosted by the Iowa Beef Industry Council (IBIC) on April 17, 2019. …"
Tuesday, June 11, 2019Bears Hire New Baseball Coach
Boone News Republican
"Des Moines Area Community College athletics director B.J. McGinn announced the hiring of Nic Mishler as the school’s new baseball coach. …"
Monday, June 10, 2019A one-of-a-kind center focusing on "Live Well. Be Well."
Local 5 - We Are Iowa
"The Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Des Moines Area Community College, Story County, and Heartland Senior Services have partnered with the city to contribute their expertise and services. …"
Thursday, June 06, 20192019 Forbes list of "America's Best Employers by State" (DMACC ranked #29 in Iowa)
"The University of Iowa, Vermeer, the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and General Mills top the list of Iowa’s 31 best employers according to Forbes, as the publication released its Best Employers by State 2019 list. The list includes organizations based in Iowa and out of state. Iowa-based companies that made the list are Vermeer, Grinnell Mutual, Principal Financial Group, Hy-Vee, Wells Enterprises, UnityPoint Health, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Fareway; municipalities and schools are the University of Iowa and its hospital system, the city of Des Moines, the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa State University, Davenport Community School District and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, June 06, 2019Corteva partners with Accenture to provide scholarships in rural Iowa
Clay and Milk
"Corteva Agriscience announced yesterday plans to fund 25 scholarships for students in Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC) Computer Languages program.
Starting in fall 2019, the Rural Forge Scholarships will provide selected students with $7,500 each. …"
Wednesday, June 05, 2019Building Iowa's robotics workforce
"When robotics and electronics engineering students at Des Moines Area Community College are called on by recruiters, they’re often hearing from folks who graduated from a similar two-year program who are now pulling in six-figure salaries at Iowa manufacturing companies. …"
Monday, June 03, 2019Graduation from Des Moines' Hoover High marks a shared day of hope for refugee and her family
Des Moines Register
"When Thein learned she’d earned a scholarship from the Des Moines Area Community College Foundation, the two rejoiced.
“I think what’s making her the most successful is her drive,” Stribling said. “She really is a hard worker.”
Even after she’d locked in plans to attend DMACC, Thein stopped in weekly, “even if it was to give a hug and say hi,” Stribling said. ”She’s a caring, gentle spirit. A lot of our ELL students are. They really support each other.” …"
Monday, June 03, 2019Bill Colwell Ford Recognizes IAD Foundation for Education Scholarship Recipient, Devin Schafer
Bill Colwell Ford
"The Iowa Automobile Dealers (IAD) Foundation for Education awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Devin Schafer of Des Moines, Iowa. Bill Colwell Ford in Hudson recommended Schafer, who is enrolled in the Ford ASSET program at Des Moines Area Community College, for the scholarship. Devin graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and is the son of Diane and Scott Schafer. He is currently employed at Bill Colwell Ford as a Technician while attending school. …"
Monday, June 03, 201910 best summer jobs for college students
"While the role of Front Desk Agent still comes with its challenges, there’s sure to be less crawling involved. "I gained a lot of independence and confidence within my work when stationed at the front desk by myself," said former Sheraton Front Desk Agent and Des Moines Area Community College student Vanessa Huerta. "I was forced to think quickly under pressure in many situations; something that I still use today. Patience is key. " …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019DMACC Urban Campus begins renovation and expansion project
"Des Moines Area Community College broke ground this morning for the first phase of a $24 million expansion and renovation of the DMACC Urban Campus in Des Moines. Muddy conditions kept the ceremony inside, …"
Wednesday, May 29, 2019DMACC promotes Foster to dean of Industry & Technology Division
"Des Moines Area Community College has appointed Jennifer Foster as academic dean for industry and technology. In her new role, Foster will be the districtwide chief administrative officer of departments and programs within the Industry & Technology Division beginning July 1. …"