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 DMACC in the News

May 2017
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
KCIM
"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
KCIM
"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. …"
Friday, April 21, 2017
Surrounded by Plenty, Many College Students Are Going Hungry
Iowa Public Radio
"The HOPE Lab was behind one of the national studies, which involved 33,000 community college students at 70 schools in 24 states. Des Moines Area Community College was one of the cooperating institutions. DMACC’s interim executive director of student services, Wade Robinson, says administrators are keeping a close lookout for students showing signs they’re underfed. …"
Friday, April 21, 2017
Prometheus Awards honor Ames, Engelmann, Advanced Analytical Technologies
Business Record
"The LWBJ Prometheus Awards named Ames the Technology Community of the Year, for attracting new tech developments that have taken advantage of the programs of Iowa State University, the ISU Research Park, the Des Moines Area Community College Hunziker Academy, and the support of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. …"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DMACC takes on much bigger role in TSA training
iHeart Radio
"TSA agents from nearly 300 airports could soon be looking toward a Des Moines school to advance their careers. The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. DMACC will soon be one of just two schools in the nation to offer a Homeland Security Certificate. …"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DMACC Adds Two New Certificates For Healthcare IT
1380 KCIM
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) has announced the addition of two new certificate programs to help working people meet the medical industry’s demand for healthcare Information Technology skills. …"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Waukee Student Designs Dress worn at DMACC Fashion Gala
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Fashion/Design student Daniela Vazquez (left) of West Des Moines models an outfit designed by Paige Amdahl (right) of Waukee at the “Mixed Messages Fashion Gala” held April 14 at West End Architectural Salvage in downtown Des Moines. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
TSA Set to Expand its Partnership with DMACC
WHO TV
"The Transportation Security Administration is making a big announcement Wednesday at the Des Moines International Airport on the expansion of its partnership with Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Airport Security Officers Nationwide Will Be Eligible for Courses from DMACC
Iowa Public Radio
"The Transportation Security Administration and Des Moines Area Community College are expanding a training program that’s been in place since 2011. DMACC will now offer homeland security courses to TSA officers across much of the nation. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Christina Moffatt Receives DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award
Greater Des Moines Partnership
"Greater Des Moines Partnership Director of Small Business Development Christina Moffatt has won the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Outstanding Alumni Award. …"
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
DMACC to expand TSA training to officers in other states
Radio Iowa
"Des Moines Area Community College is taking on a larger role in the advanced training program offered to the officers who provide security at the nation’s airports. The Acting Deputy Administrator of the TSA, Fred Stein, announced today at the Des Moines airport that D-MACC will now provide the training for officers in 35 states covering 285 airports. …"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Statewide immigration reform coalition launches
Business Record
"A statewide group of Iowa business, faith and community leaders on Monday launched the Iowa Coalition for Immigration Reform. The organization, sponsored by the New American Economy, calls for national immigration reform policies that take into account the benefits that immigrants bring to the state. Among the coalition's 18 leaders are Bankers Trust CEO Suku Radia, Des Moines Bishop Richard Pates and Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson. …"
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
DMACC opens Small Business Awards apps
Business Record
"Des Moines Area Community College has opened applications for its Small Business Awards. Categories include Most Innovative, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Dennis Albaugh Award, Top Growth Company and Small Business of the Year. Applications are due June 30. …"
Friday, April 14, 2017
New Presidents and Provosts:
Inside Higher Ed
"Joe DeHart, executive director of institutional effectiveness at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been selected as provost of the college's Newton Campus. Laura L. Douglas, provost at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa, has been appointed president of Bristol Community College, in Massachusetts. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
DMACC student awarded 'life-changing' scholarship worth up to $320K
Des Moines Register
"Rashida Anderson-Abdullah is an accomplished student at DMACC’s Ankeny campus with dreams of becoming a state legislator. But exactly how pay for the education needed to achieve those dreams hung in limbo as the second-year student's graduation date loomed. Until Thursday. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
DC-G grad speaks to DMACC Board of Directors
Dallas County News
"Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) West Campus student Kaehlin Terry of West Des Moines speaks to the DMACC Board of Directors during their annual meeting at the West Campus. Terry, who is a graduate of Dallas Center-Grimes High School, is president of the West Campus Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society chapter and a member of the DMACC Honors Program. She plans to transfer to Willamette University in Salem, Ore. to major in Archaeology with a minor in Anthropology. …"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Hazardous Waste Day Encourages Residents To Dispose of Dangerous Materials Safely
cbc online
"The Carroll County Solid Waste Management Commission and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) are urging residents to dispose of dangerous substances by taking advantage of Household Hazardous Materials Day later this month. The event to dispose of unsafe chemicals will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. in DMACC’s Carroll campus parking lot. Commission Director, Mary Wittry, says identifying a hazardous waste only takes a moment. …"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
DMACC Reaches $1 Million Mark In Scholarships
cbc online
"The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation recently announced they reached the $1 million mark in scholarships awarded to students during the 2016-17 school year. More than 1,600 students at DMACC’s six campuses and six learning centers have benefitted from this record-setting achievement. Foundation Executive Director, Tara Connolly, says their ability to reach this milestone is the result of hours …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
At 69, this DMACC instructor is still climbing
Business Record
" 69-year-old Des Moines Area Community College instructor leads the largest stair climb team this year during the American Lung Association in Iowa's 2017 Fight For Air Climb on April 9. Buzz Hoffman, a criminal justice instructor, coaches more than 100 members of …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
DMACC Foundation to award milestone $1 million in scholarships
Newton Daily News
"The Des Moines Area Community College Foundation awarded $1 million in scholarships to DMACC students during the 2016-17 school year. …"
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Four Iowa State students named Goldwater Scholars
Iowa State University News Service
"He transferred to ISU from Des Moines Area Community College, where he co-authored a scholarly article in Physics Letters A while working with an …"
March 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
$10,000 DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Award Available To Student And Alumni Business Owners
KCIM
"Iowa business owners who are currently students at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) or are an alumnus who has completed 12 credit hours or more are eligible to enter for a chance to win the $10,000 prize in the DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition. …"
Friday, March 31, 2017
Dallas County Farm gives DMACC students real-life experience
Dallas County News
"The Dallas County Farm, north of Adel, works as a tool for DMACC students interested in the agriculture business. Whether students are linked to a family farm, or envision themselves owning a private farm one day – the Dallas County Farm resides as the hub of potential experience for future farmers. …"
Thursday, March 30, 2017
http://www.newtondailynews.com/2017/03/29/newton-dmacc-provost-hosting-open-house-next-week/at5iv9r/
Newton Daily News
"Community members will get a chance to meet new DMACC Newton Campus Provost Joe DeHart next Thursday when he hosts a reception and open house at the college. …"
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Two Iowa Authors Will Read From Their Works At Carroll DMACC Campus
KCIM
"In early April, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) will bring fiction and poetry writers to six of their campuses in the 15th annual Celebration of Literary Arts Festival. From April 3 through April 5, the authors will interact with the students and read from their works. …"
Friday, March 17, 2017
DMACC Course connects participants with community leaders
Newton Daily News
"DMACC’s “Get to Know Newton Leadership” course provides enrollees with a valuable glimpse into the civic underpinnings of a city with no shortage of leaders. The leadership course connects students with elected officials, board members, executive directors and more. Once a week for a two-month stretch, community leaders share insight and tell stories to participants. …"
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Iowans Challenge Aging with Ingenuity
Public News Service
"The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge is the combined effort of AARP, Des Moines Area Community College, Edgewater senior living and Aging Resources of Central Iowa. …"
Monday, March 13, 2017
Annual job fair returns to Newton
Newton Daily News
"For seven years, the Newton Development Corporation, Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Goodwill Career Connection Center have collaborated to coordinate the event. This year, the job fair is slated for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the Newton DMACC Campus in the Conference Center. …"
Friday, March 10, 2017
Iowa Wine Growers Association honors members
Wallaces Farmer
"Mid-American Wine Competition was presented the 2017 Outstanding Industry Partner of the Year Award. The Mid-American Wine Competition began in 2007 and is held annually in July at Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny. The competition is open to commercial wineries from 18 different states. In 2016, more than 600 wines were judged, with 96 wineries receiving awards. …"
Thursday, March 09, 2017
DMACC Fall Registration Right Around The Corner
KNIA/KRLS
"Des Moines Area Community College will have fall registration starting April 3rd and running through April 19th for prospective student interested in furthering their education. …"
Thursday, March 09, 2017
DMACC tool helps students plan careers
Newton Daily News
"Des Moines Area Community College recently added an online planning tool that aims to help students more efficiently earn a degree called Degree Works Planner. …"
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
City OKs up to $6M in TIF funds for DMACC Maytag campus
Newton Daily News
"Up to $6 million in city tax increment finance assistance was approved for the DMACC Maytag Campus on Monday. City council gave the go ahead to help DMACC make capital investments and renovations that enhance the long-term viability and economic relevance of the campus. …"
Friday, March 03, 2017
Council to consider $1.5M tax rebate for DMACC
Newton Daily News
"A $1.5 million tax rebate to DMACC for the former Maytag headquarters will be discussed at the city council meeting on Monday. …"
Thursday, March 02, 2017
NOTEBOOK: Ride the rocket, innovate
Business Record
"Ken Mattingly stopped by Des Moines Area Community College's West Campus Wednesday afternoon to encourage students and some other fans of space travel to always innovate. His appearance was part of ciWeek8, a week of innovative speakers ranging from sound engineer Greg Russell of "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" fame to beatbox champion Kaila Mullady. …"
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Apollo astronauts on new mission in Iowa: to educate
RadioIowa
"Only 24 men have flown to the Moon — all of them Americans — and two of them are in central Iowa this week, trying to inspire college students to look skyward. Apollo astronauts Ken Mattingly and Al Worden are headlining Celebrate Innovation Week at Des Moines Area Community College. …"