DMACC in the News

October 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Harvesting the Champion Seeds Big Show Corn Cam plot at DMACC
"One of the unique things about DMACC is they operate a fully-functioning farm, so this guy is waiting for that harvested corn to become lunch, the purest form of value-added agriculture …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Perry’s Alexis Bixler takes lead role in DMACC Boone fall production
The Perry News
"Alexis Bixler of Perry has a starring role in the current Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) production of “Funny Little Thing Called Love,” set to be staged Nov. 1-2 at the DMACC Boone Campus. …"
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Facebook 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, 2019
Manufacturing 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, 2019
Students challenged to find their own success at UNI leadership conference
The Courier
"But Garcia got busy learning the language of his new country at Des Moines Area Community College while working as a hotel dishwasher. “It took me …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Iowa Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - from an Iowa small business owner
Farmboy Inc.
"Earlier this year I was introduced to a program through Des Moines Area Community College – Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Facebook 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, 2019
Facebook 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. …"
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Next We Include series at DMACC will be panel discussion on LGBTQ+ inclusivity
CBC Online
"The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Carroll campus of Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is hosting the next installment in the We Include series next week. …"
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
STEM festival for kids planned at DMACC's Ankeny Campus
WHO News Radio
"Plans are underway for a big event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny this month to introduce kids to STEM careers. …"
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Supervisors 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, 2019
Annual 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, 2019
Creating valuable partnerships to combat the growing digital skills gap
Training Magazine
"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. …"
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Non-profit works to narrow the workforce gap between retail industry and people with disabilites
"Disability Rights Iowa is focusing on the fashion retail industry Wednesday and they are collaborating with the DMACC Fashion Institute to both encourage those with disabilities to apply for jobs in the fashion and retail industry but also encourage designers to develop disability-friendly clothes that are both comfortable and fashionable. …"
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Two 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, 2019
INLA 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, 2019
Goldman Sachs Small Business program looking for applicants
Marion Times
"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, 2019
DMACC celebrates grand re-opening of larger Evelyn K. Davis Center
Business Record
"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, 2019
ciLive to feature everything from “Napoleon Dynamite” to Harley Davidson
Business Record
"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, 2019
Master Gardener program provides produce for local food pantry
Newton Daily News
"The Jasper County Master Gardeners “Growing Together Donation Garden” site is made possible by in-kind support from the Des Moines Area Community College Newton Campus. …"
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Grand 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. …"
September 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Breaking barriers: African American Museum honors Simon Estes for lifetime of achievements
The Gazette
"“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.” …"
Friday, September 27, 2019
You can step up your kitchen skills with these fall cooking classes at DMACC
Des Moines Register
"Iowa Culinary Institute is offering plenty of short classes this fall at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny and Newton campuses where you can learn new kitchen skills like making holiday treats. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Honored 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, 2019
Degrees of Debt: 529 plans becoming increasingly popular for parents saving for child's college
Des Moines Register
""If you're thinking about saving for a son or daughter's education, it's absolutely admirable, but you don't want to just begin the process in high school," said Ean Freels, financial aid director at Des Moines Area Community College. "You want to start saving as soon as you possibly can." …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Volunteers donate time, new landscaping to Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City
"It was part of their annual Day of Service project. Students from Kirkwood Community College and Des Moines Area Community College added to the dozens of volunteers worked around the building to help beautify the front and back. …"
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Vet finds career in nursing as fulfilling as military
McFarland Thistle
"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, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
Latino 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. …"
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
These fall dining events are created by Iowa Culinary Institute alumni and instructors
Des Moines Register
"DMACC has three dining events coming up this fall for your dining enjoyment. Enjoy up to three uniquely themed tasting dinners created by chef-alumni and staff members of Iowa Culinary Institute at the Ankeny campus located at 2006 S. Ankeny Boulevard in Building 7. …"
Monday, September 23, 2019
Bringing tech jobs to rural Iowa
Farm Progress
"Tech partners in the Jefferson Forge initiative have increased, with Facebook recently announcing it is providing digital marketing scholarships for DMACC students. …"
Friday, September 20, 2019
NOTEBOOK: Words of wisdom from DMACC Small Business Award winners
Business Record
"Representatives of six companies took the stage at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny Sept. 10 to accept various Small Business Awards from Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Kosovo president in Des Moines for event
iHeart Radio
"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, 2019
Local 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, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
Ames 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, 2019
Helicopter 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. …"
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
First Corteva Agriscience-funded rural scholarship awarded for computer languages program
High Plains Journal
"Corteva Agriscience, together with Des Moines Area Community College, has awarded the first of 25 scholarships created as part of a pilot program to train rural-based students in high-value, high-demand software development and technology skills. …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Melody Bethards named Excellence in Simulation Award winner
EMS World
"iSimulate announced Sept. 3 that Melody Bethards, MSN, EdD(c), RN, CNE, CHSE, simulation coordinator at Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa, has been named the winner of the 2019 iSimulate Excellence in Simulation Award. …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Jefferson draws a crowd at Rural Forge opening
Business Record
"The new remote office for Pillar employees is designed to bring tech jobs to the county and offer a future technology Forge Academy in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and Corteva Agriscience, which pledged $187,500 toward 25 computer science scholarships.  …"
Monday, September 09, 2019
Nevada High School is first in Story County to offer Registered Apprenticeship Program
Ames Tribune
"Gross said Nevada school district has a welding workshop on-site, and has been offering welding classes through Des Moines Area Community College for about four years. …"
Sunday, September 08, 2019
Reynolds: Jefferson initiative to bring high-tech jobs to rural Iowa could be model for nation
Des Moines Register
"Tech partners in the initiative grew Saturday, with Facebook announcing it's providing student digital marketing scholarships for Des Moines Area Community College students that leaders estimate will total about $100,000. …"
Saturday, September 07, 2019
New Technology Hub Offers a Unique Opportunity to Rural Students
"Corteva in partnership with DMACC created the Rural Scholarship program committing $187,500 to support 25 scholarships to qualifying applicants …"
Friday, September 06, 2019
PHS building-trades students in field Friday at future home site
The Perry News
"The new Perry High School Building Trades Program is off and running, with PHS students and teachers gathering at the construction site Friday morning near 12th Street and Otley Avenue. …"
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Gov. Reynolds says Jefferson should be proud of their economic development efforts days before community celebrates Forge open house
cbc online
"When up and running, the Forge will assist businesses across the country incorporate advanced technologies that will improve operations, customer experiences and more. Corteva is providing scholarships for 25 students at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to prepare them for internships at the Forge, and the Tech Initiative is creating training programs at Greene County Community Schools. …"
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Job changes in digital learning
Inside Higher Ed
"Thomas Ayers, dean of information technology at Broward College, in Florida, has been chosen as dean for online learning at Des Moines Area Community College, in Iowa. …"
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Volunteer tutors needed at DMACC Adult Literacy Center
Business Record
"The Adult Literacy Center at the DMACC Urban Campus is in need of volunteer tutors, Des Moines Area Community College announced this week. …"
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Iowa teen goes from homeless to first high school graduation in her family
"The 18-year-old graduate of Des Moines Hoover High School, and current student at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), didn't have an easy path to become the first high school graduate in her family. …"
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
Adult Literacy Center in Des Moines recruiting volunteers
WHO Radio
"Training will be conducted at Des Moines Area Community College-Urban Campus, Building One. …"
August 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Local small business owners graduate Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program
Nebraska City News Express
"“DMACC has enjoyed leading this statewide effort working with the Goldman Sachs Foundation to improve the economic prospects of small businesses. This important program advances the State of Iowa, our communities, and the growth of participating companies. Our team looks forward to continuing to bring 10,000 Small Businesses to Iowa’s business community” stated Rob Denson, DMACC President. …"
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Rachel Erkkila joins Boone DMACC as Associate Provost
Nebraska City News
"In July, DMACC hired former DMACC Director of Enrollment Services and Registrar Rachel Erkkila to be the new Associate Provost of the DMACC Boone campus. In her new position, Erkkila now plays a supportive role for Boone students and staff. …"
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Ossian to speak about WWII home front of Iowa at Library
Daily Nonpareil
"Ossian is an associate professor of history at Des Moines Area Community College. She has conducted research on Iowa during the early Depression era along with the WW II home front years. …"
Friday, August 30, 2019
DMACC names Scott Schultz new academic dean of SEMSS department
Business Record
"DMACC named Scott Schultz as academic dean in the newly created science, engineering, math and social sciences (SEMSS) program at DMACC. Schultz will be the districtwide chief administrative officer of academic departments over DMACC’s STEM Fields. He previously led the STEM Talent Institute at Delta College for the past four years.  …"
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
DMACC begins free DART bus service for all students, staff
Business Record
"DMACC students, faculty and staff can now ride free on DART buses, under a new agreement between the community college and DART. …"
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
DART offers free rides for DMACC students, staff
We Are Iowa
"DMACC students and staff will be able to ride a DART bus for free around the Metro. …"
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Employer Innovation Fund awards $400,000 to 13 employers across Iowa
Clay and Milk
"The grant will provide support for 3 students, who are currently employees of Ruan, to participate in DMACC’s Employer Sponsored Technology Pathway program that will include two parts of the Code DSM training. …"
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Des Moines Area Community College partners with the UI to increase diversity
The Daily Iowan
"Along with funding from the National Science Foundation, the UI has partnered with the Des Moines Area Community College to increase diversity among mathematics teachers, primarily within high-need school districts. …"
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
DMACC VanKirk Academy celebrates start of school with first-ever Tacopalooza
Perry Chief
"People from all around the community of Perry and elsewhere flocked to the DMACC Perry VanKirk Academy building Monday, Aug. 26 to catch some great food at Tacopalooza. …"
Monday, August 26, 2019
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses seeks next Iowa class
Business Record
"The program, provided through the state’s 15 community colleges and led by Des Moines Area Community College, helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. …"
Monday, August 26, 2019
Keturah's confidence and abilities grow
Easter Seals Iowa
"Keturah’s mom, Kathy, is incredibly proud of all that Keturah has been able to accomplish. Keturah has experience as a page at the Iowa State Capitol, has volunteered extensive hours at the VA Hospital, and now works in the dean’s office at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Friday, August 23, 2019
Perry DMACC Tacopalooza contest set for Monday evening
The Perry News
"Diaz said local taco vendors will vie for  the title of best tacos in Perry, with DMACC students and the public will be able to cast their votes for their favorite tacos between 4-6 p.m. at the VanKirk Academy at 1011 Second St. in downtown Perry. …"
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Consortium launches training program, apprenticeship for health care workers
Business Record
"The program, designed to address the shortage of front-line community health workers, is the result of a multiyear collaboration with the Iowa Community Health Worker Alliance, Iowa Workforce Development and Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Job training that puts people - and their community - back on track
The Christian Science Monitor
"The center is open to anyone – and clients include students at the Des Moines Area Community College as well as residents throughout the region. …"
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
IPTV Presents Conversations with Presidential Candidates Hosted by DMACC with former Vice President Joe Biden
Iowa Press
"IPTV Presents Conversations with Presidential Candidates Hosted by DMACC continues August 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the Building 6 auditorium at DMACC’s Ankeny campus with guest former Vice President Joe Biden (D). This Iowa Public Television series of presidential candidate forums is hosted in collaboration with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). …"
Monday, August 19, 2019
UI, DMACC partner in project to train more diverse math teachers
Business Record
"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, 2019
Program 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, 2019
On 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. …"
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Dine at this Ankeny restaurant and enjoy an experience created by culinary arts students
Des Moines Register
"A new lunch option will open in Ankeny in September. Bistro at the Iowa Culinary Institute, a gourmet lunch experience prepared by DMACC Culinary students, reopens Sept. 4 on Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny campus at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd., Building 7. …"
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
UI, DMACC join together to increase diversity in math education
University of Iowa News
"The University of Iowa and DMACC will work together to recruit underrepresented students into math education through Noyce scholarship opportunities. …"
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, 2019
A look inside the renovated two-story Waterloo Career Center
WCF Courier
"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. …"
Saturday, August 10, 2019
ADM graduate a finalist for internship with Chip Ganassi Racing
Nebraska City News-Press
"DMACC has partnered with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and Iowa Speedway on a new internship program available exclusively to DMACC Automotive Program students. …"
Friday, August 09, 2019
DMACC 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, 2019
DMACC welcomes 28 Kosovo students to Des Moines
Business Record
"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 …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Small business course helping Iowans weigh next steps extended to another year
Des Moines Register
"The program's leaders partnered with DMACC and the state's other community colleges. The colleges worked with local economic development employees to identity small business owners they believed would be good candidates. …"
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Des Moines, a Growing City with a Wine Scene to Match
Wine Enthusiast
"Winefest also offers scholarships to second-year students at the Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College, and also helps to cover costs for …"
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Women from Kosovo to study energy programs at DMACC
Radio Iowa
"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, 2019
Forge 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, 2019
DMACC honors small businesses
Business Record
"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, 2019
Iowa’s Deputy Ag Secretary Talks Conservation, Cover Crops
KIWA Radio
"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, 2019
Kingsbury 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. …"
July 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Senior Master Technician certification earned by Fleetside Ford employee
Osceola Sentinal-Tribune
"To earn the certification Dredge took online training courses and then went to a real classroom at Des Moines Area Community College for more hands-on training. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DMACC awards 700 students with ‘Last Dollar Scholarship’ program
"Des Moines Area Community College is awarding hundreds of students with a ‘Last Dollar Scholarship’ for the upcoming fall semester. …"
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
DMACC women's hoops adds coach
Boone News
"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. …"
Monday, July 29, 2019
DMACC students finalists for new CGR internship
Newton Daily News
"Four DMACC Automotive Program students have been selected as finalists for a new internship program with Chip Ganassi Racing and Iowa Speedway. …"
Saturday, July 27, 2019
ADM 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, 2019
Kirkwood, other Iowa community colleges, awarding hundreds of Last-Dollar scholarships
The Gazette
"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. …"
Friday, July 26, 2019
Three students win big after scholarship competition expands
NaturaLawn of America
"Cole Madsen of Iowa was selected as the second recipient of the award. Mr. Madsen is a college sophomore, studying turf management at Des Moines Area Community College. …"
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Last-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, 2019
Iowa's second Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses class graduates
Business Record
"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, 2019
DMACC cited as example about ways colleges use analytics to increase student success
eCampus News
"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, 2019
Four 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. …"