DMACC Pioneers

​Welcome to the DMACC Pioneers website

Established in 1994​, the DMACC Pioneers are a group of retired faculty and staff who provide continued service to the College. Reconnect with former employees and remain informed on developments at DMACC – join us for an upcoming program meeting!​

DMACC Pioneers Ready to Assist Students​

Pioneers sitting at welcome table in Urban
Robin Zimmerman (L) and​ Diana Birkenholtz (R)
Welcome Desk at Urban​ Campus
Pioneers sitting at welcome table in Ankeny
Bonnie McBee (L) and Warren Pitcher (R)
Welcome Desk at Ankeny Campus

​​2023 Pioneer Programs

  • February 16: Valentine’s Lunch, ICI Bistro, Building #7, DMACC Ankeny Campus
  • March 9: DMACC Healthcare Simulation Center, DMACC Capital Center, Des Moines
  • April 13: How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players by John Liepa
  • May 11: DMACC Pioneers Social at WineStyles, The District, Ankeny (4-6:00 P.M.)
  • June 8: Tour and History of DMACC’s West Campus, West Des Moines
  • July: NO MEETING
  • August 10: DMACC Boone Campus and Student Activity Center Tour, Boone


*Meetings start at 11:30 A.M. unless otherwise noted.*​

Easy Way to Support Our Students &
the DMACC Pioneer Scholarship

Now you can donate on the web. Just be sure to specify the Pioneer Scholarship fund in your donation information.

Donation Form 

What Have You Been up to Since Leaving us at DMACC?

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I promise to include you in the next pioneer connection.

Contact Us

DMACC Pioneers
Phone: 515-964-6868 or 800-362-2127, option 5, ext. 6868
Address: DMACC Pioneers
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd. Bldg. 22
Ankeny, IA 50023


True Sherman 

DMACC in the '60s - This classroom was in DMACC's very first location. The space had been a grocery store before we inhabited it, and today it is home to the Iowa Christian Academy. The instructor of this class was True Sherman. True was in attendance as we unveiled a plaque at this location to commemorate our beginning during DMACC's 50th Anniversary Celebration.