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
​​Pioneer Programs

If you missed the latest virtual meetings of the DMACC Pioneers, please click on a topic below to view them here!

September 10, 2020:Lustron Homes of Des Moines, by Steve Stimmel

October 8, 2020: Let's Go Traveling, by Steve Gibbons

November 19, 2020: Iowa and the Great War - Somewhere in Iowa, Somewhere in France by Leo Landis

March 11, 2021:Automotive Row Architecture in the Western Gateway, by Steve Stimmel​​

April 8, 2021: The Green Z​one, by Linda Mason Hunter

May 13, 2021:High Trestle Bridge & Trail, by Lisa Hein

June 10, 2021:Trees Forever, by Leslie Berckes

October 14, 2021:Cybersecurity, by Jeremy Hoffman, DMACC Program Chair

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?

We would love to hear from you. Send any news to me at:

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. This space was a grocery store before we inhabited it, and today is home of the Iowa Christian Academy. The instructor of this class was True Sherman. True is 96-years-old today, and was recently in attendance as we unveiled a plaque at this location to commemorate our beginning.