Articles by: Halle Reynolds

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Ankeny sees spike in gun violence

April 27, 2022 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Ankeny, Iowa has famously been regarded as a safe, friendly community conveniently located minutes outside of the state’s capital city of Des Moines. Home to Des Moines Area Community College’s largest campus and known for its family-centric neighborhoods and events, Ankeny has become a hot-spot for growing families and thoseRead More

For low-risk births, look beyond traditional care

For low-risk births, look beyond traditional care

April 27, 2022 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Preparing to become a first-time parent (or second, third, and so on for that matter) and the events leading up to that big day when you finally attain parental status can be incredibly daunting. Being a mother myself, I can lend my own first-hand experience when it comes to vouchingRead More

Free professional clothing was offered at an event organized by the Evelyn K. Davis Center at the Ankeny DMACC campus, Building 5, on Friday, April 1. Photo by Halle Reynolds.

Event offers free professional clothing through Evelyn K. Davis Center

April 4, 2022 at 11:31 am 0 comments

The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families held on Friday its first-ever pop-up event for their Men on the Move program, a free community resource that allows men a chance to obtain new and gently used professional attire for building their “career closet” without spending a penny. The eventRead More

Sarah Bogaards of the Des Moines Business Record

Former Chronicle editor joins Des Moines Business Record

March 23, 2022 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

For many college graduates, finding a full-time job relating to their major can be a long, stressful journey. For DMACC and Drake journalism graduate Sarah Bogaards, her college experience helped lead directly into a job as a reporter for the Des Moines Business Record. Sarah, who graduated from DMACC inRead More

Librarian Emma Adams

Librarian Emma Adams

February 4, 2022 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Halle Reynolds speaks to Public Services Librarian Emma Adams about what you can find at the DMACC Ankeny Library.

The DMACC cybersecurity response team prepares for a call with the FBI around 9:30 a.m., June 5, to discuss the ransomware attack. 
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How DMACC fought back: The ransomware attack explained

December 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

Note: Names have been changed to protect the identity of the cyberattack response team. Summer classes were only one week underway when Robert Schmidt, a senior member of the DMACC technology team, received a notification on his phone indicating suspicious activity within DMACC’s database.  Several accounts were found to beRead More

First lady Jill Biden speaks at the FFA Building on the Ankeny DMACC Campus Wednesday, Sept. 15. Photo courtesy Dan Ivis.

First lady advocates child tax credits at DMACC

September 17, 2021 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

First lady Jill Biden appeared on DMACC’s Ankeny campus at the FFA Enrichment Center on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to endorse a new Child Tax Credit, which appeared for a third time in the bank accounts of Iowans this week.  A limited audience of roughly 30 people consisting of Des MoinesRead More