DMACC hosts refugee summit

DMACC hosts refugee summit

October 23, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

On Thursday Oct. 10, DMACC hosted the Iowa refugee Summit inside Building 5 at the Ankeny DMACC campus. Over 200 professionals from various schools and businesses were present at the summit, each with the goal of learning how to better aid Iowa’s growing refugee population. Among those attending were representativesRead More

DMACC Alumni Association 5k participants  Janti Tito, 21, Liberal Arts major, second place and Riley Heilskou, 19, Health and Fitness major, first place. Photo by Christy Halverson

5k raises money for scholarships

October 4, 2019 at 11:55 am 1 comment

On a cold Saturday morning Sept. 28 at the Ankeny DMACC Campus, a large crowd gathered to compete in the annual 5k Walk/Run race hosted by Des Moines Area Community College’s Alumni Association.  The race’s path first started started inside the DMACC campus parking lot, but it soon took participantsRead More

Retired 1st Lt. Gerald Berry stands in front of his presentation in Building 5 on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter

Honored Vietnam War pilot speaks at DMACC

October 4, 2019 at 11:35 am 0 comments

“If anyone asks you who talked to you today, say that guy from Des Moines who ended the Vietnam War,” Gerald Berry began. Retired First Lieutenant Gerald “Gerry” Berry, recipient of three Distinguished Flying Crosses, spoke to a public audience in DMACC Ankeny Campus’ Building 5 about his experiences asRead More

Beto O'Rourke intervied by IPTV's David Yepsen Sept. 21. Photo by Kaleb Schlatter.

Beto O’Rourke interviewed at DMACC

September 26, 2019 at 9:11 am 0 comments

DMACC hosted Democratic Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke on Saturday, Sept. 21 for an hour-long interview with Iowa Public Television in the Building 6 auditorium.  O’Rourke spoke about myriad controversial issues, but a few topics discussed at length included student debt, gun control policy, the climate crisis,Read More

Simon Estes Fine Arts announcement, April 2019

DMACC establishes Simon Estes School of Fine Arts

September 25, 2019 at 9:59 am 0 comments

A new school year brings many changes, professors, books and of course classes. In April of this year, DMACC saw the creation of the new “Simon Estes School of Fine Arts.”  Named after famous opera singer and Iowan Simon Estes, the school sheds light on DMACC programs that have beenRead More

DMACC Criminal Justice Club. Photo by Christy Halverson

Dive Into DMACC: A closer look at some of the clubs and organizations you can find around DMACC

September 25, 2019 at 9:50 am 0 comments

Students explored clubs and organizations on campus at Dive into DMACC, Wednesday, Sept. 4, outside Building 5.  A couple-dozen different tables were set up to encourage students to explore new activities.  Here’s a quick look at a handful of those programs, organizations, resources and clubs featured that might interest you:Read More

Audio: Students react to armed security decision

Audio: Students react to armed security decision

April 29, 2019 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Board of Directors approved a resolution allowing administration to pursue new security measures, including armed personnel, on March 11. Administration is currently developing a plan set to return to the board for approval in fall 2019. Provisions of the resolution include limiting armed officers to exterior and entranceRead More

Cierra Rainey, 24, from Independence, helped design and test a LEGO rover at a NASA Space Center in Mississippi in March. Photo by Hannah Bonnett

Spring break at NASA? Yes please

April 26, 2019 at 11:38 am 0 comments

For Ankeny DMACC student Cierra Rainey, spring break was not a time of rest and relaxation as it is for most students; she was spending the week at NASA. Cierra Rainey, studying liberal arts, is planning to major in physics after transferring. She was recently chosen to participate in theRead More