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DMACC in the News: Headlines & Highlights

Posted May 23, 2024

Be sure to check out these recent stories that feature DMACC and members of our College community:

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KMAland Radio (5/23/24), "LC Alum Dermody Vital Piece of DMACC's Postseason Run​ The Des Moines Area Community College baseball team is about to play in the NJCAA Division II College World Series, thanks in large part to the left arm of Lewis Central alum JC Dermody. The 2022 KMAland Pitcher of the Year has been a key cog in the Bears' successful season. "It's a huge accomplishment," Dermody tells KMA Sports. "We knew coming into this year that we were a talented group. We want to win the last game of the year. That's what we're planning on doing" ... read more and listen to Dermody's interview.

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KWBG 1590 AM Radio (5/22/24), "Tuned In With: Drew Nelson of the DMACC Boone Campus— Drew Nelson recently joined KWBG Radio to talk about the success of DMACC's athletic programs and the student-athletes in those programs, as well as summer opportunities at DMACC and why now is a great time for students to starting moving forward with plans for the fall semester ... listen in here.​

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Carroll Times Herald (5/21/24), "​Destination Carroll: Kenyan Family Visits" — Many families travel some distance to Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus graduation to celebrate with loved ones after they have received their diplomas or certificates of specialization. But one set of parents this year went the extra mile, make that thousands of miles, to celebrate their youngest daughter’s accomplishment ... read more.​​

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Newton Daily News (5/20/24), "Area Students Graduate from DMACC" — Nicole Bunse of Baxter, left, and Evie Main of Newton, right, snap a celebratory photo together before the 2024 DMACC Metro Commencement Ceremony gets underway May 1 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Bunse and Main both received their Advanced Nurse Aide Certificate of Specialization from DMACC during the ceremony. Bunse is a graduate of the Baxter Community School District, while Main is a Newton Community Schools alum ... mo​​re here​.​

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WHO-TV NBC 13 (5/17/24), "Back the Black Campaign Helping Black Iowans with Mental Health— One in five adults in the U.S. struggle with mental illness. In the Black community, only one in three Black adults in need of mental health care receive it. In 2023, the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative created the Back the Black campaign as part of its Make It OK mental health initiative. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Black individuals are often less likely to have access to mental health care services, may lack health insurance, experience generational trauma, and in many cases, mental health simply isn’t discussed in families.​ Shawna Lindell supports Back the Black and credits years of counseling and medication for helping her survive a childhood of abuse and neglect. Lindell is a nursing student at DMACC, she’s married and is raising 5-year-old twin boys. She was in more than two dozen foster homes from the time she was seven until she was an adult. After years of therapy, she found herself in crisis again in 2022 ... more he​re.​

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Des Moines Register (5/16/24), "DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Holds Spring 2024 CNA Pinning Ceremony—​ ​The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy recently celebrated 20 area high school students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at DMACC this spring during a special pinning ceremony on May 1 at the Hotel Pattee in Perry. The graduating students represented six area high schools: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn High School, Dallas Center-Grimes High School, Madrid High School, Panorama High School, Perry High School and Woodward-Granger High School ... read more here.

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CITYVIEW (5/16/24), "Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 to Iowa— Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) announced the award of nearly $100,000 in literacy grants to Iowa non-profit organizations, libraries and schools. Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) was among the state's grant recipients ... read more​.​​

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WHO-TV NBC 13 (5/14/24), "DMACC Opening Workforce Resource Center in Perry to Assist Tyson Workers Ahead of Plant Closure" — The city of Perry and DMACC are now opening up a resource center for Tyson employees who will soon be without a job. Back in March, Tyson Foods announced it would be closing the Perry plant this summer. It employs more than 1,200 people. The center will provide training sessions, assistance navigating funding options, and other workforce-related support. The Workforce Resource Center will be located at the DMACC VanKirk Academy at 1011 2nd Street in Perry ... watch the story​. ​​

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Fort Dodge Messenger (5/11/24), "Carrying o​n the Family Name" — The latest transition at Timm’s Auto Body in Webster City has been more than 30 years in the making. Passing down a family business takes time. Rick and Bev Timm opened the business on Webster City’s east side in 1992, hoping for the best, but likely never imagining that the second and third generations of the family would one day make it their own. The couple’s son, Kyle Timm, and his daughter Makenah Timm, recently purchased the family-owned business and are working hard to honor what they started. Kyle Timm runs the body shop while Makenah Timm does the books, greets customers, and keeps everyone on track. A 1993 graduate of Northeast Hamilton High School, Kyle Timm pretty much always knew that he wanted to work with cars. He enrolled in the General Motors program at Des Moines Area Community College and graduated there in 1995 ... read more​.​

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KCCI-TV CBS 8, (5/10/24), "Tai Dam Refugees Spend Decades Growing Community in Iowa" — Streaming platform Very L​ocal has released a new documentary about the migratio​n of Tai Dam people to Iowa. The community began settling in the state in 1975, but the trauma the Tai Dam people went through was not talked about for many years. That's why DMACC professor Matthew Walsh spent years interviewing Tai Dam refugees and their families. "We face obstacles in our daily lives. But nothing compares to what they endured, and they have been able to persevere and live the American dream," Walsh said ... more here.

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Raccoon Valley Radio (5/9/24), "DMACC Opens Resource Center to Assist Perry Tyson Employees— The Tyson Foods Pork Plant in Perry will be shutting down at the end of June, and the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Academy is offering assistance. DMACC recently opened a resource center following the announcement of the Tyson closure. According to Perry DMACC’s Director Eddie Diaz, the organization collaborated with the City of Perry to match impacted Tyson employees with funding for training, information on possible training opportunities within the VanKirk Academy plus other DMACC locations, and additional resources. Diaz mentions the resource center has been in the works over the last month ... read more​.​​

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Carroll Times Herald (5/8/24), "Speaker Shares Power of ‘Make it a Great Day’ Message" —​ ​Even the simplest expression of encouragement, such as “make it a great day,” can still have big meaning. In his address in Des Moines Area Community College Carroll Campus commencement Monday night, Eddie Diaz shared that lesson as he drew upon his experience serving in combat in Iraq and the inspiration from an education mentor who lost his life in the Perry High School-Middle School shooting this year ... read more.

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Ottumwa Post (5/8/24), "Local Students Help Package 10,000 Meals To Feed Classmates In Need—​ This week, local students helped package 10,000 meals to feed classmates in need. Central Iowa students who are part of Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) partner with The Outreach Program to donate meals back to their schools. The meal assembly took place at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny as part of the first-ever Iowa Skills Development Conference. The all-day conference also featured skills workshops, activities and professional development for more than 300 students in grades 7-10 who are part of iJAG at their school. The conference was hosted by iJAG in partnership with Des Moines Area Community College and with support from Cargill ... read more​.​

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Carroll Times Herald (5/7/24), "A Dedication to Nursing Education— Stephanie Neumayer’s devotion to health care started at a young age, working as a CNA at age 16. The high school job helped solidify her decision in becoming a nurse. “From that point forward, I really couldn’t see myself doing anything else,” Neumayer said. “I feel like that’s definitely where I’m meant to be.” In March, Neumayer was recognized as a 2024 Great Iowa Nurse, a statewide program which honors Iowa nurses for their contributions to the nursing profession. As a 2000 Carroll High School graduate, she started her education at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll. In 2003, Neumayer graduated from the DMACC Boone Campus. During nursing school, Neumayer continued to work as a CNA. She also earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Chamberlain University ... read more​

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Raccoon Valley Radio (5/6/24), "DMACC Students Participate in Welding Contest Several students from the Des Moines Area Community College VanKirk Center in Perr​​y took part in a local welding contest in April. The students represented four area high schools ... read more.

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Des Moines Register (5/3/24), "DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy Hosts 2024 Tacopalooza— Check out photos from the recent Tacopalooza event hosted by the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy ... view here.​

June & July: EKD Center to Host FREE Summer Hiring Series for Job Seekers

Posted May 23, 2024

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The Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families is hosting a FREE Summer Hiring Series, with several events scheduled during June and July. During each event, a featured employer will be on-site to screen, conduct and schedule interviews, and to answer questions about any of their available positions. There is NO COST to attend and all are welcome.

All events will be held at the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, which is located next to the DMACC Urban Campus. The Center's address is 1171 7th Street, Des Moines.

Upcoming Summer Hiring Series events include:

  • ​Wed., June 5th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with employer Broadlawns

  • Wed., June 19th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with employer Express Employment Professionals

  • Wed., July 10th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with employer Des Moines Public Schools

  • Wed., July 24th, 10 a.m. to p.m., with employer Electrical Power Products

Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume to the events!

If you need help creating a resume, the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families provides walk-in services or appointments with a Career Coach at NO COST. To schedule an appointment, click here.

With any questions about the Summer Hiring Series, please call (515) 697-7700 or email info@EvelynKDavisCenter.org.​​​

DMACC Alum & Author Dr. Caroline Crocker to Sign Copies of Her New Book at Urbandale Library

Posted May 23, 2024

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Dr. Caroline Crocker, a 1976 DMACC graduate and former Urbandale resident, will sign copies of her new book, "Unforgiveable: Through A Child's Eyes," beginning at 2 p.m. on Sat., May 25th, at the Urbandale Library​, 3520 86th Street in Urbandale, and she would like to welcome all members of the DMACC community to stop by! 

During this FREE event, Dr. Crocker will also read from her new book and answer audience member questions.

About the book:

"Unforgiveable: Through A Child's Eyes​" is a narrative, non-fiction book (read the prologue here​) that details the childhood of Dr. Crocker's father, Frits, as he struggles with a lack of familial comforts, maltreatment, exploitation, bereavement and probable neurodivergence as a part-Jewish boy living through World War II and its aftermath.

Young Frits finds his life totally changed when his father becomes seriously ill, the family moves and his mother places him and his brother in an abusive children’s home. World War II begins, and the Netherlands is occupied. Bombing becomes his lullaby, and friends and family are murdered in Auschwitz. Frits experiences illness, terror, overwhelming sadness and rage. But when he grows up and is deprived of his lifelong dream, he reaches the end of his rope. Should Frits hold onto anger or shake off the fetters of his wrath, embrace love and start afresh —​ especially when he meets Meta, the daughter of a Dutch postman and his German wife?​

To learn more, click here.

About the author:

Dr. Caroline Crocker graduated from Urbandale High School, where her excellent English teacher, Sally Bartlett, started her on her writing journey. She then went on to graduate from DMACC ('76) before earning a bachelor's degree from the University of Warwick, a master's degree from ​the University of Birmingham and a Ph.D. from the University of Southhampton. Dr. Crocker taught biology at the college level for many years, including at Northern Virginia Community College, and turned her focus to writing after retiring. She currently lives with her husband in Northern Virginia, where she has four grown children, eight wonderful grandchildren and a bulldog who snores very loudly. 

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Dr. Crocker (above, left) and her mother Meta Evenbly (above, right), who also graduated from DMACC, previously visited the Urbandale Library in Dec. 2022 to promote "Brave Face: The Inspiring WWII Memoir of a Dutch/German Child," a book they wrote together (published in 2022, Amsterdam Publishers). "Brave Face" details Meta's wartime childhood in the Netherlands, and invites readers to consider the impact that deprivation, intolerance and violence have on children everywhere. ​

DMACC Ankeny Campus Bookstore: Summer Hours

Posted May 23, 2024

​The DMACC Bookstore at the Ankeny Campus will be open as follows for the Summer 2024 Term:

  • ​May 20th - May 24th (Summer Back-To-School Week)

    • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday

  • May 28th - June 7th (2nd & 3rd week of Summer Classes)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday

    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Memorial Day (Mon., May 27th), along with the rest of the College.

  • June 10th - July 26th (Summer Hours)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Independence Day (Thur., July 4th), along with the rest of the College.

  • July 29th - August 2nd (Summer Finals Week)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday

    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday

With any questions, please email 1084mgr@follett.com.​​

July 19th-27th: DMACC Ankeny Theatre Production of 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare

Posted May 23, 2024

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Mark your calendar! The DMACC Ankeny Theatre's 2024 Summer Short Shakespeare production of "As You Like It" will run July 19th-27th, with all performances taking place in the Atrium at the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC (Bldg. #7) on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. 

There is NO COST to attend and all are welcome!

Performances dates/times are as follows (doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time):

  • Fri., July 19th, 7 p.m.

  • Sat., July 20th, 7 p.m.

  • Thur., July 25th, 7 p.m.

  • Fri., July 26th, 7 p.m.

  • Sat., July 27th, 7 p.m.

A cash bar will be available for attendees ages 21+ through the intermission of each show.

Questions can be directed to theatre@dmacc.edu. ​

About Summer Short Shakespeare:

The DMACC Ankeny Theatre is excited to continue its totally tubular summer tradition of performing a Shakespeare play adapted to a shorter length, in a non-traditional theatre space and with a contemporary focus! Shakespeare's "As You Like It" has everything from Macho Men and Madonnas to lightsabers and Hammer-pants. Grab your fanny packs and boomboxes and hightail it to the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC for a night that will most definitely be most excellent!

This summer's production of "As You Like It" has been adapted by Carl Lindberg and will be directed by Sarah Kate Bode.

To learn more about the DMACC Ankeny Theatre and the Simon Estes School of Fine Arts at DMACC, please click here​.

DMACC Libraries Announces 'One Book, One College, One Community' Selection for 2024-25 Academic Year

Posted May 23, 2024

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Once again, the DMACC Libraries are excited to offer the "One Book, One College, One Community" program for the 2024-25 academic year. This year's featured book is "This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of​ Remarkable Men and Women​" edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman.​​

Here is some important information about the program:

  • ​Cost: Copies of the book are FREE for faculty and students who are using the book as part of the curriculum.

  • Request a preview copy: Faculty may request a preview copy of the book for adoption consideration. To request a preview copy, please contact your campus library or email Rebecca Funke at rsfunke@dmacc.edu. Preview copies are available now.

  • Request student copies: Faculty may request copies of the book for students to use in their DMACC course(s). This program is available to all credit-bearing classes, regardless of modality or location. The deadline to request student copies for the Fall 2024 semester is Aug. 7th, 2024. To request copies for students, please click here.​

  • Support: A list of resources will be provided to faculty adopting this book. Many of these resources will available via the "One Book" section (currently under construction) on the DMACC Libraries website.

  • Questions: Please feel free to contact Rebecca Funke with any questions. She can be reached at (515) 964-6328 or via email at rsfunke@dmacc.edu.

FREE Summer Membership to Carroll Rec Center

Posted May 23, 2024

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Reminder for DMACC Carroll Campus students: If you're enrolled in at least (4) four credit hours during the summer term at DMACC, you're eligible for a FREE membership to the Carroll Rec Center for the summer! Just stop by the DMACC Carroll Campus office or contact Pam Hanlin at (712) 792-1755 or pjhanlin@dmacc.edu to request and complete the FREE Rec Center membership form for the summer term.

DMACC Men's Golf Team Tied for Second in National Tournament

Posted May 23, 2024

Bears shoot a one-under-par 287 in the second round

  • Freshman Drew Teeter paced DMACC with a two-under-par 70.

  • Sophomore Spencer Clatt posted a one-under-par 71.

  • Sophomores Calvin McNeeley and Kaleb Allen shoot 73s.

The DMACC men's golf team is tied for second place following the second round of the 2024 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men's Golf Championship, which runs through May 24th at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club in Joplin, Mo.

Freshman Drew Teeter of Albert Lea, Minn., posted a two-under-par 70 in his second round, leading the Bears to team score of one-under-par 287 and a 36-hole total of 591.

The Bears are tied with Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) rival Kirkwood Community College (KCC). They trail tournament leader Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) by six strokes heading into the third round of the 72-hole tournament.

Teeter is tied for 12th in the individual competition with a 36-hole score of 147, three-over-par. He moved up 18 places after opening with a 77.

Other second-round scores for DMACC included a 71 by sophomore Spencer Clatt of Gilbert and 73s by sophomores Calvin McNeeley of Pleasant Hill and Kaleb Allen of West Burlington. McNeeley is tied for fourth with a 36-hole score of 146, and Clatt and Allen are tied for 23rd with two-round totals of 149.

Freshman Caleb Ham of Hudson also played the second round for DMACC and posted a six-over-par 78. He is tied for 78th overall. DMACC freshman Lari Hakanen of Kerava, Finland, played for the Bears in the first round and shot 80. He is tied for 100th place.

KCC's Grant Greazel leads the individual competition with a four-under-par 140 for 36 holes.​

Loss to Murray State Community College Ends Season for DMACC Softball Team

Posted May 23, 2024

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Bears close season at 47-11​

  • Murray State CC gets the 2-1 win on two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth.

  • Sophomore Elle Nelsen (above) drives in the lone DMACC run.

  • All three runs scored in the game were unearned​.

Murray State Community College (MSCC) scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on a throwing error to take a 2-1 decision from the DMACC softball team in a consolation bracket game on May 23rd at the 2024​ National Junior ​College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Softball World Series​ at Tyger River Park in Spartanburg, S.C.

The loss ended the season for the Bears, who closed at 47-11.

Haili Igou started MSCC's winning rally with a leadoff double to left field against DMACC sophomore Kinsley Robertson of Tiffin. Robertson then struck out Bradi Harman and coaxed Shay Midgley into a ground out to the right side with Igou taking third on the play. Courtney Grey followed with a base on balls and stole second to set the stage for the win, which came when Bella Butler sent a grounder to freshman Hilary Wilson of Swisher at shortstop and Wilson's throw to first was off the mark, allowing Igou and Grey to score.

Harman, the winning pitcher, gave the Bears life in the top of the seventh when she walked freshman Breanna Caffery of Bettendorf to open the inning but the next three batters were retired in order to preserve the victory.

DMACC took a 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the top of the first. Caffery reached on an error to start the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Kelsey Palmer of Cedar Rapids. Sophomore Elle Nelsen of Grimes followed with a single down the left field line that was deep enough to enable Caffery to score from second.

The Bears threatened to make it a 2-0 game in the second when sophomore Campbell Kelley of Rock Island, Ill., singled and beat the throw to second on a fielder's choice by freshman Josie McCuddin of Truro. Campbell and McCuddin advanced on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Kyleia Salyars of Muscatine before Campbell was thrown out at home on a grounder to third by sophomore Hannah Ironside of Swisher.

DMACC also threatened in the third when Palmer reached on an error to open the inning and moved to third on Nelsen's single. Nelsen went to second on the throw to third, giving the Bears runners in scoring position with no outs. But MSCC escaped when the next three batters were retired on a foul out, a fly out and an infield grounder.

The Bears had runners on base in every inning the rest of the way but no one advanced past second base and DMACC ended up stranding nine runners in the game.

The Bears came away with just four hits, two from Nelsen.

Freshman Macy Blomgren of Waukee started in the circle for DMACC and went five innings. She allowed four hits, struck out six and walked one. Robertson fell to 12-4 with the loss. She allowed two unearned runs on one hit with one strikeout and one walk.​

DMACC's Courtney Donahue Named Co-ICCAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year

Posted May 23, 2024

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Courtney Donahue (above) of DMACC and Landry McCoid of Iowa Central CC share the honor

  • Donahue has been one of the most dominant pitchers in ICCAC history.

  • Donahue was recently named the NJCAA Region 11 Pitcher of the Year​.

  • Donahue led NJCAA Division II in strikeouts this season.

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC)​ has named DMACC Softball's Courtney Donahue and Iowa Central's Landry McCoid, who competes in both soccer and track & field, as co-winners of the 2023-24 ICCAC Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award​.  The recognizes individuals who most exemplify the definition of the modern-day student-athlete, taking into account athletic accomplishments, academic success and community involvement.​

Donahue, a sophomore from Marshfield, Wis., played a major role in helping the DMACC Softball​ team reach the NJCAA Division II Softball World Series for the 10th season in a row this year. One of the most dominant pitchers in ICCAC Division II history, Donahue earned numerous awards this season, including Region 11 Pitcher of the Year and NJCAA All-Region First Team honors. It is anticipated she will be named an NJCAA First Team All-American based on Region rank and her statistical dominance nationally. 

The sophomore threw four perfect games during this season along with six additional no-hitters. She leads all of Division II in strikeouts, strikeouts per seven innings, and walks, hits per innings pitched (WHIP) with games to go at the NJCAA World Series. To add to her already sterling resume, Donahue was also ranked third nationally in ERA and fourth in wins.  

Throughout the 2023-24 season, Donahue compiled a record of 26-4 in 30 games started. She pitched 25 complete games and 12 shutouts. With a total of 186.2 innings pitched, she has only given up 25 earned runs and just eight in conference play. She had a 12.8 strikeout to walk ratio and opposing batters batting .113 against her. Donahue was awarded ICCAC Player of the Week nine different times.

​Donahue has signed to play for the University of Missouri in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference next season.

As a part of her community, Donahue ​volunteered at the DMACC Food Pantry, served as an elementary school reading club member, participated in the DMACC Softball Buddies program and coordinated a fall yard clean-up for the elderly in Boone. ​

During all this work on and off the field, Donahue held a perfect GPA as a pre-med student. She worked over 30 hours of community service and also led her team's academic support committee. She earned NJCAA All-Academic First Team and First Team Academic All-Region as well.

DMACC Softball Head Coach Bob Ligouri said that in his 50 years of coaching, Donahue's character was one of the very best of all his athletes, male or female. 

McCoid is a multi-sport student-athlete participating on Iowa Central's Women's Soccer team and Women's Track & Field team. For the Tritons, she has been a First Team All-American selection in women's soccer since 2015. McCoid was the ICCAC Division II Women's Soccer Player of the Year and a First Team All-Region choice. Her 35 goals and 79 points scored were the second-most in NJCAA Division II.

As a part of the Track & Field team, she won the 2024 Outdoor Region 11 Heptathlon title at the Region 11 Championships. Earlier this year at the Indoor Regional Championship, McCoid placed third in the Pentathlon, fifth in the High Jump, seventh in the Triple Jump, and was a part of the winning 4x800 Meter Relay team. 

McCoid led the team in soccer with nine game-winning goals and finished the season with nine assists. 

In her free time, McCoid participated in Iowa Central's Track & Field's visit day at the Friendship Haven Nursing Home. In the classroom, she was awarded with First Team All-ICCAC Academic status and earned NJCAA All-Academic Second Team honors as well. 

McCoid is transferring to Western Illinois University to continue both her academic and soccer career.

DMACC Carroll Campus Library: Summer Hours

Posted May 23, 2024

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Summer hours for the DMACC Carroll Campus Library​ are in effect now through Fri., Aug. 2nd.

Summer hours are as follows:

  • Monday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.​​

Please note that the library will be closed on the following summer holidays:

  • ​Mon., May 27th (Memorial Day)

  • Thur., July 4th (Independence Day)

​With any questions, please call the DMACC Carroll Campus Library at (712) 792-8317.

DMACC's Cael Boever Named ICCAC Athlete of the Week for DII Baseball (May 13th-19th)

Posted May 23, 2024

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DMACC's Cael Boever (above) is honored for the first time this season

  • Boever batted .733 in leading the Bears to the North Plains District Championship.

  • Boever's 11 hits included three doubles and two home runs.

  • Boever drove in 11 runs in the three-game series.

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC)​ has named DMACC's Cael Boever the ICCAC Athlete of the Week for Division II Baseball for the week of May 13th-19th.

Boever, a sophomore from Sioux City, is being recognized by the conference for the first time this season. He is one of eight members of the DMACC baseball team to be honored by the conference this season.

Sophomore Camden Kaufman of Waukee was honored for the weeks of May 6th-12th, March 25th-31st, March 4th-10th and Jan. 29th-Feb. 4th; sophomore Jaylen Ziegler or Urbandale was recognized the week of April 22nd-28th; and sophomore Dillon Kuehl of Urbandale was honored for the week of Feb. 26th-March 3rd.

Four DMACC baseball players were honored for their pitching performances. Sophomore J.C. Dermody of Council Bluffs was honored the week of May 13th-19; freshman Brennan Harman of West Fargo, N.D., was honored for the weeks of May 6th-12th and April 29th-May 5th; sophomore Chance Key of Waverly was recognized for the week of April 8th-14th; and sophomore Eli Lehrman of Anamosa was honored for the week of Jan. 29th-Feb. 4th.

Boever, a first baseman, had 11 hits in 15 at-bats as the DMACC baseball team took two of three games against Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) on May 17th-18th at Rosemount, Minn., to win the North Plains District Championship and qualify for the 2024 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Baseball World Series for the first time since 2012.

Boever was 5-for-5 with two doubles and a home run, two runs scored and five runs batted in as DMACC defeated DCTC 12-4 in the first game of the tournament on May 17th. Boever was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 12-10 loss in the second game on May 17th and then went 4-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored in DMACC's 8-3 win on May 18th.

In seven postseason games, Boever is batting .656 with 21 hits in 32 at-bats. His hits include eight doubles and three home runs and he has driven in 19 runs. He has struck out just once in his plate appearances.

Boever is currently hitting .383 with a .462 on-base percentage and a .587 slugging percentage. He has 77 hits in 201 at-bats and his hits include 23 doubles and six home runs. Boever has driven in 51 runs and scored 60 runs.

The DMACC baseball team will face Kellogg Community College (KCC) on May 25th in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series at Enid, Okla. The double-elimination tournament continues through June 1st.​

DMACC's J.C. Dermody Named ICCAC Athlete of the Week for DII Baseball-Pitching (May 13th-19th)

Posted May 23, 2024

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DMACC's J.C. Dermody (above) is honored for the first time this season

  • Dermody pitched DMACC to the win in the third and deciding game of the North Plains District Championship.

  • Dermody allowed one earned run on one hit in five and two-thirds innings.

  • Dermody is averaging 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) has named DMACC's J.C. Dermody the ICCAC Athlete of the Week for Division II Baseball (pitching) for the week of May 13th-19th.

Dermody, a sophomore from Council Bluffs, is being honored by the conference for the first time this season. He is one of eight members of the DMACC baseball team to be honored this season.

Sophomores Camden Kaufman of Waukee, Jaylen Ziegler of Urbandale and Dillon Kuehl of Urbandale have all been honored for their hitting during the season, with Kaufman recognized for the weeks of May 6th-12th, March 25th-31st, March 4th-10th and Jan. 29th-Feb. 4th; Ziegler for the week of April 22nd-28th; and Kuehl for the week of Feb. 26th-March 3rd.

Sophomores Chance Key of Waverly and Eli Lehrman of Anamosa, as well as freshman Brennan Haman of West Fargo, N.D., join Dermody as DMACC pitchers who have been honored this season. Key was honored the week of April 8th-14th; Lehrman was recognized for the week of Jan. 29th-Feb. 4th; and Haman was honored the weeks of May 6th-12th and April 29th-May 5th.

Dermody pitched five and two-thirds innings of one-hit baseball in DMACC's 8-3 win over Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) in the third and deciding game of the North Plains District Championship on May 18th at Rosemount, Minn. He allowed three runs, one earned run, and struck out six batters.

With the win, DMACC advanced to the 2024 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Baseball World Series for the first time since 2012. The World Series will take place from May 25th-June 1st at Enid, Okla.

Dermody is 4-1 with a 5.54 earned run average and a 1.35 WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) this season. He also has pitched one complete game. For the season, Dermody has worked 52 innings, allowing 42 runs, 32 earned runs, on 42 hits. He has struck out 67 batters, walked 28 and is averaging 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opposing hitters are batting .208 against Dermody.

The DMACC baseball team will face Kellogg Community College (KCC) on May 25th in the first round of the NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series at Enid, Okla. The double-elimination tournament continues through June 1st.​

DMACC Baseball Team is Seeded Ninth in NJCAA Division II Baseball World Series

Posted May 22, 2024

Bears take a 35-24 record into tournament play​​

  • DMACC will play eighth-seeded Kellogg CC in the first round.

  • Kellogg CC is 43-10 with a nine-game winning streak.

  • Tournament begins May 25th at Enid, Okla.

The DMACC baseball team has been given a No. 9 seed in the 2024 National Ju​nior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Baseball World Series​, which runs May 25th-June 1st at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Okla.

The Bears will take a 36-24 record into a first-round game against Kellogg Community College (KCC) at 10 a.m. on May 25th. KCC is 43-10 overall and comes into the tournament with a nine-game winning streak.

DMACC is making its first appearance in the tournament since 2012 and its fourth since 2008. The Bears also qualified in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The Bears advanced to the tournament after winning this year's NJCAA Region 11 championship and topping Dakota County Community College (DCTC) in the North Plains District Championship.

A win against KCC will send the Bears to a second-round game against top-seeded LSU-Eunice (LSUE). The Bengals are 52-7 and are in the tournament for the 11th time, the second-most appearances in NJCAA history, and they are seeking their eighth national title. LSEU's last championship came in 2021.

The DMACC-KCC loser will move to the consolation bracket of the double-elimination tournament and will not play again until 10 a.m. on May 27th. The opponent will depend on the outcome of games on May 25th and 26th.

DMACC Foundation Currently Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Posted May 20, 2024

​DMACC students, don't leave scholarship money on the table! 

The DMACC Foundation is here to help you pursue your educational dreams and is thrilled to launch the second cycle of the DMACC Foundation Scholarship program. 

Now through July 15th, students can apply for DMACC Foundation scholarships for the 2024-2025 academic year, which includes the fall 2024, spring 2025 and summer 2025 terms.

Some important notes for students:

  • Completion of the FAFSA is NOT required for DMACC Foundation scholarships.

  • The DMACC Foundation offers many different scholarships (check them out here​), but you don't have to fill out an individual application for each scholarship you're interested in! Instead, the DMACC Foundation Award Management System only asks students to fill out one (yes, just one!) general scholarship application, which is then used to automatically match students with any of the DMACC Foundation Scholarship opportunities for which they are qualified. 

  • If you applied for DMACC Foundation Scholarship during the first application cycle earlier this year and did not receive a scholarship, your application is still active in the system! You can update and review your application until the July 15th deadline.

  • Reminder: All communications regarding your DMACC Foundation Scholarship application will be directed to your dmacc.edu email address, so don't forget to regularly check it.

APPLY NOW: Don't delay! Submit your application any time before the July 15th deadline.

Learn more now and kickstart your application journey by visitingfoundationscholarships.dmacc.edu

Have questions or need assistance? Reach out to us via email at scholarships@dmacc.edu. We're here to help!

Let's make your educational aspirations a reality together. Apply today!

Calling All DMACC Student Gamers! — We Need Your Input

Posted May 20, 2024

Calling all DMACC Student Gamers! 

​DMACC Athletics is currently exploring development of an Esports program, and we want YOU to be part of it!

A DMACC Esports program would be your chance to:

  • Compete as a DMACC Bear and represent the College

  • Shape the future of Esports at DMACC —​ your voice matters!

  • Build friendships with fellow gamers who share your passion

If you are interested in learning more, show your interest by filling out this quick online formDMACC Esports Interest Form

With any questions, please email Christian Cryder at crcryder@dmacc.edu.

Thank you!

DMACC Urban Campus Bookstore: Summer Hours

Posted May 20, 2024

​​The DMACC Booksto​re at the Urban Campus will be open as follows for the Summer 2024 Term:

  • ​May 20th - May 24th (Summer Back-To-School Week)

    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

  • May 28th - June 7th (2nd & 3rd week of Summer Classes)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Memorial Day (Mon., May 27th), along with the rest of the College.

  • June 10th - July 26th (Summer Hours)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)​

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Independence Day (Thur., July 4th), along with the rest of the College.

  • July 29th - August 2nd (Summer Finals Week)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)​

With any questions, please email 1084mgr@follett.com.​​​

Now Available Online: DMACC Magazine's Spring/Summer 2024 Issue

Posted May 15, 2024

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The 2024 Spring/Summer issue of DMACC Magazine, an official publication of the DMACC Foundation​, is now available online! The new issue highlights​ the Business Guided Pathway at DMACC, including information about a pair of scholarships established by former longtime DMACC employees.

Read all about it: Just click here to read the 2024 Spring/Summer issue and find past issues, too!​

The DMACC Foundation and Alumni Association produces DMACC Magazine twice per year, offering insight on our supporters, students, programs and services that impact the College and further forwards the mission of the DMACC Foundation and Alumni Association.  ​

May 31st, June 27th & Aug. 6th: UNI@DMACC Partnership Virtual Info Sessions

Posted May 6, 2024

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DMACC students, are you interested in earning your four-year degree without having to relocate?​

The UNI@DMACC partnership offers a variety of online degree completion programs and could be a great fit for you!

Join us for one of our UNI@DMACC Virtual Information Sessions this summer to learn more about how you can earn your bachelor's degree through the UNI@DMACC partnership. During these sessions, representatives from UNI Admissions and Online & Distance Education, as well as program advisors from departments across UNI, will share information about the flexible online delivery, degree program options and available scholarship opportunities available through the UNI@DMACC partnership. Sessions will be conducted via Zoom and will last approximately 60 minutes, with time for questions included. 

All sessions are FREE to attend and open to everyone!​

​Upcoming session dates/times are as follows:

Degree programs covered during the informational sessions will include:​​

Register for an info session:

To attend any of the upcoming Info Sessions, ​​​r​egister here​. 

For more information about the UNI@DMACC Partnership, including the programs listed above and scholarships, visit iacc.uni.edu/dmacc.​

Future Ready Scholarships are available for qualified students; FAFSA required.

Stop by and say hi!

UNI@DMACC staff are also available in-person to answer your questions and help you get started! Just stop by the Student Services Center in Bldg. #7 at the DMACC Urban Campus and ask for Jakob or Paul, our UNI@DMACC Student Support Specialists.

We hope to see you soon!

June 5th, 11th & 24th: Check Out a 30-Minute DMACC London Study Abroad Program Virtual Info Session

Posted May 6, 2024

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DMACC students, are you interested in studying abroad in London, one of Europe's most diverse and vibrant cities, during the Spring 2025 semester? If so, now is a great time to learn more and start planning! 

Join one of our DMACC London Study Abroad Virtual Info Sessions​ via Zoom this summer to find out how the program is structured, how to pay for your trip and what you can learn from studying abroad.

Upcoming sessions will be offered as follows:

  • ​Wed., June 5th, 10-10:30 a.m., via Zoom

  • Tues., June 11th, 6-6:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Mon., June 24th, 12-12:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Tues., July 2nd, 3-3:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Thur., July 18th, 12-12:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Mon., July 29th, 9-9:30 a.m., via Zoom​

How to attend:

To attend any of the Virtual Info Sessions, email DMACC Study Abroad Coodinator Bethany Sweeney at StudyAbroad@dmacc.edu and include the following information in your email:

  1. ​​Your first and last name

  2. Your preferred pronouns

  3. Your DMACC email address

  4. Your major/program of study at DMACC

  5. The date/time of the Info Session you'd like to attend

You will then receive an email reply from Bethany that includes a Zoom link to attend your preferred session.

Want more info before then? Interested in learning about other DMACC Study Abroad opportunities, such as our regularly scheduled 10-day trip to Belize in May? Be sure to visit dmacc.edu/studyabroad​ and/or email StudyAbroad@dmacc.edu for more details and contact information!

Part of Term E: Attendance Reporting

Posted May 6, 2024

​Reminder to Faculty Part of Term E (May 21st – July 17th):

The web will open at 8 a.m. on Tues., May 21st, for Attendance Reporting for Part of Term E. 

The web will close at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., June 3rd.

Please note that you can make changes to your submission up until the web closes.​

Part of Term 1: Attendance Reporting

Posted May 6, 2024

​Reminder to Faculty Part of Term 1 (May 21st  – Aug. 1st):

The web will open at 8 a.m. on Tues., May 21st, for Attendance Reporting for Part of Term 1. 

The web will close at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., June 3rd.

Fiscal Year-End Reminders

Posted May 6, 2024

​DMACC faculty and staff members, please observe the following dates to have items purchased, received and charged to your FY2024 budget:

  • June 20th: The last day for transactions to post for procurement cards (VISA) to be included in FY 2024 will be June 20th.

  • June 21st: Invoices for payment, request forpayments, and employee expense reports need to be approved and turned into the Business Office by June 21st. Do not hold any invoices. The Business Office will ensure invoices are accounted for in the proper fiscal year.​

  • June 22nd: Due date for cardholders to approve all transactions in US Bank.

  • June 26th: Approvers approve all transactions in US Bank.

  • June 28th: To establish year-end financial totals and enrollment data, Banner will NOT be available beginning at Noon on Fri., June 28th, until the morning of Mon, July 1st.​

  • Central Receiving: Please coordinate orders with vendors to be delivered when you are available and make note of that date on the purchase order (not during break for faculty). Notify Central Receiving at x6220 when you have received an item ordered on a purchase order that needs to be paid in FY 2024. This applies to all campuses.

Please remember the following regarding Banner availability:

  • All fiscal year activity must be entered into the system by Noon on Fri., June 28th. This means all course enrollments and registrations, all billings for courses and other services, and all cash receipts must be entered into Banner by this time. The college network will still be available but the Web Info System will not be available. All activity entered after the system is made available on Mon., July 1st, will be fiscal year 2025 activity.

  • During the year-end closing process, the Business Office will be monitoring payments, requisitions, purchase orders, billings and cash receipts. All billings, cash receipts, payments to vendors, requests for payment and employee expense reports related to activities that began or were completed prior to June 28th may be recorded as fiscal year 2024 transactions by the Business Office.

  • Please don't hold checks, billings, and invoices to process them as fiscal year 2025 business. As these items are received in the Business Office, they will be processed in the proper accounting period. If you have questions about a specific transaction, please contact the DMACC Business Office.​

With questions related to any of the above information, please email Julie Klocke, Director of Purchasing and Contract Management at DMACC, at jaklocke1@dmacc.edu.

DMACC Boone Campus Bookstore: Summer Hours

Posted April 26, 2024

The DMACC Booksto​re at the Boone Campus will be open as follows for the Summer 2024 Term:

  • May 20th - May 24th (Summer Back-To-School Week)

    • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

  • May 28th - June 7th (2nd & 3rd week of Summer Classes)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Memorial Day (Mon., May 27th), along with the rest of the College.

  • June 10th - July 26th (Summer Hours)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)​

    • Note: The bookstore will be closed on Independence Day (Thur., July 4th), along with the rest of the College.

  • July 29th - August 2nd (Summer Finals Week)

    • ​​​9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)

    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday (closed from 1-1:30 p.m. for lunch)​

With any questions, please email 1084mgr@follett.com.​​​​​