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ECC community honors late student with an endowed scholarship

IOWA FALLS – On April 27, Robert Givens Jr., an Ellsworth Community College student, tragically lost his life in a drowning accident on the Iowa River.  The Ellsworth College Foundation, along with Givens’ family, has established an endowed scholarship to honor Robert’s memory. Though Givens was a student for less than a semester, he made…


Ellsworth Community College to Host Virtual Graduation

Ellsworth Community College will be celebrating graduation for the 2020-2021 academic year for students who have met the requirements for graduation at the end of the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms. Due to the pandemic, ECC graduates will be honored at the Virtual Graduation Celebration event on Friday, May 7, at 2:00…

The Dale Howard Family Activity Center will fully open to the community

IOWA FALLS – Beginning May 10, 2021, the Iowa Falls community will be able to utilize the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC) on Ellsworth Community College’s campus without restriction, though members will still be required to wear masks while in the building.  This return to mostly standard operating procedures happens after more than a…

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Tragedy Strikes Ellsworth Community

The Ellsworth Community College campus community is mourning the loss of a student following a tragic accident on Tuesday evening in which the student drowned. The student was a freshman on the ECC Wrestling team. He was on campus a short time but made a big impact while he was here. With a fun, outgoing personality, he…


Phi Theta Kappa welcomes new inductees in Spring 2021 induction ceremony.

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College held its spring Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony on Thursday evening.  The following students were inducted into the honor society: Estrella Alamillo, Mary Ash, Sydney Clark, Sarai Cortes, Madelin Egeland, Kennedy Eskildsen, Bethany Greenfield, Liliana Hill, Joshua Kamara, Rhianna Kryfka, Maggie Meyers, Reagan Meyers, Jayda Nehl, Isabelle Ruppert, Katelyn…

Ellsworth offers mental health services to students with new community partnership

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College is offering mental health services for students thanks to a new partnership with Achieve Mental Health. These services are designed to provide short-term counseling to assist students with concerns that would be a barrier to their success on campus such as depression, substance misuse, and trauma, among others. Dr….


The Dale Howard Family Activity Center announces phased reopening

IOWA FALLS – The spring semester is underway on Ellsworth’s campus. Fortunately, the College and Hardin County have seen a decline in the number of COVID-19 positivity cases.  Because of the consistent downward positivity rates, the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC) will begin a phased reopening, starting Monday, February 8. Initially, only patrons over…

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ECC announces 2020 Fall Term Dean’s List

IOWA FALLS, IA – One hundred thirty-five students were named to the Fall 2020 (August to December) Dean’s List at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point…

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All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team