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ECC announces 2020 Spring Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-five students were named to the Spring 2020 (January to May) 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 average for the Spring…

Ellsworth Community College Library offers state-wide book return

COVID19 had required many businesses and services to find creative solutions to new and unique challenges.  Sandra Greufe, Library Services Manager at Ellsworth Community College, and her staff were no different. “I was notified by the University of Iowa Libraries that they were developing a plan to a return of their materials from students across…

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Dale Howard Family Activity Center welcomes new director

As Governor Reynolds loosens restrictions and more facilities and services reopen, including fitness centers, many in the Iowa Falls community look forward to being able to utilize the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC). At this time, the DHFAC remains open as a rehab facility for Hansen Family Hospital’s physical therapy patients. Iowa Falls community…

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Ellsworth Equine program flourishes amid COVID-19 challenges

How do college faculty and students in a hands-on career training program like Equine Management and Equine Science adjust during a pandemic that forces all learning online? At Ellsworth Community College, it has been with lots of patience and grace … plus an abundance of hope and anticipation for being hands-on with the horses in…

Ellsworth STEM Camp is July 27-28

Organizers have announced that this year’s Ellsworth Community College STEM Camp for students entering grades 3-12 will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 27 & 28. Students can enroll in a morning session, an afternoon session, or both (grouped by grade levels). “Our ECC faculty are excited about the summer STEM Camp coming up,” says…

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Ellsworth Community College partners with Hansen Family Hospital to meet community needs

When Governor Reynolds announced that wellness centers would not be able to continue operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dale Howard Family Activity Center closed its doors. Little did Ellsworth Community College administrators know those doors would open again in just a matter of weeks, albeit in a much different capacity. Hansen Family Hospital approached…

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First week of Ellsworth’s online and Zoom classes sees many successes

When Ellsworth Community College students went home for spring break the first weekend in March, everyone expected they would return campus and start up classes a week later; business as usual.  However, due to the rapidly evolving global pandemic Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, business was anything but usual. ECC announced on March 13 that classes would…

ECC’s Brant Friest receives Agribusiness Association of Iowa scholarship

Each February, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) Foundation hosts over 250 Iowa community college agriculture/agribusiness students at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. On February 12, 2020, Ellsworth’s Brant Friest, a second-year Farm Management major from Hubbard, was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. Friest was one of fifteen ag students, and the only…

Ellsworth’s Business Professionals of America Club advances to Nationals

Ellsworth Community College Business Professionals of America club members competed against other Iowa Community Colleges at the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference held in Des Moines on February 16-17, 2020. Each contestant was eligible to enter three computer/business-related individual events as well as several open events available to all contestants.  All ECC student…

Ellsworth’s Phi Theta Kappa awarded 5 Star chapter rating

It may have taken over ten years, but Ellsworth’s Alpha Iota Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa received confirmation in early January that their hard work paid off.  They were officially recognized as a five star chapter on January 13. This was no easy feat for students and faculty advisors as there is a long…

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All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team