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ECC Osgood Library Hosts Read Across America

Ellsworth Community College Osgood Library in conjunction with Iowa Falls Community Chest, Iowa Falls/Alden School Libraries, Dr. Grace O. Doane Public Library, Barlow Memorial Library, Hy-Vee and Green Belt Bank and Trust are sponsoring a Read Across America event Saturday, March 4th from 9 to 11 am. Students from area schools received a reading log…

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ECC Ag Students attend the Iowa Postsecondary Ag Students Conference

Ellsworth Community College Agricultural Students attended the Iowa Postsecondary Ag Students Conference in Moravia, IA last week. The Iowa Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization is an organization associated with agriculture/agribusiness, agriculture technologies, horticulture and natural resources offerings in approved postsecondary institutions offering postsecondary degrees. PAS is one of the ten career and technical student organizations that has been…

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Trip to Germany/France will broaden your perspective

I was blessed to grow up in rural Iowa as a youth. Unfortunately, I did not fully appreciate how lucky I was. I remember reading about far off exotic places and wanted to travel and live in different countries and experience different cultures. After all, in my view, not much was happening in the Midwest….

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ECC Student Senate visits the Capitol

  Eight ECC Student Senate Members participated in the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) 29th Student Legislative Seminar at the Des Moines Capitol Jan. 24-25.

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ECC nursing student has chance encounter with scholarship donor

Evelyn Oppold Lawless’ life was coming to a close, and Pam Westendorf’s was just beginning when the two women met in a chance encounter this fall. Evelyn, a 99-year-old farm wife who’d raised five children and found her passion in nursing, was admitted to Hansen Family Hospital on Nov. 10. She was weak, and was…

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ECC announces 2016 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-six students were named to the Fall 2016 (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 average while attending classes…

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ECC Students Selected to Serve on the Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team

ECC students, Victoria Butt of Iowa Falls and Madison Hoch of Algona, were selected to serve on the seventh Iowa Corn Collegiate Advisory Team (CAT). Comprised of 23 Iowa students pursuing degrees in agriculture, CAT will assist the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) in developing targeted programs to…

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ECC Selected for National Award

Ellsworth Community College, is one of only six programs nationwide that received the 2016 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. The award was presented at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30. ECC has evolved into a modern and diverse two-year program that was recently recognized as…

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Ellsworth Community College Fall Concert is Dec. 6

IOWA FALLS – The public is invited to the Ellsworth Community College Music Department’s Fall Concert on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 pm in Hamilton Auditorium in Kruse Main Hall on the main campus. The event will feature performances by the ECC Band and ECC Choir. The students will perform several types of music including…

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Defining student success

By Dr. Martin Reimer Many people believe that the goal of a college student is to graduate. This thought process can imply that graduation is an end-point in learning. At Ellsworth Community College learning is defined as a journey, not a destination. Therefore, graduation is not an end-goal, but a milestone in a lifelong learning…

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