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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 16-20

Both Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 16-20, as designated by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Medical assistants across the country will be recognized during this special week and honored on Medical Assistants Recognition Day, which is Wednesday, Oct….

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ECC Fall 2016/Spring and Summer 2017 Graduates Announced

On Friday, May 4, the graduates of Ellsworth Community College’s Class of 2017 took their next step and became alumni of the College. Graduates listed below are those who completed their degree work during the fall 2016 and spring-summer 2017 terms. Graduates are listed alphabetically by hometown. The students’ names are followed by the degree/diploma…


ECC’s Kevin Butt receives Outstanding Faculty Member at IACCT Annual Conference

Ellsworth Community College Agriculture Faculty, Kevin Butt, was presented with the 2017 Iowa Association of Community College Trustees Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the IACCT annual conference in Davenport on Thursday, July 20. The award was presented by IVCCD Board Chairman Yvonne Mallory. The awards program reported that Butt has three philosophies for which he…

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ECC announces 2017 Spring Term Dean’s List

One hundred and twelve students were named to the Spring 2017 (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 while attending…

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2017 ECC Kids in College and STEM Camp is July 10-14

Ellsworth Community College Summer Kids in College and STEM Camp will be held July 10-14. The camp provides students an opportunity to study a particular subject in-depth with instruction not generally available in the regular school curriculum. Kids can choose between Beginning Chess, Exploring Chemistry, Clay Creatures, 911 Emergency and more. The camp is open…

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ECC BPA members attend National Leadership Conference

Eight members of the ECC Business Professionals of America Club attended the 2017 National BPA Leadership Conference at the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida May 10-14. Members competed against 5,800 students from across the United States and Puerto Rico to showcase their business skills and develop their leadership abilities. Students who competed at the…

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33 ECC students earn Microsoft Certifications

Thirty-three Ellsworth Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students. The Microsoft certifications are free, through the Microsoft Imagine…


ECC awards 14 Hamilton Ag Scholarships

Fourteen high school seniors have been selected to receive Bob & Arlene Hamilton Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarships, worth $5,000 each, are awarded to qualifying students entering one of ECC’s production agriculture-related degree programs. The 17-18 Hamilton Scholarship recipients are Brianna…

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Gary Hoffman to receive ECC honorary degree

Gary Hoffman, a lifelong resident of Iowa Falls, began serving Ellsworth Community College in 1976 as a member of the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors. After 10 years on the IVCCD Board, Hoffman was asked to continue serving Ellsworth by joining the Ellsworth College Board of Trustees. In recognition of his…


ECC’s Commencement is Friday, May 5

The public is invited to Ellsworth Community College’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in the Martin Ellsworth Dittmer Gymnasium on the Ellsworth Community College campus, 1100 College Ave. The ECC Class of 2017 includes 214 applicants for graduation, some of whom completed their coursework in December 2016, most of whom are…

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Aspen Institute honors Ellsworth Community College