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Ellsworth Agriculture announces partnership with Morningside College

Ellsworth Community College announced a partnership with Morningside College at a signing on Friday, April 5, 2019. The partnership with MC’s Pathways Program is intended for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the areas of Agriculture and Food Science. Students who are interested can apply as early as the end of their first…

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Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team

Ellsworth Community College students Sara Qualley and Emily Timmerman were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 All-Iowa Academic Team at a banquet in Des Moines on March 4, 2019. The top Iowa community college students are nominated each year by the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at each campus. Sara Qualley, is a Sophomore from Iowa…


ECC Business Professionals of America Club Competes at State Leadership Conference

Four Ellsworth Community College’s Business Professionals of America Club members attended the State Leadership Conference in Des Moines on February 17-18. ECC competed against other Iowa Community Colleges in a wide variety of contests. Qualifying students advance to the national contests May 1-5 in Anaheim, CA. Officer elections were also held during the conference and…

ECC awards Jam the Gym scholarships 2019

Six $500 scholarships and an ECC Panther Zone gift card were awarded when Ellsworth Community College hosted area high school seniors for Jam the Gym on January 26. The winners included (scholarships) Cooper Johnson from Valley High School, Megan Qualley from Iowa Falls-Alden High School, Megan Mitchell from South Hardin High School, Denashia Steffen from…

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ECC announces 2018 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred twenty-eight students were named to the Fall 2018 (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…


ECC inducts 24 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted 24 new members during the fall semester. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify for membership, ECC students must be in a degree-seeking program with a cumulative 3.25 grade point average, and have completed a…

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IVCCD declares Week of Giving

The Iowa Valley Community College District Employee Engagement Committee has declared Dec. 3-7 as its Week of Giving. During the week, local community college employees and community members are encouraged to support one or more designated projects with donations. All donations will be directed to community college students and/or community charities. The daily designated projects…

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ECC will host Veterans Day program on Nov. 12

The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day program hosted by Ellsworth Community College on Monday, Nov. 12. At noon there will be a formal Veteran’s recognition ceremony in the lobby of Kruse Main Hall with remarks by CPT Justin Wygle, a member of the 1-194 Field Artillery Battalion in Fort Dodge. In August…

Kevin Butt receiving the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Regional Faculty Member Award.

ECC’s Kevin Butt Receives ACCT Distinguished Faculty Award

Ellsworth Community College’s Agriculture Professor, Kevin Butt, was chosen as the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Regional Faculty Member Award. The award was presented on Friday, October 26 in New York City. Butt was accompanied by Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Christopher Duree, IVCCD Board President, Larry Johnson,…

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ECC Horse Judging Team competes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress

Ellsworth Community College’s Horse Judging Team placed 5th overall at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, OH on October 17. The team competed with 65 teams from across the nation. The team also placed 5th in performance, 4th in halter and 5th in reasons. “I am so proud of this team and all…

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Randy Jennings, Ellsworth College Board of Trustees

Randy Jennings to receive ECC honorary degree