COVID-19 Update

Check for additional updates regarding IVCCD’s responses to COVID-19.

Our campuses are open to select students and employees only. Online classes are going smoothly; lab classes and events remain canceled until further notice. Students can access services and staff through email. Our switchboards are accepting calls, but most staff are not on campus at this time.

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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…


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…


ECC announces 2019 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-six students were named to the Fall 2019 (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 for the Fall…

Ellsworth College Foundation receives donation from McFarland Clinic

IOWA FALLS – When Ellsworth College Foundation Director, Gwen Groen, received a call saying someone wanted to donate to a scholarship for Ellsworth nursing students, she jumped at the chance.  McFarland Clinic Marketing Director, Shelley Goecke, contacted Groen on behalf of Doctors Aaron Heiar and Abigail Hemken.  Both Dr. Heiar and Dr. Hemken felt the…

PTK Induction Fall 2019

Ellsworth Community College inducts new PTK members

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College held its fall Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony on Tuesday evening.  The following students were inducted into the honor society: Jun-Jae Kang, Madison Duncan, Sergio Gomez Alanis, Hannah Hoffman, Hanbee Kim, Emma Koehler, Cheyann Marshall, Megan Mitchell, Megan Qualley, Alexandra Sanders, Michael Steele, and Daveion Crawford Jr. Phi Theta…

2019 Homecoming King and Queen

Ellsworth Community College 2019 Homecoming King and Queen

This year’s homecoming activities have drawn to a close, but the King and Queen get to hold their title for the coming year.  Our 2019 Homecoming Queen is Laikyn Miller, a sophomore majoring in Liberal Arts from Parkersburg, IA.  Laikyn plays on the women’s basketball team, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and represents…

Adam Fahs

Adam Fahs named Ellsworth Community College’s interim head wrestling coach

After eight seasons as Ellsworth Community College Head Wrestling Coach, Cole Spree announced his resignation to start a wrestling program at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. Taking on the role of interim head coach is Adam Fahs, who has been the Panthers’ assistant coach for three seasons. Spree says he is fully confident in…

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All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team