ECC News

PTK spring 2017

ECC inducts 40 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

  The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted 40 new members this 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 minimum…

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ECC horse judging team makes school history

The Ellsworth Community College horse judging team competed in the Region 10 Arabian Horse Association’s Judging Contest in Chatfield, MN on April 1. ECC’s team competed against 20 4H/FFA, AHA, and Collegiate teams that included 75 contestants from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. The team won a total of 40 ribbons and one plaque at the…

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ECC Business Professionals of America Club Competes at State Leadership Conference

Nine Ellsworth Community College’s Business Professionals of America Club members attended the State Leadership Conference in Des Moines February 19-20. ECC competed against community college students from Indian Hills, Kirkwood, Hawkeye, Iowa Central, Iowa Lakes, Southeastern, Southwestern, NICC, and Muscantine at the Conference. All nine ECC students have qualified to advance to the National Business…


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….

Student Senate visit's the Capitol

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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