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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 21-25

Both Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls and Marshalltown Community College are gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 21-25, 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’s Thompson Hall residents move back to campus

The Ellsworth Community College student residents of Thompson Hall were able to return to their residence hall this weekend after the state fire marshal gave the green light.  This return to their on-campus housing happened nearly one month after the 150 male residents were displaced by an electrical fire and subsequent smoke damage. In the…

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ECC and Iowa Falls community work together following fire

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College is overcoming some unexpected obstacles following a small fire in Thompson Hall, a men’s dormitory housing nearly 150 students. The fire, though not the way the College would have wanted to start the school year, brought both Ellsworth employees and the Iowa Falls community together to help the students….

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ECC is named a Home Base Iowa CHAMPS Partner

Ellsworth Community College has been named a Partner of the Home Base Iowa Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMPs) program, which helps promote Iowa as an attractive place for veterans and their family who choose to pursue their higher education goals. To qualify as a Home Base Iowa CHAMPS Partner, ECC documented how it met specific criteria related to…

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Register now for ECC fall term classes

IOWA FALLS – Now’s the time to apply for admission to Ellsworth Community College and register for fall term classes, which start Monday, Aug. 26. The sooner the better, the ECC Admissions Office staff advises … many required freshman classes are already filling up. “It seems like our students fall into two distinct groups: the…

Last-Dollar Scholarships available for ECC students

Students enrolled in qualified programs at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls are now eligible to apply for the new Last-Dollar Scholarship program. Part of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Future Ready Iowa Act, the new scholarships will help pay tuition for up to two years of college education leading to high-demand jobs. For the 2019-20 academic…

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Dr. Chris Duree to receive ECC honorary degree

Dr. Chris Duree to receive ECC honorary degree The Ellsworth Community College Board of Trustees will present retiring IVCCD Chancellor Dr. Chris Duree with an honorary Doctor of Administrative Leadership (honoris causa) degree in recognition of his 38 years in public education. The honorary degree will be presented during the Ellsworth Community College commencement ceremony on Friday, May…

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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…

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…

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Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team