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ECC community honors late student with an endowed scholarship

IOWA FALLS – On April 27, Robert Givens Jr., an Ellsworth Community College student, tragically lost his life in a drowning accident on the Iowa River.  The Ellsworth College Foundation, along with Givens’ family, has established an endowed scholarship to honor Robert’s memory. Though Givens was a student for less than a semester, he made…


Ellsworth Community College to Host Virtual Graduation

Ellsworth Community College will be celebrating graduation for the 2020-2021 academic year for students who have met the requirements for graduation at the end of the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms. Due to the pandemic, ECC graduates will be honored at the Virtual Graduation Celebration event on Friday, May 7, at 2:00…

The Dale Howard Family Activity Center will fully open to the community

IOWA FALLS – Beginning May 10, 2021, the Iowa Falls community will be able to utilize the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC) on Ellsworth Community College’s campus without restriction, though members will still be required to wear masks while in the building.  This return to mostly standard operating procedures happens after more than a…

Ellsworth offers mental health services to students with new community partnership

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College is offering mental health services for students thanks to a new partnership with Achieve Mental Health. These services are designed to provide short-term counseling to assist students with concerns that would be a barrier to their success on campus such as depression, substance misuse, and trauma, among others. Dr….


The Dale Howard Family Activity Center announces phased reopening

IOWA FALLS – The spring semester is underway on Ellsworth’s campus. Fortunately, the College and Hardin County have seen a decline in the number of COVID-19 positivity cases.  Because of the consistent downward positivity rates, the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC) will begin a phased reopening, starting Monday, February 8. Initially, only patrons over…

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ECC announces 2020 Fall Term Dean’s List

IOWA FALLS, IA – One hundred thirty-five students were named to the Fall 2020 (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…

The Dale Howard Family Activity Center remains closed to the public

IOWA FALLS – With the start of every new year comes resolutions to get in shape. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year was difficult for our community with the extended closure of the Dale Howard Family Activity Center (DHFAC) on Ellsworth Community College’s campus. Late last year saw a spike in positive cases across…

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ECC announces December graduates

IOWA FALLS – Twenty students have completed all requirements of their respective degree programs as of the end of the Fall 2020 semester and are now graduates of Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  These graduates will be honored with their peers at the commencement ceremony in May. All ECC FY20 graduates are listed by…


Osgood Library at ECC receives state grant

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College’s Osgood Library was awarded $13,970 by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, one of 176 grants given across the state.  This project is supported in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Historical Resource Development Program. “These funds are critical to help sustain arts, film, heritage and cultural…

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Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team