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Gary Hoffman, honorary degree recipient 2017

Gary Hoffman to receive ECC honorary degree

Gary Hoffman, a lifelong resident of Iowa Falls, began serving Ellsworth Community College in 1976 as a member of the Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors. After 10 years on the IVCCD Board, Hoffman was asked to continue serving Ellsworth by joining the Ellsworth College Board of Trustees. In recognition of his…

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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….

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ECC announces 2016 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-six students were named to the Fall 2016 (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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Time to register for ECC’s Spring Term…classes begin Jan. 9

It’s time to register for Winter Interim and Spring Term classes at Ellsworth Community College. Winter Interim classes begin Dec. 19 and Spring Term classes begin Jan. 9. “Our Spring Term classes are filling up quickly,” says Adriane Sietsema, ECC’s Director of Admissions. “The earlier you start the enrollment process more likely you are to…

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Medical Assistants Recognition Week is Oct. 17-21

Ellsworth Community College is gearing up to celebrate Medical Assistants Recognition Week Oct. 17-21, 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. 19. In celebration of Medical Assistants Recognition Week,…

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Summer 2016 Graduates Announced

Ellsworth Community College has announced the names of 47 graduates who completed their coursework over the summer months. These graduates were recognized at the May commencement ceremony and are now official alumni of the College. Graduates are listed alphabetically by hometown. The students’ names are followed by the degree/diploma awarded (AA is Associate in Arts,…

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New agreement impacts fully online, non-Iowa students

The Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) Board of Directors has approved participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), whereby IVCCD will be able to enroll non-Iowa students from other states and U.S. territories who want to participate exclusively in online classes through either Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls or Marshalltown Community College….

ECC Choir, Spring 2015

ECC Band, Choir begin practicing

Now’s the time to become part of the tradition of ECC Band and ECC Choir! Both groups are open to ECC students, staff members and the community. The initial organizational meetings will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 30; 6 pm for Band members and 7:30 pm for Choir participants. The meetings (and future rehearsals) will be…

Kevin Butt, agricultural instructor

ECC Precision Ag partners with Clark College

A letter of support from Ellsworth Community College Agriculture Professor Kevin Butt contributed to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that has been awarded to Clark State Community College in Ohio. The $400,000 NSF grant will enable Clark State to be appointed a hub for Precision Agriculture education in Ohio, and Clark State faculty will…

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Barbadillo picked for European Union internship

Kelbey Barbadillo of Salt Lake City, UT, is the fourth Ellsworth Community College student to be selected for an eight-week summer internship in Brussells, Belgium, with Dr. Peter Jahr of the European Union. This week she’ll fly from Iowa to Brussells, returning to the U.S. in mid-July. “I have never been overseas, so I cannot…

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Randy Jennings, Ellsworth College Board of Trustees

Randy Jennings to receive ECC honorary degree