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ECC BPA members attend National Leadership Conference

Four members of the ECC Business Professionals of America Club attended the 2019 National BPA Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA May 1-5. Members had the opportunity to participate, network and compete in various business related contests with more than 5,000 students from across the United States and Puerto Rico. Students who competed at the National…

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ECC Horse Judging Team places at NACTA

Ellsworth Community College’s Horse Judging team and Hippology team competed at the 2019 North America Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture contests, hosted by Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky on April 11-13. The Horse Judging team placed 3rd out of 11 teams and the Hippology team placed 2nd out of 8 teams. During the Hippology…

Dr. Chris Duree

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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Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team

Ellsworth Community College students Sara Qualley and Emily Timmerman were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 All-Iowa Academic Team at a banquet in Des Moines on March 4, 2019. The top Iowa community college students are nominated each year by the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at each campus. Sara Qualley, is a Sophomore from Iowa…

BPA Students; Top Row (left to right): Isaiah Rono, Janey Furnald, Madison Dennis and Jovis Shoemaker.

ECC Business Professionals of America Club Competes at State Leadership Conference

Four Ellsworth Community College’s Business Professionals of America Club members attended the State Leadership Conference in Des Moines on February 17-18. ECC competed against other Iowa Community Colleges in a wide variety of contests. Qualifying students advance to the national contests May 1-5 in Anaheim, CA. Officer elections were also held during the conference and…

Kevin Butt receiving the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Regional Faculty Member Award.

ECC’s Kevin Butt Receives ACCT Distinguished Faculty Award

Ellsworth Community College’s Agriculture Professor, Kevin Butt, was chosen as the recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees 2018 Central Regional Faculty Member Award. The award was presented on Friday, October 26 in New York City. Butt was accompanied by Iowa Valley Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Christopher Duree, IVCCD Board President, Larry Johnson,…

ECC Horse Judging team at AAQHC

ECC Horse Judging Team competes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress

Ellsworth Community College’s Horse Judging Team placed 5th overall at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, OH on October 17. The team competed with 65 teams from across the nation. The team also placed 5th in performance, 4th in halter and 5th in reasons. “I am so proud of this team and all…


ECC Students Named 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars

Ellsworth Community College students, Sara Qualley of Iowa Falls and Emily Timmerman of Alden were two of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program helps new Phi Theta Kappa members defray educational expenses while enrolled in associate…


ECC awards 16 Hamilton Ag Scholarships

Sixteen high school seniors have been selected to receive Bob & Arlene Hamilton Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholarships, worth $5,000 each, are awarded to qualifying students entering one of ECC’s production agriculture-related degree programs. The 2018-19 Hamilton Scholarship recipients are Hayley…

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33 ECC students earn Microsoft Certifications

Thirty-three Ellsworth Community College students earned a Microsoft Certification for the 2016-2017 academic year. Microsoft certification is a valuable credential recognizing the desktop computing skills needed to use the full features and functionality of the software. The certification promotes academic preparedness and workforce readiness for students. The Microsoft certifications are free, through the Microsoft Imagine…

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Randy Jennings, Ellsworth College Board of Trustees

Randy Jennings to receive ECC honorary degree