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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…

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ECC announces 2020 Spring Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-five students were named to the Spring 2020 (January to May) 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 for the Spring…

ECC’s Brant Friest receives Agribusiness Association of Iowa scholarship

Each February, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) Foundation hosts over 250 Iowa community college agriculture/agribusiness students at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. On February 12, 2020, Ellsworth’s Brant Friest, a second-year Farm Management major from Hubbard, was awarded a scholarship sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. Friest was one of fifteen ag students, and the only…

2019 Homecoming King and Queen

Ellsworth Community College 2019 Homecoming King and Queen

This year’s homecoming activities have drawn to a close, but the King and Queen get to hold their title for the coming year.  Our 2019 Homecoming Queen is Laikyn Miller, a sophomore majoring in Liberal Arts from Parkersburg, IA.  Laikyn plays on the women’s basketball team, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and represents…

David Frank with police cruiser

ECC alum hired as new Iowa Falls police officer

IOWA FALLS – Not everyone is cut out to be a first responder, let alone a police officer.  Luckily for the Iowa Falls community, David Frank always knew that is what he wanted to be.  After graduating from Iowa Falls High School in 2010, Frank started at Ellsworth Community College in 2012 in the Criminal…

John Lawless and Pam Westendorf

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…

Dr. Martin Reimer, Kelbey Barbadillo and Joerg Rochlitzer

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…

Germany exchange program

Two more Ellsworth students heading to Germany

Ellsworth Community College sophomore Thomas Newhall of Dumont and freshman Blane Bark of Nashua have started preparing for the experience of a lifetime … they leave March 20 for two-month agricultural work/study experiences in Germany! Newhall and Bark were notified last month that they are the second-year recipients of Todd Welden Memorial Scholarships, which are…

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All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team