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ECC Fall 2016/Spring and Summer 2017 Graduates Announced

On Friday, May 4, the graduates of Ellsworth Community College’s Class of 2017 took their next step and became alumni of the College. Graduates listed below are those who completed their degree work during the fall 2016 and spring-summer 2017 terms. Graduates are listed alphabetically by hometown. The students’ names are followed by the degree/diploma…


ECC’s Kevin Butt receives Outstanding Faculty Member at IACCT Annual Conference

Ellsworth Community College Agriculture Faculty, Kevin Butt, was presented with the 2017 Iowa Association of Community College Trustees Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the IACCT annual conference in Davenport on Thursday, July 20. The award was presented by IVCCD Board Chairman Yvonne Mallory. The awards program reported that Butt has three philosophies for which he…

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ECC announces 2017 Spring Term Dean’s List

One hundred and twelve students were named to the Spring 2017 (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 while attending…

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ECC BPA members attend National Leadership Conference

Eight members of the ECC Business Professionals of America Club attended the 2017 National BPA Leadership Conference at the Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida May 10-14. Members competed against 5,800 students from across the United States and Puerto Rico to showcase their business skills and develop their leadership abilities. Students who competed at the…


ECC awards 14 Hamilton Ag Scholarships

Fourteen 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 2017-18 academic year. The scholarships, worth $5,000 each, are awarded to qualifying students entering one of ECC’s production agriculture-related degree programs. The 17-18 Hamilton Scholarship recipients are Brianna…

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ECC inducts 40 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

  The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted 40 new members this semester. Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. To qualify for membership, ECC students must be in a degree-seeking program with a cumulative 3.25 grade point average, and have completed a minimum…

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ECC Student Senate visits the Capitol

  Eight ECC Student Senate Members participated in the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) 29th Student Legislative Seminar at the Des Moines Capitol Jan. 24-25.

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Defining student success

By Dr. Martin Reimer Many people believe that the goal of a college student is to graduate. This thought process can imply that graduation is an end-point in learning. At Ellsworth Community College learning is defined as a journey, not a destination. Therefore, graduation is not an end-goal, but a milestone in a lifelong learning…

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ECC celebrates Veterans Day 2016

The lobby of Kruse Main was nearly full today as students, staff, community members and guests joined Ellsworth Community College in celebrating Veterans Day 2016. Guest speaker Sgt. 1st Class Eric Ramirez, spoke about the history and current involvements of the U.S. military, the many sacrifices made by service members and their families, and the crucial…

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Aspen Institute honors Ellsworth Community College