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ECC BPA members attend National Leadership Conference

Five members of the ECC Business Professionals of America Club attended the 2018 National BPA Leadership Conference in Dallas, TX May 9-13. Members competed against more than 5,000 students from across the United States and Puerto Rico to showcase their business skills and develop their leadership abilities. Students who competed at the National Conference, first…

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ECC’s Commencement is Friday, May 4

The public is invited to Ellsworth Community College’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in the Martin Ellsworth Dittmer Gymnasium on the Ellsworth Community College campus, 1100 College Ave. The ECC Class of 2018 includes 195 applicants for graduation, some of whom completed their coursework in December 2017, most of whom are…

Randy Jennings, Ellsworth College Board of Trustees

Randy Jennings to receive ECC honorary degree

The Ellsworth Legacy runs deep for the Jennings family. Randy Jennings was born and raised in Iowa Falls after his father accepted a job to coach basketball and teach for Ellsworth Community College in 1952. Jennings began serving on the Board of Trustees in 1986 and served as President from 2003 to 2010. In recognition…

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ECC inducts 23 into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

The Alpha Iota Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Ellsworth Community College inducted 23 new members during the 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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Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team

Ellsworth Community College students Kristina Dempster and Sophie Helldorff were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 All-Iowa Academic Team at a banquet in Des Moines on Feb. 28. The top Iowa community college students are nominated each year by the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at each campus. Kristina Dempster of Wellsburg is studying Psychology at…

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ECC’s LPN program ranked #1 in Iowa

The Practical Nursing diploma programs at Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College in Iowa Falls continue to draw accolades based on student successes. Recently ranked the #2 Top Accredited LPN Program in Iowa for 2018 by TopNursing.org, the programs have also been named the #1 Iowa LPN Program for 2018 by PracticalNursing.org. The PracticalNursing.org rankings,…

Mary Weaver

The ‘Golden Girl’ of ECC

While she did not experience college the traditional way, Mary Weaver’s decision to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls has impacted her life in ways she never thought possible. Weaver worked for Dodger Industries in Eldora for 30 years before the company closed its doors in 2011 due to foreign trade. While she held…

BPA Students spring 2018 PHOTO CAPTION: Top Row (left to right):  Alexandra Larsen, Janet Siert, Madison Dennis, Kristina Dempster, Merna Bonin and Noelle Hines. Front Row (left to right): Christina Clarke and Colton Kurkov.  (Not Pictured: Wanda Dague)

ECC Business Professionals of America Club Competes at State Leadership Conference

Eight Ellsworth Community College’s Business Professionals of America Club members attended the State Leadership Conference in Des Moines on February 18. ECC competed against community college students from Indian Hills, Kirkwood, Hawkeye, Iowa Central, Iowa Lakes, Southeastern, Southwestern, NICC, and Muscantine at the Conference. All eight ECC students have qualified to advance to the National…

ECC Ag Science club attends PAS conference

ECC Ag Science Club Attends PAS Conference

Members of Ellsworth Community College’s Agricultural Science Club attended the 2018 Postsecondary Ag Students conference in Marshalltown. “PAS is one of the ten career and technical student organizations that has been approved by the U. S. Department of Education as an integral part of career and technical education,” said Kevin Butt, professor at ECC. “We…

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ECC Osgood Library Hosts Read Across America

Ellsworth Community College Osgood Library in conjunction with Iowa Falls Community Chest, Hy-Vee, Iowa Falls Kiwanis Club, Iowa Falls/Alden School Libraries, Dr. Grace O. Doane Public Library, Barlow Memorial Library and Green Belt Bank and Trust are sponsoring a Read Across America event Saturday, March 3th from 9 to 11 am. Students from area schools…

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Randy Jennings, Ellsworth College Board of Trustees

Randy Jennings to receive ECC honorary degree