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ECC announces 2019 Fall Term Dean’s List

One hundred thirty-six students were named to the Fall 2019 (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 for the Fall…

Ellsworth College Foundation receives donation from McFarland Clinic

IOWA FALLS – When Ellsworth College Foundation Director, Gwen Groen, received a call saying someone wanted to donate to a scholarship for Ellsworth nursing students, she jumped at the chance.  McFarland Clinic Marketing Director, Shelley Goecke, contacted Groen on behalf of Doctors Aaron Heiar and Abigail Hemken.  Both Dr. Heiar and Dr. Hemken felt the…

PTK Induction Fall 2019

Ellsworth Community College inducts new PTK members

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College held its fall Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony on Tuesday evening.  The following students were inducted into the honor society: Jun-Jae Kang, Madison Duncan, Sergio Gomez Alanis, Hannah Hoffman, Hanbee Kim, Emma Koehler, Cheyann Marshall, Megan Mitchell, Megan Qualley, Alexandra Sanders, Michael Steele, and Daveion Crawford Jr. Phi Theta…


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…

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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…

All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

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… Badge

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, the programs have also been named the #1 Iowa LPN Program for 2018 by The 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 Muscatine at the Conference. All eight ECC students have qualified to advance to the National…

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All-Iowa Academic Team-ECC

Two ECC students named to All-Iowa Academic Team