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Allison Sheridan

Allison Sheridan

Allison Sheridan expects great things at Ellsworth When Ellsworth Community College volleyball is recruiting players, Head Coach Ashley Clark is looking for more than just skills on the court. She is looking for a student-athlete who can be successful both in the classroom and on game days. Clark found that winning combination in incoming freshman…

Meranda and friends

Meranda Nevenhoven

Meranda Nevenhoven is an ECC freshman from Aplington, IA, studying Elementary Education. In addition to being an ECC Student Ambassador, she’s also a Panther cheerleader. “I’ve enjoyed being around kids via babysitting since I was a teenager, and now working at a daycare. I work really well with kids and enjoy helping them any way…

Tony Cristoforo

Tony Cristoforo

Tony Cristoforo of Mt. Pleasant, IA, is a freshman majoring in Business Education. He began his college career at a private four-year college but decided to transfer so that he could play football. “When I decided that the four-year college wasn’t right for me, I had planned to transfer to the community college closest to…

Brian Klein

Brian Klein

“It’s a funny story how I ended up at Ellsworth Community College,” says Brian Klein of Sanborn, Iowa. “I was looking for a college with a GPS (global positioning system) program so I googled ‘GPS College’ and Ellsworth was toward the top of the list. I looked into ECC and some other colleges, but ECC’s…

Kylie Burke in nursing room

Kylie Burke

Kylie Burke of Aplington, IA, is a freshman studying Nursing. In addition to her classwork, she participates in the Impact (Christian ministry and Bible study) club. “I chose Ellsworth because my dream is to be a nurse. ECC has awesome nursing licensure exam passage rates, and small class sized make learning easier and fun. ECC…

Kelbey Barbadillo

Kelbey Barbadillo

Kelbey Barbadillo of Salt Lake City, UT, is a Sophomore studying Liberal Arts. In addition to being a Student Ambassador, she’s an ECC cheerleader. “I chose to attend Ellsworth because it’s a great place to find out what I’m passionate about … it’s an adventure in learning that will get me toward my future. “My…

Kendra Pintar at Royal Vista Southwest

Kendra Pintar

Pintar transitions internship into dream job Ellsworth Community College graduate Kendra Pintar of Hoffman Estates, IL, made a U-turn in her career plans a couple of years ago … at age 22 she quit her job as a hairstylist, enrolled at ECC, and “moved to Iowa to play with horses.” She landed a dream internship…