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May 26, 2016

Hands-on learning was always appreciated by Iowa Lakes Alum Dan Goebel. He remembers learning from text books but also having the opportunity to apply what was learned to real life scenarios. Though there wasn’t an instructor that Goebel didn’t like, Mrs. Denise Reimer and her classroom left the biggest impression...

April 28, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Dickinson County Scholarship Luau has been set for Thursday, June 16, beginning at 5 p.m. at the tropical Barefoot Bar on Lake Okoboji.  Guests will enjoy a Luau meal beginning at 6 p.m. The evening will also include live entertainment provided by music students...

April 15, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Black Knights Car Club Scholarship.  Promoting education and a career in the automotive industry is not new for The Black Knights Car Club members as they have had a scholarship program in place for several years. Now,...

April 12, 2016

Troy Larson rarely took academics seriously. That is, until he attended Iowa Lakes in 1991.  “For the first time, I took academics serious. Iowa Lakes gave me the confidence to know that academically I could get it done,” said Larson.  Larson grew up in Mallard, Iowa, and decided to attend...

March 11, 2016

The First-ever, Dancing with the Local Stars event March 3 and 4 provided amazing entertainment for attendees and an estimated $15,000 for the Kossuth County Scholarship Fund. Many thanks to the dance couples who perfected their individual dances. Professionals for the event were: Karley Kohlhaas, Daryl Kohlhaas, Dave Waldschmidt, Ellie...

February 25, 2016

Area golfers are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Palo Alto County Scholarship Golf Outing on Friday, June 24 at the Five Island Golf Course in Emmetsburg.   The event features a nine-hole, four-person best shot tournament format. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 1...

February 25, 2016

Put on your bib overalls and seed corn cap and join us for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship 2016 Tractor Ride. The event will take place on Thursday, July 7 at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8 a.m., at the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm west...

February 15, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation is thrilled to announce an “Encore” performance to raise scholarship funds for Kossuth County students. The ‘Dancing with the Local Stars’ event Sold Out in record time! The entertainment, dancers and local stars, have agreed to share their routines a second night, on Friday, March...

February 15, 2016

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend the Clay County Scholarship Golf Outing set for Monday, June 6, at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course. Registration and meal will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a 5 p.m. shotgun start.  A short awards program will follow play. An entry fee of $85...

February 9, 2016

The Heldt-Laker Memorial Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes.  Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports.  The event starts on Friday, July 15 at the Estherville Golf Course.   Golfer registration begins Friday, July 15 at 11 a.m., with a...

February 5, 2016

The 2016 Laker Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the S.E.R.T Center on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes. The event is open to the public. Anyone who would like to meet the inductees of the Laker Athletics Hall of...

February 1, 2016

The Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was established in 1992 by the Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association. The award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc. Nominations are once again being sought by...

January 7, 2016

Dust off your formals and join us on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the VFW in Algona for the Kossuth County scholarship fundraising event, “Dancing with the Local Stars”.  All proceeds from this event provide scholarships for students who reside in Kossuth County and are full-time students at Iowa Lakes...

December 2, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award.  This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc. The Iowa...

October 30, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College would like to announce the establishment of the Poe Family Ag Scholarship.  “We Believe and our love for the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm,” prompted Greg and Janet Poe to establish the scholarship. Greg and Janet were both long-time employees of the college and during their...

October 30, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College is honored to announce the establishment of the Thomas Lee Bortvit Memorial Scholarship.  Thomas was an honest, hardworking, responsible young man.  He always thought of others first.  His life was tragically ended on June 6, 2015. Thomas was a quiet young man, however when he spoke...

October 25, 2015

The Iowa Lakes men's basketball team lost to the Iowa Lakes Alumni and Friends 84-82. The Laker Men were led by Cody Cox with 17 points. Brendan Tucek had 15 points and Tywon Bressler added 12 points.  The Laker Alumni were led by Kevin Larson with 23 points.  The Laker...

October 23, 2015

The Iowa Lakes men’s and women’s basketball teams will hold their annual Alumni games/Youth Basketball Clinic this Saturday, Oct. 24. The Youth Basketball Clinic kicks off the afternoon at 12 p.m. The clinic is open for kid’s kindergarten through eighth grade. The games start at 1 p.m. with the women...

July 24, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation appreciates the overwhelming community support of scholarship fund raising events. Students benefit from donor generosity as they pursue college degrees.  Proceeds from the annual Fine Arts Scholarship Event, hosted in October, provide funding for these scholarships. “We are honored to have the opportunity to assist...

July 23, 2015

The annual Linda Heldt Memorial Laker Scholarship Golf Outing was held on Friday, July 10, at the Estherville Golf Course. Heldt, a long-time, well-respected Iowa Lakes Athletic Department employee, succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2007. Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for Iowa Lakes Community College student athletes. The event...

July 11, 2015

The 2015-16 Iowa Lakes Community College recipients of the Presidential Scholarship have been announced. Graduating from Alta-Aurelia High School is Tiffany Bonnesen, Veterinary Technology. Graduates of Emmetsburg High School are:  Emily Bonnstetter (Cylinder) Associate in Arts; Luke Jackson, Business Administration and Management; and Katelyn Ruiz, Associate in Arts.  Graduating from...

July 11, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the 2015-16 recipient of the Alliant Energy Scholarship is Lane Reiman from Ayrshire. Reiman graduated in 2015 from Ruthven-Ayrshire High School. He plans to attend the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program in the fall.  The Alliant Energy Scholars program was established at Iowa Lakes...

July 11, 2015

The 2015-16 Iowa Lakes Community College recipient of the Ag Processing (AGP®) Scholarship is Drew Widman from Climbing Hill. Widman is a 2015 graduate of Woodbury Central High School and is accepted in the Agribusiness Technology program beginning Fall 2015. Ag Processing Inc. (AGP®), of Emmetsburg, a farmer-owned cooperative engaged...

June 24, 2015

Over 150 people put on grass skirts and sunglasses to join the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s 11th annual Dickinson County Scholarship Luau. The Luau took place June 18 at the tropical Barefoot Bar on Lake Okoboji.  Guests enjoyed a Luau themed meal, catered by SanDan’s Catering of Graettinger. The...

June 17, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announces the 2015-16 recipient of the Alliant Energy Scholarship is Lane Reiman from Ayrshire. Reiman graduated in 2015 from Ruthven-Ayrshire High School. He plans to attend the Wind Energy and Turbine Technology program in the fall.  The Alliant Energy Scholars program was established at Iowa Lakes...

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