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June 8, 2017

The 2017 Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was presented to Pastor Doug Burton from the First Christian Church in Estherville, during the Iowa Lakes Community College Spring Commencement on Friday, May 12.  Burton, and his wife, Beth, and their two children, Chris and Kelly, are graduates of Iowa Lakes Community...

June 8, 2017

Many thanks to the sponsors and participants who attended the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation Scholarship Event on Friday, June 2 at Spencer Golf & Country Club. The 18-hole, four-person best ball tournament included games, contests, and a raffle to help raise scholarship funds.  Clay County students attending any of...

May 11, 2017

Save the date! Dancing with the Local Stars in Palo Alto County will be held at the Wild Rose Casino on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 Tickets will go on sale to the public on Nov. 1, 2017.  All proceeds from this event provide scholarships for students...

April 20, 2017

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 14 at the Estherville Golf Course.  Golfer check in begins Friday, July 14 at 12 p.m., with a...

March 30, 2017

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation provides nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually to recognize 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars as part of the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.  Iowa Lakes Community College students, Nicholas Grandstaff of Emmetsburg and Cammy Trierweiler of Greenville have both been named 2017 Coca-Cola Community...

March 27, 2017

Put on the grass skirts and sunglasses and join the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Luau Event. Proceeds from the event are awarded to Dickinson County residents who enroll full-time at Iowa Lakes Community College. The Luau will take place on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 5 p.m....

March 23, 2017

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend the Clay County Scholarship Golf Outing set for Friday, June 2, at the Spencer Golf & Country Club. Registration and meal will begin at 12 p.m., followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A short awards program will follow play.  An entry fee of...

March 1, 2017

Created in 2017, the Jan Schad Memorial Scholarship is a testament to the importance of saving and taking care of things entrusted to you.  Jan’s parents saved in order to purchase a farm that allowed their family to live comfortably.  Jan wanted this acknowledged.  A quote from Jan’s favorite author...

February 9, 2017

A new music scholarship was recently established by the Mid-America Music Association (MAMA) to honor students enrolled in the music program at Iowa Lakes Community College. A fundraising dance was held last fall with scholarship money raised, making this an annual event. Carolyn and John Walz, MAMA board members, award...

January 23, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College athletics is truly a Laker family affair for the Harmons. RaeAhna Harmon is the third person in the family to find herself at Iowa Lakes Community College, and all three students have been highly involved in athletics.  A freshman on the Laker volleyball squad, RaeAhna had...

January 10, 2017

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 24th 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...

January 3, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College has announced the establishment of the Mid-America Music Association of Iowa – “MAMA” – Scholarship.  The Mid-America Music Association of Iowa promotes music and music appreciation throughout the entire Midwest in conjunction with other MAMA chapters. Proceeds from their events are donated to local charities involved...

November 11, 2016

Local celebrities are preparing to take to the dance floor to strut their stuff and boogie down to benefit students of Iowa Lakes Community College in the upcoming 2017 Dancing with the Local Stars event. This year’s dancers include Beany Bode, Sara Curtis, the Rev. Ed Girres, Rachel Smith, Mandie...

November 10, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 24th 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 24, 2016

Dress as a gangster or silent screen star! Come as a flapper or come as you are! Join us, Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation, for “Crime and Punishment,” a 1920s themed murder mystery experience, to be held at “The Shores of Five Island” community center in Emmetsburg on Friday, Feb....

September 15, 2016

 Iowa Lakes Community College's Laker Scramble Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, September 16 has been cancelled. The venue, Brooks Golf Course is unplayable due to rain. Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation looks forward to seeing you at our next scholarship outing, with proceeds supporting the Iowa Lakes Wrestling team on...

September 8, 2016

This scholarship was established in 2013 by Jody Condon in honor of dedicated educators and professionals who work with students at all learning levels and capabilities. This is a $500 scholarship for one recipient to use towards tuition, books and fees. The candidate must be enrolled full-time in the Human...

September 7, 2016

Since 2005, Iowa Lakes Community College has funded the SAVE Scholarship for students who participated in SAVE classes at Iowa Lakes while in high school. Award amount is up to $500 for tuition only and is determined by per semester enrollment status (12+ credits = $250/semester; 6-11 credits = $125/semester)....

September 7, 2016

The Todd Edmund Eslick “Eddie Flyer” Scholarship was established in 2010 at Iowa Lakes Community College. Todd, a 200 Aviation alumnus, was affectionately known as “Eddie Flyer” by his classmates and comrades in pranks. As the age of 13, he was the youngest to complete ground school in Webster City...

September 7, 2016

The Tim Higgins Memorial Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2000. Higgins, of Galva, truly felt farming was a great way of life. Family felt that he would have wished to give back to agriculture and provide an opportunity for a student to enjoy farming as much...

September 7, 2016

The Henry Torkelson Scholarship honors Torkelson, a former Farm Equipment Mechanics instructor at Iowa Lakes Community College. Requirement is sophomore in Farm Equipment Diesel Technology. Award amount varies and must be used for tuition, books or fees.  The 2016-17 recipient is Kyle Knudsen of Ida Grove.  To contribute to this...

September 7, 2016

In 2003, Irma M. Hasbrook, of Estherville, established the Raymond Hasbrook Memorial Scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College to honor her late husband. The generosity of Irma helps to make education at Iowa Lakes a reality for students. Requirements include graduating high school senior planning to enroll full-time and financial...

September 7, 2016

In 2006, the Starcom Starnet Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College by Starcom/Starnet of Graettinger. Requirements include graduating high school senior planning to attend Iowa Lakes full-time, Starcom/Starnet customer or dependent of a customer and minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Award is $800 and must be used for tuition,...

September 6, 2016

The Student Support Services (Institutional Funded) Scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College is for active SSS students who display focus and commitment toward completing their academic goals as full-time students. Requirements are financial need determined by FAFSA results and minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Awards vary and must be used for...

September 6, 2016

Perry and Teresa Pearson, long-time residents of the Iowa Great Lakes area, established the GreenWay Scholarship at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2007. The Pearsons are critically aware of and support the need to improve and protect the environment. Requirements are full-time enrollment in Wind Energy and Turbine Technology, Sustainable...

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