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June 29, 2015

Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, announced that Sam Mashburn is the new Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. Mashburn is a native of Cumming, Ga.  He swam distance freestyle and backstroke at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, N. C. After graduation in...

June 24, 2015

Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted the annual Iowa Lakes TRIO Talent Search Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp on Thursday, June 18, with a tour of the classrooms and an address to the STEM campers – and the public. The theme for this year’s camp...

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 16, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met at the Spencer campus Tuesday afternoon to learn about academic programs at the campus as well as recent changes in preparing individuals from the area to achieve the High School Equivalency Diploma. Mary Faber, Director of the Spencer campus, mentioned the changes...

June 16, 2015

Today students’ lives happen on mobile devices and computers far from campus. A new application available to students for Fall 2015 makes doing homework for classes more available from anywhere. The Iowa Lakes Community College Technology department announced in an orientation session on Tuesday, June 11 that Office 365 Education...

June 15, 2015

The Agriculture Orientation on Monday, June 15 at the Iowa Lakes Community College Emmetsburg campus was a little different this year. In addition to meeting future classmates and registering for classes, new freshmen in the Agriculture programs attended a career fair.  Local representatives from the Agriculture industry were available over...

June 15, 2015

“A home away from home.” That’s how Kerry Belgrave, a native of the Parish of St. John, Barbados, refers to Iowa Lakes Community College. Belgrave came to Emmetsburg in August 2013, after the couple who adopted him moved. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the University...

June 11, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College Auto Collision Technology student, Cody Bonnstetter of Belmond, was presented with the Adam J. Williams Memorial Scholarship at a small gathering of his classmates on Monday, June 5. Buck and Lee Williams presented the scholarship in memory of their son, Adam J. Williams.  “As a result...

June 11, 2015

Governor Terry Branstad highlights the annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp on Thursday, June 18, with a visit and an address to the STEM campers – and the public – starting at 4:10 p.m. After the Governor’s address, STEM campers have the opportunity to ask questions.     ...

June 10, 2015

Enjoy the sights close to home with bus trips sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College. First explore the Iowa Great Lakes on a trip leaving the Spencer campus at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17 and returning around 10:30 p.m.  Visit the Classic Car Museum, Little Swan Lake Winery for...

June 4, 2015

The Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was presented to James Donovan of Baxter, Minn., during the Iowa Lakes Community College Spring Commencement on Friday, May 15. Executive Director of Community and Business Relations, Jolene Rogers, presented the award memorializing Jim Hall, a 1968 Iowa Lakes graduate and strong supporter of...

June 3, 2015

Planting has begun in earnest at the Iowa Lakes Community College garden at the Emmetsburg campus. Community volunteers this year included children from the Emmetsburg Head Start.  While the children planted green beans, Ted Ellis, Jim Stevens and granddaughter Reagan, and Dick Zwart planted 150 pepper plants – a variety...

June 1, 2015

It’s a 12-hour drive from Lansing, Michigan, to the Iowa Lakes Campus in Estherville.  For two-time national NJCAA wrestling champion Freddie Rodriguez, the road that took him from Michigan to Iowa was a long and winding one.  Fortunately, it was also a road that took him to a place where...

May 29, 2015

Alma Ortiz walked into the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church basement in September of 2011. She had a dream and needed more English skills to achieve it.  Laura Johnson loved listening to the stories she heard from English Language Learners (ELL) who came into her classroom. In addition to this...

May 28, 2015

Five concerts are scheduled during the 35th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp. The public is invited to attend. Concerts are Monday through Thursday, June 8-11, and feature the Headliners and camp participants.             Headliners include Roger Neumann, saxophones – Los...

May 22, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College announced the selection of the 2015-2016 Student Senate Presidents for the Emmetsburg and Estherville campuses at recent end-of-year meetings. Taylor Strubbe, Early Childhood Education program, from Paullina, has been named the new president for the Emmetsburg campus. The new president for the Estherville campus is John...

May 21, 2015

Iowa Lakes Community College offers accelerated online courses during two different 8-week or a 4-week term over the summer. These courses cover the same course material as a traditional 16-week course yet at a faster pace.  The first 8-week term courses run from May 26 to July 20. The second...

May 20, 2015

Talisa McLachlan is 8,565 miles from her home – a 17-hour flight from Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia.  “I came to Iowa Lakes Community College to play golf and to get two years of school done before I play for a four-year college,” she said. Last week McLachlan represented Iowa Lakes...

May 19, 2015

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met in Spirit Lake Tuesday afternoon and learned more about the Success Centers the college operates.   Deborah Clark, Success Center Instructional Assistant, spoke to the Trustees about the role of the Success Centers within the college.  She noted that more than 2,700...

May 18, 2015

Not every student who takes flying lessons at Iowa Lakes Community College majors in aviation and goes on to be a commercial pilot. Take Tony Condon who majored in pre-engineering and transferred to Iowa State University in Aerospace Engineering.  Now the Estherville native is preparing to compete in the World...

May 14, 2015

Summer hours at Iowa Lakes Community College begin on Monday, May 18. Offices at all Iowa Lakes campuses are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon.  The website at www.iowalakes.edu makes it possible to conduct business with Iowa Lakes outside...

May 12, 2015

Four Iowa Lakes Community College students recently returned from the National Business Professionals of America (BPA) Leadership Conference and Competition in Anaheim, Calif., May 5 through May 10. During the conference students experienced leadership training, listened to keynote and motivational speakers and competed with students from across the country. The...

May 12, 2015

The Welding program at Iowa Lakes Community College, led by Instructor Emily Gottche, was chosen as one of four community college semifinalists for the ACT National Career Preparedness Award. The selection announcement is June at the National Gala on College and Career Readiness.  “Each of the semifinalists represent the truest...

May 11, 2015

Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has announced that four Iowa Lakes Community College students have been selected to attend the 10th Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI) this summer. This is the ninth year students from Iowa Lakes have participated in the August event. This year’s Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute is August 2...

May 11, 2015

The 28th Annual Fun and Wellness Day planned at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg is rapidly approaching. The event is held on Wednesday, May 20 at the Emmetsburg campus. Doors open at 7:45 a.m. for registration, continental breakfast and display booths. Participants are encouraged to park in the lot...

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