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July 14, 2017

America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Michael Wampler is the new regional director for the Northwest Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Spencer, which is hosted by Iowa Lakes Community College. He started his new position on July 3, 2017.  Wampler will be advising and training...

July 13, 2017

Registration for the 18th Annual 10K/5K/1-mile Run for the Cob event is now open. The annual Sweet Corn Days event will be held Saturday, August 5. The 1-mile Fun Run starts at 7:45 a.m.; the 10K begins at 8:15 a.m.; and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.  All races start...

July 3, 2017

A solid academic foundation and strong studio coursework in the art department at Iowa Lakes Community College led to two academic degrees and full-time work as an artist for Danielle Clouse Gast. “Looking back on those short two years, it was an incredibly positive experience wrapped up in a nice...

July 3, 2017

A recent decision by the Federal Aviation Administration could potentially save graduates of the Iowa Lakes Aviation/Airport Management program thousands of dollars and several months of flight experience before they can fly as airline pilots. The new FAA “reduced aeronautical experience” airline pilot certificate can now be granted to Iowa...

June 30, 2017

An anniversary celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 7 to observe the 20th anniversary of the operation of the Smith Wellness Center/Library Complex at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. The open house/chamber coffee starts at 9:30 a.m. in the rotunda with refreshments and self-guided tours. Staff will be on...

June 30, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College President Valerie Newhouse has been notified that she will receive the 2017 Chief Administrator award from the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees in July.  Newhouse was selected based on her outstanding leadership. The award is selected by the IACCT, the Iowa Association of Community College...

June 30, 2017

A new vice president of administration has been hired at Iowa Lakes Community College. Robert (Bob) Leifeld was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting June 20.  He currently serves as the executive dean of the Estherville campus and will start his new duties as vice president on July 1....

June 29, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College students have returned from the 53rd annual National SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Ky., June 19-23.  And, one individual from the Powersports and Power Equipment Technology program at Iowa Lakes came home with a first-place medal in the Motorcycle Service Technology category. Craig Sundblad, Albert City,...

June 20, 2017

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met at the Spencer campus Tuesday afternoon and learned more about the Surgical Technology program.  Scott Stokes, Vice President of Administration, introduced Mary Faber, Director of the Spencer campus, who provided a general update on the programs at the Spencer campus in addition...

June 16, 2017

Ground was broken Wednesday morning – and Wednesday afternoon – for Iowa Lakes Community College buildings in Algona and Estherville. The Algona campus is getting a new addition to its building and the Estherville campus is constructing a Performing Arts Center. Algona… The project at the Algona campus includes a...

June 10, 2017

Five concerts will be held during the 37th Annual Iowa Lakes Community College Reggie Schive Summer Jazz Camp next week and the public is invited to attend.  The concerts will be Monday through Thursday, June 19 – 22, and will feature the Headliners and the camp participants. Headliners include: Roger...

June 9, 2017

Ground will be broken Wednesday on two campuses of Iowa Lakes as work gets under way on two building projects at the college. In the morning, the public is invited to the Algona campus for a groundbreaking ceremony launching the Algona addition. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the...

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...

June 8, 2017

Massage Therapy is growing as a career opportunity and has become increasingly important in the health and wellness professions. Massage Therapists may work in wellness clinics, chiropractic offices, beauty salons or health spas, as well as their own business.  Have an interest in becoming a Massage Therapist? Come to the...

June 1, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College will receive a grant to help prepare area students for college, the U.S. Department of Education announced recently. The Upward Bound grant provides fundamental support as young people in ninth through 12th grade begin planning their education following graduation from high school. “This is a good...

June 1, 2017

With years of experience in television, MC22 station manager and Iowa Lakes Community College graduate Jason White is used to being behind the camera — and in front of it.  Now he’s getting comfortable in front of the classroom, too, as an adjunct instructor in the Digital, Social & Broadcast...

May 26, 2017

Flick a switch and a light turns on, change the thermostat and the air conditioning kicks in or just watch the blades of a wind turbine spin: 26 Emmetsburg High School students got to decipher the everyday mysteries of life hands-on at Iowa Lakes Community College this week as part...

May 22, 2017

Four students from Iowa Lakes Community College will participate in this summer’s Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (OEI).  “I figured it would be a great life experience and (I could) learn some skills to use in the future,” said Derrick Feldhans of Spirit Lake, one of the students chosen. “I … get...

May 18, 2017

High winds which blew through Palo Alto County Wednesday afternoon have caused damage to a portion of the Beef Technology facility at the college farm laboratory west of Emmetsburg. Shortly after 2 p.m., strong winds knocked down the western section of the new building. The roof and beams from the...

May 17, 2017

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College met in Spirit Lake Tuesday afternoon and covered a wide-ranging list of agenda items. The first item of business was the 260E New Jobs Training Project for 2017. Jolene Rogers, Executive Director of Community and Business Relations, introduced Maggie Burger from Speer Financial...

May 15, 2017

Mark those calendars! Dancing with the Local Stars in Kossuth County will be held at the VFW in Algona, on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Nov. 15, 2017.  All proceeds from this event provide scholarships for students who...

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...

May 11, 2017

A new speaker has been added to the lineup for the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day on Wednesday, May 17, at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Teacher, coach, middle school principal and speaker Kent Stock is widely known for coaching the Norway baseball team during its...

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