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July 23, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College is proud to announce the election of Michael J. Morson into the position of Vice President for the Association of Surgical Technologists Student Association. Michael was voted into his position during the AST National Conference in Denver, Colo., in May. With nearly 2,000 attendants and almost...

July 15, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College held its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon in Algona and received an update on the new Massage Therapy program at the Algona campus.   Mark Gruwell,* Executive Dean of Instruction and Development joined with Theresa Waechter,* Supervisor and Advisor for the Algona...

July 15, 2014

Blue Zones Project™ officially announced Tuesday that the Algona campus of Iowa Lakes Community College is a designated Blue Zones Project Worksite™.   The campus achieved designation status on June 23, 2014, after completing the necessary items in the Blue Zones Project™ worksite pledge, including enforcing a tobacco free campus,...

July 14, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College students have returned from the 50th annual National SkillsUSA competition held in Kansas City. Alex Kenne (Algona) won first place in State and second in Nationals for SkillsUSA in Carpentry. Matt Sediveck (New Hampton) won first place in State and 13th in the Nation for SkillsUSA...

July 2, 2014

Four students from Iowa Lakes Community College will participate in this year’s Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute. This is the ninth year for the institute and the eighth time students from Iowa Lakes have participated in the August event. Students include: Brandi Alexander from Buffalo, New York, who is majoring in Substance...

June 27, 2014

Individuals wishing to get ahead or catch up on classes with their four-year or community college will be interested in four week online classes held over the summer break through Iowa Lakes Community College. A variety of transferable course work is available with classes beginning Monday, July 7, through Aug....

June 24, 2014

In the spring semester, Iowa Lakes had 56 student-athletes earn Academic All-Region; 21 of them earning first team and 35 second team.  Athletic Director Troy Larson is thrilled with the performances of each of these Laker participants.  "Very proud of our student athletes and their work in the classroom.  Having...

June 17, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees met in Spencer Tuesday afternoon where they received an update on the Spencer campus and met with a student from the Massage Therapy program. Mary Faber, Director of the Spencer campus, talked about what attracts students to the campus. Most students attend because...

June 16, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College will have a new Shooting Sports Club for students to participate in this coming fall. “This is a very popular activity at the high school level in our five-county area,” said Bill Lapczenski, Director of Auxiliary Services at the college. “There are several young men, as...

June 12, 2014

The 26th Annual Youth Basketball Camp at Iowa Lakes Community College is next week. Athletics Director and Men’s Basketball Coach Troy Larson says the camp will be held in the college gymnasium at the Estherville campus starting Monday, June 16 through June 19. Registrations are still being taken for both...

June 4, 2014

Five concerts will be held during the 34th 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 9-12, and will feature the headliners and the camp participants. Headliners include Roger Neumann,...

June 3, 2014

Four area students will represent Iowa Lakes at the national SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City on June 23 through June 27.  All first place finishers in the Iowa competitions advance to the national event.   One of those attending - Alex Kenne - is a two-time Iowa champion. In addition,...

May 30, 2014

Iowa Lakes’ sophomore golfer Austin Sweeney finished his final round at the NJCAA National Tournament tied for 14th.  Shooting a 74 the last day, putting him 13 over par for the week.   Sweeney, a Southerland native, was named Second team NJCAA All-American and to the All-Tournament team which is...

May 27, 2014

The Veterinary Technician program of Iowa Lakes Community College has received a level of “Initial Accreditation” from the American Veterinary Medical Association – Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA). At its May meeting, the CVTEA changed the nomenclature of “Provisional Accreditation” to “Initial Accreditation”. The definition and meaning...

May 20, 2014

Tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 college year were approved by the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College at their meeting Tuesday afternoon in Spirit Lake. In-state student tuition will be $155 per credit hour.  Non-Residents and International students will pay $166 per credit hour. Mandatory fees are...

May 19, 2014

Golf enthusiasts are invited to attend Iowa Lakes Community College’s Kossuth County Scholarship Golf Outing set for Friday, June 6.  Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a noon shotgun start.  A short awards program will follow play. This year there is a “$15.00 Pork Tenderloin Lunch...

May 9, 2014

Top students from Iowa Lakes Community College attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2014 National Leadership Conference, “Accelerate Your Future,” in Indianapolis, Ind., April 30-May 4. Three representatives from Iowa Lakes joined over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in national level business skills competitions,...

May 8, 2014

The Surgical Technology Program at Iowa Lakes Community College has received continuing accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  A peer review was conducted by representatives from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA) which recognized the program’s substantial...

May 8, 2014

For the 14th straight year, an Algona High School broadcast team has qualified for the Skills USA national championships.  Courtney Groen and Abby Strohman will compete at nationals this summer in Kansas City under the State of Iowa and Iowa Lakes Community College banners.   The national contest brings together the...

May 7, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Dance Team along with Head Coach Danie Juhl would like to announce the signing of Tia Bernholtz of Estherville and Carley Jensen of Spirit Lake to compete next season for the Lakers. Going into the third year with competitive dance, the Lakers are looking to earn the...

May 7, 2014

Arbor Day was celebrated with several area high school FFA students recently with the planting of a tree in cooperation with the Landscape & Turfgrass Technology program at Iowa Lakes. Kevin Fehr, the instructor of the Landscape & Turfgrass Technology program, delivered trees to local schools to help celebrate the...

May 6, 2014

The 27th Annual Fun and Wellness Day planned in Emmetsburg is rapidly approaching. The Fun and Wellness Day is held annually and features a day of activities, health screenings, workshops and entertainment for those 50 years and better. This year’s keynote speaker is Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest...

May 2, 2014

Registration for summer classes at Iowa Lakes Community College is now open. A variety of transferable course work will also be available. Summer classes are quite popular. Some are interested in taking summer classes to lessen their course load for the following college year, and many use the classes to...

May 2, 2014

The Hotel & Restaurant Management program at Iowa Lakes Community College has been recertified through 2019 in a special Dietary Certification. The approval means students completing the Hotel and Restaurant Management program may also become certified as Dietary Managers through the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). “The program...

April 25, 2014

Iowa’s Hidden Treasure will be revealed at the 27th Annual Fun and Wellness Day in Emmetsburg in mid-May. Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and Iowa Public Television host, spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s 99 counties in search of close-to-home attractions and getaways...

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