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August 24, 2016

Former Laker Men’s Basketball standout Deondre Parks has signed a professional contract with the Newcastle Eagles in the British Basketball League (BBL).  "It all started at Iowa Lakes; playing there made me want to keep playing and train harder. I've overcome a lot of obstacles and now I have an...

August 23, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday appointed Todd Johnson of Milford to fill the District 5 position vacated with the passing of David Gottsche. Johnson has worked at United Community Bank in Milford for nearly 20 years and currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. ...

August 23, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees convened Tuesday afternoon in Estherville and appointed a new board member to replace David Gottsche, who passed away just over a week ago. Filling the position will be Todd Johnson of Milford. Earlier in the meeting, Board President Janice Lund, offered a...

August 17, 2016

Surgical Technology Students at Iowa Lakes Community College’s Spencer campus received word recently that every 2016 graduate of the program passed the national board exam and are now official Certified Surgical Technologists (CST).  That means 13 students are officially certified by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting...

August 16, 2016

Ground was broken Monday morning for the new Student Services Facility at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. The 12,371 square foot facility was specifically designed based on the growing needs of current – and incoming – students. It will feature several offices which will easily serve incoming...

August 16, 2016

The Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today has been postponed one week out of respect to the David Gottsche Family.  The meeting is rescheduled for 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23 at the Iowa Lakes Community College Administrative offices in Estherville.

August 11, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our 2016-2017 convocation series. Convocations bring cultural and diverse events to campus and the community. They have proven to be extremely popular among our students and community members. The Southwest Minnesota State University Wheelchair Basketball Team...

August 10, 2016

A ground breaking has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 15, to celebrate the start of work to build the new Student Services addition at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes.  The facility was designed based on the desire of college personnel to better serve students at the Emmetsburg campus. It...

August 3, 2016

Make plans now to attend the Korks & Kegs scholarship fundraiser hosted by the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Spirit Lake. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for Fine Art Students attending...

August 3, 2016

The Laker Scramble Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes.  The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 16, at Brooks Golf Course, one of the area’s premier golf courses and home course to the Iowa Lakes Golf Teams.  Iowa Lakes has over 300 student athletes competing collegiately for...

August 1, 2016

Iowa Lakes will be hosting the 30th annual Dickinson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Association Conference on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., and Sunday, September 25 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake....

August 1, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College and Algona High School students have returned from the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Ky. on June 20-14. More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participate in the weeklong event.  Iowa Lakes student, Gramm Meyer (Williamsburg), participated in Power Equipment...

July 29, 2016

A former Iowa Lakes Community College swimmer has qualified for the Olympics in the 50m Freestyle.   Giordan Harris will represent his home country of Marshall Islands at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August.  Harris swam at Iowa Lakes Community College from 2013-2015.  Harris swam for...

July 27, 2016

A former Iowa Lakes Baseball star has signed to play with a Major League Baseball team. Manny DeLeon, who played as a Laker during the 2013-14 season, had two successful years at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. He was recently named NAIA National Player of the Year.  DeLeon had hopes...

July 27, 2016

“Crime and Punishment,” a 1920s themed murder mystery experience, is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11. Get out the fedora or flapper dress and join Iowa Lakes at “The Shores” for this speakeasy.  Guests will be in the thick of things as the story unfolds before their...

July 20, 2016

Iowa Lakes standout golfer Matt Bennett, has qualified for the 116th US Amateur Championships to be played at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Oakland Hills Country Club has been a familiar place for the USGA and PGA. Oakland Hills has hosted six US Open’s (1924, 1937, 1951,...

July 19, 2016

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College held its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon in Algona and received an update on the latest happenings at the Algona campus. Scott Stokes, Vice President of Administration, joined with Theresa Waechter, Supervisor and Advisor for the Algona campus, in sharing news from...

July 18, 2016

The annual Linda Heldt Memorial Laker Scholarship Golf Outing was held on Friday, July 15, 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, 2016

Tour the many beautiful sites of West Bend by joining Iowa Lakes on Wednesday, August 3 for the West Bend Day Trip. Agenda includes: Tour of the Grotto of the Redemption, lunch at Addy Mae’s, behind the scenes of Country Maid, Tour the Historical Museum Area, and much more! Departure...

July 11, 2016

Individuals seeking a Class A CDL, which is required to drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are encouraged to attend the Iowa Lakes Class A CDL Training Course. The course includes online coursework, practice range and road time to prepare students on: performing vehicle inspection, basic control of the vehicle, backing...

July 5, 2016

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has announced it has awarded continuing accreditation to the Medical Assistant Program at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer. The recent peer review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and CAAHEP’s Board of Directors, recognized the program’s...

July 1, 2016

Gary S. Phillips of Estherville received a Governor's Volunteer Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 23 in Storm Lake. Phillips was nominated by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and was honored with the Governor's Individual Volunteer Award...

June 28, 2016

Over the 2015-16 school year, the students in the TRIO-SSS program at Iowa Lakes Community College participated in several events and trips, giving them the opportunity to meet new people and learn many new things.  On November 6-7, 2015, TRIO-SSS students and Presidential Scholars partnered for a trip to Minnesota...

June 28, 2016

The Clay County Merit Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 1999. The Iowa Lakes Foundation hosts an annual golf outing with the help of Iowa Lakes employees and community committee members to fund this scholarship. Requirements include full-time enrollment, permanent Clay County resident, community service and minimum...

June 23, 2016

Over 150 people put on their grass skirts and sunglasses and joined the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation’s 12th annual Dickinson County Scholarship Luau. The Luau took place on June 16 at the tropical Barefoot Bar on Lake Okoboji.  Guests enjoyed a Luau themed meal, catered by the Barefoot Bar....

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