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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 21, 2017

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes learned about partnerships and opportunities with high school students during their meeting Tuesday afternoon at the college’s SERT Center in Estherville. While introducing Kari Hampe, Director of High School Partnerships for Iowa Lakes Community College, Scott Stokes, Vice President of Administration, reminded everyone of the...

March 17, 2017

Stephanie Weisman Wheatley teaches leadership, English and composition classes at Estherville Lincoln Central School District, but she still remembers her time as a student in the paralegal program at Iowa Lakes Community College. “Iowa Lakes gave me a general education that I needed to take to the next level,” Wheatley...

March 15, 2017

Robots crawled the floors and the sound of banging hammers filled the air Wednesday, March 15, as part of the Making a Difference – Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) conference at Iowa Lakes Community College. More than 150 girls in seventh and eighth grade from five schools...

March 14, 2017

 Four Iowa Lakes Community College students have achieved All Iowa Academic Team status for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement.

March 10, 2017

Come rain, shine or even a blizzard, the 37th Annual O'Round the Loch Run will happen Saturday, March 18, in Emmetsburg. And that's not an idle boast.

March 10, 2017

A new scholarship will be available for students starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation announced Thursday.

March 7, 2017

The Iowa Lakes Community College Nursing Class, that will be graduating in July, held a movie matinee on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Riviera Theatre in Emmetsburg. The movie of choice was TROLLS. Admission to the event was toiletry products, which were donated to Upper Des Moines Opportunity (UDMO). The...

March 3, 2017

Student Senators have been selected for the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College for the 2016-2017 school year.  Those students include: President Emily Heeren, Paullina; Vice-President Zach Pedersen, Milford; and Secretary Jocelyn Waterbury, Livermore. Senators include: Nathan Naber, Spencer; Adam Sundleaf, Elk Point, S.D.; and Leigh Chinn, Spencer.  Student...

March 1, 2017

Twelve TRIO Talent Search students and three TRIO Student Support Services students recently traveled to Des Moines for Iowa TRIO Day. For many in the group, this was the first time they had visited the Capitol building.  “Once we arrived at the Capitol we gathered with the other TRIO programs...

March 1, 2017

Due to Iowa Lakes hosting the first round of the Laker men’s regional basketball tournament on Tuesday, Mar. 7, the Iowa Lakes Coffee House has been moved up to a 6 p.m. start time.  The Coffee House will take place in the Student Center on the Estherville Campus.   Coffee...

February 21, 2017

Matt Heinrichs, an adjunct instructor in the Digital, Social and Broadcast Productions program at Iowa Lakes Community College, won 12 awards at an awards banquet held Friday, Feb. 3 at the 2017 Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Trade Show in Des Moines. In addition to teaching at Iowa Lakes, Heinrichs...

February 15, 2017

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees met Tuesday afternoon and learned about the positive impact of the Title III grant which will help the college strengthen education through technology, curriculum and faculty development.  Vice President of Administration Scott Stokes oversees the operation of the $1.7 million grant which was received...

February 8, 2017

The Powersports and Power Equipment Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College — which focuses on repair of not just motorcycles, but also snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs and lawn equipment — has been listed as the 15th best in the nation.  The website Mechanics Schools, located at mechanics-schools.com, listed the...

February 8, 2017

First-graders gathered around associate professor Brian Bristow Tuesday in the biology lab as he drew back the paper covering a tray containing a hands-on lesson in anatomy — a set of real lungs and other organs taken from a pig. A few students made faces and others just stared, fascinated,...

February 3, 2017

Each morning that Stacey Geerdes steps into work, there's something very familiar about her surroundings. The 2013 ag transfer graduate achieved both an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree in agriculture at Iowa Lakes. She went on to Iowa State University to complete her Bachelor of Science...

February 1, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College will hold their annual job fair for all Iowa Lakes students as well as the public. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Emmetsburg Campus Cafeteria, or Wednesday, March 8 from Noon to 2:30 p.m. in...

February 1, 2017

As the director of Sustainable Energy Resources & Technologies at Iowa Lakes Community College, Dan Lutat is used to spending time in the air, training wind turbine technicians. On Tuesday, Jan. 31, he was on the air, speaking about the nation’s fastest-growing occupation — wind turbine technician — for a...

January 31, 2017

Dave Petrick, Certified Professional Photographer, owner of Dave Petrick Photo in Spirit Lake, and Lead Adjunct Instructor of the Iowa Lakes Community College Photography Program in Estherville, recently attended the Professional Photographers of Iowa (PPI) Winter Convention, held in Des Moines on Jan. 20-23.  Petrick received his 20 year pin...

January 31, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College would like to extend an invitation to listen to Dr. Damani Phillips, and guests, perform jazz music in honor of the Civil Rights Movement. The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.  This event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8....

January 30, 2017

Say “I love you” with a Singing Valentine, and leave your sweetheart speechless! On Tuesday, Feb. 14, the Iowa Lakes Men’s Quartet will deliver Singing Valentines for area residents and business people looking for a fun and exciting way to send a Valentine message to their sweethearts, family members, friends,...

January 26, 2017

Though two-time NJCAA National Champion Alfredo “Freddie” Rodriguez has graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College, he still has some goals he’d like to pin down.  After Iowa Lakes, Rodriguez transferred to Oklahoma, then pursued his wrestling career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, competing in the NCAA Division I wrestling championships...

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 19, 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, twenty-five Show Choirs and Jazz Choirs from area high schools and middle schools will be coming to Iowa Lakes for the Annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival.  The choirs will be performing for two clinicians – Clay Blackman from Omaha is returning...

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