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May 10, 2017

The Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony for Iowa Lakes Community College will be held Friday, May 12. Following the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters, 364 students have completed or are in progress to complete the requirements for their degrees or diplomas at Iowa Lakes. Nearly 200 students plan to attend...

May 9, 2017

TRIO-SSS students were invited to the annual TRIO-SSS Recognition Night on Thursday, April 27. This was a time for students to celebrate and reflect upon the great accomplishments over the past school year. The evening started off with a warm welcome from the TRIO Director, Trudy Ahrens. She gave a...

May 9, 2017

Eight Iowa Lakes students performed as part of a 63-piece band honoring veterans returning from a visit to Washington D.C. Saturday at Fort Dodge Regional Airport. More than 150 veterans spent the day in Washington D.C. and upon their return to Fort Dodge, they received a Hero’s Welcome ceremony that...

May 4, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College received word Thursday that it has been designated as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee. Iowa Lakes is the only educational institution in the state of Iowa to receive this honor in 2017. “We are very honored to be named a U.S. Department...

May 3, 2017

UPDATE: One of the keynote speakers for the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has changed. Teacher, coach and middle school principal Kent Stock will now be giving the morning keynote address. Stock coached the Norway...

April 28, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College Handbell Choir will present a free concert for area residents at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7.  The public is invited to attend the performance at the First Presbyterian Church, 3501 Hill Avenue, in Spirit Lake. The First Presbyterian Handbell Choir will also perform two selections with...

April 25, 2017

A shiny topcoat just isn’t enough for the students and teachers in the Auto Collision Repair & Paint Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College — they know that what’s below the sparkle counts too. That’s why those in the program are grateful for the recent donation of automotive paint...

April 25, 2017

The public is invited to the Iowa Lakes Community College Spring Recital, which begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in room 60 at the college’s Estherville campus. The free performance will include selections from students who are taking lessons in piano, voice, clarinet and trumpet.   Students performing will...

April 21, 2017

The deadline for receiving a discount on the registration for the 13th Annual Lakes Health Conference, “Team Spirit Above and Beyond”, is just around the corner. Those signing up by June 1 may take advantage of the ‘Early Bird’ rate of $189. After that date, registration fee increases to $229....

April 21, 2017

Including K9 officer Max, about a dozen police serve and protect the city of Estherville, led by Chief of Police Brent Shatto, an Iowa Lakes Community College grad. “The time that I spent at Iowa Lakes Community College helped me grow as a student and athlete,” said Shatto. “The Criminal...

April 20, 2017

The Heldt-Laker Memorial Golf Outing generates scholarship funds for student athletes. Over 300 student athletes compete collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports. The event starts on Friday, July 14 at the Estherville Golf Course.  Golfer check in begins Friday, July 14 at 12 p.m., with a...

April 19, 2017

Cinco de Mayo is the theme for the Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department Spring Coffee House on, Tuesday May 2, beginning at 6 p.m. (note the early start time).   Free tacos are the fare (including taco in bag, soft or hard shell tacos with all the fixings) from...

April 19, 2017

UPDATE: One of the keynote speakers for the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day set for Wednesday, May 17 at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has changed.   Teacher, coach and middle school principal Kent Stock will now be giving the morning keynote address. Stock coached the...

April 18, 2017

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College gathered on the Emmetsburg campus this month and learned of numerous job opportunities in business careers. Scott Stokes, Vice President of Administration, introduced Professor Deb Jones. At Iowa Lakes, students pursuing a business career may take several pathways in the curriculum. Courses include...

April 17, 2017

Art exhibits created by Iowa Lakes Community College students will be on display at the Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, later this month.  The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 26. An Open House Reception will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Students in our art-related...

April 13, 2017

Individuals and businesses interested in displaying products and services for the senior market are invited to the 30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day. This event is at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College on May 17. Typically, the Fun & Wellness Day attracts around 150 senior citizens from...

April 12, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College President Valerie Newhouse has received the 2017 Distinguished Higher Education Leadership award from the Iowa Women in Higher Education. Newhouse was selected based on her outstanding leadership. Maria Bohorquez, Iowa Women in Higher Education President as well as Professor of Chemistry and Chair at Drake University,...

April 6, 2017

Theresa Umscheid of Iowa Lakes Community College, has been hired as the new statewide Director of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC). The ICCOC is comprised of seven Iowa community colleges. Umscheid has been serving as Interim Director of the ICCOC since April 8, 2016, and officially assumed the...

April 3, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted the Prairie Lakes Regional Physics Competition on Friday, March 31, at the Sustainable Energy Resources Technology Center on the Estherville campus. “The competition was fabulous,” said Erica Kilian, associate professor of physics at Iowa Lakes. “The space at the SERT Center is perfect for it....

April 1, 2017

Iowa Lakes Community College student Lincoln Larsen performed recently as part of a prestigious intercollegiate honor band in Kansas City. Larsen, a freshman trumpet music major at Iowa Lakes, played with the National Intercollegiate Honor Band from March 14 to 18 in Kansas City as part of the College Band...

March 31, 2017

Make plans to attend the Iowa Lakes Coffee House on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Center on the Estherville Campus!  Showcasing their musical talents will be vocal and instrumental performers from Iowa Lakes Community College including the women’s and men’s ensembles, jazz singers, concert choir, jazz...

March 30, 2017

The message behind Estherville Lincoln Central kindergarteners’ visit to Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday was easy to see. It was written right on the new T-shirts they scrambled into as soon as they arrived for a morning of animals, music and fun: “Future college student.” “Research has shown that these...

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...

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