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September 29, 2016

The date has been set for the ever-popular Italian Buffet held annually at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. The Hotel and Restaurant Management students – in cooperation with the Emmetsburg Student Senate – are coordinating the buffet. The event is on Monday, Oct. 17. Tickets are available...

September 29, 2016

The ever-popular Iowa Lakes Community College Coffee House series is back for the new school year, featuring a variety of talented students and community members. The first Coffee House will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. (please note earlier start time) in the Estherville Student Center at 300...

September 20, 2016

The Electrical and Engineering programs at Iowa Lakes were featured at the Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday afternoon in Estherville. Estherville Campus Executive Dean Bob Leifeld introduced the instructors of the two programs. Doug Zemler teaches credit and non-credit electrical coursework and Chad Tischer instructs the engineering courses. Zemler, coordinator...

September 15, 2016

Please join Iowa Lakes Community College celebrating 50 years of Your Community, Your College!  The 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held the evening of October 29 at the SERT Facility, 2421 7th Avenue South on the Estherville Campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome from President Valerie...

September 14, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College would like to extend an invitation to come watch the Southwest Minnesota State University Wheelchair Basketball Team play. The event is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend.  The Southwest Minnesota State University Wheelchair Basketball Team will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 20....

September 6, 2016

A nearly $1.7 million grant has been awarded to Iowa Lakes Community College which will help the institution to strengthen education through technology, curriculum and faculty development. The college learned Wednesday that its grant proposal entitled ‘Raising Collaboration and Student Engagement through updated Technology, Redesigned Curriculum and Flexible Course Options’...

August 30, 2016

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on the new Beef Facility at the Iowa Lakes Farm Laboratory near Emmetsburg. The 22,000 square foot building houses a heated section in the center of the facility which will serve as a student working space to be used as a calving area – and,...

August 26, 2016

Iowa Lakes Community College has a new Vice President of Administration.  Scott Stokes has over 13 years of experience at Iowa Lakes having most recently served as Executive Dean of Instruction & Development. Before that, Stokes served as the Executive Dean of the Estherville campus for three years, Registrar for...

August 25, 2016

Area residents are encouraged to attend a ribbon cutting of the new Beef Facility which is being constructed at the Iowa Lakes Farm Laboratory near Emmetsburg. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 30, starting at 10:15 a.m. with a reception immediately following the event.  Speaking at the ceremony...

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,...

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