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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...

April 23, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College welding instructor, Emily Gottsche, has earned the American Welding Society (AWS) status of Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and Certified Welding Educator (CWE) making her one of an elite group of welders. The Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification is widely recognized, both nationally and internationally, in the...

April 22, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Community College music students will perform in a spring recital on Wednesday, April 30. The recital will begin at 2 p.m. in room 60 on the Estherville campus. The recital will include selections from students who are currently receiving lessons in piano, voice, saxophone and guitar.  All...

April 22, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College gathered in Estherville and via telephone Tuesday evening for a special meeting. Last week, the Trustees chose to table the sale of property in Estherville and authorized administrators to enter into negotiations with the Estherville Chamber of Commerce for the property....

April 22, 2014

Three campuses of Iowa Lakes will be open this Saturday to offer extra hours for students and the public to access college services. The Algona, Spencer, and Spirit Lake offices and Success Centers will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Staff will be able to assist individuals with...

April 20, 2014

Spring is finally here!  Come join musicians and spectators at The Max in the Estherville Student Center at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 29 for the last Coffee House of this college year.  Celebrate the end of another great year at Iowa Lakes with live musical performances by the Iowa Lakes...

April 15, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College gathered in Emmetsburg Tuesday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting to learn about numerous Agricultural program options. Students may select from Ag Production with an emphasis on crop, swine or beef production; Agribusiness Technology with opportunities in agricultural off-farm occupations; or...

April 14, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College has a new certified personal trainer to aid Emmetsburg area residents interested in improving their overall fitness. Mark Johnson got right to work when he was hired and has prepared a program complete with numbered weight machines to assist in circuit training at the Smith Wellness...

April 3, 2014

An Iowa Lakes Community College Landscape and Turfgrass student has received a scholarship from the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA).   Ashley Ove, Spirit Lake, received the scholarship at the INLA Association scholarship dinner in Ames.  The $500 award is an acknowledgment of her achievements in course work at...

April 1, 2014

Area health professionals will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on topics such as Workplace Boundaries, Teen Suicide, The Past, Present and Future of Nursing, as well as a look at how “healing” can often be more meaningful to patients and clients than “curing.”  Matt Jones, a three-time cancer...

March 27, 2014

After a great showing at the national tournament, two Iowa Lakes Wrestlers were named All Americans in Div. I NJCAA Wrestling.  Freddie Rodriguez completed his freshman season as the national champion for 125 pounders and an All American. "Freddie showed up as prepared and focused as any athlete I've ever...

March 24, 2014

For the fourth year, Student Senators at Iowa Lakes Community College will be holding a Soles4Souls shoe drive, an outreach project to benefit both disabled and underprivileged individuals. The drive will be held on all Iowa Lakes campuses as well as the Administration building April 2 - 17. The project...

March 21, 2014

A daytime game design camp is planned for this summer on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Individuals interested in creating computer games will want to take advantage of this camp which will teach the basics of computer programming, graphic design, math, and physics necessary to bring ideas...

March 21, 2014

A number of area students from Iowa Lakes Community College were part of a group of Iowa Community College trustees, presidents, staff and students from other colleges who met with state legislators, agency staff and business leaders at the statehouse in Des Moines to celebrate Iowa Community College Day on...

March 18, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College had the opportunity to receive the latest updates on the Aviation and Airport Management program at their meeting late Tuesday afternoon. Ron Duer, Co-Coordinator and Chief Flight Instructor, explained the benefits of the Iowa Lakes Aviation program – including an excellent...

March 14, 2014

Three Iowa Lakes Community College men's basketball athletes were named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Division II Men's Basketball All-Region teams, announced on March 12. Deondre Parks was named to the ICCAC All-Region first team, with Latrell Love and Diamontae McKinley being named to second team ICCAC...

March 14, 2014

Twenty-five Iowa Lakes Swimmers and Divers competed in the 2013- 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Swimming and Diving National Championships  March 5-8 in Florida. In the third consecutive national appearance for the Iowa Lakes Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams, the women came home as the National Runners...

March 12, 2014

Troy Larson, Director of Athletics, announced the hiring of Megan Bezdicek to serve as the head volleyball coach for the Lakers in 2014. Last season, Bezdicek served as the Assistant Volleyball Coach for Iowa Lakes.  Bezdicek, a Jackson, Minn. native, is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D.,...

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