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January 7, 2015

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc. The Iowa...

January 6, 2015

The 2015 Laker Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes.  The event is open to the public.  Anyone who would like to meet the inductees of the Laker Athletics Hall of Fame and share in...

December 23, 2014

A Fresh Start class will be offered in both Estherville and Spencer starting Jan. 12 for individuals who want to receive their High School Equivalency Diploma. The course is free. Both afternoon and evening classes are offered. Classes in Estherville are held Tuesday through Thursday.  Classes in Spencer are held...

December 23, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College is hosting two ‘Express Registration Days’ in January in an effort to help individuals get registered for college classes in a short amount of time. The days will be on Monday, Jan. 5, from 3-6:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

December 17, 2014

Kent Schmidt, Career Center Coordinator at Iowa Lakes Community College and chaplain for the Air National Guard, was recently deployed to Antarctica in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and National Science foundation. This Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission has been running since the late 1950s starting as a...

December 16, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Board of Trustees spent time reviewing the latest in technology at the college during their December meeting in Estherville Tuesday afternoon. Bob L'Heureux, vice president of administration, introduced Jerimiah DePyper, the director of the technology department. DePyper shared several advances in emerging technology which have been implemented...

December 16, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Lakers will host the Marshalltown Tigers in men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday night, Dec. 17.  The tip for the women’s game is at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m. The Iowa Lakes men enter Wednesday night’s game with an overall record...

December 11, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Swimming and Diving team was well represented at the Fina World Swimming Championships (25M) held in Doha, Qatar, December 3-6.   There were 209 countries represented at the championships which many refer to as the “Super Bowl of Swimming.” Giordan (pronounced Jordan) Harris, a sophomore sprint freestyler...

December 8, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing...

December 7, 2014

A new Executive Dean has been hired for the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. Robert (Bob) Leifeld was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 18.  He will start his new duties on Dec. 8.  Leifeld replaces Scott Stokes who was recently hired as the Executive Dean...

December 7, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College has a new Executive Dean of Instruction and Development. Scott Stokes applied for the position and was officially named the Executive Dean at the Board of Trustees meeting in October.  He was selected from a field of five finalists. Stokes has nearly 12 years of experience...

December 6, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College hosted 15 teams at the Estherville campus Saturday as part of the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition.  Two teams have been invited to advance to the Championship event at Iowa State University in January. FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST®...

December 6, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Dance Team travelled to Des Moines for the Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Championship on December 4th and 5th where they were named community college hip-hop champions.  The contest was held at Wells Fargo Arena where over 250 teams competed, including 26 college teams.  The Iowa...

December 5, 2014

On Wednesday, Dec. 10, Iowa Lakes soloists will be performing in the Winter Recital at 2:00 pm in Room 60 on the Estherville campus.  The recital will include selections from students who are currently receiving lessons in piano, voice, trumpet, tuba and guitar.  All students attending Iowa Lakes have the...

December 4, 2014

Individuals wishing to get ahead or catch up on classes with their four-year or community college will be interested in classes held over the holiday break at Iowa Lakes Community College. A variety of transferable course work is available with some classes beginning as early as Dec. 20, and additional...

December 4, 2014

The Iowa Lakes Women’s Soccer team recently received awards at a year-end gathering. The Best Defense award was given to Jessica Deleo, a freshman from Spanish Fork, Utah.   “Jessica was the only true defender we had all year,” commented Head Coach Kevin Mahlan.  “She took the other players that...

December 4, 2014

Members on the Iowa Lakes Men’s Soccer team have received their ‘year-end’ awards under the guidance of Head Coach Ben MacRae. The Golden Boot award was given to Mohammad Awadallah of Sioux Falls, S.D.  The Golden Boot is awarded to the player with the most goals on the season. Coach...

November 25, 2014

An Iowa Lakes Community College Landscape and Turfgrass student is the recipient of the annual scholarship from the Palo Alto Garden Club. Ashley Ove of Spirit Lake received the scholarship. Ove is a student in the Landscape and Turfgrass Technology program at Iowa Lakes Community College. “I am extremely honored...

November 19, 2014

Troy Larson, Director of Athletics at Iowa Lakes, has announced the hiring of Corey Christopher to serve as the head softball coach for the Lakers in 2015.  Christopher has had a lifelong involvement with softball as a coach, umpire, and player.  He has coached high school softball at the varsity...

November 19, 2014

On December 6, the Iowa Lakes Community College Estherville campus will be full of noise, enthusiasm, anticipation – and learning – as they host 15 teams comprised of area youth in the FIRST® LEGO® League Regional Qualifying Competition.  FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is an international program, created by FIRST® and...

November 18, 2014

The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College learned Tuesday of the many innovative ways in which area students are being engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects to help them build a strong future.   Iowa Lakes serves as the STEM hub for...

November 13, 2014

Huzzah and good tidings! The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department is proud to announce the Fifteenth Annual Elizabethan Madrigal Feaste.  This year’s festivities will again be held in a neighboring castle, The Estherville VFW, on Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, at half-past six in the evening. In...

November 11, 2014

Holiday Coffee House will be presented by the Iowa Lakes Music Department on Monday, Nov. 24. It will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in The Max on the Estherville campus, 300 S 18th St., Estherville. The evening’s performances will include an assortment of holiday musical styles by...

November 11, 2014

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference named Iowa Lakes men’s Soccer head coach Ben MacRae, Coach of the Year. In his first year as head of the program, MacRae led the Lakers to a 11-5-1 overall record and a 7-4-1 record in conference play. The Lakers finished third in the...

November 1, 2014

Iowa Lakes Community College will be honoring veterans with several activities throughout the month of November. For the second year in a row, all campuses are sponsoring ‘Honor Trees.’ Multi-colored ribbons are placed near the Honor Trees to encourage students, faculty and staff to tie various colored ribbons on the...

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