Articles by: Brody Nicolaisen

Photo courtesy Dan Ivis/DMACC.

Somali refugee shares her story, encourages activism

March 3, 2020 at 9:57 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, Feb. 11, inside DMACC Building 6 auditorium, Saida Dahir shared her story as a Muslim Somali refugee who, along with her seven siblings and single mother, fled to the United States. “I was one of the lucky ones,” Dahir said when referencing President Trump’s travel ban that listedRead More

DMACC hosts refugee summit

DMACC hosts refugee summit

October 23, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

On Thursday Oct. 10, DMACC hosted the Iowa refugee Summit inside Building 5 at the Ankeny DMACC campus. Over 200 professionals from various schools and businesses were present at the summit, each with the goal of learning how to better aid Iowa’s growing refugee population. Among those attending were representativesRead More

DMACC Alumni Association 5k participants  Janti Tito, 21, Liberal Arts major, second place and Riley Heilskou, 19, Health and Fitness major, first place. Photo by Christy Halverson

5k raises money for scholarships

October 4, 2019 at 11:55 am 0 comments

On a cold Saturday morning Sept. 28 at the Ankeny DMACC Campus, a large crowd gathered to compete in the annual 5k Walk/Run race hosted by Des Moines Area Community College’s Alumni Association.  The race’s path first started started inside the DMACC campus parking lot, but it soon took participantsRead More