Articles by: Kennedy Ballinger

DMACC President Robert Denson. Photo by Kennedy Ballinger

Robert Denson: Life as an attorney

May 1, 2024 at 9:48 am 0 comments

DMACC’s President Robert Denson was a trial attorney for 16 years before shifting careers. In a sit-down interview, I got to ask him some questions about his law career, and what advice he would give to aspiring law students. Here is the interview: Note: This interview has been edited forRead More

Criminal Justice Fair Highlights

Criminal Justice Fair Highlights

March 27, 2024 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The DMACC Criminal Justice Program hosted its annual career fair Thursday, March 7, in Building 5. There were approximately 50 tables featuring employers, recruiters, and colleges offering information. Attendees included various sheriff’s offices and police departments in Iowa, the Army and National Guard, the National Court Reporters Association, the IowaRead More

2024 preview of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at DMACC

2024 preview of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at DMACC

March 27, 2024 at 11:43 am 0 comments

Overview This spring, DMACC students and staff are officially invited to participate in honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is recognized annually across the nation. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, NCVRW for short, is run by the Office for Victims of Crime, and it aims to honor crime victimsRead More

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AI poses new challenges and opportunities at DMACC

February 12, 2024 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Over the past year AI, or artificial intelligence, has taken the world and classroom by storm. In higher education, AI could be seen as a beneficial resource or a means of cheating. Different professors have different policies regarding AI, which complicates the matter. One popular AI tool is ChatGPT, whichRead More


Don’t let your failures define you

January 24, 2024 at 12:39 pm 2 comments

When I was in high school I struggled with anxiety and depression. This took most of the energy out of me and it was hard to focus on my education. This lasted from my sophomore year of high school to my freshman year of college, and it made learning incrediblyRead More

DMACC President Rob Denson

Denson marks 20 years as DMACC president

January 16, 2024 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

This past November, President Rob Denson made DMACC history by becoming the longest-serving person in his position in the college’s 57-year history.  During the 20 years that President Denson has been at DMACC, the college has grown by more than 50 percent by focusing on faculty and staff instruction, keepingRead More

The new DMACC logo

DMACC introduces new logo, website design

November 29, 2023 at 9:20 am 0 comments

DMACC officially unveiled its new website design and branding to the public on Monday, Oct. 23. The website’s design had not been updated since 1988, and it features a brand-new three-dimensional brand logo with a modernized look.   The website displays new photographs and videos of students, staff, and campuses,Read More

The President's Advisory Council speaks to DMACC students and faculty. Photo courtesy Robert Denson

President’s Advisory Council speaks to students and faculty

October 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Prominent Iowa business leaders comprising the DMACC President’s Advisory Council spoke to a room of about 70 students and faculty on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the Building 5 Black Box Theater.  The council was formed two years ago by the president of DMACC, Robert Denson, and the president of theRead More