The countdown begins for the 2016 Black & Gold Ball

It’s that time of the year again! Join us as we celebrate another years of Scholarship, Community Service and Lifetime Achievement!  

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Book your Room Today

We will be at the Sheraton West Des Moines this year! Book Here for group...

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2015 Ball was a great success.

The 2015 Black and Gold Ball was a great success. We awarded our scholars for 2015, and we also engaged in a wonderful evening of great food and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you next year. Thank...

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Alpha Award of Merit (2015)

Alpha Award of Merit (2015)

Mary Chapman earned her Education Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University, Education Specialist’s degree from Drake University, M.S. from Iowa State University and her B.S. degree, also from Drake.

Dr. Chapman joined Des Moines Area Community College in 1990 as the Urban Des Moines Campus Executive Dean/Provost. Under her leadership the campus reached record enrollment levels and created new academic programs in business and information technology.

Since 2000, Dr. Chapman has provided leadership as Vice President for Community and Workforce Partnerships at Des Moines Area Community College. In this role she worked with central Iowa businesses to identify employment opportunities for underrepresented, as well as disenfranchised youth and adults. She has established many successful partnerships and developed strategies with state agencies and local schools and community organizations to provide employer driven skill based training and education for these individuals to ensure their employment and improve their lives.

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