Foundation News

Published November 15, 2017 11:12 am

Bright Scholars with Meredith Dohmen

The SWCC Education Foundation’s annual Donor-Scholar Dinner was held on the evening of Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in the Student Center gymnasium. The evening provided a wonderful expression of gratitude for foundation donors, as well as celebration for the academic successes of the college’s students.

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Published August 15, 2017 11:39 am

SWCC golf team posing with SWCC sign at tournament

A team representing the Southwestern Community College athletics department golfed in the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Nishna Hills Golf Club in Atlantic.

Read more: Team Representing SWCC EF Plays in Memorial Golf Tourney

Published August 31, 2016 8:32 am

Cait Maitlen, Beth Kulow, Don Sonntag, and Barb Crittenden

Atlantic developers Don and Austin Sonntag, grandfather/grandson duo and owners of Sonntag Development, LLC, recently donated $5,000 to Southwestern Community College’s Education Foundation to be utilized for student scholarships.  Don would like to challenge businesses and other entities in the college’s region to match the donation in order to build the number of scholarships available to Southwestern’s students.

Read more: Sonntag Development Challenges Others to Donate

Published August 22, 2016 9:48 am

Morgan Knorr, Lindsay Stumpff, Tracey Evans, and Beth Kulow

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sponsored a team during the annual T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament, in memory of former SWCC student Trevor Frederickson, on Sat., August 20, 2016, in Atlantic.  SWCC employees (L to R in photo) Morgan Knorr, Lindsay Stumpff, Tracey Evans, and Beth Kulow participated.

Frederickson graduated from SWCC's automotive repair technology program in June 2008.  He competed in baseball for SWCC as well.  On June 18, 2009, Frederickson lost his life in an apartment fire.  Following this tragedy, his family established a scholarship in his name with the SWCC Education Foundation.

The annual golf tournament is hosted by the Trevor Frederickson Memorial Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, established in 2013.  The goal of the fund is, "to give back to the community Trevor loved by supporting the projects and organizations that best represent his interests."

Published March 15, 2016 9:48 am

Ron Cain with printer

On March 8, 2016, Ron Cain, former Southwestern Community College math instructor, donated a da Vinci XYZ model 3-D printer to the college's math and physics department.  Wade Sick, math and physics instructor, accepted the donation on behalf of the college.

Read more: Former Instructor Donates 3-D Printer to College