Foundation News

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

Published August 27, 2015 11:31 am

Ed and Marge Naven with drone

Ed and Marge Naven of Creston, formerly of Lenox, donated funds for the purchase of a drone for Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston to utilize for educational and marketing purposes.  The drone, a DJI Phantom 3 Professional, includes a camera giving SWCC the ability to complete aerial filming.  The Navens have been long-time supporters of the college.  

Published August 19, 2015 10:54 am

SWCC employees Lindsay Stumpff, Tracey Evans, Beth Kulow, and Kenny Namanny

SWCC employees (L to R in photo) Lindsay Stumpff, Tracey Evans, Beth Kulow, and Kenny Namanny participated in the T-Fred Memorial Golf Tournament, in memory of former SWCC student Trevor Frederickson, on Sat., August 8, in Atlantic.

Read more: SWCC Participates in Trevor Frederickson Memorial Golf Tourney