College News

Published July 22, 2016 9:27 am

CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received word from the United States Department of Education that funding has been renewed for the college’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program.  The grant, for $1.8 million, will be funded at $379,200 per year for five years.  This is an increase of $149,300 per year from the previous grant, which was a total of $1.15 million over five years.

Read more: SWCC Talent Search Program Grant Renewed at $1.8 Million

Published July 21, 2016 8:31 am

Andrea McClary

The Southwestern Community College women’s basketball team officially announced the signing of 6’1 forward Andrea McClary of Malvern.

Read more: Houston Gains 6’1” Forward for Spartan Basketball

Published July 19, 2016 1:55 pm

Sisilia Seavula

Sisilia Seavula, Southwestern Community College sophomore student-athlete, has qualified for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro this August. 

Read more: Spartan Student-Athlete Qualifies for Olympics

Published July 18, 2016 4:54 pm

Ethan Westphal

Congratulations to former Southwestern Spartan baseball standout Ethan Westphal who pitched his debut game with the Grand Junction Rockies on July 13.  Westphal, a 2014 Southwestern graduate, reached an agreement with the team last week.  The Grand Junction Rockies are the Rookie Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. 

Westphal is a graduate of Martensdale-St. Mary's High School.

Best of luck, Ethan!

Published July 18, 2016 4:41 pm

The Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), of which Southwestern Community College is a member, recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  

A Learning Management System is an online learning platform for teaching and learning.  Prior to this switch, the ICCOC utilized Pearson Learning Studio as its platform.  A pilot will begin in the spring of 2017 and Canvas will be fully deployed by fall 2017.

Read more: SWCC to Implement New LMS for Online Classes

Published July 18, 2016 12:03 pm

Harder Cole signing photo

A-H-S-T-W High School’s Cole Harder has committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team for the 2016-17 season.

Read more: Roberg Snags Sports Shooter from Hancock

Published July 15, 2016 9:44 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

A public hearing was held on the remodeling project planned for room 220 of the Instructional Center.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds July 2016 Meeting

Published July 13, 2016 10:18 am

EJ Johnson signs with Spartans

Omaha’s EJ Johnson, a six-foot shortstop, center fielder, and pitcher, has committed to playing for Southwestern Community College’s baseball program beginning with the fall 2016 semester.

Johnson, a 2016 graduate of Harry A. Burke High School in Omaha, was an all-state honorable mention selection for baseball. In spring 2016, he was asked to play in the 44th Annual Collin-Orcutt All-Star Baseball Game and was a member of Omaha’s Strike Zone Elite baseball team.

Read more: Hernandez Gains Omaha Recruit for Spartan Baseball

Published July 12, 2016 9:57 am

Amazon Prime Day Graphic

Today is Prime Day on!  If you shop with Amazon today, be sure to shop for the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation and Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchase price to the college's foundation.

Published July 8, 2016 11:51 am

Dazzlers Car Wash poster

The Southwestern Community College Dazzlers dance team is hosting a car wash in the Hy-Vee parking lot, 600 Sheldon Street, in Creston, on Sat., July 16, 2016, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Read more: Dazzlers Hosting Car Wash July 16