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 smile.amazon.com!  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