News & Announcements

WeldingContest Reindeer

Students in the Southwestern Community College welding program faced off in a little friendly competition last week as they created projects that were judged in a holiday art contest.  The projects were on display in the Technical Center Friday. Here is a sampling of their work.

Chamber Choir 2014
The Southwestern Community College School for Music Vocations’ Chamber Singers will present Holiday Carols in Concert on Sun., December 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the SWCC Performing Arts Center. 

The concert will feature favorite carols and masterworks by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Brahms, Christiansen, Mattson, and Burt.  The concert will be directed by Tommy Boynton.

Admission for this event is $10 per person.  Students and seniors are $5 per person.


Approximately 15 high school students visited campus today for Start Here, Succeed Everywhere, an event planned by the college's admissions department.  The day focused on all of the opportunities offered to students who start at SWCC and then transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students learned how SWCC college credits transfer and what they need to be thinking about when selecting their college classes. 

The day featured two student panels--the first being a panel of current SWCC students and the second featuring a panel of SWCC graduates who are now at four-year colleges and universities.  The day wrapped up with lunch at the Spartan Cafe and a scholarship drawing.  Scholarship winners were Angelica Claytor from Creston and Carolina Ibarra from Creston (pictured below from left to right).

This is the second annual Start Here, Succeed Everywhere event.

SHSE ScholarshipWinners


The lockdown has been lifted for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) residence halls.  College officials, in cooperation with law enforcement, have determined there is no immediate safety issue.  Classes will be held at Southwestern today (Friday).  The Creston Police Department will continue to monitor activities on campus. 

The news release from the Creston Police Department is listed below in its entirety:

Police remain on campus at this time.  Lockdown is still in effect.  We appreciate the public's cooperation in keeping clear of campus.

The SWCC residence halls are on lockdown at this time.  A specific threat was made to a student living in the residence halls.  Police are on campus and are monitoring the situation.  Updates will be provided as they are available.