News & Announcements

Students participating in STEM Challenge

The Southwest Iowa STEM Hub sponsored a Corner Conference STEM Challenge to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math learning on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Southwestern Community College Red Oak Center.

Read more: SWCC STEM Hub Sponsors STEM Challenge

Front and back view of 5K shirts

Register now for SIFE's Be the Change 5K Run/Walk, which will take place in conjunction with PIF Week on Monday, April 17, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m. The run/walk will begin north of the Performing Arts Center on the SWCC campus.

Read more: Register NOW for Be the Change 5K Run/Walk

National tourney qualifier T-shirt

The men's basketball national qualifier T-shirts have arrived! You may purchase them (or pick up your pre-order) at the SWCC Shoppe in the Student Center!

The SWCC Shoppe will be open during Sunday's send-off as well.  Spartan Send-Off information is available on the National Tourney Info page.

New PTK Inductees

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, held its Spring Induction Ceremony on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the Allied Health and Science Center on SWCC's campus.

Read more: Beta Eta Nu Holds Spring Induction Ceremony

Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students qualified for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference after competing at the Iowa Spring Leadership Conference held February 19-20, 2017, in Des Moines.  Shawna Abell, an administrative office technology major from Greenfield, and Jenna Shepherd, an associate of arts/college transfer student from Creston, will be making the trip to the national conference, from May 9-14, in Orlando, FL. 

Students are required to place in the top three at state competition in order to qualify for nationals.  Abell received the following awards during state competition:  Administrative Support Concepts, third place; Basic Office Systems & Procedures, sixth place; and Administrative Support Team (with teammate Shepherd), fifth place.  She will compete in Administrative Support Concepts at nationals.  Shepherd placed in the following categories:  Administrative Support Concepts, first place; Business Meeting Management Concepts, third place; Interview Skills, third place; and Administrative Support Team (with teammate Abell), fifth place.  She will compete in Administrative Support Concepts and Business Meeting Management Concepts at nationals.

The Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be holding its Spring Formal Induction on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Allied Health and Science Center on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus.

All Phi Theta Kappa members, families, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Questions may be directed to Jody Nedley-Newcomb, co-advisor for the Beta Eta Nu chapter.

Phi Theta Kappa International serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students worldwide.  Beta Eta Nu is SWCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.