News & Announcements

Several Southwestern Community College employees were honored for their years of service to the college at the All-Staff Inservice held January 9, 2009.  They are pictured below with Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president.

Honored employees and their years of service to the institution included:

Students at Success Seminar

January 6, 2009 Osceola Center  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
January 8, 2009 Creston Campus  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


For more information or to register, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Success Seminar organizer, at 641.782.1320. 

Red Oak Center students should register to attend the Creston session on January 8, 2009.

Dates are also viewable on the college's Master Calendar.

Creston Automotive WinnersTwo teams of students from SWCC's Tech Prep/Career Academy Automotive Program took fourth and fifth place in a hands-on high school skills contest held December 15, 2008, at DMACC in Ankeny.  The fourth place team consisted of Creston High School seniors Aaron Paup and Will Frey (photo at right). 

David Downey and Harley Stonehocker, seniors from East Union High School earned fifth place honors. 

After completing a written exam against 400 other Iowa high school automotive students, these students and 12 others earned the right to compete in the hands-on contest. 

Student alternates for the contest were Johnny Mordock of Creston and Matt Owens of East Union. 

Automotive Contest Group PhotoSteve Schmalzried is the high school Tech Prep/Career Academy automotive program instructor. 

The contest was sponsored by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association (IADA).

  Intramural Volleyball Champions
Monday night, SWCC's intramural volleyball league came to a close for the year.   The season's winning team included the following students:

Back Row (left to right): Brett Schreyer, Royce Phillips, and Ryan Brouwer

Front Row (left to right): Bridgette Hines and Caitlin Sprague

Spartan 1 Cyber Defense TeamA team of five SWCC business systems networking students placed third over the weekend in the Community College Cyber Defense Competition held at Iowa State University in Ames.

Team members included (L to R):  Elliot VeVerka, sophomore from Montezuma; Zach Feldhacker, sophomore from Creston; Joshua Bix, freshman from Hopkins, MO; Ray Chenoweth, sophomore from Afton; and Evan Musfeldt, freshman from Lacona.

SConcert choir packaging mealsThe SWCC Concert Choir took a break from their Holiday Carols in Concert tour last week to assist Kids Against Hunger with a project to package meals for starving people in third world countries.  During one morning (approximately 2 1/2 hours), the group assembled at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Des Moines and put together 8,066 meals.

Jeremy Fox, SWCC music instructor, directed the choir during their week-long choral tour which included stops at four schools and five churches in the Des Moines area.