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God's Favorite Play Graphic

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club will perform Neil Simon's hilarious comedy, God's Favorite, on March 30, 31, and April 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. each evening at the SWCC Performing Arts Center in Creston.  Tickets, $5 for students and $7 for the general public, may be purchased at the door.

Read more: Drama Club Performing Neil Simon's God's Favorite

Representatives from Southwestern Community College made the trek to the state capitol in Des Moines yesterday, Feb. 28, for 2017 Community College Day on the Hill, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

During this event, community college trustees, presidents, staff, and business partners showcased career and technical education programs from throughout the state.  At the SWCC table, the welding program was featured.  Ben Williamson, second year welding student from Winterset, accompanied the SWCC delegation to the event.  Williamson answered questions related to the welding program from elected officials, community college presidents, and other passers-by throughout the day.

Shown in photo above (L to R) is the group from SWCC:  Cait Maitlen, admissions director; Doug North, CTE recruiter, Ben Williamson, welding student; Dr. Barb Crittenden, college president; Terri Higgins, marketing and enrollment management director; and Tom Lesan, vice president of economic development.

In photo below:  Ben Williamson (at right), SWCC welding student, explains the SWCC welding program to State Representative Joel Fry (R-Osceola).

Student Ben Williamson with Representative Joel Fry

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, brought home a number of awards from the Phi Theta Kappa Iowa Region Convention, held Feb. 24-25, at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton.  In attendance at the convention from SWCC were students, Gabe Esser, of Winterset, and Gabrielle Annonson, of Robbinsdale, MN, as well as Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Beta Eta Nu co-advisor. 

Individual and team awards earned by SWCC included:

  • Five Star Level (SWCC representatives pictured above receiving an award from Phi Theta Kappa regional officers) – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College.  Note:  Five star is the top award level chapters may receive.
  • Distinguished Theme Award – Honors in Action Project, Theme 3 – Rights and Responsibilities (Beta Eta Nu’s topic was “What is going on with mental health care in Iowa?”)
  • Honorable Mention, Iowa Region Distinguished Chapter Officer Team – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College
  • Honorable Mention, Iowa Region Distinguished Honors in Action Project – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College
  • Horizon Award – Justin Mann, Beta Eta Nu chapter, co-advisor
  • Horizon Award – Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Beta Eta Nu chapter, co-advisor

Beta Eta Nu officers for 2016-17 include Valerie Hartman, Blythe Beck, Gabe Esser, Selena Sampson, and Tiffany Simmons-Larson.

Shown in the photo above:
Front row (L to R) - Elizabeth Wantland, Kevin Miller, Tom Hol, and Dakota McKune, 2016-2017 Iowa Regional Officers; Monika Byrd, Phi Theta Kappa International Associate VP of Leadership & International Education; Gabe Esser; Gabrielle Annonson; and Jody Nedley-Newcomb;
Back row - Rich Underwood, Iowa Region executive board president.

Student Welding

High school students are invited to compete in a welding competition and explore post-secondary and career opportunities in the welding field.

Thursday, April 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southwestern Community College, Technical Center, welding lab
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA  50801

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

For additional information, or to register for the event, please contact Micah Elefson, welding instructor, or Doug North, career and technical education recruiter.

Read more: Welding Skills Challenge and Industry Career Fair

In case you missed the SWCC Student Ambassadors' wake-up call on KCCI-TV's morning show, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 and 6 a.m., here is your opportunity to see it (video link above)!  Also, below is a version that didn't quite make the cut, but might bring a smile to your face.

Have a great day!

Read more: Student Ambassadors Give Wake-Up Call on KCCI Morning Show

Following are the instructions to bidders and bid documents for the Southwestern Community College Instructional Center Chiller Improvement Project.  Bids are due on Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m.

Read more: Bid Documents for College Chiller Improvement Project