News & Announcements

spaghettigraphicThe Southwestern Community College carpentry & building trades programs are hosting a spaghetti dinner this Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at the Osceola Hy-Vee Cafeteria. The cost is $6 per person.

Funds raised during this event will assist with expenses incurred during the carpentry program's home rebuilding trips.

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The Southwestern Community College Chamber Singers will be on tour this week presenting "Holiday Carols in Concert" in the Des Moines area.  ALL concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken.  The concerts will feature works by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Christiansen, Shaw, Burt and Mattson.   Pictured above:  2011-12 Concert Choir.

Students come to Creston from across the country and even outside of the United States to complete Southwestern’s professional music degree.  The talent of this group is incredible.  Ryan Howe, SWCC professional music instructor, will be the conductor.

Concert dates and locations follow:

Read more: Chamber Choir on Holiday Tour in Des Moines

Fall 2012 InducteesBeta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, held a luncheon, informal induction ceremony, and general meeting on Thurs., November 15, 2012, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 150 of the Instructional Center.

Inductees for fall 2012 include (L to R):  Regina Hafner, Amanda Edwards, Miah Thatcher, Dakota Daniels, David Livingston, Megan Doubleday, and Asch-Lee Butts.

To qualify for Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework and have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.  Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa at SWCC

MelaniePettyThe 2012 Education Foundation Donor Scholar Dinner was held Tues., November 13, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in room 180 of the Instructional Center. Almost 200 individuals were in attendance.  The evening provided a wonderful opportunity for Southwestern Community College Education Foundation donors to meet and visit with the students receiving the scholarships they funded.

Speakers for the evening included:

Melanie Petty (photo above right), donor - Petty is the mother of the late Trevor Frederickson, a former SWCC student-athlete and graduate of the automotive repair technology program. Frederickson played baseball for the Spartans during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. He graduated with his associate of applied science degree in June 2008. In 2009, he was killed in an apartment fire. Petty touched many hearts last evening with her kind words and the memories she shared about her son. She and her family strive to keep Trevor's legacy alive through efforts such as the scholarship's donated in his name.

Read more: Donors and Scholars Brought Together at Foundation Dinner

Thanks to everyone for helping make SWCC Week a great one!  Be sure to go to SWCC's Facebook page to "Like" your favorite cookie (before 10 a.m. on Mon., November 12) from the SWCC Week Cookie Decorating Contest and be sure check out all the other photos from the week!

Phi Theta Kappa Food Drive - A SUCCESS!  Read on ...

Thanks to all the wonderful students, faculty and staff, the Phi Theta Kappa Food Drive was very successful! Thirteen large boxes of food items were delivered to MATURA for use in the Creston area plus $18 donated by Student Activities from the Halloween Dance. Introduction to Sociology students, who were involved in a competition for total items donated, provided over 470 food items! Mr. Hughes’ two Western Civilization Ancient to Early Modern classes provided two large boxes of items!

Thank you for all your support!