News & Announcements

Crook ForWebMelisa Crook of Creston has been named as SWCC's drill team coach. She will soon be announcing dates for a drill team informational meeting and tryouts.

Crook has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Simpson College in Indianola. She is currently enrolled in the master of arts in teaching program at Simpson.

She is a nationally certified C.L.O.G. instructor. She was employed as a dance instructor at Leslie’s Dance Emporium in Creston for the past 10 years. She was also employed by Creston Community Schools as a mentoring coordinator/at risk counselor for four years.

Watch for additional drill team information as it becomes available.

StudentPlanner CloseUpGet organized for the fall 2012 semester! 

Student planners are available at the SWCC Bookstore

Cost is $5 each.

StudentPhotoWelcome to college!  We have a great year in store for you at SWCC!  Starting the first week, there are a lot of activities planned.

Sun., August 26

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Student housing move-in. Please report in at the Spartan Suites lobby
  • 5:30 p.m. - Pizza party in the Student Center, student housing activity

Mon., August 27

  • 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Final career and technical education new student orientation
  • 1-5 p.m. - Final arts and sciences new student orientation
  • 7 p.m. - SWCC Movie Night at the Strand Theater, downtown Creston, free with SWCC student ID, movie is The Campaign

Tues., August 28

  • 5:30 p.m. - Cookout for all SWCC students and employees, area in front of Allied Health & Science Center
  • 6 p.m. - Grant Terry Outdoor Concert, area in front of Allied Health & Science Center

Wed., August 29

  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
  • 6:30 p.m. - SWCC Spartans home volleyball opener vs. Marshalltown, first 200 fans receive a FREE Spartan 300 T-shirt.  Meet the team and see the schedule at SWCC Spartans Volleyball.

As you learn your way around Creston, be sure to check out the SWCC Zone Web site.  There are a lot of Creston and Osceola businesses that give SWCC students discounts just for showing them your SWCC student ID.

Also, keep up on all SWCC events by bookmarking the college's Master Calendar

SkilledWorkers Flyer"Where are all the Skilled Workers?," a workshop to help your community shape tomorrow's workforce by solving problems today, will be held August 28, 2012, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Supertel, 800 Laurel St., in Creston.  The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch.

The workshop features speakers from a variety of backgrounds.  It is being offered as a collaborative effort between Southwestern Community College, Skilled Iowa, IowaWorks Southern Hills, Ready Resource, MATURA, and the Employers' Council of Iowa.

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Southwestern Community College volleyball camps have wrapped up for summer 2012.  A high school team tournament volleyball camp, held on Friday, August 3, 2012, ended a series of volleyball camps held throughout the summer. According to camp director and SWCC Head Volleyball Coach Melissa Blessington, there were 10 high school teams in attendance on Friday. The SWCC admissions department served lunch to the participants.

Other camps held this summer included a high school individual camp with 24 participants and a middle school camp, where the SWCC volleyball coaches and players hosted approximately 45 participants.

Read more: Summer Volleyball Camps Wrap Up

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Approximately 70  new Southwestern Community College students were on campus Friday, July 20, 2012, for new student orientation.  Students learned about the SWCC campus, registered for classes, purchased books, and completed necessary requirements for registration.  New students who have not yet attended a new student orientation may register by completing the New Student Orientation Registration.

Classes begin at SWCC on August 29.  "Read More" for more photos.

Read more: New Students on Campus for Orientation