The 2014 SmartStart Kickoff for high school students is this Wednesday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the SWCC Creston campus. 

This event is a great way for high school students to check out SWCC and its campus!  Students will be able to sit in on college classes, visit program areas, talk with instructors and students, and tour the residence halls.  High school students in attendance will receive lunch, a SWCC T-shirt, and have the opportunity to win door prizes.  The college will be awarding two-$250 SWCC scholarships for senior attendees.

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MullinScholarship ForWeb
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #1398 of Creston presented a check to the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation, thanks to a donation from the Don Mullin Family Memorial, to award scholarships to four SWCC students. 

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Mundy MasonicTeacherOfYear

Charlie Mundy, SWCC high school carpentry and building trades instructor in Osceola, was the recipient of the 2014 Iowa Masonic Teacher of the Year Award at the 170th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at Cedar Rapids on Sept. 18, 2014.

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iManufacture Article

To celebrate 2014 National Manufacturing Day, on Thurs., October 2, iManufacture will be held in the SWCC Student Center, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SWCC students, area high school students, and community members are invited to attend an open house that will connect them to manufacturing in interactive ways through hands-on demonstrations. Participants will also be able to explore advanced manufacturing through interactive applications on an iPad Air!

This event is being hosted by SWCC's Workplace Learning Network. Questions may be directed to Valerie White, Workplace Learning Network coordinator.

CommunityAwarenessPoster2014SWCC will host its annual Community Awareness Day on Wednesday, September 10, from 9-11 a.m. in the main hallway of the Instructional Center.  A variety of community agencies will be on hand to provide information to SWCC students and staff about the services they provide.

Agencies that will be providing information include:

  • Crest Area for Life
  • Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
  • First National Bank
  • Iowa Works
  • Life Care Pregnancy Center
  • Matura
  • Neighbors Loving Neighbors Outreach
  • PCSB Bank
  • Proteus
  • TRiO--Student Support Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation



KimOaks IALLaward
During the Iowa Association for Lifelong Learning (IALL) Summer Conference, held July 16-17 in Ames, Kim Oaks, SWCC business coordinator, received the Distinguished Service Award.

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