National Automotive Service Professionals Week is June 9-15.  Thanks to all of our automotive repair technology and auto collision repair/refinish students, future students, and instructors for all they do! 

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds (shown in photo above) were at Southwest Valley High School in Corning for a town hall meeting to talk about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on Tues., May 6, 2014.

The discussion was followed by STEM-related activities and demonstrations by students and their teachers.

For more information related to the Southwest Iowa STEM Region, please visit

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Two big Pay it Forward (PIF) Week activities took place in the last two days.  Both ended up extremely successful.

On Tues., April 22, the SWCC Student Senate hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive.  The goal of the Blood Drive was to raise at least 43 units of blood.  By the end of the day, the Red Cross went home with 55 units of blood; therefore, the Student Senate finished 12 units above goal for the day!  Thanks to all the donors and volunteers who made this day a success!

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Congratulations to Kelly Franklin and the SWCC Drama Club on a job well done on their production of Neil Simon's Rumors. More than 100 people attended the single performance last Friday evening. Franklin said with the profits from the ticket sales the club is already excited and planning for next year.

View more photos from the production on the SWCC page on Facebook.

Southwestern Community College and Northwest Iowa Community College co-hosted the 2014 Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) Conference, March 31-April 1, at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Des Moines.

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PIF shirtPay it Forward (PIF) Week is coming!  It’s an annual tradition at SWCC and it’s scheduled for April 21-25, 2014!  If you’d like to order a PIF T-shirt for this year’s festivities, the cost is $8 per shirt or $10 for XXL and larger sizes.  Shirts must be pre-ordered using the PIF Online T-shirt Order Form--SORRY, THE ORDER DEADLINE HAS PASSED--and paid for by Thurs., April 3!

For those of you who are new to SWCC, during PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

If questions, please contact Caitlyn Lesan.