The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically on Tues., February 10, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus. 

The board set a public hearing for review and approval of the college’s fiscal year 2016 budget.  Randy Cook, SWCC chief financial officer, said the estimated taxation rate for the coming year will be $.079922 per $1,000 taxable valuation.  The public hearing was set for March 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Free Help Available for College Financial Aid

Iowa students and their families can get free assistance with forms required to file federal financial aid during an Iowa College Goal Sunday event, at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston on Wed., February 25, from 3-7 p.m. in room 119 of the Technical Center.  Students planning to attend any college are welcome to participate in this event.  

Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met on Tues., January 13, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center. 

The board voted to extend the college’s early retirement policy for employees through June 30, 2015.  Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president, stated there are 26 staff members eligible for early retirement.  The college’s early retirement policy has an April 1, 2015, application deadline.

Creston, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) agricultural department is hosting the Iowa State University Extension’s Three-State Beef Conference on Tues., January 13, 2015, from 5:30-8:45 p.m., at the SWCC ag site, north of the college’s Creston campus.

CRESTON — The TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test prep courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Sat., January 10, 2015.