Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the president’s office of the Administration Center for their regular board meeting.
The board approved the annual dues of $3,288 to the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL.
Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president for economic development, reported to the board regarding progress being made at Spartan Court, the new residence hall being constructed on campus. Lesan said the concrete work is near completion and progress continues to take place on finishing the inside of the building.
Beth Kulow, SWCC dean of student services, reported the college’s summer 2014 enrollment is 517 students. Kulow stated this was an increase of 35 students from summer 2013.
Lesan said an insurance adjustor was expected to be on campus later in the day July 8 to inspect the water damage in the Administration Center. The damage happened on Sun., June 22, following a break in a water line leading into the Administration Center.
Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.
Bill Taylor, SWCC vice president of instruction, talked to the board regarding a proposal to partner with Union County Habitat for Humanity for the third year on construction of a house during the 2014-15 school year by SWCC’s high school carpentry program in Creston. Students from area high schools are eligible to enroll in the high school carpentry program. The Habitat for Humanity house will be built at 622 North Birch Street in Creston. The board authorized the college to enter into the building partnership agreement.
Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tues., May 13, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.
During the meeting, the board approved a resolution directing the sale and delivery of $5.34 million in Dormitory Revenue Bonds to D.A. Davidson & Co. in Des Moines. Larry Burger, vice president of Speer Financial, Inc., spoke with the board, stating that following Speer Financial’s examination, it was their recommendation for approval of the bid. It was noted that Moody’s Investors Service has assigned a rating of A3 to the bonds, which have a true interest rate of 3.8748 percent.
CRESTON — Southwestern Community College auto collision repair/refinish students Garrett Hogue of Lenox and Zach Mullen of New Market took home first place honors at the Iowa SkillsUSA 2014 competition in Ankeny on Fri., May 2, 2014.
Hogue was named gold medalist in collision repair technology and Mullen was named gold medalist in automotive refinishing technology. They will now head to represent Iowa at the national competition, which will be held during the National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 23-27, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. The two SWCC students were honored at the state contest for outstanding academic achievement as well, due to maintaining 3.5 or higher cumulative college grade point averages.
Creston, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically in special session on Mon., April 28, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center to approve the Preliminary Official Statement of the 2014 revenue bonds and to call the 2006 revenue bonds, as well as the 2006 and 2010 loans from the Southern Iowa Council of Governments.