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.

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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.

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, spoke with the board concerning callable bonds the college has with Fansteel/Wellman Dynamics and Farley’s and Sathers for 2006, as well as Astoria Industries of Iowa, Pinnacle Ethanol, Precision, Inc. and Precision Optical for 2007.  Lesan explained that by paying the bonds off early there will be a total savings of $63,605.  Following Lesan’s explanation, the board approved the “Resolution Authorizing Redemption of Outstanding Bonds and Directing Notice be Given” for all of the callable bonds:
•    $725,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2006-1 Multiple Project), Series 2006-1A
•    $1,120,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates(2006-1 Multiple Project), Series 2006-1B
•    $425,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2007-1 Multiple Project), Series 2007-1A
•    $830,000 Industrial New Jobs Training Certificates (2007-1 Multiple Project), Series 2007-1B