Pink Zone Game Scheduled for 2010

NOVEMBER 25, 2009--For the second year in a row, the Southwestern Community College women's basketball program is sponsoring a Pink Zone event on the college's campus.  This year, the Spartans Pink Zone game will be vs. Iowa Central Community College on February 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. 

Last year's event was a phenomenal success with the SWCC team raising the most funds at the community college level for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® cancer fund. Watch for more details and be ready to support the SWCC Spartans as they play basketball in support of breast cancer research. 

Take a look at some of the photos from last year's Pink Zone basketball games held Wednesday, February 18, 2009.










Growth and Change at SWCC Osceola Center

Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College’s Osceola Center has seen growth and change during the fall of 2009.  The center’s enrollment swelled to 210 students for fall 2009 semester, which is the highest enrollment on record for the center.  College-wide, SWCC’s enrollment is at an all-time high of 1,680 students.

SWCC Drafting Program Assisting Corning High School

SWCC and Corning partnering through drafting softwareCreston, IA—Corning High School Industrial Arts Instructor Tracy King recently visited Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus to receive five computers and the SDS/2 program software to implement steel detailing into the high school’s drafting curriculum.

The SDS/2 software was donated by Design Data, a company that produces innovative software for the steel industry’s fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors.  SWCC works closely with Design Data and has graduates working for the company, which is headquartered in Lincoln, NE.

Al Binning awardSWCC Drafting Instructor Honored at SDS/2 Users Conference

CRESTON, IA--Southwestern Community College (SWCC) drafting instructor Al Binning (shown at right with Amanda Kunze of Design Data) of Osceola, was honored recently by Design Data, Lincoln, NE, at the 2009 SDS/2 Users Group Conference.  SDS/2 is the steel detailing software used in the classroom for SWCC’s structural drafting/structural engineering technology programs.  The SDS/2 software was created by Design Data, who hosted the conference. 

SWCC Overseeing Union County PAT Program

CRESTON — Southwestern Community College’s TriUMPH Early Childhood Program recently began overseeing the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program for Union County.  The program offices are being housed inside the Creston Early Childhood Center at 901 North Elm Street, Creston.