PosterDay ForWeb
The work of approximately 80 Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Poster Day, on Tues., April 22, 2014, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the upstairs of the SWCC Student Center on the Creston campus.

ArtDepartmentLogo HumanitiesPageThe work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) art and design students will be on display from April 19-May 8, 2014, during the SWCC Student Art Exhibition at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, in Greenfield.  An opening reception will be held on Sat., April 19, from 12-2 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held its regular March 2014 meeting on Tues., March 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer, presented to the board regarding the fiscal year 2015 budget.  Krejci said the estimated taxation rate per $1,000 of taxable valuation will be slightly less than last year, at $0.79617 per $1,000 for fiscal year 2015, as opposed to $0.79675 per $1,000 for fiscal year 2014.  According to Krejci, the college’s total property tax asking will continue to represent 2.5 percent or less of a property owner’s total property tax.  The board approved the college’s fiscal year 2015 budget as presented by Krejci.

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held a special meeting on February 27, 2014, to discuss and approve plans related to Spartan Court, the residence hall being constructed on campus.

Public hearings were held for the fire sprinkler and electrical bid packages. No oral or written objections were heard or submitted for either project.

 

Doubleday Megan ForWeb

Jackson, MS – Fifty-one community college students from the United States, Canada, and American Samoa have been named 2014 New Century Scholars – receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships. Megan Doubleday, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sophomore from Mt. Ayr, is among the nationwide honorees.  The New Century Scholars Program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Doubleday, who will graduate from SWCC with her associate of arts degree in May 2014, plans to attend Iowa State University in the fall.  She will major in elementary education with an endorsement in math.  While a student at SWCC, she has been active in Student Senate (president), Dazzlers dance team (co-captain), student ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa (vice president of fellowship), work-study, and tutoring.  Doubleday is a May 2012 Mt. Ayr High School graduate.