Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tues., May 12, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.

During the meeting, the board held a public hearing for phase three of the Instructional Center Renovation Project, which will include renovation of the classrooms in the 200-bay hallway.  Three bids were received for the project.  According to Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, architects estimated the project cost at $1.375 million.  Following review of the bids, the board approved the lowest bid of $841,365 from Camblin Mechanical of Atlantic.  Lesan told the board a completion date of September 14, 2015, or sooner is projected.

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BPA Award Winners

CRESTON, IA— Five Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students placed at the Business Professionals of America (BPA)--Iowa Association, Spring Leadership Conference, February 22-24, 2015, in Des Moines.  These students earned the right to compete at the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, from May 6-10, 2015. 

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Daniel Leonard

CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) came home with two gold medal finishes following the Iowa SkillsUSA 2015 competition in Ankeny on April 30-May 1, 2015.  Daniel Leonard of Clearfield, a first year electrical technology student at SWCC, finished first in the electrical construction wiring division of competition.  Asa Denton of Creston, a first year carpentry and building trades student at SWCC, finished first in the carpentry division of the contest.

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2015 Rotary Recipients

Winners of the 2015 Creston Rotary Scholarships to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) were recently announced at a luncheon at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.  Twelve students, all either current seniors or graduates of Creston High School, were awarded $300 scholarships to the college through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation (EF).

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Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

The board set a public hearing for May 12, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center, to review bids for phase three of the Instructional Center renovation project.  Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, said this phase of the project will include installing windows and LED lighting in the classrooms in the 200 bay hallway, as well as remodeling the restrooms in the main hallway to be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible.  The estimated cost for this phase will be $1.375 million.

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