Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.
Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer, talked to the board about the upcoming 20 ¼ Facilities Levy. The levy, which is a continuation levy that has been in place since the inception of SWCC in 1966, is voted on every 10 years. The current levy will expire in 2014. Krejci said funds from the levy may be used for purchase, repairs, renovation, and replacement of physical structures. Krejci explained the tax is 20 ¼ cents per $1,000 assessed valuation tax on property. Following Krejci’s presentation, the board voted to authorize the administration to proceed with the necessary arrangements for the facilities levy election on September 10, 2013.
Creston, IA—A coach has been named and the Southwestern Community College bowling program is slated to begin with the fall 2013 semester. Doug Davidson of Orient has been named the college’s first-ever head bowling coach.
Davidson, who owned and operated a bowling center in Creston for 22 years, will begin recruiting for the Spartans’ new athletic program immediately. Davidson was a member of the Iowa Bowling Proprietors Association and served in the roles of president and secretary for District 9. He was an Iowa Bowling Proprietor Board member for 10 years. Davidson was instrumental in starting the first junior bowling traveling tournament in south central Iowa. He holds a coaching certificate for the Young American Bowling Association.
CRESTON—During the past few months, Southwestern Community College has worked hard to expand transfer options related to criminal justice coursework with five four-year colleges in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. The college has been working closely with Buena Vista University in Storm Lake; Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO; Peru State University in Peru, NE; Simpson College in Indianola; and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO.
Justin Savage, a December 2012 graduate of Southwestern Community College (SWCC), has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.
Savage, formerly of Weldon, earned his associate of arts degree from SWCC. He is currently enrolled at Iowa State University with a major in civil engineering. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa during his time at SWCC.
Creston—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.
The board approved the proposed room and board charges for fiscal year 2014 as presented by Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer. The rates per semester (if the minimum level of Cafe Cash is selected) follow:
• Wilson Hall/West Hall $2,600
• Spartan Suites/Hall $2,900
Three levels of Café Cash for the Spartan Café will be offered for fiscal year 2014: $750, $950, and $1,150. The minimum level of $750 will be required for all students living in the residence halls.