College News

Published December 15, 2017 8:48 am

Tom Lesan and Mason Adams

Mason Adams, key account manager for Alliant Energy, visited Southwestern Community College on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, to deliver a $48,634 rebate check to the college. Rebate incentives are available from Alliant for energy-efficient projects in new and existing commercial, industrial, or agricultural facilities. The college has completed a number of energy-saving projects recently, such as adding LED lighting during the 200-bay renovation project and replacing the chiller in the college’s Instructional Center.

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Published December 14, 2017 1:12 pm

Students at holiday potluck

Phi Theta Kappa and NAMI-SWCC finished off the fall 2017 semester with a combined pot luck in the Instructional Center on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.

Members present included Megan Davenport, Paige Parsons, Selena Sampson, Jessica Beatty, Kimmie Zepeda, Alexandra Kay, Loran Sneller, Kara Ramold, Jacob Bolinger, Jordan Gehlhaar, Isacc Wignall, and Jade Lecy.

Published December 13, 2017 4:14 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

The board heard a report by Tia Samo, SWCC chief financial officer, regarding the college’s Early Retirement Policy. Samo said there are 17 employees eligible for early retirement under the policy. The policy has an April 1, 2018, application deadline for employees. Following Samo’s presentation, the board approved the proposed plan. The expiration date for this plan is June 30, 2018.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board Holds December 2017 Meeting

Published December 11, 2017 1:25 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 180, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

Read more: ACT Boot Camp Feb. 3 at SWCC

Published December 11, 2017 9:41 am

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing Agatha Christie's famous play, And then there were None, during the spring 2018 semester. Auditions for the play will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 3-5 p.m. both days, in the Instructional Center, room 145.

Read more: Spring Play Auditions Tuesday and Wednesday

Published December 6, 2017 4:52 pm

Pork Loin Giveaway Graphic

Media Contact: Laurel Bruntz, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb & Jeff Hansen Foundation, 515.554.9523 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation will give away 500 pork loins to anyone in need in Creston. Starting at 7 a.m., Iowa Select Farms employees will gather in Southwestern Community College's main parking lot to hand out free, five-pound pork loins to anyone in need. The event is expected to end at 9 a.m. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please enter at Southwestern Community College's main entrance off of Highway 25/Townline Street when coming to pickup pork loin. Turn right at the flagpole to proceed to the south end of the main parking lot where Iowa Select will be stationed. Southwestern students, please use one of the east entrances to campus, off of Lincoln Street, when coming to classes on Monday to avoid congestion.

Read more: Pork Loin Giveaway Monday at SWCC

Published December 5, 2017 4:50 pm

12 Days of Savings Flyer

The SWCC Shoppe will have 12 Days of Savings from Dec. 6-21!

Read more: 12 Days of Savings at the SWCC Shoppe

Published December 5, 2017 3:32 pm

Students and instructors ready to package meals

The Southwestern Chamber Choir volunteered on Friday, Dec. 1, with Meals from the Heartland, at their Des Moines location on the last day of their five-day Holiday Carols in Concert tour.

Read more: Chamber Choir Volunteers during Holiday Tour

Published November 29, 2017 10:54 am

Three actors on stage performing during fall 2016 plays

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club will perform their third annual student, faculty, and community written plays on Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the SWCC Performing Arts Center.

Admission to the performance is free, but monetary donations will be accepted and donated to the local Toys for Tots campaign.

Read more: SWCC Drama Club to Perform Short Plays

Published November 28, 2017 10:37 am

SWCC Disc Golf Disc

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Disc Golf Club will be hosting the Fourth Annual Indoor Disc Golf Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium in Creston.

Read more: Fourth Annual Indoor Disc Golf Tournament Announced