College News

Published April 20, 2015 2:25 pm

Demir Alford signs with SWCC Women's Basketball

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston headed to Des Moines to land his first recruit for the Spartans’ 2015-16 campaign. Des Moines Roosevelt’s Demir Alford committed to the Spartans basketball program late last week.

Alford, who will graduate from Roosevelt in May, received honorable mention all-conference honors this year in the Central Iowa Metropolitan League. She was named Roosevelt’s 2015 Defensive Player of the Year. Off the court, Alford received the Roosevelt High School Silver Cord for Community Service.

Published April 17, 2015 1:58 pm

Gas Light Cast

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing Gas Light from April 23-25 at 7 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center theater. As part of Pay it Forward (PIF) Week, there will be a free performance for SWCC employees and students on Wed., April 22, at 7 p.m.

Published April 17, 2015 8:40 am

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.

Published April 17, 2015 8:33 am

Harmonic Convergence vocal jazz group

The professional music department will be performing at A&G Steakhouse, 211 W. Adams Street in Creston, on Friday, April 17, from 8-11 p.m.

This performance will cap off a week-long tour of the Kansas City area. Instrumental jazz combos and vocal jazz groups will be performing. Admission is free!

Published April 16, 2015 9:40 am

The Spartan sport shooting team traveled to Emmetsburg on Saturday, April 11, to compete in an Iowa Collegiate Shooting Sports Conference shoot hosted by Iowa Lakes. The Spartan teams took home top awards to remain undefeated in conference. 

Published April 15, 2015 10:17 am

Marie Hood and Raegen Smith sign with SWCC Dazzlers

Kaeleigh Ballentine, Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) newly named drill team coach, has announced her first two recruits for the SWCC Dazzlers 2015-16 team. Marie Hood and Raegen Smith, both seniors at Creston High School, are the newest SWCC Dazzlers.

Published April 10, 2015 8:43 am

Spartan Sports shooting at nationals

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team placed sixth in the nation in trap shooting during the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, TX, held March 24-29, 2015. There were approximately 630 student-athletes, from 75 colleges, competing in the event.

Published April 10, 2015 8:19 am

Gabryelle DuBois

Freshman softball utility player Gabryelle DuBois, from Des Moines, was named as the ICCAC DII Softball Batter of the Week. DuBois contributed to the Spartan's seven of eight wins this week by batting .633 on 19 hits with four doubles, a pair of home runs, and 19 RBIs. In addition to her excellent batting, she also stole four bases and scored 11 runs.

Published March 30, 2015 9:37 am

Sam Hartsock signs with Spartan Golf

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono has acquired another athlete from the 2015 Creston High School (CHS) golf squad for his 2015-16 Spartan team.

Sam Hartsock, a multi-sport athlete at CHS, has confirmed he will join the Spartans golf program for its 2015-16 campaign. Hartsock joins fellow student-athlete Christian Groumoutis, who signed with the Spartans earlier in March.

Published March 27, 2015 7:59 am

Brittany Langendoerfer signed to SWCC volleyball

Brittany Langendoerfer, a 5’7” outside hitter and defensive specialist for the Nebraska Impact Volleyball Club, has made it official. She is headed to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) to play volleyball at the collegiate level.