College News

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 3:00 pm

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Marvin Delarosa an infielder from John F. Kennedy High School in Bronx, NY has signed on to play for the Spartan baseball team starting in the fall of 2014.

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:29 am

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Creston, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team placed 15th in trap shooting during the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, TX, held March 25-30, 2014.  There were approximately 70 colleges and universities competing in the event.

Read more: Spartans Place at National Sports Shooting Event

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:52 am

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.

Read more: Student Art Exhibition at Warren Cultural Center

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:43 am

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Kris Goettert, a 6'6" post from McArthur High School in Florida, known for energy and rebounds, has given a verbal commitment to the Southwestern Men’s Basketball program.  Goettert, who has only been playing organized for three years, is still hitting his potential, but already brings a rebounding presence to the rotation for 2014-15.  Goettert was selected for the Dade-Brevard County All-Star game, and was a member of a district champion this year at McArthur High School.  Goettert plans to study physical therapy in college, and chose Southwestern because he feels it is different and fits his skill set well. 

Head Coach Mike Holmes said, “Kris continues our recruiting theme this year of pursuing guys who have a motor that won’t quit and who are competitive.  I was really impressed when I watched him that he never stops competing for rebounds and loose balls.  He also has a nice touch around the rim and can do things with both hands.”


Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:24 am

Jared Theis and Shelby Williams paced Southwestern in their first golf meet of the Spring, held at Mozingo Golf Club in Maryville, MO Friday and Saturday.  The meet featured primarily four-year institutions, so the Spartans were looking to gain experience on a challenging course against top-notched competition.  Riding an eagle in round one, Theis carded an 88, which was the best men’s submission for Southwestern.  After a tough first day, Williams also brought home a solid round of 88 in day two of the event.  Most of the Spartan men and women improved from day one to two, which was the progress for which the team was hoping.  Southwestern will next play Tuesday in Oskaloosa.  They will again see a large field of four-year schools, trying to get ready for conference competition.

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:36 am

Southwestern Community College's automotive programs will be hosting the 2014 Automotive Open House for students considering a career in the automotive field this Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the automotive department on the north side of the Instructional Center, on SWCC's Creston campus.

Read more: Automotive Programs Hosting Open House

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:26 pm

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New Southwestern Community College Head Volleyball Coach Ting Liu didn’t have to travel far to find the first two recruits for her 2014 roster. Madison Walston of Bedford and Carmen Subbert of Stanton will be suiting up for the Spartans during the 2014 season.

Read more: New Spartan Coach Recruits Two for 2014 Volleyball

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:15 am


PIF shirtPay it Forward (PIF) Week is coming!  It’s an annual tradition at SWCC and it’s scheduled for April 21-25, 2014!  If you’d like to order a PIF T-shirt for this year’s festivities, the cost is $8 per shirt or $10 for XXL and larger sizes.  Shirts must be pre-ordered using the PIF Online T-shirt Order Form--SORRY, THE ORDER DEADLINE HAS PASSED--and paid for by Thurs., April 3!

For those of you who are new to SWCC, during PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

If questions, please contact Caitlyn Lesan.


Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 11:44 am

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Amanda Spencer of Bedford joined the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team at semester.

Spencer became a student at SWCC at the beginning of the fall 2013 semester. She is in SWCC’s arts and sciences transfer program with a goal of completing her associate of arts degree in May 2015. Spencer is a May 2013 graduate of Bedford High School.

She is the daughter of Jack and Carmen Spencer of Bedford.

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:46 am


Taranveer Gill (pictured in red), a 6'3" perimeter player from Toronto, Canada, has made a verbal commitment to be a part of the Southwestern Men’s Basketball program for 2014-15. Gill will bring a wealth of experience to the Spartans from his basketball exploits north of the border. Last fall, Gill competed in the Up to the Time Basketball League, netting Rookie of the Year honors as well as being named a second-team all star. He also received an invitation to compete in a junior national tournament held in Michigan. Gill choose Southwestern because of its feel. He said, “I feel like this is a great community that embraces and welcomes everybody in.” 

Head Coach Mike Holmes said, “To get back to where we were a year ago, we need some impact guys who will bring some energy to the floor and have some skills not only to learn our system, but to be able to make plays out of it. I think Taranveer will be very well suited to what we do.” 

Gill plans to study in the college transfer program and earn his Associate of Arts degree.