College News

Published April 24, 2015 10:32 am

Due to inclement weather, the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) softball team will begin regional play at noon on Sunday vs. Ellsworth.  The game was originally scheduled for noon on Saturday.  If the Spartans win the first game, they are guaranteed to play again on Monday.  The games will be played at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids.

The Spartans are in the Region XI-A bracket.  For more information, please visit

Published April 22, 2015 4:07 pm

Klarissa McElroy Signs with the Spartans

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston didn’t travel far to find his latest recruit, Klarissa McElroy of Clarinda.

McElroy, who will graduate from Clarinda High School in May 2015, was named offensive player of the year for her team this year. She also participates in track and was a 4x100 relay state qualifier.

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Published April 22, 2015 9:20 am

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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Published April 21, 2015 9:18 am

The Spartan sports shooting team traveled to the Stockdale Gun Club in Ackley this past weekend to compete in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Iowa Collegiate Invitational Championships, a 200 target event.

The Spartans shot 950/1000 to win the team event. One of the Spartan squads shot a near perfect 123/125 on the last round of the day with three members shooting a perfect 25 and the other two only missing a single target each.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Published April 16, 2015 9:00 am

Blade Smith signs with SWCC Sports Shooting

Winterset High School’s Blade Smith has committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team starting with the fall 2015 semester.

Smith, currently a senior at Winterset High School, will graduate in May 2015. He has been on the trap team in high school all four years, has competed in 4-H sports shooting for seven years, has been in 4-H for 10 years, served on the 4-H youth council for two years, participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) for four years, and FFA for one year. He also played in the band for two years.

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