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Published June 28, 2010 9:39 am

Creston Rotary Scholarship Recipients Named for 2010

Creston Rotary Scholarship RecipientsCreston Rotary Scholarship Recipients for 2010-11 include Sean Snodgrass, Ashley McGehee, Spencer Bakerink, Donovan Richardson, Chris Helm, Bailey Oetken, Morgan Oetken, Payne Horning, and Hannah Finehout.

Published June 28, 2010 8:50 am

Creston Fire Department Awards Scholarship 

Fire Department Scholarship RecipientCreston, IA—The Creston Volunteer Fire Department named Kilee Kralik as the recipient of the Creston Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship given through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation. Kralik will receive a $750 scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Photo  (L to R) Matt Thompson, executive director, SWCC Education Foundation; Kilee Kralik, SWCC student; and James Viers, Creston firefighter.

Published June 28, 2010 8:36 am

Pearson-Coen-Beaty Funeral Home Scholarship Awarded

Pearson-Coen-Beaty ScholarshipCreston, IA—The Southwestern Community College Education Foundation named Cynthia Miller as the recipient of the Pearson-Coen-Beaty Scholarship given through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation.  Miller will receive a $500 scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Photo  (L to R) Matt Thompson, executive director, SWCC Education Foundation; Bruce Pearson, Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral Service; Cynthia Miller; SWCC student; and Dr. Barb Crittenden, president of Southwestern Community College.

Published June 28, 2010 6:56 am

Alliant Energy Scholarship Awarded for 2010

Alliant Scholarship RecipientsCreston, IA—Alliant Energy and the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation have awarded scholarships to three students for the 2010-2011 academic year.  The scholarships from Alliant Energy will provide $350 to each recipient.

Photo  (L to R) Dr. Barb Crittenden, president of Southwestern Community College (SWCC); Matt Higgins, Alliant Energy; Cynthia Miller, Erica Lensing, and Derek VerHelst, SWCC students; and Matt Thompson, executive director, SWCC Education Foundation.

Published June 28, 2010 6:04 am

SWCC Reps with Tshirt cannonSWCC had a blast at the Adams County Speedway on June 26, 2010!  Representatives from the college were on-hand to give out freebies, register fans for a drawing, assist kids on the Wii, and meet and greet speedway spectators.  It was a great opportunity to educate race fans about all the college has to offer.

For more photos, visit SWCC's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/swcciowa.

Published June 27, 2010 6:59 am

Kiwanis Scholarships Awarded for 2010-11

Kiwanis Scholarship RecipientsCreston, IA--On Friday, May 7, 2010, Southwestern Community College students received scholarships from the Creston Kiwanis Club.  The club donates $1,000 annually in scholarships to students, with preference given to dependents or relatives of Kiwanis members. 

Photo  (L to R) Dr. Barb Crittenden, president of Southwestern Community College; SWCC student Kilee Kralik; Creston High School students Jennie Best, Ashley McGehee, and Stephanie Routh; and Korina Loudon, Kiwanis member.

Published May 3, 2010 8:44 am

Volleyball Announcement

CRESTON--Rita Schroeder is stepping down from the head volleyball coaching position at Southwestern Community College.  Schroeder has been at the helm of the Spartans for the past 25 years, earning her 700th win during the 2009 volleyball season.  She will remain on staff as the assistant volleyball coach for the 2010 volleyball season.  The head coach position will be opened in advance of recruiting for the 2011 volleyball team.

Anna Waymaster will be serving as interim head coach for the Spartans volleyball team this fall.  Waymaster played for Schroeder during the 2006 and 2007 volleyball seasons and has been SWCC’s assistant volleyball coach during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.  Waymaster will complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services with Buena Vista University in Creston this summer.

Published April 23, 2010 3:33 am

 

As SWCC's 2010 Pay it Forward Week was wrapping up, Creston High School was just getting started.  On Thursday, April 22, 2010, the two groups got together to celebrate and unite. 

Watch the PIF Wrap Up Video!

     

SWCC PIF Class and CHS students

 

Published April 21, 2010 3:27 am

Osceola—Southwestern Community College’s high school carpentry class is hosting a birdhouse-making workshop for children Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to noon at SWCC’s Osceola Center. 

Published April 16, 2010 4:55 am

Unity LogoAPRIL 16, 2010--Next week is the week to Pay it Forward (PIF) at SWCC and throughout SWCC communities!! Southwestern's social psychology class will be spearheading efforts to promote positive behaviors and helping others.  On Friday, SWCC will unite with Creston High School and their week of unity will begin.

Complete a PIF-related activity and you'll receive a PIF wristband!

Watch the video!

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