College News

Published April 3, 2012 10:58 am

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Congratulations to SWCC Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff for achieving her 100th career win yesterday, April 2, 2012, vs. Simpson!  With this win, the Spartans' softball team improves to a record of 20-9 on the season, 7-5 in the league.

“Coach Stumpff has taken the program to new heights since her arrival at Southwestern,” stated Bill Krejci, SWCC athletic director.  “She has shown continual growth with the program by increasing in wins every year since she’s been here.  She has a very talented group of athletes this year and they are a legitimate force in the league.”

The Spartans will be in home action today vs. Grand View at 3 p.m. and tomorrow vs. DMACC at 3 p.m.

Stumpff has been at the helm of the SWCC softball program since 2006.

Published April 2, 2012 4:14 pm

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Southwestern Community College’s automotive repair technology club presented a check for $125 to the Greater Regional Cancer Center on Friday, March 16, 2012.  The funds were raised during a recent T-shirt fundraiser by the organization.  Pictured are front row (L to R) - Donna Larkin, SWCC automotive club vice president; Javier Rubio, SWCC automotive club president; Jeni Thompson, director of medical oncology for Greater Regional Cancer Center; and Joan Weis, co-director of radiation oncology from Greater Regional Cancer Center and back row – Sue Claiser, SWCC automotive parts clerk; Jeff Sorensen, automotive repair technology instructor; Steve Schmalzried, automotive repair technology instructor; and Matt Thompson, SWCC dean of students.

Published April 2, 2012 3:38 pm

Southwestern Community College is hosting a three-day volleyball camp, April 16-18, 2012, after school, for students in grades fourth through sixth.  The cost is $50. 

The camp will be directed by Southwestern Volleyball Coaches Melissa Blessington and Rita Schroeder, with the assistance of the Southwestern volleyball players.

For complete camp information, please visit the SWCC Volleyball Camp page

Published March 29, 2012 5:03 pm

PIF logo redSWCC’s 2012 Pay it Forward (PIF) Week will be held April 16-20, 2012. During PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved in encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community. Specific details about activities for the week will be available on the SWCC Web site next week.

PIF Week started in 2009 with 10 students and has spread across campus and the community. There are little things you can do--hold the door for someone, thank a mentor, write a note of encouragement to someone with an illness, pay for the next person’s coffee at the drive-up, or help an elderly member of the community with yard work. It is easy to have a positive impact on the community.

Published March 21, 2012 3:17 pm

JoanBecker PhotoJoan Becker will be at Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus presenting “A Mother’s Story” on Thurs., March 29, 2012, from 1-3 p.m. in room 220 of the Instructional Center. Joan is the mother of Mark Becker, who was convicted in 2010 of the murder of Ed Thomas, a well-known football coach from Aplington-Parkersburg High School.

Joan and her husband, Dave, have been compelled to share their family's story about Mark and the experience their family has had coping with a child having paranoid schizophrenia. Their hope is that the open communication will help other families in some way.

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Published March 21, 2012 3:00 pm

A workshop entitled “Stand out at a Job Fair,” will be offered at Southwestern Community College on Thurs., March 29, 2012, from noon until 2 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

The first hour of the event will be spent watching a presentation focusing on the dos and don'ts of job fair participation, etiquette, and other job hunting tactics. From 1-2 p.m., the session will focus on role playing in job fair situations. The participants will receive instant feedback from employers on how they did with the role playing situations.

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Published March 19, 2012 1:43 pm

miner jamee IMG 4056Friday, March 9, Coach Brett Gilcrist and the other Division-II women’s basketball coaches in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference met to wrap up the conference’s season and prepare for the Regional Tournament Final Four. Part of this meeting included voting for the First-, Second-, and Third-Team All-Region Selections. Freshman Jamee Miner (Elkhorn, NE, pictured) was the lone nomination from Southwestern Community College, being named Second-Team All-Region.

Miner finished the year averaging 16.37 points per game which ranked her sixth in the conference. She averaged 5.63 rebounds per game which placed her 19th overall (behind teammates Heylee Horn and Amber Thomas; 16th and 18th respectively). She dished out 3.17 assists per game, finishing 9th in the conference. Perhaps most impressively, Miner finished second in the conference with 3.70 steals per game (the leader had 3.71 per game).

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Published March 19, 2012 12:07 pm

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Southwestern Community College’s automotive repair technology club presented a check for $125 to the Greater Regional Cancer Center on Friday, March 16, 2012.  The funds were raised during a recent T-shirt fundraiser by the organization.  Pictured are front row (L to R) - Donna Larkin, SWCC automotive club vice president; Javier Rubio, SWCC automotive club president; Jeni Thompson, director of medical oncology for Greater Regional Cancer Center; and Joan Weis, do-director of radiation oncology from Greater Regional Cancer Center and back row – Sue Claiser, SWCC automotive parts clerk; Jeff Sorensen, automotive repair technology instructor; Steve Schmalzried, automotive repair technology instructor; and Matt Thompson, SWCC dean of students.

Published March 19, 2012 10:44 am

Greater Regional Check Presentation

On Mon., Mar. 12, 2012, the Southwestern Community College women’s basketball team made perhaps its greatest play of the season. The Spartan women dished out two assists Coach Brett Gilcrist knew could not be stolen.

A game last December was used to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and the regular season finale was played as a Pink Zone event, raising money for breast cancer.  Representatives from the two organizations were present to receive the checks.  

Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter employees Cena Danielson, program and service coordinator, and Erica Lensing, administrative assistant, accepted a $530 check as a result of the Alzheimer’s game.  Greater Regional Hospital employees Jeni Thompson, director of medical oncology, and Katy Wiley, co-director of radiation oncology, accepted a check in the amount of $2294.37 for the Greater Regional Cancer Center as a result of the Pink Zone event. 

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Published March 16, 2012 11:51 am

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Two Southwestern Community College students, Danna Harlow of Corning and Marilyn Larson of Red Oak, have been named to the 2012 All-Iowa Academic Team.  The two students were honored at the downtown Marriott in Des Moines March 7, 2012, at 6 p.m., during the All-Iowa Academic Team Recognition Ceremony.  The event was hosted by the Iowa Valley Community College District.

Harlow is a December 2011 liberal arts graduate from Southwestern.  She transferred to Northwest Missouri State University where she is working toward her bachelor’s degree.
Marilyn Larson is a sophomore at SWCC’s Red Oak Center.  Larson, who is a business administration major, will graduate in July 2012.

PHOTO (L to R):

Sitting - Marilyn Larson and Danna Harlow
Standing - Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC sociology instructor and Phi Theta Kappa sponsor, and Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president