College News

Published January 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Southwestern was back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, to start the second half of season play, beginning on the road against the ninth-ranked Blue Devils of Kansas City Kansas Community College.  It was a slow start for the Spartans, getting down 11-2 early on, but things would heat up quickly as they rallied behind the hot shooting of Julanie Carter who connected on several three-pointers to help bring the team within one point, 17-18, to close out the first quarter.

Read more: Spartan Women knock off Number 9 Blue Devils

Published January 11, 2017 2:11 pm

Todd Lorensen

Todd Lorensen, head coach of the Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team, has been named the JUCO Coach of the Week for week eight of the college season by

Read more: Lorensen Named Hoop Dirt Coach of the Week

Published January 11, 2017 2:01 pm

In the nightcap of the “Day of RED OUT Basketball in Creston,” the Southwestern men picked up a 102-91 win over NJCAA Division I 19th ranked Indian Hills on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.  The win moved the NJCAA DII second-ranked Spartans to a perfect 16-0 heading into ICCAC play this weekend. 

Jamil Maddred led the way with 21 points and nine rebounds; Jordan Johnson added 18 points; Brodric Thomas ended at 17; and Calvin Chambers had 16.

Read more: Spartans Knock Off Hills

Published January 11, 2017 1:54 pm

Jamil Maddred

After a 102-91 win over NJCAA D1 19th ranked Indian Hills, Southwestern basketball standout Jamil Maddred received weekly honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference.

Maddred was named ICCAC Athlete of the Week for his 21 point-, nine rebound-, and two-assist performance.  Maddred made all four of his three-point attempts and was a perfect three-for-three from the charity stripe.  He is the fourth player to be honored by the ICCAC this season for the Spartans.  On the season, he is averaging 10.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting more than 58 percent from the floor and 42 percent from the arc.

Read more: Maddred Earns Weekly Honor

Published January 10, 2017 11:25 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met on Tues., January 10, 2017, at 8 a.m. in the president’s office in the Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting. 

During the meeting, the board approved the early retirement request of Jason Smith, SWCC professional music instructor, at the end of his current contract.  Smith has been a music instructor at the college since August 1992.    


Published January 5, 2017 3:24 pm

Students visiting with employer at table

Registration is open for the Health Careers Employment and Education Fair at Southwestern Community College on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The fair will be held from noon–2:30 pm, in the Instructional Center, room 180. 

Read more: Employers may Register for Health Careers Employment Fair

Published December 22, 2016 8:51 am

Steve Schmalzried, Richard Welsch, Josh Johnson, and Travis Stalder

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive students Richard Welsch and Josh Johnson placed third in the hands-on portion of the 2016 Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)/Iowa Automobile Dealers Association High School Automotive Skills Contest held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at DMACC in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

Read more: SWCC Auto Students Place at 2016 Auto Skills Contest

Published December 21, 2016 10:11 am

Christina Stopak signs with SWCC

Christina Stopak, of Albion, NE, has signed a National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track at Southwestern Community College starting with the 2017-18 academic year.

Stopak, who will graduate from Boone Central High School in May 2017, is a four-time state cross country qualifier, two-time cross country team state champion, and a two-time cross country state medalist (in 2015 she placed eighth and in 2016 she placed fourth). In addition, Stopak was named to the Nebraska all-state cross country team. She is a two-time state qualifier in track with her events being the 1600m and the 3200m.

Read more: Nebraska Student-Athlete Signs National Letter of Intent to Run at SWCC

Published December 21, 2016 9:14 am

Brodric Thomas

Brodric Thomas returned to his Chicagoland roots and played his best game in a Spartan uniform scoring 34 points, grabbing four rebounds, and blocking two shots in a 90-77 victory at Wilbur Wright College on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016.  Just the night before, he had 11 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks in a 79-66 victory over Olive-Harvey College.  His efforts were rewarded with his second ICCAC Player of the Week Award. 

Read more: Thomas Player of Week; Spartans remain #2 in NJCAA DII

Published December 19, 2016 9:06 am

Bollingbrook, Il, native Brodric Thomas made the most of Southwestern’s road trip through Chicago this weekend by leading the team with 34 points in a 90-77 win over Wilbur Wright College.  He followed the Wilbur Wright game by contributing 11 points in a 79-66 victory over Olive-Harvey College.  The two road wins moved the NJCAA DII #2-ranked Spartans record to 15-0 and finished a 12-game road stretch.

Read more: Spartans Win 2 in Chicago