College News

Published September 26, 2014 9:50 am

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Charlie Mundy, SWCC high school carpentry and building trades instructor in Osceola, was the recipient of the 2014 Iowa Masonic Teacher of the Year Award at the 170th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at Cedar Rapids on Sept. 18, 2014.

Published September 25, 2014 12:20 pm

On Monday, September 22, the Spartan golf team traveled to Polk City to participate in the Grand View University Invite. Spartan golfers Matt Righi, Chasen Selsor, and Delson Grantham competed in the event, held at one of Iowa’s most difficult golf courses, Tournament Club of Iowa, against some of the state’s more elite golf programs. With beautiful weather and low winds, the only real challenges were difficult pin placements and fast greens. Righi led the Spartans with a very respectable 82.

The Spartans will be attending the AIB Invite at Lake Panorama starting on Friday for weekend tournament. The course will provide a beautiful backdrop for the team to improve on their scores.

Published September 25, 2014 9:04 am

iManufacture Article

To celebrate 2014 National Manufacturing Day, on Thurs., October 2, iManufacture will be held in the SWCC Student Center, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SWCC students, area high school students, and community members are invited to attend an open house that will connect them to manufacturing in interactive ways through hands-on demonstrations. Participants will also be able to explore advanced manufacturing through interactive applications on an iPad Air!

This event is being hosted by SWCC's Workplace Learning Network. Questions may be directed to Valerie White, Workplace Learning Network coordinator.

Published September 24, 2014 9:56 am

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Fall Tune Up Camp

Who: Boys grades K-12

When: November 8- K-8 (8:30-11 a.m.) & 9-12 (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Where: Gymnasium in Student Center on campus of Southwestern Community College

Cost: $20 which includes a T-shirt and admission to the November 10 home game

What to expect: Grades K-8 will be split up by age and level as best as possible and can expect a traditional camp environment- stations, contests, games. Grades 9-12 will be an intense day of workouts similar to what college level players go through on a daily basis.

Please download and fill out this form and mail, along with a check (payable to Southwestern Men’s Basketball) to:

Men’s Basketball
1501 Townline St
Creston, IA 50801

Please call 402.802.2683 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Published September 22, 2014 11:51 am


The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team came home with a whole lot of hardware, including the overall team trophy and a number of individual trophies, following the Simpson Storm Invitational on Sat., September 13, 2014, at the Big Springs Shooting Complex in Searsboro. Other college teams competing included Midland University from Fremont, NE, Simpson College, and the University of Iowa.

The SWCC team took home the championship trophy for high team average. To win high team average, all fifteen of SWCC’s athletes had to shoot a higher average than the entire field of athletes.

Individual winners for the day from SWCC included Ethan Jolliff, sophomore from Indianola, who took home the trophy for skeet, shooting a 23/25 and Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, MO, who took home the trophy for trap, shooting 50/50 and winning a shoot-off against an athlete from Midland.

Published September 19, 2014 11:51 am

CRESTON—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will sponsor the 2014 SmartStart Kickoff for high school students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, on the SWCC Creston campus.  

The event—an open house for students—will be a great chance for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to check out SWCC and its campus!  Students will be able to sit in on college classes, visit program areas, talk with instructors and students, and tour the residence halls.  High school students in attendance will receive lunch, a SWCC T-shirt, and have the opportunity to win door prizes.  The college will be awarding two-$250 SWCC scholarships for senior attendees.

Published September 19, 2014 8:39 am

Cook Randy WebCreston, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced Creston’s Randy Cook will be the college’s next chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Teresa Krejci, who recently relocated to Des Moines after serving as the college’s CFO since 1997.

Cook, a certified public accountant, received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1987 from Northwest Missouri State University.  He has been employed as an audit manager by Draper, Snodgrass, Mikkelsen & Co., P.C. since June 1994.  Prior to that, he was the senior accountant for Harold Voggesser, CPA.  Cook is a 1982 graduate of Creston High School and a 1984 graduate of SWCC.

Published September 11, 2014 10:38 am

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The Spartans hosted the seventh ranked Kirkwood Eagles last night, Wednesday, September 10. The Spartans showed much improvement and fight to start off the night, keeping pace with the Eagles but falling short in each game, 21-25, 20-25, and 17-25.

The Spartans will take to the road this weekend, September 12-13, for a two-day tournament in Marshalltown against four non-conference teams.

Published September 10, 2014 3:58 pm


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Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a statewide outreach campaign to promote careers and training in advanced manufacturing, announced Gibson Memorial Library in Creston, is the recipient of a $500 grant to implement programming to educate young people and their parents about the varied career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Published September 10, 2014 10:26 am

Southwestern Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Lorensen has released the teams schedule for the 2014-2015 season. The Spartans tip off the regular season on Monday, November 3, versus the Yellowjackets of Graceland University.  The rest of the non-region schedule is highlighted by a November 29 visit from former Spartan Head Coach Jerry Drymon and Central Nebraska.  The Spartans finish the fall semester schedule with a visit to Iowa Western on December 17.  The Region XI schedule tips off on January 14 against Ellsworth in Creston.