College News

Published: Friday, February 7, 2014 8:58 am


Seth Starks of Springfield, NE has signed a national letter of intent to run track and field at Southwestern Community College. Seth is multi-sport athlete at Platteview High School in Springfield, Nebraska. He is a starter on their football and basketball teams as well as being a stellar track and field athlete.

Read more: Springfield Runner Signs with Spartans

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:53 am

Due to travel conditions, the Spartan’s game with Clinton was postponed Wednesday and moved to Monday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Clinton.

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:05 pm

Harmonic Convergence, a six-person vocal jazz ensemble from SWCC's professional music program, will be performing at the Warren Cultural Center, 154 Public Square, in Greenfield on February 15, 2014, at 7 p.m.  The Nodaway Valley High School Jazz Band will open the show. 

Read more: Harmonic Convergence Performing in Greenfield

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:38 am

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The Spartans faced Iowa Lakes for the second time in conference play on Saturday, February 1, and it was a much different game then the first meeting losing to the Lakers by 17 points. A slow start offensively and poor rebounding by the Spartans led to too many second chance point opportunities for the Lakers which allowed them to be in control for the majority of the first half but only led by four 26-22.

Head Coach Addae Houston said, "We have struggled all year with rebounding, but I will never make the excuse that we are too small. We just have to be better at holding off bigger players and give effort."

Read more: Spartans Edge Out Lakers for Conference Win

Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:26 am

Miller Mackenzie

Last week, Southwestern Community College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff announced catcher Mackenzie Miller from Saydel High School in Des Moines will be joining the Spartans softball program for the 2014-15 school year.

So far, in high school, Miller has been a four-year letter winner in softball and tennis. She chose Southwestern because of the size of campus and transfer opportunities available.

Read more: Saydel Catcher to Play Softball for SWCC Spartans

Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:37 am

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With an uncharacteristic 15 miscues in the first half leading to turnovers, Southwestern could not gain ground on talented Iowa Lakes in the second half, falling 64-40 in Creston Saturday.  With solid defensive possessions keeping them in striking distance, the Spartans tried in vain to get things clicking on the offensive end; however, cold shooting and ball mistakes forced the home team into an 18-point halftime deficit. 

In the second half, the Spartans protected the ball better and were more efficient offensively, at one point reducing the lead to 10 on a three-point goal from the corner by Tanner Kellogg; however, Elliott Hamdeed fouled out of the game with quick back-to-back violations, and Southwestern could inch no closer despite big defensive rebounds from Mataika Koyamainavure and a solid all-around second half from Jared Theis

The Spartans travel twice this week.  Wednesday, February 5, they will be in Clinton for a 7:30 tip.


Published: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:15 am

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During a ceremony held on January 25, 2014, at Southwestern Community College, Riley Coates, Martensdale St. Marys High School senior; Lexi Herbert, King City R-1 High School senior; and Melody Stevens, Norwalk High School senior, signed letters of intent to play softball at SWCC starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Read more: Stumpff Signs Three for SWCC Softball

Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 9:29 am


Student refund checks may be picked up with photo ID on Fri., February 7, 2014, from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the business office.  Checks not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will be mailed to the address in your student file.  To make sure the check is mailed to the correct address, please verify your information on CampusConnect by February 4, 2014.

Read more: Spring 2014 Financial Aid Refund Information

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:17 am

RelayForLifeShirt 2014ForWebThe SWCC Relay for Life team is hosting a Pink Out on February 19, 2014, during the women's and men's basketball games.  The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will follow at 7:30 p.m.  Activities and games are planned throughout the evening.

T-Shirt Fundraiser

As part of the Pink Out effort, the Relay for Life team is selling Keep Calm T-shirts (pictured at right).  The T-shirts are $15 and may be pre-ordered by contacting SWCC Relay for Life Team Captain Amanda Kabir, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the SWCC business office at 641.782.1448.  Payment may be made to the SWCC business office in the Administration Center or if paying by credit card, please call 641.782.1448.  Deadline for T-shirt orders is February 10.  T-shirts will be available for pick-up on Mon., February 17.

Read more: SWCC Relay for Life Hosting Pink Out

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:26 am


The Spartan baseball team added three pitchers to its roster for the fall 2014 season. London Collins (left) is a left-handed pitcher from Drexel High School in Drexel, MO. John Bisignano (center) is another left-handed pitcher from Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines. Lucas Roberts is a right-handed pitcher and outfielder from East High School in Des Moines.