College News

Published March 11, 2015 5:09 pm

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tues., March 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

A public hearing was held for the college’s fiscal year 2016 budget.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.  The board approved the budget as presented.

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Published March 11, 2015 4:40 pm

Spartans named to ICCAC DII MBB Academic All-Region Teams

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference released its Academic All-Region team and six members of the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) men’s basketball team earned honors. The first team consisted of student-athletes earning a 3.5 or above grade point average. For second team honors, the student must have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.4.

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Published March 11, 2015 4:33 pm

Spartans named to ICCAC Volleyball Academic All-Region Teams

Three freshman Southwestern Community College (SWCC) volleyball players were recently named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Academic All-Region team.

The first team consisted of student-athletes earning a 3.5 or above grade point average. SWCC athletes making first team included Bailey Preston of Omaha, NE (in center), and Carmen Subbert of Stanton (on right). Madison Walston of Bedford (on left), received second team honors, having earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.4.

Published March 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Spartans named to ICCAC DII MBB All-Region Teams

The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) recently announced the All-Region Teams for this season.  Southwestern was well represented with Jaylon Smith (First Team), Mataika Koyamainavure (Second Team), and Ahmad Newsome and TJ Bower (Honorable Mention) all being selected. “I’m happy these young men were recognized for the great seasons they had.  All of them brought a lot to the table for our team and are very deserving of their honor,” said Coach Todd Lorensen.

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Published March 11, 2015 11:48 am

Christian Groumoutis sign with SWCC Golf

Christian Groumoutis, Creston High School golfer, will continue his athletic career at the collegiate level with the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) golf team, according to the Spartans’ Head Coach Larry Shimono.

Groumoutis, who will graduate from Creston High School in May, has been a four-year letter winner in football, basketball, and golf.

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Published March 9, 2015 11:35 am

Auto Open House Info Banner

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) automotive repair technology and collision repair/refinish programs have announced the 2015 Automotive Open House will be held Fri., April 10, 2015, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the automotive area in the Instructional Center.

During the Automotive Open House, visitors will be able to tour the automotive shops, meet the instructors, participate in a welding contest, compete in a tire changing contest, meet vendors, view vehicles in the car show, and enjoy food and fun.  Pre-registration is not required.

The Automotive Open House will be held in conjunction with SWCC's CTE Day, an event that gives potential students opportunities to explore the career and technical education programs at SWCC.

Published March 9, 2015 10:35 am

Brett Maxwell signs with SWCC Sports Shooting

Glenwood student-athlete Brett Maxwell has committed to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2015-16 academic year.

Maxwell, who will graduate from Glenwood High School in May 2015, has participated in soccer, trap and skeet shooting, 4-H, and FFA during high school. He serves as vice president for his 4-H club.

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Published March 9, 2015 10:16 am

Cole Campbell signs with Spartans

East Union High School golfer Cole Campbell has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans and Head Golf Coach Larry Shimono. Campbell will head to SWCC starting with the fall semester in August.

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Published March 6, 2015 5:38 pm

Pay It Forward Logo with CPR/AED Training

What if every second mattered in saving a life?  What would you do?  Pay it Forward and empower yourself NOW!

Your local insurance agents are combining efforts with Greater Regional Medical Center and Southwestern Community College (SWCC) to help educate and train our community members in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  Throughout the month of April, FREE Heartsaver certification classes will be offered every Tuesday evening.  In addition, on Mon., April 20, from 6-8 p.m., there will be a FREE Community CPR/AED event at Creston High School. 

Participating insurance agencies include Tyler Insurance Services; American Family, Katie Turner; Carter Insurance Agency; Farm Bureau, Joe Calvin; Hometown Insurance; and State Farm, Ben Adamson.

Register below for the FREE CPR/AED training (Must be age 16 or older to register and attend):

Sorry, all the Pay it Forward CPR/AED classes are full!  To see information regarding regular CPR and First Aid classes through SWCC's adult and continuing education department, please visit

Published March 6, 2015 8:53 am

Carpentry instructor and students with pre-schoolers

The Osceola high school carpentry classes talked with preschool classes at The Village in Osceola about construction on Thurs., March 5, 2015.

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