College News

Published March 31, 2014 11:24 am

Jared Theis and Shelby Williams paced Southwestern in their first golf meet of the Spring, held at Mozingo Golf Club in Maryville, MO Friday and Saturday.  The meet featured primarily four-year institutions, so the Spartans were looking to gain experience on a challenging course against top-notched competition.  Riding an eagle in round one, Theis carded an 88, which was the best men’s submission for Southwestern.  After a tough first day, Williams also brought home a solid round of 88 in day two of the event.  Most of the Spartan men and women improved from day one to two, which was the progress for which the team was hoping.  Southwestern will next play Tuesday in Oskaloosa.  They will again see a large field of four-year schools, trying to get ready for conference competition.

Published March 31, 2014 10:36 am

Southwestern Community College's automotive programs will be hosting the 2014 Automotive Open House for students considering a career in the automotive field this Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the automotive department on the north side of the Instructional Center, on SWCC's Creston campus.

Published March 27, 2014 1:26 pm

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New Southwestern Community College Head Volleyball Coach Ting Liu didn’t have to travel far to find the first two recruits for her 2014 roster. Madison Walston of Bedford and Carmen Subbert of Stanton will be suiting up for the Spartans during the 2014 season.

Published March 27, 2014 8:15 am


PIF shirtPay it Forward (PIF) Week is coming!  It’s an annual tradition at SWCC and it’s scheduled for April 21-25, 2014!  If you’d like to order a PIF T-shirt for this year’s festivities, the cost is $8 per shirt or $10 for XXL and larger sizes.  Shirts must be pre-ordered using the PIF Online T-shirt Order Form--SORRY, THE ORDER DEADLINE HAS PASSED--and paid for by Thurs., April 3!

For those of you who are new to SWCC, during PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

If questions, please contact Caitlyn Lesan.


Published March 25, 2014 11:44 am

Spencer Amanda signing 

Amanda Spencer of Bedford joined the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team at semester.

Spencer became a student at SWCC at the beginning of the fall 2013 semester. She is in SWCC’s arts and sciences transfer program with a goal of completing her associate of arts degree in May 2015. Spencer is a May 2013 graduate of Bedford High School.

She is the daughter of Jack and Carmen Spencer of Bedford.

Published March 17, 2014 9:46 am


Taranveer Gill (pictured in red), a 6'3" perimeter player from Toronto, Canada, has made a verbal commitment to be a part of the Southwestern Men’s Basketball program for 2014-15. Gill will bring a wealth of experience to the Spartans from his basketball exploits north of the border. Last fall, Gill competed in the Up to the Time Basketball League, netting Rookie of the Year honors as well as being named a second-team all star. He also received an invitation to compete in a junior national tournament held in Michigan. Gill choose Southwestern because of its feel. He said, “I feel like this is a great community that embraces and welcomes everybody in.” 

Head Coach Mike Holmes said, “To get back to where we were a year ago, we need some impact guys who will bring some energy to the floor and have some skills not only to learn our system, but to be able to make plays out of it. I think Taranveer will be very well suited to what we do.” 

Gill plans to study in the college transfer program and earn his Associate of Arts degree.


Published March 13, 2014 11:02 am

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held its regular March 2014 meeting on Tues., March 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

Teresa Krejci, SWCC chief financial officer, presented to the board regarding the fiscal year 2015 budget.  Krejci said the estimated taxation rate per $1,000 of taxable valuation will be slightly less than last year, at $0.79617 per $1,000 for fiscal year 2015, as opposed to $0.79675 per $1,000 for fiscal year 2014.  According to Krejci, the college’s total property tax asking will continue to represent 2.5 percent or less of a property owner’s total property tax.  The board approved the college’s fiscal year 2015 budget as presented by Krejci.

Published March 12, 2014 9:55 am

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Jack Jones and Eric Freed, both seniors at Mt Ayr Community High School, have signed letters of intent to run cross country and track and field at Southwestern Community College starting with the fall 2014 semester.

Head Coach Bill Huntington has nothing but praise for these two athletes. "We see a lot of potential in these young men, who are both successful multi-sport athletes," Huntington explained. "Eric was a state place winner in wrestling and Jack was an outstanding basketball player. Their times in cross country and track lead us to believe that they will be very successful for us."   Huntington said Jones and Freed, who are coming from a very good track and field program led by Coach Brad Elliott, understand the commitment that it takes to be at the top.

Published March 6, 2014 9:14 am

Travis Goodrich

Travis Goodrich, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder from Millard North High School  in Omaha, NE, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Spartan baseball team in the fall of 2014.

Published March 5, 2014 5:00 pm

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held a special meeting on February 27, 2014, to discuss and approve plans related to Spartan Court, the residence hall being constructed on campus.

Public hearings were held for the fire sprinkler and electrical bid packages. No oral or written objections were heard or submitted for either project.