College News

Published May 28, 2015 4:04 pm

Raegen Smith signs with SWCC Track and Field

 Southwestern Community College’s new cross country/track and field coach, Nick Ekel, hasn’t had much idle time since he landed in Creston. Ekel’s recruiting is paying off though. Yesterday he announced the signing of two area track and field athletes—Raegen Smith of Creston and Nate Hoyt of Shenandoah.

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Published May 28, 2015 9:26 am

Justice Post signs with Spartan Track and Field

Justice Post, recent graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, has signed to compete with the Spartans track and field program during the 2015-16 year. Post is the daughter of James Hurst and Lucinda Hurst of Urbandale.


Published May 27, 2015 12:09 pm

Southwestern Community College adult and continuing education will be offering an Excel fundamentals class during June in Creston.  This class will cover beginning-level skills for individuals wanting to learn more about Excel 2010.  Follow the link below for a list of topics to be included.

Excel Class Information

Excel 2010 Registration:  CLOSED

Published May 22, 2015 2:06 pm

Shannon Eads signs with Spartan Volleyball

Orient-Macksburg High School’s Shannon Eads signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball for Southwestern Community College starting with the fall 2015 semester.

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Published May 20, 2015 1:38 pm

Maleika Carter and Julanie Carter sign with Spartan women's basketball

Southwestern Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston inked two more athletes from Des Moines Roosevelt this week for his 2015-16 Spartan team. Maleika and Julanie Carter, two of three triplets (their brother, Jamel, is headed to Southeastern Community College in Burlington) will be donning Spartan uniforms this winter. The Carters join Roosevelt’s Demir Alford, who committed to the Spartans basketball program in April.

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Published May 20, 2015 11:58 am

O’Shaye Kirby Signs with Spartan Men's Basketball

Southwestern Community College Head Basketball Coach Todd Lorensen has announced the signing of 6’4” forward O’Shaye Kirby for the 2015-2016 season.  Kirby comes to the Spartans from Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, MO, where he played for Coach Chris Neff. 

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Published May 20, 2015 11:22 am

Abigail Ballard signs with Spartan Sports Shooting

Abigail Ballard, a recent graduate of Chariton High School, is headed to Southwestern Community College this fall to compete on the Spartans sports shooting team.

During high school, Ballard participated in SOAR, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, choir, and theater. She was a member of the cross country team. Ballard finished in the top 5 percent of her class academically.

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Published May 20, 2015 11:18 am

Loren Coberly signs with Spartan Sports Shooting

Loren Coberly, a sports shooter from Boyer Valley High School, is headed to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this fall to become a member of the SWCC Spartans sports shooting team.

Coberly, who will graduate in May 2015, has been a member of his high school’s sports shooting team and has been a regular on the honor roll.

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Published May 20, 2015 9:24 am

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has hired Brandi Shay of Tingley to advise and train entrepreneurs and existing businesses for the South Central Iowa SBDC hosted by Southwestern Community College in Creston. Shay will start work for the SBDC as its regional director on June 1, 2015.

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Published May 20, 2015 8:17 am

Clayton Dale signs with Spartan Sports Shooting

Clayton Dale, a senior at Central Decatur High School in Leon, will head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) this fall as a member of the college’s sports shooting team.

During high school, Dale has participated in FFA for four years including one year as treasurer for his chapter. Athletically, he has lettered in football for three years, wrestling for four years, and the FFA shooting team for four years.

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