College News

Published May 4, 2017 9:46 am

Joel Hartstack and Jamie Young with awards

Joel Hartstack, of Corning, and Jamie Young, of Humeston, both automotive collision repair/refinish students, recently placed at the SkillsUSA competition at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Read more: Collision Repair Students Place at State Contest

Published May 3, 2017 3:28 pm

Gary McVay and Gavin Monroe

Gary McVay (at left in photo), of Creston, and Gavin Monroe (at right in photo), of Afton, both students in SWCC’s information technology systems networking (ITSN) program, competed at the SkillsUSA competition at DMACC in Ankeny on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Read more: ITSN Students Place in SkillsUSA Competition

Published May 3, 2017 3:21 pm

Beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, the SWCC Shoppe will be buying back textbooks and students will be able to return rental textbooks.  Buyback runs all week, May 8-12, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., each day.

Read more: Textbook Buyback Begins May 8 at the SWCC Shoppe

Published May 3, 2017 3:16 pm

4 graduates from 2016

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) spring commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center gymnasium.  The commencement speaker will be Randy Hughes, retiring SWCC history instructor.

Read more: Spring Commencement is May 12

Published May 3, 2017 9:33 am

Hunter Anderson, Tanner Howard, Trevor Elwood, Clayton Dale and Blade Smith

The Spartan sports shooting team competed in the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Collegiate Trap Championship on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Stockdale Gun Club in Ackley. The weather was very unfavorable for shooting as it was cold with 25 mph gusting winds. Despite the elements, the Spartans finished in second place overall in the 200 target competition.

Read more: Sports Shooting Finishes Their 2017 Season

Published May 2, 2017 3:24 pm

PICTURED (L to R):  Sitting – Justin Frost, Sadie’s father; Sadie Frost; and Jess Frost, Sadie’s mother.  Standing – John Larsen, Mount Ayr assistant volleyball coach; Tori Braby, Mount Ayr head volleyball coach; and Aleesha Cleaver, Southwestern head volleyball coach.

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Southwestern Community College Head Volleyball Coach Aleesha Cleaver inked her seventh recruit of the year by signing local talent, Sadie Frost.

Frost, a senior at Mount Ayr High School, was a key piece in the Raiderettes’ success this past fall.

Read more: Southwestern Volleyball Inks Local Mount Ayr Talent

Published May 2, 2017 2:21 pm

Team and coaches at I-Cubs game

The Southwestern men’s basketball team and coaching staff were recognized during the Iowa Cubs baseball game vs. Colorado Springs Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in Des Moines.

Read more: Spartans Recognized at Iowa Cubs Game

Published May 2, 2017 11:52 am

Todd Lorensen with NABC certificate

KANSAS CITY, MO. (May 1, 2017) – After leading his team to a national title in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Todd Lorensen, Southwestern Community College head men’s basketball coach, has earned honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Lorensen is the NABC Coach of the Year for the NJCAA.

Read more: Lorensen Earns NABC Coach of the Year for NJCAA

Published April 28, 2017 9:35 am

Hannah Beenken and Kirsten Schirm

Jordan Strofaci signed two central Iowa track and field athletes to the 2017-18 Spartan team at Southwestern Community College:

Read more: Strofaci Signs Two for Southwestern Track and Field

Published April 27, 2017 11:43 am

Happiness Sprinkling participants with signs

Thanks to everyone for an amazing Pay it Forward (PIF) Week from April 15-21!  The involvement from across campus was unbelievable this year.  All your hard work is very much appreciated and the impact was felt community-wide. 

Read more: Great Job Making PIF Week Successful