College News

Published February 27, 2015 4:57 pm

Callie Beason and Allie Shields Sign with Spartan Volleyball

Two area student-athletes made it official this week, they will be playing volleyball for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans this fall. SWCC Head Volleyball Coach Ting Liu announced the addition of Callie Beason of Bedford and Allie Shields of Mount Ayr to her 2015 roster.

Published February 27, 2015 4:23 pm

Bill Huntington

Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) cross country and track and field coach Bill Huntington has announced he is leaving the college for a position as high school principal (grades seven-12) at Sidney Community School in western Iowa.  Huntington will be exiting the college in May and begin his position in Sidney in July 2015.

Huntington has coached cross country for the Spartans since inception of the program in 2006.  In 2012, he was hired by the college’s admissions department as a career and technical education recruiter.  Track and field was added during the summer of 2012 and Huntington began coaching that team as well.

Published February 27, 2015 10:08 am

2014-15 Men's Basketball Team

Mark your calendars!  The Spartans men’s basketball team is headed into tournament action next week.  Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will host their Region XI Quarterfinal game on Tues., March 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.  Their opponent will be determined following the end of regular season play this Saturday.  The Spartans head into tournaments as the #3 seed.  

Published February 26, 2015 1:38 pm

The SWCC softball team is hosting a free-will donation breakfast this Sun., March 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Center.   This event is open to the public!

Breakfast will include pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, and coffee.

Published February 26, 2015 11:24 am

Pink Ribbon

Come support the Spartans women's basketball team at the PINK OUT game for cancer awareness this Sat., February 28, in the Student Center gymnasium, as the SWCC team faces Iowa Lakes Community College at 1 p.m.  Various activities will take place during the event including a cancer awareness display by Greater Regional Medical Center, a cancer awareness ribbon for each spectator, and a halftime event by the SWCC student ambassadors.  The Spartan team will wear their pink cancer awareness uniforms.

One more thing, be sure to wear pink and you'll get in free!

Published February 25, 2015 9:55 am

Klarissa McElroy Signs with the Spartans

Clarinda High School outfielder Klarissa McElroy has committed to playing for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans for the 2015-16 year.

High school honors for McElroy include being named first team all-district, second team all-conference, and third team all-state; as well as being named defensive player of the year for her team.

Published February 23, 2015 10:00 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation is excited to announce the addition of ten annual scholarships, through the H. Dale and Lois Bright Foundation, allowing qualifying students to graduate from college debt-free.  The Bright Scholars of Iowa awards are available to Iowa high school seniors who are strong academically but may lack the financial means to earn college degrees.

Published February 18, 2015 1:17 pm

SWCC Beef Team

Creston, IA—Two teams of students from Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) agricultural department represented the college at statewide competitions, during the Post-Secondary Ag Student Organization (PAS) Spring Conference, held February 4-5, 2015, at Honey Creek Resort in Moravia.  

Published February 16, 2015 11:26 am

Volunteers at SWCC to Help Families Fill Out FAFSA

Iowa students and their families can get free assistance with forms required to file federal financial aid during an Iowa College Goal Sunday event, at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston on Wed., February 25, from 3-7 p.m. in room 119 of the Technical Center.  Students planning to attend any college are welcome to participate in this event.  

Published February 11, 2015 5:08 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically on Tues., February 10, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus. 

The board set a public hearing for review and approval of the college’s fiscal year 2016 budget.  Randy Cook, SWCC chief financial officer, said the estimated taxation rate for the coming year will be $.079922 per $1,000 taxable valuation.  The public hearing was set for March 10, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.