College News

Published March 8, 2016 10:06 am

The Spartan men's basketball team received word their hard work and success paid off this season, with a number of individual honors headed their way.  Sophomore Terrance Smith and freshman Jordan Johnson both garnered first team All-Region as voted on by the league coaches.  Freshman KeShawn Wilson was voted second team while sophomore Ahmad Newsome was a repeat honorable mention selection.  Freshman Calvin Chambers was also voted honorable mention. 

"It was great to get five players selected.  I think the league coaches rewarded our players for being conference champions as well as their great individual play.  Each of these guys were very deserving of their selection," said Spartan Head Coach Todd Lorensen.

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Published March 7, 2016 8:55 am

Seth Starks

On Friday, March 4, Southwestern Community College sophomore Seth Starks of Springfield, NE, became the first All-American in the history of the Southwestern track & field program, when he tied for seventh in the high jump at the NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships held in Winston-Salem, NC, with a jump of 6-6.

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Published March 4, 2016 12:00 am

2016 All-Iowa Academic Team SWCC

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Garrett Abell, of Cromwell, and Blythe Beck, of Sharpsburg, were honored as members of the 2016 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., March 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines.

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Published March 3, 2016 3:16 pm

2016 PTK Regional Officers

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sophomore Tom Hol, from Osceola, was elected as vice president of the southwest district for the Phi Theta Kappa Iowa Region during the Iowa Regional Convention, held February 26-27, at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Urbandale.

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Published March 3, 2016 10:16 am

Richard Lewis speaking to group

Representatives from the University of Iowa, Southwestern Community College (SWCC), and the Creston Community School District came together on Wed., March 2, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Creston High School, to discuss a new statewide scholarship program available to high school students in the Creston district who plan to go directly to the UI or transfer to the UI after graduating from SWCC.

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Published March 3, 2016 8:51 am

Jerry Smith and Ken Rech at Awards Banquet

Ken Rech, president of the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees, was honored for 35 years of service to community colleges during an Awards Banquet at the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees (IACCT) 2016 Conference at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines on Mon., February 22, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

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Published March 2, 2016 4:51 pm

Marc Roberg

Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced Marc Roberg of Afton as the college’s new sports shooting coach.  He will begin his duties as head coach with the start of the 2016-17 sports shooting season.

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Published March 2, 2016 1:29 pm


Southwestern’s season game to a screeching halt at the hand of NIACC by a score of 66-62 in Region XI Quarterfinal play.  The loss ended the season for the Spartans with a record of 25-2, which ties for the most wins in school history.  They also shared the regular season league championship.

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Published March 2, 2016 8:01 am

Courtney Clark Signs with Spartan Golf

Congratulations to the following SWCC golfers for their academic honors for the fall semester through the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC):

ICCAC First Team Academic
Cole Campbell
Brooke Decker
Connor Giles
Ben Sandquist
Evy Wells

ICCAC Second Team Academic
Jared Baier
Avery Elliott
Christian Groumoutis
Sam Hartsock

Pictured in photo above (L to R): Jared Baier, Christian Groumoutis, Brooke Decker, Evy Wells, Cole Campbell, and Avery Elliott. Not pictured: Ben Sandquist, Connor Giles, and Sam Hartsock.

Published February 29, 2016 1:52 pm


Come support the Spartans in the first round of the Regional Tournament. Show your Spartan spirit by wearing red for the RED OUT and use any area school athletic pass to get in FREE! Game time is 7:30 p.m. against NIACC, in the Student Center gymnasium.  Hope to see you there!

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