College News

Published October 6, 2014 9:47 am

The 2014 SmartStart Kickoff for high school students is this Wednesday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the SWCC Creston campus. 

This event is a great way for high school students to check out SWCC and its campus!  Students will be able to sit in on college classes, visit program areas, talk with instructors and students, and tour the residence halls.  High school students in attendance will receive lunch, a SWCC T-shirt, and have the opportunity to win door prizes.  The college will be awarding two-$250 SWCC scholarships for senior attendees.

Published October 3, 2014 4:01 pm

Carmen SubbertSouthwestern Community College (SWCC) freshman Carmen Subbert has been named the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) Athlete of the Week. 

According to the ICCAC Web site, Subbert, who plays outside hitter, hit with great efficiency in the Spartans two matches last week. Her 5.67 kills per set were in part because of her near 45 percent hitting rate. She added 1.8 digs per set to solidify her weekly award. 

Subbert is a May 2014 graduate of Stanton High School.

Published October 3, 2014 1:13 pm

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles #1398 of Creston presented a check to the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation, thanks to a donation from the Don Mullin Family Memorial, to award scholarships to four SWCC students. 

Published October 1, 2014 3:37 pm

An innovative plan developed by Iowa’s community colleges to train thousands of workers in high-demand fields is being recognized with a $15 million grant announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

A consortium, consisting of all 15 Iowa community colleges, jointly applied for funding to build training capacity in the areas of information technology, healthcare, utilities, and manufacturing – also known as the IHUM Network.  Grant funds will be used statewide to create more than 45 additional training certificates in the IHUM targeted areas.

Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) portion of the grant, $1 million, will be used to assist in the implementation of a high-tech simulation lab on-campus for the college’s esteemed nursing programs—licensed practical nursing and registered nursing—as well as SWCC’s health-related continuing education programs.

Published September 29, 2014 8:52 am

On Saturday, September 27, the Spartan sports shooting team traveled to the Ventura Gun Club in Ventura for their first conference meet hosted by NIACC. As a team, the Spartans earned the top spot in trap, winning the event with a score or 246 out of 250.

Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, MO, grabbed first place in trap for the women, with a score of 49 out of 50. Sophomore Ethan Jolliff from Indianola and freshman Justin Woods from Mt. Pleasant both posted a perfect 50 forcing a shoot-off for first place. In the end, Woods edged out Jolliff for the win.

The Spartans will hit the road again on Saturday, October 11, to compete in another conference meet in Fort Dodge hosted by Iowa Central CC.

Published September 26, 2014 2:36 pm

SWCC SoftballShirtsThe SWCC softball team is selling "Property of" T-shirts (see photo above) featuring "The House That Fox Built," a dedication to long-time and always memorable Coach Ron "Fox" Clinton. The cost per shirt is $15.

If you would like to purchase a T-shirt, please contact SWCC Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff.

Published September 26, 2014 11:28 am

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The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) marketing department received two Medallion Awards at the District 5 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) Conference, held in Des Moines, from September 21-23.

The SWCC team won a Gold Medallion Award in the "Viewbook" category and a Bronze Medallion Award in the “Radio Advertisement/PSA Single” category.  

Published September 26, 2014 10:25 am

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Terry Wangberg, early childhood program director at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston, has been named the 2014 Iowa Children’s Champion.  The award is given by the Region VII Head Start Association.

Published September 26, 2014 9:50 am

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Charlie Mundy, SWCC high school carpentry and building trades instructor in Osceola, was the recipient of the 2014 Iowa Masonic Teacher of the Year Award at the 170th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Iowa at Cedar Rapids on Sept. 18, 2014.

Published September 25, 2014 12:20 pm

On Monday, September 22, the Spartan golf team traveled to Polk City to participate in the Grand View University Invite. Spartan golfers Matt Righi, Chasen Selsor, and Delson Grantham competed in the event, held at one of Iowa’s most difficult golf courses, Tournament Club of Iowa, against some of the state’s more elite golf programs. With beautiful weather and low winds, the only real challenges were difficult pin placements and fast greens. Righi led the Spartans with a very respectable 82.

The Spartans will be attending the AIB Invite at Lake Panorama starting on Friday for weekend tournament. The course will provide a beautiful backdrop for the team to improve on their scores.