College News

Published June 2, 2015 4:08 pm

Southwestern Community College has recently had issues with some of its online form submissions. If you submitted a form (visit request form, request for information, Bright Scholarship application, etc.) since May 11, but have not heard from us or gotten confirmation, please complete and resubmit the form or contact admissions directly at 641.782.1421. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Published June 2, 2015 3:41 pm

Shelby Woods

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooter Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, MO, has been selected to attend USA Shooting’s Olympic Training Camp from June 20-25, 2015, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Published June 1, 2015 10:24 am

Charlie Mundy Hold a letter from Congressmand David Young

Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) sports shooting program was recognized for their outstanding season by Iowa Congressman David Young in the United States Congress, on Thurs., May 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Young recognized and congratulated the team for winning the Iowa Collegiate Sports Shooting Conference Championship. He congratulated Brandon Dvorsky, freshman from Solon, and Shelby Woods, freshman from Madison, MO, for their individual titles in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively. He also mentioned the team’s sixth place finish at the Association of College Unions International Collegiate Clay Target Championships in San Antonio, TX in March.

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Published June 1, 2015 10:04 am

Destiny McGinnis signs with Spartan track and field

Destiny McGinnis, a state-qualifying sprinter for the Southeast Polk Rams in Pleasant Hill, signed a National Letter of Intent to run for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Spartans track and field team during the 2015-16 academic year.

As a part of Rams Coach Chad Willeford’s 2015 track team, McGinnis was a state qualifier in the 4x100, 4x200, sprint medley relay, and the individual 100m. Her teams set school records in the 4x100, 4x200, and the sprint medley relay. McGinnis played volleyball during high school as well.

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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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