College News

Published July 15, 2013 3:54 pm

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CRESTON — Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Garrett Hogue of Lenox placed fifth in the nation for collision repair, at the 2013 SkillsUSA Championships held June 24-28, 2013, in Kansas City, MO.

Read more: SWCC Student Places in National Competition

Published June 24, 2013 11:33 am

JoplinHouse 2013On Thurs., June 20, 2013, Charlie Mundy, SWCC high school carpentry instructor from Osceola, attended a dedication ceremony in Joplin, MO, for a house Mundy and the SWCC framed during their Spring Break trip. The carpentry students donated their time to help with home rebuilding taking place due to the tornado that destroyed much of Joplin.

Read more: SWCC Carpentry Instructor Heads Back to Joplin for Ceremony

Published June 14, 2013 10:03 am

2013LeadershipAwardsForWeb SBDCCRESTON, IA— Three southern Iowa businesses were honored during Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) Annual Business Conference and Expo held Mon., June 10, 2013, on SWCC’s Creston campus.  

Read more: Small Businesses Honored During SWCC Business Conference

Published June 13, 2013 2:57 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

The board discussed and approved a board member appointment, as well as a board member resignation.  At the May 24, 2013, special meeting of the board, a sub-committee had been appointed to fill the board vacancy in District 7, which was vacated with the departure of board member Cindy Cox of Bedford who is moving out-of-state with her family.  Rech stated it was the recommendation of this sub-committee that Jan DeMott of Bedford be appointed to the vacant position.  The board voted unanimously to fill the position with DeMott until the September 10, 2013, regular school board election when a board member will be elected.  

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds June 2013 Meeting

Published June 12, 2013 11:48 am

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) was honored as part of the NASCAR Green program, prior to the start of the DuPont Pioneer 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series at the Newton Speedway on Sat., June 8, 2013.  Steve Schmalzried, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor (pictured in center), represented the college on stage for the ceremony.  Through the NASCAR Green program, NASCAR donates 10 trees for every green flag that starts or restarts the race. SWCC was chosen for this honor due to the April 14, 2012, tornado that the campus endured.  Thanks to NASCAR's generosity, SWCC will receive 60 trees this fall.

Published June 6, 2013 12:05 pm

The next summer session at SWCC begins on July 1, 2013.  If you are interested in taking classes, the transfer equivalencies for the Iowa regents and Northwest Missouri State University are now available. To view the entire Summer 2013 Class Schedule, visit SWCC's Class Schedules page.

Students may register for classes anytime in the student services office at the Administration Center or by calling 641.782.7081, ext. 326.

Published June 3, 2013 10:10 am

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The rain held off Saturday night and Southwestern Community College had a great night at the Adams County Speedway in Corning.  After a number of rainouts, Adams County Speedway fans were out in force and ready for a great night of racing.  Race fans stopped at the SWCC table on their way in the gate to play games, sign up for the "Summer Fun" raffle basket, and win prizes.  SWCC instructors Jeff Magneson, collision repair/refinish, and Jeff Sorensen, automotive repair technology, spoke about their programs on KMA Radio's live racing show.

If you couldn't make it Saturday night, but enjoy racing, mark your calendars for June 29.  SWCC will be at the Clarke County Speedway for another night of fun.  See more photos from the races on SWCC's Facebook page.

Published May 15, 2013 4:15 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.

During the meeting, the board accepted a contingent offer of $186,000 from Cathy Maynes for the purchase of the student-constructed carpentry house at 1307 N. Mulberry Street in Creston.  The house will continue to be listed for sale until June 20, 2013, or the day the contingency is satisfied.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds May 2013 Meeting

Published May 13, 2013 8:21 am

mclaren dave WebAMES, Iowa — Dave McLaren, regional director of the Iowa Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Community College in Creston, was named the 2013 Iowa “State Star” by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers (America’s SBDC).  

America’s SBDC annually recognizes Small Business Development Center (SBDC) personnel for demonstrating exemplary work performance, significantly contributing to the organization’s economic development efforts, and showing a strong commitment to small businesses.

Read more: McLaren Earns National Award

Published May 9, 2013 2:10 pm

AutoSkills Winners ForWebSouthwestern Community College (SWCC) students Wyatt Hensley of Orient and Waylan Sorensen of Greenfield placed fifth overall in the 2013 Iowa Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition on Tues., May 7, 2013, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.  This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

Read more: SWCC Auto Students Place at State Skills Contest