College News

Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 3:59 pm

Ballou Nick

Nick Ballou of Mount Pleasant has signed with the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team for the 2014-15 season.

Ballou is a May 2014 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School where he was a member of the high school trap shooting team.

“Nick rounds out a talented trio of sports shooters from Mount Pleasant,” SWCC Head Sports Shooting Coach Charlie Mundy explained. “I look forward to working with this group and having them on our team.”

Read more: Mount Pleasant Native Joins Sports Shooting Team at SWCC

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 11:24 am

Nationals MensThis weekend, May 15-17, 2014, at the NJCAA National Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Mesa, AZ, Southwestern’ s men’s  and women’s track teams continued the success they had during the regular season by turning in record breaking times and distances at the national meet.

Read more: Track and Field Breaks School Records at National Championships

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 8:10 am


National Automotive Service Professionals Week is June 9-15.  Thanks to all of our automotive repair technology and auto collision repair/refinish students, future students, and instructors for all they do! 

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 3:20 pm

Coker Erin

Erin Coker, a May 2014 Cedar Rapids Kennedy graduate, is headed to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) to play for Ting Liu, who is in her first-year coaching the Spartans volleyball team.

During high school, Coker was a four-year starter for the Kennedy volleyball team. She played in two state tournaments and received all-metro and all-conference honors for her last three years of high school. In addition to her athletic honors, Coker was named to the Kennedy Honor Roll of Excellence all trimesters during high school and was a member of the Science National Honor Society.

Read more: Liu Continues to Recruit for SWCC Volleyball

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014 3:01 pm

carpenter tiffany

Tiffany Carpenter of Creston, a Early Childhood Education major, signed on to the sports shooting team for the 2014-2015 season.

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 9:11 pm

Wolters Dustin

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Sports Shooting Coach added another great recruit to his roster this week. Dustin Wolters, four-time Missouri State FFA Trap Shoot qualifier, will become a Spartan with the start of the fall 2014 semester.

Wolters, a May 2014 Maryville High School graduate, shot a 92/100 at the state shoot this year. During high school, he was a three-year golf letter winner, three year golf sectional qualifier, and a DARE peer advisor. He received the landscape management second place proficiency award and a group one state rating for the Livestock Evaluation Team.

Read more: Four-Time Missouri State Trap Shoot Qualifier to Become a Spartan

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 11:01 am

Botting Cameron

Cameron Botting of Winterset has committed to join the Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) sports shooting program starting fall 2014.

Botting is a recent Winterset High School graduate. During high school, he participated in cross country and soccer. He was a member of the Winterset varsity trap team.

He is the son of Dean and Karen Botting of Winterset.


Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:08 am

Larry ShimonoSouthwestern Community College (SWCC) has announced Larry Shimono of Creston as the head coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams. He will begin recruiting for the golf program immediately. Shimono replaces Mike Holmes who made the decision to step down from coaching golf, but will remain at SWCC as head men’s basketball coach and physical education instructor.

Shimono comes to Southwestern with years of golf and golf coaching experience. He was the owner and manager of The Valley Golf Club in Mondovi, WI, for seven years. Prior to this, he was an assistant golf professional at the club for more than three years. Shimono also worked at Nevada Bob’s Golf Store and coached high school golfers for many years.

Shimono said he has a passion for golf and loves to share his passion with others who have the desire to play and enjoy the game. His goal for the student-athletes he recruits to SWCC will be “to provide a quality golfing program, as well as a great education to assist them in meeting their future goals.”

Read more: Spartans Announce Head Golf Coach

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 5:05 pm


Theo PiniauSouthwestern Community College Track and Field athlete Theo Piniau has been selected to represent Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the World Relays, March 24-25, as a member of his nation's 4x200 m relay team.   IAAF World Relays is the biggest sporting event to be held in The Bahamas and is under the aegis of the International Association of Athletics Federation.  The 2014 IAAF World Relays will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2015 IAAF World Championships and will bring together 700 athletes and 300 team officials from 40 countries.

Read more: Piniau Selected for PNG National Team

Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 4:04 pm

Cameron Thompson

Cameron Thompson, of Lewis, signed with the Spartans on Friday, becoming the latest sports shooter to commit to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting program for the 2014-15 season.

Thompson participated in multiple sports during high school—wrestling, three years; track, three years; football, two years; and golf, one year. He plans to earn his associate of applied science degree in carpentry and building trades while a student at SWCC.

Thompson is a 2014 Griswold High School graduate. His parents are Molly and Justin Thompson of Lewis.