Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) employees were recently honored at the college’s all-staff in-service for achieving 35 years of service to the institution. Betty Wallace and Sandy Webb, both of Creston, have each been at the college since 1974.
Wallace has spent her career at the college working in the adult and continuing education division. She began in 1974 as health education coordinator and served in that role until 1999. At that time, she became the Community Training Center (CTC) coordinator. Currently she is serving as the American Heart Association Training Center coordinator.
Webb began her career at Southwestern in the role of secretary of student services in 1974. In July 1994, she became an administrative secretary. Currently she is serving as the administrative secretary to the dean of student services.Also recognized at the SWCC in-service was Mary Jo Skarda of Creston, assistant to the president, who has been employed at the college for 30 years.
CRESTON —Two teams of students from SWCC's Tech Prep/Career Academy automotive program placed fourth and seventh respectively in an Iowa high school automotive hands-on skills contest held December 16, 2009, at DMACC in Ankeny.
A team made up of SWCC students Alex Harlan, a junior at Nodaway Valley High School, and Logan Jenkins, a senior at Corning High School, placed fourth in the competition. Steven Page, a senior at Orient-Macksburg, and Johnny Mordock, a senior at Creston, competed on the team earning seventh place honors.
DECEMBER 14, 2009--Southwestern Community College's Chamber Choir presented Holiday Carols in Concert last night at the Performing Arts Center theater on SWCC's Creston campus. The group, who sang for a little more than an hour, performed carols and masterworks from composers such as Bach, Mendelssohn, Christiansen, Burt, Mattson, Maddux, and Dawson.
Jason Smith, SWCC professional music instructor, was the conductor for the performance.
Congratulations to "The Dream Team" (see photo at right) for placing first in the college's intramural volleyball league!
During the league, teams played a total of six games on Tuesday nights during the fall 2009 semester. The league was capped off with a single elimination tournament on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Members of "The Dream Team" included Celia Bruning, Chris Helm, B.J. Bonamy, Caitlyn Lesan, Marie Wapelhorst, Nicole Hunter, Hunter Aronson, and Paul Singh.
CRESTON — The Trio Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is offering free ACT Test Prep Courses for all ETS high school participants the morning of Saturday, January 9, 2010.
SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter is collecting Box Tops for Education for the local elementary schools. For each boxtop collected, the school will receive 10 cents.
Box Tops for Education are on a number of products used daily, including brands such as Betty Crocker®, Huggies®, Cheerios®, Chex®, Ziploc®, and Cottonelle®.
Just look for the box top tubs (shown at right) to drop the box tops you collect! There are collection points throughout the Creston campus. The group will be collecting box tops through the end of spring 2010 semester.
Pink Zone Game Scheduled for 2010
NOVEMBER 25, 2009--For the second year in a row, the Southwestern Community College women's basketball program is sponsoring a Pink Zone event on the college's campus. This year, the Spartans Pink Zone game will be vs. Iowa Central Community College on February 24, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Last year's event was a phenomenal success with the SWCC team raising the most funds at the community college level for the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® cancer fund. Watch for more details and be ready to support the SWCC Spartans as they play basketball in support of breast cancer research.
Take a look at some of the photos from last year's Pink Zone basketball games held Wednesday, February 18, 2009.
Creston, IA—Southwestern Community College’s Osceola Center has seen growth and change during the fall of 2009. The center’s enrollment swelled to 210 students for fall 2009 semester, which is the highest enrollment on record for the center. College-wide, SWCC’s enrollment is at an all-time high of 1,680 students.
OSCEOLA, November 19, 2009--The Osceola high school carpentry and building trades class spent the last few weeks "Putting a Hammer to Cancer." The students donned pink hard hats in an effort to raise funds for cancer research.
Individuals and/or businesses sponsored the hard hats, totaling more than $1,000 raised in support of cancer research.
Charlie Mundy is the instructor for SWCC's Osceola high school carpentry program.
PHOTO BELOW: Three Osceola high school carpentry students are shown at the carpentry site in their pink hard hats.
Thank you to everyone who helped make last Friday’s SWCC Athletic Fundraiser a record-breaking success! More than $13,000 was raised, which becomes a record for this annual event. Approximately 190 people attended the event, which was held at the Creston Elk's Lodge. This year’s event came close to breaking the athletic fundraiser’s attendance record as well. According to Bill Krejci, SWCC athletic director, this was the highest netting, one-night fundraising event in SWCC history.
Krejci would like to extend a special thanks to the attendees, the local businesses who contributed in various ways for the event, committee members for help planning and selling tickets, and private parties for donating personal collection items for raffle and auction. We hope that you will be able to join us again next year.
Rita Schroeder, Head Volleyball Coach, receives a framed photo commemorating her 700 career match wins.
Ron "Fox" Clinton helps get the raffle started by calling ticket numbers.
- SWCC Helps With Sendoff for Lenox Football Team
- New Dorm Construction
- Alcohol Awareness Week Activities
- SWCC Coach Hits Milestone in Wins
- SWCC Drafting Program Assisting Corning High School
- SWCC Instructor Honored at Conference
- SWCC Overseeing Union County PAT Program
- SWCC Participates in Area Parades
- College Fair to be Held at Southwestern
- High School Students Invited to SmartStart Kickoff