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Published: Friday, March 26, 2010 10:07 am

Collision/Welding Contest WinnersCreston, IA, MARCH 26, 2010--Students from approximately 13 high schools were on Southwestern Community College's campus on Friday, March 26, 2010, for the 2010 Automotive Open House.  As a part of the event, many of the visiting students competed in the college's annual high school collision/welding contest.  Cameron Hester from Panorama High School took first place honors in the competition. Logan Taylor of Villisca placed second and Nick Gross from Panorama High School placed third. 

Two high schools were also big winners at the end of the day.  Panorama High School received a wire welder for having the top student in the welding competition and Villisca High School won a wire welder in a drawing.

The Automotive Open House is held each year during March to give students the opportunity to tour SWCC's automotive facilities and meet with program instructors.  SWCC offers one- and two-year programs in automotive collision repair and automotive repair technology.  Starting with the fall 2010 semester, SWCC will also offer a program in welding.

For more photos from the day, visit SWCC's page on Facebook!

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:51 am


Caitlyn LesanCongratulations to Caitlyn Lesan, SWCC sophomore, who was selected as a 2010 COCA-COLA BRONZE SCHOLAR! Selection as a Coca-Cola Scholar was based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Scholars will be listed in a special section of USA TODAY on April 19. Only 50 gold, 50 silver, and 50 bronze scholars are chosen worldwide!!

Read more: SWCC Student Named Coca-Cola Scholar

Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 8:46 am

SWCC Automotive Programs to Host Open House

Auto Open House 2009 WinnersSouthwestern Community College's automotive programs will be hosting an Open House for students considering a career in the automotive field on Friday, March 26, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on SWCC's Creston campus.

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Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:17 am

2010 All-Iowa Academic Team SelectionsCRESTON, IA — SWCC students Caitlyn Lesan and Jake Waddingham were recently named to the 2010 All-Iowa Academic Team and honored at the All-Iowa Academic Team Recognition Ceremony held on March 10 in Des Moines.

Read more: Students Named to 2010 All-Iowa Academic Team

Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:52 am

Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds March Meeting

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the administration center on the Creston campus.

The board accepted the resignation of board member Jan DeMott of Bedford.  DeMott represented District 7.  Ken Rech of Red Oak, SWCC board president, thanked DeMott for her years of service.  She has served on the board since fall 1987.  Rech appointed a subcommittee to fill the board member vacancy.  Subcommittee members will include Rech; Denny Davis of Greenfield, board vice president; and Vicki Sickels of Mt. Ayr.

Read more: Board of Trustees Holds March Meeting

Published: Monday, March 8, 2010 3:37 am

SWCC Women's Basketball TeamMARCH 8, 2010--As the Southwestern Community College Spartans faced Iowa Central Community College on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., in the college’s gymnasium, the basketball game wasn’t the only thought on spectators’ minds.  The women’s basketball team was hosting their second annual WBCA Pink Zone® event for breast cancer awareness.

This year’s event raised $3,547, about $100 more than the 2009 event.  All proceeds from the event and activities leading up to the event were donated to the Kay Yow/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Cancer Fund™, a nationwide organization striving to create “breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities, and beyond.” 

Read more: Second Annual Pink Zone Event

Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 10:51 am

Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds February Meeting

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the administration center on the Creston campus.

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Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 9:30 am

Spartans Receive Academic Honors

Creston, IA—A number of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) volleyball and cross country athletes were recently named academic all-region by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

To be named first team all-region, the student-athlete must have earned a 3.5 grade point average or above.  For 2nd team all-region recognition, the student must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Read more: Spartans Receive Academic Honors

Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:46 am

SWCC to Host Youth Softball Camps

Softball CampsCreston, IA—Southwestern Community College Head Softball Coach Lindsay Stumpff and the Spartan team will be hosting youth softball camps on Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21.

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Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:27 am

Help HaitiSWCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Beta Eta Nu, is collecting donations for the earthquake victims in Haiti throughout this week, January 25-29. Please drop your monetary donations off at the Spartan Coffee Shop in the main hallway of the instructional center from 7-11 a.m. each day.