CRESTON--Rita Schroeder is stepping down from the head volleyball coaching position at Southwestern Community College. Schroeder has been at the helm of the Spartans for the past 25 years, earning her 700th win during the 2009 volleyball season. She will remain on staff as the assistant volleyball coach for the 2010 volleyball season. The head coach position will be opened in advance of recruiting for the 2011 volleyball team.
Anna Waymaster will be serving as interim head coach for the Spartans volleyball team this fall. Waymaster played for Schroeder during the 2006 and 2007 volleyball seasons and has been SWCC’s assistant volleyball coach during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Waymaster will complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology and human services with Buena Vista University in Creston this summer.
Osceola—Southwestern Community College’s high school carpentry class is hosting a birdhouse-making workshop for children Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to noon at SWCC’s Osceola Center.
APRIL 16, 2010--Next week is the week to Pay it Forward (PIF) at SWCC and throughout SWCC communities!! Southwestern's social psychology class will be spearheading efforts to promote positive behaviors and helping others. On Friday, SWCC will unite with Creston High School and their week of unity will begin.
Complete a PIF-related activity and you'll receive a PIF wristband!
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Southwestern's Board of Trustees Holds April Meeting
Creston—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the administration center on the Creston campus.
Creston, 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!
Congratulations 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!!
SWCC Automotive Programs to Host Open House
Southwestern 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.
CRESTON, 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.
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.
- Second Annual Pink Zone Event
- Southwesterns Board of Trustees Holds February Meeting
- Spartans Receive Academic Honors
- SWCC to Host Youth Softball Camps
- Phi Theta Kappa Raising Funds for Earthquake Victims in Haiti
- All Iowa Academic Team Announced
- SWCC Utilizes Creston Automotive Vehicle for Onsite Demo
- World Renowned Vocal Groups to Headline SWCC Vocal Jazz Fest
- SWCC Board Holds January Meeting
- SWCC Employees Honored for Years of Service