College News

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.

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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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. 

Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 5:34 am
Caitlyn LesanJake WaddinghamThe 2010 All Iowa Academic Team Honorees have been announced.  SWCC has two students--Caitlyn Lesan and Jake Waddingham—on the list.  Congratulations to you both!  The two will be honored at the 2010 All Iowa Gala Banquet on March 10, 2010, at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. 
Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 4:58 am

Schmalzried Demonstrates Hybrid CarCRESTON—When Creston Automotive recently loaned Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC) automotive programs a hybrid vehicle for classroom-demonstration purposes, SWCC automotive students had opportunities to see first-hand how the automotive industry is changing as the demand for environmentally-friendly vehicles increases. 


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Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 4:40 am

World Renowned Vocal Groups to Headline SWCC Vocal Jazz Fest

RajatonCreston, IOWA—Two world renowned vocal groups, Rajaton from Finland and M-pact from Los Angeles, will headline the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) 13th Annual Vocal Jazz Fest concerts on Friday, February 26, and Saturday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center.  Limited tickets will be available to the public each night at a cost of $25 per ticket. 

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