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Published March 1, 2011 8:34 am

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Nine SWCC volleyball players were recently named to the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) academic teams.

The first team consisted of student-athletes earning a 3.5 or above grade point average. SWCC athletes making first team included (in photo left to right) Marie Wapelhorst, sophomore, of Scribner, NE; Amber Thomas, freshman, of Council Bluffs; and Megan Simms, freshman, of Prole.

For second team honors, the student must have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.4. Second team honors went to SWCC Spartans Gabbi Sowers of Henderson, Jamie Anthony of Truro, Marissa Barton of Ottumwa, Nicole Hunter of Indianola, Tracy Swanson of Greenfield, and Josey Ellis of Weldon.

Published February 28, 2011 8:41 am

 Registration for summer 2011 classes begins the week of March 7.  Specific registration dates follow:

  • Thursday, March 10 - Career & technical education registration for summer 2011
  • Friday, March 11 - Career & technical education registration for summer 2011
  • Monday, March 14 - Registration for arts & sciences students begins

 

The summer 2011 schedule of classes is available online! It is updated regularly.  Please view for course availability.

Fast track sessions are available in May and August.  Start looking at classes and talk to a SWCC advisor about registering.

Published February 25, 2011 1:27 pm

Area eighth grade students were on campus for the semi-annual 8th Grade Careers Conference on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.  Approximately 180 students toured campus visiting career and technical education program areas, learning about various careers, and listening to guest speakers.

Schools represented at Wednesday's conference included Bedford, Corning, Diagonal, East Union, Mormon Trail, Orient-Macksburg, St. Malachy, and Villisca.  Lindsay Stoaks, coordinator of secondary programs, organized the event.

Published February 25, 2011 8:06 am

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The Spartans headed into their final home game of the season with a big task at hand, playing the conference leaders, the Kirkwood Eagles. Looking to notch a second loss in the Kirwood season, the Spartan men played hard takeing a three point deficit into the half, 24-27. Continuing their tough play in the second half, the Spartans stayed within striking distance until the Eagles when on a scoring run for nine points. Final score for the game left the Spartans on the bottom and the Eagle with a single conference loss for the season.

UPDATE: The Spartans will lead off their post-season play vs. Ellsworth at 7 pm. on Wednesday, March 2. All tournamet pairings and final season standings can be viewed on the ICCAC Web site. Go Spartans!

Published February 17, 2011 10:28 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Jerry Wagner, Courtney's father; Courtney Wagner; Trisha Wagner, Courtney's mother; Kyleigh Wagner, Courtney's sister
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Pitcher
High School: Ottumwa High School
High School Honors/Awards:  Courtney was two-time all CIML conference selection, pitched for the 2010 Ottumwa High School team that placed fourth at the state tournament, is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a Torch Club member, and is ranked in the top 10 percent of her senior class. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff:  Courtney has put up outstanding numbers as a pitcher in arguably the toughest conference in the state of Iowa.  She has a mid-level fastball to go along with one of the best change-ups I have ever seen out of a high school player.  Her strengths are keeping hitters off balance as she has excellent movement on all pitches.  I believe she has the ability to really dominate at the next level, especially with the defense we will have behind her. 

Published February 17, 2011 10:18 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Jason Tolle, Dominique's father; Dominique Tolle; Alisha Tolle, Dominique's mother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Outfield
High School: Pekin High School
High School Honors/Awards: Dominique was two-time all conference selection for Pekin High School.  
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Dominique is an outstanding softball player with great character.  She adds much need power from the left side of the plate to our team next season.  In the outfield, she gets tremendous jumps on balls to the gap and isn't afraid to get dirty if that is what it takes to get to the ball. 

Published February 17, 2011 10:05 am

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Pictured above (L to R):
First row:  Stacey Powers, Taylor's mother; Taylor Powers; Joe Powers, Taylor's father
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Catcher/Utility
High School: Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln High School
High School Honors/Awards: Taylor was a three-time 4A honorable mention all-state honoree, three-time all-district west class selection, two-time all western Iowa, two-time all-conference. two-time all city, and four-time letter winner.  
Comments from Coach Stumpff:  Taylor has had one of the most decorated high school careers in terms of awards of anyone who has ever joined our program.  She is very well respected offensively as she can hit for both power and average.  Defensively, she has the arm strength to shut down even the fastest base stealers in our league.  She knows and understands the game of softball, which is exactly what you look for in your catcher as they are the leaders of your team. 

Published February 17, 2011 9:52 am

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PIctured above (L to R):
Front row:  Annette Noland, Ashley's mother; Ashley Noland; Tom Noland, Ashley's father; Gage Noland, Ashley's brother
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Infield
High School: Adair Casey High School
High School Honors/Awards: Ashley was a three-time all-conference selection and a four-time letter winner for Adair-Casey High School.   
Comments from Coach Stumpff:
Ashley is a versatile kid!  We're happy to be adding her to next year's program.  She has the arm strength to be a sound short stop at this level but can also move over to second base.  She covers ground and will be a tough defensive player for us. 

Published February 17, 2011 9:38 am

NATEFdonation2011February 17, 2011--The automotive programs at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) recently received a donation of 10 auto digital volt multi meters (DVOMS) from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF).

The DVOMS will be used in the automotive lab areas to test vehicle electrical systems to determine how many volts are running through the vehicle.  Five of the DVOMS will be used by the automotive repair technology program and the other five units will be used by the collision repair/refinish program.

SWCC’s automotive programs received this gift due in part to being nationally certified by NATEF and having Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master certification.  To achieve these recognitions, the SWCC’s automotive programs underwent rigorous evaluation.

SWCC offers a one-year diploma in automotive repair technology and collision repair/refinish, as well as a two-year associate of applied science degree program for each area.  In addition, the college offers automotive repair technology coursework for high school students.

Pictured left (L to R):  Kadin Miller, second year automotive repair technology student, from Osceola; Brian Dankert, second year automotive repair technology student, from Blockton; and Salvador Aguilera, first year collision repair/refinish student, from Osceola.

Published February 17, 2011 9:12 am


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Pictured above (L to R):
Front row:  Kaitlyn Moore, Kelsey's sister; Nichole Moore, Kelsey's mother; Kelsey Moore; Jeff Moore, Kelsey's father
Back row:  Lindsay Stumpff, SWCC head softball coach; Darin Monroe, SWCC assistant softball coach

Position: Outfield
High School: Centerville High School
High School Honors/Awards: As a junior, Kelsey was a 3A honorable mention all-state honoree, first team all-conference selection, and her team's co-offensive MVP.  She led her team in doubles and RBI’s. 
Comments from Coach Stumpff: Kelsey really came into her zone during her junior season.  Offensively, she has proven that she has tremendous pop off of her bat.  She will add great things to our corner outfield positions, whether that be left or right.  We believe that the improvements Kelsey has made during her high school career will continue at the college level.  Kelsey is a player with great potential and upside.