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.
NOVEMBER 11, 2009--Thanks for a great time, Lenox!! SWCC students and staff were on-hand to send the Lenox football team off to state. We hope you come home with a victory!
Yes, at this point it's called "New Dorm," but construction is underway and soon the new facility will have a name. Watch this page to see the new 75-unit, apartment-style dormitory being constructed on Southwestern Community College's Creston campus. The dorm is scheduled to be completed in time for the fall 2010-11 school year so if you're planning to live on campus, get your dorm application in soon!
|Construction begins on the new SWCC dormitory|
|Dorm Construction - October 2009|
|Pinnacle Construction Group - Urbandale|
The Southwestern Community College Student Senate hosted activities throughout the week of October 19, 2009, to bring awareness to National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
|Monday - Save a life, don't drink and drive. Students handing out lifesavers.|
|Tuesday - Mocktails in the student center. Come sample mocktails during your lunch hour! The winner of the mocktail contest will receive two free movie tickets with free popcorn.|
|Wednesday - Information booth on alcohol and its effects.|
|Thursday - Union County Sheriff's Department presentation by Brian Bolton and drunk driving simulation.|
|Friday - Orange ribbon day. Wear orange to support alcohol awareness.|
Creston, OCTOBER 22, 2009--Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Coach Rita Schroeder hit a huge milestone at the conclusion of the Spartans’ home volleyball match-up against Clinton Community College on Wednesday night. The Spartans’ victory over the Cougars put Schroeder’s coaching record at 700 wins.
In the most recent documents published by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Schroeder ranks in the top five active coaches for winning records in Division II of the NJCAA. This makes her the highest ranking active volleyball coach in the state of Iowa.
Following the game, Bill Krejci, SWCC athletic director, presented Schroeder with a trophy marking the occasion. Schroeder thanked Southwestern and the Creston community for supporting her during her career at the helm of the Spartan team. She mentioned how thankful she is for the players, former players, and parents she has gotten to know throughout the years. Schroeder gave a special thank you to her friend and longtime SWCC coach Ron “Fox” Clinton for helping her get her start in coaching.
SWCC Drafting Program Assisting Corning High School
Creston, IA—Corning High School Industrial Arts Instructor Tracy King recently visited Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus to receive five computers and the SDS/2 program software to implement steel detailing into the high school’s drafting curriculum.
The SDS/2 software was donated by Design Data, a company that produces innovative software for the steel industry’s fabrication, detailing and engineering sectors. SWCC works closely with Design Data and has graduates working for the company, which is headquartered in Lincoln, NE.
SWCC Drafting Instructor Honored at SDS/2 Users Conference
CRESTON, IA--Southwestern Community College (SWCC) drafting instructor Al Binning (shown at right with Amanda Kunze of Design Data) of Osceola, was honored recently by Design Data, Lincoln, NE, at the 2009 SDS/2 Users Group Conference. SDS/2 is the steel detailing software used in the classroom for SWCC’s structural drafting/structural engineering technology programs. The SDS/2 software was created by Design Data, who hosted the conference.
SWCC Overseeing Union County PAT Program
CRESTON — Southwestern Community College’s TriUMPH Early Childhood Program recently began overseeing the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program for Union County. The program offices are being housed inside the Creston Early Childhood Center at 901 North Elm Street, Creston.
- SWCC Participates in Area Parades
- College Fair to be Held at Southwestern
- High School Students Invited to SmartStart Kickoff
- Networking Student Performs Well at National Competition
- SWCC and Graceland Sign Partnership Agreement
- Southwestern Board of Trustees Holds August Meeting
- Daycare Group Visits Campus
- Progress Continues on Technical Center I Construction Project
- SWCC Board Holds July Meeting
- SWCC Night at Adams County Speedway