Southwestern Community College (SWCC) TRIO-Student Support Services Staff

Laurie Besco, Director

  • Master of Arts in Sociology, Emphasis in Criminology (University of Kansas)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology (Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in November 2000
  • You may email Laurie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Nichole Rinehart, Advising Coach

  • Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Grand Canyon University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Human Services (Buena Vista University)
  • SWCC Alumni
  • Adjunct Psychology Instructor at SWCC since 2013
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in July 2017
  • You may email Nichole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Addae Houston, Advising Coach

  • Master of Science in Health and Physical Education (Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Science Education  (Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in August 2017
  • You may email Addae at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Bishop, Office Manager/FYE Coordinator

  • Associate of Applied Science in Administrative Office Technology
  • SWCC Alumi
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in June 2017
  • You may email Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1501 W. Townline St. 
Creston, IA. 50801
641.782.1360

Fall/Spring Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer Hours:  7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday