Published December 20, 2018

Pastor Cory Danley, LifePoint Assembly of God church; Tisha Gannon, SWCC Osceola Center instructor; Sue Stearns, SWCC Osceola Center coordinator; and Pastor Chuck DeVos, LifePoint Assembly of God church.

For the second year in a row, the LifePoint Assembly of God Church, in Osceola, donated to the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation for the purpose of scholarships to assist Osceola Center students who are completing the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).

Published November 8, 2018

The Education Foundation scholarship deadline for spring 2019 semester is Dec. 1, 2018. The scholarship application may be completed online and is available on the Scholarships webpage.

Students who are eligible to apply for spring scholarships include students who are new to Southwestern, as well as returning students who were not awarded a scholarship for the fall 2018 semester.

Questions regarding scholarships may be directed to Cait Maitlen, executive director of the SWCC Education Foundation. Spring 2019 semester at SWCC starts on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Published November 8, 2018

Balloons at SWCC Donor/Scholar Dinner

The SWCC Education Foundation’s 2018 Donor-Scholar Dinner was held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium. There were approximately 150 people in attendance.

The annual event provides opportunities for student scholarship recipients to express gratitude to the donors of their scholarships, as well as a time for celebration of the academic success of the college’s students.

The evening was kicked off by Education Foundation Executive Director Cait Maitlen. Following her opening remarks, Maitlen introduced Meredith Dohmen, director of scholarships for the Bright Foundation, an Iowa Foundation that has been a generous scholarship donor at SWCC for a number of years. Dohmen awarded medallions to the college’s 2018 Bright Scholar award recipients Katelyn Belding, freshman of Lenox, and Hannah Pollard, freshman of Woodburn.

Student speakers for the evening included Josie Jones, sophomore of Mount Ayr; Jesper Holke-Farnam, sophomore of Grundy Center; and Isaac Wignall, sophomore of Creston.

The event was catered by The Windrow in Creston.

Published September 6, 2018

SWCC auto students and instructors pictured with new machine

Students and instructors from Southwestern Community College's automotive programs took time from their schedules to pose for a photo to thank the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (IADA) for a $5,700 grant awarded to SWCC for the purchase of a refrigerant recovery machine.

Published June 13, 2018

Dr. Barb Crittenden, Steve Schmalzried, Jeff Sorensen, Jacob Kinyon, Jeff Magneson, and Cait Maitlen

Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students— Jacob Kinyon, second-year automotive repair technology student, of Corning, and Jamie Young, second-year auto collision repair/refinish student, of Humeston—recently benefitted from the generosity of a former SWCC student.