Foundation News

Published November 5, 2014 10:59 am

Eighth Annual Donor Scholar Dinner is Held

The Education Foundation hosted the college’s annual Donor Scholar Dinner Tues., November 4, starting at 6 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center.  This event provides opportunities for the SWCC scholarship recipients to meet the donors who provided the funding for their scholarships through the college’s Education Foundation.

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Published October 3, 2014 11:21 am

Mullin Family Donates to EF

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #1398 of Creston presented a check to the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation, thanks to a donation from the Don Mullin Family Memorial, to award scholarships to four SWCC students. 

Pictured above (from L to R) are Beth Kulow, SWCC Education Foundation executive director; Randy Hiatt, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1398 secretary; and Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president.

Published August 15, 2013 11:28 am

Wichhart Family Scholarship Endowment Established at SWCC

The Southwestern Community College Education Foundation will soon provide scholarship funding to students through the Wichhart Family Endowment.  The endowment was established by Bob and Venita Wichhart. Bob, a former Southwestern student, grew up in Creston.

Beginning fall 2014, a scholarship will be awarded annually to a nontraditional student showing financial need.  The Wichharts are excited about what these scholarships will mean to SWCC students.

Published May 9, 2013 11:33 am

Abell Awarded Mickey Finn Scholarship

On Tuesday, May 7, the Creston Kiwanis Club presented Creston High School senior Garrett Abell with the Mickey Finn Education Scholarship. 

Abell will attend college this fall at Southwestern Community College with a major in nursing.  He is the son of Scott and Mendy Abell of Cromwell.

The late-Mickey Finn was a long-time Kiwanis member and well-known Creston business owner.  Finn’s family, including his wife, Karon, established this annual scholarship through the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation to honor his memory.

Pictured at right:  Karon Finn, Education Foundation donor; Garrett Abell, Creston High School senior and scholarship recipient; and Dr. Matt Thompson, executive director of the SWCC Education Foundation.

Published May 1, 2013 11:36 am

Evelyn Reed Scholarships Established

Carol King, daughter of the late Evelyn Reed, recently established the Evelyn Reed Memorial Scholarship, through the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Education Foundation, in memory of her mom. 

With these funds, two scholarships will be awarded to non-traditional aged SWCC students who demonstrate financial need.  Preference will be given to education majors with an interest in teaching mathematics. 

Reed was a long-time math educator in the Orient and Creston school districts and King is currently a math educator at Creston Middle School.  King was inspired to give these scholarships to help students continue their education no matter their age.

Pictured at right:  Dr. Matt Thompson, SWCC Education Foundation executive director, and Carol King, Education Foundation donor.