News Releases

Henry Lemke, Kollyn Buch, and Ann Schlapia

May 17, 2016, Des Moines, IOWA -  Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a non-profit initiative spreading the word about gainful career opportunities in manufacturing, has awarded 12-$500 scholarships to recent Iowa high school graduates entering manufacturing-related courses of study at Iowa’s 15 community colleges.  Kollyn Buch of Clarinda, who will attend Southwestern Community College in the fall, is one of the recipients.  Buch will major in industrial technology.

Read more: Scholarships Awarded Statewide for Manufacturing Training

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tues., May 10, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the SWCC Administration Center for their regular monthly board meeting.

During the meeting, Tia Samo, SWCC chief financial officer, spoke to the board regarding refinancing of the college’s 2010 dorm revenue bonds due to the availability of lower interest rates.  According to Samo, the new rate would allow the college to save $166,000 over the life of the bonds.  Maggie Burger, senior vice president of Speer Financial, Inc., was in attendance at the meeting.  Burger explained to the board that advanced refunding occurs prior to the scheduled call date on the bonds.  The call date for these particular bonds is June 1, 2017.  Following the explanations provided by Samo and Burger, the board approved the resolution directing the sale and delivery of $2,039,000 dormitory revenue refunding bonds, series 2016, as well as the resolution appointing trustee, approving the trust indenture, and authorizing the execution of same as presented.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board Holds May 2016 Meeting

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds April 2016 Meeting

CRESTON—High school freshmen who participate in the Educational Talent Search (ETS) program will have the opportunity to take part in an overnight campus visit on Tues., May 10, at the Southwestern Community College Creston campus.  Space is limited to the first 20 participants.  

Read more: Talent Search Freshmen Day at SWCC

The Southwestern Community College board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tues., March 8, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.

A public hearing was held for the college’s fiscal year 2017 budget.  No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted.  The board approved the budget as presented.

Read more: SWCC Board Holds March 2016 Meeting