College News

Published March 2, 2018 2:29 pm

2018 SWCC All-Iowa Academic Team members with Dr. Barb Crittenden and Jody Nedley-Newcomb
Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Megan Davenport of Diagonal, Jordan Gehlhaar of Humeston, and Tom Hol of Osceola were honored as members of the 2018 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

Read more: Three SWCC Students Named to All-Iowa Academic Team

Published February 28, 2018 12:44 pm

Student Welding

High school students are invited to compete in a welding competition and explore post-secondary and career opportunities in the welding field.

Thursday, March 29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southwestern Community College, Technical Center, welding lab
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA  50801


For additional information, or to register for the event, please contact Micah Elefson, welding instructor, or Doug North, career and technical education recruiter.

Read more: Welding Skills Challenge and Industry Career Fair

Published February 28, 2018 11:03 am

NAMI Club logo

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) club will be hosting its next meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018, at noon in the Allied Health & Science Center, room 916. This will be an informative meeting about NAMI with some upcoming goals being set. Anyone interested in NAMI is welcome to attend.

In addition, members of NAMI on Campus-SWCC will be participating in the National Eating Disorder Associations’ (NEDA) walk on April 28 in Iowa City. The SWCC NAMI club is covering the cost of registration for current NAMI members. Information is available at

NAMI on Campus-SWCC is a student-led, student-run mental health awareness and advocacy club. Their mission is to raise the dialogue and break down the barriers associated with talking about mental health. The NAMI on Campus-SWCC sponsor is Keith Olsen.

Published February 18, 2018 8:21 pm

Indoor disc tourney graphic

Update: The Indoor Disc Golf Tournament originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7 p.m.

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Disc Golf Club will be hosting an indoor disc golf tournament on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium in Creston.

Entry to the tournament is free and open to the public. Beginner and experienced players are welcome. The first 25 students (college and younger) who participate will receive a free golf disc featuring the SWCC Disc Golf stamp. Prizes will be awarded to the top scores. Players are encouraged to bring their own putters to use.

The disc golf club is open to any SWCC student, faculty, or staff member interested in the game of disc golf, but as mentioned, the tournament is open to everyone. The purpose of the club is to increase awareness of the game, improve playing skills and understanding of the rules, and among other things, play disc golf.

For more information, contact Joel Wires at 641.782.1488 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published February 16, 2018 2:13 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus. 

The board set a public hearing for review and approval of the college’s fiscal year 2019 budget. The public hearing was set for March 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Read more: Southwestern’s board of trustees holds February 2018 meeting

Published February 15, 2018 4:40 pm

BOGO Sale graphic with piggy bank

The SWCC Shoppe is having a Buy One Get One 50% Sale on all regular-priced clothing on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. In addition, all clothing and souvenirs will be 20 percent off.

Read more: SWCC Shoppe February 16 BOGO 50 percent off sale

Published February 15, 2018 4:12 pm

Education Foundation Scholarships for Fall 2018, Deadline March 15, Apply NOW graphic

It's scholarship time! The SWCC Education Foundation (EF) scholarship application is now open and may be submitted online at any time. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 15, 2018, 5 p.m. CST. 

Read more: Scholarship applications for fall 2018 semester due March 15

Published February 12, 2018 11:25 am

Miracle Network Dance Marathon logo

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student ambassadors will be hosting a Miracle Network Dance Marathon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from 6-10 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium. Everyone is invited to attend and get involved! 

Read more: SWCC Hosting Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Published February 7, 2018 4:50 pm

Top 10 Best Online College logo

Creston, IOWA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) was recently announced as one of the top 10 Best Online Colleges in Iowa by Value Colleges, Southwestern, who came in eighth on the top 10 list, was the only community college to make the list.

Read more: SWCC makes Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Iowa

Published February 5, 2018 9:48 am

Art Club Jewelry Flyer featuring photos of jewelry

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Art Club is selling one-of-a-kind handmade glass jewelry for Valentine's Day. Pricing starts at $5.

Read more: SWCC Art Club selling handmade jewelry