College News

Published April 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Happiness Sprinkling signs

Students and employees from Southwestern Community College (SWCC) will be sprinkling happiness in Creston on Monday, April 17, from 8-10 a.m., at the Stalker Chevrolet corner (corner of Hwy 25 & Hwy 34) and on the SWCC campus from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Read more: SWCC Happiness Sprinkling Project is Part of PIF Week

Published April 4, 2017 11:29 am

SWCC 2016-17 men's basketball team after championship win

Creston, IOWA—The Southwestern Community College men’s basketball team made history on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Danville, IL, by earning the college's first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship!  The Spartans defeated Louisburg College, from North Carolina, with a score of 77-53, to become the 2017 NJCAA DII National Men's Basketball Champions. 

Read more: Spartans Win National Basketball Championship

Published March 31, 2017 1:21 pm

Students participating in STEM Challenge

The Southwest Iowa STEM Hub sponsored a Corner Conference STEM Challenge to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math learning on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Southwestern Community College Red Oak Center.

Read more: SWCC STEM Hub Sponsors STEM Challenge

Published March 17, 2017 1:47 pm

Front and back view of 5K shirts

Register now for SIFE's Be the Change 5K Run/Walk, which will take place in conjunction with PIF Week on Monday, April 17, 2017, starting at 5:30 p.m. The run/walk will begin north of the Performing Arts Center on the SWCC campus.

Read more: Register NOW for Be the Change 5K Run/Walk

Published March 17, 2017 11:55 am

National tourney qualifier T-shirt

The men's basketball national qualifier T-shirts have arrived! You may purchase them (or pick up your pre-order) at the SWCC Shoppe in the Student Center!

The SWCC Shoppe will be open during Sunday's send-off as well.  Spartan Send-Off information is available on the National Tourney Info page.

Published March 16, 2017 8:58 am

Selena Sampson

Selena Sampson, a student at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar.  The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually.  Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

Read more: SWCC Student Named 2017 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

Published March 15, 2017 3:45 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Administration Center.

A public hearing was held for the college’s fiscal year 2018 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 2017 Meeting

Published March 14, 2017 3:47 pm

New PTK Inductees

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, held its Spring Induction Ceremony on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3 p.m., in the Allied Health and Science Center on SWCC's campus.

Read more: Beta Eta Nu Holds Spring Induction Ceremony

Published March 14, 2017 3:47 pm

Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students qualified for the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference after competing at the Iowa Spring Leadership Conference held February 19-20, 2017, in Des Moines.  Shawna Abell, an administrative office technology major from Greenfield, and Jenna Shepherd, an associate of arts/college transfer student from Creston, will be making the trip to the national conference, from May 9-14, in Orlando, FL. 

Students are required to place in the top three at state competition in order to qualify for nationals.  Abell received the following awards during state competition:  Administrative Support Concepts, third place; Basic Office Systems & Procedures, sixth place; and Administrative Support Team (with teammate Shepherd), fifth place.  She will compete in Administrative Support Concepts at nationals.  Shepherd placed in the following categories:  Administrative Support Concepts, first place; Business Meeting Management Concepts, third place; Interview Skills, third place; and Administrative Support Team (with teammate Abell), fifth place.  She will compete in Administrative Support Concepts and Business Meeting Management Concepts at nationals.

Published March 9, 2017 10:36 am

The Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will be holding its Spring Formal Induction on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3 p.m. in the Allied Health and Science Center on Southwestern Community College’s Creston campus.

All Phi Theta Kappa members, families, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  Questions may be directed to Jody Nedley-Newcomb, co-advisor for the Beta Eta Nu chapter.

Phi Theta Kappa International serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students worldwide.  Beta Eta Nu is SWCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.