College News

Published March 7, 2017 10:05 am

God's Favorite Play Graphic

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Drama Club will perform Neil Simon's hilarious comedy, God's Favorite, on March 30, 31, and April 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. each evening at the SWCC Performing Arts Center in Creston.  Tickets, $5 for students and $7 for the general public, may be purchased at the door.

Read more: Drama Club Performing Neil Simon's God's Favorite

Published March 3, 2017 1:59 pm

SWCC staff members with SWCC All-Academic selections

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Rebekah Kroese of Lenox, Selena Sampson of Creston, and Ana Vasquez of Osceola, were honored as members of the 2017 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., March 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

Read more: Three SWCC Students Named to 2017 All-Iowa Academic Team

Published March 3, 2017 8:34 am

Representatives from Southwestern Community College made the trek to the state capitol in Des Moines yesterday, Feb. 28, for 2017 Community College Day on the Hill, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

During this event, community college trustees, presidents, staff, and business partners showcased career and technical education programs from throughout the state.  At the SWCC table, the welding program was featured.  Ben Williamson, second year welding student from Winterset, accompanied the SWCC delegation to the event.  Williamson answered questions related to the welding program from elected officials, community college presidents, and other passers-by throughout the day.

Shown in photo above (L to R) is the group from SWCC:  Cait Maitlen, admissions director; Doug North, CTE recruiter, Ben Williamson, welding student; Dr. Barb Crittenden, college president; Terri Higgins, marketing and enrollment management director; and Tom Lesan, vice president of economic development.

In photo below:  Ben Williamson (at right), SWCC welding student, explains the SWCC welding program to State Representative Joel Fry (R-Osceola).

Student Ben Williamson with Representative Joel Fry

Published March 3, 2017 8:30 am

Beta Eta Nu, Southwestern Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, brought home a number of awards from the Phi Theta Kappa Iowa Region Convention, held Feb. 24-25, at Des Moines Area Community College in Newton.  In attendance at the convention from SWCC were students, Gabe Esser, of Winterset, and Gabrielle Annonson, of Robbinsdale, MN, as well as Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Beta Eta Nu co-advisor. 

Individual and team awards earned by SWCC included:

  • Five Star Level (SWCC representatives pictured above receiving an award from Phi Theta Kappa regional officers) – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College.  Note:  Five star is the top award level chapters may receive.
  • Distinguished Theme Award – Honors in Action Project, Theme 3 – Rights and Responsibilities (Beta Eta Nu’s topic was “What is going on with mental health care in Iowa?”)
  • Honorable Mention, Iowa Region Distinguished Chapter Officer Team – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College
  • Honorable Mention, Iowa Region Distinguished Honors in Action Project – Beta Eta Nu Chapter, Southwestern Community College
  • Horizon Award – Justin Mann, Beta Eta Nu chapter, co-advisor
  • Horizon Award – Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Beta Eta Nu chapter, co-advisor

Beta Eta Nu officers for 2016-17 include Valerie Hartman, Blythe Beck, Gabe Esser, Selena Sampson, and Tiffany Simmons-Larson.

Shown in the photo above:
Front row (L to R) - Elizabeth Wantland, Kevin Miller, Tom Hol, and Dakota McKune, 2016-2017 Iowa Regional Officers; Monika Byrd, Phi Theta Kappa International Associate VP of Leadership & International Education; Gabe Esser; Gabrielle Annonson; and Jody Nedley-Newcomb;
Back row - Rich Underwood, Iowa Region executive board president.

Published February 23, 2017 3:44 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, April 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southwestern Community College, Technical Center, welding lab
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA  50801

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

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 23, 2017 11:42 am

SWCC student ambassadors giving wake up call

In case you missed the SWCC Student Ambassadors' wake-up call on KCCI-TV's morning show, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 and 6 a.m., here is your opportunity to see it (video link above)!  Also, below is a version that didn't quite make the cut, but might bring a smile to your face.

Have a great day!

Read more: Student Ambassadors Give Wake-Up Call on KCCI Morning Show

Published February 17, 2017 3:52 pm

Creston—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, 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 2018 budget.  The public hearing was set for March 14, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Read more: Southwestern’s Board of Trustees Holds February 2017 Meeting

Published February 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Following are the instructions to bidders and bid documents for the Southwestern Community College Instructional Center Chiller Improvement Project.  Bids are due on Wednesday, March 1, at 2 p.m.

Read more: Bid Documents for College Chiller Improvement Project

Published February 15, 2017 12:11 pm

Tyler Waddingham

On Sunday, Feb. 12, five members of the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Livestock Judging Team headed to the Iowa Beef Expo at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines to compete with students from across the state.  SWCC student Tyler Waddingham (shown above), sophomore of Creston, came home with a first place finish!

Read more: Waddingham Places at Iowa Beef Expo

Published February 15, 2017 9:38 am

BOGO Sale Ad

Stop by the SWCC Shoppe on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., for buy one get one 50 percent off!

The sale is good on all clothes, gifts, and souvenirs.

No rain checks.  Prices good for one day only.