College News

Published October 12, 2016 3:22 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

During the meeting, Ken Rech of Red Oak was re-elected as president of the college’s board.  Rech has been president of the board since 2008.  Dr. Tony Cass of Creston was elected as the board’s vice president.  Cass was first elected to the role of vice president in 2015.  SWCC Assistant to the President Mary Jo Skarda was appointed as board secretary and SWCC Chief Financial Officer Tia Samo was appointed as board treasurer.

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

Published October 5, 2016 3:50 pm

Actors from 2015 Fall Plays

Tryouts for the Fall Plays will be held on Tues. and Thurs., October 11 and 13, from 4-6 p.m., in room 145 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: Fall Play Tryouts October 11 and 13

Published October 4, 2016 1:49 pm

The SWCC automotive departments have announced a late addition to their fall 2016 CTE Day activities, a full motion racing simulator!  If you've ever wanted to drive a race car, here's your opportunity!  To see the simulator in action, watch the video featured above.

Read more: Drive a Racing Simulator at CTE Day

Published October 4, 2016 10:30 am

CRESTON, IOWA – (October 4, 2016) – Southwestern Community College’s Educational Talent Search (ETS) program invites high school seniors and their parents to attend Creston’s FAFSA Ready Iowa to complete college financial aid paperwork on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, from 3-7 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, rooms 208 and 210.

Read more: SWCC Offering FAFSA Assistance Program

Published September 30, 2016 9:19 am

Poster announcing Construction Week with construction equipment

Construction Week is celebrated in Iowa from October 3-7, 2016.  In honor of Construction Week, Southwestern Community College celebrates the builders in the college's carpentry and building trades program.

According to the Master Builders of Iowa Web site, Construction Week was created to raise awareness of the vast opportunities available in the construction industry and to promote the industry as a safe, exciting, and rewarding career option.

For additional information related to Construction Week, please visit the Master Builders of Iowa or Build Iowa Web sites.

Published September 28, 2016 1:42 pm

SCICF board members with Dr. Barb Crittenden in front of flag

A flag dedication presentation was held on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Student Center gymnasium, prior to the 7 p.m. volleyball match vs Marshalltown Community College, to recognize the South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) for their gift of a 18’ motorized American flag and flag box to the college. 

Read more: SCICF Board Honored at Flag Dedication

Published September 26, 2016 2:54 pm

Sarah Nolte, sexual abuse specialist from the Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center, will have office hours at Southwestern Community College's Creston campus, in the Instructional Center, room 727 (upstairs, across from the TRIO-SSS offices), on Mondays, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment, to provide advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, as well as their supporters.

Read more: Advocate Available on Campus for Students

Published September 22, 2016 4:00 pm

SWCC Shoppe Logo

Tomorrow ONLY, buy one item get one item half off at the SWCC Shoppe

This BOGO sale is good on regular-priced apparel, souvenirs, and gifts.*  The SWCC Shoppe, which is located in the Student Center on the Creston campus, will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Read more: BOGO Sale Friday at the SWCC Shoppe

Published September 21, 2016 2:40 pm

SWCC's Lindsay Stoaks and Dennis Downing with Creston group receiving award

The Elm Street Corridor project in Creston—a partnership between Southwestern Community College, the City of Creston, and the Southern Iowa Council of Governments—received the HousingIowa Award for Innovation from the Iowa Finance Authority during the 2016 HousingIowa Conference in Des Moines earlier this month.

Read more: Carpentry Partnership Receives Statewide Award

Published September 21, 2016 2:07 pm

SCICF Flag being installed

The South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF) board of directors will be in attendance Mon., September 26, at 6:45 p.m., for a flag dedication ceremony prior to the Spartans volleyball match-up vs. Marshalltown in the Student Center gymnasium. 

Read more: Flag Dedication Ceremony Monday