Southwestern Community College (SWCC) TRIO-Student Support Services Staff

Laurie Besco, Director

  • Master of Arts in sociology, emphasis in criminology (University of Kansas)
  • Bachelor of Science in psychology and sociology (Northwest Missouri State University)
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in November 2000
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  • Phone:  641.782.1447

Laura Ide Hartman, TRIO Advisor / Transfer Specialist

  • Master of Science in college student personnel (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse)
  • Bachelor of Arts in distributed studies--secondary education, political science, and American history (Iowa State University)
  • Associate of Arts degree (Southwestern Community College)
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in August 2019
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  • Phone:  641.782.1358

Tessa Otto, TRIO Advisor / Tutor Specialist

  • Bachelor of Arts in agricultural business and business administration (Graceland University)
  • Associate of Arts degree (Southwestern Community College)
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in September 2021
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  • Phone: 641.782.1366

Mary Bishop, Office Manager

  • Associate of Applied Science in administrative office technology
  • SWCC Alumni
  • Started with TRIO-SSS in June 2017
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  • Phone:  641.782.1360

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1501 W. Townline St. 
Creston, IA. 50801
641.782.1360

Fall/Spring Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer Hours:  7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday