The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tues., August 14, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. in the president’s office in the college’s Administration Center.

Published August 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Cassidy Becker

Cassidy Becker of Diagonal, a student at Southwestern Community College in Creston, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and receiving a $1,000 scholarship.

Published August 9, 2018 2:38 pm

Osceola Food employees Lorens Mora, Nathaniel Rife, Michael Tyler, Jordan Roberts, and Gustavo Herrera pictured with SWCC Industrial Technology Instructor Henry Lemke.

CRESTON — Representatives from Southwestern Community College (SWCC) were on-hand Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Osceola Food, a local manufacturing facility owned by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), to sign five Osceola Food employees for SWCC’s industrial technology program in Creston.

Published July 17, 2018 9:48 am

Sketch of a runner

The Southwestern Community College cross country program is hosting a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run & Pancake Feed on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m. Races begin at the main entrance of the Instructional Center on campus at 1501 West Townline St., in Creston. A free-will donation pancake feed, open to the public, will be held in conjunction with the event from 9-11 a.m., in the Spartan Cafe, located in the SWCC Student Center. Suggested donation amounts are adults, $10, and children, $5.

Registration for the 5K is $25 and runners must be registered by July 28 to guarantee a T-shirt. A one-mile fun run will be held beginning at 9 a.m. as well. The fun run is free (donations to the cross country program will be accepted). 

To pay with a debit/credit card, please call the SWCC Business Office at 641.782.1448.  Make checks payable to Southwestern Cross Country. 

Register online now

Published July 17, 2018 9:36 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

The board approved the hiring of Marilyn Kinsella, of Creston, as a nursing instructor for the 2018-19 academic year. Kinsella comes to SWCC from Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston where she has been a nurse on the medical/surgical floor since 1998. In addition, Kinsella was a clinical instructor for the college from 2000-2007, providing guidance and monitoring for SWCC nursing students as they completed training in the hospital setting. Kinsella will begin her duties at the college in August.

Published July 12, 2018 11:06 am

Cory Marquardt

CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) electrical technology student Cory Marquardt, of Creston, came home from the 2018 SkillsUSA Championship, held June 25-29, 2018, in Louisville, KY, with some new hardware, a gold medallion indicating a first place national finish.

Published July 9, 2018 9:46 am

Fall 2018 semester textbooks are available for purchase or rental in the SWCC Shoppe beginning Monday, July 16. To purchase textbooks, students will need their class schedules and student IDs. 

Published July 3, 2018 11:00 am

Mickey Anderson, Red Oak Chrysler, Inc., Red Oak; Todd Glendenning, Glendenning Motors, Mount Ayr; Steve Schmalzried, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor; Jeff Magneson, auto collision repair/refinish instructor; and Jeff Sorensen, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor.

The Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education recently awarded Southwestern Community College’s automotive programs a $5,700 grant to purchase a refrigerant recovery machine to be utilized by students in the programs.

Published June 25, 2018 1:37 pm

Mickey Anderson and James Bourn in SWCC collision repair lab

Southwestern Community College auto collision repair/refinish student James Bourn, of Red Oak, recently received a $2,000 scholarship for fall 2018 semester from the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education (IADA).

Published June 25, 2018 9:23 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center for their regular board meeting.

Published June 14, 2018 4:22 pm