Southwestern Community College is celebrating its 50th anniversary during 2016.  The college will host a come and go Open House on Sat., April 16, from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Center, on the Creston campus, 1501 W Townline Street, in celebration of this milestone.  The public is invited.

During the event, there will be refreshments, a historical college video and display, tours of the nursing simulation lab, drawings with prizes, live music by the professional music department, a photo booth, and tours of the campus and residence halls.  Many of the career and technical education program areas will be open as well, and former students and alumni are encouraged to visit to see changes and updates that have taken place.  The SWCC Shoppe and Spartan Café will be open in the Student Center throughout the event.

Also that day, the college’s nursing department will be hosting an alumni gathering in the Allied Health Center from 1-2 p.m.  All nursing alumni are invited to attend. 

The Spartan softball team will host Ellsworth Community College in a 1 p.m. game at Spartan field.

Southwestern Community College has been a vital part of southwest Iowa for the past 50 years.  Southwestern began operation as part of Iowa’s community college system on July 1, 1966.  The college inherited the facilities and instructional programs of Creston Community College, which had been operated by the Creston Community School District since 1926.