Published May 5, 2021

Red Oak Center coordinator Kattie Lewis with Matt York and his handmade flag

Southwestern Community College's Red Oak Center received a unique handmade gift this week from a current SWCC student. Matt York, a student in SWCC's business administration program, gifted the center a handmade American flag to display in the office area.

Published May 3, 2021

Experience Southwestern with female student smiling

New students for the fall 2021 semester may register now to Experience Southwestern this summer! 

During Experience Southwestern, new SWCC students will be invited to tour campus, register for classes, meet other new students, acquire campus parking stickers, get their student IDs, visit with faculty and staff, and learn about essential campus resources--all while having FUN!

Published April 27, 2021

2021 Student Awards graphic

Congratulations to the 2021 Southwestern Community College Student Awards and Recognition recipients!

Student Ambassadors – Paige Busch, Creston; Myles Greene, Mount Ayr; Sydney Pantini, Creston; Victoria Reynolds, Martensdale; Hayley Whittington, Mount Ayr; and Addison Shay, Tingley

Student Senate – Riley Beard, Diagonal, President; Blaize Reha, Creston, Vice President; and Kylie Shackelford, Clarinda, Secretary

Distance Education – Tessa Powers, Creston, Perfect A Online Student; Ayla George, Osceola, Online Student of the Year; and Abbigail Hood, Creston, Online Student of the Year

Nursing – Emily McNeill,  Afton, Outstanding LPN Student; Nathan Swaink, Clarinda, Outstanding LPN Student; Elizabeth Hauser, Corning, Outstanding RN Student; and Britta Tracy, Murray, Outstanding RN Student

Published April 27, 2021

RN students making donation at Greater Regional

On Monday, April 26, 2021, Southwestern Community College's 2021 registered nursing (RN) class donated 123 items, as well as a cash match for each item donated, to the Greater Regional Health birthing center. 

Published April 26, 2021

Golf ball on tee with tourney info from article

After a one-year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southwestern Community College athletic department is hosting its 21st Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 15, at Crestmoor Golf Club, 1801 W. Townline St., in Creston. Tee times will be 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Published April 22, 2021

SWCC Ag Showcase program flyer

The agricultural department at Southwestern Community College is hosting the SWCC Ag Showcase, an opportunity for high school students to tour the ag facilities and learn about SWCC's ag programs, the week of May 10-14, 2021.

Published April 22, 2021

Nile Cornelison, Jeff Magneson, Jeff Sorensen, and Sergio Sandoval.

April 22, 2021, CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish student Sergio Sandoval of Osceola was honored as a SWCC Tech Achiever during a ceremony held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the college’s automotive department. The presentation happened during SWCC’s Pay it Forward Week, an annual event on campus that promotes kindness and giving.

Published April 22, 2021

Spring 2021 inductees, advisors, and officers

Southwestern Community College’s Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) held its Spring 2021 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

During the ceremony, 2020-21 officers were honored for their service and 2021-22 officers were inducted into their officer positions. Outgoing chapter officers included Jill Wallace of Greenfield, president; Tessa Powers of Creston, vice president; and alternative officers-VPs Riley Beard of Diagonal, Eric Desbois of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada, and Matt Rinehart of Creston. Incoming officers for the 2021-22 year include Chase Miner of Leon, president; Heylee Shields of Creston, vice president of fellowship; Thomas Esterhuyse of Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa, vice president of leadership; and Liberty Armstrong of Creston, vice president of service.

Published April 14, 2021

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met by phone for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lindsay Stoaks, SWCC vice president of instruction, presented to the board regarding the addition of an early childhood education certificate. Stoaks said as a part of the early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, students will have opportunities to learn foundational skills in the ECE field while fulfilling many of the requirements associated with obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA), which is a nationally-recognized credential earned by those working in the early childhood care and education field. The stand-alone certificate program will require completion of 13 credits. All of the coursework will be delivered online. In a memo to the board, Stoaks said SWCC has offered ECE coursework, through its partnership with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, since 2008. Following Stoaks presentation, the board unanimously approved the addition of the early childhood education certificate program.

Published April 12, 2021

Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president; Tessa Powers of Creston, All-Iowa Academic Team honoree; Jill Wallace of Greenfield, All-Iowa Academic Team honoree; and Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Tessa Powers of Creston and Jill Wallace of Greenfield were honored as members of the 2021 All-Iowa Academic Team during a virtual recognition ceremony sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society in March.