News & Announcements

Southwestern Community College is excited to announce Sergio Sandoval of Osceola has been selected as a Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship recipient. Recipients receive $6,600 awards toward their studies!

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Published July 21, 2021 4:24 pm

The 2021 issue of the Southwestern Magazine is now available online! The magazine is a joint effort of the SWCC Education Foundation and the college's marketing department. Features in this year's issue include Dr. Barb Crittenden's retirement as SWCC president, an introduction to SWCC's incoming president Dr. Marjorie Welch, an overview of Spartan athletics during 2020-21, an article detailing how the COVID-19 pandemic affected SWCC courses, and a feature on Chris Guess, SWCC alumni and the 2021 All-Iowa Girls' Basketball Coach of the Year.

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Published July 20, 2021 10:57 am

The community is invited to attend a retirement reception in honor of Dr. Barb Crittenden, Southwestern Community College president, on Thursday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m., in the Allied Health & Science Center on the SWCC Creston campus, 1501 W. Townline Street, Creston.

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Published June 4, 2021 2:57 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has signed and returned the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) which provides additional emergency financial aid grants to students.

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Published May 21, 2021 9:03 am

In an email this morning to Southwestern employees, Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president, outlined new guidance from the CDC and talked about how these updates will be implemented on campus.

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Published May 17, 2021 1:44 pm

The Spartan Cafe will begin its summer hours on Monday, May 10. The Caf' will be open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Spartan Cafe is located on the upper level of the Student Center.

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Published May 7, 2021 3:56 pm

DownBeat Magazine's Student Music Awards were announced today and a number of Southwestern Community College's professional music students made the list!

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Published May 6, 2021 3:40 pm

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.

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Published May 5, 2021 4:20 pm

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!

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Published May 3, 2021 10:49 am

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

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Published April 27, 2021 4:45 pm

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. 

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Published April 27, 2021 8:52 am

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.

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Published April 22, 2021 5:15 pm

The SWCC Shoppe is now taking book reservations for the summer 2021 terms and the fall 2021 semester classes. Please head to the SWCC Shoppe Textbook Order Form if you would like to place your book reservations online.

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Published April 8, 2021 10:10 am

Pay it Forward (PIF) Week at SWCC is next week, April 12-16, 2021! Are you ready to pay it forward? You will find a number of group activities, as well as ways you can PIF individually on the 2021 PIF Activities page. The Red Oak Center PIF Week schedule is available there as well.

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Published April 7, 2021 4:53 pm

Registration is now open for the fall 2021 semester! Returning students are encouraged to register for classes with their academic advisors at their earliest convenience to make sure they get the classes they need. 

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Published April 1, 2021 8:31 am

Pay it Forward (PIF) week is coming April 12-16, 2021! During PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

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Published April 1, 2021 8:16 am

We are proud of our Spartan alumni! They are doing great things in Iowa and around the world. The Spartan Spotlightwill help us feature some of our grads and tell you more about their career paths.

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Published March 19, 2021 9:36 am

The schedule of classes for fall 2021 semester has been posted!

SWCC Fall 2021 Class Schedule 

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Published March 18, 2021 3:53 pm

Who: ETS participants who have completed 8th grade through 11th grade
When: July 5-9, 2021
Where: Southwestern Community College, Creston Campus

TRIO Talent Search (TS) participants (8th-11th grade) will get hands-on experience building robots and shooting off rockets at STEM camp this summer at Southwestern Community College. STEM camp curriculum will provide unique opportunities for students to learn engineering design, scientific process, technological literacy, and mathematics in contexts that students find engaging and understand.

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Published March 4, 2021 2:08 pm

NAMI is hosting a virtual speaker’s series during the months of March and April on the SWCC Creston campus. These presentations will be presented as open forums in the Instructional Center, room 125, from 11:50 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. and are open to all SWCC employees and students.

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Published March 4, 2021 1:49 pm