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SWCC is making plans for a new “student hub” on campus! The student hub is envisioned as a place where all SWCC students could:

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Published January 25, 2022 8:20 am

Southwestern Community College has partnered with Employee & Family Resources (EFR) to provide a Student Assistance Program (SAP) beginning with the spring 2022 semester.

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Published January 18, 2022 8:35 am

CRESTON — The TRIO Talent Search (TS) program at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 220, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

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Published January 14, 2022 12:53 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting a FREE small business development workshop, titled "{re}Launch: A WE Launch Workshop," for women entrepreneurs on Thursday, Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Instructional Center, room 180.

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Published January 14, 2022 11:43 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has signed and returned to the Department Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program which provides Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

SWCC received $1,187,005 under the ARPA program.

As of December 20, 2021, SWCC has awarded and disbursed a total of $1,187,005 of emergency financial aid grants to students under ARPA.

SWCC has awarded emergency financial aid grants to 612 students under the ARPA grant.

SWCC awarded the first round of ARPA funds to students who were enrolled anytime between the date of the national emergency (March 13, 2020) through the end of the Summer 2021 term. These students received an email directing them to an online application where they could choose an amount ranging from $1,000-$5,000 to cover costs incurred due to the coronavirus. SWCC awarded all eligible students half of the amount they requested ranging from $500-$2,500. An additional award of up to $2,500 was disbursed to Pell-eligible students. The additional amount was calculated with the basis of federal Pell grant eligibility as one of the factors in an effort to prioritize grants to students with exceptional need.

SWCC awarded a second and final round of ARPA to first time freshmen students enrolled during the Fall 2021 semester. Each student was awarded $450 of ARPA funds. An additional award of up to $410 was disbursed to Pell-eligible students. The additional amount was calculated with the basis of federal Pell grant eligibility as one of the factors in an effort to prioritize grants to students with exceptional need.

Instructions, directions, and guidance was provided by the institution to students concerning the emergency financial aid grants. An email was provided to students informing them of their eligibility for the ARP emergency financial aid grant for expenses incurred anytime during the national emergency. They were informed of the option to pay off an outstanding balance, sign up for direct deposit, or receive a paper check in the mail.

This is SWCC’s final quarterly posting and it covers all remaining HEERF fund expenditures for the ARPA program Student Portion of funds. There will be no more quarterly public reporting of Student Portion funds expenditures.

 

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Published December 22, 2021 10:24 am

An indoor disc golf tournament is being held on campus Tuesday, Dec. 21, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Student Center. The event is free to enter.

Participants should meet in the upstairs of the Student Center.

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Published December 9, 2021 11:59 am

Southwestern Community College is offering two additional Vaccination Clinics on campus during the month of December. Dates, times, and locations of the clinics follow:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, Thursday, Dec. 2 (NOTE: The date has changed for this clinic.), Instructional Center, room 180, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 9, Instructional Center, room 180, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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    Published November 29, 2021 4:50 pm

Four members of Southwestern Community College's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Beta Eta Nu, volunteered at the Creston Area Food Pantry, located at 417 Wyoming Avenue in Creston, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021.

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Published November 23, 2021 11:03 am

Southwestern Community College's School for Music Vocations chamber choir will be performing a holiday concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. This will be the only "home" performance for the choir on its tour.

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Published November 18, 2021 9:32 am

The Education Foundation scholarship application for the Spring 2022 semester is open! All new and returning students for spring 2022 semester are encouraged to apply!

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Published November 4, 2021 8:35 am

On October 14-15, 2021, SWCC students Chase Miner, Phi Theta Kappa chapter president, and Thomas Esterhuyse, Phi Theta Kappa vice president of leadership, joined dozens of other Iowa honor students at the Iowa Regional Leadership Conference for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Also representing SWCC at the conference were Dan Platt, English instructor and PTK faculty advisor, and Jody Nedley-Newcomb, adjunct sociology instructor and PTK advisor emerita.

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Published October 21, 2021 3:17 pm

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at 6 p.m., the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation brought together foundation donors and student scholarship recipients for a formal dinner and program in the Student Center gymnasium.

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Published October 21, 2021 3:11 pm

SWCC Week is Oct. 25-29, 2021! The schedule has been posted. Two of the SWCC Week events do require pre-registration so take time to look at the week's events. There is a lot planned for you!

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Published October 20, 2021 4:54 pm

Southwestern Community College's criminal justice program welcomed guest speakers Alex Murphy and Nicci Gregg to class on Oct. 14, 2021, to teach students about child welfare. Murphy is a social worker 3, while Gregg is a supervisor with the Department of Human Services.

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Published October 20, 2021 8:54 am

Iowa State Senator Tom Shipley was on campus today touring SWCC's home simulation-lab, constructed for the electrical technology and carpentry and building trades programs. This lab area, located in the Agricultural Sciences Center, simulates a real home allowing students opportunities to complete hands-on tasks related to their career fields in a safe and structured environment.

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Published October 19, 2021 4:25 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has signed and returned to the Department Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used the applicable amount of funds designated under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program which provides Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.

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Published October 8, 2021 10:55 am

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an amazing organization for academics and leadership. If you got an invite to join PTK, but aren’t sure how to proceed, these upcoming meeting are great opportunities to become involved and learn more:

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Published October 7, 2021 9:55 am

The Spartan Café was recently notified they will receive the Creston Chamber of Commerce Hi-Five Recognition for October 2021!

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Published October 1, 2021 10:07 am

Did you know SWCC has more than 20 career-related programs? 

Whether you select agriculture, automotive, carpentry, criminal justice, electrical, industrial technology, information technology, nursing, etc., CTE Day will give you a chance to explore a field and learn about related careers you could pursue. CTE Day will be held on the SWCC Creston campus on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Published September 27, 2021 10:34 am

SWCC employees and students have been busy throughout the college’s region participating in high school homecoming parades! Watch for SWCC in a parade near you!

The parade line-up for fall 2021 follows:

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Published September 23, 2021 8:45 am