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High school students from Southwestern Community College’s region have a unique online learning opportunity this summer! Beginning June 8, Southwestern is offering three credit courses from the pre-nursing outline; due to state funding through the Summer College Credit Program, students are eligible to complete these courses free of charge!

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Published May 22, 2020 3:56 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically for their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published May 15, 2020 3:56 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) hosted its spring 2020 induction for the Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) virtually on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.

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Published May 1, 2020 1:18 pm

April 29, 2020, CRESTON, IOWA—Congratulations to the 2020 Southwestern Community College Student Awards and Recognition recipients! These student award winners are normally announced during an awards ceremony held at Southwestern’s Creston campus during Pay it Forward (PIF) Week in late-April; however, due to the nation’s current social distancing requirements, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the college was not able to hold its annual face-to-face ceremony. Award recipients’ certificates and a ceremony program will be mailed to their home addresses on file at the college.

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Published April 29, 2020 5:19 pm

During these unprecedented times, created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwestern Community College has been working closely with its regional partners to give back when the college is able to do so.

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Published April 21, 2020 10:21 am

Creston—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met electronically for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published April 16, 2020 1:48 pm

SWCC Drama Club's final performance of "Love Letters," scheduled for 7 p.m. today in Instructional Center, room 220, has been postponed until 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, during the college's Pay It Forward (PIF) Week.

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Published March 13, 2020 1:20 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

The first action item on the agenda was consideration of the fiscal year 2021 budget. A public hearing was held and no oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted. The board approved the budget as presented.

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Published March 11, 2020 4:50 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Chase Miner of Leon and Ella Rutherford of Niantic, Illinois, were honored as members of the 2020 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and held Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

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Published March 10, 2020 4:48 pm

Students from Southwestern Community College’s (SWCC’s) agricultural department traveled to Iowa State University in Ames for the Iowa Professional Agricultural Student Organization (PAS) Spring Conference, competing and placing in various ag competitions, on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 and 6, 2020.

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Published February 25, 2020 2:50 pm

Des Moines, IA – Each February, the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) Foundation hosts more than 250 Iowa community college agriculture/agribusiness students at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. During this event, held on Feb. 12, 2020, 15 ag students each walked away with a $1,000 scholarship to their current college during the Agribusiness Career Day (ABC Day). Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Deena Snyder, of Osceola, was among the recipients. Her scholarship was sponsored by INTL FCStone. Snyder, who has a major in livestock production, is a sophomore in SWCC’s agricultural department.

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Published February 20, 2020 3:24 pm

Southwestern Community College's CTE Signing Day event, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, has been canceled.

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Published February 18, 2020 10:41 am

Feb. 12, 2020, CRESTON, Iowa—During their regular meeting last evening, the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees approved the appointment of Lindsay Stoaks of Lenox as the college’s vice president of instruction, upon the recommendation of Dr. Barb Crittenden, college president, effective Feb. 17, 2020.

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Published February 12, 2020 4:38 pm

Feb. 12, 2020, CRESTON, IOWA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus. 

The board approved two resolutions, in separate motions, to enter Industrial New Jobs Training Agreements with the following companies: ZFS Creston, LLC of Creston in the amount of $950,000 and Weaver Meats, LLC of Afton in the amount of $110,000.

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Published February 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Jackson, Mississippi—Chase Miner of Leon, Iowa, a sophomore at Southwestern Community College (SWCC), has been named a 2020 Oberndorf Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and has received a $1,000 scholarship. 

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Published February 11, 2020 2:57 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 8 a.m., for their regular monthly board meeting. 

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Published January 15, 2020 4:07 pm

Southwestern Community College’s Dr. Jeremy Fox, professional music instructor, and students from the college’s vocal jazz group First Take, attended and performed at the 2020 Jazz Education Network (JEN) annual conference Jan. 7-10, in New Orleans.

Fox and First Take held a clinic during the conference entitled, “How to dig your vocal jazz charts deeper” and First Take performed as part of the JENerations Jazz Fest. In addition, Fox took part in a new vocal music reading session led by Paris Rutherford and he joined jazz singer Dee Daniels to clinic the Long Beach City College vocal jazz group, Lyrical Workers.

Southwestern students performing with First Take include (pictured above left to right): Kasey Domer of Independence, Kaprice Maxwell of Milwaukee, Wisc., Avery Johnson of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Amanda Ross of Sun Valley, Nev., Milton Padilla of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Charisma Carson of Browndeer, Wisc.

Fox was recently named area president for the Jazz Education Network for the state of Iowa. He will be serving a three-year term in this role.

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Published January 15, 2020 1:36 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, 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 2, 2020 9:00 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Hunter Ernst of Greenfield and Aden Cosner of Lorimor placed third in the hands-on portion of the 2019 DMACC/IADA High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. This competition recognizes some of the best high school auto technicians in the state.

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Published December 19, 2019 1:55 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

The meeting began with a report from Iowa community college legislative liaisons Dave Palmer and Jerry Fitzgerald. They briefed the board regarding past and upcoming legislative sessions.

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Published December 13, 2019 2:35 pm