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Elevate Advanced Manufacturing has awarded a $500 scholarship to Brody Neas, a senior at Winterset High School, who will attend Southwestern Community College in Creston this fall.

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Published May 15, 2018 12:01 pm

CRESTON, Iowa—Six career and technical education students from Southwestern Community College (SWCC) in Creston will be advancing to national competition at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships, from June 25-29, 2018, in Louisville, KY, after qualifying at state competition on April 27, 2018, in Ankeny.

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Published May 7, 2018 11:01 am

The Creston Rotary announced and honored their 2018 Southwestern Community College (SWCC) scholarship recipients on Monday, April 30, 2018, 12 p.m., at a luncheon at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

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Published May 1, 2018 9:28 am

Southwestern Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society held its Spring Induction on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Allied Health and Science Center, room 900, on Southwestern’s Creston campus.

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Published April 19, 2018 11:07 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.

In personnel, the board approved early retirement requests from Steve Schmalzried, automotive repair technology instructor, and Sharon Dunfee, distance education office assistant.

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Published April 12, 2018 4:15 pm

Southwestern Community College’s welding program hosted their 2018 Welding Skills Challenge and Industry Career Fair for high school students on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in the college’s Technical Center.

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Published April 4, 2018 11:17 am

Creston, IOWA—One of the finest vocal groups in the world, The Real Group, is flying from Sweden directly to Creston to headline the inaugural SMV (School for Music Vocations) Real Group Festival on April 6 and 7, 2018, at Southwestern Community College (SWCC). This is the first festival of its kind in the United States, and The Real Group selected Creston as its home.

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Published March 29, 2018 10:22 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the Administration Center.

A public hearing was held for the college’s fiscal year 2019 budget. No oral or written objections or petitions were heard or submitted. The board approved the budget as presented.

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Published March 16, 2018 11:40 am

CRESTON, Iowa—Applicants for scholarships at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) now have more time to complete their applications for fall 2018 scholarship opportunities.

Due to issues with the online scholarship application, the deadline for Southwestern Community College’s Education Foundation Scholarships for fall 2018 semester has been extended from March 15 to March 30, 2018. The admissions department encourages all students who will be attending SWCC this fall to apply for scholarship opportunities.

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Published March 13, 2018 3:26 pm

Self-proclaimed, all-around cowgirl and motivational speaker Amberley Snyder will be sharing her inspirational story at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium. A free-will donation meal will be served prior to Snyder’s presentation, beginning at 6 p.m., in the upstairs of the SWCC Student Center.

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Published March 7, 2018 4:09 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Megan Davenport of Diagonal, Jordan Gehlhaar of Humeston, and Tom Hol of Osceola were honored as members of the 2018 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

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Published March 2, 2018 2:29 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus. 

The board set a public hearing for review and approval of the college’s fiscal year 2019 budget. The public hearing was set for March 13, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

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Published February 16, 2018 2:13 pm

Creston, IOWA—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) was recently announced as one of the top 10 Best Online Colleges in Iowa by Value Colleges, Southwestern, who came in eighth on the top 10 list, was the only community college to make the list.

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Published February 7, 2018 4:50 pm

Six Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Student Senate members attended the 30th annual Iowa Association for Community College Trustees (IACCT) Student Legislative Seminar at the state capitol in Des Moines on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

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Published January 25, 2018 10:27 am

Camblin Mechanical, Inc., of Atlantic, was recently awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence, for projects between $250,000 and $1 million, from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa for the work they completed during the renovation of Southwestern Community College’s Instructional Center, room 220.

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Published January 17, 2018 4:38 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College board of trustees met electronically on Tues., January 9, 2018, at 7:30 a.m., for their regular monthly board meeting. The meeting originated from the president’s office in the Administration Center. 

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Published January 9, 2018 3:22 pm

Mason Adams, key account manager for Alliant Energy, visited Southwestern Community College on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, to deliver a $48,634 rebate check to the college. Rebate incentives are available from Alliant for energy-efficient projects in new and existing commercial, industrial, or agricultural facilities. The college has completed a number of energy-saving projects recently, such as adding LED lighting during the 200-bay renovation project and replacing the chiller in the college’s Instructional Center.


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Published December 15, 2017 8:48 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the college’s Administration Center.

The board heard a report by Tia Samo, SWCC chief financial officer, regarding the college’s Early Retirement Policy. Samo said there are 17 employees eligible for early retirement under the policy. The policy has an April 1, 2018, application deadline for employees. Following Samo’s presentation, the board approved the proposed plan. The expiration date for this plan is June 30, 2018.

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Published December 13, 2017 4:14 pm

CRESTON — The TRIO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program at Southwestern Community College (SWCC) is hosting an ACT Boot Camp on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the college’s Instructional Center, room 180, to assist high school students in preparation for the ACT Test.

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Published December 11, 2017 1:25 pm

The academic work of Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students will be on display during Fall 2017 Poster Day, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SWCC Student Center gymnasium.

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Published November 17, 2017 4:43 pm