The 2022 SWCC Pay it Forward (PIF) Week schedule has been announced! 

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Published March 11, 2022 8:51 am

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at 5:30 p.m.

The first action item on the agenda was consideration of the fiscal year 2023 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 10, 2022 11:42 am

Dr. Dan Platt, Wiley Ray, and Jody Nedley-Newcomb

During the Iowa Regional Leadership Conference for Phi Theta Kappa, Feb. 24-25, 2022, in Ankeny, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) student Wiley Ray of Orient and faculty members Joe Pastorino and Dr. Dan Platt, both advisors for SWCC's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, joined dozens of other Iowa honor students and faculty advisors for two days of education and celebration.

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Published March 10, 2022 10:46 am

Representative Cecil Dolecheck of Mount Ayr; Cait Maitlen, SWCC Student Senate sponsor; Kylie Shackelford, SWCC student; Cody Winkler, SWCC student; Brenna Bruns (seated), SWCC student; Wiley Ray, SWCC student; Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch, SWCC president; Shawn Oaks, SWCC industrial technology instructor; and Lane O’Brien, SWCC student.

Southwestern students and employees were at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on Thursday, March 3, 2022, to celebrate Community College Day on the Hill and the Student Legislative Seminar.

During Community College Day on the Hill, Shawn Oaks, Southwestern industrial technology instructor, and Lane O'Brien of Corydon, industrial technology student, spoke with legislators and capitol visitors about SWCC's industrial technology program and the benefits of earning a college degree in industrial technology.

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Published March 9, 2022 11:44 am

Kaci Abildtrup of Creston, All-Iowa Academic Team honoree; Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch, SWCC president; and Thomas Esterhuyse of Western Cape, South Africa.

Two Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students, Kaci Abildtrup of Creston, and Thomas Esterhuyse of Western Cape, South Africa, were honored as members of the 2022 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and held Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 6 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

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Published March 4, 2022 2:54 pm

Ag Open House graphic with photo of renovated ag building

Come celebrate National Agriculture Week with the Southwestern Community College Agriculture Department! The festivities will include an Open House & National Agriculture Week Celebration at the Agricultural Sciences Center, located at the SWCC Ag Site (north of SWCC’s campus on Green Valley Road), on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. As part of the day, the Creston Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. to celebrate the expansion of the ag facility. Although construction of the facility was completed in 2020, due to COVID-19, an open house has not yet been held.

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Published February 25, 2022 11:11 am

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) has a variety of scholarship opportunities available to new and returning students for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Published February 24, 2022 4:55 pm

SWCC students at the food pantry

Phi Theta Kappa members Thomas Esterhuyse of Western Cape, Paarl, South Africa, chapter vice president; Robin Persson of Lagan, Ljungby, Sweden; and Marco Guimaraes of Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa, assisted members of Salem Lutheran Church, on Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Creston Area Food Pantry to serve local families and individuals in need of food assistance.

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Published February 24, 2022 4:52 pm

Students participating in the 2019 welding skills challenge competition

High school students are invited to compete in a welding competition and explore post-secondary and career opportunities in the welding field.

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Southwestern Community College, Technical Center, welding lab
1501 W. Townline St., Creston, IA  50801


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Published February 23, 2022 9:59 am

Looking at the calendar, Feb. 17, 2022, is earmarked Random Act of Kindness Day, but a group of five Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students didn’t wait for the holiday, performing an unbelievable and unprompted act of kindness one day ahead, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, for a SWCC worker they see every day when they head to SWCC’s on-campus cafeteria, The Spartan Café.

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Published February 18, 2022 3:57 pm