Southwestern’s annual Transfer Day will be held on Wednesday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Instructional Center, room 180. During Transfer Day, SWCC students and advisors have opportunities to talk with transfer representatives from many four year colleges and universities all in one place. No matter where you are in the transfer planning process, Transfer Day allows you to do everything from begin searching for your transfer school, or ask those last minute questions before you transfer.

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Published February 17, 2022 3:22 pm

FEBRUARY 15, 2022, Des Moines, Iowa--Today, the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees released an Economic Impact report about Iowa’s community colleges by Emsi Burning Glass. The report shows a $5.5 billion impact to Iowa’s economy, including the support of 87,149 jobs to Iowans during the last year. The full report, along with an executive summary and fact sheets can be found here:

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Published February 15, 2022 1:28 pm

Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, February 10, 2022--Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize 20 college presidents with the Paragon President Award during PTK Catalyst 2022, the society’s annual convention in Denver, Colorado, April 7-9. Southwestern's president, Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch, is among the 20 honorees.

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Published February 10, 2022 2:31 pm

SWCC employee Ann Schlapia (at right) with the governor and lieutenant governor at the Iowa capitol

Feb. 8, 2022, was Career and Technical Education (CTE) Day at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Gov. Kim Reynolds, joined by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, signed a proclamation in the Capitol Rotunda declaring February as Career and Technical Education month.

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Published February 10, 2022 11:28 am

Feb. 9, 2022, CRESTON, IOWA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center board room.

The board set a public hearing for review and approval of the college’s fiscal year 2023 budget. The public hearing will be held on March 8, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

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Published February 9, 2022 4:42 pm

Joni Ernst with TRIO students

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst was on campus last Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, to learn more about Southwestern's TRIO programs. Southwestern houses a TRIO-Talent Search (TS) program, as well as TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS).

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Published February 8, 2022 10:54 am

Dr. Marge Welch welding

As Dr. Marge McGuire-Welch continues settling into her new role as Southwestern Community College (SWCC) president, she has taken time out of her schedule to learn first-hand what it’s like in SWCC’s classrooms. Her most recent adventure was participating as a student in the adult and continuing education department’s 32-hour MIG welding class.

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Published February 8, 2022 9:26 am

Joni Ehm

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council welcomes Joni Ehm as the new Southwest Regional STEM manager operating out of Southwestern Community College. She joins five regional manager counterparts to effectively implement STEM programming, create connections, and collaborate with community and business partners, educators and others to increase student interest and achievement in STEM education and careers.

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Published February 7, 2022 4:30 pm

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst will be on the SWCC campus this Friday, Feb. 4, in the Instructional Center, room 209, at 11 a.m. Ernst was invited to campus by SWCC’s TRIO-Talent Search (TS) program.

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Published February 3, 2022 9:04 am

Student Hub Survey for Students

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