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

Relaunch workshop flyer promoting an evening dedicated to identifying and overcoming your biggest mindset and business challenges.

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

Greater Regional Health (GRH) recently committed to a gift of $50,000 for the purpose of establishing an endowment through Southwestern Community College’s Education Foundation in memory of longtime college administrator and men’s basketball coach William “Bill” Taylor, who passed away in 2019.

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Published January 14, 2022 9:38 am

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., for their regular monthly board meeting.

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Published January 12, 2022 10:18 am

IN PHOTO:  Dr. Marjorie McGuire-Welch (at left), SWCC president, poses with Tom Lesan, SWCC vice president of economic development, following the college’s January all-staff in-service.

Creston, IA—Tom Lesan, Southwestern Community College (SWCC) vice president of economic development, was honored at the college’s all-staff in-service, held on Friday, Jan. 7, 2021, in the college’s Instructional Center, for achieving a milestone 40 years of service to the college.

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Published January 11, 2022 4:40 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 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.

 

Published December 22, 2021 10:24 am

Jeff Sorensen, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor; Wyatt Vasey of Winterset; Marshall Eddleman of Winterset; and Kole Vogel, SWCC automotive repair technology instructor.

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Marshall Eddleman and Wyatt Vasey, both of Winterset, placed fourth in the hands-on portion of the 2021 DMACC/IADA High School Automotive Skills Contest on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021, 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 17, 2021 3:23 pm

The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the Administration Center board room.

Dr. Tony Cass of Creston, board president, told the board Carmalee Woods, board secretary, had noted recently re-elected board members Kevin Britten of Red Oak, Jane Ernst of Greenfield, Jerry Smith of Osceola, and Zach Gunsolley of Diagonal have all completed their Oath of Office affidavits as prescribed by law.

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Published December 15, 2021 2:22 pm

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