The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees held their regular board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room of the college’s Administration Center.

Tia Samo, SWCC chief financial officer, spoke about a resolution regarding the refunding of two outstanding Dorm Revenue Bonds belonging to the college. Samo said according to projections received from the college’s financial advisor, Speer Financial, the refinancing of the bonds at lower interest rates could generate a savings of approximately $650,000.

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Published November 10, 2021 2:24 pm

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) hosted the fall 2021 new member virtual induction ceremony for the Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

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Published November 9, 2021 10:11 am

Tisha Gannon

Tisha Gannon of Osceola has been named coordinator of Southwestern Community College’s Osceola Center. She replaces Sue Stearns of Woodburn, who has been the coordinator at the Osceola Center since 2013.

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Published November 8, 2021 8:27 am

As you prepare to meet with your advisor to complete your spring class schedule, be aware of some of the resources available on SWCC’s website. First, the Areas of Study page lists each program/degree offered at SWCC. On the programs page, you can find a link to the advising sheet for that program. For example, are you working toward your AA degree? Go to Areas of Study and click on Arts and Science College Transfer. From that page you will find a link to the degree sheet for the AA degree. You can print it off and mark the classes you have taken, to prepare for your meeting with your advisor.

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Published November 4, 2021 9:01 am

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The Education Foundation scholarship application for the Spring 2022 semester is open! All new and returning students for spring 2022 semester are encouraged to apply!

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Published November 4, 2021 8:35 am

Dr. Dan Platt, Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Chase Miner, and Thomas Esterhuyse

On October 14-15, 2021, SWCC students Chase Miner, Phi Theta Kappa chapter president, and Thomas Esterhuyse, Phi Theta Kappa vice president of leadership, joined dozens of other Iowa honor students at the Iowa Regional Leadership Conference for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Also representing SWCC at the conference were Dan Platt, English instructor and PTK faculty advisor, and Jody Nedley-Newcomb, adjunct sociology instructor and PTK advisor emerita.

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Published October 21, 2021 3:17 pm

Bright Scholar Recipients

On Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at 6 p.m., the Southwestern Community College Education Foundation brought together foundation donors and student scholarship recipients for a formal dinner and program in the Student Center gymnasium.

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Published October 21, 2021 3:11 pm

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SWCC Week is Oct. 25-29, 2021! The schedule has been posted. Two of the SWCC Week events do require pre-registration so take time to look at the week's events. There is a lot planned for you!

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Published October 20, 2021 4:54 pm

Guest speakers talking to criminal justice class

Southwestern Community College's criminal justice program welcomed guest speakers Alex Murphy and Nicci Gregg to class on Oct. 14, 2021, to teach students about child welfare. Murphy is a social worker 3, while Gregg is a supervisor with the Department of Human Services.

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Published October 20, 2021 8:54 am

Left to right: Senator Tom Shipley, Vice President of Instruction Lindsay Stoaks, and SWCC President Marge Welch

Iowa State Senator Tom Shipley was on campus today touring SWCC's home simulation-lab, constructed for the electrical technology and carpentry and building trades programs. This lab area, located in the Agricultural Sciences Center, simulates a real home allowing students opportunities to complete hands-on tasks related to their career fields in a safe and structured environment.

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Published October 19, 2021 4:25 pm