Nile Cornelison, Jeff Magneson, Jeff Sorensen, and Sergio Sandoval.

April 22, 2021, CRESTON, Iowa—Southwestern Community College (SWCC) auto collision repair/refinish student Sergio Sandoval of Osceola was honored as a SWCC Tech Achiever during a ceremony held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the college’s automotive department. The presentation happened during SWCC’s Pay it Forward Week, an annual event on campus that promotes kindness and giving.

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Published April 22, 2021 4:19 pm

Spring 2021 inductees, advisors, and officers

Southwestern Community College’s Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) held its Spring 2021 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in the Student Center gymnasium.

During the ceremony, 2020-21 officers were honored for their service and 2021-22 officers were inducted into their officer positions. Outgoing chapter officers included Jill Wallace of Greenfield, president; Tessa Powers of Creston, vice president; and alternative officers-VPs Riley Beard of Diagonal, Eric Desbois of Brooklin, Ontario, Canada, and Matt Rinehart of Creston. Incoming officers for the 2021-22 year include Chase Miner of Leon, president; Heylee Shields of Creston, vice president of fellowship; Thomas Esterhuyse of Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa, vice president of leadership; and Liberty Armstrong of Creston, vice president of service.

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Published April 22, 2021 1:25 pm

Creston— The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met by phone for their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was held electronically due to social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lindsay Stoaks, SWCC vice president of instruction, presented to the board regarding the addition of an early childhood education certificate. Stoaks said as a part of the early childhood education (ECE) curriculum, students will have opportunities to learn foundational skills in the ECE field while fulfilling many of the requirements associated with obtaining the Child Development Associate (CDA), which is a nationally-recognized credential earned by those working in the early childhood care and education field. The stand-alone certificate program will require completion of 13 credits. All of the coursework will be delivered online. In a memo to the board, Stoaks said SWCC has offered ECE coursework, through its partnership with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, since 2008. Following Stoaks presentation, the board unanimously approved the addition of the early childhood education certificate program.

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Published April 14, 2021 4:54 pm

Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president; Tessa Powers of Creston, All-Iowa Academic Team honoree; Jill Wallace of Greenfield, All-Iowa Academic Team honoree; and Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Tessa Powers of Creston and Jill Wallace of Greenfield were honored as members of the 2021 All-Iowa Academic Team during a virtual recognition ceremony sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society in March.

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Published April 12, 2021 9:16 am

The SWCC Shoppe is now taking book reservations for the summer 2021 terms and the fall 2021 semester classes. Please head to the SWCC Shoppe Textbook Order Form if you would like to place your book reservations online.

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Published April 8, 2021 10:10 am

Pay it Forward (PIF) Week at SWCC is next week, April 12-16, 2021! Are you ready to pay it forward? You will find a number of group activities, as well as ways you can PIF individually on the 2021 PIF Activities page. The Red Oak Center PIF Week schedule is available there as well.

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Published April 7, 2021 4:53 pm

In an email to Southwestern students and employees on Monday, April 5, SWCC Dean Kim Bishop announced a COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be offered on campus on Thursday, April 8. The content of the email follows:

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Published April 5, 2021 2:56 pm

Fall 2021 time to register for classes graphic

Registration is now open for the fall 2021 semester! Returning students are encouraged to register for classes with their academic advisors at their earliest convenience to make sure they get the classes they need. 

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Published April 1, 2021 8:31 am

Pay it Forward (PIF) week is coming April 12-16, 2021! During PIF Week, SWCC students, faculty, and staff get involved by encouraging positive behaviors and service to the community.  The hope is that these efforts will ripple and spread community-wide in Creston, Osceola, and Red Oak.

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Published April 1, 2021 8:16 am

SWCC grad with decorated hat including Spartan logo

We are proud of our Spartan alumni! They are doing great things in Iowa and around the world. The Spartan Spotlight will help us feature some of our grads and tell you more about their career paths.

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Published March 19, 2021 9:36 am