SCCC Board closes fiscal year, purchases bus, approves faculty contracts

At their last meeting for the 2018-19 fiscal year, SCCC trustees Ron Oliver, Marvin Chance, Jr., John Engel, Stacy Johnson, Casey Mein, and Dustin Ormiston attended to year-end finances and project reports, approval of next year’s contract with instructors, insurance, and construction funding. Athletes at Seward County Community College will travel in a new bus,…

SCCC to host Bee Jays, July 4 celebration

Seward County Community College is proud to be part of the annual Fourth of July celebration with the Liberal Bee Jays Thursday. The community is invited to join in a July 4 extravaganza at Brent Gould Field featuring plenty of old-fashioned fun for the family and baseball with the Bee Jays. Community groups will host…

SCCC corrosion program wins National Science Foundation grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $295,161 to Seward County Community College for support of a project to expand its corrosion technology program. The award began June 15, 2019, and is slated to run through May 31, 2022. “We applied for this grant with the vision of making our corrosion program, which…

LACF, BCBS of Kansas provide $54,000 for healthy upgrades at SCCC

The grounds at Seward County Community College will get some upgrades this summer, thanks to a $54,000 grant from the Liberal Area Coalition for Families and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. In all, three separate projects will contribute to SCCC’s efforts to foster a safe and healthy campus. It’s a strategic goal that aligns…

SkillsUSA earns awards at state competition

In its heyday during the “vo-tech” era, the SkillsUSA club from Seward County raked in the prizes and made valuable connections to business and industry partners. That tradition has been resurrected as the SCCC SkillsUSA team wraps up its second year under the leadership of instructors Scott Lickteig, drafting and design, and machine tool technology…

Jonny Vergara of Sunflower Bank to speak at SCCC Commencement

Nearly 400 people will graduate in ceremonies at Seward County Community College, beginning the weekend of May 4, in three separate events. The weekend marks the 48th annual graduating class for the institution, and features speaker Jonny Vergara, senior branch manager at Sunflower Bank of Liberal. Vergara, a 2013 Liberal High School graduate, began college…

Poetry coffeehouse draws crowd of 100

Winners announced, Northerns honored for 10 years of service Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse event at Seward County Community College April 12. Winners in three categories received a warm reception as they read their work and collected prizes ranging from scholarship awards…

10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse April 12 with Rebecca Aronson

Award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson will read her work in library, and at coffee house event Folks will have two opportunities to hear award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson on April 12 at Seward County Community College. Aronson will read her poetry and answer questions from the audience at a noon-1 p.m. session in the SCCC…

Enrollment open now!

    Enrollment for classes in the summer term and fall semester 2019 is now open, and Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice is “so happy and excited,” she said. “We’re introducing an improved online enrollment option, and I know our students will find it incredibly helpful,” she said. The online enrollment tool works…

College signs contract to build Sharp Family Champions Center

Groundbreaking set for April 25 Following approval by the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees Monday night, SCCC President Dr. Ken Trzaska signed a contract Tuesday to begin construction of the Sharp Family Champions Center. Part of the “Students First, Community Always” capital campaign implemented by the SCCC Foundation, the Champions Center is the…