Dr. T welcomes summer, thanks team

  As we wrap up another year here at SCCC, I’ve been thinking about what word best describes our achievements over the last 10 months. “Remarkable” is certainly true, but what this team accomplished is much more than hard work, or good work, or even a lot of work. What we did is all those…

Hickman, Gunasekara honored through NISOD nomination

Instructors epitomize high standards, love of learning They traveled circuitous paths to get to the classroom, but once Seward County Community College instructors Chris Hickman and Hiran Gunasekara arrived, they knew they were where they belonged — and so do their students and fellow educators. That’s confirmed by their selection for recognition at this summer’s…

As powwows go, it was strong

Bill McGlothing retires after two decades of teaching  Adobe walls, with their rounded surfaces and muted hues, might be soft on the eye, at ease on the land. Yet their gentle appearance hides hard edges and heavy weight. The force they carry is formidable. That force edged a young man who loved literature into the…

2017 Graduation Ceremony

401 total graduates. 278 associate degrees. 179 certificates of completion. 1 #Saints family. The Greenhouse was packed on Saturday, May 6, 2017, as Saints walked across the stage in front of family, friends, and peers, honoring their hard work and celebrating their academic success. Congratulations class of 2017, we look forward to seeing all you…

Trustees appoint Roy Allen as interim Director of Athletics

Seward County Community College athletics will move ahead under the leadership of a new interim director of athletics — one with a familiar face. Trustees appointed Roy Allen to the position, after discussion in executive session, at the regular May meeting Monday night. Dustin Ormiston presented the motion, with a second from Casey Mein, to…

Folkloric dance brings Cinco de Mayo color to campus

Performance adds to outdoor reception after commencement The date of the Mexican national holiday, Cinco de Mayo, never varies; the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 is listed right in the name, May 5. But the local observation of the day has changed over the years, and 2017’s…

Meet the Deans: Luke Dowell, Math, Science, and HPERD

Bringing students to the next level is his passion Math, Science, and Physical Education Dean Luke Dowell did not always see himself as a good math student. It wasn’t until Dowell entered high school that he began to think of himself as someone who could do math. “I vividly remember having both types of experiences…

Kansas Poet Laureate to read at two events on campus April 26

Poetry gets top billing at Seward County Community College Wednesday, April 26, with two events planned for the public. The SCCC Library will host Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas for its April Lunch in the Library Program at noon, and he will also read at the Seventh Annual SCCC Poetry Coffee House at 7…

Familiar face returns as Saints men’s basketball coach

Jason Sautter steps in to lead MBB program A familiar face to Saints fans will return to the bench in 2017-2018 as former Seward assistant Jason Sautter will lead the Men’s Basketball program next season as its head coach. Sautter spent two seasons with the Saints in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, helping lead Seward to a…

Saints welcome new assistant VB coach

Seward County Head Volleyball Coach Thais Baziquetto-Allen announced on Tuesday that former Missouri State assistant Garrett Case will be joining her on the bench for the 2017 as the Lady Saints new assistant coach. At the collegiate level, Case was most recently at Missouri State University as a volunteer assistant in 2016 after serving as…

Graduation weekend schedule announced

Busy weekend at SCCC includes Kansas GED graduation, Capping & Pinning for nursing program, 46th Annual SCCC Commencement Nearly 400 people will graduate in ceremonies at Seward County Community College the weekend of May 6, in three separate events. The weekend marks the 46th annual graduating class for the institution, and features speaker Will Ponder,…

Commitment to community

Colvin family gives $1 million start to SCCC Allied Health Center The father of four sons, Navy veteran of the Korean War, an oil patch hand, and self-made businessman, William “Bill” Colvin knew how to apply sweat equity to big dreams.  But when he was ready to retreat from the pressures of the world, Colvin…