Lady Saints fans can ride the bus to Lubbock

Saints Fans Bus will leave at 7 a.m. Thursday to cheer the team on Seward County Community College gave its Lady Saints an enthusiastic send-off Friday as the women’s basketball team set out for Lubbock and the NJCAA National Tournament. Employees, fans, and members of the Lady Saints gathered in the Saints Bookstore to sign…

Sudanese student maintains long view

Peter Alaak walked from Sudan to Ethiopia. Now he navigates higher education. Midterms are over, and it’s time for Seward County Community College business major Peter Alaak to start studying for final exams. He’ll prepare during his off hours from a full-time job at the local packing plant, poring over the principles and terms of…

B&I can help you win this spring

From concealed carry to customer service, learn more this spring Customer Service: Valuing Others March 21 You never get a second chance to make a first impression — and nobody knows that more than SCCC Dean of Humanities Adam Borth, who gained a following from local business owners after his first presentation of “Customer Service…

Regional science fair sends students to state

Students from Southwest Kansas soaked up moment in spotlight As hosts to the Southwest Kansas Regional Science Fair for eight years running, Seward County Community College science and math instructors relish the excitement of science students ages kindergarten through high school. Luke Dowell, dean of the Math, Science and PE division at SCCC, said the…

Kansas Poet Laureate joins poetry coffeehouse

Longtime tradition brings in state personality as judge, guest Poetry will once again take center stage at Seward County Community College in April, as the humanities division hosts its seventh annual poetry contest and coffeehouse. This year features the added attraction of Kansas Poet Laureate Eric McHenry, who will serve as judge of the contest…

Spring break mixed bag on campus

Renovations, national tourney, and a little R&R make up the week Students and faculty have time off as Seward County Community College observes Spring Break March 13 through 17, but the campus is far from quiet. “Spring break is my favorite time to tackle projects,” said Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan. “Things are…

‘I chose baseball’

SCCC, McSpadden speak out about resignation After 32 years leading athletics at Seward County Community College, former athletic director and head baseball coach Galen McSpadden shouldn’t have to defend his integrity. Yet in the wake of rumors and insinuations that McSpadden was pressured into resigning in December 2016, “we would like to clarify that decision,” said…

Personnel, tuition, housing dominate trustees meeting

Board reopens AD search The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees handled a mixed agenda at the regular monthly meeting Monday, with high-profile decisions reached in executive session, and routine, end-of-year business. In an ongoing effort to fill the Athletic Director position vacated by head baseball coach Galen McSpadden in December, the board opted to…

Changes in 17-18 for Saints Basketball

Zollinger moves on after 10 years as head coach, Nee also departing Seward County Community College will see significant changes in its men’s basketball program in 2017-18, following the departure of head coach Bryan Zollinger and assistant coach Patrick Nee this week. Seward finished its men’s basketball season 9-22 in March, its worst year since…

SCCC Trustees appoint Stacy Johnson

Former police officer, transportation coordinator brings grassroots grit to table The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees met Monday in regular session, having interviewed candidates to fill the trustee spot vacated by Rick Brenneman. In a unanimous vote, trustees opted to appoint Stacy Johnson of Liberal to complete Brenneman’s term. “We had some real strong…

Saturday smiles for 5th grade students

Hard work paid off for 18 fifth-grade students from Sunflower Intermediate School, when students and their teachers spent a Saturday with members of the Seward County Community College men’s and women’s basketball teams and coaches. The Sunflower students had to earn their way to participate by answering 1,000 reading, grammar, and math questions correctly on…

College announces multi-million dollar campaign

Students First, Community Always reaches 60 percent mark Seward County Community College and Foundation leaders publicly announced the first multi-million dollar campaign in the institution’s 50-year history, with the good news that more than half of the $6 million goal has been raised for capital projects.  Thanks to the vision and generosity of alumni and…