Guenther fulfilling nursing dream at SCCC

For nearly a decade, it’s been Tina Guenther’s ambition to become a nurse. At Seward County Community College, the All-Kansas Academic Team honoree is making her dream come true. The first-year nursing student wasn’t always sure about her career path, but when it finally became clear to her, she knew what road she was going…

Kansas Wildlife, Parks grant to fund next phase of Connections Trail

The Connections Trail at Seward County Community College will continue to expand, thanks to a $60,890 grant awarded by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The announcement in late March came at the perfect time, said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska.  “The collaborative momentum between the college and our community is inspiring, and…

SCCC presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

For 50 years the musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” has brought to life Charles M. Schulz’s comic series about Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus and Snoopy.  In the SCCC production opening Friday, audiences of all ages will learn that “Happiness is” a simple joy, said director and SCCC drama instructor, Michele Van…

Serrano leaves SCCC with passion, drive, fond memories

He’s everywhere. Whether it’s giving a tour to future Saints or hanging out with friends or sitting by the bench on the sidelines or studying for an exam – there’s Manny on the SCCC campus. All-Kansas Academic Team honoree and SCCC sophomore Emanuel Serrano will soon wrap up a remarkable two years. Serrano says he…

President in motion

SCCC’s Dr. Ken Trzaska: community progress starts with personal connections If you stop to visit Dr. Ken Trzaska, Seward County Community College president, the top of his desk is likely clean and bare — and he’s probably not sitting behind it. Trzaska is more likely to be traveling across campus, where he has made the student…

Auction raises funds for Block & Bridle club

The Seward County Community College Block & Bridle Club raised over $2,000 at its annual auction. The 2018 SCCC Block & Bridle Pig & Goat Sale was held at the SCCC Ag Building on Friday, March 30. The club received $2,156 from commission and entry fees, almost doubling its amount from last year.  

SCCC announce Spring Break hours

Business offices, Wellness Center, library remain open  Seward County Community College will observe Spring Break from Monday, March 12, to Friday, March 16. Classes will not meet during the week, although campus offices will maintain normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  Patrons of the SCCC Wellness Center can continue their fitness activities,…

Find common ground in differences

SCCC to host diversity training workshop with Blane Harding  There’s strength in diversity. That message will be the focus of a research-based workshop presented by Blane Harding of the University of Nevada March 20, at Seward County Community College. The morning workshop, set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room SU214 E/W of the Student…

SW Kansas Science and Engineering Fair Sends 90 to State

Sixty-two projects and 90 students will be representing Southwest Kansas at the Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair in April. The projects were judged at the 10th annual Southwest Kansas Science and Engineering Fair at Seward County Community College on Saturday. The one-day event, which covers 17 counties in Southwest Kansas, featured 83 science and…

SCCC trustees move forward with construction projects

Board will look at finance bids in March Seward County Community College will continue to move forward with two major construction projects. At the February meeting Monday night, SCCC trustees voted 5-0 on two separate motions — to take the next step in funding with Ranson Financial, and to enter a contract with Architect One,…

SCCC wraps up LHS Sophomore Days

Seward County Community College wrapped up two days of Sophomore Days with Liberal High School students on Thursday. Over 300 students visited the college, receiving the opportunity to learn about the various career technical education programs such as agriculture, industrial tech, allied health and computer information. The students were given tours of allied health building,…