SCCC breaks ground on Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

Crowd braves chill and wind to celebrate beginning of landmark project More than 100 community members joined Seward County Community College Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $4.2 million facility slated to open for the 2019-20 academic year. The crowd braved low temperature and a chilly wind to mark the beginning of a historic project for the…

Holiday cheer spreads across campus

While the end of a semester includes a certain level of stress, the positive side of December at Seward involves cookies, sweaters, and plenty of holiday cheer. Among the opportunities for students are cookies and cocoa to stave off those pre-exam jitters, Moonlight Finals breakfast, gingerbread-house-building, food drives, concerts, performances in the community, a Christmas…

Board approves contract for Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

$4.2 million job set to begin immediately Seward County Community College will begin construction on the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health before year’s end, following unanimous board approval of a $4.2 million contract. The SCCC Trustees meeting Monday night contained a single agenda item, that the board approve a contract with Coonrod & Associates…

SCCC welcomes Tano Tovilla as CDO

When you ask Estanislao “Tano” Tovilla what brought him to Seward County Community College as Chief Development Officer, his answer centers on family and belonging. But the journey that led him to this community college on the High Plains started far away, in Mexico, nearly two decades ago. “I love this community, and my life here,”…

Hispanic Heritage Month reflects wider community

Multicultural Fashion Show scheduled for Oct. 14 Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Seward County Community College began Sept. 15, and will continue through Oct. 15 with a wide variety of activities designed to offer a little something for everyone. “As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the month is an important one for us because it provides…

Kansas City Monarchs headline Lunch in the Library

Join the Seward County Community College Library for Lunch in the Library with Phil Dixon and his presentation “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown” on Wednesday, September 26 at noon. Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional…

College mill levy at lowest point since 2016

NOTE: This is the first in a series of five articles detailing SCCC’s investments in the community. When it adopted the 2019 Fiscal Year budget, the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees took a slight step back — and that’s a good thing. “The budget we submitted for approval was designed to keep the…

Chavez exhibit opens Hispanic Heritage Month at SCCC

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Seward County Community College Library and Student Services will present the exhibit “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez” beginning Monday, September 17 through October 15. Throughout his youth and into young adulthood, Chávez experienced the hardships of being a migrant farm worker and…

Cosmetology Program ranked in Top 20 in nation

Fans of the SCCC Cosmetology Salon already know we’ve got a good thing going on campus. Now, the rest of the world has weighed in to agree. The SCCC Cosmetology Program made the list of the Top 20 Cosmetology & Beauty School programs in the nation. A spokesperson for EDsmart explained, “The schools that made…