Calling all heroes

EMT course sets a path for first responders, health care career candidates Whether it’s a highway accident, a fall in the home, or a fire, Emergency Medical Technicians are first on the scene to administer life-saving care. This fall, a new cohort of future EMTs will begin classes at Seward County Community College — and early…

The Greenhouse gets a facelift

New video boards and bleachers installed in SCCC gym When Saints fans enter the Greenhouse this semester, they’re going to notice a difference – a big difference. The Seward County Community College gym received a $250,000 facelift this summer with the addition of state-of-the-art video boards and new bleachers for the student section. The video…

‘Novio Boy’ brings love, laughter, community to stage

Auditions set for Sept. 7 and 8 Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine — and that’s what Michele Van Hessen, theater instructor at Seward County Community College, is counting on as she looks ahead to the college’s fall play. “Novio Boy,” a bilingual, bicultural comedy by Gary Soto, tells the story of a young man’s first…

Machine Tool Tech course open for enrollment

SCCC instructor Butch Garst: ‘You’ll always have a job’ Almost four decades since he took his first job in a machine shop, Butch Garst has never lacked for work. The Seward County Community College instructor experienced the reality firsthand this summer, filling a spot at City Machine and Welding in Amarillo, Texas. “They’re just really…

College welcomes new housing director

Jennifer Malin becomes ‘dorm mom’ to 200 Jennifer Malin once walked across the campus of Seward County Community College as a music education major. Today, she serves as Director of Student Housing, a job she started just a month before students arrive on campus. The Liberal native says the position brings her full-circle in life. …

Local businesses, organizations invited to campus fair at SCCC

Event links students, community  Seward County Community College invites local businesses and organizations to join its “Welcome Day” campus and community fair set for Monday, Aug. 20. The free event provides an opportunity to greet incoming and returning Saints who become part of the wider community during the academic year. “A lot of our students come…

Davidson steps in to assume SCCC Athletic Director role

Head baseball coach will perform double-duty for 2018-19 Seward County Community College head baseball coach Mike Davidson will assume duties as athletic director for the 2018-19 academic year. College president Dr. Ken Trzaska announced the decision on Tuesday, describing it as a choice to maintain continuity and consistency for SCCC Saints Athletics. “We have positive…

SCCC Foundation announces 24th auction theme, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Seward County Community College Foundation has already begun preparations for the 24th annual party auction to benefit student scholarships and programs at the college. This year’s auction, set for Saturday, Sept. 15, will offer guests a chance to venture into the wild, said Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, Chandler Kirkhart. “Our theme…

Welcome Week activities help students settle in, connect

College success depends on more than good study habits and hard work, and Welcome Week activities at Seward County Community College address that reality. Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan has set up a fun and forward-thinking roster of activities to help students start the year connected and confident. “Welcome Week is more than…

Dr. T’s Top 50

These books found me over the years. I refer to them regularly. They are in no particular order. My lesson is that I have come to understand how books are one of many frames of reference, and they should be respected as tools and companions on our personal journey of pursuing our noble vision. Another lesson learned: it…