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…

SCCC, Bee Jays host annual July 4 celebration

Seward County Community College’s Brent Gould Field welcomes the community to a Fourth of July extravaganza, featuring the Liberal Bee Jays and plenty of old-fashioned fun for the family.  Community groups will host a hot dog feed, bouncy houses, and more for families starting at 2 p.m. in the area immediately adjacent to the field…

Kids College enrollment open

Just when summer days grow long and parents may be hearing complaints of boredom, Seward County Community College Kids College comes to the rescue. The ever-popular Kids College is now open for registration. With a roster of more than 30 classes, Kids College 2018 offers students ages first through eighth grade an opportunity to “Explore…

SCCC partners with KU to offer intelligence, security classes

The need to adapt, diversify and mature is an old and continual challenge — and it’s even more critical in a globalizing society fraught with conflict. In order to keep up, the intelligence community has turned to its partners in education. The search led to Seward County Community College, where incoming students can now get…

Fighting fire with Saints

SCCC, Seward County Fire & Rescue offer innovative program It’s a quiet Friday afternoon without a cloud in the sky — except for a dark plume of smoke spiraling up from the north end of Liberal. Firefighters Braden Steckel and Jake Pewthers pause from the puzzle of a faulty electrical system on one of the Seward County tanker…

SCCC Phonathon raises over $30,000

The Seward County Community College Phonathon raised more than $30,000 in April, showing the dedication of students and the support of friends, alumni and community. Student athletic teams and organizations, along with academic departments, volunteered their time to raise money for the SCCC Foundation, which endows funds to students for scholarships as well the programs…

SCCC alumna takes on 166-mile run for MS

Katie Kline isn’t running for her life, even though it might look like that. The Liberal native, former LHS and WMS coach, respiratory therapist, and alumna of the SCCC Respiratory Therapy program is running for the lives of others. She calls them “MS Warriors,” people who live with the chronic disease and hope for a…

SCCC employees honored for years of service

Seward County Community College observed its annual service awards Monday, with 30 employees receiving recognition for years in education. “This is a celebration of why our work matters,” said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska. “As days and years in our work pass, we are achieving something meaningful.” Special guest, Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce director…

Myers leaves SCCC with career of helping, advising students

For most of her life, Gayla Myers has been involved in education. From preschoolers to adults and everyone in between, she has been helping students. Myers is retiring as Seward County Community College’s TRiO/Student Support Services Director. She started at the college in 2012 as an educational specialist in the department before taking over as…

Fun, sun, food and games at year-end picnic

Seward County Community College closed out its 2017-18 academic year with a picnic for faculty, staff and administrators on Monday. There was fun and frolicking and, of course, food with plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. Everyone got to unwind and relax with games such as “pitching washers” and “Jenga.” And some even got…