SCCC informing students on suicide prevention

LIBERAL, Kan. – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Seward County Community College is doing its part to inform its students about the signs and the preventative measures of someone with suicidal tendencies. Annette Hackbarth-Onson, SCCC dean of student success and enrollment, stressed the role of SCCC to educate and teach students about basic…

Health and Wellness a priority for SCCC with LACF grant

LIBERAL, Kan. – The path of health and wellness is making its way through the heart of Seward County Community College. Through a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the Liberal Area Coalition for Families is working with the college to promote the importance of good health and well-being through the campus…

Cast set for SCCC production of ‘Steel Magnolias’

LIBERAL, Kan. – The cast is set for the fall performance of “Steel Magnolias.” Director Michele Van Hessen, SCCC communications and theater instructor, has chosen the actresses for the play. The cast includes Jessica Malin (Clairee Belcher), Krystal Heib (Shelby Eatenton), Sarah Thompson (Truvy Jones), Alaina Rice (Ouiser Boudreaux), Jennifer Malin (M’Lynn Eatenton) and  Aspen…

SCCC receives Equity Bank donation for Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

LIBERAL, Kan. – Community businesses continue to show their support for Seward County Community College. Equity Bank donated $100,000 to Seward County Community College for the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health. The funds will be used to buy equipment and furniture. “Seward County Community College is a very important part of the Liberal and…

No more hoops: Dr. T to step back from basketball

Following a unique “double triple” during a game of pick-up basketball in late August, Dr. Kenneth Trzaska has announced he will not be returning to the game. His decision came after a triple break to his left foot — the second major injury in two years. “Much as I love sports and relish competition, breaking…

High Plains journey brings McCann to Seward County

Dr. Joe McCann joins college as vice president of academics With the new academic year a week away, Dr. Joe McCann is headed to school once again — this time, as the new vice president of academic affairs at Seward County Community College. The routine is nothing new to McCann, who has immersed himself in…

Message from Dr. T

On the news of shooting deaths in El Paso, Texas, and in Ohio At the beginning of a new academic year, we typically anticipate what lies ahead — new concepts and materials to learn, new relationships to build, new accomplishments to celebrate. Instead, after a weekend of mass shootings in El Paso and Ohio, we find ourselves…

SCCC Board closes fiscal year, purchases bus, approves faculty contracts

At their last meeting for the 2018-19 fiscal year, SCCC trustees Ron Oliver, Marvin Chance, Jr., John Engel, Stacy Johnson, Casey Mein, and Dustin Ormiston attended to year-end finances and project reports, approval of next year’s contract with instructors, insurance, and construction funding. Athletes at Seward County Community College will travel in a new bus,…

SCCC to host Bee Jays, July 4 celebration

Seward County Community College is proud to be part of the annual Fourth of July celebration with the Liberal Bee Jays Thursday. The community is invited to join in a July 4 extravaganza at Brent Gould Field featuring plenty of old-fashioned fun for the family and baseball with the Bee Jays. Community groups will host…