Northerns wins scholarship to Sewanee Writers Conference

SCCC English instructor earns national notice Visit Janice Northerns’ poetry website, and the first thing you’ll encounter is an image of light streaming through a drill bit and the words, “Poetry is that glimpse of shine in the ordinary.” The English instructor at Seward County Community College writes poems that document the red dust of…

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…

All Saints Day set for May 22

It’s never too soon to get ready for a successful first semester of college, and the next All Saints Day scheduled for May 22 at Seward County Community College is the perfect way to prepare. The all-day event offers a mixture of enrollment and orientation activities to incoming freshmen, starting at 8 a.m. “We were…

Galen’s Goodbye

After 37 years as head baseball coach, McSpadden retires When Galen McSpadden took over as head baseball coach at Seward County Community College in 1981, he inherited a program with a mere handful of players. The previous coach had been dismissed and plans to fill the roster had not begun. McSpadden, exiting the worlds of…

B&I provides ongoing training to region’s employers

Business & Industry at Seward County Community College provides a wide range of continuing education services to the community — but the core of its mission is reflected in the name. “We really focus on serving companies in the area, whatever they might need, in both business education, and industry training,” said B&I Director Norma Jean…

Summer hours begin May 14

Summer hours at Seward County Community College begin Monday, May 14, with campus open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and closed Fridays. The summer schedule continues through July 27. Streamlined hours were started several years ago as a way to conserve energy costs, and it worked out well, according to the executive…

Damron leaves SCCC, achieves dream of teaching

For Gary Damron, life is about opportunities and opening doors. Change can lead to opportunities and the fulfillment of dreams. “God opens up doors sometimes circumstantially,” Damron said. The doors of opportunity opened for Damron when he headed to Liberal in 2005 to be the pastor of the Liberal Friends Church. Damron, who had lived…

Enrollment for summer, fall 2018 classes open now

While many students are occupied with finishing this semester’s classes, enrollment is open for fall 2018. It is also not too late to sign up for summer classes in one of the three sessions offered. Summer classes for Session I begin May 29, with the last day to join set at May 31; Session I…

Telolith unveiled at public reception

Seward County Community College’s journal of work by students in the humanities division was unveiled at a noon reception Tuesday, May 8. The newest edition of “Telolith,” featuring graphic design, photography, poetry, creative writing, and more, is hot off the press and ready to share with student authors and artists, and their fans. “We are…