SCCC trustees move forward with construction projects

Board will look at finance bids in March Seward County Community College will continue to move forward with two major construction projects. At the February meeting Monday night, SCCC trustees voted 5-0 on two separate motions — to take the next step in funding with Ranson Financial, and to enter a contract with Architect One,…

SCCC wraps up LHS Sophomore Days

Seward County Community College wrapped up two days of Sophomore Days with Liberal High School students on Thursday. Over 300 students visited the college, receiving the opportunity to learn about the various career technical education programs such as agriculture, industrial tech, allied health and computer information. The students were given tours of allied health building,…

SCCC presents ‘That’s Mighty Liberal’

If you’re into modern romance and local history, come out and see the Seward County Community College Theater Department’s production of “That’s Mighty Liberal.” Performances are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 and Friday, Feb. 9, and a 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Showcase Theater on the SCCC campus. Tickets are…

SCCC welcomes new dean of students Annette Hackbarth-Onson

After one month on the job as Dean of Students at Seward County Community College, Annette Hackbarth-Onson is relishing her return to a student affairs role. The weather, she adds with a chuckle, is just a bonus. “I’m from northern Wisconsin, where the winters are … much colder,” she said. “So far, Kansas has been…

SCCC inducts newest PTK members

  The Seward County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducted15 new members on Sunday, February 4. Rosa Strydom, Elizabeth Heathman, Courtney Eagan, Moises Alvarez, Blanca DeLaTorre, Huy Cam, Joel Berumen, Abby Lovato, Rogelio Pando, Obadiah Barnett, Jordan Cordrey, Cindy Lucero, Sheney Redmond, Javier Avitia and Valeria Corrales are the newest members of PTK,…

SCCC to induct 15 into PTK

The Seward County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa will host its spring induction ceremony on Sunday, February 4 at 2 pm upstairs in the Student Union on the SCCC Campus. The event is open and free to the public. Fifteen SCCC students will be inducted into the international honor society for community colleges….

Area high schools attend SCCC’s Career Day

SCCC held its Career Day for area high schools on Wednesday, January 31. Students met with faculty from all five divisions — Allied Health, Industrial Technology, Agriculture, Business & Personal Services, Humanities and Social Sciences and Science, Math, and PE. Eleven area schools from three states — Oklahoma, Colorado and of course, Kansas — were…

Head of independent bookstores group visits SCCC

Now that the start-of-the-semester rush is slowing down a bit, the Saints Bookstore on the SCCC campus continues to explore options to best serve students and the community. A visit from Bob Walton, the CEO of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), provided inspiration.  “It was an honor to have Bob make the trip…

Career Day gives students a glimpse of work, life pathways

Area high school students can get a closer look at life and work when Seward County Community College hosts the first of its annual Career Days from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Part campus visit, part career counseling, the event offers high schoolers a peek at the future they can build through programs at the…

Job Fair brings employers, area job seekers together

Once again, Seward County Community College Business & Industry, Allied Health division, and the Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to give area residents a chance to “job shop” at the Southwest Kansas Regional Job Fair. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Seward County Fairgrounds Ag Building…

SCCC crowns homecoming royalty

Seward County Community College Student Activities wrapped up a busy week of special events and programs as the 2018 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned in the Greenhouse Saturday night.  King Emanuel Serrano and Queen Nathiellen Machado received the most votes from their fellow Saints during the week-long election process. They represented Student Government Association…

College admins share SB155 success stories

Seward County Community College administrators and members of the Board of Trustees headed to Topeka to meet with legislators and discuss the importance of SB 155, at the annual Higher Education Day hosted at the state capitol. Dr. Ken Trzaska, Dr. Todd Carter, Celeste Donovan, Travis Combs, Annette Hackbarth-Onson and J.J. Widener, along with trustees…