SCCC band, choir to present Winter Concert Dec. 6

The Showcase Theater at Seward County Community College will resound with the music of the holiday season at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. The annual holiday concert features the SCCC band and choir in a program featuring old favorites and fresh new music. Division chair and band director Darin Workman has noted that he looks forward…

College hosts Thanksgiving feast for public November 25

It’s a long-standing tradition at Seward County Community College to invite the community for Thanksgiving dinner, and this year is no different. Food service director and enthusiastic chef Maria Sandoval will offer a bountiful feast at no cost to the community, starting at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, though 1:30 p.m. The menu includes carved…

Community college presidents on eco-devo, innovation

Trzaska, Ruda, Nolte: ‘It’s about partnerships and local needs’ DODGE CITY, Kan. — Rural development and prosperity depend on collaboration, and locally-driven workforce education through community colleges. That was the message voiced by presidents from three community colleges in Southwest Kansas at the Rural & Independent Innovators Conference Nov. 13 and 14 at Boot Hill Casino…

Meet Hall of Saints member Martha Darnell

When Martha Darnell, received her award letter, she called the college ecause she thought it was a mistake. And that is part of what makes her such a worthy Hall of Saints inductee. In a world filled with noisy voices and the idea that more is always better, Martha graduated from SCCC in 1980 with…

Meet Hall of Saints member Kelly Kirk

Kelly Kirk is a two-time SCCC graduate. Perhaps this reflects a characteristic that’s high value in firefighters, because you want a person looking out for you who is willing to return and confirm until everything is right. When Kelly graduated from LHS in 1985, “SCCC was an obvious choice for me,” he recalled. “I had…

Meet Hall of Saints member Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano Perez

Former SCCC biology instructor and Bridges sponsor Dr. Todd Carter offers a glimpse into the story of honoree, Dr. Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano Perez. “What do you say to a high school student that comes to your college office and says ‘I want to be a part of your program so I can get a bachelor’s degree…

Meet Hall of Saints member Sheyvette Dinkens

Sheyvette Denise Dinkens is originally from Liberal, where she showed promise as an original thinker, voracious reader, and avid learner early on. One of the first recipients of the Jean Randall award, given to third-graders who show extraordinary promise, Sheyvette personifies two distinct facets of what we at SCCC hope to achieve — excellence, and…

Meet Hall of Saints member Ryan Farrar

Like many of our current Saints, Ryan Farrar finished high school — in Hugoton — with a hefty list of college credits, and spent one short year at Seward to finish his associate degree. He was an early adopter of the approach that has become more and more popular among high schoolers two decades later:…

Meet Hall of Saints member Jerri Lynn Lyddon

She is the personification of sunny, and it can be a bit tough to find that ray of brightness since Jerri Lynn retired and left campus. After she graduated from SCCC in 1993, Lyddon earned a bachelor of science in human resources from Friends University, and an M.Ed from Newman University, summa cum laude on…

Meet Hall of Saints member Tommy Williams

Tommy Williams could not attend the Hall of Saints Harvest Celebration induction ceremony, and that’s a shame, because his name came up over and over in interviews with this group of honorees. For those of us who arrived on campus too late to have the experience of working with Tommy, his retirement doesn’t make a…