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…

SCCC corrosion program wins National Science Foundation grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $295,161 to Seward County Community College for support of a project to expand its corrosion technology program. The award began June 15, 2019, and is slated to run through May 31, 2022. “We applied for this grant with the vision of making our corrosion program, which…

LACF, BCBS of Kansas provide $54,000 for healthy upgrades at SCCC

The grounds at Seward County Community College will get some upgrades this summer, thanks to a $54,000 grant from the Liberal Area Coalition for Families and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. In all, three separate projects will contribute to SCCC’s efforts to foster a safe and healthy campus. It’s a strategic goal that aligns…

SkillsUSA earns awards at state competition

In its heyday during the “vo-tech” era, the SkillsUSA club from Seward County raked in the prizes and made valuable connections to business and industry partners. That tradition has been resurrected as the SCCC SkillsUSA team wraps up its second year under the leadership of instructors Scott Lickteig, drafting and design, and machine tool technology…

Jonny Vergara of Sunflower Bank to speak at SCCC Commencement

Nearly 400 people will graduate in ceremonies at Seward County Community College, beginning the weekend of May 4, in three separate events. The weekend marks the 48th annual graduating class for the institution, and features speaker Jonny Vergara, senior branch manager at Sunflower Bank of Liberal. Vergara, a 2013 Liberal High School graduate, began college…

Poetry coffeehouse draws crowd of 100

Winners announced, Northerns honored for 10 years of service Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse event at Seward County Community College April 12. Winners in three categories received a warm reception as they read their work and collected prizes ranging from scholarship awards…