SCCC breaks ground on Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

Crowd braves chill and wind to celebrate beginning of landmark project More than 100 community members joined Seward County Community College Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $4.2 million facility slated to open for the 2019-20 academic year. The crowd braved low temperature and a chilly wind to mark the beginning of a historic project for the…

Board approves contract for Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

$4.2 million job set to begin immediately Seward County Community College will begin construction on the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health before year’s end, following unanimous board approval of a $4.2 million contract. The SCCC Trustees meeting Monday night contained a single agenda item, that the board approve a contract with Coonrod & Associates…

Calling all heroes

EMT course sets a path for first responders, health care career candidates Whether it’s a highway accident, a fall in the home, or a fire, Emergency Medical Technicians are first on the scene to administer life-saving care. This fall, a new cohort of future EMTs will begin classes at Seward County Community College — and early…

SCCC alumna takes on 166-mile run for MS

Katie Kline isn’t running for her life, even though it might look like that. The Liberal native, former LHS and WMS coach, respiratory therapist, and alumna of the SCCC Respiratory Therapy program is running for the lives of others. She calls them “MS Warriors,” people who live with the chronic disease and hope for a…

Commencement weekend brings smiles, pride

More than 300 students participated in various graduation ceremonies at Seward County Community College over the weekend, beginning with the traditional nursing capping and pinning ceremony Friday evening. First- and second-year nursing students received their honors, and expressed appreciation to friends, family, and instructors. Commencement for students seeking associate’s degrees and certificates began at 10…

President in motion

SCCC’s Dr. Ken Trzaska: community progress starts with personal connections If you stop to visit Dr. Ken Trzaska, Seward County Community College president, the top of his desk is likely clean and bare — and he’s probably not sitting behind it. Trzaska is more likely to be traveling across campus, where he has made the student…

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,…

College will explore bridge funding for Capital Campaign

$2 million can establish flexibility with phases of construction process Seward County Community College is a step closer to starting two major projects in 2018 after trustees voted Monday night to explore bridge funding methods needed to break ground. Final concepts have been approved for the Sharp Champions Center and the Colvin Family Center for…

College names All-Kansas Academic Team members

Different Paths, Same Standard Sachie Shiba and Ryan Doll exemplify the best of SCCC Seward County Community College students Ryan Doll and Sachie Shiba could not seem more different, but they are alike in one key way: their pursuit of excellence in the classroom. The Phi Theta Kappa honor society members have been selected as…