Regional Science Fair hits record numbers

Many entrants qualify to advance to state science fair LIBERAL, KAN. (March 8, 2020) — If last weekend’s regional science fair is any indication, Southwest Kansas looks to have no shortage of science professionals in the future. A record number of more than 200 students showed up, displays and details in hand, to present science…

SCCC earns 2020-21 Military Friendly School designation

College can provide a bridge to civilian life and success LIBERAL, KS (Feb. 27, 2020) — Seward County Community College has long endeavored to serve the needs of veterans. Now, its efforts are official with the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. “This is a student population that is near and dear to my heart,” said SCCC…

Campus honor society to induct new members

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes excellences and opens doors LIBERAL, KS (Feb. 28, 2020) — Two-year colleges sometimes battle the perception that their students have settled for a less rigorous education. That’s not the case at Seward County Community College, where the spring induction ceremony for the honor society Phi Theta Kappa recognizes academic excellence. “We…

KSDE awards additional funds to SCCC students

Board of Regents rewards community college success rates Celebrating Financial Aid Awareness Month at Seward County Community College will continue with an extra bit of sweetness: extra scholarship funds, served up with some positive affirmation. SCCC Director of Financial Aid Amy Bridenstine received the unexpected news mid-month from Diane Lindeman, Director of Student Financial Assistance…

SCCC student claims ‘Miss Teen Kansas’ crown

Cyara Heredia will advance to national pageant Pageant enthusiasts in Liberal let out a whoop of triumph Jan. 20, as Seward County Community College student Cyara Heredia, Miss Liberal, was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2020 in Lawrence. Heredia will have the chance to represent Kansas in Miss USA Teen 2020 pageant later this spring….

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…