First 10 members inducted to Hall of Saints

College will name cohort of 50 total alumni during 2019-20 LIBERAL, Ks. — Seward County Community College celebrates 50 years serving students throughout this academic year, 2019-20, and the kickoff weekend included induction of the first 10 members of the SCCC Hall of Saints. “For the past three years, we have focused on Moving Seward…

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…

Regional Science Fair awards young researchers K- 12

Students earn medals, advance to state level Students from across the region set up display boards and prepared to explain their research last weekend as Seward County Community College hosted the 11th annual regional science fair on campus. Entries ranged from the quirky — like the “Musical Eating Hamster” entered by Jose Alvarado of Rolla…

Dad’s advice led to SCCC, corrosion tech job, academic success

Ty Dixon is one of two All-Kansas Academic Team honorees When Ty Dixon graduated Rolla High School in 2017, the National Honor Society student hadn’t formed a clear plan for his future. “Farming?” he recalls. “That’s what I was thinking about. I was going to study agronomy and become a crop consultant. I was kind…

Cosmetology Program ranked in Top 20 in nation

Fans of the SCCC Cosmetology Salon already know we’ve got a good thing going on campus. Now, the rest of the world has weighed in to agree. The SCCC Cosmetology Program made the list of the Top 20 Cosmetology & Beauty School programs in the nation. A spokesperson for EDsmart explained, “The schools that made…

SCCC employees honored for years of service

Seward County Community College observed its annual service awards Monday, with 30 employees receiving recognition for years in education. “This is a celebration of why our work matters,” said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska. “As days and years in our work pass, we are achieving something meaningful.” Special guest, Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce director…

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…

SCCC research students to present at national biomedical conference

Seward County Community College science students enrolled in the Bridges program will do more than step out of the lab this semester to keep up with classes, meals, and homework. Kevin Loya, Emily Gibson, Emireth Monarrez, and Blanca delaTorre are headed to Phoenix, Ariz., to present research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority…

SCCC Corrosion class/lab named in honor of R.M. ‘Bob’ Speck

R.M. (Bob) Speck did not set out out with the goal of being a beloved teacher and mentor to thousands of students. Yet this nearly 80-year-old self-taught electrical engineer, inventor, and business owner has also educated corrosion technicians all across the country. At Seward County Community College campus Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 industry professionals…

Patriot Day at SCCC honors first responders

As part of Patriot Day observations at Seward County Community College, the campus veteran’s group sponsored a free hamburger cookout for students, team members, and first responders from Liberal and the surrounding area. Liberal Mayor Joe Denoyer spoke at the gathering, and was presented with a fireman’s hardhat, naming him honorary lieutenant for the Baker, Tyone, and…