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…

SCCC welcomes Tano Tovilla as CDO

When you ask Estanislao “Tano” Tovilla what brought him to Seward County Community College as Chief Development Officer, his answer centers on family and belonging. But the journey that led him to this community college on the High Plains started far away, in Mexico, nearly two decades ago. “I love this community, and my life here,”…

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…

SCCC trustees tour updated facilities on campus

Sound system in the Greenhouse, Mansions rehab complete The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees handled a light agenda at its monthly meeting Monday, including an update from the Kansas Board of Regents, citizen comments, approval of college strategic priorities for the 2017-18 academic year, and a tour of recently updated areas of campus….

Lessons learned and paid forward

Tammy Doll’s work at SCCC Foundation reflected her life story The mission of Seward County Community College is to enrich peoples’ lives through education. Doing so costs money, and through the SCCC Foundation, the college offers additional help to make a college education possible, no matter what a student’s circumstances. Much of that can be…

Trustees approve new building names

Capital Campaign projects prompt discussion, plans for next steps Seward County Community College hopes to break ground on two major projects by spring 2018, and trustees discussed how to make the goal a reality at Monday’s regular board meeting. The Sharp Champions Center, an indoor practice space for baseball, softball, and other sports, with lockerrooms, office, and club…