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…

One-Hour Fitness options for every schedule

College continues to encourage healthy lifestyle choices for community members With school back in session and the everyday hustle in full swing, it can be difficult to find time for physical fitness. Fortunately for residents of Liberal, there are One-Hour Workouts at SCCC. Sponsored by the office of Business & Industry, One-Hour Workouts offer a…

B&I provides ongoing training to region’s employers

Business & Industry at Seward County Community College provides a wide range of continuing education services to the community — but the core of its mission is reflected in the name. “We really focus on serving companies in the area, whatever they might need, in both business education, and industry training,” said B&I Director Norma Jean…

Find common ground in differences

SCCC to host diversity training workshop with Blane Harding  There’s strength in diversity. That message will be the focus of a research-based workshop presented by Blane Harding of the University of Nevada March 20, at Seward County Community College. The morning workshop, set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room SU214 E/W of the Student…

SCCC, Chamber offer cybersecurity workshop Oct. 11

Free event is open to the public, preregistration required In the wake of the Equifax breach, there’s no denying the fact: Technology has accelerated so quickly in recent years, ordinary people and businesses often feel uncertain how to keep up — and there’s always the worrisome thought that criminals are ahead of the game. Do…

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…

B&I, Chamber, partner for better customer service

Oct. 17 workshop features local business leader Good business demands great customer services, and a popular workshop offered by Seward County Community College and the Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce will shed fresh light on how to accomplish that goal. This year’s fall workshop features a new speaker who has made a name by providing…