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…

Holiday cheer spreads across campus

While the end of a semester includes a certain level of stress, the positive side of December at Seward involves cookies, sweaters, and plenty of holiday cheer. Among the opportunities for students are cookies and cocoa to stave off those pre-exam jitters, Moonlight Finals breakfast, gingerbread-house-building, food drives, concerts, performances in the community, a Christmas…

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…

Hispanic Heritage Month reflects wider community

Multicultural Fashion Show scheduled for Oct. 14 Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Seward County Community College began Sept. 15, and will continue through Oct. 15 with a wide variety of activities designed to offer a little something for everyone. “As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the month is an important one for us because it provides…

Chavez exhibit opens Hispanic Heritage Month at SCCC

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Seward County Community College Library and Student Services will present the exhibit “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez” beginning Monday, September 17 through October 15. Throughout his youth and into young adulthood, Chávez experienced the hardships of being a migrant farm worker and…

Welcome Day activities get semester started

Seward County Community College celebrated the start of the 2018-19 academic year with Welcome Day on Monday. Night classes began on Monday with day classes starting on Tuesday. Activity on campus began Saturday when students moved into the dorms, TRiO/Student Support Services held its “Jump Start” orientation for its students and business offices and the…

Frisbee course offers free fun

SCCC team members volunteered time, talents Bright yellow cages and takes dot the verdant heart of Seward County Community College, a quiet invitation to take a deep breath and enjoy life a bit more. The nine-station frisbee golf course is the result of a two-year project suggested by SCCC students.  Tyler Mangels, welding instructor and…

‘Novio Boy’ brings love, laughter, community to stage

Auditions set for Sept. 7 and 8 Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine — and that’s what Michele Van Hessen, theater instructor at Seward County Community College, is counting on as she looks ahead to the college’s fall play. “Novio Boy,” a bilingual, bicultural comedy by Gary Soto, tells the story of a young man’s first…

College welcomes new housing director

Jennifer Malin becomes ‘dorm mom’ to 200 Jennifer Malin once walked across the campus of Seward County Community College as a music education major. Today, she serves as Director of Student Housing, a job she started just a month before students arrive on campus. The Liberal native says the position brings her full-circle in life. …

Welcome Week activities help students settle in, connect

College success depends on more than good study habits and hard work, and Welcome Week activities at Seward County Community College address that reality. Vice President of Student Services Celeste Donovan has set up a fun and forward-thinking roster of activities to help students start the year connected and confident. “Welcome Week is more than…