Jonny Vergara of Sunflower Bank to speak at SCCC Commencement

Nearly 400 people will graduate in ceremonies at Seward County Community College, beginning the weekend of May 4, in three separate events. The weekend marks the 48th annual graduating class for the institution, and features speaker Jonny Vergara, senior branch manager at Sunflower Bank of Liberal. Vergara, a 2013 Liberal High School graduate, began college…

Poetry coffeehouse draws crowd of 100

Winners announced, Northerns honored for 10 years of service Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse event at Seward County Community College April 12. Winners in three categories received a warm reception as they read their work and collected prizes ranging from scholarship awards…

New signs will mark trail system

Through partnership with an array of entities, the SCCC Connections Trail System continues to grow. Now, new signage will mark the progress that’s been made and identify the pathways to visitors on campus. A welcome sign will soon be installed at the northernmost edge of SCCC property, where team members created an extension for pedestrians…

Weather delays campus opening Feb. 7

In response to weather conditions and limited visibility for drivers, Seward County Community College will delay opening on Thursday, Feb. 7. Classes, on-campus activities, and offices will be closed until 11 a.m. “We value the safety of our team and our students, and want them to exercise caution when deciding whether road conditions are safe…

Skyland, SCCC partner for ag career opportunities

The value of Seward County Community College’s agriculture department was evident when Skyland Grain made a donation to the college. The Johnson, Kansas-based company reached out to award SCCC $2,000 in hopes of creating a pipeline to bring future employees to its company and the agriculture industry in general. “Our main goal is to get…

No shutdown at SCCC

As you’ve probably heard, there’s a partial federal government shutdown. That means certain federal agencies have been closed because there’s no money to pay for their services. What kind of impact does it have on Seward County Community College? Minimal. The Department of Education is one of four departments still operational because of its funding…

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…