Hall of Saints grows at Holiday Harvest Celebration Nov. 9

College names 15 alumni for excellence, service Seward County Community College continues its celebration of 50 years serving students with a Holiday Harvest Celebration and the induction of 15 members in the Hall of Saints for alumni. The event is set for Nov. 9 (a Saturday), from 2-4 p.m. in room SW229 in the Student…

Colvin Family Center for Allied Health poised to open

As the opening date for the newly-constructed Colvin Center for Allied Health nears, naming opportunities remain available for the state-of-the-art health services education building on the main campus of Seward County Community College. “We are so grateful to all the donors who have made this possible through the SCCC Foundation’s Capital Campaign,” said college president…

College signs contract to build Sharp Family Champions Center

Groundbreaking set for April 25 Following approval by the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees Monday night, SCCC President Dr. Ken Trzaska signed a contract Tuesday to begin construction of the Sharp Family Champions Center. Part of the “Students First, Community Always” capital campaign implemented by the SCCC Foundation, the Champions Center is the…

SCCC Foundation announces 24th auction theme, ‘Welcome to the Jungle’

Seward County Community College Foundation has already begun preparations for the 24th annual party auction to benefit student scholarships and programs at the college. This year’s auction, set for Saturday, Sept. 15, will offer guests a chance to venture into the wild, said Associate Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Engagement, Chandler Kirkhart. “Our theme…

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…

College announces holiday schedule

Seward County Community College is in the home stretch as the semester winds down. As students and faculty head into a week of Final Exams, campus is alternately hectic and silent. “We see students under a lot of stress at this time of year, which is why we plan special activities to help them deal…

SCCC notes passing of founding librarian, Mary Anna Brown

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.     –Ray Bradbury The first library director of Seward County Community College, Mary Anna (Lane) Brown, died Nov. 19, in her hometown of Shawnee, Okla. Brown, who served as the Director of Libraries at SCCC when it opened in 1969, served in that…

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…

SCCC athletics hosts Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

With the recent developments in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas, the Seward County Athletic department will be hosting multiple hurricane relief events. The devastation has struck many current and former Saints and Lady Saints; therefore, all monetary, non-perishable food, or other donations will be sent directly to former Seward students and their families. The SCCC…