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…

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…

Malin marimba finds home at SCCC/ATS

The rosewood marimba, with its gleaming brass pipes, came to southwest Kansas 70 years ago on the train from Chicago, and stopped in Kismet. That’s where Beverly Malin’s father purchased it for his daughter. “My daddy bought it for me when I was just a freshman,” she recalled, “and I’ve been hauling it around ever…