SCCC corrosion program wins National Science Foundation grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $295,161 to Seward County Community College for support of a project to expand its corrosion technology program. The award began June 15, 2019, and is slated to run through May 31, 2022. “We applied for this grant with the vision of making our corrosion program, which…

SkillsUSA earns awards at state competition

In its heyday during the “vo-tech” era, the SkillsUSA club from Seward County raked in the prizes and made valuable connections to business and industry partners. That tradition has been resurrected as the SCCC SkillsUSA team wraps up its second year under the leadership of instructors Scott Lickteig, drafting and design, and machine tool technology…

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…

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…

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…

Auto Body Collision Repair students set up two-month car wash

Fundraiser will send students to national convention Ready to clean out the remains of summer travel and back-to-school shopping from your car? Get the sparkle back, and contribute to a cause with the fundraiser sponsored by the Industrial Technology student club at Seward County Community College. The students will perform car wash and detailing services…

Scholarships to be awarded at 3i show

DODGE CITY – Seward County Community College, a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, associate of science, general studies and applied science degrees, will be hosting a giveaway at this year’s 3i SHOW. Five lucky attendees will be going home with a scholarship to…

College earns ‘Most Promising Place to Work 2017’ award

  Seward County Community College is in the top 10 once more, earning a spot on Diverse magazine’s “Most Promising Places to Work in Community College” list for 2017.  The award was presented to SCCC team members last weekend, at the annual conference hosted by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in…

Hickman, Gunasekara honored through NISOD nomination

Instructors epitomize high standards, love of learning They traveled circuitous paths to get to the classroom, but once Seward County Community College instructors Chris Hickman and Hiran Gunasekara arrived, they knew they were where they belonged — and so do their students and fellow educators. That’s confirmed by their selection for recognition at this summer’s…