Regional Science Fair awards young researchers K- 12

Students earn medals, advance to state level Students from across the region set up display boards and prepared to explain their research last weekend as Seward County Community College hosted the 11th annual regional science fair on campus. Entries ranged from the quirky — like the “Musical Eating Hamster” entered by Jose Alvarado of Rolla…

Hard-working parents set the course for SCCC student

AKAT honoree Moises Alvarez aims to make the most of his parents’ sacrifices The son of Central American immigrants, Moises Alvarez grew up watching his parents work hard to build a new life and their small business, Santa Rosa Market. “They’d be there at the store till 9 or 10 at night, all the time,”…

SCCC partners with KU to offer intelligence, security classes

The need to adapt, diversify and mature is an old and continual challenge — and it’s even more critical in a globalizing society fraught with conflict. In order to keep up, the intelligence community has turned to its partners in education. The search led to Seward County Community College, where incoming students can now get…

SCCC uses dual language to key success in math

When a dual-language class is being offered, you probably think it’s basic or developmental English or English as a Second Language. And normally, you would be correct. But that wasn’t the case at Seward County Community last semester. The college decided to think outside the box and offer Beginning Algebra with a twist. It would…

SCCC research students to present at national biomedical conference

Seward County Community College science students enrolled in the Bridges program will do more than step out of the lab this semester to keep up with classes, meals, and homework. Kevin Loya, Emily Gibson, Emireth Monarrez, and Blanca delaTorre are headed to Phoenix, Ariz., to present research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority…

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…

College names All-Kansas Academic Team members

Different Paths, Same Standard Sachie Shiba and Ryan Doll exemplify the best of SCCC Seward County Community College students Ryan Doll and Sachie Shiba could not seem more different, but they are alike in one key way: their pursuit of excellence in the classroom. The Phi Theta Kappa honor society members have been selected as…