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…

Wear orange, #love better

Wednesdays traditionally mean wearing green Saints Pride swag on campus, and often free popcorn from the friendly folks in admissions as a reward. This week is a bit different, as the Liberal Area Rape Crisis/Domestic Violence Service encourages students and team members to wear orange. It’s all part of the on-campus work provided by Maria…

Homecoming festivities rock the Greenhouse

School spirit took over the Greenhouse on Saturday night. It was Homecoming at Seward County Community College. Fans filled the seats and the bleachers to watch the men’s and women’s basketball teams play Pratt Community Community and to see a king and queen crowned. They were also entertained by the Stanton County Pep Band, which…

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…

Time to enroll for the spring semester

If you haven’t noticed, the Spring semester at Seward County Community College is starting a little later this year. Usually at this time, the campus is bustling with students trying to navigate through the hallways and find their classes. Not this year. Spring classes — day and night — begin January 14. The doors are…

SCCC welcomes Tano Tovilla as CDO

When you ask Estanislao “Tano” Tovilla what brought him to Seward County Community College as Chief Development Officer, his answer centers on family and belonging. But the journey that led him to this community college on the High Plains started far away, in Mexico, nearly two decades ago. “I love this community, and my life here,”…

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…

College mill levy at lowest point since 2016

NOTE: This is the first in a series of five articles detailing SCCC’s investments in the community. When it adopted the 2019 Fiscal Year budget, the Seward County Community College Board of Trustees took a slight step back — and that’s a good thing. “The budget we submitted for approval was designed to keep the…

Welcome Day activities get semester started

Seward County Community College celebrated the start of the 2018-19 academic year with Welcome Day on Monday. Night classes began on Monday with day classes starting on Tuesday. Activity on campus began Saturday when students moved into the dorms, TRiO/Student Support Services held its “Jump Start” orientation for its students and business offices and the…