High Plains journey brings McCann to Seward County

Dr. Joe McCann joins college as vice president of academics With the new academic year a week away, Dr. Joe McCann is headed to school once again — this time, as the new vice president of academic affairs at Seward County Community College. The routine is nothing new to McCann, who has immersed himself in…

Message from Dr. T

On the news of shooting deaths in El Paso, Texas, and in Ohio At the beginning of a new academic year, we typically anticipate what lies ahead — new concepts and materials to learn, new relationships to build, new accomplishments to celebrate. Instead, after a weekend of mass shootings in El Paso and Ohio, we find ourselves…

SCCC Board closes fiscal year, purchases bus, approves faculty contracts

At their last meeting for the 2018-19 fiscal year, SCCC trustees Ron Oliver, Marvin Chance, Jr., John Engel, Stacy Johnson, Casey Mein, and Dustin Ormiston attended to year-end finances and project reports, approval of next year’s contract with instructors, insurance, and construction funding. Athletes at Seward County Community College will travel in a new bus,…

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…

LACF, BCBS of Kansas provide $54,000 for healthy upgrades at SCCC

The grounds at Seward County Community College will get some upgrades this summer, thanks to a $54,000 grant from the Liberal Area Coalition for Families and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas. In all, three separate projects will contribute to SCCC’s efforts to foster a safe and healthy campus. It’s a strategic goal that aligns…

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…