Myers leaves SCCC with career of helping, advising students

For most of her life, Gayla Myers has been involved in education. From preschoolers to adults and everyone in between, she has been helping students. Myers is retiring as Seward County Community College’s TRiO/Student Support Services Director. She started at the college in 2012 as an educational specialist in the department before taking over as…

Damron leaves SCCC, achieves dream of teaching

For Gary Damron, life is about opportunities and opening doors. Change can lead to opportunities and the fulfillment of dreams. “God opens up doors sometimes circumstantially,” Damron said. The doors of opportunity opened for Damron when he headed to Liberal in 2005 to be the pastor of the Liberal Friends Church. Damron, who had lived…

Telolith unveiled at public reception

Seward County Community College’s journal of work by students in the humanities division was unveiled at a noon reception Tuesday, May 8. The newest edition of “Telolith,” featuring graphic design, photography, poetry, creative writing, and more, is hot off the press and ready to share with student authors and artists, and their fans. “We are…

SCCC library extends hours for finals

The Seward County Community College Library will be open until midnight during finals week. The Library is extending its hours from 7:45 a.m. to midnight from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 10. According to SCCC Library Director Lindsay Tuman, students have long requested extended hours at the library. “Students have asked for extended hours…

SCCC visits PVE for career fair

Members of Seward County Community College visited Prairie View Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms for a College and Career Fair on Tuesday, May 1. Prairie View students played a “Saints Jeopardy!” game, met Louie the Saint, and engaged in a bilingual Q&A session. They also quizzed music and science faculty and students about study…

Kansas Wildlife, Parks grant to fund next phase of Connections Trail

The Connections Trail at Seward County Community College will continue to expand, thanks to a $60,890 grant awarded by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The announcement in late March came at the perfect time, said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska.  “The collaborative momentum between the college and our community is inspiring, and…

Find common ground in differences

SCCC to host diversity training workshop with Blane Harding  There’s strength in diversity. That message will be the focus of a research-based workshop presented by Blane Harding of the University of Nevada March 20, at Seward County Community College. The morning workshop, set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room SU214 E/W of the Student…

SCCC welcomes new dean of students Annette Hackbarth-Onson

After one month on the job as Dean of Students at Seward County Community College, Annette Hackbarth-Onson is relishing her return to a student affairs role. The weather, she adds with a chuckle, is just a bonus. “I’m from northern Wisconsin, where the winters are … much colder,” she said. “So far, Kansas has been…

Head of independent bookstores group visits SCCC

Now that the start-of-the-semester rush is slowing down a bit, the Saints Bookstore on the SCCC campus continues to explore options to best serve students and the community. A visit from Bob Walton, the CEO of the National Association of College Stores (NACS), provided inspiration.  “It was an honor to have Bob make the trip…