Cafeteria scales back but keeps stranded students well-fed

Maria Sandoval is used to cooking for a crowd. On the average day as Director of Great Western Dining’s cafeteria at Seward County Community College, the trained chef prepares to feed more than 200 people.  These days, the number is down to about 30, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, state-government’s “stay at home” orders, and…

Electronic transcripts answer COVID-19 barriers to enrollment

For graduating high school seniors and community college students preparing to transfer to four-year universities, early spring is application season — and applications mean sending official transcripts of academic work. How can students complete these tasks while confined to home? Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice has the answer: electronic transcripts. “The National Student Clearinghouse announced that…

Update to All Saints Days: College is still closer than you think

Sessions in April have been cancelled, but incoming students can still get a jump start on a fresh new year NOTE: This article has been updated with new information since its original posting. LIBERAL, Kan. (March 18, 2020) — Students enrolled in their final semester of high school might feel their world is in chaos,…

Bridenstine settles in as SCCC Financial Aid Director

Connecting with students prompted career shift For more than 10 years, Amy Bridenstine has been the face behind the checks that flow from the Accounts Payable desk at Seward County Community College. These days, she has a new role: overseeing the funds that help individual students pay for college. Bridenstine took on the job of…

SCCC launches divorce support group for students

‘The grief is huge and disruptive,’ says college counselor For many young adults, college provides the first step into independence, a safe testing space for how to manage time, balance priorities, and find a purpose in life. It’s a chance to step out of the protective nest of home. But what happens when the nest…

SCCC informing students on suicide prevention

LIBERAL, Kan. – September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Seward County Community College is doing its part to inform its students about the signs and the preventative measures of someone with suicidal tendencies. Annette Hackbarth-Onson, SCCC dean of student success and enrollment, stressed the role of SCCC to educate and teach students about basic…

Enrollment open now!

    Enrollment for classes in the summer term and fall semester 2019 is now open, and Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice is “so happy and excited,” she said. “We’re introducing an improved online enrollment option, and I know our students will find it incredibly helpful,” she said. The online enrollment tool works…

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…

Get a taste of Kansas at SCCC

Did you ever wonder what is Kansas food? The answer may surprise you. Find out when Seward County Community College holds its free, “Taste of Kansas” pot-luck from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at the library in the Hobble Academic Building. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event is being held…

College welcomes new housing director

Jennifer Malin becomes ‘dorm mom’ to 200 Jennifer Malin once walked across the campus of Seward County Community College as a music education major. Today, she serves as Director of Student Housing, a job she started just a month before students arrive on campus. The Liberal native says the position brings her full-circle in life. …