Lessons learned in Squirrel School

The neighbor dogs had barked since 9 a.m. when I stepped into the back yard to investigate. I had to squint across slabs of afternoon sun to scan the creaky elm tree that grows on the other side of the fence. Squirrel school, it appeared, was in session. A determined-looking parent squirrel coaxed two kits…

ESL Students visit Memorial Library

Next 8-week session at Colvin Adult Learning Center begins October 28 Earlier this fall, the Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Colvin Adult Learning Center held class at Liberal Memorial Library to learn about the resources provided at and through the library. Students were greeted by various library staff and warmly…

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…

SkillsUSA earns awards at state competition

In its heyday during the “vo-tech” era, the SkillsUSA club from Seward County raked in the prizes and made valuable connections to business and industry partners. That tradition has been resurrected as the SCCC SkillsUSA team wraps up its second year under the leadership of instructors Scott Lickteig, drafting and design, and machine tool technology…

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,”…

Dad’s advice led to SCCC, corrosion tech job, academic success

Ty Dixon is one of two All-Kansas Academic Team honorees When Ty Dixon graduated Rolla High School in 2017, the National Honor Society student hadn’t formed a clear plan for his future. “Farming?” he recalls. “That’s what I was thinking about. I was going to study agronomy and become a crop consultant. I was kind…

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…

SCCC alumna takes on 166-mile run for MS

Katie Kline isn’t running for her life, even though it might look like that. The Liberal native, former LHS and WMS coach, respiratory therapist, and alumna of the SCCC Respiratory Therapy program is running for the lives of others. She calls them “MS Warriors,” people who live with the chronic disease and hope for a…

June 1 deadline approaches for Cosmetology program

Students who plan to enroll in the Seward County Community College Cosmetology program in fall 2018 have a few weeks left to complete the application process, said program coordinator and instructor Sheila Scheib. “We are still accepting applications for the program, and they’re due June 1,” she said. Students who have questions about the program’s…

SCCC will livestream commencement

Nearly 300 Saints will walk the stage Saturday as part of the 47th annual commencement ceremony at Seward County Community College. For those graduates whose families are unable to attend, the college will offer a live streaming broadcast of the ceremony. “This is something we developed for the families and friends of our international athletes,…