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,”…

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. …

Davidson steps in to assume SCCC Athletic Director role

Head baseball coach will perform double-duty for 2018-19 Seward County Community College head baseball coach Mike Davidson will assume duties as athletic director for the 2018-19 academic year. College president Dr. Ken Trzaska announced the decision on Tuesday, describing it as a choice to maintain continuity and consistency for SCCC Saints Athletics. “We have positive…

Fun, sun, food and games at year-end picnic

Seward County Community College closed out its 2017-18 academic year with a picnic for faculty, staff and administrators on Monday. There was fun and frolicking and, of course, food with plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs and chips. Everyone got to unwind and relax with games such as “pitching washers” and “Jenga.” And some even got…

2018 Movers: Q&A with Josh Revord

  Joshua Revord is heading up the Digital Transformation Mover Group. The goal of this group, with help from the entire SCCC team, is to Develop electronic forms for online access for future students, serve & track current students, and empower team members,  and become mobile-friendly, wireless, & secure.  The group goals connect to four of…

Meet the Deans: Mariah Cline, Student Services

Out of the bubble, into students’ lives Cline keeps learning as Dean of Student Services at SCCC   Seward County Dean of Student Services Mariah Cline did not intend to go into education — or counseling — or student services in any way, shape, or form. She saw and heard all about those pursuits growing…

College earns ‘Most Promising Place to Work 2017’ award

  Seward County Community College is in the top 10 once more, earning a spot on Diverse magazine’s “Most Promising Places to Work in Community College” list for 2017.  The award was presented to SCCC team members last weekend, at the annual conference hosted by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in…

As powwows go, it was strong

Bill McGlothing retires after two decades of teaching  Adobe walls, with their rounded surfaces and muted hues, might be soft on the eye, at ease on the land. Yet their gentle appearance hides hard edges and heavy weight. The force they carry is formidable. That force edged a young man who loved literature into the…

SCCC/ATS listed among ‘Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges’

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has landed a spot on the list of the “Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges 2015,” from The Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE). The study was conducted as part of a partnership with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and NISOD, a membership organization committed to promoting…