SCCC partners with KU to offer intelligence, security classes

The need to adapt, diversify and mature is an old and continual challenge — and it’s even more critical in a globalizing society fraught with conflict. In order to keep up, the intelligence community has turned to its partners in education. The search led to Seward County Community College, where incoming students can now get…

Fighting fire with Saints

SCCC, Seward County Fire & Rescue offer innovative program It’s a quiet Friday afternoon without a cloud in the sky — except for a dark plume of smoke spiraling up from the north end of Liberal. Firefighters Braden Steckel and Jake Pewthers pause from the puzzle of a faulty electrical system on one of the Seward County tanker…

SCCC Phonathon raises over $30,000

The Seward County Community College Phonathon raised more than $30,000 in April, showing the dedication of students and the support of friends, alumni and community. Student athletic teams and organizations, along with academic departments, volunteered their time to raise money for the SCCC Foundation, which endows funds to students for scholarships as well the programs…

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…

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…

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…

All Saints Day set for May 22

It’s never too soon to get ready for a successful first semester of college, and the next All Saints Day scheduled for May 22 at Seward County Community College is the perfect way to prepare. The all-day event offers a mixture of enrollment and orientation activities to incoming freshmen, starting at 8 a.m. “We were…

Summer hours begin May 14

Summer hours at Seward County Community College begin Monday, May 14, with campus open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and closed Fridays. The summer schedule continues through July 27. Streamlined hours were started several years ago as a way to conserve energy costs, and it worked out well, according to the executive…

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…

Enrollment for summer, fall 2018 classes open now

While many students are occupied with finishing this semester’s classes, enrollment is open for fall 2018. It is also not too late to sign up for summer classes in one of the three sessions offered. Summer classes for Session I begin May 29, with the last day to join set at May 31; Session I…

Northerns wins scholarship to Sewanee Writers Conference

SCCC English instructor earns national notice Visit Janice Northerns’ poetry website, and the first thing you’ll encounter is an image of light streaming through a drill bit and the words, “Poetry is that glimpse of shine in the ordinary.” The English instructor at Seward County Community College writes poems that document the red dust of…