Resident Assistants for 2017-18

The resident assistants at Seward County Community College are stepping up as peer leaders in the Student Living Center. Say hello to our team of Student Living Center Resident Assistants for 2017-18: Andrea Wagner, Mollie Mounsey, Sarah Martin (seated), Tabor Johns (seated), Alexander Pierson, and Dane Mechali. The R.A.s assist and report to Director of…

Putting words to paper

Published poet Janice Northerns takes on Creative Writing class Creative writing students at Seward County Community College have a fresh opportunity to put words to paper in stories, poems, and more with English instructor Janice Northerns this fall. The Creative Writing evening class, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday, continues a long tradition of serious…

Great start to fall 2017 semester

Classes for the Fall 2017 semester are under way, and campus is full of positive energy. In his back-to-college letter to team members, SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska shared enthusiasm about the upcoming year. “Through changes at Seward, we are positioned for continued serious progress and momentum driven by our positive attitude and vision to…

Business Over Breakfast returns

Popular series covers the basics before 9 a.m. The everyday grind at the office will get a shot of energy as the Business & Industry Division of Seward County Community College brings back the popular morning series “Business Over Breakfast” this fall. “We had such a positive response to this series last year, we’ve brought…

Meet SCCC theater instructor Michele Van Hessen

 Classes begin August 15; fall play will feature local material  SCCC theater instructor Michele Van Hessen was born in Los Angeles, where her father, Richard, worked as a sound mixer. He was nominated for an AcademyAward for Best Sound Recording for his work on the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In the 1950s, he headed…

28 Saints Receive NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Seward County student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom, as 28 Saints and Lady Saints qualified for national academic honors for the 2016-17 school year. This was the fifth straight year that Seward saw an increase in NJCAA All-Academic winners. Three student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA and were named…

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…

Kansas law change prompts weapons policy approval at SCCC

Open carry prohibited; concealed carry legal July 1 with qualifications Seward County Community College trustees approved a final reading of the college’s updated weapons policy Monday evening, in anticipation of the state law change that takes effect this week. On July 1, 2017 Kansas law will allow legal citizens at least 21 years old the…

Trustees appoint Roy Allen as interim Director of Athletics

Seward County Community College athletics will move ahead under the leadership of a new interim director of athletics — one with a familiar face. Trustees appointed Roy Allen to the position, after discussion in executive session, at the regular May meeting Monday night. Dustin Ormiston presented the motion, with a second from Casey Mein, to…

Folkloric dance brings Cinco de Mayo color to campus

Performance adds to outdoor reception after commencement The date of the Mexican national holiday, Cinco de Mayo, never varies; the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 is listed right in the name, May 5. But the local observation of the day has changed over the years, and 2017’s…

Meet the Deans: Luke Dowell, Math, Science, and HPERD

Bringing students to the next level is his passion Math, Science, and Physical Education Dean Luke Dowell did not always see himself as a good math student. It wasn’t until Dowell entered high school that he began to think of himself as someone who could do math. “I vividly remember having both types of experiences…

Kansas Poet Laureate to read at two events on campus April 26

Poetry gets top billing at Seward County Community College Wednesday, April 26, with two events planned for the public. The SCCC Library will host Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas for its April Lunch in the Library Program at noon, and he will also read at the Seventh Annual SCCC Poetry Coffee House at 7…