The Greenhouse gets a facelift

New video boards and bleachers installed in SCCC gym When Saints fans enter the Greenhouse this semester, they’re going to notice a difference – a big difference. The Seward County Community College gym received a $250,000 facelift this summer with the addition of state-of-the-art video boards and new bleachers for the student section. The video…

Machine Tool Tech course open for enrollment

SCCC instructor Butch Garst: ‘You’ll always have a job’ Almost four decades since he took his first job in a machine shop, Butch Garst has never lacked for work. The Seward County Community College instructor experienced the reality firsthand this summer, filling a spot at City Machine and Welding in Amarillo, Texas. “They’re just really…

Local businesses, organizations invited to campus fair at SCCC

Event links students, community  Seward County Community College invites local businesses and organizations to join its “Welcome Day” campus and community fair set for Monday, Aug. 20. The free event provides an opportunity to greet incoming and returning Saints who become part of the wider community during the academic year. “A lot of our students come…

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…