Scholarships to be awarded at 3i show

DODGE CITY – Seward County Community College, a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and associate of arts, associate of science, general studies and applied science degrees, will be hosting a giveaway at this year’s 3i SHOW. Five lucky attendees will be going home with a scholarship to…

Trustees approve new building names

Capital Campaign projects prompt discussion, plans for next steps Seward County Community College hopes to break ground on two major projects by spring 2018, and trustees discussed how to make the goal a reality at Monday’s regular board meeting. The Sharp Champions Center, an indoor practice space for baseball, softball, and other sports, with lockerrooms, office, and club…

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…

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…

Dr. T welcomes summer, thanks team

  As we wrap up another year here at SCCC, I’ve been thinking about what word best describes our achievements over the last 10 months. “Remarkable” is certainly true, but what this team accomplished is much more than hard work, or good work, or even a lot of work. What we did is all those…

Hickman, Gunasekara honored through NISOD nomination

Instructors epitomize high standards, love of learning They traveled circuitous paths to get to the classroom, but once Seward County Community College instructors Chris Hickman and Hiran Gunasekara arrived, they knew they were where they belonged — and so do their students and fellow educators. That’s confirmed by their selection for recognition at this summer’s…

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…

2017 Graduation Ceremony

401 total graduates. 278 associate degrees. 179 certificates of completion. 1 #Saints family. The Greenhouse was packed on Saturday, May 6, 2017, as Saints walked across the stage in front of family, friends, and peers, honoring their hard work and celebrating their academic success. Congratulations class of 2017, we look forward to seeing all you…