SCCC uses dual language to key success in math

When a dual-language class is being offered, you probably think it’s basic or developmental English or English as a Second Language. And normally, you would be correct. But that wasn’t the case at Seward County Community last semester. The college decided to think outside the box and offer Beginning Algebra with a twist. It would…

SCCC celebrates CDL graduates

Seward County Community College celebrated its graduating class from its Commercial Driver’s License program with a lunch ceremony on Wednesday. Jose Pando, Oscar Chavez, Elias King, Brandon Smith and Jesus Morales took the six-week course starting in October and each received a commercial driver’s license certificate. According to Michael McCarthy, lead instructor of the CDL…

‘Hour of Code’ comes to SCCC

To celebrate the importance of coding, Seward County Community College participated in a nationwide “Hour of Code” week, from Dec. 4 to 10. Led by Ed Hall, SCCC computer information science instructor, the college held two sessions aimed at students – one for elementary school and another for middle school. Both sessions were free and…

College announces holiday schedule

Seward County Community College is in the home stretch as the semester winds down. As students and faculty head into a week of Final Exams, campus is alternately hectic and silent. “We see students under a lot of stress at this time of year, which is why we plan special activities to help them deal…

SPEC to host ‘Tis the Season for Reading’

Saints Promoting Education Careers will host an evening of holiday stories, crafts and snacks for children from kindergarten to third grade this Friday, Dec. 8 on the Seward County Community College campus. Each child attending will also receive a free book to take home. The event will take place in Room SU 114 E &…

Early start on financial aid means more success

It’s never too early for students to get a jump on financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year. There are plenty of benefits to getting started as soon as possible. One of the biggest benefits of starting early is the peace of mind of having the task done and out of the way. There’s also…

SCCC notes passing of founding librarian, Mary Anna Brown

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.     –Ray Bradbury The first library director of Seward County Community College, Mary Anna (Lane) Brown, died Nov. 19, in her hometown of Shawnee, Okla. Brown, who served as the Director of Libraries at SCCC when it opened in 1969, served in that…

SCCC, FHSU Pave Path Forward for Transfer Students

Seward County Community College and Fort Hays State University have signed articulation agreements to provide expanded pathways for success. From agriculture to social work to technology leadership, 15 seamless transfer options have been created for Southwest Kansas students. SCCC President Dr. Ken Trzaska and FHSU interim President Dr. Andy Tompkins signed the articulation agreements at…

SCCC offers free computer coding classes for kids

Elementary and middle-school students who want to learn to basics for computer coding have an opportunity to get started at a free event hosted by Seward County Community College Dec. 5 and 7. The “Hour of Code” sessions are structured to give students in both age groups a quick and fun introduction to computer coding….

Thanksgiving Wishes

As the Thanksgiving holiday comes upon us, what are we thankful for? We decided to ask some of our staff and faculty.  From “video games” to “indoor plumbing” to, of course, “family” are just some of the things that we are thankful for.  The list is diverse and plentiful and has a special meaning for…

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…

Winter Concert set for Nov. 30

Rudolf, rock-and-roll, and classic carols round out program At the Seward County Community College music department’s holiday concert, set for Nov. 30, audience members can sample a wide variety of traditional and modern favorites. The program is a bit like a string of multicolored Christmas lights, said instrumental instructor Darin Workman. “This concert covers a…