SCCC registrar announces plans for virtual commencement

Ceremony will be online graduation day, May 2 Commencement. It is hands-down the favorite day of the year for Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice. This time around, though, the day that celebrates student achievement will be like nothing Rice has seen during her years in academia. “When the announcement came that we would…

Electronic transcripts answer COVID-19 barriers to enrollment

For graduating high school seniors and community college students preparing to transfer to four-year universities, early spring is application season — and applications mean sending official transcripts of academic work. How can students complete these tasks while confined to home? Seward County Community College Registrar Alaina Rice has the answer: electronic transcripts. “The National Student Clearinghouse announced that…

Update: scholarship deadline extended, wi-fi available, maintenance keeps rolling

SCCC scholarship/grant priority deadline extended Seward County Community College provides students with financial assistance through a limited amount of scholarships/grants. Applications for these scholarships/grants must be completed every year. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the priority deadline for SCCC scholarships/grants for the Fall 2020 semester has been extended to May 1, 2020. Applications can…

SCCC virtual classes going well after first week

LIBERAL, Kan. – It would be fair to say that there was more than a little bit of trepidation from students and faculty on how things were going to work out when Seward County Community College went to a complete online format to finish the spring semester due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It would…

March 28, 2020 : COVID-19

SCCC complies with Gov. Kelly’s executive order LIBERAL, Kan. — Following Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive “Stay at Home” order, Seward County Community College announces the following steps to comply with the statewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of Monday, March 30, SCCC campus will be closed to students and the public. Classes will continue…

March 27, 2020: COVID-19 in the SCCC service area

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 27, 2020) — The Stevens County Health Department has reported  case of coronavirus disease (COVID 19). The case is the first to be reported for a resident in the service area for Seward County Community College, and involves a male “who traveled to an area outside of Stevens County with a high…

Drive-thru pop-up provides continuity

SCCC’s adult basic ed instructors create individualized packets for ESL students LIBERAL, Kan. (March 26, 2020) — Most of the students who attend adult basic education courses at Seward County Community College have experienced disruption before. It comes in the form of political unrest, immigration, or other forms of upheaval. Now, coronavirus has interrupted daily…

SCCC Foundation to hold annual meeting on Wednesday

LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Community College County Community College Foundation will be holding its annual Board of Governors meeting through remote access on Wednesday, March 25. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the meeting will be limited to essential personnel and will take place in an online/virtual environment. Foundation donors and the public can…

Open doors at SCCC’s main campus

LIBERAL, Kan. (March 24, 2020) — Seward County Community College remains open for education and business. It’s just a matter of finding the right entry point.  SCCC Vice President of Finance and Operations Dennis Sander announced the establishment of designated door access during the coronavirus crisis.  “The intent of reducing the number of unlocked entrance doors…

SCCC set to resume spring semester electronically

LIBERAL, Kan. – Seward County Community College has resumed its spring semester classes through an online format, beginning Monday, March 23. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit and state and local government announced restrictions on gatherings and activities, SCCC decided a virtual environment offered the best way to proceed. “Our decision was guided by Seward’s…