Meet Hall of Saints member Mike Riney

Mike Riney serves as a prime example of putting a two-year college education in your hometown to the best possible use to benefit the most possible people. After a semester at a state university, Mike recalls that he “quickly realized that wasn’t the best way to go.” He came home to Liberal and became a…

Meet Hall of Saints member Betty Glenn

Betty Glenn is not only an alumna from the very first graduating class in 1971, but a longtime SCCC employee who helped shape the campus culture we call “The Seward County Way.” It’s a lifestyle marked by loyalty, service to others, and unselfishly going the extra mile for our students. One great example of these…

Higher Learning Commission gives SCCC high marks

LIBERAL, Kan. — Seward County Community College received high marks after a recent visit from the Higher Learning Commission, which provides accreditation for institutions of higher education. The HLC visit by five peer reviewers included sessions with all areas of campus and groups from students to the board of trustees. These areas of focus followed…

Game cabinet opens possibilities

Thanks to a grant from the Liberal Area Coalition for Families’ alcohol abuse prevention program, SCCC will soon launch “Game Knight” events for team members and students. Stay tuned for more details!

If misery loves company, sorrow loves community

I’ve been in a vile mood for a month now, but the arrival of Dia de los Muertos put everything in perspective. Since I found a new home for Penelope, my beloved rescue chihuahua, in early October, I have moped and grieved and been curmudgeonly on campus. Penny herself is in heaven — not literally,…

Hall of Saints grows at Holiday Harvest Celebration Nov. 9

College names 15 alumni for excellence, service Seward County Community College continues its celebration of 50 years serving students with a Holiday Harvest Celebration and the induction of 15 members in the Hall of Saints for alumni. The event is set for Nov. 9 (a Saturday), from 2-4 p.m. in room SW229 in the Student…

SCCC launches divorce support group for students

‘The grief is huge and disruptive,’ says college counselor For many young adults, college provides the first step into independence, a safe testing space for how to manage time, balance priorities, and find a purpose in life. It’s a chance to step out of the protective nest of home. But what happens when the nest…

Lessons learned in Squirrel School

The neighbor dogs had barked since 9 a.m. when I stepped into the back yard to investigate. I had to squint across slabs of afternoon sun to scan the creaky elm tree that grows on the other side of the fence. Squirrel school, it appeared, was in session. A determined-looking parent squirrel coaxed two kits…

SCCC library presents ‘Grimm for Grownups’

LIBERAL, Kan. – The Seward County Community College Library is proud to host “Grimm for Grownups,” a presentation and discussion by Priscilla Howe on Wednesday, October 16. The Brothers Grimm traveled across Europe in the 1800s collecting folktales that eventually became the classic fairy tales children read today. However, most were never intended for children….

ESL Students visit Memorial Library

Next 8-week session at Colvin Adult Learning Center begins October 28 Earlier this fall, the Advanced English as a Second Language (ESL) students at the Colvin Adult Learning Center held class at Liberal Memorial Library to learn about the resources provided at and through the library. Students were greeted by various library staff and warmly…