SCCC Ag ready for fundraising banquet

Agriculture, one of the oldest activities in human history, is back in the spotlight at Seward County Community College, with a combination of old favorites and fresh approaches. This weekend marks the first-ever fundraising banquet for the SCCC Agriculture Department. The event symbolizes both the history of the college’s program  as well as a new…

To the stars, one spoonful at a time

In my elementary-school years, Kansas Day represented a specific set of craft projects. The sunflower. The meadowlark. The cottonwood tree. The buffalo. As we advanced, we learned the meaning of our state motto: “Ad astra per aspera” — that is, “To the stars through difficulties.” Yet we heard little mention of Kansas’ most stellar historical aspects. Its…

Southside walkways make SCCC safer

If you’ve been heading out to the south parking lot, the ball field or tennis courts, you’ll notice that there’s construction going on around Jo Ann Sharp Circle Drive. You might even notice that there’s concrete being poured and smoothed over. And before you know it, a sidewalk will be born. The pathway is part…

Van Hessen announces auditions for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Last week’s snowfall turned the region into a glittering wonderland … pretty, but cold. For area residents who are daydreaming about sandy beaches and sunshine, the Seward County Community College fine arts department has just the thing. “We are proud to present Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ with book by Doug Wright and music by Alan…

Skyland, SCCC partner for ag career opportunities

The value of Seward County Community College’s agriculture department was evident when Skyland Grain made a donation to the college. The Johnson, Kansas-based company reached out to award SCCC $2,000 in hopes of creating a pipeline to bring future employees to its company and the agriculture industry in general. “Our main goal is to get…

Back to class

The spring semester is underway and Seward County Community College is filled with the sounds of students! If you haven’t enrolled yet, there’s still time. You can enroll until the end of the week without instructor permission. For more information, contact the college at (620) 417-1100.  

Allied health construction receives grant

Seward County Community College continues to receive support for its capital campaign projects. Black Hills Energy Foundation, affiliated with the local gas utility in Seward County, presented the college with a check for $25,000 to use for the construction of the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health. The SCCC Foundation applied for the grant from…

Student-athlete success

When it comes to athletics, success is usually judged by wins and losses on the field and court. It’s easy to forget that the athletes are students first! (That’s why “students” comes first in “student-athletes.”) SCCC athletics once again had a great fall semester in the classroom with 107 Saints and Lady Saints passing an…

No shutdown at SCCC

As you’ve probably heard, there’s a partial federal government shutdown. That means certain federal agencies have been closed because there’s no money to pay for their services. What kind of impact does it have on Seward County Community College? Minimal. The Department of Education is one of four departments still operational because of its funding…

Board of Trustees will expand to seven, pending research, public election

January meeting includes board organization, first review of accreditation process, and restructuring of the Wellness Center/Athletic Training staff The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees will likely expand to a seven-person panel in the next year, following a unanimous vote at the first meeting of 2019. “We’ve talked about this for a few years,…