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,…

Time to enroll for the spring semester

If you haven’t noticed, the Spring semester at Seward County Community College is starting a little later this year. Usually at this time, the campus is bustling with students trying to navigate through the hallways and find their classes. Not this year. Spring classes — day and night — begin January 14. The doors are…

Hard-working parents set the course for SCCC student

AKAT honoree Moises Alvarez aims to make the most of his parents’ sacrifices The son of Central American immigrants, Moises Alvarez grew up watching his parents work hard to build a new life and their small business, Santa Rosa Market. “They’d be there at the store till 9 or 10 at night, all the time,”…

Dad’s advice led to SCCC, corrosion tech job, academic success

Ty Dixon is one of two All-Kansas Academic Team honorees When Ty Dixon graduated Rolla High School in 2017, the National Honor Society student hadn’t formed a clear plan for his future. “Farming?” he recalls. “That’s what I was thinking about. I was going to study agronomy and become a crop consultant. I was kind…

SCCC breaks ground on Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

Crowd braves chill and wind to celebrate beginning of landmark project More than 100 community members joined Seward County Community College Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a $4.2 million facility slated to open for the 2019-20 academic year. The crowd braved low temperature and a chilly wind to mark the beginning of a historic project for the…

Holiday cheer spreads across campus

While the end of a semester includes a certain level of stress, the positive side of December at Seward involves cookies, sweaters, and plenty of holiday cheer. Among the opportunities for students are cookies and cocoa to stave off those pre-exam jitters, Moonlight Finals breakfast, gingerbread-house-building, food drives, concerts, performances in the community, a Christmas…

Board approves contract for Colvin Family Center for Allied Health

$4.2 million job set to begin immediately Seward County Community College will begin construction on the Colvin Family Center for Allied Health before year’s end, following unanimous board approval of a $4.2 million contract. The SCCC Trustees meeting Monday night contained a single agenda item, that the board approve a contract with Coonrod & Associates…