First 10 members inducted to Hall of Saints

College will name cohort of 50 total alumni during 2019-20 LIBERAL, Ks. — Seward County Community College celebrates 50 years serving students throughout this academic year, 2019-20, and the kickoff weekend included induction of the first 10 members of the SCCC Hall of Saints. “For the past three years, we have focused on Moving Seward…

10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse April 12 with Rebecca Aronson

Award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson will read her work in library, and at coffee house event Folks will have two opportunities to hear award-winning Albuquerque poet Rebecca Aronson on April 12 at Seward County Community College. Aronson will read her poetry and answer questions from the audience at a noon-1 p.m. session in the SCCC…

Regional Science Fair awards young researchers K- 12

Students earn medals, advance to state level Students from across the region set up display boards and prepared to explain their research last weekend as Seward County Community College hosted the 11th annual regional science fair on campus. Entries ranged from the quirky — like the “Musical Eating Hamster” entered by Jose Alvarado of Rolla…

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,…

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…

Cosmetology Program ranked in Top 20 in nation

Fans of the SCCC Cosmetology Salon already know we’ve got a good thing going on campus. Now, the rest of the world has weighed in to agree. The SCCC Cosmetology Program made the list of the Top 20 Cosmetology & Beauty School programs in the nation. A spokesperson for EDsmart explained, “The schools that made…

Dr. T’s Top 50

These books found me over the years. I refer to them regularly. They are in no particular order. My lesson is that I have come to understand how books are one of many frames of reference, and they should be respected as tools and companions on our personal journey of pursuing our noble vision. Another lesson learned: it…

SCCC employees honored for years of service

Seward County Community College observed its annual service awards Monday, with 30 employees receiving recognition for years in education. “This is a celebration of why our work matters,” said SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska. “As days and years in our work pass, we are achieving something meaningful.” Special guest, Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce director…

Galen’s Goodbye

After 37 years as head baseball coach, McSpadden retires When Galen McSpadden took over as head baseball coach at Seward County Community College in 1981, he inherited a program with a mere handful of players. The previous coach had been dismissed and plans to fill the roster had not begun. McSpadden, exiting the worlds of…