SCCC student claims ‘Miss Teen Kansas’ crown

Cyara Heredia will advance to national pageant Pageant enthusiasts in Liberal let out a whoop of triumph Jan. 20, as Seward County Community College student Cyara Heredia, Miss Liberal, was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2020 in Lawrence. Heredia will have the chance to represent Kansas in Miss USA Teen 2020 pageant later this spring….

Chamber lists SCCC Board Trustee as ‘Man of Distinction’

Engel serves on SCCC Foundation as well New 2020 calendars listing Liberal area Men and Women of Distinction include a longtime supporter of Seward County Community College — John Engel. The honor is well-earned, as SCCC President, Dr. Ken Trzaska noted. “John and I share the advantage of early involvement with the Boy Scouts of America,…

Meet Hall of Saints member Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano Perez

Former SCCC biology instructor and Bridges sponsor Dr. Todd Carter offers a glimpse into the story of honoree, Dr. Obdulia Covarrubias-Zambrano Perez. “What do you say to a high school student that comes to your college office and says ‘I want to be a part of your program so I can get a bachelor’s degree…

Meet Hall of Saints member Sheyvette Dinkens

Sheyvette Denise Dinkens is originally from Liberal, where she showed promise as an original thinker, voracious reader, and avid learner early on. One of the first recipients of the Jean Randall award, given to third-graders who show extraordinary promise, Sheyvette personifies two distinct facets of what we at SCCC hope to achieve — excellence, and…

Meet Hall of Saints member Jerri Lynn Lyddon

She is the personification of sunny, and it can be a bit tough to find that ray of brightness since Jerri Lynn retired and left campus. After she graduated from SCCC in 1993, Lyddon earned a bachelor of science in human resources from Friends University, and an M.Ed from Newman University, summa cum laude on…

Meet Hall of Saints member Tommy Williams

Tommy Williams could not attend the Hall of Saints Harvest Celebration induction ceremony, and that’s a shame, because his name came up over and over in interviews with this group of honorees. For those of us who arrived on campus too late to have the experience of working with Tommy, his retirement doesn’t make a…

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…