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…

Commencement weekend brings smiles, pride

More than 300 students participated in various graduation ceremonies at Seward County Community College over the weekend, beginning with the traditional nursing capping and pinning ceremony Friday evening. First- and second-year nursing students received their honors, and expressed appreciation to friends, family, and instructors. Commencement for students seeking associate’s degrees and certificates began at 10…

President in motion

SCCC’s Dr. Ken Trzaska: community progress starts with personal connections If you stop to visit Dr. Ken Trzaska, Seward County Community College president, the top of his desk is likely clean and bare — and he’s probably not sitting behind it. Trzaska is more likely to be traveling across campus, where he has made the student…

Find common ground in differences

SCCC to host diversity training workshop with Blane Harding  There’s strength in diversity. That message will be the focus of a research-based workshop presented by Blane Harding of the University of Nevada March 20, at Seward County Community College. The morning workshop, set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room SU214 E/W of the Student…

Cabrera to bring positive message

Hispanic issues speaker says, ‘Yes You Can! – ¡Sí Se Puede!’ Nationally recognized Hispanic issues speaker Jimmy Cabrera will bring his positive energy to Liberal Nov. 28, with a series of appearances culminating in an evening event at 7 p.m. in the Seward County Community College Showcase Theater. The motivational tour through the area is…

SCCC research students to present at national biomedical conference

Seward County Community College science students enrolled in the Bridges program will do more than step out of the lab this semester to keep up with classes, meals, and homework. Kevin Loya, Emily Gibson, Emireth Monarrez, and Blanca delaTorre are headed to Phoenix, Ariz., to present research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority…

B&I, Chamber, partner for better customer service

Oct. 17 workshop features local business leader Good business demands great customer services, and a popular workshop offered by Seward County Community College and the Liberal Area Chamber of Commerce will shed fresh light on how to accomplish that goal. This year’s fall workshop features a new speaker who has made a name by providing…