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…

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…

SCCC notes passing of founding librarian, Mary Anna Brown

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.     –Ray Bradbury The first library director of Seward County Community College, Mary Anna (Lane) Brown, died Nov. 19, in her hometown of Shawnee, Okla. Brown, who served as the Director of Libraries at SCCC when it opened in 1969, served in that…

College will explore bridge funding for Capital Campaign

$2 million can establish flexibility with phases of construction process Seward County Community College is a step closer to starting two major projects in 2018 after trustees voted Monday night to explore bridge funding methods needed to break ground. Final concepts have been approved for the Sharp Champions Center and the Colvin Family Center for…

Lessons learned and paid forward

Tammy Doll’s work at SCCC Foundation reflected her life story The mission of Seward County Community College is to enrich peoples’ lives through education. Doing so costs money, and through the SCCC Foundation, the college offers additional help to make a college education possible, no matter what a student’s circumstances. Much of that can be…

Malin marimba finds home at SCCC/ATS

The rosewood marimba, with its gleaming brass pipes, came to southwest Kansas 70 years ago on the train from Chicago, and stopped in Kismet. That’s where Beverly Malin’s father purchased it for his daughter. “My daddy bought it for me when I was just a freshman,” she recalled, “and I’ve been hauling it around ever…

Sharps donate to remodel SCCC/ATS Development office

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Development office moved into new offices recently, thanks to a donation by longtime supporters Gene and Jo Ann Sharp of Liberal. The office suite houses the SCCC/ATS Foundation and the Office of Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations. Development staff hosted an open house Monday. “Our new office space is much-needed…