Meet Hall of Saints member Martha Darnell

When Martha Darnell, received her award letter, she called the college ecause she thought it was a mistake. And that is part of what makes her such a worthy Hall of Saints inductee. In a world filled with noisy voices and the idea that more is always better, Martha graduated from SCCC in 1980 with…

Meet Hall of Saints member Kelly Kirk

Kelly Kirk is a two-time SCCC graduate. Perhaps this reflects a characteristic that’s high value in firefighters, because you want a person looking out for you who is willing to return and confirm until everything is right. When Kelly graduated from LHS in 1985, “SCCC was an obvious choice for me,” he recalled. “I had…

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…

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…