Student Journalism @ SCCC/ATS

Eight honored at retirement reception

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to a retirement reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in SW 229 C&D. Eight employees with a total of 193 service years between them will retire as the 2014-15 year concludes. Retiring from SCCC/ATS are: Nancy Bansemer, 1997-2015. A nursing instructor, Bansemer was honored by SCCC/ATS students as Instructor of the Year during commencement-week activities. Susan Copas, 1994-2015. Art instructor

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SCCC students express hope for new president

Two international students from Nigeria are making an effort to inform fellow students at Seward about the recent presidential election in their home country. The outcomes of this 2015 Nigerian election has shot across the world into Liberal, where these students, Timothy Olowookere, 28, and Olayinka Lafiaji, 26, attend Seward County Community College. The background on the story saw the country of Nigeria in an intense 2015 presidential election. Muhammadu

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Dunn resigns as college president

The administration at SCCC will have different faces next year, as spring of 2015 saw the resignation of the president and two changes in dean positions. Changes in personel will also include the resignations or retirements of 18 employees. Dr. Duane Dunn announced his resignation effective June 15. The effect of his resignation is compounded by the retirement of the dean of academic affairs, Cynthia Rapp, and the resignation of

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Region VI success leads to National Tournament

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams have earned bids to the NJCAA National Tournament after getting favorable results in the Region VI tournament. For the first time in its pro- gram, the Saints won the Region VI tournament while the Lady Saints finished as runners-up. Assistant coach Nadine Mein said, “Regionals was definitely a positive tournament for us. Our men’s team did exceptional and our ladies team did fantastic.

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Three inducted to Hall of Fame

Three of the finest athletes that Seward has ever seen were inducted into the Saints Athletics Hall of Fame in April. Tegan Cunningham and Jamie Talbert, the top two scorers and rebounders in Lady Saint basketball history, watched former Saints baseball leading hitter, Tim Forkner, unveil the hall of fame with its new plaques. Forkner, who had played for the Saints in the ’90s and was the first All-American under

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Alexa O’Brien – First in Seward history to throw a perfect game

Saturday April 11, 2015— Alexa O’Brien did what no other pitcher has done in the history of Seward County softball; she pitched a perfect game. After getting swept in a double-header the Friday before against Otero Junior College, the Lady Saints went into their next game with the mentality of having a clean slate ahead of them. From the the first inning with Lamar, O’Brien knew that her team was

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Coleman brings home Historian award

Seward County Community College’s director of marketing and public relations, Rachel Coleman, is also a history student on campus. As such, she presented her paper “Division and Reunification: Responses to Communism in Korea and Germany,” at the annual Kansas Association of Historians at Emporia State University and received the only award given in any category selected in undergraduate projects. Each year, the KAH provides scholars, students, teachers and lovers of

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Nancy Bansemer_ Road to Retirement

Even after 18 years – or perhaps especially after 18 years—nursing instructor Nancy Bansemer gets emotional when she talks of the capping and pinning ceremony that signifies her students have made it through the nursing program. “The capping and pinning ceremony is a very meaningful time to us. It signifies that my students have met lifetime goals. My students and I spend days and nights together with sweat and tears

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Hernandez speaking for commencement

Alum Leo Hernandez to speak at SCCC Commencement Hooker High School graduate is project manager at Target Corp. Leonel Hernandez, a 2007 graduate of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will speak at the College’s commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9, in the Green House gym. Leonel, “Leo” Hernandez was raised in Hooker, Okla., and graduated from Hooker High School. He received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from

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WSU’s Engineering Technology Advisors to visit students majoring in field on April 29

Dr. Gupta, Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Technology at Wichita State University, and other faculty members will be visiting our campus to meet and advise students that are currently majoring or interested in majoring in Engineering Technology. Opportunity rises for students and faculty to gain insightful information about WSU’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program.  We are currently working on an articulation agreement with WSU’s Engineering Technology program

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Dunn to step down as SCCC/ATS President

In executive session at the Monday Board of Trustees meeting, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School President Dr. Duane Dunn submitted his resignation, effective June 30. Dunn has accepted the position of Associate Dean and Director of Programs for the Global Campus of Kansas State University. “I wasn’t searching, but was encouraged to apply for this position — a friend described it as ‘a perfect fit,’ with my personal philosophy of

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SCCC/ATS board welcomes Carter as Academic Dean

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will see a familiar face in a new capacity beginning in July, when Todd Carter becomes the Dean of Academic Affairs. Carter’s promotion was announced officially at the Monday Board of Trustees meeting.             “I am pleased to announce Todd as the new dean of academic affairs,” said SCCC/ATS President Dr. Duane Dunn. “That decision was finalized last month, but it was somehow omitted

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