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College celebrates 50 years over Labor Day weekend

College celebrates 50 years over Labor Day weekend

Rebecca Irby, Reporter

September 3, 2019

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Seward County Community College’s opening. To celebrate this milestone, SCCC hosted many festivities over the Labor Day weekend such as a pancake breakfast, an opportunity to check out seward athletics, lawn games, campus tours, the Hall of Saints Alumni inducti...

The big 5-0

The big 5-0

Annette Meza, Co-Editor

September 3, 2019

Seward County Community College held the first-ever Hall of Saints Alumni Induction and Gala ceremony at the Fairfield Inn Convention Center on Aug. 31.  The event celebrated 50 years as a standing institution. Community members, students and educators not only got the chance to enjoy a meal at the ...

HALO hosts first blood drive of the school year

HALO hosts first blood drive of the school year

Abigail Pacheco, Photographer

September 2, 2019

The first blood drive of the year at Seward County Community College will be Sept. 11. It will be sponsored and hosted by the Hispanic American Leadership Organization. The blood drive is held once every semester in the student union.  “Every donation is a pint, and just one donation can save up t...

Solid gold weekend celebrates 50 years of SCCC

Solid gold weekend celebrates 50 years of SCCC

August 28, 2019

This year marks 50 years since Seward County Community College opened its doors for the first students and classes. Join the college for a “#solidgoldsaints” celebration.  Activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday throughout the day. Everything is free. Saturday, Aug. 31 Pancake Br...

SCCC welcomes incoming freshmen at playfair

SCCC welcomes incoming freshmen at playfair

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor

August 20, 2019

The nervous, excited chatter of a fresh new batch of college freshmen filled the hot air in the Seward County Community College gym as President Ken Trzaska prepared to share some advice with new students on orientation day, Aug. 19.  “Do what you mean to do,” Trzaska urged. “It will have more mean...

Six faculty, staff retire from SCCC

Six faculty, staff retire from SCCC

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor

May 8, 2019

Six members from the Seward County Community College staff will be retiring after this 2018-19 school year. Their work at SCCC will always be remembered and so will they, by fellow colleagues and students The following staff members retiring are director of financial aid Donna Fisher, advising coordina...

Farewell to the class of 2019

Farewell to the class of 2019

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

May 6, 2019

“The only constant in this world is change, so embrace it and aim for solution,” Seward County Community College president Ken Trzaska said as he began Seward's 48th annual commencement ceremony for the class of 2019. The ceremony began with Trzaska giving the graduates a few words of advice, challen...

Commencement speaker challenges status quo

Commencement speaker challenges status quo

Michelle Mattich, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

The class of 2019 will take the stage this Saturday at Seward County Community College's 48th annual commencement ceremony with nearly 400 graduates. Jonny Vergara will address the graduates as this year's commencement speaker.  Vergara graduated from Liberal High School in 2013 and attended SCCC as a comp...

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

Calen Moore, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Plans for the new athletic building that will soon be built all started with a drawing on a napkin. Those simple plans are coming to life after years of planning. On April 25, Seward County Community College broke ground on campus. The idea started when now-retired head baseball coach as well as...

It’s On Us to stop sexual assault from happening on campus

It’s On Us to stop sexual assault from happening on campus

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

April 25, 2019

“An ounce of prevention is a pound of cure,” Annette Hackbarth-Onson, dean of students, said. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and there’s no better way to bring awareness to it than with the help of the Liberal Area Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Services center and students and fac...

Sri Lanka tragedy ‘hits close to home’ for SCCC economics instructor

Sri Lanka tragedy ‘hits close to home’ for SCCC economics instructor

Calen Moore, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Sri Lanka was at peace until Easter Sunday. Over the weekend, Sri Lanka suffered a severe tragedy, as bombs went off around Catholic churches and international hotels, killing over 300 people. Although Sri Lanka is thousands of miles away from the United States, it hit close to home for Seward County...

Agriculture department takes on Kentucky and competes nationally

Agriculture department takes on Kentucky and competes nationally

Annette Meza, Copy Editor

April 23, 2019

A team of two from Seward County Community College competed against other college students in the nation in the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Student Judging Contest. The agriculture department has attended every year in the spring. Sophomore biology major, Madison Hall, placed 10t...

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