A number of students have been admitted to the Licensed Practical Nursing Program for the 2005-06 school year.

Jennifer Antrim, Trina Aragon, Deysi Covarrubias, Carla DeVellen, Anna Espinoza, Lacey Farris, Tiffany Gilmore, Mandy Meadows, Katy Moore, Kris Musgrave, Tracey Smith, Christina Williams, Kathy Hewing and Jennifer Yowell, all of Liberal; Rusty Hines, Amanda Hanney and Cheryl Wickwar, all of Ulysses; Monaka Volden, Taren Hicks, Nikki Clark and Barbara Mendoza, all of Elkhart; Mireya Martinez of Moscow; Cindy McCammond of Meade; Sarah Navarrette of Johnson; Aimee Johnson and Lisa Oder, both o Hugoton; Synthia Rios of Satanta; Angela Weinheimer of Deerfield; and Jennifer Stadelman of Perryton, Texas, will be a part of this one-year career program.

While participating in this program, students will have an opportunity to work in a clinical setting.
For more information about this program, call 626-3027 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 027.
The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees met Monday to authorize publication of the fiscal 2006 budget. The proposed budget includes a 2 mill decrease, which was made possible due to an increase in the assessed valuation; positive cash position of the college and a lower mill rate for General Obligation Bonds.

Tommy Williams, dean of administrative services, told the board this is the final year for the General Obligation bond mill levy, which will be less than 1 mill for FY06. The budget includes a 3 percent salary adjustment as the final year of a two-year negotiated agreement, a projected 9.5 percent increase in utilities, projected 10 percent increase in insurance rates, the cost of the challenge course construction and capital equipment requests. Capital project needs which were presented will include asphalt/concrete around parking barn building, improved campus signage, concrete work/repairs in the amphitheater, gym seating, network backbone replacement and reestablishing reserves.

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Seward County Community College is asking Liberal businesses to help welcome the fall 2005 class to campus and to the Liberal community.

"We want our students to identify all of the wonderful places Liberal has to offer," said Aaron Novack, director of student activities, and therefore, the college is offering two new and exciting programs to give businesses or organizations an opportunity to meet the SCCC student population.

The college will host an Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, in the center of campus where businesses or organizations can introduce themselves to the SCCC students. The event includes a cookout at 5 p.m. for $5 per person. Businesses or organizations are welcome to conduct drawings or other promotions for students during this time.

In addition to the Activity Fair, the college is establishing the SCCC Student Discount Program, where businesses will have the opportunity to provide some type of promotional discount to SCCC students when they show their student ID at local businesses.

Businesses who would like to participate in one or both of these programs should contact Novack at 629-2697 or
"We want our students to recognize that Liberal is "Oz-some," said Novack.
Delona Clair of Ulysses was admitted to the Seward County Community College Surgical Technology program in Liberal, Kansas, for the fall 2005 school year .

This 11-month career program trains surgical technologists to become an integral part of the surgical team . While participating in this program, students will have an opportunity to work in a hospital setting .

Graduates of this program enjoy local and nationwide career opportunities .

For more information about this Surgical Technology program, call Seward County Community College at 1-800-373-9951, ext . 078 .
Four additional students have been admitted to the second year of the Seward County Community College Medical Laboratory Technician program in Liberal, Kansas, for the fall 2005 school year.

Nora Garcia of Reedley, Calif., Maria Pompa of Orosi, Calif., Georgia Rogers of Hanford, Calif., and Kary Jo Meyer of St. Francis, Kan., successfully completed the first year of the program. Admission is contingent upon students completing the first year general education courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, with three letters of reference and an interview with a faculty member.

The online format for the medical laboratory technician program allows place-bound students to remain in their geographic location while pursuing their academic goals, said Suzanne Campbell, MLT program coordinator. Students have access to the lecture materials at their convenience with the laboratory component being completed at a local clinical facility. The increased demand for laboratory professionals has brought attention to the field as a career choice and SCCC’s program is experiencing increased enrollment.

“I am very pleased with the academic quality that this group of students represents,” Campbell said. “They will be an outstanding group with which to work and I anticipate having each as a highly competent, entry-level graduate.”

For more information about this Medical Laboratory program, call Seward County Community College at 1-800-373-9951, ext. 077.
Seward County Community College’s Kids College will kick off with Session I July 18-22 and Session II July 25-29 on the SCCC campus in Liberal.

During Session I from 8-10 a.m., kids may choose between Spin Art, Grades 1-4; Tummy Yummies, Grades 1-4; Enchanted Gardens, Grades 3-4; Drop Dead Gorgeous, Grades 3-4; Computer Creations, Grades 3-7; Beginning Plastic Canvas, Grades 3-7; Archery, Grades 5-7; Red Cross Super Sitter, Grades 5-7; and Art Ceramics, Grades 5-7.

During Session I from 10:15 a.m.-12: 15 a.m., kids may choose between Beginning Cheerleading, Grades 1-4; Paper Quilting, Grades 3-7; Archery, Grades 5-7; Spin Art, Grades 5-7; Enchanted Gardens, Grades 5-7; Tummy Yummies, Grades 5-7; and Drop Dead Gorgeous, Grades 5-7.

During Session II from 8-10 a.m., students may choose between Arts & Crafts Creation, Grades 1-2; Tummy Yummies, Grades 1-4; Drop Dead Gorgeous, Grades 3-4; Enchanted Gardens, Grades 5-7; Computer Creations, Grades 3-7; Advanced Plastic Canvas Grades 3-7; Art Sculpture, Grades 5-7; Kids Calendar, Grades 5-7; Archery, Grades 5-7; and Apprentice, Grades 5-7.

From 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Session II, SCCC will offer Puzzlemania, Grades 1-2; Kids Calendar, Grades 1-4; Enchanted Gardens Grades 3-4; Intermediate Cheerleading, Grades 3-7; Introduction to Scrapbooking, Grades 3-7; Archery, Grades 5-7; Tummy Yummies, Grades 5-7; Drop Dead Gorgeous, Grades 5-7; and Red Cross Super Sitter, Grades 5-7.

For all kids who attend Kids College, they will be treated to free pizza and swimming Friday, July 22 and Friday, July 29.

Each course is $25 and since class sizes are limited, students are encouraged to register early at the Office of Business & Industry, Student Activities Center, Room SU 210, Seward County Community College, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas. For information, call 620-629-2653 or email
A number of students completed all requirements for graduation from Seward County Community College, Liberal, Kansas, for the 2004-05 school year.

Those graduating with an Associate in Arts Degree were Anna Bonilla, Gretchen Bourell, Blanca Castilleja, Carla DeVellen, Larissa Enoch, Jose Estrada, Kristal Farrow, Stephanie Fowler, Anna Friesen, Roger Hays, Miranda Headrick, Tammie Heathman, Christine Herring, Shayla Holt, Jeffrey Moore, Chance Plett, Christalina Ramirez, Grant Sallaska, Adam Schiltz, Thaddeus Studebaker, Rocio Zuniga, all of Liberal; Laura Ball and Elizabeth Lewis, Kismet; Rita Estrada, Sharly Sutton, Hugoton; Alicia Drew and Chelsey Frydendall, Elkhart; Sarah Williams, Plains; Amanda Garcia, Rolla; Betty Davis, Satanta, Steven VanArsdale, Macksville; Dixie Lopez, Manhattan; Sarah Younger, Andover; Heidi Dreiling, Augusta; Joshua Garcia, Happy, Texas; Noah Miles, Monahans, Texas; and David Dinsmoore, Reese, Mich.

Students graduating with an Associate in Science Degree were Edgar Alvarado, Manuel Aragon, Molly Belt, Bradley Carr, Leo Carter, Daniel Clifton, Charles Dao, Nereus Forcha, Jeffery Fowler, Ana Fraire, Tiffani Gilmore, Jack Hart, Kerri Huskey, Krystal Marcano, Lori Martin, Elizabeth Mercado, DeLayna Oliver, Perla Parral, Lori Radohl, Jesus Romo, Joshua Urrutia, Erika Villa, Stacie Widener, Michele Wilson, Enrique Zapien, all of Liberal, Aaron Burdge, Meade, Tai Houtz and Monaka Volden, Elkhart, Robin Cowser, Austin Heaton, Lisa Oder and Amanda Randle, Hugoton, Brent Glaser, Plains, Alfonso Garcia, Rolla, Hitomi Greene and Norma Wolf, Ulysses, Amanda Foster, Utica, Jerise Freeman, Wichita, Melissa Bell, Moline, Calvin Gabel, Ness City, Ryan Burch, Osborne, Jared Cranston, Colby, Joshua Kollmeyer, Derby, Joseph Bellinger, Lawrence, Seth Seiler, Hanston, Tara Keasler, Hays, Cody Staten, Dodge City, Sara Marshall, Balko, Okla.; Patrick Bridges, Fletcher, Okla.; David Andersen, Hooker, Okla.; Efren Avalos, Hooker, Okla.; Travis Conley, Hooker, Okla.; Nancy Moser, Keyes, Okla.; Jennifer Belleau, Norman, Okla.; Colton Bartel, Turpin, Okla.; Brenda Warren, Tyrone, Okla.; Dalila Paredes, Dumas, TX; Michelle Palma, Fort Hood, TX; Adam Tanner, Chirnside Park, VIC; Michelle Higgins, Casper, WY; and Khrystyna Davyda, Holmdel, NJ.

Those students receiving a certificate of completion were Jacqueline Cumiford, Goodwell, Okla.; Lauren Grant, Liberal, Idalia Rodriguez, Perryton, Texas; and Shelly Taylor, Rolla. Keoni Watson of San Diego received an Associate in General Studies.

Those receiving an Associate in Applied Science Degree were Eddie Acevedo, Andrea Berry, Olga Beyna, Cassandra Britton, Kelsey Erickson, Joy Fosdick, Virginia Grant, Sandra Gutierrez, Dinora Isidoro, Carla Knowles, Shawna Lee, Fernanda Lujan, Charly Madden, Cherrie Miller, Christopher Purvis, Dorinda Rivera, Valerie Rohloff, Karen Shelton, Faith Slater, Kimberly Slemp, Tamara Spain, Martin Swanson, Lawrence Trujillo, Tonya Warren, Jennifer Wedel, all of Liberal; Lindsey Thompson and Kasie Winfrey, Plains; Elease Cowser, Rolla; Rita Birney, Sublette; Catherine Daugherty, Ulysses; Julie Scheib, Dighton; Brenda Rodriguez, Dodge City; Kristi Winters, Elkhart; Lori Jantz, Galva; Kimberly Savage, Holcomb; Tiffany Cerecero, Chelsea Hicks, Brooksy Lewis, Jessi Mace, and Therese Tatem, all of Hugoton; Ashley Hodges and Myrna Lopez, Forgan, Okla.; Debra Ehrlich, Gate, Okla.; Jamie Boley, Goodwell, Okla.; Rhonda Osborne, Guymon, Okla.; Tabitha Soell, Guymon, Okla.; Brandy Tharp, Hardesty, Okla.; Esperanza Mendoza and Denice Paden, Hooker, Okla.; Arlene Crist, Tyrone, Okla.; Leslie Hardy, Amarillo, Texas.
Students who are attending Seward County Community College in the fall need to call today to sign up for an early enrollment clinic and enroll for the 2005 semester.

By attending a clinic, a student can sign up for fall classes, meet with a faculty advisor, meet classmates and receive information about financial aid, scholarships and housing.

Day sessions begin with registration at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday, Aug. 9, in AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building.

Students who are using ACT scores will be finished by 12 noon. Students who do not have an ACT score will take the COMPASS assessment prior to enrolling and will be finished by 4 p.m.

Evening enrollment sessions begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 26; in AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building.

Any student attending the evening session must take the COMPASS assessment prior to that session if he or she dos not have a ACT score on file. COMPASS test dates are 1-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 19 or Tuesday, Aug. 2, A103.

If a student chooses to use ACT scores, the scores must be either sent directly to SCCC or they must be on an official high school transcript. Students may bring their original scores sent to them by ACT. C opies or faxed copies will not be accepted.

If ACT scores are not available or if a student took the ACT prior to 1995, the student must take the ASSET course placement exam.

To sign up for a clinic or an ASSET test date, log on to or call in your reservation to SCCC Admissions Office, 629-2710 in Liberal or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 710.