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The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College is sponsoring its Children's Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 8 for children in grades 1-6.

The cost is $10 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.

Please reserve a space by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas by April 7 at 620-629-2685 or scopas@sccc.edu.
Seward County Community College has one of four nursing programs in the state that achieved a pass rate of 96 percent or above on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates. There are currently 29 programs in Kansas (12 baccalaureate, 17 community college/technical college) that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. SCCC joined Baker University, Manhattan Technical College and Pratt Community College. The average national NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2005 was 87.92 percent and the average Kansas pass rate was 85.41 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-2005 graduating RN class were:
Olga Beyna, Liberal
Cassandra Britton, Liberal
Carla Knowles, Liberal
Charly Madden, Liberal
Karen Shelton, Liberal
Marie Slater, Liberal
Tonya Warren, Liberal
Jennifer Wedel , Liberal
Rita Birney, Sublette
Tiffany Cerecero, Hugoton
Brooksy Lewis, Hugoton
Jessi Mace, Hugoton
Therese Tatem, Hugoton
Cathy Daugherty, Ulysses
Lindsey Thompson, Plains
Kasie Winfrey, Plains
Kristi Winters, Elkhart
Arlene Crist, Tyrone, OK
Debra Ehrlich, Gate, OK
Leslie Hardy, Perryton, TX
Myrna Lopez-Alston, Forgan, OK
Ashley Hodges, Forgan, OK
Jamie Boley, Goodwell, OK
Brandy Tharp, Hardesty, OK

SCCC was also one of seven institutions that achieved a pass rate of 100 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates, joining Butler County Community College, Johnson County AVTS, Labette Community College, Manhattan Technical College, North Central Kansas Technical College - Beloit and Pratt Community College. There are currently 19 programs in Kansas that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN. The national NCLEX-PN pass rate for 2005 was 89.06 percent and the Kansas pass rate was 94.55 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 program were:
Cristina Alvarado, Liberal
Chris Starkey, Liberal
Ashley Darroch, Liberal
Cheryl Dreitz, Liberal
Colleen Johnson, Liberal
Eva VanWyhe, Liberal
Elsa Korina Garcia, Liberal
Jacque Johnson, Liberal
Tesie Kemp, Liberal
Scarlett Wondra, Meade
Sunceray Brimer, Meade
Ed Stevenson, Hugoton
Lisa Moser, Hugoton
Stephen Kinser, Hugoton
Peggy Boothby, Hugoton
Jessica Linaweaver, Plains
Alicia Velasquez, Plains
Missie Short, Ulysses
Tabitha Soell, Guymon, OK
Marlene Brown, Guymon,OK
Anna Foster, Turpin, OK
Hali Bell, Tyrone, OK
Sheila Bryan, Tyrone, OK
Chrissy Smith, Forgan, OK
Jamie Chambers, Darrozette, TX
Crystal Wheatley, Darrozette, TX

"Southwest Medical Center is very pleased to be a part of furthering the education of students of Seward County Community College who are pursuing a career in the nursing field," said Jo Harrison, RN, BSN, vice president of patient care services at Southwest Medical Center. "Our staff and administration welcome these students each semester to our facility so they may complete their educational requirements and take one more step toward realizing their dreams. In light of the nursing shortage seen throughout the country, it is essential that we have competent nurses to fill the ranks of this profession and the partnership of Seward County Community College and Southwest Medical Center ensures more nurses are added each year.

"Nursing is a very vital and honorable profession and we hope to be a part of SCCC's successful program for many years to come."

"We are extremely proud of our faculty and staff," said Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction. "Our students consistently place high on these national exams."

The full-time nursing faculty includes Sandra Brisendine, Nancy Bansemer, Veda King, Lynnetta Stout, Gail Unruh and Steve Hecox, Director of Nursing/Allied Health Division chairperson.
Seward County Community College has one of four nursing programs in the state that achieved a pass rate of 96 percent or above on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates. There are currently 29 programs in Kansas (12 baccalaureate, 17 community college/technical college) that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. SCCC joined Baker University, Manhattan Technical College and Pratt Community College. The average national NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2005 was 87.92 percent and the average Kansas pass rate was 85.41 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 graduating RN class were Olga Beyna, Liberal Cassandra Britton, Liberal Carla Knowles, Liberal Charly Madden, Liberal Karen Shelton, Liberal Marie Slater, Liberal Tonya Warren, Liberal Jennifer Wedel , Liberal Rita Birney, Sublette Tiffany Cerecero, Hugoton Brooksy Lewis, Hugoton Jessi Mace, Hugoton Therese Tatem, Hugoton Cathy Daugherty, Ulysses Lindsey Thompson, Plains Kasie Winfrey, Plains Kristi Winters, Elkhart Arlene Crist, Tyrone, OK Debra Ehrlich, Gate, OK Leslie Hardy, Perryton, TX Myrna Lopez-Alston, Forgan, OK Ashley Hodges, Forgan, OK Jamie Boley, Goodwell, OK Brandy Tharp, Hardesty, OK SCCC was also one of seven institutions that achieved a pass rate of 100 percent on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses exam for its 2005 graduates, joining Butler County Community College, Johnson County AVTS, Labette Community College, Manhattan Technical College, North Central Kansas Technical College - Beloit and Pratt Community College.

There are currently 19 programs in Kansas that offer the curriculum for graduates to be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN. The national NCLEX-PN pass rate for 2005 was 89.06 percent and the Kansas pass rate was 94.55 percent.

Among the students in the 2004-05 program were Cristina Alvarado, Liberal Chris Starkey, Liberal Ashley Darroch, Liberal Cheryl Dreitz, Liberal Colleen Johnson, Liberal Eva VanWyhe, Liberal Elsa Korina Garcia, Liberal Jacque Johnson, Liberal Tesie Kemp, Liberal Scarlett Wondra, Meade Sunceray Brimer, Meade Ed Stevenson, Hugoton Lisa Moser, Hugoton Stephen Kinser, Hugoton Peggy Boothby, Hugoton Jessica Linaweaver, Plains Alicia Velasquez, Plains Missie Short, Ulysses Tabitha Soell, Guymon, OK Marlene Brown, Guymon,OK Anna Foster, Turpin, OK Hali Bell, Tyrone, OK Sheila Bryan, Tyrone, OK Chrissy Smith, Forgan, OK Jamie Chambers, Darrozette, TX Crystal Wheatley, Darrozette, TX "Southwest Medical Center is very pleased to be a part of furthering the education of students of Seward County Community College who are pursuing a career in the nursing field," said Jo Harrison, RN, BSN, vice president of patient care services at Southwest Medical Center. "Our staff and administration welcome these students each semester to our facility so they may complete their educational requirements and take one more step toward realizing their dreams. In light of the nursing shortage seen throughout the country, it is essential that we have competent nurses to fill the ranks of this profession and the partnership of Seward County Community College and Southwest Medical Center ensures more nurses are added each year."

"Nursing is a very vital and honorable profession and we hope to be a part of SCCC's successful program for many years to come." "We are extremely proud of our faculty and staff," said Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction. "Our students consistently place high on these national exams." The full-time nursing faculty includes Sandra Brisendine, Nancy Bansemer, Veda King, Lynnetta Stout, Gail Unruh and Steve Hecox, Director of Nursing/Allied Health Division chairperson.
One-hundred-seventy students representing nine high schools competed for prizes during Seward County Community College1s first-ever Extreme Challenge recently, which gave students the opportunity to see what programs are available on campus. Students competed in the areas of agriculture, accounting, administrative professionals, computer information systems, criminal justice, cosmetology, journalism and marketing management. Students from Elkhart, Rolla, Walsh, Colo., Boise City, Okla., Forgan, Okla., Satanta, Moscow, Turpin, Okla., and Liberal participated.

Jessica King of Rolla received an iPod Nano donated by First National Bank when her ticket was drawn from among the 68 students who chose to go on a campus tour while at SCCC.

The top overall winners in the Extreme Challenge were required to participate in more than one category. Kyla Clawson of Satanta was first-place overall winner and won a laptop computer and $300 SCCC scholarship; Shawn Cogburn, Walsh, Colo., was second and won a video Ipod and $300 SCCC scholarship; and Angela Schaeffer, Liberal, was third and won a portable DVD player.

Overall agriculture winners were Mandy Rollins of Satanta, first; Clawson, second; and Alissa Imler of Satanta, third. In agriculture1s agronomy contest, Rollins won first; Joel Kiehne, Satanta, second; and Imler, third.

In agricultural business, Clawson took first, Rollins, second; and Jason Becker of Turpin, third. Animal science contest winners were Clawson, first; Cogburn, second; and Cody Colantonio of Satanta, third.

Overall accounting winners were Ashley Myers, Elkhart, first; Kyla Clawson, second; and Chelsi Valdez, Moscow, third.

Overall Administrative professionals winners, which reflected compiled scores from keyboarding and document processing and business math application, were Nick Spain, Liberal, first; Megan Carr, Liberal, second; and Stephanie Piper, Liberal, third.

In the Computer Information Systems category, overall winners were Christopher Hull of Rolla, first; Jonathan Faulkner, Boise City, second; and Tyler Parks, Elkhart, third.

Criminal justice winners were Sara Morris of Forgan, first overall; Joe Bach of Liberal, second; and Daniel Unruh, Forgan, third. In the shooting category, Morris was first; Carrie Jo Davidson, Elkhart, second; and Tyler Koonce, Elkhart, third. In the 3Who Did It2 contest, the Liberal team of Caitlyn Laughlin, Bach, Andrea Hart, Komal Bhatka and James McElvania won first; the Satanta team of Orlando Padilla, Ben Fuentes, Esmeralda Valdez, Joanna Montoya and Nikki Salazar was second; and the Forgan team of Liz Livingston, Iris Jaquez, Krista Spurgeon, Sara Morris and Daniel Unruh was third.

In Cosmetology overall prizes were given to Lelie Rosas, Boise City, first; Dana Walker, Boise City, second; and Joanna Montoya, Satanta, third. In the nail art competition, Tori Wielett of Boise City won first; Nikki Salazar of Satanta, second; and Joanna Montoya, Satanta, third.

In Journalism, three Rolla students claimed the overall journalism awards.

Katy Hall, was first; Jessica King, second; and Valeria Pando, third. In the news writing category, Andrea Hart of Liberal earned first ; Pando, second; and Laughlin, third. For sports writing, Hall won first, King, second, and Chelsi Valdez, third. Associated Press/grammar/spelling winners were Hall, first; Bach, second; and Stephanie Rowe of Liberal, third.

In the Marketing/Management competition, Daniel Garcia of Satanta won first place overall; Cogburn, second; and Stacy Saythany of Liberal, third.
Students who recently completed Cosmetology II at Seward County Community College have been named to the President's and Dean's honor rolls.

Students who complete at least 15 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above and maintain a grade point average of 4.0 are eligible for the President's Honor Roll. Rachel Elisabeth Hinshaw of Perryton, Texas, and Daila Danielle Siemens of Meade were named to the President's Honor Roll.

The Dean's Honor Roll recognizes those students who maintained a 3.5 or greater grade point average and completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above. Osmaide Garcia and Amy Darlene Thompson, both of Liberal were named to the Dean's Honor Roll.