Seward County Community College will kick off its fall 2006 semester with evening classes beginning Monday, Aug. 21. Day classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Students who will be living in the Student Living Center will move in from 1-9 p.m., Aug. 19-20.

New students to SCCC in the fall who are planning to enroll full-time need to sign up for an early enrollment clinic at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3 or 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9.

Part-time students can enroll in fall classes on the SCCC campus from 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday. In addition, students can enroll from 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 21-24. Students who have a current application for admission online can enroll online at

For more information about enrolling this fall, call or email admissions at 620-629-2710 or
Seward County Community College is extending its courtesy card to residents 55 and older to individuals in Liberal and the surrounding communities.

Residents of Seward, Stevens, Grant, Hamilton, Stanton, Morton and Meade counties in Kansas, Cimarron, Texas and Beaver counties in Oklahoma, Dallam, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree, Lipscomb counties in Texas and Baca County in Colorado can apply for the SCCC Courtesy Card if they are at least 55 years old.

The card entitles the holder:

  1. to have the in-state or border county tuition rate waived by the college, student fees and special course fees will still apply;

  2. to use the swimming pool free of charge during open swim hours;

  3. to attend SCCC fine arts performances at no charge;

  4. to attend SCCC athletic events at no charge; and

  5. to receive a discounted membership to the SCCC Wellness Center.

To receive the card, individuals must complete an application, which is available at 1801 N. Kansas in the registrar1s office, the business office, the Wellness Center, and the SCCC Development Foundation office. The individual must have proof of age (drivers license) and proof of residency address in one of the eligible counties. Upon receipt of the completed application the college will mail a personalized card to the individual.

Seward County residents who already have a card may receive a new card by contacting the SCCC Development Foundation office at 620-629-2664 or one can be picked up in the foundation office.
Seward County Community College will be offering an eight-hour training course that is required if an individual would like to seek a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

The $100 course will be offered Saturdays through the SCCC Office of Business & Industry.

To put your name on a waiting list for the class, call 620-629-2653.
Individuals who will be first- or second-year students at Seward County Community College this fall can take advantage of a new federal grant.

The Academic Competitiveness Grant offers $750 for a student who has attempted between 0-24 hours and $1,300 for a student who has attempted between 25 and 48 hours.

To be eligible to apply for this grant, students must 1. be United States citizens, 2. be federal pell-grant recipients through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA), 3. have completed a rigorous secondary school program, 4. have graduated from high school after Jan. 1, 2005, and 5. have a 3.0 grade point average if they are a second year college student.

If a student meets the eligibility requirements for this new ACG grant and already has a processed FAFSA, he or she must go back to the form and make corrections to the form by selecting the ACG option. If a student has not yet filled out the FAFSA, he or she can check the ACG option as they fill out the form.

For additional information about this new federal grant, contact the SCCC director of financial aid, 629-2618 or
Steve Hefty of Stanton County High School recently participated in a "Teaching with Technology" workshop at Seward County Community College in Liberal. The workshop addressed an introduction to technology, learning with PowerPoint and using WebCT. Hefty also teaches physics and chemistry for SCCC at the high school.
Steve Hefty
As part of Kids College 2006 at Seward County Community College, these girls learned how to be a cheerleader as on of the many sessions available to children, grades 1-5. Others learned how to create and race solar-powered cars. Bobbi Ferguson taught cheerleading and Ed Hall taught solar-powered cars.
Solar Powered Cars
The 2006 Saints Volleyball Individual and Team Camps are scheduled to begin Monday, July 31 and continue through Thursday, August 3 at the Green House (SCCC Activities Building). Seward County Community College Head Volleyball Coach, Bert Luallen, and Lady Saints Assistant Coach, Alana Miller, along with current SCCC volleyball players will be instructing individual and team camps for 6th grade-12th grade girls.

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The 2006-07 school is ready to begin with the approval Monday of the budget for publication.

The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees approved the 2006-07 budget for publication, elected new officers and approved participation in a statewide deferred maintenance study.

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Seven students recently completed their coursework to graduate from the Seward County Community College Surgical Technology Program in Liberal, Kansas.

Graduating with an associate in applied science were Ashley Godfrey and Gurveer Sandhu, both of Liberal.

Graduating with a certificate of completion were Landrix Bailem, Elise Fisher and Kristen Sadler, all of Liberal; Paula Burns of Lakin; and Anna Stallbaumer of Minneola.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced the 2005-2006 Spring Academic Teams-of-the-Year. Seward County Community College was represented in three sports with menís and womenís tennis each ranking in the top four and baseball coming in the top 15. Academic teams were based on each sports cumulative grade point average.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national office has announced the 2005-2006 Academic All-Americans. Seward County Community College had seven student-athletes named to the prestigious list. The two levels of All-American stature are Distinguished (3.80-4.00 grade point average) and Academic (3.60-3.79 g.p.a.) All-American.

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