The Seward County Community College volleyball team played their first road match of the season on Wednesday at Lamar Community College. The No. 15 ranked Lady Saints defeated the Lady Lopes 30-17, 27-30, 30-24 and 30-17, in a non-conference match at Lamar, Colo. Freshman setter, Alex Droogsma, paced Seward County with a career-high 58 assists (14.5/game) in Seward County’s four game match victory. Seward County improves to 3-2 overall, while Lamar C.C. falls to 0-6 overall this season.

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Students in Seward County Community College1s Cosmetology program in Liberal recently participated in the Students of Cosmetology Organization1s competition that was held at Sidney1s Hairdressing College in Hutchinson.

Gustavo Serna of Liberal placed first in the nail competition and Tina Ward-Martinez of Liberal placed second in long hair design and make-up.

Other participants were Rachel Hinshaw, Perryton, Texas, who participated in long hair design and make-up, and Ally Shephard, Hugoton, who participated in long hair design and make-up and cut, color and style. Each competitor received products and supplies for their participation in the contest.

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Seward County Community College Business & Industry will offer basic computer courses for individuals with limited knowledge of the computer.

Beginning computer:using a computer will be offered from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 in A136 and 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 23 in AA101.

Beginning computer:understanding the internet will be offered from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26 in A136 and 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 30 in AA101.

Beginning Word will be offered from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 17 in A136 and 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Oct. 21 in AA101.

Beginning Excel will be offered from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 in A136 and 10 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 28 in AA101.

Beginning Access will be offered from 9 a.m.-12 noon, Saturday, Nov. in AA101.

These noncredit classes are $25 per two- or three-hour course.

To sign up for either course, call 620-629-2650 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 650 or email
A number of cosmetology students at Seward County Community College recently graduated from the program.

Receiving an associate in applied science degree was Rachel Hinshaw of Perryton, Texas. Receiving certificates of completion were Samantha Fuller, Turpin, Okla.; Osmaide Garcia and Gustavo Serna, both of Liberal; Magadalena

(Mesta) Marquez, Guymon, Okla.; Maria (Soledad) Rodriguez, Ulysses; Daila Siemens, Meade; and Billie Robertson, Elkhart.

In addition Garcia, Hinshaw and Siemens were all named to the president's honor roll for completing at least 15 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above and maintaining a grade point average of 4.0.
Seward County Community College's Colvin Adult Learning Center, 10th and Kansas in Liberal, offers a variety of English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education class for individuals in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles.

Different levels of English as a Second Language, 0-4, are all offered from 9-11 a.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at the Colvin Center. ESL Level-multi is offered from 11:30-1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

In addition, the Colvin Center also offers ESL classes from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday at both Cottonwood Intermediate School and Washington Elementary School. ESL classes are offered in Hugoton from 1:15-3:15 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Adult Basic Education classes are offered in Hugoton 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Adult Basic Education classes are also offered from 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 5:30-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Citizenship classes are offered from 1-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

For information about any of these classes, call or come by the Colvin Adult Learning Center, 620-626-3131 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 131.
The work of William F. McKeen III, better known as Willy to his friends and family, lives on through his poetry.

Willy, a Liberal High School graduate, was hiking with his cousin in 2000 when he became rim-rocked and fell to his death. He was a student, an adventurer, a writer and more. Above all, he loved and believed in education.

His published work that includes the following poem is available through his family or at the Seward County Community College Library, LHS library or Liberal Memorial Library. The book includes poetry, journals and recipes by Willy as well as remembrances from friends and family.

When I have fallen,
I see myself,
Pick myself up
With the dust,
The dredge of life

I can still walk
It will weigh me down.
Without it though
There is no sign I had ever fallen.
-Wm F McKeen III

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced their 2006 Pre-Season Top 20 poll. Seward County Community College received a No. 15 ranking in the first poll of the 2006 season. The Lady Saints have now been ranked in the NJCAA Top 20 poll for the last 12 years. The SCCC volleyball programs first ranking came in 1995, under then head coach Dave Wilbers. This season the Seward County Lady Saints have started the season with a 2-2 overall record. SCCC defeated Cisco J.C. and Garden City C.C. last weekend in the SCCC Kick-Off Classic in Liberal.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced their 2006 Pre-Season All-American’s. Seward County Community College returning sophomore outside hitter Janete Ferreira, was named a Pre-Season Third Team All-American. Ferreira was one of 18 players who were named First, Second or Third team pre-season All-American. Ferreira was joined by fellow KJCCC player, Ana Kokanovic (Colby C.C.), who was also selected third team.

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An exciting weekend of volleyball finished at the Green House on Saturday night, with Frank Phillips College winning the SCCC Kick-Off Classic on the campus at Seward County Community College. Following the final match of the classic, the All-Tournament Team was announced. All-Tournament selections were voted on by head coaches from all five teams that competed in the Kick-Off Classic.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball team completed the SCCC Kick-Off Classic on Saturday with a victory and a loss. Seward County dropped their match against Frank Phillips College 21-30, 26-30 and 25-30. Frank Phillips finished the classic with a perfect 4-0 record, winning the Kick-Off Classic championship. The Lady Saints won the final match of the day against conference foe Garden City Community College. SCCC needed four games to defeat the Lady Broncbusters 30-24, 30-27, 28-30 and 30-15. Seward County is now 2-2 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College volleyball season is underway and so is the 2006 SCCC Kick-Off Classic, which began on Friday and continues through Saturday at the Green House on the campus of SCCC. The Lady Saints came out victorious in their season debut against Cisco Junior College. SCCC defeated the Lady Wranglers 30-12, 30-16 and 30-21. In the final match on Friday, Seward County dropped their match against New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) 26-30, 30-19, 27-30 and 27-30. Seward County is now 1-1 overall this season with two matches scheduled for Saturday.

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Seward County Community College Head Cheerleading Coach, Scarlette Frydendall, has announced the 2006-2007 SCCC cheerleading squad. Frydendall accepted the head coaching position at SCCC on June 14. In just two months she has recruited 16 cheerleaders to join the Seward County cheerleading squad for the upcoming athletic year. Only five cheerleaders remain from the 2005-2006 squad that Frydendall inherited in the middle of June.

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The SCCC Kick-Off Classic volleyball tournament begins tomorrow, August 25 at the Green House, on the campus of Seward County Community College. The two-day classic will have matches starting at 11:00 a.m. continuing through 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Seward County Lady Saints will welcome Cisco (TX) Junior College, Frank Phillips (TX) College, Garden City Community College and New Mexico Military Institute to this year’s classic.

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Entering the 2006 volleyball season Seward County Community College Head Coach Bert Luallen will notice quite a bit has changed in one year. Gone from last year are six graduated sophomores, including one of the top players in the history of the program, Kelli Kirkwood. New to the program in 2006 are eight incoming freshman and a new assistant coach, Alana Rowland. Luallen is not only optimistic about the new faces that have joined him this year, but he is also ready to see the team succeed with youth as a focal point for the Seward County volleyball program in 2006.

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Seward County Community College Head Volleyball Coach Bert Luallen, has announced the volleyball programs 2006 schedule. Luallen and the Lady Saints open their 2006 season this weekend hosting the SCCC Kick-Off Classic in the Green House. Seward County’s schedule has them playing eight home-dates, including the SCCC Invitational, a two-day round-robin tournament in the middle of October (13-14). Seward County is coming off a 24-15 overall record in 2004, where they finished third in the Jayhawk Conference and fourth at the NJCAA Region VI Tournament.

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The Seward County Community College office of Sports Information has announced the release of the 2006 SCCC Volleyball Media Guide. This year’s download-publication (pdf) has all of the information on the 2006 Lady Saints team, as well as information dating back to the program’s first season in 1973. This first-time publication documents all the years of Lady Saints volleyball including media information, coaching bio’s, player bio’s, 2006 preview, 2005 season in review, graduating sophomore (2005) bio’s, history of Seward County Volleyball and more. Get an inside look at Lady Saints Volleyball and also see the facilities of Seward County Community College in this year’s 76 page download-publication.

To view the 2006 Volleyball Media Guide click here.
The Seward County Community College athletic department is in need of an official scorebook keeper for all SCCC Lady Saints Volleyball home matches. The person hired for this position will receive compensation and training. If you are interested in helping out this season please contact the SCCC Athletic Department at (620) 629-2731. Thank you.
The Seward County Community College volleyball team is on campus and is getting ready for the 2006 season. Before any action took place on the court, the 2006 version of the Lady Saints along with Head Coach Bert Luallen, Assistant Coach Alana Miller, and their athletic trainers and student-managers took on the Seward County Community College Challenge/Ropes course.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees held its regular meeting Monday evening, which included the annual budget hearing. At the conclusion of the budget hearing, the Board approved the FY2007 operating budget, which includes a decrease of 0.586 mills. This is the second year in a row in which the Board lowered the mill levy following a decrease in the FY2006 budget of 2.0 mills. The authorized budget is $16,932,917 with $8,121,900 from local tax revenues.

In other action the Board approved employment of Ty Hughbanks, biology instructor, and Susan Ingland and Tracey Stucky-Gardner as nursing instructors. Resignations were accepted from Gail Unruh, nursing instructor, and Treva Braun, administrative professionals instructor. The Board approved the revision to Board Policy 201, Membership, reflecting the new officers, who were elected at the July 24 Trustee meeting.

The Board approved the bid of $5,386 from Southern Office Supply, Liberal, for the printing of 1,800 copies of the All-Sports Program for the 2006-2007 athletic teams. The Board also authorized administration to purchase and solicit bids for the capital outlay items for the 2007 academic year. Southwest Glass and Door of Liberal was authorized, through a quote process, to replace the windows and glazing of the Shank Humanities building including installation of an automatic door in the southwest entry to the building.

Associate Dean of Educational Services, Dale Reed, provided the Board with a report of participation of Kids College indicating several new courses gaining popularity including the Leadership Challenge Course and Solar Powered Cars. Over 80 enrollments were recorded for the two weeks of classes and activities.

Dean of Students, Dr. Randy Smith, reported that enrollment continues to climb with additional enrollment clinics scheduled. The Student Living Center will be open for student occupancy on Saturday, Aug. 19, including a “back to school” picnic.

Dr. Duane Dunn, President, reported on recent changes in NJCAA policies and the KJCCC student athlete work-study report. All of the Jayhawk Conference member colleges have voluntarily begun submitting student athlete work-study information in order to determine if any variances may be occurring. The report is under review and will continue to be monitored throughout the year. Dr. Dunn, Vernon Welch, USD 480 Superintendent, and Ed Poley, SWKTS Director, are in the process of collecting data and information to provide to the Board of Trustees and the USD 480 Board of Education regarding the enrollment trends and state aid formulas for technical education programs offered at SCCC and SWKTS.

The next regular Trustee meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.
Suzanne Campbell, Medical Laboratory Technician program coordinator/instructor at Seward County Community College, was recently recognized for her work in the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (KSCLS). She is the recipient of the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Omicron Sigma award.

First awarded in 1977, Omicron Sigma is the ASCLS PresidentA1s honor roll for outstanding service. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Scientists annually recognizes members for outstanding service at the state, regional, and national level. This is the second year that Campbell has been recognized for her efforts. For the last two years, she has served as a board member of KSCLS. During the upcoming year, Campbell will serve as president-elect. Campbell has been an active member of the society since 1996.

She has also served as the southwest Kansas district representative and the program committee chair for the annual state continuing education meeting. "It is an honor to be selected by one's peers for this distinction," said Campbell, who has also been the past recipient of the Key to the Future award from KSCLS. This award is given to those individuals demonstrating increased involvement and leadership capabilities in the society.
Lindy Ray, second year medical laboratory technician student at Seward County Community College, is the recipient of the Outstanding Student Award for the Kansas Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Ray lives in Ohio but is enrolled in SCCC's online MLT program. Three years ago, laboratory personnel from Fremont Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Ohio, contacted Suzanne Campbell, MLT program coordinator about forming a partnership to train current phlebotomists to become medical laboratory technicians. Ray was admitted to the second year curriculum of the MLT program in August 2005.

Ray received the outstanding student award after being nominated by her advisor and instructor, Suzanne Campbell. "Lindy is the top of her class", Campbell said. "She works very hard and demonstrates superior academic performance. Even though Lindy is a non-traditional student, she has done an excellent job of balancing her priorities between work, school and family. I am pleased that my state professional organization recognizes outstanding laboratory professionals of the future."

Ray will complete her advanced clinical practicum in September. Upon earning her associate1s degree, she will be employed at Fremont Memorial Hospital as a medical laboratory technician. She plans to pursue her bachelor1s of science degree in clinical laboratory science.
The Seward County Community College women’s basketball program had one of their incoming freshman shine last week at the Oklahoma Senior All-Star Game. Incoming freshman Chontaye Walter was one of the star performers last Wednesday, July 26, in the Large Class Oklahoma State All-Star Game at Oral Roberts University. The All-Star Game featured the brightest young prospects from the 2006 graduating class.

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The Seward County Community College baseball program currently has five former players playing in the Minor Leagues for Major League Baseball organizations. Former Saints in the minor leagues are Jared Cranston (Giants), Jason Van Kooten (Rockies), Danny Vais (Twins), Cory Patton (Blue Jays) and Anthony Pannone (Giants). The Saints baseball program has been under the guidance of Head Coach Galen McSpadden for the past 25 years. In his career as head coach he has mentored 73 players (71 since 1993) who have been selected or who have signed professional contracts with Major League Baseball organizations.

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