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The Seward County Community College baseball doubleheader against Barton County Community College scheduled for Saturday in Liberal has been postponed due to inclement field conditions. The Saints (19-15, 6-4) and the Cougars (16-13, 3-3) have reschedule their Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader for Friday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at Brent Gould Field on the campus of SCCC.
The Seward County Community College volleyball team has been ranked 10th nationally in the National Junior College Athletic Association Fall Academic Teams of the Year. The Lady Saints accumulated a team grade point average of 3.42 for the fall academic semester.

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Seward County Community College freshman Tegan Cunningham has been named a 2007 Kodak/WBCA First Team All-American. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Eastman Kodak Company announced their 25th year of the Kodak/WBCA All-American Team last week. Cunningham, a 6-foot-1-inch forward from Doncaster, Australia, was named to the first team among the top 10 players in the nation. Seward County freshman guard Chontaye Walter was named to the Honorable Mention All-American list.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader against Garden City Community College on Wednesday afternoon at Williams Stadium in Garden City. SCCC freshman Tomas Cruz pitched 5.1 innings of relief to help lead the Saints in a 7-3 victory in game-two, after entering the game in the second inning with the bases loaded and two outs. Seward County was defeated by the Broncbusters in game-one, 8-3. The Saints are now 19-15 overall and 6-4 in the Jayhawk West, while Garden City is now 19-11 overall and 5-3 in conference competition.

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Entering Tuesday’s non-conference doubleheader, the Seward County Community College softball team had the fourth best team winning percentage in the nation. After sweeping Clarendon College 5-4 and 11-2 (five-innings), the No. 20 nationally-ranked Lady Saints pushed their team winning percentage even higher as they improve their overall record to 31-5 (.861) overall this season. Jennifer Collins hit the game winning home run in the sixth inning in game-one, and Stephanie McCarthy earned both wins on the mound pitching in a total of eight innings for Seward County as they recorded their 12th doubleheader sweep of the season. Seward County also improved to 10-0 at Lady Saints Softball Field this season where they have scored at least 10 runs in seven of the 10 games on their home field.

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The Seward County Community College nursing program has just received official notification from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) of the licensure results for the 2006 graduates.
The SCCC Associate Degree Nursing program pass rate for first time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) was 100 percent, compared to the Kansas average pass rate of 86.02 percent and the national average pass rate was 88.11 percent. The SCCC Associate Degree Nursing program had its first graduating class in 1982 and there have been five graduating classes with 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam (1982, 1983, 1985, 1991, 2006)
For the second year in a row, the SCCC Practical Nursing program pass rate for first time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) was 100 percent. The Kansas average pass rate was 93.34 percent and the national average pass rate was 87.87 percent. The SCCC Practical Nursing program had its first graduating class in 1979 and there have been 14 graduating classes with 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN exam (1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006).
“We are very proud of our graduates and the hard work necessary to achieve these results,” stated Steve Hecox, director of Nursing at SCCC. “This is only the second time in the history of the SCCC nursing programs that both the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national exams during the same year. Our nursing faculty are very dedicated individuals who strive to provide the best learning experiences possible for the students. We certainly appreciate the support of the SCCC administration and Board of Trustees as well as the support provided by the employees of Southwest Medical Center, our medical community, and other clinical affiliates located in Liberal and in the surrounding communities.”
"Obtaining my nursing degree through SCCC and Epworth was the most rewarding and intense time of my life,” said Jessica Linaweaver, 2006 ADN graduate. “I jumped feet first into a pool of the most supportive people I had ever met. Everyone from the instructors to the janitors were there every step of the way with words of encouragement to keep my spirits high and my goal of becoming a RN right in front of me at all times. I never once felt like a number, and each instructor took the time to help me with any problem I may have had immediately. I have great pride and admiration for SCCC, Epworth, and each and every employee that I came in contact with over those wonderful three years. I take to work with me each and every one of them, and thank them everyday for what I have now as a career."
Full-time nursing faculty are Nancy Bansemer, Sandra Brisendine, Veda King, Susan Ingland, Tracey Stuckey-Gardner, and Steve Hecox.
For additional information regarding the nursing program at Seward County Community College, contact Steve Hecox at steve.hecox@sccc.edu or call 620-626-3027.


The Seward County Community College baseball team swept Pratt Community College 12-2 (five innings) and 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader sweep is the first for the Saints this season. Sophomore Erik Hegstad hit three home runs and sophomore Toby Davis launched two home runs for the Saints in the doubleheader. The Saints improve to 18-14 overall this season and to 5-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Ninth-place Pratt falls to 0-4 overall and to 0-4 in Jayhawk West Conference play. The Saints are currently in second-place in the Western Division.

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Seward County Community College men’s basketball coach Dave Brown has announced his resignation as head basketball coach. Brown recently completed his 15th season as a coach at SCCC, including the past 11 years as head coach of the Saints. Brown was hired in 1992-93 as an assistant coach to then head coach Dale Reed. After spending four years as the assistant coach for SCCC, Brown was named head coach in 1996-97. During his tenure at the helm of the Saints program, Brown became the all-time career wins leader and winning percentage leader in Saints men’s basketball history.

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The No. 2 seeded Seward County Community College women’s basketball team defeated No. 15 seeded Walters State Community College 56-45, in the first round of the NJCAA D-I National Tournament on Tuesday evening at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. The defense of SCCC led the way as they advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. against No. 10 seed Salt Lake Community College. Seward County freshman forward Tegan Cunningham was the only player in Monday night’s game to score in double-figures with a game-high 20 points. Seward County improves their overall record to 34-1 overall this season.

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The Seward County Community College softball team split their opening doubleheader in Phoenix, Ariz., against Glendale Community College on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Saints dropped the first contest 4-3, as Glendale made a late comeback to win the game in the bottom of the seventh inning. Seward County collected the split with a 7-1 victory in the nightcap with several players having big games at the plate. Sophomore Stephanie McCarthy allowed just one run picking up her team-leading 12th victory of the season. The Lady Saints are now 23-5 overall this season and remain 8-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team has started their Phoenix spring break trip with a 2-2 overall record. The Saints split against Glendale Community College on Saturday, winning game-one 4-3 and losing game-two 15-4. Seward County was in action again on Sunday splitting two non-conference games against Seminole State College and Fort Scott Community College. The Saints left runners on base against Seminole State and couldn’t get the big hit losing 3-1, and then picked up a win in their final game of the day against Fort Scott, 11-8. No. 17 Seward County is now 13-11 overall this season and remain 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference. The Saints will continue play in Phoenix on Monday against Chandler Gilbert Community College at 2 p.m.

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The Seward County Community College softball team is nearing the half-way point of their 2007 season. On Thursday afternoon Seward County continued their perfect conference season with a sweep on the road at Colby Community College. The Lady Saints defeated Colby 6-0 in game-one and 10-1 in game-two. Sophomore pitcher Dana McLaren tossed her second one-hitter of the season in game-one and sophomore outfielder Haley Martin hit her first career home run in the nightcap. Seward County improves to 22-4 overall, 8-0 in the Jayhawk West and is now 2-0 in District play. Colby falls to 3-11 overall, 1-5 in the Jayhawk West and 2-2 in the District standings.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Women’s Director announced the 2007 NJCAA D-I Region VI Women’s Basketball All-Region Teams on Thursday morning. Seward County Community College freshman Tegan Cunningham received the most votes and was named Region VI Player of the Year. Cunningham was also named First Team All-Region along with sophomore teammate, Taushelle Rushing, who received the seventh most votes among the Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East women’s players. The All-Region teams include 10 first team selections and five honorable mention picks.

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The National Junior College Athletic Association Region VI Men’s Director announced the 2007 NJCAA D-I Region VI Men’s Basketball All-Region Teams on Thursday morning. Seward County Community College sophomore Theron Wilson was named First Team and received the sixth most votes among the Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East men’s players. Sophomore Julian Allen (Garden City C.C.) was named Region VI Most Valuable Player. The All-Region teams include 10 first team selections and five honorable mention picks.

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The Seward County Community College baseball team split their eighth consecutive doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon against Hutchinson Community College. The Saints split the conference doubleheader with the Blue Dragons at Brent Gould Field with SCCC winning game-one 7-6, in come from behind fashion, and the Dragons dominating the Saints 12-4 in the nightcap. No. 17 Seward County is now 11-9 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Hutchinson moves their record to 14-5 overall and to 3-1 in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees will meeting for a special work session at 7:30 a.m., Friday, March 16 in the Hobble Academic Building Board Room.





The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team won the NJCAA D-I Region VI Tournament against Coffeyville Community College 68-65, in overtime on Wednesday night at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. It was the most dramatic game of the season for the No. 1 seeded Lady Saints (33-1) as they defeated tournament No. 2 seed Coffeyville C.C. (30-4). The Seward County basketball program continues their dominating ways in the Region VI Tournament winning their fifth title in the last nine years. The Lady Saints were led by their three Region VI All-Tournament Team selections, Chontaye Walter, Taushelle Rushing and Most Valuable Player Tegan Cunningham. Seward County will advance to the NJCAA D-I National Tournament in Salina on Mar. 20-24, at the Bicentennial Center.

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An SCCC faculty member recently had an article published in the December 2006 issue of “Women in Higher Education.” Dr. Suzanne Campbell, Medical Laboratory Technician coordinator, wrote “How to Move from Lab Bench to Administration,” a synopsis of a presentation that she gave at the Women in Educational Leadership Conference in October.
The overall theme of the data is related to skills and knowledge that women need to be successful in higher education administration, said Campbell, who said this was a part of her doctoral dissertation. The data was gleaned from doing interviews with eight women with academic backgrounds in medical technology, who now hold positions as higher education administrators.
The article covered getting to the right place at the right time, having the right navigational skills and paying the price that comes with being in the right place. Specific opportunities, skills, and knowledge are required for women to move into administrative positions.
“There are also challenges and barriers with members of the ‘old boys club’ and not being viewed as competent by your male peers,” she said. “The women discussed these challenges as well. Most of the participants in the study had a spouse and children so it was vital that they be able to balance their careers, family and personal time. Often times this balance was precarious.”
Campbell also presented this information at the Clinical Laboratory Educator’s Conference recently.

Seward County Community College is participating in a WaterLINK minigrant that will give the college the opportunity to incorporate service learning into an existing course.
All WaterLINK projects must be related to restoring and/or preserving water quality in a Kansas community, said Todd Carter, Natural Science and Mathematics Division chair and writer of the grant.
The Field Biology class will be collecting biological and chemical water quality data on the Cimarron River in Arkalon Park, Carter said. “Our community partner is the Arkalon Board and our state partner is the Geohydrology section of the Kansas Geological Survey. The Geohydrology lab will check our chemical measurements by testing water samples in their lab. They want to be able to use our data in future studies.”
The $5,000 grant must be completed by August 2007. Students enrolled in Field Biology and some students from SCCC’s Pathways student organization will work with Ty Hughbanks during the field study. Other instructors who will assist with the grant are Jared Haas, Dr. Cindy Handley and Todd Carter.
The Seward County Community College softball team hit 11 home runs in a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader sweep against Dodge City Community College on Thursday afternoon in Dodge City. The Lady Saints improved their winning streak to 14 games, including six conference wins in a row, with a 10-1 win in game-one and a 14-4 (five innings) victory in the nightcap. Sophomore designated player Sarah Venegas led the SCCC offense with four home runs, including three straight home runs in game-two. Seward County improves to 17-3 overall this season and to 6-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Dodge City falls to 4-4 overall and to 4-2 in conference competition.

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The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, in cooperation with Eastman Kodak Company, announced on Thursday the finalists for the 2007 Kodak/WBCA All-America Junior College/Community College Basketball Team. Seward County Community College freshmen Tegan Cunningham and Chontaye Walter are among the 32 finalists who are voted upon by WBCA members and coaches in each of the nine WBCA geographical regions. Cunningham and Walter are in the running to be selected to the 10 member Kodak/WBCA All-American Team.

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The Seward County Community College Chi Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community college students, recently inducted students into membership in an afternoon ceremony in the SCCC Theater.
New inititiates include Jose DonJuan, Gyavira Fossoh, Mark Grande, Holly Krause, Melissa Morales, Nancy Ortiz, Yonlada Piyaphan, Dorinda Rivera-Rose, Tyler Robinson, Michael Stegman, Stella Taylor, Gailyn Unruh, Sean Womble, all of Liberal; Flor Galindo and Heather Zerr, Ulysses; Calvin Wright, Elkhart; Nicole Gold and Arika Gustafson, Hugoton; Ashley Graham, Harper; Jennifer Hataway, Johnson; Alissa Imler, Satanta; Melissa St. Clair, Garden City; Jessica Swan and Paul Fisher, Johnson; Lucas Wempe, Lawrence; Tammie Clements, Kismet; Natalie Dobie, Moscow; Just Baldridge, Tyrone, Okla.; Jacob Elder and Leo Hernandez, Hooker, Okla.; Logan Grazier, Keyes, Okla.; Erica Herrera and Brent Hilliard, Lubbock, Texas; Blake Williams and Crystal Barrow, Perryton, Texas; and Nathaniel Weems, Centennial, Colo.
Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society committed to academic excellence, scholarship, leadership development, fellowship and service to community. Membership is based upon academic achievement with faculty members reviewing potential members to assess their character and citizenship before they are invited to join. Eligible students must have completed at least fifteen credit hours at SCCC and must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better in college-level courses.
In the largest upset in the Region VI Tournament since 2005, the No. 13 seeded Seward County Community College men’s basketball team shocked tournament No. 4 seed Independence Community College 76-75, with a remarkable comeback in the second-half to advance to the NJCAA Region VI Tournament in Wichita on Sunday. The Saints used a 29-12 run in the second-half to come back from a 13 point deficit at halftime to defeat the Pirates who were the Jayhawk East Conference runner-up this season. Seward County improves to 17-13 overall and Independence ends their season with a 20-11 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team defeated Neosho County Community College 98-37, in the NJCAA Region VI First Round Playoff game on Wednesday night at the Green House in Liberal. Seward County, the Region VI Tournament No. 1 seed was led by five double-figure scorers as they had no trouble with the tournament’s No. 16 seed Neosho County. Seward County sophomore Taushelle Rushing also had a special evening breaking the Lady Saints all-time single-season record for steals with 183. Seward County will advance to the Region VI Tournament Quarterfinals where they will play No. 8 seed Labette Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 10 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. Seward County improves to 30-1 overall and Neosho County completes their season with a 4-27 overall record.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept Hutchinson Community College 5-0 and 16-8 in a Jayhawk West Conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at Hutchinson C.C. Seward County’s pitching staff didn’t allow an earned run in the doubleheader and the Lady Saints pounded out 25 base hits including four home runs for their 11th and 12th consecutive victories this season. Seward County improves to 15-3 overall and to 4-0 in the Jayhawk West. Hutchinson falls to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in Western Division competition.

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In addition to the continued discussion of consolidation between Seward County Community College and Southwest Kansas Technical School, the SCCC Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss changes in the tuition grant policy, the student living center contract and the addition of dance to the list of activities offered at the college.
The board approved a change in Board Policy 412 regarding In-District Tuition Grants. The change expands the eligibility of part-time tuition grants to students who are enrolled in less than 15 credit hours. Currently the policy provides part-time tuition grants to students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours.
In addition, the board approved an increase in student living center rates of $50 per semester for both the double occupancy and private room charges effective fall 2007. Semester rates will be $2,050 for dorm/double occupancy and $2,300 for dorm/private. The increase will primarily offset the cost of the food service portion of the contract.
Although members of the Liberal USD 480 and SCCC boards had not met jointly to discuss the merger between the college and the Southwest Kansas Technical School, Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, presented some procedural updates that will govern such a merger. The administration hopes to have a consolidation document drafted for approval at the April 2 board meeting.
The college does not need special legislation to continue with the consolidation, Dunn told the board. Because the technical school is a “Type I” school under the governance of a single USD board of Education, the USD 480 board has the authority to transfer management of the school to SCCC without specific legislation. Staff members of the Kansas Board of Regents will include the merger on the KBOR agenda once SCCC and USD 480 request it.
In addition, the funding distribution formula for post-secondary aid is under review. Two separate pieces of legislation have been introduced which impact that distribution formula, Dunn said. One bill would equalize the funding distribution rate to all merged institutions and a second bill would require technical schools, including SWKTS, to merge with an area community college. The post-secondary amount SCCC would receive may not be what is currently being awarded to SWKTS and a legislatively mandated merger may enhance the college’s requests for incentive funds.
Linda Billings of Byron Bird & Associates presented the fiscal 2006 audit. The audit report indicated no statutory or budgetary violations and a sound fiscal report of the College’s operations.
The board approved “dance” as a new activity beginning with the 2007-08 academic year. This would require a part-time coach, travel and uniforms funded through the college budget and up to 10 scholarships funded through the SCCC Development Foundation. Other Kansas Community Colleges that have a dance team are Allen County, Barton County, Butler, Cloud County, Cowley, Dodge City, Fort Scott, Highland, Independence, Johnson County, Neosho County and Pratt. Dance is not recognized as an NJCAA sport; however, the team would perform primarily during the basketball season.
For the second consecutive year, the college’s Blue Cross/Blue Shield rates will decrease, said Tommy Williams, dean of administrative services. This would result in approximately $53,000 in premium savings for the college during the 2007-08 school year.
Williams also told the board that new signs for the perimeter of campus have arrived and will be placed around campus by the maintenance staff.
Beginning March 19, the old green seats will be removed from the SCCC gymnasium and replaced with new seats. Anyone who is interested in obtaining any of the old seats may contact administrative services at the college for information on removing the seats, and the dates the seats will be available.
In other action, the board
1. accepted the resignation of Jon Armstrong, director of admissions; and
2. approved a per credit hour salary rate change for adjunct faculty from $375 to $400 for bachelor’s degrees and $400 to $450 for master’s degrees.
The next board meeting is Monday, April 2 in the college board room.
The Seward County Community College baseball team opened their Jayhawk West Conference schedule on Tuesday with a doubleheader split against defending Region VI Tournament Champion Butler C.C. at Brent Gould Field in Liberal. The Saints fell to the Grizzlies 12-10 (eight innings) in game-one, with Seward County winning game-two 9-2. Butler out-slugged the Saints and took advantage of four SCCC errors to win the opener. Seward County then rebounded with a dominating win in game-two, behind a complete game pitching effort from freshman Nathaniel Weems. Seward County is now 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the Jayhawk West Conference. Butler is now 8-2 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team will be playing in the NJCAA Region VI First Round Playoff at the Green House on Wednesday, Mar. 7, against Neosho County Community College. The No. 2 Lady Saints (29-1) will host the Lady Panthers (4-26) at 6 p.m. FREE tickets for Wednesday night’s game will be at the following sponsors locations: Wheatridge Park & Care Center, Stu Emmert’s Automotive and Days Inn, along with First National Bank in Liberal.
Seward County Community College sophomore men’s basketball players Theron Wilson and Michael Tyree were named Jayhawk West All-Conference on Monday afternoon by Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials. The Jayhawk West & East men’s basketball All-Conference teams were announced and Wilson was named Second Team All-Conference and Tyree was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Barton County C.C. head coach Craig Fletchall was named Conference Coach of the Year, Garden City C.C. sophomore Julian Allen was named Conference Most Valuable Player and Cloud County C.C. freshman Ricky Jackson was named Conference Freshman of the Year.

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Seward County Community College women’s basketball head coach Toby Wynn has been named Jayhawk West Conference Coach of the Year and freshman Tegan Cunningham has been named Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player and Jayhawk West Conference Freshman of the Year. Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference officials announced today the Jayhawk West and Jayhawk East All-Conference teams and Seward County C.C. racked up the honors with Wynn and Cunningham receiving top honors and Taushelle Rushing (First Team), Chontaye Walter (Second Team) and Chelsea Blackshear (Honorable Mention) also being named to the All-Conference list.

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The Seward County Community College softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader from Northern Oklahoma College-Tonkawa 10-9 and 7-2, on Sunday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field in Liberal. The Lady Saints extend their current winning streak to 10 games over the last two and a half weeks. Seward County hit five home runs and was led by sophomore outfielder Lili Franco, who went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, two RBI and a home run in the doubleheader. Seward County improves to 13-3 overall this season and remains 2-0 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees met Monday and addressed student tuition and fees for the 2007-08 school year, as well as heard reports from the Colvin Adult Learning Center and the Mathematics program.
Following a presentation from the administration, the board approved the same tuition and fees for the 2007-08 school year. Tuition and fees for an in-state student will remain at $62 per credit hour. Border county tuition and fees will remain $72 per credit hour, out-of-state and international, $85 per credit hour and Seward Online, $86 per credit hour. This will be the second year in a row in which SCCC has not increased the credit hour tuition/fee amount.
According to a recent study, there continues to be a great need for Adult Basic Education in Kansas especially in the areas of English as a Second Language and the program designed to seek the GED, and this is true in the Liberal area as well, according to Dr. Susan Lukawgo, director of the Colvin Adult Learning Center, who gave a report to the Board Monday. Student participation this year has exceeded participation in 2006, indicating a continual trend for individuals seeking to improve their English speaking and writing skills and seeking to complete their Kansas State High School diploma. The Colvin Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As part of the year-long celebration, the students at the Colvin Center invite the public to enjoy foods from around the world from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12, at the Colvin Center.
In the past year, the center has served 549 students in both Liberal and Hugoton in a variety of areas including ESL, GED, citizenship and children’s literacy and education.
The Colvin Center offers assistance to students who need to prepare to take the General Education Development Tests that lead to a Kansas State High School Diploma.
Lukwago said that the cost per student is $557.74 compared to the state average of $648.55.
Each May the center holds a graduation ceremony for those who have completed the requirements for the GED and have passed all five official tests. This year’s graduation is Sunday, May 6. Students from Hugoton will have an opportunity to participate in the graduation ceremony this year.
One of the greatest successes of the Colvin Center is that 100 percent of the students in the citizenship classes successfully complete their interview process in Wichita. Part of that success of citizenship is attributed to Elva Morales who works with these students, said Lukwago.
Following a presentation by Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction, the board approved the Mathematics Program Review with the next formal review scheduled in five years.
In the future, the math department plans to identify and address curricular gaps in the current developmental curriculum, if they exist, and to improve the process for assessing program outcomes.
In addition, the program will evaluate the student waiver process to determine if students are enrolled in a class that they are not prepared to take. One way to address this is through improved advising processes and in-house assessment to see if the student is really ready a class.
Rapp also told the board that Doralia Reynolds, former SCCC Business Division Chair and EduKan online instructor, was selected by eCollege for the Outstanding Online Instructor Award. She was recognized for her innovation and development of the online marketing classes she teaches through EduKan.
Sixteen SCCC students who are members of SCCC’s Students in Free Enterprise placed first in regional competition in Miami and will move on to nationals in Dallas.
The green seats have been removed from the college gym with 52 of the original seats being sold. The floor is now being prepared for installation of the new seats. Expected completion date will be prior to graduation May 12.
Anyone who would like to purchase a brass plate for the back of one of the new seats, may make a donation to the SCCC Development Foundation for a minimum of $50 per plate. This is an opportunity to promote a business, show support of SCCC as an alumnus or friend or honor the memory of someone.
The board congratulated Coach Toby Wynn and the Lady Saints basketball team on their third-place finish in the national NJCAA women’s basketball tournament.
In other action, the board
1. accepted the resignation of Burke Ewing, Adult Basic Education examiner; Dave Brown, head men’s basketball coach; and Aaron Novack, director of student activities;
2. accepted the proposal from Byron Bird and Associates of Liberal in the amount of $26,000 to perform the fiscal 2007 independent audit; and
3. extended contracts for the FY08 year to faculty and professional exempt employees as recommended by the administration.
The public is invited to an open house, from 12 noon-2 p.m., Saturday, April 14 on the main campus. The open house will include a live band, a live broadcast, free hot dogs and a variety giveaway items. In addition, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will sign autographs. The Saints all-sports banquet is 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 in conference rooms A-D. The spring musical “Annie” will be performed at 7:30 p.m., April 26-27 in the theater. Reserved tickets are now on sale.
The next board meeting will be Monday, May 7 in the SCCC board room.

The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team closed out their regular season schedule with a convincing 105-71 victory over Colby Community College, on sophomore recognition night at the Green House. SCCC Sophomores Martrelle Patterson, Hank Harris, Michael Tyree and Theron Wilson played for the last time at the Green House in the Saints 34 point victory. Each of the Saints sophomores scored in double-figures and Seward County shot 56 percent from the field in the second-half. The Saints finish the regular season in seventh-place in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 16-13 overall record and a 7-9 record in the Jayhawk West. Ninth-place Colby finishes their season with a 5-25 overall record and a 1-15 record in conference play.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team defeated Colby Community College 100-63, on sophomore recognition night at the Green House Saturday evening. It was the final regular season game for sophomores Taushelle Rushing and Chelsea Blackshear at the Green House, as they both helped the No. 2 Lady Saints in their 37 point blowout victory. Seward County had five players score in double-figures and SCCC out-rebounded the Lady Trojans 45-33, in their last game before the start of the post-season. Seward County closes out the regular season with a 29-1 overall record and a 15-1 record to win the Jayhawk West Conference regular season championship. Colby finishes the regular season in fifth-place in Western Division play with an overall record of 10-20 and a 6-10 mark in the Jayhawk West.

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This Saturday, Mar. 3 at the Seward County Community College women’s basketball game will be Taushelle Rushing Night at the Green House. Rushing, a 5-foot-8-inch sophomore guard from Wynnewood, Okla., will be the featured sophomore player on 100 posters that will be given away FREE. Posters will be given away free to the first 100 fans through the east-gate starting at 5:15 p.m. The Saints and Lady Saints will be facing Colby Community College Saturday night at the Green House for sophomore recognition night.
The Seward County Community College softball team had their bats alive in their Jayhawk West Conference opening doubleheader sweep over Pratt Community College on Thursday afternoon at Lady Saints Softball Field. Seward County dominated the Lady Beavers in two run-rule victories with a 12-4 win in game-one and a 13-0 shutout in the nightcap. Three Seward County players recorded four hits and three players each tallied six RBI in the doubleheader. Seward County improves their current winning streak to eight games and are now 11-3 overall this season and 2-0 in the Jayhawk West. Pratt falls to 2-7 overall and to 0-2 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

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AGENDA
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Monday, March 5, 2007
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

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The Seward County Community College women’s basketball team put on a defensive clinic in the second-half during their 88-36 blowout against Pratt Community College on Wednesday night at the Green House. Seward County trailed Pratt 20-25 with 6:45 remaining in the first-half. The Lady Saints finished the half on a 17-2 run and completed the final 26 minutes and 45 seconds of the game on a 68-11 romp over the Lady Beavers. Jayhawk West first-place Seward County also learned they moved up to No. 2 in the final regular season NJCAA Top 25 poll that was released this afternoon. The Lady Saints improve to 28-1 overall and to 14-1 in the Jayhawk West. Seventh-place Pratt falls to 5-24 overall and to 2-13 in conference competition.

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The Seward County Community College men’s basketball team lost a double overtime thriller at the Green House to Pratt Community College 109-107, as Pratt’s Richard McAfee made two free throws with 0:02.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime period. The Saints made the game a classic with Michael Tyree hitting four free throws to send the game into the first overtime and Ervin Williams making a tip-in to send the game into the second overtime with two seconds left in the first O.T. The loss guarantees the Saints seventh-place in the Jayhawk West Conference, posting a 15-13 overall record and a 6-9 record in Jayhawk West Conference. Pratt improves to 23-6 overall and to 10-5 in the Western Division.

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