The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced their 2006-2007 Spring Academic Teams of the Year and individual Academic All-Americans. Seward County Community College was well represented with eight student-athletes receiving Academic All-American honors and with the womenís basketball and womenís tennis programs each being named NJCAA Academic Team of the Year, in their respective sports. The Lady Saints basketball program registered a 3.75 team grade point average and the Lady Saints tennis team posted a 3.73 GPA. Other spring SCCC athletic teams that ranked nationally were baseball (8th, 3.23 GPA) and softball (36th, 3.15 GPA). The Lady Saints basketball program has now won five NJCAA Academic Team of the Year awards (1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2006-2007). The Lady Saints tennis program picks up their second academic team of the year award, after winning their first award in 2001-2002.

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The Seward County Community College Board of Trustees met Monday, June 25, to close the 2006-07 school year by approving encumbrances and discussing the 2007-08 school year that begins July 1.
Shannon Frances, chair of the Seward County Commission, addressed the board about participation in a Seward County Council of Governments. This council would create an avenue of discussion and conversation on topics which impact all of Seward County governmental entities including city governments, school districts, county government and SCCC.
A number of board members will represent SCCC at the first meeting at 7 a.m., Thursday at the Seward County Event Center. Dr. Steve Cauble will represent the board on the council.
The board accepted an audit of EduKan, the online consortium of which SCCC is a member. The audit showed no instances of noncompliance or matter of material weaknesses of internal control. Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, told the board that EduKan enrollment continues to grow by 15 percent each year. EduKan provides general education classes and degrees online.
The board agreed to ďnot to succeedĒ to a Conservation Reserve Program contract on 14.1 acres of land recently purchased by the college from Pandel L.L.C, south of the college. In 2006 half of the acreage, located just to the south of the campus, was donated to the college and the college purchased the remainder acreage. However, there was no awareness that a CRP contract was connected to the land. The CRP contract prohibits mowing of the property or use of the property for any purpose other than conservation. The decision not to succeed allows SCCC to maintain the property according to Liberal city zoning and maintenance requirements including mowing of the property.
July 6 the college will officially change to its new phone system that will include voice mail and caller ID. The first three numbers of the seven-digit number will begin with 417. The existing 629 and 626 numbers will remain active for the next year to allow students, families, and the pubic to contact the college until awareness of the new phone numbers is more complete.
The board reviewed the most recent draft of the consolidation agreement with USD 480 regarding consolidation of the Southwest Kansas Technical School. No finalized agreement has been presented for approval. The SCCC board directed the board attorney to conduct a title search on the technical school property.
In other action, the board
1. hired Brad Kearn as a mathematics instructor, Ryan Stock as assistant menís basketball coach and Wade Lyon, director of student activities;
2. accepted the resignation of Ty Hughbanks, biology instructor, and Abby Bolton, admissions coordinator;
3. approved a bid from Southwest Glass and Door of Liberal in the amount of $73,580 to replace windows on the center west side of the Student Activities building;
4. approved a contract with Cytek Media Systems in the about of $11,711.50 to update technology in three classrooms on campus; and
5. approved prepayment of two debt services without penalty in July 2007 to save the college $4,655.50 in interest charges.
At a recent meeting of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, Marvin Chance Jr., SCCC board member, was selected as vice president of the association. SCCC president Dr. Duane Dunn was selected as chair of the KACCT Council of Presidents.
Dean of Students Randy Smith, announced that enrollment is higher than the summer 2006 semester, with one final session to begin July 9, and that pre-enrollment for Fall semester is showing improvement. Dean of Instruction Cynthia Rapp discussed the topics and events for the fall in-service activities. President Dunn provided the Board with information regarding the upcoming Board of Regents meeting including the Regents recommendation to award SCCC with full funding for accomplishments toward the collegeís institutional performance agreement. He also informed the Board on preliminary progress toward establishing a training partnership with Pratt Community College and the Kansas Association of Ethanol Producers.
The next board meeting will be Monday, July 23.
Students from the area recently participated in a lamb camp at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas. From left front row are Jeffrey Day, Vici, Okla.; Mallory Overpeck, Elkhart; Katie Lindsay, Guymon, Okla.; Shawna Mathis, Shattuck, Okla.; Joseph Lindsay, Guymon, Okla.; Missy Callaway, Higgins, Texas; Landon Brecheisen, Hugoton; Hannah Hardy, Parker, Colo.; Dandi Thomas, Richfield; Taylor Coen, Elkhart; McKenzey Hanna, Richfield; Brenna Kuhlman, Shattuck, Okla.; Zach Stults, Rush Springs, Okla.; Logan Brecheisen, Hugoton; Colten Hardy, Parker, Colo.; Whitney Dawn Wilkinson, Cement, Okla.; Alyssa Tharp, Las Cruces, N.M.; Ivy Hill and Katie Brake, Coyle, Okla.; and camp instructors, back row, Chris McGolden, Arapahoe, Okla.; Brandi Brill, Wellington; Luke Wempe, Lawrence; Jessica Swan, Johnson; Melissa King, Putnam, Okla.; and Allison McGolden, Arapahoe, Okla.
Seward County Community Collegeís Business & Industry Office has planned a number of summer short courses.
A paper clay workshop will be held from 12 noon-6 p.m., June 30, in H121 on the SCCC campus. The cost is $65 plus a $10 material fee. This technique involves the use of paper pulp mixed in clay to make possible the construction of previously impossible ceramic forms.
A Raku workshop will be held from 3-9 p.m., July 14 and 28 in H121. The cost is $65 plus a $10 material fee. Raku, taught by Farmer, is a popular process that is more hands-on than most pottery-making techniques. The combination of fire, heat and smoke create unique finishes.
To enroll, contact Business & Industry at 620-629-2650 or To find out more about each workshop, call Farmer at 620-629-2684 or
B&I will offer a concealed carry class from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 14 in SW229 A&B. The cost is $100. This is mandatory training for Kansans who desire to seek a permit to carry concealed weapons. All applicants must register for the class in advance by calling 620-629-2650 or 1-800-373-9951, ext. 650.

Seward County Community College athletic director Galen McSpadden has announced that a dance program will begin at the college in 2007-08. The ďSaintsationsĒ will be under the guidance of current cheerleading head coach, Scarlette Frydendall, who will be assisted by volunteer coach Nikki Frydendall. The dance team will be comprised of 10 female student-athletes that will audition for a selected panel prior to the fall 2007 semester. Scholarships will be available for dance team members. The Saintsations will perform at numerous Saints basketball halftimes and also at area schools events.

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Seward County Community College was well represented in the first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association Freshman Baseball All-Star Series this past week at USA Baseball Stadium in Millington, Tenn. SCCC freshman left-handed pitcher Christian Kowalchuk and Seward County head coach Galen McSpadden, were both part of the West Teamís two victories and one tie in the three game series last Friday and Saturday. Kowalchuk pitched three innings in the West Teamís 19-8 game-two victory, while McSpadden served as the West pitching coach for the All-Star series. The West Team defeated the East squad 17-12 in the opener, 19-8 in game-two and the two teams tied 3-3 in game-three, after seven complete innings of play.

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In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Seward County Community Collegeís Colvin Adult Learning Center will hold a free picnic for the community 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, June 23 in Blue Bonnet Park north.
In addition to hot dogs and other food and drink items, the picnic will include activities for children and adults.
The Colvin Adult Learning Center offers adult basic education programs, including citizenship preparation, testing for the Kansas State High School diploma and English as a Second Language courses.

Seward County Community College is offering a variety of late-start courses this summer.
Students can take general education courses online through EduKan at Online classes that begin June 25 include Developmental Psychology, General Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Introduction to Business, Human Relations, Intro to Computer Concepts/Applications, Web Page Design I, Principles of Microeconomics, Childrenís Literature, English Composition I, English Composition II, World Regional Geography and Intermediate Algebra.
Students can also take a variety of on-campus courses beginning July 9, including Principles of Sociology, Digital Image Editing, Costume History, Art in the Elementary School, Reading Skills II, Art Appreciation, Web Page Design I, American History I 1492-1877, General Psychology, Intro to Computer Concepts/Applications, Writing Skills III and IV and Public Speaking.
For more information, call 620-629-2710 or if you have an application for admission on file, enroll online at

Seward County Community College sophomore Tanner Rindels was selected on day two of the 2007 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers in the 36th Round (1,104 overall pick). The defending American League champions selected Rindels as a center fielder. Rindels was the seventh outfielder taken by Detroit in the draft. Rindels has also signed a NCAA letter of intent at Texas Tech University for the 2007-08 year. The Seward County baseball program has now had 75 players who have signed professional contracts or who have been drafted in the MLB First-Year Players Draft.

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Seward County Community College has named its spring 2007 semester Presidentís Honor Roll, Deanís Honor Roll and Part-time Deanís Honor Roll.
Students who complete at least 15 credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above and maintain a grade point average of 4.0 shall be eligible for the Presidentís Honor Roll.

Billie Adkison Liberal, KS
Shirley Adkison Liberal, KS
Davina Barr Liberal, KS
Cherie Carter Liberal, KS
Cindy Contreras Liberal, KS
Katelyn Deckert Liberal, KS
Alejandro Estrada Liberal, KS
Mark Grande Liberal, KS
Jaimie Herring Liberal, KS
Valarie Musgrave Liberal, KS
Tyler Robinson Liberal, KS
Sherry Snodgrass Liberal, KS
Alex Brooks Coldwater, KS
Ronni Anderson Elkhart, KS
Mallory Mitchell Great Bend, KS
Nicole Gold Hugoton, KS
Alexander Olinger Hugoton, KS
Carissa Nelson Johnson, KS
Natalie Dobie Moscow, KS
Jacob Elder Hooker, OK
Leonel Hernandez Hooker, OK
Melissa King Putnam, OK
Alexandria Droogsma Denver City, TX
Erica Herrera Lubbock, TX
Cole Llewellyn Hedley, TX
Amanda Nicodemus Walsh, CO
Nathaniel Weems Centennial, CO
Erik Hegstad Greeley, CO
Saul Ramirez Winton, CA
Mirko Perkusich Campina Grande, Brazil
Roberto Gomez Comitan Chiapas, Mex

The Deanís 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.

Rosemary Almeida Liberal, KS
Hermelinda Anguiano Liberal, KS
Trina Aragon Liberal, KS
Gisela Arias Liberal, KS
Betty Arroyo Liberal, KS
Sasha Austin Liberal, KS
Just Baldridge Liberal, KS
Crystal Barrow Liberal, KS
Olga Cisneros Liberal, KS
Chad Cowan Liberal, KS
Jebediah Detter Liberal, KS
Gricelda Estrada Liberal, KS
Steika Gilmore Liberal, KS
Ashley Graham Liberal, KS
Anthony Greer Liberal, KS
Pamela Gutierrez Liberal, KS
Jon Hall Liberal, KS
John Hardy Liberal, KS
Rebecca Harmon Liberal, KS
Sherrie Harrison Liberal, KS
Robert Hephner Liberal, KS
Hanna Hepp Liberal, KS
Amy Hintergardt Liberal, KS
Ryan Kennedy Liberal, KS
Holly Krause Liberal, KS
Nereida Lujan Liberal, KS
Elian Mendoza Liberal, KS
Rob Miles Liberal, KS
Melissa Morales Liberal, KS
Aracely Rodriguez Liberal, KS
Jennifer Ruch Liberal, KS
Patricia Rutledge Liberal, KS
Martha Scott Liberal, KS
Adam Sill Liberal, KS
Won-Jae Son Liberal, KS
Lorena Soto Liberal, KS
Michael Stegman Liberal, KS
Lisa Taylor Liberal, KS
Stella Taylor Liberal, KS
Misti Trejo Liberal, KS
Gailynn Unruh Liberal, KS
Bethann Volden Liberal, KS
Sean Womble Liberal, KS
Enrique Preciado Dodge City, KS
Nikki Clark Elkhart, KS
Jeffrey Nave Elkhart, KS
Calvin Wright Elkhart, KS
Dana McLaren Frontenac, KS
Melissa St Clair Garden City, KS
Ana Dominguez Hugoton, KS
Crystal Dominguez Hugoton, KS
Alisha Esarey Hugoton, KS
Ashley Goode Hugoton, KS
Traci Goode Hugoton, KS
Maria Manriquez Hugoton, KS
Cammie Mills Hugoton, KS
Alexandria Musgrove Hugoton, KS
Tiffany Phillips Hugoton, KS
Maria Sanchez Hugoton, KS
Lisa Willis Hugoton, KS
Lesli Campbell Johnson, KS
Paul Fisher Johnson, KS
Amanda Kempke Johnson, KS
Jessica Swan Johnson, KS
Chelsea Zysset Johnson, KS
Tammie Clements Kismet, KS
Kelsie Ormiston Kismet, KS
Erik Hansen Laramie, WY
Brent Hilliard Lubbock, TX
Cassandra Koehn Meade, KS
Cindy McCammond Meade, KS
Chad Dirks Montezuma, KS
Brandi Felan Plains, KS
Norma Sanchez Plains, KS
Leonore Enfield Raymond, KS
Lafonda McCabe Rolla, KS
Cayla Thomlinson Rolla, KS
Curtis Hamilton Silver Lake, KS
Rosa Kraber Sublette, KS
Whitney Plunkett Syracuse, KS
Carrie Alexander Ulysses, KS
Mark Bultman Ulysses, KS
Liliana Franco Ulysses, KS
Mona Giesaking Ulysses, KS
Tara Hampton Ulysses, KS
Eva Perez Ulysses, KS
Noelia Reyes Contreras Ulysses, KS
Luis Vasquez Ulysses, KS
Heather Zerr Ulysses, KS
Joshua Carlson Turpin, OK
Mark Hopewell Turpin, OK
Joshua Wagner Turpin, OK
Jase Baldridge Tyrone, OK
Tammie Keenan Guymon, OK
Shelli Robertson Guymon, OK
Kristin Goosen Hooker, OK
Logan Grazier Keyes, OK
Khara LeBlanc Balko, OK
Holly Little Balko, OK
Cindy Madsen Beaver, OK
Kathleen Troutman Broken Arrow, OK
Amina Abdullah Clarendon, TX
Jordan Knight Dallas, TX
Haley Martin Borger, TX
Carla Mayberry Spearman, TX
Rhonda Jenkins Stinnett, TX
Jennifer Schwier Perryton, TX
Jennifer Stadelman Perryton, TX
Cindy Zapien Perryton, TX
Stephanie McCarthy Colorado Springs, CO
Michael Schlemeyer Colorado Springs, CO
Eric Everson Westminster, CO
Sandi Cortez Thibodaux, LA

Luis Oliveira Sao Louren Co, Brazil
Victor Mesquita Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ilda da Gloria Chambe Meaputo, Mozambique
Jillian Huber Lipton, Saskaatchewa, Canada
Juliana Nascimento Guarulhos SP, Brazil
Rogerio Yamamoto Jundiar, Brazil
Lindsay Garchinski Saskatoon, SK

The Part-time Deanís Honor Roll recognizes those students who complete no less than six nor more than eleven credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above. These students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or greater for honor roll eligibility.

Mirna Bonilla Liberal, KS
Annie Brown Liberal, KS
Barbara Burns Liberal, KS
Susan Butterfield Liberal, KS
Nancy Cardoza Liberal, KS
Stacey Chanthalangsy Liberal, KS
Maria Chavez Liberal, KS
Steven Chavez Liberal, KS
Maria Cisneros Liberal, KS
Laura Cole Liberal, KS
Jose Del Real Liberal, KS
Ruby Diaz de leon Liberal, KS
Nathan Engelman Liberal, KS
Hillary Gallagher Liberal, KS
Tiffani Gilmore Liberal, KS
Olivia Gonzalez Liberal, KS
Greg Griggs Liberal, KS
Kirsten Harris Liberal, KS
Martin Hernandez Liberal, KS
Edie Howard Liberal, KS
Lakin Johnson Liberal, KS
Karen Maxwell Liberal, KS
Amanda Meadows Liberal, KS
Colleen Millsap Liberal, KS
Matthew Moeller Liberal, KS
Ali Nguyen Liberal, KS
Justin Parish Liberal, KS
Marisol Pena Liberal, KS
Hector Perez Liberal, KS
Janet Perez Liberal, KS
Yonlada Piyaphan Liberal, KS
Emmanuel Rivero Liberal, KS
Richard Roberts Liberal, KS
Shelley Schupman Liberal, KS
Travis Scott Liberal, KS
Kimberly Shaw Liberal, KS
Minh Sinh Liberal, KS
Angela Weinheimer Deerfield, KS
Stephanie Boaldin Elkhart, KS
Carrie Davidson Elkhart, KS
Rachelle Dutton Elkhart, KS
Reginald Hernandez Elkhart, KS
Skyler Houtz Elkhart, KS
Brenda O'Hair Elkhart, KS
Stephanie Parker Elkhart, KS
Hallie Powell Elkhart, KS
Kirk Walls Elkhart, KS
Alison Edwards Fowler, KS
Camrin Padgett Fowler, KS
Jessica Morgan Garden City, KS
Peggy Boothby Hugoton, KS
Taylor Concannon Hugoton, KS
Dettra Crawford Hugoton, KS
Brenda Erives Hugoton, KS
Kyrie Esarey Hugoton, KS
Kayla Goode Hugoton, KS
Arika Gustafson Hugoton, KS
LaDonna Hall Hugoton, KS
Shay Hickey Hugoton, KS
Kristopher Kelling Hugoton, KS
Melissa Martin Hugoton, KS
Brenda Paniagua Hugoton, KS
Kristen Schnittker Hugoton, KS
Sheena Shuck Hugoton, KS
Breann Barton Johnson, KS
Ashley Burkett Crist Johnson, KS
Maria Crow Johnson, KS
Mitchell Grover Johnson, KS
Josh Kendrick Johnson, KS
Regan Martin Johnson, KS
Jennifer Owens Kismet, KS
Molly Belt Liberal, KS
Kendra Stewart Liberal, KS
Vielka Young Liberal, KS
Reden Beachy Meade, KS
James Jenkins Meade, KS
Shauncey Sims Meade, KS
Tatiana Stoltzfus Meade, KS
Carlin Toews Meade, KS
Antonio Granillo Moscow, KS
Sheena May Moscow, KS
Jenica Moore Moscow, KS
Blake White Moscow, KS
Austin Angell Plains, KS
Kayla Argo Plains, KS
Keeley Jo Barnett Plains, KS
Jacob Borth Plains, KS
Sandrea Dreitz Plains, KS
Brady Eakes Plains, KS
Laura Eakes Plains, KS
Brynnan Light Rolla, KS
Lyndsay Light Rolla, KS
Rebecca Brown Satanta, KS
Benjamin Fuentes Satanta, KS
Ryan Hayden Satanta, KS
Josie Molina Satanta, KS
Tera Rooney Satanta, KS
Nikki Salazar Satanta, KS
Kaleb Birney Sublette, KS
Tiffany Briggs Sublette, KS
Carson Burnam Sublette, KS
Kate Cearley Sublette, KS
Aimee Ferguson Sublette, KS
Lisa Friesen Sublette, KS
Joanna Grant Sublette, KS
Tiara Hanson Sublette, KS
Micah Hibbard Sublette, KS
Lyndi Jury Sublette, KS
Jennifer Leonard Sublette, KS
Virginia Loewen Sublette, KS
Chester Mayhew Sublette, KS
Johnathan Ornelas Sublette, KS
Karen Snovelle Sublette, KS
Corey Webb Sublette, KS
Deanna Williams Sublette, KS
Andrew York Sublette, KS
Denise Blackmore Ulysses, KS
Rex Colman Ulysses, KS
San Juanita Contreras Ulysses, KS
Ruby De Herrera Ulysses, KS
Resa Dowell Ulysses, KS
Cheryl Duran Ulysses, KS
Irma Erives Ulysses, KS
Joyce Findley Ulysses, KS
Flor Galindo Ulysses, KS
Diana Guillen Ulysses, KS
Amanda Hanney Ulysses, KS
Lisa Hebberd Ulysses, KS
Beth Kistler Ulysses, KS
Stephanie Koop Ulysses, KS
Bethany Kreie Ulysses, KS
Fransisco Laredo Ulysses, KS
Buddie Neatherlin Ulysses, KS
Lola Sharp Ulysses, KS
Danielle Young Ulysses, KS
Megan Zerr Ulysses, KS

Kelsey Templin Beaver, OK
Winnie Lemieux Forgan, OK
Charles Delay Turpin, OK
Kayla Kauk Turpin, OK
Farrah Robinson Tyrone, OK
Melody Connor Goodwell, OK
Dondie Rodgers Guymon, OK
Jessica Hedrick Hooker, OK
Lauren Tucker Keyes, OK
Melissa Love Booker, TX
Monica Lemmon Owatonna, MN
Sheila Moffett Springfield, CO
Eric Wood Two Buttes, CO

Victorine Fotabong CMR, Cameroon

A number of high school students who have taken courses concurrently between an area high school and SCCC have been named to an honor roll. Many of the classes were not completed until the spring 2007 semester.
Named to the deanís honor roll were

Ariel True Liberal, KS
Lauren Jury Liberal, KS
Amy Janzen Liberal, KS
Jesus Hernandez Liberal, KS
Chelsie Dahlquist Liberal, KS
Kayla Goode Hugoton, KS

Named to the part-time deanís honor roll were

Savannah Thomas Hugoton, KS
Christopher Skinner Hugoton, KS
Patricia Reyes Hugoton, KS
Lauren Eshbaugh Hugoton, KS

The Seward County Community College Student Living Center manager has named the residence assistants for the 2007-08 school year.
The RAs, who will begin their duties in August are Jordan McClintik, Ardmore, Okla,; Christian Kowalchuk, Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Canada; Alex Brooks, Coldwater; Scott Lanter, Wilson; Sanela Dejanovic, Novi Sad, Serbia; Gicel Hernandez, Cimarron; and Mellissa St. Claire, Garden City.

The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced the rosters for the first-ever NJCAA Baseball Freshman All-Star Series that will be held June 14-17 at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. Seward County Community College left-handed pitcher Christian Kowalchuk has been named to the West Roster as a left handed pitcher. Kowalchuk, who finished his freshman season at SCCC this past season was named the Jayhawk West Conference Freshman of the Year, while recording an 8-2 record with a 4.41 earned run average. Kowalchuk is one of nine pitchers on the West roster and will be coached by his head coach during the school year, Galen McSpadden, who will be an assistant coach for the West team.

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Seward County Community College womenís basketball head coach Toby Wynn has been named the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association JUCO Womenís Coach of the Year. In 2006-07, Wynn led the Lady Saints to a 36-2 overall record and to the NJCAA National Tournament where they finished in third-place, posting the second best season ever in Seward County womenís basketball history. Wynn will receive the KBCA Coach of the Year award as part of the KBCA All-Star Game Festivities in Topeka, Kan., at Washburn University.

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Seward County Community College Athletic Director Galen McSpadden has announced the Honor Roll for the Spring 2007 academic semester. A total of 105 student-athletes, cheerleaders and athletic trainers averaged 16.37 hours passed with an average grade point average of 3.30 for the semester. A total of 65 student-athletes made the honor roll with 12 receiving a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester.

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