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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer Basic Computer Operations for Spanish speakers from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9-18.
The class will cover basic computer operation and information about Windows XP, basic instruction of Office 2007, mouse skills, status bars and more.
The cost is $65.
To learn more about Basic Computer Operations, call Hortencia Villezcas at 620-417-1114 or come to the first class at 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Monday, June 1, 2009
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of May 4, 2009

III. Oath of Office – Ron Oliver

IV. Visitor Reports:
A.
Board of Trustee Comments

V. Old Business
A.
Board Policy Manual: Board Policy #516, Athletic Agents Act

VI. Hearings/Petitions

VII. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Instructional Program Reviews:
1.
Surgical Technology
2. Accounting

C. Recommendation for Instructional Program Probation or Monitoring

D. FY2010 Budget Planning

E. Board Policy Manual: New Policy #427, Missing Student Notification

F. Bids: Engineering Services/ATS Parking Lot

G. Quotes: Citrix Virtual Application Software Vendor

VIII. College Reports:
A.
Director Poley
B. Associate Dean Reed
C. Dean Rapp
D. Dean Donovan
E. Dean Williams
F. President Dunn

IX. Bills Pending

X. Other

XI. Executive Session

XII. Adjourn
The Seward County Saints run to a Region VI Championship and a berth into the 2009 NJCAA World Series came to an end Wednesday night as they lost for the second time in consecutive nights to the Cowley Tigers. Seward was the winners bracket champions and had to be beaten by the Tigers twice and after holding leads in both games, couldn’t finish the job and finish the 2009 season as Region VI Runners-Up. The Saints finish the season 37-22 and finished the tournament with a 3-2 record.
After upsetting #3 seed Allen County in the tournaments opening round, the Seward County Saints had a new season on their mind and it started with a date against rival Hutchinson in the 2nd round of the 2009 Region VI Championship Tournament. The two teams split during the regular season on the Saints home turf but this was a different Seward County team that the Dragons would tangle with this time. The Saints sent ace Bobby Doran to the hill for their weekend opener against Hutchinson, after the big right hander had already dominated the Blue Dragons in a complete game shutout earlier in the season. However, Hutch would strike first in this one as pitcher Adam Roy singled to lead off the 2nd inning and was later driven in by a 2 out single from catcher Arrow Cunningham to give the Dragons the early 1-0 lead. The Saints had trouble with Roy through the first four innings, failing to collect a hit and finding just 2 runners on base through the first four frames. Trailing 1-0 in the 5th, Seward turned the page getting back to back singles to lead off the inning from Luke Campbell and Quay Grant to put them in business. After a costly error by third baseman Mace Krohl and a sacrifice fly by Jared Broadbent, the Saints had a 2-1 lead halfway home. That lead wouldn’t last long though as a leadoff walk and three hits in the bottom half of the inning by Hutch recaptured the lead for the Dragons and Seward again found themselves in a one run hole at 3-2. Neither team managed a hit through the 6th or 7th innings and the game remained close at 3-2 after 7 innings of play. After a one out triple by Broadbent in the 8th, Hutch brought in their All-Conference closer Kyle Rosine, a decision Head Coach Kyle Crookes would come to regret. The Saints picked up back to back RBI singles from Keegan Morrow and David Cruz to take the 4-3 lead off Rosine and with just six outs left to get, the Saints had visions of moving on in the top part of the Regional bracket. Hutchinson had other ideas however as Trever Adams would lead off with a single and after a sacrifice bunt and a steal of 3rd base, found himself just 90 feet away from tying the game with only one out on the scoreboard. Doran picked up a clutch strikeout of Roy with one out but with two outs in the inning a crucial throwing error by the Saints tied the game at 4 after 8 innings of play. In the 9th Seward would waste no time on reclaiming their lead as three consecutive singles to open the inning and a bases loaded walk would swing the pendulum back in favor of the Saints with a 5-4 lead. With the bases still loaded and nobody out, the Saints looked as if they might blow the game open in the last frame but after three straight weakly hit ground balls on the infield, failed to plate another run and held just a one run advantage heading to the bottom of the 9th. Head Coach Galen McSpadden sent his horse Doran back out to the hill in the final inning but after a one out walk to Hutch’s nine hole batter, the NJCAA Hall of Famer decided it was time to go to his fireman Travis Parker. Parker gave up a hit to the first batter he faced but the runner was cut down at second base trying to advance on a bobble and gave the Saints two outs but a runner just 90 feet away from sending the game to extra innings. It was Parker time however and the Saints sophomore right hander showed why he is the SCCC All-Time saved leader as he threw a devastating two strike slider to Hutch second baseman Luke Acosta for a swing and a miss and sent the Saints on in the winner’s bracket with a 5-4 victory. Doran picked up his 10th win of the year in the victory while Parker nailed down his 11th save and 3rd in the Saints past 3 games. The win meant the Saints would take on the champions of the Jayhawk’s Eastern Division, the Cowley Tigers in round number two Sunday night in Wichita. BOX SCORE
The two top teams in the Jayhawk Conference in recent history had a prime time date set for Sunday night at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita as the Seward County Saints, winners of two of the last three Jayhawk West titles took on the Cowley Tigers, winners of three straight Jayhawk East titles. A premier pitching matchup between highly touted Stephen Kohlscheen of Cowley and less heralded but equally as talented Corey Collins of Seward was on tap for the 8:00 start. Seward struck first in the 2nd inning as Luke Campbell singled to lead off the inning, stole second base and later came around to score on an RBI single from Kelby Tomlinson to give the Saints a 1-0 lead. After a 2nd zero put up by Collins in the bottom of the 2nd, the Saints hammered out three more runs and successfully knocked Kohlscheen out of the game with a pair of hits and four walks in the top half of the 3rd to take a 4-0 lead. Cowley scored a run in the 4th thanks in part to a leadoff walk and sloppy Saints defense to narrow the lead to 4-1 but Seward got that run right back in the top half of the 5th as an RBI groundout by Quay Grant would reopen the lead to 4 at 5-1. The Saints would push the lead to 6-1 in the 8th as a leadoff double by Keegan Morrow and a bases loaded bean ball of Campbell would plate a run which was more than enough for the Saints pitching staff as Collins pitched into the 9th and Travis Parker came on to get the final out of the game to secure a 6-2 win and send the Saints to the tournament semifinals against Colby. Collins went 8 2/3 innings for the Saints scattering 6 hits and didn’t allow an earned run in the win. BOX SCORE
With renewed confidence on a second season the Saints moved on to take on Colby in the winners bracket semifinals Monday night. In the regular season conference opening weekend the Saints and Trojans split but as the season pushed on the Trojans propelled themselves towards the top of the conference standings while the Saints found themselves in an unusual spot near the middle of the pack in the Jayhawk West. The first four Saints hitters reached base in the 1st inning, plating two runs and giving them the quick 2-0 advantage. Three straight Colby batters would single in the top of the 2nd inning but the Trojans would be able to push just one run across and after a two run shot by Luke Campbell in the Saints half of the 3rd, Seward would lead 4-1. Jared Broadbent would call and raise Campbell’s two run bomb with a light tower two run shot of his own in the 4th to give the Saints a 6-1 lead after 4 innings of play. Just when it looked like everything was going right for the Saints, the 5th inning started and a hit parade for the Trojans started. When the dust settled in the top half of the 5th Colby had 7 runs on 7 hits to take an 8-6 lead. But a touchdown by the Trojans in the 5th wasn’t going to get the Saints down as the first 4 batters of their half of the 5th reached capped by a 2 run single by Quay Grant to tie the score at 8 apiece. To put it lightly hits weren’t at a premium Monday night as Colby responded to the Saints 4 straight hits in the 5th with 4 straight hits of their own in the 6th but were able to push just one run across but nevertheless took a 9-8 lead with that tally. Both teams went in order in their next at bats and the score remained 9-8 going to the Saints half of the 7th. Seward capitalized a pair of hits to open the inning, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly to score a run and tie the game at 9 with two innings remaining in this explosive affair. Kevin Schultz pitched around a leadoff walk in the 8th to put a goose egg on the board for Colby in the top half and kept the game tied at 9 going to the Saints half of the 8th. Keegan Morrow singled to lead off the frame and David Cruz bunted him over to second base on the sacrifice. With Morrow on second, Travis Parker picked an RBI single up the middle to score Morrow and give the Saints a 10-9 lead. After he was caught trying to advance to second on the throw to the plate, Parker made a b-line to the Saints bullpen to get loose to enter the game on the mound in the next half inning and hopefully lock down a win for the Saints and a berth into the championship game. That is just what Parker did as the right-hander pitched around a one out single and got right fielder Drew Ziegler to ground out to third and end the game in an exciting 10-9 win for the Saints to send them on to the Region VI Championship Game slated for Tuesday night. In a game that featured 35 hits, Campbell and Huston combined to go 8 for 10 for the Saints while all but one starter for the Trojans had at least two hits in the game. The win meant that the Saints would move into the Region VI Championship game against the winner of the Colby/Cowley game Wednesday afternoon with the winner of that game having to beat the Saints on both Tuesday and Wednesday night to move on to the World Series. BOX SCORE
Cowley defeated Colby 4-3 with a pair of 8th inning runs Tuesday afternoon to setup the rematch with the Saints in Championship Game #1 Tuesday night. Those looking for the well pitched, well played game they saw between the two Sunday night would need to look the other way as this one could not have been more night and day between the first matchup with the Saints and Tigers. Cowley would get a 1st inning home run off the bat of BJ Misialek but Seward would quickly get that run back with an RBI single from Mikel Huston in their half of the 1st to tie the game at 1 all. RBI singles from David Cruz and Huston in the 2nd would give the Saints a 3-1 lead but left the bases loaded as the inning ended, something that would come back to haunt them later on. Cowley evened the score at 3 in the 3rd without the benefit of a hit as 3 walks and an error led to a pair of Tiger runs in the frame. In the bottom of the 3rd Keegan Morrow picked up a 2 out RBI double to score Quay Grant and put the ball back in the Saints court as they led 4-3 after a third of the ballgame was complete. Jared Wagner gave the Saints a scoreless 4th inning and Seward took advantage in the bottom half scoring 5 runs on just 3 hits, benefited by poor Cowley defense to take a 9-3 lead after 4. With glimpses of Grand Junction in sight, the Saints bullpen imploded in the next three innings. In the 5th, Saints pitching loaded the bases and scored a run for Cowley without the Tigers even having to take a bat to the plate as a pair of hit by pitches and a matching pair of walks gave Cowley a run and kept the bases loaded with nobody out. That’s when Cowley saw light at the end of the tunnel and like a shark in bloody waters, took advantage as third baseman Frank Specht launched a 2-2 Avram Carlson pitch out of the park for a grand slam and pull the Tigers to within one at 9-8. A shell shocked Saints team went in order in the bottom of the 5th and Cowley scored another run in the 6th inning to tie the game at 9. For the second straight inning the Saints went down 1-2-3 in the 6th against Cowley closer Trevor Rosenthal and pumped full of adrenalin, Cowley shredded Saints pitching in the 7th for 6 consecutive runs to start off the inning as they capped off 12 unanswered runs to take a 15-9 lead. Again the Saints went without a fight in the bottom of the 7th against Rosenthal but Saints reliever Austin Terhune was able to quiet the storm in the top of the 8th with a zero to keep the game within distance in this shootout at 15-9. Seward clawed back into the game with three consecutive hits and runs in the bottom of the 8th to make it 15-12 but again left the bases loaded to end the inning and put themselves behind the 8 ball going to the 9th. Terhune again gave the Saints a quality inning of relief in the 9th to keep the deficit where it was but Seward was unable to put across a run in the bottom of the inning as back to back fly outs ended the game and brought the “if” game into effect Wednesday night. In the game there were 27 runs scored, 31 hits, 13 walks, 5 bean balls, and 10 errors. The Tigers left 10 runners on base while the Saints left 13 men stranded including 9 runners in scoring position to end innings. The Cowley win meant that the two teams would play again Wednesday night with everything on the line as the loss was just the first for the Saints in the tournament. BOX SCORE
Even with the game one loss behind them, the Seward County Saints felt like they had their ducks in a row against Cowley in game two of the Championship round. Seward had both their aces ready to go in Bobby Doran and Corey Collins as well as a rested closer in Travis Parker who had thrown just 2 innings in the tournament. Cowley on the other hand was seemingly out of pitching besides Stephen Kohlscheen who had an abbreviated start against the Saints just two days before and was touched for 4 runs and 5 hits in those 2 1/3 innings of work Sunday. Both Kohlscheen and Doran worked out of jams in the 1st as Seward 2 runners on and Cowley left the bases full after a 2 out strikeout by the Saints ace. After another scoreless frame in the 2nd by both clubs, back to back hits from Jared Broadbent and Keegan Morrow gave the Saints a 1-0 lead after 3 innings of play. With the score 1-0 in the bottom of the 4th, the Cowley bats came alive for a 6 run inning by putting together 6 hits on top of a walk and a 2 out error to give them a 6-1 lead. The Saints managed just one base runner through the 5th and 6th innings against Kohlscheen but a 1-2-3 inning by Doran in the 5th and Collins escaping a runner on third, no out situation for the Saints in the 6th out of the bullpen kept the game at 6-1 with 3 innings left to play. Morrow and Broadbent were again in the middle of the Saints scoring in the 7th as Broadbent singled home Kelby Tomlinson with one out and later moved to third on a double by Morrow then scored on a groundout by David Cruz to cut the lead to 6-3. Collins would induce double play balls to end the 7th and 8th innings to give Seward a chance in the 9th down 6-3. The Saints brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the 9th but a tailor made double play ball would end the game and dash the hopes of the Saints who had come so far in the last week only to finish second to the victorious Tigers. The loss for the Saints ended their season at 37-22 and places them 2nd in the Region VI Tournament. BOX SCORE
Exactly one month ago to the day, the Seward County Lady Saints Softball Team was sitting in 4th place out of 5 in the Jayhawk West Conference with a 4-4 record. Two weeks after that they finished an 8-0 run to become champions of that Jayhawk West Conference. A week after that they won their 9th, 10th, and 11th straight games to become Region 6 Tournament Champions and advance to the NJCAA National Tournament. Two weeks after that clincher, the Lady Saints finished their season as the #7 team in all of the country after a 2-2 showing at the National Tournament in St. George, Utah.
Seward’s quest for a National Championship started Thursday where they opened the tournament with defending National Champions Wallace State-Hanceville. The 2nd seeded Lady Lions took a quick 1-0 lead on the 15th seeded Lady Saints with a one out double in the bottom half of the 1st inning. Seward shook off their early jitters and tied the game up in the next half inning as Brianna Baron doubled with one out off the center field fence and was driven in by a single by Shelby Casey to tie the game at 1. Neither team could muster any offense against each other’s pitching in the middle innings of the game and the game remained tied at 1 after 6 innings of play. In the 7th, Baron laced another one out double but was stranded on 3rd base as the third out was recorded to retire the side. In the bottom half of the inning Wallace State leadoff hitter Sallie Van Kirk led off with a single and stood at second base after Lady Saints starter Courtney Auger induced a pair of ground balls to record two outs. With two outs and the game tied at 1, Wallace 1st Baseman and All-American candidate Stephanie Needham blasted her 20th double of the season off the left field fence to score Van Kirk and give the Lady Lions a 2-1 win over the upset minded Lady Saints. The Lady Saints loss dropped them to the losers bracket in the tournament and forced them to play at 6:00 that same evening in an elimination game against the Motlow State Lady Bucks from Tennessee.
BOX SCORE
The nightcap of the Lady Saints double header was a must win for Coach Andrea Gustafson and company as a loss would eliminate them from the tournament and send them home on the first day of their first ever National Tournament. Seward took an early lead on the team from Lynchburg, Tennessee with RBI singles from Jill Rodgers and Shelby Casey in the bottom of the first. However, after a scoreless 2nd inning, Motlow State would tie the game via a 2 run home run from catcher Kayla Cole to knot the game at 2 a piece. The game wouldn’t stay tied for long as Katie Glenn singled to lead off the Seward half of the 3rd inning and promptly stole second to set up an RBI single from Brianna Baron to put the Lady Saints up 3-2. Motlow would threaten to take the lead for the first time in the 5th inning as 2nd Baseman Missy Roberts’ RBI single tied the game at 3 and a walk to Amy Buwalda following that would load the bases with two outs. In her 12th inning of work in just a couple of hours, Courtney Auger came up with possibly her biggest strikeout of the tournament, fanning Nicole Johnson with the sacks full to end the threat in the Lady Bucks half of the 5th. The renewed energy sparked an offensive attack from the Lady Saints in the bottom of the 5th as a 1 out double by Marisa Coats was followed by a 2 out home run by Baron to give Seward the lead at 5-3. Auger would allow just one base runner in her final two innings of work to eliminate the Lady Bucks and push the Lady Saints one game further in the tournament.
BOX SCORE
The win moved the Lady Saints past the first round of eliminations and into the nation’s top 12 after one day of play at the tournament. On Friday, they would match up with the Odessa Wranglers, the Region 5A champions from Texas who was also 1-1 in the tournament. The Wranglers put together back to back hits in the top of the 1st to score a run and take an early 1-0 lead. With their tournament lives on the line, the Lady Saints scrapped back in their half of the inning to score 2 runs with the big blow coming off of the bat of Jill Rodgers who lined a double over the center fielders head to score a pair of runs and take the lead 2-1. After the 1st inning of play it looked as if a barn burner was going to be on hand but that could be further from the truth as neither team could score in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th and a 2 out single by Odessa in the 5th tied the game at 2. Seward would leave Alicia Reyes and Katie Glenn on base in both the 5th and 7th innings and the fans at the Canyons Complex in St. George got to watch free softball as the game was deadlocked at 2 after the regulation 7 innings. Odessa threatened in both the 8th and 9th innings but Courtney Auger was able to divert the threat in the circle for Seward to keep the game tied at 2-2 after 9 innings of play. Both teams went in order in the 10th inning and left a runner on second in the 11th inning and the longest game of the tournament reached the 12th inning. Odessa coaxed a leadoff walk in the top half of the 12th but wasn’t able to move the runner any further than first base and the zero gave the Lady Saints a chance to win the game in the bottom of the 12th frame. After a quick strikeout and groundout to second, the game looked like it would see another inning as Lady Saints speedster Katie Glenn stepped up to the plate. Although Glenn was 3 for 4 in the game, she had reached base thanks to her legs as none of her three hits traveled past the pitchers circle, so what happened next could not have been more unpredictable. In almost slow motion it seemed, Glenn took her slap approach to the first pitch she saw but instead of bunting the ball onto the ground, the little lefty swung and surprised the Wrangler defense by hitting the ball over the head of the drawn in right fielder. That is when the excitement started. Glenn rapidly raced around first and then second before the outfield was able to corral the ball now setting on the right center field fence. As the throw approached the cutoff man just beyond the infield dirt Glenn approached third base and Coach Andrea Gustafson wasn’t putting the brakes on the fleet footed Canuck then as she waved her around third to set up an unforgettable play at the plate. As the catcher waited for the ball Glenn didn’t lose any steam as she dove into home plate head first touching the plate just as the Odessa catcher received the ball and put the tag on her hip to reach home safely and win the game for the Lady Saints. The moment for those that were there will be as memorable as Bobby Thompson’s “shot heard round the world” or Michael Jordan’s free-throw line jumper over Craig Ehlo in the 1989 playoffs. Possibly the single greatest moment in Seward County Lady Saints history sent them on to the final 8 in the National Tournament and a date with Florida Community College-Jacksonville.
BOX SCORE
With not so much as a minute to catch their breath, the Lady Saints were set to take on the Lady Stars from Florida CC-Jacksonville in an elite 8 elimination game directly following their emotional win over Odessa just minutes before. Seward scored the first run of the game in the 2nd inning as Shelby Casey doubled with one out, advanced to third on a wild pitch and was driven in by a sacrifice fly to left field off the bat of Brittany Kent. The Lady Saints would jump out to a 4-0 lead in the 3rd inning as Katie Glenn wasn’t done staring for the weekend and singled to drive in Jamie Gilbert from second base and Casey then drove her and Marisa Coats in with a two out 2 RBI single. Lady Saints starting pitcher Erin Roufosse gave up her first run of the game in the 4th after a 2 out error allowed FCC-Jax to climb to within 3 at 4-1. Roufosse settled in and set down the Lady Stars in order in the 5th and 6th and the Lady Saints looked primed to collect another victory in the tournament as they led by that 4-1 score going into the last inning of play. With two outs and the bases loaded, FCC pitcher Chrystal Chesser singled up the middle to score a pair of runs and an errant throw from center field allowed runners to move up to 2nd and 3rd with those two outs. Still with the 4-3 lead, the Lady Saints needed just an out to advance to the final six of the tournament. But, as a two out ground ball took a bad hop, both Lady Stars base runners came around to score and the Lady Saints now found themselves down for the first time in the game at 5-4. With the wind out of their sails, the Lady Saints went in order in the bottom of the 7th therefore ending their 2009 season but not before they reached the 7th place plateau in the nation with their showing in the tournament.
BOX SCORE
The Lady Saints finish the season with a 40-16 overall record and a 2-2 record in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament, good for that 7th place finish. With 40 wins, a Jayhawk West Conference Championship, a Region VI Tournament Championship, and their 7th place finish at the school’s first National Tournament, this year’s Lady Saints team will undoubtedly go down as one of the finest in school history. Seward will return seven full time starters from this National Tournament team and will strive to achieve even higher in the 2010 campaign. For a photo gallery of the Lady Saints 2009 National Tournament run CLICK HERE.
Five Seward County Saints Baseball players were named to the KJCCC Western Division All-Conference team as announced by commissioner Bryce Roderick. Travis Parker, Mikel Huston, and Bobby Doran were all named 1st Team All-Conference while Corey Collins and Luke Campbell were named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference squad. Parker was a 1st Team pick at 3rd base for the Saints hitting .371 with 16 doubles, 9 home runs, and 54 RBI’s. Parker was also worthy on the mound for the Saints saving an all-time school record 12 games while posting a 1.85 ERA on the year. Huston followed up a solid freshman season in 2008 where he was named Honorable Mention All-Conference with an even better sophomore campaign this season where he was named a 1st Team All-Conference pick in the outfield. Huston led the Saints in hitting at .417, as well as hits (85), and runs scored (53). The Saints workhorse Bobby Doran was named 1st Team All-Conference on the mound for the guys in green as the 6’6 righty logged 92 1/3 innings, posting a 10-3 record and a 2.58 ERA. The sophomore allowed just 1 home run on the season while striking out 81 batters and walking just 24. Campbell was the lone Saints freshman to make the list as he batted .362 with a team high 11 home runs and 58 RBI’s en route to being named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Collins posted nearly identical numbers to Doran but was named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference list as he finished the year 9-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 75 2/3 innings pitched for the Saints. The Saints have now had 14 players named All-Conference in the last two seasons, more than any other school in the Jayhawk West Conference.
Two Seward County Lady Saints Volleyball players signed their NCAA Letters of Intent last week to compete at Division 1 Universities next season. Jelena Simic, arguably one of the best players in school history signed to play at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida this fall. Simic is the All-Time kills leader at Seward County and is the first player to ever record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. She was the Region 6 Most Valuable Player this season and will look to follow in fellow Serbian and friend Ana Kokanovic’s footsteps as the Atlantic Sun player of the year for the Eagles. Ami Wang will play for Hampton University next season after signing her national letter of intent to play for the Pirates Wednesday. Wang will join a Pirates team who fell in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament last season. Wang led the Lady Saints in hitting percentage in 2008 making just 6 errors in 80 attacks. With Simic and Wang moving on, the rest of the Lady Saints are closing in on just 3 months until the start of the 2009 volleyball season.
The final three unsigned Seward County Lady Saints Basketball Players inked their national letters of intent last week and will continue their athletic careers at four year universities. Reagan Broadie signed first and will attend Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. She averaged 4.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Lady Saints this season and led the team in free-throw shooting at 71.4%. Head Coach Toby Wynn described Reagan as a “very versatile player.” “She has the chance to go in there and play a lot of minutes and become an All-Conference type player for them” he continued. Vannessa Simmons was the next Lady Saints hoopster to sign as she put her John Hancock on the paperwork of South Alabama University. She will join a Jaguars team who won 21 games a year ago and that plays in the Sun Belt Conference. Simmons averaged 8.3 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Lady Saints last season. “Vannessa is a very talented player that can do a lot of different things for a team” coach Wynn said. He went on to say “she has the abilities to go into a school like South Alabama and make an immediate impact for a good division 1 team.” Karen Brown was the final Lady Saints Basketball player of 2008-2009 to sign. The sophomore from Republic decided to go a different route than her other teammates as she will take her athletic abilities to Montana State University where she will compete in track and field for the Bobcats. She was a four time state qualifier while at Republic County High School and will throw the javelin for MSU.

Amanda Pierson- University of Arizona
LaNell Taylor- University of Texas-Arlington
Raegan Broadie- Concordia University
Vannessa Simmons- University of South Alabama
Karen Brown- Montana State University
Bailey Crandall- Newman University

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer Beginning Sewing from 6:30-9 p.m., June 3-July 23 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The class will cover patterns, proper material, cutting techniques, buttonholes, hemming, seaming, darts, zippers, and basic handwork.
Students will need a sewing machine, needles, thread, scissors and measuring tape.
To learn more about Beginning Sewing, call 620-417-1173 or come by 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal.

Summer classes at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will include a Basic Car Care evening course for students who would like to learn the basic fundamentals of vehicle maintenance, safety and automotive technology.
Basic Car Care will be offered from 6-9 p.m., May 26-June 9 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The curriculum emphasizes basic maintenance, brakes, basic electrical systems, warning indicators service and procedures and safety procedures. Students will learn how to check and change oil, transmission fluid and brake fluid and change a tire.
To learn more about basic vehicle maintenance, call 620-417-1173 or come by 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will begin its summer hours from 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, May 26. The college will open Mondays through Thursdays and be closed Fridays.
Summer classes at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas will begin Monday June 1.
Session I will run from June 1-July 9, Monday-Thursday. Session II will run June 1-25, Monday-Thursday. Session III will run July 6-30, Monday-Thursday.
Off-campus classes offered in or near Hugoton, Meade, Plains-Kismet, Elkhart, Rolla, Elkhart, Moscow, Sublette, Satanta, Johnson and Ulysses. Call 620-417-1015.
Go online to www.sccc.edu for a complete course listing or come by 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
Micaela Luck receives her nursing cap from Instructor Nancy Bansemer during the capping and pinning ceremony recently at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. Luck is completing her studies in the one-year licensed practical nursing program.
 Dennis King, left, director of the Virtual College at Fort Hays State University, and Dr. Duane Dunn, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School president, sign an agreement to begin a 2+2 program in elementary education with emphasis in early childhood education and special education.

HAYS, Kan. -- Prospective elementary school teachers at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, will be able to transfer to Fort Hays State University to complete their own education and prepare to seek licensure in Kansas after representatives from the two schools signed a 2-plus-2 agreement recently in Liberal.
"We are excited about bringing another opportunity to our students to complete degrees in a very seamless method," said Dr. Duane M. Dunn, president of SCCC/ATS.
"When students can see the way to directly reach the goal of a degree and career, they are more likely to achieve that goal," he said. "We have a very solid relationship with Fort Hays State University, and this agreement is another aspect of that strong relationship. Our students can complete their degrees through FHSU and begin a career in a critical need for our area -- elementary school teachers. I appreciate the work our faculty and administrative team did in working closely with FHSU to insure the agreement meets our students' needs."
"Fort Hays State University and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School have forged a partnership that will enable degree-seeking students in the areas of elementary and early childhood education to transfer from the community college to the university in a seamless manner," said Dr. Germaine Taggart, chair of the Department of Teacher Education at FHSU. "This is of particular importance in this time of teacher shortages."
For several years, said Taggart, community college representatives have met with FHSU education faculty and staff to discuss programs and procedures that would assist students as they make the transition from community college to a four-year school. The discussions have yielded 2-plus-2 agreements with Kansas' community colleges. The most recent was a 2-plus-2 with Dodge City Community College.
"The elementary education degree and the early childhood unified degree prepare students to seek licensure in Kansas so that they may become teachers," said Taggart.
"A 2-plus-2 agreement lays out exactly what courses a student would need to graduate with a bachelor's degree," said Dennis King, director of FHSU's Virtual College. "A community college student working toward an associate's degree knows in advance what classes are needed both at the community college and from FHSU to end up with a bachelor's degree. The agreement also lays out points of contact between students and faculty advisors at both FHSU and SCCC/ATS."
In this case, the degree programs are elementary education and early childhood unified teaching degrees. Both are offered online, face-to-face or in combination. FHSU enables prospective teachers to take coursework in a manner that suits their busy lives and provides a way for them to engage in field experience in schools that are close to their residences. The use of technology by the students and the faculty has opened new avenues for obtaining a teaching degree.
Jett Eder of Sharon Springs received the outstanding student award during the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School graduation recently in Liberal, Kansas. Eder graduated Summa Cum Laude, was a Phi Theta Kappa honor student and received an Associate in Science Degree.

Cristy Mulanax, Criminal Justice instructor/coordinator, at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, received the outstanding faculty award during the graduation ceremony recently.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School English and Visual Arts Programs recently received notification of two additional awards that the 2008 “Telolith” received from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) from Columbia University, New York.
Last fall “Telolith” received a Gold Medalist Certificate, the first-place award. The two additional awards are in the areas of graphic design. SCCC/ATS Visual Arts Program graphic design students design and lay out “Telolith” each year as a class project. The 2008 staff received a Certificate of Merit for multi-page design of a literary/art magazine for the two-page spread featuring a photograph by Doug Wehmeier and the story “Imaginary Line” by JoLynn Earnest. California State University took first in that category. “Telolith” also received a a second-place certificate in Typography for use of a designed or art headline.
The college recently unveiled its 2009 “Telolith” magazine.
Magazines are critiqued by a panel of judges, who note strengths along with suggestions for improvement in the areas of literary and artistic content, as well as graphic design.


Members of the 2009 “Telolith” staff at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School are, from left, Jacob Riggs, Liberal; Raegan Broadie, Ashland; Alma Hidalgo, Perryton, Texas; and Jessica Maneth, Tyrone, Okla. “Telolith” is the literary and art magazine that is comprise artwork, photography and literary pieces submitted by SCCC/ATS.


Susan Lukwago, director of the Colvin Adult Learning Center, who will be leaving the center at the end of June.
Students who completed the tests to receive the Kansas State High School Equivalency Diploma were honored with a graduation ceremony and reception recently. Alaina Rice, administrative assistant to the dean of instruction, was the speaker.
Tom Williams, dean of administrative services at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, points to the artwork created by SCCC/ATS Student Raegan Broadie, right, Ashland. Student photos, two-dimensional and three-dimensional art has been on display in the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas. She holds a copy of the new “Telolith” magazine which is available on campus and showcases student literary and art work
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School students, Guy Watana of Liberal and Cheryl Rickers of Plains, stand in front of a house they helped build this year as part of the City of Liberal’s self-help housing program. At right is Gary Staiger, Construction Trades Technology program instructor, and left is Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president. The open house was part of a ribbon cutting by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, Kansas
Candidates for May 2009 graduation

Laura Gomez Adams, OK Cert
Kacie Louise Abbott Alva, OK AAS
Diego Oliveira Fernandes de Abreu Amarillo, TX AS
Billie Rose Adkison Anthony, TX AS
Billie Rose Adkison Ardmore, OK AS
Gloria Alejandra Aguilar Ashland, KS AA
Adriana Alfaro Balko, OK CERT
Alexander Almanza Balko, OK Cert
Maria Alvarado Balko, OK AAS
Ronni Lyn Anderson Bauru, SP, Brazil AS
Hermelinda Anguiano Beaver, OK AS
Abdiel Arevalo Boise City, OK Cert
Larissa Faith Arnold Booker, TX Cert
Clarissa Arteaga Booker, TX Cert
Matthew Artho Booker, TX Cert
Courtney Auger Booker, TX Cert
Seth Austin Burdett, KS AS
Rocio Baeza Campo, CO Cert
Charity Faye Bailey Clayton, NM Cert
Shelby Lynn Banning Cristo Rei, Curitiba AS
Jesus Becerril Danville, CA AS
Ernesto Benitez Deerfield, KS AA
Karleigh Desiree' Bennett Denair, CA AAS
Susan Booth Denver, CO Cert
Brenda Belen Borrego Diaz Dodge City, KS AAS
Suzie Dyck Boschman Dodge City, KS AS
Kayla Boston Dodge City, KS Cert
Raymond Bourne Dodge City, KS AAS
Cory Bransgrove Dumas, TX AA
Kimberlee Nicole Breuer Edmonton, AB, Canada AA
Raegan Kaye Broadie Elkhart, KS AAS
Matthew C Brown Elkhart, KS Cert
Karen Marie Brown Elkhart, KS Cert
Violetta L Brown Elkhart, KS AAS
Sheila Bryan Elkhart, KS Cert
Mirella Buchman Elkhart, KS AA
Nicole M Burkey Elkhart, KS AAS
Nayeli Bustillos Elkhart, KS AS
Erica Sue Butler Elmwood, OK AAS
Susan M Butterfield Farmington, NM AS
Ilse Cambron Flower Mound, TX AA
Rosa E Campos Follett, TX AA
Sara N Casas Forgan, OK AAS
Thomas Harvey Cash Fruitport, MI AS
Luz Crystal Castillo Garden City, KS CERT
Juan Luis Cerda Garden City, KS Cert
Josiah Stephen Cervantes Garden City, KS Cert
Angie M. Chacon Garden City, KS AAS
Omar A Chairez Garden City, KS Cert
Anabel Chavez Garden City, KS Cert
Cristina Chavez Garden City, KS Cert
Daniela Salazar Chavez Garden City, KS Cert
Jacci Janee Chavez Garden City, KS AAS
Maria Gabriela Chavez Goodwell, OK AS
Veronica Ciprian Goodwell, OK Cert
Kassandra Cole Greeley, CO AA
Corey Andrew Collins Guymon, OK AAS
DeWayne E Collins Guymon, OK Cert
San Juanita Contreras Guymon, OK Cert
Bailey Rae Crandall Guymon, OK AS
Haley Natasha Crosier Guymon, OK Cert
Ashley N. Davis Guymon, OK AS
Onika Davis Guymon, OK AS
Rosa Maria De Leon Guymon, OK AAS
Jose A. Del Real Guymon, OK Cert
Alva DeLaTorre Guymon, OK Cert
Charles W Delay Guymon, OK Cert
Manuel Delgado Guymon, OK Cert
Erica DeSantos Guymon, OK AAS
Nicole A. DeSantos Guymon, OK Cert
Ana Karen Dominguez Guymon, OK AAS
Robert Michael Doran Guymon, OK Cert
Ashley Dawn Duncan Guymon, OK Cert
Jett Eder Healy, KS AAS
Ruth Edwards Hooker, OK AAS
Fabian Enriquez Hooker, OK AS
Brenda Liliana Erives Hooker, OK Cert
Kyrie G Esarey Hooker, OK AS
Miguel A Esparza Hooker, OK Cert
Evelin Espinosa Houston, TX AA
Lisa Fehr Hugoton, KS Cert
Heather N Figger Hugoton, KS AA
Juan J Flores Hugoton, KS AAS
Tiffany Ford Hugoton, KS AS
Melissa Ford Hugoton, KS AS
Lyndsie Ann Fosdick Hugoton, KS Cert
Cedric Franklin Hugoton, KS AS
Lisa Friesen Hugoton, KS Cert
Adam McLain Froelich Hugoton, KS Cert
Maria Victoria Galan Hugoton, KS AS
Flor I Galindo Hugoton, KS Cert
German Garcia Hugoton, KS AA
Jesus M Garcia Hugoton, KS AAS
Shannan Gehrer Hugoton, KS AS
Jamie D Gilbert Hugoton, KS Cert
Diana Marie Gill Hugoton, KS AS
Justin Gilmore Hugoton, KS AS
Melissa A Glass Hugoton, KS AS
Katelyn Glenn Hugoton, KS Cert
Maria Godinez Hugoton, KS Cert
Jessica Ray Gokey Hugoton, KS AAS
Laura Yudith Gomez Hugoton, KS AS
Octavio Gomez Hugoton, KS AAS
Alicia Gonzales Hugoton, KS AA
Francisco Gonzalez Hugoton, KS Cert
Juan J Gonzales Johnson, KS AA
Ebeneser Gonzalez Johnson, KS AS
Gabriela Grajeda Keyes, OK AS
Layne Greeson Kismet, KS Cert
Mitchell Grover Kismet, KS AA
Thiago de Oliveira Guilherme Kismet, KS AS
Gerarado Gutierrez, Jr Kismet, KS Cert
Gerarado Gutierrez, Jr Lakin, KS Cert
Justin Hagerman Lawrence, KS AA
Gabrielle Hall Lawton, OK AA
Jacob Paul Hampton Leedey, OK AA
Amy P Hanning-Wright Liberal, KS AAS
Sherrie Mashell Harrison Liberal, KS AAS
Debora M Harrold Liberal, KS AS
Nathan Hartnett Liberal, KS AS
Angela Lee Hawk Liberal, KS AS
Brie Nicole Heaton Liberal, KS AA
Brie Nicole Heaton Liberal, KS AA
Alaina Heinitz Liberal, KS Cert
Guadalupe Hermosillo Liberal, KS AAS
Luz Maria Hernandez Liberal, KS AA
Michael Hernandez Liberal, KS Cert
Alma G Hidalgo Liberal, KS AA
Blake Hill Liberal, KS AAS
Leah M Hillman Liberal, KS AA
Christian Hinojosa Liberal, KS AS
Jessica Hitchcock Liberal, KS Cert
Lana Hittle Liberal, KS AA
Kristin Holtorf Liberal, KS Cert
Asusena Holguin Liberal, KS AS
Lexi D Honey Liberal, KS Cert
Steven M. Hooks Liberal, KS AS
Melissa Beth House Liberal, KS AA
Mikel Lee Huston, Jr Liberal, KS Cert
Carlos Ibarra Liberal, KS AS
Melissa Dawn Isaac Liberal, KS AS
Hilda Laura Isidoro Liberal, KS AS
Nelly Janneth Isidoro Liberal, KS AAS
Victoria Jill Jacob Liberal, KS Cert
Joel Jaquez Liberal, KS AS
Edith Jimenez-Sianez Liberal, KS Cert
Daniel Johnson Liberal, KS AAS
Dustin Johnson Liberal, KS AA
Stephannie Ann Jones Liberal, KS AA
Kade Ryan Kauk Liberal, KS Cert
Amanda Kempke Liberal, KS AS
Rockendra S Khemraj Liberal, KS Cert
Crystal Emma Kiehl Liberal, KS AAS
Katrina N Kline Liberal, KS AS
Ashley Knier Liberal, KS AAS
Jessica Koch Liberal, KS AAS
Kasey S Krueger Liberal, KS AA
Vesta Celeste Kunselman Liberal, KS AS
Elisa Labra Liberal, KS Cert
Kimberly Jean Laird Liberal, KS Cert
Emmanuel Lara Liberal, KS Cert
Alyssa Elaine Larson Liberal, KS AS
Stephanie Foster Lee Liberal, KS AA
Heather R Lefort Liberal, KS AAS
Santiago Leon Liberal, KS Cert
Jennifer Lindsay Leonard Liberal, KS Cert
LaSasha Lira Liberal, KS AS
Virginia Joline Loewen Liberal, KS AAS
Lacy LeaAnna Longest Liberal, KS AS
Jorge L Lopez Liberal, KS AS
Stephanie Yolanda Lopez Liberal, KS AS
Violeta Lopez Liberal, KS Cert
Micaela Jean Luck Liberal, KS AA
Rey Lujan Liberal, KS Cert
Jessica Dianne Lulf Liberal, KS Cert
Rafael Macias Liberal, KS AS
Cindy Madsen Liberal, KS Cert
Jose M Maldonado Liberal, KS Cert
Xavier Mandujano Liberal, KS AAS
Jesus Adrian Manriquez Liberal, KS AA
Trenton Martinez Liberal, KS AS
Phillip Tremayne Martinez Liberal, KS AS
Sean Mark Martinez Liberal, KS Cert
Julian Michael Lee Martinez Liberal, KS AA
Laura Martinez Anaya Liberal, KS AAS
Timothy McCulley Liberal, KS Cert
Kristopher McCune Liberal, KS AS
Chris K McDaniel Liberal, KS Cert
Rachel Denise McDonald Liberal, KS AAS
Tasia McEntire Liberal, KS AS
Tina Marie McIntyre Liberal, KS AAS
Skyler McKinley Liberal, KS AAS
Michelle A McNabb Liberal, KS AS
Idania B Medina Liberal, KS AA
Arlette Mendez Liberal, KS AS
Elizabeth Mercado Liberal, KS Cert
Ivan Ciaramello Michelli Liberal, KS Cert
Zachary Wayne Miller Liberal, KS Cert
Krystal Lov Mireles Liberal, KS Cert
Sheila A Moffett Liberal, KS AS
Josie C Molina Liberal, KS Cert
Lori Beth Montoya Liberal, KS AA
Andrew Scott Morgan Liberal, KS Cert
Keegan Morrow Liberal, KS AAS
Callie Ashton Mosburg Liberal, KS Cert
Valarie A Musgrave Liberal, KS AAS
Yates Musgrove Liberal, KS AA
Chelsea Marie Myers Liberal, KS AS
Martin Edward Nevarez Liberal, KS Cert
Marla Sims Newton Liberal, KS AS
Vietnam Tran Nguyen Liberal, KS AAS
Megan Renae Nickel Liberal, KS AS
David Nieto Liberal, KS Cert
Leah Norris Liberal, KS AAS
Calvin M Ntinika Liberal, KS AAS
Carlos Aaron Nunez Liberal, KS Cert
Timothy John Ochoa Liberal, KS AAS
Alexie Joy Olds Liberal, KS AAS
Steven Olds Liberal, KS AS
Crystal Olivarez Liberal, KS Cert
Santos A. Ornelas Liberal, KS AAS
Edlin Ortiz Liberal, KS Cert
Nancy Ivonne Ortiz Liberal, KS AS
Rafael Ortiz Liberal, KS Cert
Jennifer Lois Owens Liberal, KS Cert
Alyse Renee Ownbey Lincoln, NE AA
Yessenia Pacheco Littleton, CO AA
Jose Padilla Mandirituba, Parana AS
Sergio Rosalio Padilla, III Maple Ridge, BC AA
Travis G Parker Meade, KS AA
Joshua Pearson Meade, KS Cert
Hector Peralta Midland, TX AS
Brenda Elizabeth Peralta Moscow, KS Cert
Hector G Perez Lara Moscow, KS Cert
Timothy L Perkins Moscow, KS AA
Richard Piedra Munden, KS AS
Amanda Mary Pierson Odessa, TX AS
Stephanie Piper Oklahoma City, OK AA
Chelsea Rae Pipkin Overland Park, KS AS
Chelsea Pipkin Perryton, KS AS
James Malcolm Powell Perryton, TX Cert
Matthew L Purvis Perryton, TX Cert
Danessa Dawn Ramirez Perryton, TX Cert
Lucia Ramirez Perryton, TX Cert
Martha Ramirez Perryton, TX AA
Cory Don Rash Perryton, TX AA
Mayra Y Renteria Perryton, TX AA
Raquel Reyes Perryton, TX Cert
Lila Reyes Perryton, TX AAS
Araceli Reyes-Barrera Perryton, TX Cert
Shaun Daniel Rice Perryton, TX Cert
Tanner J Rice Perryton, TX Cert
Cheryl Ann Rickers Perryton, TX Cert
Jacob Riggs Perryton, TX Cert
Claudia Denisse Rivero Perryton, TX AAS
Farrah Renee Robinson Perryton, TX AAS
Caio Rodrigues Perryton, TX AA
Freddy Rodriguez Perryton, TX Cert
Elizabeth Marie Rohloff Perryton, TX AGS
Guadalupe Rosales Perryton, TX AAS
Oscar M Rosales Pittsburg, KS AS
Martin Rosales, Jr Plains, KS AS
Sam Rucker Plains, KS AS
Ismael Ruiz Plains, KS Cert
Cara M Russell Plains, KS AAS
Amanda Mae Sallaska Plains, KS AA
Norma Sanchez Plains, KS AA
Elsa Sanchez Plains, KS AAS
S Janette Sandoval Plains, KS AAS
Ethan J Schiltz Plains, KS AAS
Quianne Schmidt Plainville, KS AAS
Kevin Richard Schultz Protection, KS Cert
Karen Jeanne Scott Republic, KS AS
Mackenzie Catherine Scott Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil AS
Landy Nicole Seger Rolla, KS Cert
Jamee E Sewell Rolla, KS Cert
Samantha Shepard Salina, KS AS
Scott A Shultz Satanta, KS AAS
Cristhian Sianuqui Satanta, KS Cert
Jelena Simic Satanta, KS AA
Vannessa Simmons Satanta, KS AA
Kimberly Siroky Satanta, KS AS
Kimberly Siroky Satanta, KS AS
Abby Kae Sleder Satanta, KS AAS
Emily Grace Slemp Scott City, KS AS
Brandie L Smith Serbia, AS
WonJae Son Sharon Springs, KS AS
Ingrid Griset Soto Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil AS
Dustan Sprowls Springfield, CO AAS
Maggi Elizabeth Stavig Sublette, KS AS
Valerie Ann Nicole Stevens Sublette, KS Cert
Allison Lee Stokes Sublette, KS AAS
Levi D Sturges Sublette, KS AS
LaNell A Taylor Sublette, KS AAS
Austin Cates Terhune Sublette, KS AAS
Tammie Jeane Thompson Sublette, KS AS
Rejeena Thundiyil Suzano SP, Brazil AS
Teresa Toscano Taloga, OK AS
Brandy D Tran Thornton, CO AA
Ana Trejo Tribune, KS Cert
Calvin T Unruh Turpin, OK AS
Chelsi R Valdez Turpin, OK AS
Cheryl Darlene Valdez Turpin, OK AA
Rodolfo Valenzuela Turpin, OK Cert
Olivia Valenzuela Turpin, OK Cert
Diana Valverde Turpin, OK AS
Austin Scott Vanderwork Turpin, OK Cert
Nichole S Varner Turpin, OK AAS
Jesus Salvador Vega Tyrone, OK AS
Juliana Vilas Boas Tyrone, OK Cert
Yolidia Villezcas Tyrone, OK AAS
Mark J Waggoner Tyrone, OK Cert
Jared Russel Wagner Tyrone, OK AAS
Ami Wang Tyrone, OK Cert
Desiree Nicole Ward Ulysses, KS AS
Shayla Nicole Weatherby Ulysses, KS AAS
Jonathan Webster Ulysses, KS AA
Jamie West Ulysses, KS Cert
Zachary A Wester Ulysses, KS AA
Nikki M. White Ulysses, KS AAS
KayLonni D Williams Ulysses, KS Cert
Sean Williams Ulysses, KS AS
Fabiola R V Wisnesky Ulysses, KS AA
Tanner Shane Woods Ulysses, KS Cert
Kayla Danae Wright Ulysses, KS AAS
La Von R Wright Ulysses, KS AAS
La Von R Wright Ulysses, KS AS
Trenton Jake Yeary Ulysses, KS Cert
Fernando Zabala Ulysses, KS AA
Emmanuel Zapien Ulysses, KS AAS
Cindy M Zapien Valley Center , KS AAS
Rebecca Zielke Wichita, KS AA

The Allied Health Division at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will host a Health Careers Camp for students entering grades 9-12.
Students will learn about Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology and Nursing programs. The camp is 8:30 a.m.-12 noon or 1-4:30 p.m., June 8-12.
The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt and CPR certification.
For information, call 620-417-1401 or email steve.hecox@sccc.edu. Deadline is May 21.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has scheduled a number of Enrollment Days for students who will be enrolling for the first time for the fall 2009 semester.
Students can sign up for an enrollment day to schedule their summer and fall classes, meet with an academic advisor, meet new classmates and receive information about financial aid, scholarships and housing. All enrollment days are in Room AA137 of the Hobble Academic Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas.
Enrollment Days for the technical programs will be:
Tuesday, May 19
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
Thursday, July 16
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
Other enrollment days are
Saturday, April 25
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
Wednesday, May 20
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
Tuesday, June 9 (evening enrollment)
5 p.m., Enrollment
(must already have placement scores)
Thursday, June 25
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
Wednesday, July 15
9 a.m., Enrollment
9 a.m., COMPASS testing; 1 p.m. Enrollment
1 p.m. Enrollment
If a student chooses to use ACT scores, the scores must be either
sent directly to SCCC/ATS or they must be on an official high school transcript. Students may bring their ORIGINAL scores sent to them by ACT. Copies or faxed copies will NOT be accepted. If ACT scores are not available or if a student took the ACT prior to 2004, the student must take the COMPASS course placement exam.
COMPASS testing is Wednesday, May 13, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 20, 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 28, 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 1, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9 , 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 15, 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 9:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 9:00 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17, 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1:00 p.m. Testing for the technical school is Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. or Thursday, July 16, 9:00 a.m.
Pre-register for an enrollment day by going online to www.sccc.edu/go/eec, call 620-417-1100 or email admit@sccc.edu.
The Seward County Lady Saints Softball Team punched their ticket for the 2009 NJCAA National Tournament Monday night with a win in the Region VI Championship game against Garden City. The Lady Saints clinched their berth to the title game Saturday night but had to wait until Monday night and a change of venue later to finish their quest.
Seward drew Garden City who won in extra innings in the semifinal game to reach their date with the Lady Saints. After a 1-2-3 inning from newly announced 2 time Jayhawk West Conference Most Valuable Player Courtney Auger, the Lady Saints jumped on the board first in their first trip to the plate. Alicia Reyes reached base on an error to leadoff the game and after a sacrifice bunt from Brianna Baron was driven in by Marisa Coats who launched her first triple of the season to the right field fence to give the Lady Saints a 1-0 lead. The middle innings of the game went by swiftly and without much action as each team was able to muster just one total baserunner through the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings combined and the game sat at 1-0 going into the 6th inning of play. The Lady Busters then scored for the first time in their past 17 innings off of Auger with a 2 out RBI single to tie the game at 1. The Lady Saints wouldn’t keep it tied for long as their bats came alive in the bottom half of the 6th inning as they racked up 4 runs, capped off by bases loaded RBI single from Shelby Casey to plate a pair of runs and extend their lead to 5-1. Garden City was not ready to go down without a fight however and after a pair of singles and a hit batter to lead off the inning, had the tying run at the plate with nobody out in the 7th. Left fielder Alex Wall squeezed a ball past Baron at third base but Reyes was able to dive to make the play and remarkably throw the runner out at third base for the force out. A run scored on the play to make it 5-2 Seward but that is all they would get as Auger tightened up her cleats and struck out the final two batters of the game to preserve the win and send the Lady Saints to the National Tournament for the first time in school history.
The win took the Lady Saints to 38-14 on the season and extends their season long win streak to 11 games. Their next stop will be St. George, Utah for the NJCAA National Tournament where they look to improve on arguably the best season in school history. Seward will likely leave Monday for the 1000 mile journey where they will practice Wednesday morning and partake in a welcoming banquet Wednesday evening before starting play at either 11:00 or 2:00 on Thursday. Depending on their first round outcome, they will then play at 6:00 or 8:00 Thursday night following opening ceremonies of the 2009 National Championships.
Just hours after winning following up their 2009 Jayhawk West Conference Championship with a win of the 2009 Region VI Championship, 5 Seward County Lady Saint Softball players were named both 1st Team All-Conference as well as 1st Team All-Region for their performances throughout the season. Adding another accolade to her file, sophomore pitcher Courtney Auger was named the conference’s Most Valuable Player for the 2nd straight season. Also, for the 3rd time in 7 seasons, Lady Saints Head Coach Andrea Gustafson was named the Jayhawk West Conference Coach of the Year.
Auger led the list of Lady Saints making the teams as she followed up her 2008 Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year and MVP season with a sophomore campaign equally as good receiving the MVP award for a second straight season. The sophomore pitcher from Edmonton, Alberta has recorded a 23-5 record with a 1.46 ERA thus far to go along with her 243 strikeouts in 167 innings pitched. As well as being named MVP in consecutive seasons, Auger was again named 1st Team All-Conference as well as 1st Team All-Region. Marisa Coats was named 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region for her work behind the plate for the Lady Saints this season as the freshman from Riverside, California has compiled a team high .452 batting average to go along with 18 doubles, 6 home runs, and 62 RBI’s. Alicia Reyes tied down 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region honors at shortstop for Seward after batting .415 as a freshman while knocking in 40 runs and stealing 13 bases in the leadoff spot for the Lady Saints. Reyes, a freshman also from Riverside, California, has started all 52 games at shortstop for Seward County and has a team high 188 at bats for the Lady Saints. Katie Glenn finds her way into postseason honors for the second straight season as the sophomore lefthander from Maple Ridge, British Columbia follows up a 2nd Team All-Conference performance as a freshman last season with a 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region nod this season. Glenn has been a staple in the Lady Saints success batting .384 and scoring 43 runs for the gals in green while swiping an amazing 22 bases in 22 chances on the season. Brittany Kent was the 5th Lady Saint to receive regional recognition for her solid freshman season as the center fielder from Carlsbad, New Mexico was tabbed 1st Team All-Conference as well as 1st Team All-Region performer after batting .420 in conference play for Seward and knocking in 22 runs including 4 home runs on the season. Andrea Gustafson was named the conferences Coach of the Year Monday after leading Seward to a .730 winning percentage this season including 11 straight wins to this point and winning both Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI Championships in the last two weeks. This is the third time that Gustafson has won this award in her 7 years at the helm for the Lady Saints.
The Lady Saints will take their awards with them as they head to the National Tournament next week in St. George, Utah with a chance for a National Championship on the line. Action from the desert will begin Thursday where they will play either an 11:00 or 2:00 game before playing again that night at either 6:00 or 8:00.
The SCCC Women’s Tennis team didn’t fare nearly as well Monday as they did Sunday at the 2009 NJCAA National Tournament in Tucson. Fabiola Wisnesky was the only Lady Saint to win a singles match while her and partner Valerie Stevens were the only tandem to win in doubles play. Wisnesky won her singles match in the consolation bracket against Elgin CC 8-6 in the #1 singles division while Juliana Boas fell in the sweet 16 round of the #2 singles bracket to 7th ranked St. Petersburg 6-2, 6-2 to end her National Championship hopes. Alyssa Larson and Antigone Lowery also fell in the tournaments 2nd round in their respective singles brackets as Larson fell 6-1, 6-2 to 5th seeded Jacksonville while Lowery ran up against a tough draw in 2nd seeded Collin and lost 6-2, 6-2. Sylvia Perez’s tournament came to an end with a consolation bracket loss to IMM 8-4 and her day didn’t get much better as her and Lowery came up on the short end of a tough 6-3, 6-3 loss in doubles play to Eastern Arizona in the tournament’s first round. Stevens and Wisnesky were the only of the three SCCC doubles teams to advance to the round of 16 as they defeated Hagerstown 6-3, 6-0 while Larson and Boas fell 6-0, 6-0 to Arkansas in the round of 32. The Lady Saints now sit in 20th place with 8.5 points in the tournament.

Following a dinner with a cross section of students, the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss the end of the 2008-09 school year and budget requirements for the 2009-10 school year. The dinner is held each semester and provides the trustees with an opportunity to meet students discuss their experience at SCCC/ATS, obtain ideas and recommendations for improvement and aspects of strengths of the college. The trustees noted that areas of strength, which were mentioned by students, were the quality of classroom instruction, the care and involvement of faculty and staff, and that the students feel well prepared for employment or university transfer. Recommendations for improvement included strategies for informing students of activities, increasing the menu selections in the cafeteria, and expanding activities for all students to get better acquainted with each other.
Dustin Ormiston and Sharon Hobble were sworn in as trustees of the board following re-election in April. Ron Oliver, who was also re-elected, was absent.
Donetta Dreitz, registrar, gave an overview of the graduation festivities, which will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9. The trustees will present the diplomas and Trustee Sharon Hobble will give the benediction. The outstanding graduating student and outstanding faculty member will be recognized during commencement ceremonies. Ms. Dreitz indicated that over 300 students will be recognized for earning career certificates and associate degrees during this commencement.
Due to low enrollment this year in some of the programs that were previously a part of the Southwest Kansas Technical School, the administration recommended that the Business Administrative Technology program be moved from probation to monitoring status and the Drafting and Design Technology, Construction Trades Technology and Machine Tool Technology programs remain on probation for the 2009-10 school year. There have been targeted efforts toward increased awareness, recruitment, enrollment and industry relationships for these industrial programs with intentions of growing and strengthening the programs. There is a strong need for these programs and good employment opportunities exist for the graduates. The college’s Office Professionals program has been discontinued and replaced with the Business Administrative Technology from the area technical school. As a result of the change, improved computer lab usage has occurred, increased course offerings are provided, and enrollment has increased in that program.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, said the college will also look at low enrollment, completion, and graduate placement in other instructional programs across campus and present administrative recommendations at the June board meeting.
Dunn gave an overview of the budget planning process on campus. The college is expecting a reduction of approximately $415,000 in state aid for the 2009-10 due to budget rescissions and reductions in appropriations. In addition to this loss of revenue, the college is facing known cost increases for health insurance, the tax sheltered annuity program, faculty salaries and the well-pay policy.
Dunn said the college is analyzing budget requests and eliminating duplicated services and expenditures across campus as it builds the 2009-10 budget. He commended the information technology department for identifying methods of reducing computer hardware costs while maintaining relevant and up-to-date computer labs. Dunn indicated that other departments are seeking cost savings strategies as well and the administrative team is effectively identifying methods of reducing costs while meeting student and institutional needs.
Tom Williams, dean of administrative services, told the board that the college will receive $11,120.55 from a reduction in our worker’s compensation. In addition, since the county was considered a disaster area following the recent blizzard, the college will receive a state reimbursement for snow removal costs and labor costs.
Williams also gave an update of the summer maintenance projects that will include technical school parking lot and drainage, sidewalk replacement, brick repair, fire alarm system, doors and framing replacement, ventilation in diesel area and the wash rack in agricultural building. These projects are available through the no interest state bond program designed for colleges to improve and repair facilities.
The board approved an affiliation with YTB Travel Network of Illinois at a one-time cost of $495.95 that will allow employees to book their personal and business travel with the college’s own “private label” online travel website. The affiliation will allow the college to not only save money on travel, but receive royalties on commissions as well. The money that is returned to the college will be provided to the Development Foundation and used to fund scholarships.
Dale Reed, dean of instruction, reported the Gas Compressor Institute had an increase in class participants, although vender participation was down. The college will begin interviewing candidates for a Gas Compressor Technician program that will start in fall 2010.
Cynthia Rapp, dean of instruction, said the state gave full approval of the Medical Coding and Reimbursement Program that will begin this fall.
Celeste Donovan, dean of student services, told the board the technical school underwent a Civil Rights audit recently. Although the final report of that audit is not yet available, based on the auditors comments during the exit process she was confident the audit would work out well for the college.
In other action, the board
1. Hired Gary Damron as social science instructor and Magda Silva as vocal music instructor;
2. Approved modifications to Board Policy 514, regarding Collection of Past Due Accounts Receivable and modifications to Board Policy 515, regarding Collection of Worthless Checks;
3. Approved the low bid from Schwindt Stone and Masonry of Liberal in the amount of $17,500 to repair brick and concrete on both the main campus and the technical school site as part of the PEI Bond Loan Project; and
4. Approved the bid from Southwest Glass and Door of Liberal in the amount of $110,394 to replace 21 single doors and 2 double doors and frames at the technical school as part of the PEI Bond Loan Project.
Among the end-of-the year activities are the Nursing Capping and Pinning, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8 in the gymnasium; Phi Theta Kappa breakfast, 8 a.m., Saturday, May 9, in 214 East/West; Graduation 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9 in the gymnasium; graduation for the Kansas State High School Diploma candidates, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9, and moonlight finals breakfast for all students the evening of May 11.
The college will sign a 2+2 agreement with Fort Hays State University, May 11 for an elementary education program.
The next board meeting is Monday, June 1.
The public is invited to view a student art exhibit, May 6-11 in the Shank Humanities Building on the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus.
A reception honoring the writers, artists and designers of the award-winning literary and art magazine, Telolith, will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, May 8 in the humanities lobby.
The Seward County Lady Saints Tennis Team faired quite well on day 1 of their 2009 NJCAA National Tournament in Tucson, Arizona. After one day of play Seward sits in a tie for 10th, but just 2 points out of 5th place in the tournament. Fabiola Wisnesky faced a tough draw in round one, squaring off with the 5th ranked player in the country from Meridan CC. She lost that match 6-0, 6-2 but will still compete in the consolation round of the tournament. Juliana Boas moved onto the round of 16 by defeating a player from Sauk Valley CC in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Valerie Stevens fell in one of the best matches of the day 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 against St. Petersburg College while the Lady Saints picked up points in both the #4 and #5 singles matches with wins from Alyssa Larson and Antigone Lowery. Larson lost her first set 6-4 before coming back to take the 2nd set 7-5 and then really turned it on in the 3rd and deciding set, winning 6-0 against Lewis and Clark CC. Lowery continued her solid play and followed up her Region VI Tournament Championship with a win in the first round of the National Tournament 6-0, 6-4 against Marion Military Institute. Sylvia Perez lost 6-0, 6-0 against Eastern Arizona in the #6 singles bracket but will continue her road in the consolation bracket later. Check http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=75034 for updates throughout the week.
The Seward County Lady Saints Softball Team continued their march to the Region VI Title Saturday as they defeated Colby in the 2nd round of the Region VI Tournament and then Garden City in the Semifinals. The Lady Saints will now play in the Championship Game with a National Tournament bid on the line tonight at 6:00 in Pratt.
After receiving a first round bye thanks to their #1 seed in the tournament, the Lady Saints were opposed by Colby in the 2nd round after the Lady Trojans upset Barton County earlier in the day Saturday in Wichita. Neither team was able to score in the first two innings as Seward starter Erin Roufosse pitched out of a couple jams and Colby starter Marissa Elsberry kept the Lady Saints bats off balance. In the 3rd inning, Cara Russell led off with a single for Seward and eventually came in on an error by Colby third baseman Kali Brester to give the Lady Saints a 1-0 lead. Seward threatened to put a crooked number up in the frame but a bases loaded groundout thwarted the rally and a 1-0 advantage is what the Lady Saints took into the 4th inning of play. Colby managed a run of their own in the top of the 4th after a leadoff single and a misplayed groundball led to the Lady Trojans first run of the day to tie the game at 1. The Lady Saints weren’t able to take advantage of a pair of Colby walks in the bottom half of the 4th and left the pair stranded to end the inning. Courtney Auger came into the game in relief of Roufosse in the 5th and mowed the Lady Trojan hitters down in order her first two innings. In the bottom of the 6th with the game still tied at 1, Brianna Baron singled to lead off the inning, followed by back to back doubles from Brittany Kent and Russell to put the Lady Saints on top 3-1. The NJCAA National Pitcher of the Week Auger did the rest as she quickly disposed of the Colby lineup in the 7th to secure the 3-1 win for Seward. The win sent the Lady Saints onto the Semifinal game in which they would take on the winner of the Garden City/Butler matchup on the adjacent field.
The Lady Saints took on Garden City in game two of their 2009 Region VI Tournament with a trip to the Championship Game on the line. Garden, coming fresh off a 7th inning come from behind win against Butler in their first game had visions of back to back upset victories on their mind but Courtney Auger and the Lady Saints would quickly put those thoughts to rest. After a swift 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 1st for Garden, Seward jumped on the board in the bottom half as three straight 2 out hits would plate Marisa Coats after doubling to give the Lady Saints the 1-0 advantage. In the 2nd, the Lady Saints struck again as Brittany Kent blasted the first pitch she saw over the right center field fence to give Seward a 2-0 lead looking for more. Cara Russell walked behind Kent’s blast and later came around to score on a 2 out single from Alicia Reyes to make it 3-0 Lady Saints after 2. Auger punched out the side in the top half of the 3rd and a pair of Garden City errors to open up the inning ended up turning into 3 Seward County runs to put the Lady Saints on top 6-0. As usual, Auger would need no more as she cruised into the top of the 7th inning with a no-hitter, allowing just 2 Garden hitters to reach base in the first 6 frames. A leadoff single would quickly douse those hopes, but it didn’t seem to faze the reining Jayhawk West Player of the Year Auger as she struck out to of the last three Lady Buster hitters she would see to finish up her 19th complete game of the year in the 6-0 shutout win to send Seward to the title game.
Now follow this closely if you care to find out who the Lady Saints will be taking on in the title game Monday night in Pratt. Colby and Barton County will play the first game of the day with the winner of that game moving on to take on Garden City. The winner of the Garden City vs. Colby/Barton game will then advance to the title game to take on the Lady Saints. IF Seward happened to lose the first championship game, there would be another game at 8:00 between the Lady Saints and that team again with the winner of that game going to the National Tournament. If Seward can win their 6:00 championship game they can go ahead and pack their bags for the Big Dance in St. George which starts May 14th. For up to date scores of tonight’s game check http://www.kjccc.org/softball/softindex.html

Liberal fifth grade students recently participated in a tour of the Epworth Allied Health Education Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. The students spend time in Respiratory Therapy, as pictured above, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Surgical Technology. There are over 300 local fifth grade students who participate in the Epworth tour each year.


Liberal fifth grade students recently participated in a tour of the Epworth Allied Health Education Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. The students spend time in Nursing, as pictured above, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Surgical Technology. There are over 300 local fifth grade students who participate in the Epworth tour each year.


Adam Froelich of Sublette, a Seward County Community College/Area Technical School student in the Drafting and Design Technology program, won a gold medal in the written essay contest at the recent SkillsUSA contest. Froelich’s essay followed the assigned theme of the SkillsUSA Creed and what it means to the individual. The SkillsUSA Creed is: I believe in the dignity of work. I believe in the American way of life. I believe in education. I believe in fair play. I believe satisfaction is achieved by good work. I believe in high moral and spiritual standards. His essay scored a perfect score of 200 points.

Michael A. O’Kane, a veteran Kansas business leader, will take charge of the new Kansas Small Business Development Center outreach site in Liberal effective May 1.
O’Kane, a Liberal resident, will be based on the campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School as KSBDC outreach center consultant, and his mission will be to help Southwest Kansans start or succeed in business.
He will provide consulting to individual clients in business planning, finance, marketing and management. He will also offer assistance in creating business and marketing plans, making financial projections and analyzing cash flow.
Depending on the client, the new consultant may also advise in areas ranging from human resources to patent and trademark processes. In addition, he will set up training seminars, conduct presentations, take part in networking events and handle related responsibilities.

EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
O’Kane has worked since 2007 with A.G. Edwards/Wachovia Securities, LLC, as a financial advisor, securities broker and investment advisor to clients. He has also been involved in insurance and annuity sales.
Before joining A.G. Edwards/Wachovia, he worked over 20 years in leadership positions with Liberal-based Wes-Kan Oil Co., Inc. Between 1984 and 2007, O’Kane served as Wes-Kan’s director of retail operations, general manager, vice president and president.
During O’Kane’s tenure with Wes-Kan, the company’s chain of convenience stores grew from five to 13, and he was instrumental in developing new store layouts, as well as supervising construction, equipment ordering and installation. He also handled staffing, employee training, management and supervision, plus inventory control, purchasing, cash management, fuel pricing and dispatching, vendor negotiations, company policies, profit and loss analysis and additional key aspects of management, including securing of finances.
Between 1970 and 1984, the new consultant worked for D.G. Calhoun, Inc., a retail apparel division of Kroger Corporation. During his 14 years with Calhoun, O’Kane served in the positions of assistant manager, manager, buyer, supervisor and president in the company’s 13-store Kansas network.
Currently a member of the Liberal Rotary Club Board of Directors, O’Kane completed a bachelor of science degree in business at Fort Hays State University in 1970. He is a graduate of Leadership Kansas and Leadership Liberal. He holds Series Seven and Series 66 New York Stock Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers qualifications.
He also maintains state licensure in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas for life, health and variable contract insurance, and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation of the Colorado-based College for Financial Planning.

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT
The new KSBDC Outreach Center in Liberal is the result of a partnership involving SCCC/ATS, the City of Liberal and the 22-county KSBDC at Garden City Community College.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, indicated the potential for economic growth and new business development would be enhanced through the arrangement.
“The vast majority of American businesses begin with an entrepreneurial idea and a small business concept,” Dunn said. “Having KSBDC assistance will enable area entrepreneurs to implement their ideas into successful enterprises.”
The City of Liberal has committed as a partner, with the city commission and City Manager Mark Hall authorizing a percentage of the outreach center’s operational costs.
“This is another aspect of the effective partnership,” Dunn explained. “The city will benefit from a stronger business climate, which brings in more customers, additional business growth and resulting revenue.”
“This is a wise use of taxpayer dollars,” said KSBDC Regional Director Pat Veesart, Garden City. “Through this arrangement, the KSBDC network can increase service to the Liberal area by leveraging funds from different resources.”
Since 1991, when the regional center for Southwest Kansas opened in Garden City, there has been a maximum of just two people available to offer small business consulting in the facility’s 22-county, 19,000-square mile service area. With O’Kane on board, that will expand to three.
“I’m pleased that the KSBDC will have an outreach center in Liberal, which will help provide a needed resource in the community,” said Cris Garza, branch manager with the First National Bank of Liberal.
“Liberal has been growing in small business and has full potential for attracting more business, especially with support from agencies such as the KSBDC,” Garza added.

GROWING KANSAS ENTREPRENEURS
The KSBDC network, which operates with the slogan “Growing Kansas Entrepreneurs,” includes eight regional and five outreach centers. Each assists established firms, growth companies and start-up enterprises.
Any individual interested in starting or growing a small business may receive assistance. There are no charges associated with the comprehensive, individual one-on-one counseling. Fees may be charged for training courses, though such courses are not required.
In addition to Seward County and Finney County, the regional center for Southwest Kansas serves Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Scott, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita Counties.

The Colvin Adult Learning Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to the 2009 graduation ceremony of the Kansas State High School Diploma graduates.
The ceremony will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9 in the gymnasium of the SCCC/ATS campus in Liberal.
The graduation speaker is Alaina Rice, administrative assistant to the dean of instruction at SCCC/ATS. Rice, who graduated from high school in the top 10 percent of her class, attended Our Lady of the Lake University for two years. She is now working on her accounting degree at SCCC/ATS.
She began work in the SCCC/ATS Wellness Center. She lives with her husband and stepson in Liberal.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the student union.

The Colvin Adult Learning Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to the 2009 graduation ceremony of the Kansas State High School Diploma graduates.
The ceremony will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9 in the gymnasium of the SCCC/ATS campus in Liberal.
The graduation speaker is Alaina Rice, administrative assistant to the dean of instruction at SCCC/ATS. Rice, who graduated from high school in the top 10 percent of her class, attended Our Lady of the Lake University for two years. She is now working on her accounting degree at SCCC/ATS.
She began work in the SCCC/ATS Wellness Center. She lives with her husband and stepson in Liberal.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the student union.

The public is invited to the Nursing Capping and Pinning Ceremony at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 8 in the college gymnasium.
A reception will follow.