Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will be participating in The ‘National’ College Goal Sunday program. College Goal Sunday provides assistance to families who are applying for financial aid. Volunteers will assist individuals in filling out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 in the SCCC/ATS library.
By delivering help to families in our community, College Goal Sunday helps ensure that students get the help they need crossing the paper barrier as they qualify for financial aid, said Donna Fisher, SCCC/ATS director of financial aid.

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Liberal Brown and Marivell Mendoza

Kansas will salute the top community college scholars for their academic accomplishments in an awards ceremony Thursday, Feb. 14 in Topeka, including two from Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas.
Representing SCCC/ATS are Marivell Mendoza and Liberty Brown, both students enrolled in the SCCC/ATS Nursing Program.

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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Drama Department will hold auditions for the spring musical at 7 p.m., Feb. 5-6 in the Showcase Theater, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal.
The cast will perform the musical, “Assassins” April 11-13. “Assassins” is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and is based on the book by John Weidman.
This murderous carnival game portrays men and women who attempt to assassinate the presidents of the United States, some successfully and some unsuccessfully. The musical reflects the music of each era.
For information, call 620-417-1460 or email

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come-and-go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $7 per person and includes student entertainment.

The Business & Industry Office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is sponsoring an allied health job fair Thursday, Feb. 21 in Student Union Building, SW229 C/D, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
Health care professionals will have the opportunity to screen over 100 students and reduce their recruiting costs by meeting with students who will be graduating this spring or summer in Certified Nurse Assistant, Certified Medication Aide, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy or Surgical Technology.
Set-up time for CNAs/CMAs is 9 a.m. Set-up time for all other fields is 10 a.m.
The cost is $60 and includes a six-foot table with covering, chairs, two lunch tickets and exhibitor listing.
To sign up for the job fair, call 620-417-1171 or email Payment and registration are due by Thursday, February 14.
February is Career and Technical Education Month.

Steve Wiens, Title V director, and Molly Woods Otto, Title V Activity Coordinator/Career Services Coordinator, display a plaque that recognizes the Corrosion Technology Program at Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School as an as official NACE members. The Corrosion Technology program is now in its second year.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will be at a number of high schools for SCCC/ATS basketball nights.
College representatives will be at Turpin High School, Tuesday, Feb. 5 for the high school basketball game.
College representatives will be on hand to talk about the college. High school juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to win a scholarship.
For information, contact the Admissions office at 620-417-1100.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a variety of American Red Cross lifeguard and water safety courses this semester, each for two credit hours.
Lifeguarding/CPR/AED will be offered in three different sessions. The first session is 5-8 p.m., Jan. 25 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 26-27. The last two sessions will be 5-8 p.m., May 10 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 11-12; and 5-8 p.m., May 17 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 18-19.
A Lifeguard Instructor Course will be offered 5-8 p.m., April 5 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 6-7.
The Water Safety Instructor Course is six days and will be offered 5:30-9:30, April 11; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., April 13-14; 5:30-8 p.m., April 16; and 5:30-9:30 p.m., April 17-18.
To register, call 620-417-1100 or come by SCCC/ATS, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
For information about these courses, call Daniel Minde at 202-299-7402.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 in SU214 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring a Kansas driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or

The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering a 10-session Zumba class Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 22.
A 10-session punch card for $30 allows a student to attend a class at 5:30 a.m. or 6:15 p.m.
For information or two enroll, call 620-417-1173 or email b&

Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, will host a Sweethearts Dinner, from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9 in the SCCC/ATS student union.
Cost of the dinner is $35 per couple or $20 per individual. In addition, a song request may be purchased for $5, a love-gram for $5 or a single red rose for $5.
The three-course meal will include either Chicken Cordon Blue or a Kansas City strip. The evening will include games, prizes, and entertainment.
Seating is limited so call and reserve your spot today at 620-952-1026 or email Mail your check to Debbie Stafford, SCCC/ATS Phi Theta Kappa advisor, PO Box 1137, Liberal KS 67901.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Day.
Campus will reopen at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering a “Facebook Your Way to Business Success” short course.
The course is $25 and will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6.
Learn how Facebook can be an attractive tool to add to your marketing plans. Learn
•      the difference between profiles, pages and groups, and which methods are the best ways to connect with potential clients,
•      the right way to set up your Facebook account, and
•      how to build your friends and fan lists, and advertise on Facebook.
For information or to register, call 620-417-1170 or  email b&

Want to fulfill your dreams of becoming a truck driver?
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School begins its next six-week Truck Driving Course, Feb. 18.
The course runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus three Saturdays for CDL, DDC and CPR training.
The cost is $650 tuition, $859 applied course fee and $275 fuel surcharge fee, plus books and incidentals.
For information, call Michael McCarthy at 620-417-1696 or visit campus at 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The April class will begin April 15.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has named its fall 2012 semester President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s Honor Roll and Part-time Dean’s 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 President’s Honor Roll.
Sharon Gonzalez Hugoton
Cassandra Quillen Hugoton
Dario Salcedo Hugoton
Manuel Bustillos Hugoton
Miranda Ramsey Hugoton
Osman Rodriguez Hugoton

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As the spring 2013 semester prepares to begin, the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday, January 7, to hear a variety of reports.
Board member John Engel, liaison to the SCCC/ATS Foundation, reported that the foundation will receive a half-million dollar gift from a former Panhandle Eastern engineer. He said one requirement of the donation is that the money be placed in government-secured funds.
The board heard a report from Dr. Suzanne Campbell, grant project director of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant. The college recently submitted an annual report to the U.S. Department of Education regarding accomplishments of the grant’s initiatives. Although the college did not meet all grant expectations for year one, it has submitted a revised plan of action.

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Steve Hecox, right, former division chair of the Allied Health Division at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, was honored by the employees at the Epworth Allied Health Education Center recently. This plaque that now hangs in the entrance to Epworth, was presented by Travess Funk, Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, and recognizes Hecox for his years of service, 1992-2010, to the allied health programs at SCCC/ATS.

The Wellness Center at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to a lunch & learn at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 in SU214. Topic of the day is Tai Chi and Terri Barnes will talk about what it is and its benefits.
Participants may go through the cafeteria line or bring their own lunch.