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For the third time in as many years, the Seward County Saints close the regular season with a crown after defeating rival Hutchinson Wednesday night on the Greenhouse floor 62-60 to capture their third straight Jayhawk West Conference Championship. In what was a great atmosphere for junior college basketball, Seward and Hutch duked it out on Wednesday. The teams didn’t disappoint anxious onlookers, going blow for blow all night, with neither team leading by more than 8 at any point in the game. Hutch led 29-24 at the half and led much of the second half before Seward took the lead with 1:54 to go. The Saints led 60-56 before four straight Dragon points tied the game at 60 with 11 seconds remaining to set up the drama. Malcolm Hill-Bey drove the length of the court and dished to Leslee Smith who finished at the rim to give Seward the lead with 4.5 seconds left and a last ditch effort by Hutchinson fell short as the Greenhouse crowd erupted in elation as the Saints captured the Jayhawk West title with a 62-60 win.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SEWARD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE/AREA TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Hobble Academic Building Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of February 4, 2013

III. Visitor Reports:
A.
Introductions to the Board
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
A.
Personnel Report

B. Kansas Board of Regents 2013 Performance Agreement

C. FY2012 Financial Audit Report

D. Student Housing Rates

E. FY2014 Tuition and Fees

F. Bids and Quotes:
1.
Wireless Network Upgrade
2. Campus Computers
3. Back-up Tape Library System

VII. College Reports:
A.
Dean Brungardt
B. Dean Rapp
C. Dean Donovan
D. Dean Sander
E. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjourn



Seward County Community College was an opportunity for Patricia (Rodriguez) Beer to gain a great and affordable education.
“Secretly. . . I did not want to leave my parents quite yet! I was unsure about what I wanted to do with ‘the rest of my life,’ and staying at Seward allowed me to gain more maturity before I went off to a big school.”
After graduating from high school in 2004, Beer graduated from SCCC in 2005. If you are doing the math and thinking there is no way she could have graduated so quickly, she not only took concurrent classes while in high school but took extra hours during the school year and during the summer so she could graduate early.

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The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has changed its Chili Feed to 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, in the Student Union, Room SU 24 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $10 for a handmade ceramic bowl, chili and bread or $4 for a disposable bowl with chili and bread. The Chili Feed gives individuals the opportunity to purchase a handmade ceramic bowl.
For more information about this fundraiser, call 620-417-1452.
Due to winter weather conditions in Southwest Kansas, the Seward County/Garden City basketball games originally scheduled for February 20th, and rescheduled for February 25th, have once again been pushed back. The teams will now play at 6 & 8 on Tuesday in the Greenhouse. Tuesday’s non-conference softball double header between Seward County and Clarendon has been postponed with no makeup date announced yet. The Seward County vs. Lamar baseball game scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday and will now be played in Lamar at 1:00.

County Community College/Area Technical School Foundation recently hosted a “Progress with the Saints” tour of the industrial technology programs and facilities at SCCC/ATS.  Guests toured the newly completed classrooms for the Corrosion Technology and Process Technology programs developed through a Federal Title V Grant; learned about the Natural Gas Compression Technology program; visited the Heating/Air Conditioning/Ventilation/Refrigeration skills lab; saw demonstrations of the water jet machine used in the Machine Tool Technology program, the simulator used in the Welding Technology program, and the computer aided design software used in the Drafting and Design Technology program; and visited the retail shop of the Automotive Business Management program.  Pictured are tour guests Jim Groth and Danelle Groth with the Satanta Chamber of Commerce watching the distillation training unit that is used in the Process Technology program.

The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is hosting a Chili Feed, which also gives individuals the opportunity to purchase a handmade ceramic bowl.
The Chili Feed is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Student Union, Room SU 24 E/W, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $10 for a handmade ceramic bowl, chili and bread or $4 for a disposable bowl with chili and bread.
For more information about this fundraiser, call 620-417-1452.

The allied health job fair scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has been postponed.
The SCCC/ATS Business & Industry Office will reschedule at a later date.
The Seward County Saints made school history in two ways Saturday night as they traveled to the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City to take on the Conquistadors in a Jayhawk West Conference battle. The first bit of history was that it was the first ever trip for the Saints inside of United Wireless Arena. The second, a much more impressive feat was accomplished after the game when a 79-64 victory gave Seward its 20th win of the season, marking the sixth straight season of 20 or more wins. The sixth straight 20 win season ties a school record established from the 1997-2003 seasons.

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The annual meeting of the Board of Governors for the Seward County Community College/Area Technical Foundation will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in SW229 C/D, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal.
The board of Governors meets once a year and is comprised of contributors to the Foundation. To make reservations for lunch, call 620-417-1130.

The Nursing program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School invites the public to meet with the visiting accreditation team for the National League for Nursing and the Kansas State Board of Nursing and share comments about the program at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27 in room E202 at the Epworth Allied Health Education Center, 520 N. Washington, Liberal.
Individuals can also submit written comments about the program to Dr. Sharon Tanner, NLNAC chief executive officer, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 or email sjtanner@nlnac.org.
The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Tuesday, Sept. 3 to hear a variety of reports and approve policy changes.
Gayla Myers, director of Student Support Services, presented an overview of the federal SSS/TRiO grant program that is in its fourth year of the five-year grant.
The original funding amount for this current five-year grant was to be $238,496 per year, Myers said. However, the program has received a reduction each of the last two years due to federal budget cuts and the funds appropriated this year are $219,016. Even with the cut in funding, the college’s SSS program will continue to serve 160 students, the maximum amount of students allowed under the grant. The program must service low-income and first-generation students, students with disabilities or students with disabilities who are low-income.


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The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Drama Department has announced the cast for the spring musical.
Members of the cast Balladeer/ Proprietor/ Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael A. Ask of Liberal; John Wilkes Booth, played by Francisco Morales of Liberal; Sarah Jane Moore, played by Stephanie Drymalski of Liberal; Leon Czolgosz, played by Lewis Mize of Dodge City; Sam Byck, played by Derek Wilson of Liberal; Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, played by Tarin Kirk of Liberal; John Hinkley, played by Juan Carlos Contreras of Liberal; Guiseppe Zangara, played by Giovanni Macedo of Liberal; Charles Guiteau, played by Sheldon Padilla of Liberal; James Blain, played by Elmer Montes of Liberal; President Gerald Ford, played by Duane Dunn of Liberal; President James Garfield, played by Michael Harrison of Guymon, Okla.; Billy, played by Manueal Del Real of Kismet; Emma Goldman, played by Veronica Olivas, Johnson; and David Herald, played by Julio Garcia of Liberal.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

February is recognized by many educational organizations as Career and Technical Education (CTE) month.  The Association of Career and Technical Education, a national organization of educators, business leaders, and students uses the promotional line that CTE is “learning that works”, an appropriate concept for what we provide at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.

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James Choate, instructor for the Sustainable Agriculture Resources program, shows board members the new greenhouse Seward County Community College/Area Technical School students use for the program. From left are board member John Engel, Choate, and board members Rick Brenneman, Sharon Hobble, Ron Oliver and Dustin Ormiston.


The Seward County Community College/Board of Trustees met Monday following a tour of the new greenhouse and Sustainable Agriculture Resources lab.  Instructor James Choate provided the Trustees with information on the soil, water, and plant science testing and lab information he has been able to secure through the U.S. Department of Education STEM grant.  He explained the lab experiments currently being conducted by SCCC/ATS students in cooperation with area landowners.  The greenhouse is being used in several plant and soil projects with the students, including a new initiative to study turf management.

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The Business Division at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering free Pizza and information about its Business Division programs.
Stop by the Perryton Pizza Hut from 5:30-7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, to learn about Accounting, Agriculture, Business Administration, Business Administrative Technology, Business Management/Marketing, Computer Information Systems, Cosmetology and Criminal Justice.
Every prospective student who attends will be entered into a prize drawing for Nexus 7 tablet. Parents are welcome to attend with their children.
For information, contact Marcia Hatcher at 620-417-1350 or marcia.hatcher@sccc.edu.