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The Allied Health Division at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will hold an Allied Health Careers Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 3-4, at the Epworth Allied Health Education Center, 6th and Washington, Liberal, Kansas.
Students entering grades 9-12 will learn about Medial Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, Sports Medicine and Nursing.
The cost is $10 and students will receive a T-shirt and lunch.
Call 620-417-1401 to get signed up.


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Christine Downey-Schmidt, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents, will be the commencement speaker at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11 in the college gym.

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Seward County Community College journalism instructor and Crusader adviser Anita Reed, left, joins award-winning members of the Crusader student newspaper staff  following the Kansas Collegiate Media convention in Wichita April 14-15. From left, front, editor Jose Medrano, Liberal, with his Journalist of the Year award; sports editor Sandy Alfaro; editor Tonya Loewen, Meade, holding the All-Kansas Award; staff member Fabi Peña, Liberal; and ad manager Celestina Padilla, Tyrone, Okla.  Back, staff photographer Jakub Stepanovic, Czech Republic; staff member Julia Frey, Germany; entertainment editor Morgan Riley, Levelland, Texas; staff videographer Dawn Shouse, Liberal; staff member Giseelle Arredondo, Liberal; and news editor Matthew Adkins, Liberal. For more photos, see Facebook.com/CrusaderNews.

The Crusader received the coveted All-Kansas Award and a Gold Medalist Award in the two-year newspaper overall division at the Kansas Collegiate Media convention April 14-15 in Wichita. The Crusader is the student newspaper of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.

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Crusader editor Jose Medrano, Liberal, was named the Kansas two-year newspaper Journalist of the Year at the Kansas Collegiate Press convention.

Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, is taking prepaid orders for graduation floral bouquets. The bouquets would also be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.
The pre-paid rose bouquets are $20 for a half dozen and $25.00 for a full dozen and made be ordered in red, yellow, white or pink. Prepaid orders will be taken until May 6, 2013.
Some flowers will be available the day of graduation for $25.00 for a half dozen and $30.00 for a full dozen.
To place an advance order, call 620-417-1455.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow members in Phi Theta Kappa to continue to plan and implement service-learning projects on campus and within the community.
Elkhart High School students who won the Overall Award in the Xtreme Challenge at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School gather for a photo at the end of the day March 27. More than 500 students from 13 high schools competed for individual prizes and points for the overall high school competition. As winners of the overall competition, Elkhart High School students were awarded a plaque and took possession of the Xtreme Challenge traveling trophy.  For more photos of Xtreme Challenge, go to Facebook.com/CrusaderNews. Crusader photo/Jose Medrano

A record-breaking 507 students from 13 area high schools registered to participate in Xtreme Challenge contests on the campus of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently.
Even with the record number of competitors, Elkhart High School continued its dominance and once again won the Overall Award. That meant Elkhart earned first rights to a traveling trophy introduced this year to be displayed in the school earning the most contest ranking points.

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Marivell Mendoza, a nursing student at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200, 000 in scholarships annually. Each Bronze Scholar receives a $1, 000 scholarship and a special medallion. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program and recognizes Coca-Cola Community College scholars during All-State Community College Academic Team Recognition ceremonies held in 38 states. Mendoza was first recognized as a Kansas Scholar in February. Selection as a Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar was based on scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition, for which more than 1, 800 applications were received this year. SCCC/ATS has not had a national honor since Donna Shank, was recognize as member of the  first team in 1995 and Brandon Sutton, the second team in 1996.

 Fifth graders recently had the opportunity to tour the Epworth Allied Health Education Center. Above, Surgical Technology student Jason Ediger of Meade, visits with students about that program. Students also visited Medical Assistant, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Respiratory Therapy.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Concealed Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, May 4 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 normajean.dodge@sccc.edu.

One cutline; three photos. Use what you want.   Over 50 former alumni and employees of Liberal Area Vocational-Technical School and Southwest Kansas Technical School attended an alumni and friends reunion sponsored by Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. LAVTS opened its doors 45 years ago. Later the technical school changed its name before merging with the college in 2008. The luncheon was followed by tours of updated facilities. Sharen Keating, former Health Occupations and High School CNA instructor, and Barb Smith, former Medical Assistant instructor, browsed a scrapbook of old photos from the technical school.

 Robert Gittinger of Kismet, former Automotive Machine Shop instructor at LAVTS, toured the Machine Tool Technology classroom. He answered questions along with Machine Tool Instructor Butch Garst.

The place to be Sunday, April 21 is the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal for the Spring Fiesta.
The Spring Fiesta, from 1-4 p.m., will include fun for the whole family, including games, music, food, face painting, art displays, and more.
Although the fiesta is free, student clubs and organizations will be selling food to raise money for their many activities and trips.
April is National Community College Month.





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, April 21, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
The cost is $7 per person and includes student entertainment.
Following the brunch, individuals and families can enjoy the spring fiesta in the center courtyard on the main campus.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday to hear a variety of reports and begin to prepare for the fall 2013 school year.
Jerri Lynn Lyddon, director of the Saints Bookstore, gave an overview of book sales versus book rentals. Between 2011 and 2012, sales of textbooks declined by $6,061, including sales and refunds. During that same time rentals increased, $11,465.
Lyddon said most college stores belong to the Mid States Association of College Stores, including the Saints Bookstore, which helps colleges determine how best to turn a profit. Lyddon serves as vice president of the association. For the past several semesters, the college has added more and more books to the rental list, which has increased the profits for the bookstore.

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Want to fulfill your dreams of becoming a truck driver?
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School begins is taking its truck-driving program on the road to Garden City and Dodge City as part of the Kansas Works program.
SCCC/ATS will be in Dodge City April 22-May 31 and Garden City, May 20-June 28. Classes will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and include three Saturdays for CDL, DDC and CPR training.
The original six-week course will return to Liberal July 8-Aug. 6; Sept. 3-Oct. 11, and Oct. 28-Dec. 11.
For information, call Michael McCarthy at 620-417-1696.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is celebrating 45 years of career and technical education in Liberal, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13 at 2215 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas.
In 1968, Liberal Area Vocational-Technical School began offering classes in 11 program areas. In 2008, the technical school merged with SCCC/ATS, which now offers classes in over 25 career and technical education areas. We welcome all alumni, friends and former employees from LAVTS, Seward County Community Junior College, Southwest Kansas Technical School, Seward County Community College or SCCC/ATS.
Cost o the alumni reunion is $5 per person and includes lunch and a tour of the technical school campus.
Please make reservations by calling 620-417-1130.

The place to be Sunday, April 21 is the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal for the Spring Fiesta.
The Spring Fiesta, from 1-4 p.m., will include fun for the whole family, including games, music, food, face painting, art displays, and more.
Although the fiesta is free, student clubs and organizations will be selling food to raise money for their many activities and trips.
April is National Community College Month.

The place to be Saturday, April 13 is the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School campus for the annual Car Show.
Individuals who would like to participate in the car show, which is $20 per vehicle in advance or $25 the day of the show, may call 620-417-1065 to register. Registration begins at 9 a.m., April 13. The Tek Styles sound off is $5.
The custom car show runs from 10-4 p.m. at the Area Technical School, 2215 N. Kansas in Liberal. This year the show will include a class for high school students, in addition to motorcycles, pickups, classic cars, muscle cars, street rods, imports and low riders.
People who attend the car show will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite vehicle.
SkillsUSA will sell food to raise money for their organization.