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Alumni of Seward County Community College/Area Technical School who served as celebrity judges during the Celebrity Judging event were, from left, Trevor Winchester, first place celebrity division; Ashley Harrison, fourth place, celebrity division; Chad Bransgrove, third place, community division team; Erik Harris, third, celebrity division); Alan Imler, third, agriculture division team; Lance Waugh, second community division team; and Tawny Davis, second, Celebrity Division. The annual event is sponsored by the Agriculture Department and raises money for scholarships.

Individual winners at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Celebrity Judging event were, from left, Tawny Davis, second place, celebrity division; Travis Winchester, third place celebrity division; Erik Harris, fifth place, -celebrity division; Braden Deyoe, third place, agriculture division; Jessica Hansen, fourth place, agriculture division; Candace Deyoe, fifth place, agriculture division; Kim Thomas, fourth place, community division; Dr. Duane Dunn, first place, community division; Hiran Gunasekara, third place, community division; and David Hormig, first place, Community Division Team. The annual event is sponsored by the Agriculture Department and raises money for scholarships.

The winning team in the agriculture division at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Celebrity Judging event were, from left, Trevor Winchester (celebrity judge), Marnie Norton, Jeremy Campbell, & Robin Louderback. The annual event is sponsored by the Agriculture Department and raises money for scholarships.

The winning team in the community division at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Celebrity Judging event were, from left, David Hormig, Tawny Davis (celebrity judge), Hiran Gunasekara and, not pictured, Jay Castor. The annual event is sponsored by the Agriculture Department and raises money for scholarships.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, will close at 4:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 for the holiday break.
Offices and the Wellness Center will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2 for enrollment. Classes will resume Monday, Jan. 13.





The Art Department at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal announced the People's Choice Awards for the fall 2013 semester. Winner of the two-dimensional award for work completed during the fall semester is Jakub Stepanovich of the Czech Republic. Winner of the photography award is Emmalee Newport of Turpin. Winner of the three-dimensional award is Jeff Johnson of Liberal.

The Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is now using a  Capture Blood Bank workstation that the program purchased through Carl Perkins funding.  This state-of-the-art technology is used to determine the presence of blood group antibodies and to perform compatibility testing. This equipment allows  students to learn this procedure on campus.  Suzanne Campbell, MLT program coordinator, and Jamie Titus, MLT instructor learn how to use the equipment.

Students at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School's  Colvin Adult Learning Center celebrated Thanksgiving the international way. Students brought their favorite dishes from around the world to complement the traditional turkey and dressing that was also served. Students attended either the noon luncheon or the evening dinner.
Students in the Corrosion Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School removed the corrosion from the tubing in the filtration room of the college swimming pool before applying Super Core to the tubing. Jacam, a strong supporter of the Corrosion program, assisted with the process and donated the Super Core for this application. Super Core is a product developed by Jacam and is used throughout the energy industry to protect the steel piping.  This is the first time the product is being used on copper tubing.  Last March the Corrosion students did a test application on a small portion of the tubing and with promising results.

PIE, Inc. recently donated $10, 000 to the SCCC/ATS Foundation for the Natural Gas Compressor Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.  From left are Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development; Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president; Norman Jean Dodge, director of business and industry; Dave Miller, Great Plains Gas Compression;  Chuck Lamberson, Stewart & Stevenson; Ron Garber, SCCC/ATS Natural Gas Compressor Technology instructor; Jim Plummer, J-W Power Company; Ken Davis, Foley Equipment; and Rock Briscoe, MidCon Compression, L.L.C.