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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School presented People’s Choice Awards to individuals at the Car Show recently.
Winners in the classic car division was Elaine Fritzson with her 1935 Pontiac coupe, first; Steve and Kimberly Chaloupek 1957 Chevy Belair, second; and Kay and Aaron Epp, 1962 Chevy corvette, third.
In the muscle car division Gary Riley, was first, with his 1966 Chevy Chevelle; Jason Abel, second, 1968 Chevy Camaro; and Alan Thornburg, third, 1929 Plymouth GTX.
In the street rods division, Gene Davis, was first with his 1937 Chevy Corvette; Michael Riedel, second, 2003, Chevy Corvette; and Taressa Kaup, third, 1980 Chevy Camaro.
Benny Alvidrez won the low rider competition with his 199 Chevy and Carol Beckwith, won the import division with her 2008 Honda S-2000, followed by J.T. Beckwith, 2007 Honda element.
In the motorcycle division, Lana Gudgel was first, 2008 Harley deluxe; Paul Jenkins, second, 1958 Harley Duo Glide; Paul Hood, third, 1941 Harley 45.
In the pickup division, Len Lovato’s 1954 3100 was first, followed by Chris Staples, second, 1955 Ford; Matt Esarey, third, 2007 Dodge power wagon.
In the tractor division, Gene Bransgrove was first with his 1956 JD-70.
The President’s Award went to Rick Schaffer’s 1965 Chevy Corvette.

Students in Skills USA at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School returned with a number of awards recently.
The SCCC/ATS chapter received a Gold Kan Do chapter award, one of only three presented for work completed throughout the year.
Tyler Fisher of Hooker, Jacob Lorenson of Johnson, and Dustin Johnson of Moscow, students in Diesel Technology received their statesman pins. Justin Roberts, Automotive Technology I instructor, also received his pin.
Lead Sponsor Sybil Wagner and Diesel Technology Instructors Jerry Kail and Jeffrey Cramer received appreciation awards from Student Baldmar Enriquez, who was unable to attend.

Ryan Orrick, SCCC/ATS Livestock Judging Team coach, reviews last minute instructions with Jett Eder, Sharon Springs, prior to the recent Block and Bridle Pig Sale.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Block and Bridle organization along with the Livestock Sales Management class managed two livestock sales and hosted another the weekend of April 9-10.
Over 500 people were through the agriculture building for the sales, according to Stephanie Jones, Block and Bridle president. Buyers registered from six states including one buyer from Gillette, Wy. The students were active in all aspects of planning and conducting the sales. A few of the activities the students participated in included developing a sales budget with a planned profit, developing advertising flyers as well as radio ads, balancing sale checks to the sale tickets and summarizing the strengths and opportunities of this year’s sales.
During the sale students had many roles including serving as sale clerks, cashiers, ringmen and gate attendants. Rough numbers from the class meeting after the sale show the students probably beat their projected profit. Final analysis of profit and loss will be determined during a later class period.
The pig sale was just short of setting records for both gross sales and average sale price per pig. One hundred fifteen pigs sold for a total of $31,150 and averaging $271 per head. With many sales in the area down, the students were very pleased with the Friday night sale.
The Winners Only lamb sale was weaker than past years but similar to what most lamb sales in the area have been. The lamb sale grossed $7,730 on 37 head for an average of $209. The Winners Only sale also included goats. This is only the third year for selling goats in the Winners Only Sale. The goat sale was stronger than past years with a gross of $6,570 for an average of $286 on 23 head.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Music Department will present two spring concerts. The formal concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30 in the theater. The pops concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 in the theater.
Wind Ensemble members are Chelsea Ghumm and Diana Askew, Hugoton; Lacy Garcia, Lakin; Rachel Vangieson, Turpin, Okla.; Elisa Labra, Plains; Shawn McWhorter, Memphis, Texas; and Lydia Augustine, Luis Fuentes, Derek Bridenstine, Okoya James, Tina Fosdick, Shane Wedgeworth and Joseph Harmon, all of Liberal.
The group will perform “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Chester,” “Amazing Grace,” “Freedom Forever,” “Within These Hallowed Halls,” “Let Freedom Ring,” and “Lincolnshire Posy,” movements 1 & 6.
Vocal music students will include Ben Allen, Jeff Binns, Randy Hawk, Mikayla Knudsen, Jaime Mejia, Sergio Padilla, Jacob Riggs, Melissa Sabillon, Lilia Torres, Tuyet Trong, Hillary Anderson, Jared Ratzlaff, Monica Kerbo, Trina Fosdick and Ariana Parral, all of Liberal; Logan Green, Meade; Kiara Lowery, Oklahoma City; Rachel McDonald and Derek Bridenstine, Turpin, Okla.; Jimmy Ortiz, Ulysses and Victoria Jacob, Topeka.
The formal concert will feature Singing Saints Concert Choir doing a variety of Patriotic music including “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless the USA,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Salute to America,” and “Inscription of Hope.”
The pops concert will feature the Gentlemen’s Club, the Saintly Angels and various cameo performances by past and present students. Some of the songs include “Ruby Baby,” “She’s Got a Way,” “How ‘bout Them Cowgirls, Memory,” “I’ll Stand By You,” “You Raise Me Up,” “Unchained Melody” and “The Prayer.”

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Sheila Frahm, former executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, will be the speaker for 38th annual graduation at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9 in the SCCC/ATS gymnasium. <br />
Frahm grew up in Western Kansas as a “farm kid”, married her childhood sweetheart, Ken, and raised three children.<br />
Throughout her professional and political career, Frahm, a Fort Hays State University graduate, has always worked with educational issues and helped form policy: local school board member, State Board of Education; Kansas Senate as Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee.  Frahm also chaired the Governor’s Public Education Advisory Commission for Governor Hayden and served as the education “point person” while Lt. Governor with Governor Graves.  Sheila also served in the United States Senate following the resignation of Sen. Bob Dole when he ran for President.  <br />
This year, Frahm retired as executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees.  She notes she was in a great place during exciting times in Kansas Higher Education.  Community colleges play an important role for Kansas’ students and she has enjoyed helping them have a united and strong voice.

Sheila Frahm, former executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees, will be the speaker for 38th annual graduation at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9 in the SCCC/ATS gymnasium.
Frahm grew up in Western Kansas as a “farm kid”, married her childhood sweetheart, Ken, and raised three children.
Throughout her professional and political career, Frahm, a Fort Hays State University graduate, has always worked with educational issues and helped form policy: local school board member, State Board of Education; Kansas Senate as Majority Leader and Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee. Frahm also chaired the Governor’s Public Education Advisory Commission for Governor Hayden and served as the education “point person” while Lt. Governor with Governor Graves. Sheila also served in the United States Senate following the resignation of Sen. Bob Dole when he ran for President.
This year, Frahm retired as executive director of the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees. She notes she was in a great place during exciting times in Kansas Higher Education. Community colleges play an important role for Kansas’ students and she has enjoyed helping them have a united and strong voice.


Gary Dunnam, owner, and Jared Dunnam, managing partner, of Windtree Management and Leasing, recently presented a $20,000 contribution to the SCCC Development Foundation. The funds will be used for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School student scholarships. Accepting the donation is Duane Bozarth, SCCC Development Foundation president. Also pictured is Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development. To make a donation to support SCCC/ATS, contact Doll at 417-1131 or go to www.sccc.edu and “Ways to Give.”

Callie Mosburg, a second-year medical laboratory technician (MLT) student at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, has been notified that she was awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Coordinating Council on the Clinical Laboratory Workforce supported by a generous gift from Siemens Healthcare, the largest corporation in the world devoted solely to clinical diagnostics.
Mosburg was one of 50 recipients across the United States to receive the scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant has to be currently enrolled in a medical laboratory technician program, have demonstrated excellence in academic performance, and have participated in community service.
Mosburg earned a bachelor’s of science in biology from Northwest Oklahoma State University (NWOSU), Alva, Oklahoma in May 2008, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. She was a member of the honors program while attending NWOSU. She was also a member of Phi Beta Lambda. Her community involvement included assisting with bible school and a high school mission trip.
Callie was admitted to the medical laboratory technician program in August 2008 and was on the President’s honor roll for the fall 2008 semester.
Dr. Suzanne Campbell, MLT program coordinator, provided the scholarship information to second-year students and a letter of recommendation for Mosburg.
“She learns quickly in the laboratory and demonstrates a competency level beyond the program requirements,” Campbell said. “ The clinical laboratory profession will greatly benefit when Callie completes the program and secures employment to offer quality healthcare to the patients she will serve. This is a tremendous honor for Callie and the MLT program.” Students compete nationwide for this scholarship.
Callie is a native of Beaver, Oklahoma and currently resides in Alva, Oklahoma.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library invites the public to “Whoop it up with Whirlwind,” a free presentation from 12:10-12:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 15.
Whirlwind, a Southern Cheyenne Indian dressed in 1840s-era costume, will demonstrate tools and daily objects. He will talk about the high plains and the Kansas Indian Wars. Whirlwind is portrayed by Ken Weidner of Copeland, Kan.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to participate in the development of the next strategic plan. The college has developed a variety of focus groups to plan the college’s future.
Category 1, Helping Students Learn, will meet at 6:30-8:45 p.m., Monday, April 20, SW 229C; category 2, Accomplishing other distinctive objectives, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Monday, April 20, SW229D; category 3, Understanding Students’ and other Stakeholders’ Needs, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Monday, April 20, AA130.
Category 4, Valuing People, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, SW229C; category 5, Leading and Communicating, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, SW229D; category 6, Supporting Instructional Operations, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, SU 214 E/W.
Category 7, Measuring Effectiveness, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, SW229C; category 8, Planning Continuous Improvement, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, SW229D; and category 9, Building Collaborative Relationships, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Thursday, April 23, SU214 EW.
Each of these categories corresponds with the criteria for the Academic Quality Improvement Program, which is a part of the accrediting process for the college.
For more information about each of these categories or to attend a session, call 620-417-1011.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come and go brunch, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the SCCC/ATS Student Union, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal. The cost is $6 per person and includes student entertainment.
The Seward County Community College Development Foundation recently received a $1,000 community grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. The grant is to help support student scholarships, instructional programs and operational needs of Seward County College College/Area Technical School. Jeff McMahon, Wal-Mart co-manager, presented the check to Duane Bozarth, SCCC Development Foundation president. Also pictured are Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, and Tammy Doll, SCCC/ATS director of development. To make a donation to support SCCC/ATS, contact Doll at 417-1131 or donate online at www.sccc.edu and click on Ways to Give.
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Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is partnering with the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics to present a new broadcast featuring BP Capital Management founder and chair T. Boone Pickens, at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 in AA137.
Pickens will discuss a national sustainable energy plan, commonly referred to as the Pickens Plan. U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. will introduce him.
“It’s becoming increasingly important to explore market-driven solutions to the United States’ energy use,” said Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute. “The Pickens Plan is one such proposal that has generated public discussion. The town hall meeting with T. Boone Pickens will allow for our community to thoughtfully discuss and rethink our national energy policy.”
Launched in 2007, the Pickens Plan has sparked a national movement to revise energy use in the United States. Fundamental structures of the plan include increased use of wind and solar energy, utilizing the domestic supply of natural gas as a transportation fuel, increasing incentives for household energy-saving alternatives and creating and updating a national electrical grid.
Pickens is the founder and chairman of BP Capital Management, a financial firm that manages some of the nation’s most successful energy-oriented investment funds. In 1956, Pickens founded Mesa Petroleum, an oil exploration and production company that became one of the largest in the nation under Pickens’ leadership.
The program is free and open to the public. Participates will have an opportunity to send questions.
For more information about the series or the speakers, visit http://www.doleinstitute.org/programs-presidential-lecture.shtml.

The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Drama Department will present Nunsensations, at 7:30 p.m., April 17-18 in the Showcase Theater, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal.
Nunsensations, the Las Vegas Revue, is the fifth in a series of Nunsense Musicals by Danny Goggins. This last one finds the sisters and brothers of the convent going to a Las Vegas Night Club to present a Vegas Act to raise money for the convent.
Due to limited seating, advance tickets are available in the Shank Humanities Building, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, or by calling 620-417-1451. Tickets are $5 and $6 for adults; $4 and $5 for senior citizens, 55 and older; Courtesy card members and full-time SCCC/ATS students are free with an advance ticket.

The library at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, 1801 N. Kansas in Liberal, will celebrate Kansas in the Library during the month of April with a display on Barn Yesterday: Remember Kansas Barns.
Kansas barns have grown out of the state's landscape, culture, and climate. As Kansans learned how to farm and ranch here, they adapted their barns. Barns housed animals, grain, equipment, and feed. They were also used for activities such as church services, dances, and spare bedrooms. Today barns symbolize rural life and are a point of pride for many Kansans.
The new exhibit examines Kansas' rural heritage through historic and contemporary photographs, illustrations, and quotes and was produced by the Kansas Humanities Council.