Students in the Diesel Technology program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently participated in SkillsUSA competition. From left, are Eric Hernandez, second, Ulysses, 1, 367 points; Ramiro Rivera, first, Morse, Texas, 1, 622 points; Cara Nelson, third, Guymon, Okla., 1, 278; Cody Brennon, fourth, Beaver, Okla., 1, 270; Leonardo Amador, fifth, Guymon, Okla., 1, 265; and Brandon Bruner, sixth, Hooker, Okla., 1, 264. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, who work together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

The Business & Industry office at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is offering a variety of short courses this semester.
Cupcake Decorating will be offered March 1-29 at 7-10 p.m., Mondays, in AA154. The cost is $55.
Welding Beginning/Advanced will be offered March 1-April 1, 7-10 p.m., Mondays/Thursday, TA115. The cost is $80.
ETC Safety Orientation will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 12 in T148. The cost is $80.00.
Commercial Drivers License Seminar will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 13 in TT101. Cost is $50.00. Defensive Driving Course Seminar will be offered from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, March 20 in TT101. Cost is $50.
Refrigeration Certification will be offered at 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, March 26, in TB125. The cost is $75.
Conceal and Carry class will be offered from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 27 in SU214 E/W. The cost is $100 per class and is the mandatory training that is required to carry a concealed handgun. Students must bring their driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
For information or to enroll in these classes, call 620-417-1172.

The Kylix Art Club at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is sponsoring its Children’s Art Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, March 6 in the art room of the Shank Humanities Building for children in grades 1-6.
The cost is $15 and includes all supplies and drinks. Children are asked to bring a sack lunch.
Club members will use the proceeds to fund visits to art museums and galleries.
Register your child by Friday, March 5 by contacting Art Instructor Susan Copas at 620-417-1453 or The fee is due on Saturday when children arrive. Space is limited.

Heber Vicente of Garden City practices cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of the seven-week truck driving program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal. The next seven-week program begins March 1. For information, call 620-417-1695 or

The KU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School have teamed up to offer two exciting new courses for age 50+ learners in Southwest Kansas.
These short, non-credit courses offer innovative learning opportunities for the sheer joy of learning.
The Incas and the Empire of the Sun will be offered from 2-4 p.m., March 8, 15 and 22 in AA137 on the SCCC/ATS campus. The class offers an introduction to the history, civilization and culture of the Incas—conquerors and administrators of the most extensive empire ever achieved by Native Americans. Students will explore their origin myths and oral history, their explosive rise to a great dynastic power, and the sudden destruction of that empire.
The final class of the semester will be “America’s First Ladies: More Than the Women Behind the Men,” which will be offered from 2-4 p.m., April 12, 19, 26 in AA 137 on the SCCC/ATS campus.
Students will learn about the accomplishments of the women who served as First Lady, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Little-known facts and insights into their influence on their husbands and on the country are shared through their biographies, letters, speeches, and their behind-the-scenes activities. We will view videos, examine documents from archives, and discuss our remembrances of influential first ladies.
These classes require no homework, out-of-class preparation or testing. Each class is $35. Both classes are $55. Enroll online at or call toll-free 877-404-5823.

February is national Career and Technical Education Month and Seward County Community College/Area Technical School would like to recognize some of the individuals who volunteer their time with the career and technical programs at the college. Members of the Machine Tool and Welding Advisory Boards are, from left back row, Roy Hamey, Welding Technology instructor; Josh Knott, Broce Manufacturing, Dodge City; John Grantham, Great Plains Compression, Hugoton; Joe Miller, Kanamak Hydraulics in Garden City, all on the Machine Tool Advisory Board; Arnold Eaton, repair service, Liberal, and Paul Eaton, Cimarron River Plant, Liberal, Welding Advisory Board; Butch Garst, Machine Tool Technology instructor; and front row, Matthew, Artho, Circle H Construction, Guymon, Okla.; Josh Hamey, Myriad Machine, Liberal; Robert Kru, and Poor Boy's Instruments in Liberal, Machine Tool Advisory Board. Not pictured: Larry Whitfield, DISCO Inc., Machine Tool Advisory Board, and Brian Starr, Nichols Well Service, Forgan, Okla., and Tommy Burrows, Liberal Radiator, Welding Advisory Board.
Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas will be in Johnson Tuesday, Feb. 23 for the Stanton County High School basketball games.
The college will have drawings for a $100 scholarship and a number of door prizes. The cheerleaders will throw out college T-shirts.
The public is invited to come by the SCCC/ATS table to find out more about the college.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in Liberal, Kansas, will participate in the 56th annual 3i Show, May 5-7, 2010, in Great Bend, Kansas.
Programs represented at the college booth will include Agriculture, Diesel Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Automotive Mechanics Technology, Auto Body and Collision Repair, and Truck Driving.
In 2008, Southwest Kansas Technical School merged with Seward County Community College and have combined their presence at the 3i Show.
For more information about SCCC/ATS, contact Gerald Kail, Diesel Technology instructor, at 620-417-1685 or or visit our website at

The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded Seward County Community College/Area Technical School a three-year Workforce Solutions Fund Grant in the amount of $113,275 in the area of Advanced Manufacturing.
The grant will add an advanced training component to the manufacturing cluster with direct application to Welding Technology, Machine Tool Technology and Drafting and Design Technology programs at the college. The grant is a collaborative effort with regional industry employers as well as Garden City Community College and Dodge City Community College. Industry partners include Engineering Technologies, Liberal New Iron and Metal and Great Plains Gas Compression.
The college will use the funds to purchase equipment, provide training, and assist industry with short-term customized training needs related to the machining and manufacturing industries.
Addition of this program will give the college the ability to train high skills Computer Numeric Control (CNC) workers for the southwest Kansas region.
The grant will help fund a “water-jet” machine, which can cut using water as the cutter. The water-jet is CNC controlled and is the first CNC type machine that primarily fits inside a welding program/shop.
All CNC controlled machines operate with coordinates, which are generated from computer drawings through the Drafting program.
The realignment of existing curriculum, expanded shop facilities and additional equipment will allow for the expansion of training opportunities for emerging workers, underemployed workers, retraining for dislocated workers and development of incumbent workers, said Dr. Bud Smithson, director of the area technical school in Liberal. This area is a high growth, high wage and highly skilled occupation with greater than average job vacancy rates.
For information about this new educational opportunity, contact Smithson at 620-417-1651 or

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School student Vaneza Junior of Maputo, Mozambique looks at the traveling exhibit “Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits” on display at the  college Library throughout February. African Americans have played important roles in the history of Kansas. Well-known people who have called Kansas home are featured in this exhibit of historic and contemporary photographs. The public is invited to come view the display. Junior is a member of the Lady Saints Basketball Team.
Chase away the winter cold with a cup of hot coffee and a warm poem. The public is invited to a Coffee House/Poetry Reading Feb. 25 at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. The event will feature SCCC/ATS students reading original poetry, acoustic guitar music by students, and gourmet coffees and desserts. Also reading their original poetry will be SCCC/ATS English instructors Bill McGlothing and Janice Northerns.
The Coffee House/Poetry Reading is set for 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 25 in the music wing of the Shank Humanities Building on the main SCCC/ATS campus. Admission is free.
McGlothing teaches creative writing at SCCC/ATS and is co-sponsor of the school’s award-winning creative writing/art journal, Telolith. Some of the students slated to read have work published in the most recent issue of Telolith.
While listening to poetry may not be everyone’s idea of entertainment, McGlothing hopes people will give it a chance.
“Reading poetry is good. Reading poetry aloud is even better. But to listen to a poem read by the one who wrote it is to experience a poem completely,” McGlothing said. “A poem is meant to be heard. Sound and sense combine to bring the poem to life.”
McGlothing and Northerns are both published poets and have read their poems at numerous conferences and events.
Northerns’ poetry has appeared in a number of literary journals including Concho River Review, Riversedge, Southwestern American Literature, The Cape Rock, College English, Borderlands Texas Poetry Review, and Coal City Review.
She has read her poetry at the MLA Pop Culture Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the Conference of College Teachers of English in San Angelo and Waco, Texas; the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers meeting in Beaumont, Texas; the Fort Concho Literary Festival in San Angelo, Texas; and the WTAMU Summer Writing Program at West Texas A & M University, Canyon, Texas, where she was a featured poet. Her awards include the Robert S. Newton Creative Writing Award from Texas Tech University.
McGlothing’s poems have been published in New Oneota Review, Dismal River Review, Southwest: An Anthology, Blue Moon News, Blue Mesa Review, and his most recent publication, “The House of Twenty Dorothys” in The Midwest Quarterly.
He has given poetry readings in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Bossier City, Louisiana; and Colorado Springs, Colorado; as well as several local readings.
The Baker Arts Center in Liberal featured McGlothing’s work in 2006 in a dual visual exhibit/poetry reading illustrating the process of writing a poem.
SCCC/ATS President Dr. Duane Dunn is pleased that the college can provide a variety of cultural activities for the community.
“I appreciate the faculty and students who have organized this event as another opportunity for our community and students to showcase their talent. I hope people will come out to relax, enjoy coffee, and listen to the students share their writing. This is a good reflection of what colleges did in the 1960s so the connection with our 40th anniversary is evident,” Dunn said.
For more information, call Terri Barnes at 620-417-1451.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School is inviting the public to a come and go brunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, 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/Area Technical School Agricultural Department is hosting a rural issues conference on Sustaining our Rural Communities, Feb. 18-19 in the Student Activities Center, 1801 N. Kansas, Liberal, Kansas.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Lowell Catlett, a regent’s professor/dean and chief administrative officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. As a futurist, his knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way we live and work is addressed in his varied and upbeat presentations. In February 2007, he received the Carl F. Hertz Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for his service to agriculture. He also was named the 2007 Outstanding Alumni at West Texas A&M University. He works nationally and internationally with corporations and organizations as well as the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Interior, Defense, Education, Energy and the World Bank.
Mike Irwin, director of the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation, is the Friday luncheon speaker. A native of Goodland, he has an extensive background in commercial and civil litigation and public administration. Irwin earned an undergraduate degree in Business Finance from Kansas State University, a master’s in Public Administration from the University of Kansas, and a juris doctorate from Washburn University School of Law, Topeka,
The conference, which begins with registration at 12:30 p.m., Feb. 18, will cover estate planning, retirement investment, being a successful landlord, career opportunities, alternative energy sources, commodity trends and outlook and rural transportation.
Platinum sponsors are Pioneer Seed—Bill Hatcher and Rock Ormiston; KSCB radio; First National Bank of Liberal and Hugoton; and Seaboard Foods. Gold sponsors are Great Western Dining and Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas. Meal and conference sponsors are Bank of Beaver City, Seward County Farm Bureau Association and The Community Bank.
Full registration is $30, which includes Thursday evening dinner and Friday lunch. Registration for the Thursday evening dinner and keynote speaker is $20. Student registration is $15. Registration without meals is available at the door for $15.
To register for the conference, contact Evan Winchester, 620-417-1353 or

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School has named its fall 2009 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.
Elizabeth Ginther Dodge City, KS
Marilyn Eddleman-Cosby Hugoton, KS
Marina Vergara Hugoton, KS
Devon Box Liberal, KS
Kennedy Conner Liberal, KS
Andrea Courkamp Liberal, KS
Kelsey Darnell Liberal, KS
Marcus Gipson Liberal, KS
Barbara Hanna Liberal, KS
Jonathan Hanna Liberal, KS
Preston Johnson Liberal, KS
Cesar Jurado Liberal, KS
Theresa Kinzel Liberal, KS
Emmanuel Peralta Liberal, KS
Thuy Truong Liberal, KS
Tuyet Truong Liberal, KS
Kristen Walter Liberal, KS
Guy Watana Liberal, KS
Dana Loewen Meade, KS
Kaitlyn Reichmann Meade, KS
Jaime Maldonado Moscow, KS
Jace Moore Moscow, KS
Chelsea Kohlman Plains, KS
Jeramie Schwindt Rolla, KS
Samuel Dillon Satanta, KS
Jordan Eder Sharon Springs, KS
Gary Noah Sublette, KS
Bradley Neatherlin Ulysses, KS
Jesus Pereda Adams, OK
Cody Ashpaugh Laverne, OK
Rene Acevedo Texhoma, OK
Eleazar Fernandez Texhoma, OK
Cari Neault Grass Valley, CA
Edgar Rodriguez Perryton, TX
Kalan Lamberson Stinnett, TX
Oleksandr Doroshkov Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Carlos Bonfim De Souza Curitiba, Brazil
Sheina Fernandes Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes those students who maintained a 3.5 or greater grade point average and completed at least 12 credit hours in courses numbered 100 or above.
Zane Golden Ashland, KS
Erica Novack Deerfield, KS
Adam Mendenhall Dodge City, KS
Kendra Spresser Dresden, KS
Mark Sanchez Ford, KS
Jennifer Holguin Garden City, KS
Teresa Huelskamp Garden City, KS
Roy Hutton Garden City, KS
Kristina Murry Garden City, KS
Kyle Merhoff Greensburg, KS
Diana Gill Hugoton, KS
Megan Herman Hugoton, KS
Cesar Mendez Hugoton, KS
Erick Rodriguez Hugoton, KS
Jacob Lorenson Johnson, KS
Josiah Cervantes Kismet, KS
Natalie Jenkin Kismet, KS
Marina Rodriguez Kismet, KS
Reyna Aguilar Liberal, KS
Morgan Allaman Liberal, KS
Valentin Borunda Liberal, KS
Kristina Brisendine Liberal, KS
Annie Brown Liberal, KS
Donna Brown Liberal, KS
Nikki Carpenter Liberal, KS
Berakah Carter Liberal, KS
Maria Chavez Liberal, KS
Brittany Coen Liberal, KS
Liberty Feenstra Liberal, KS
Andrew Froelich Liberal, KS
Luis Fuentes Liberal, KS
Beatriz Garcia Liberal, KS
Jose Garcia Liberal, KS
Jose Gaytan Liberal, KS
Samantha Gillespie Liberal, KS
Armando Gomez Liberal, KS
Layne Greeson Liberal, KS
Mark Hartle Liberal, KS
Gwendolyne Hernandez Liberal, KS
Ronald Hochstetler Liberal, KS
Maria Jurado Liberal, KS
William Knight Liberal, KS
Monica Limon Liberal, KS
David Linares Liberal, KS
Jesus Lopez Liberal, KS
Monica Macias Liberal, KS
Jose Maldonado Liberal, KS
Landry Mastellar Liberal, KS
Kenia Mendez Liberal, KS
Mickey Miller Liberal, KS
Jasmine Mitchell Liberal, KS
Irving Morales Liberal, KS
Ethan Myers Liberal, KS
Anh Thu Nguyen Liberal, KS
Shawn Nutt Liberal, KS
Alexie Olds Liberal, KS
Joanne Oliphant Liberal, KS
Matthew Olson Liberal, KS
Marisol Pena Liberal, KS
Tiffany Prater Liberal, KS
Marina Rageth Liberal, KS
Victor Rivera Liberal, KS
Jose Rodriguez Liberal, KS
Pedro Ruiz Liberal, KS
Angela Saythany Liberal, KS
Aaron Schaffer Liberal, KS
Patrick Slattery Liberal, KS
Alma Sobalvarro Liberal, KS
John Staton Liberal, KS
Steffy Thottasseril Liberal, KS
Cheri VanDoren-Cook Liberal, KS
Janette Vargas Liberal, KS
Van Vo Liberal, KS
Taryn Westerman Liberal, KS
Jazmin Zeledon Liberal, KS
Crysta Tuttle Meade, KS
Allison Stokes Moscow, KS
Sandra O'Toole Plains, KS
Carrie Shinogle Plains, KS
Donald Wyan Russell, KS
Andrew Augerot Scott City, KS
Ana Garcia Castorena Scott City, KS
Vanida Vilaysing Scott City, KS
Haley Adkinson Sharon Springs, KS
Hayes Kelman Sublette, KS
Meriell Martinez Sublette, KS
Kristin Baldwin Ulysses, KS
Kelsey Cook Ulysses, KS
Calista Curl Ulysses, KS
Lisa Eisiminger Ulysses, KS
Mathew Ellis Ulysses, KS
Enrique Rodriguez Ulysses, KS
Lexie Baldwin Wichita, KS
Austin Cowan Balko, OK
Rebecca Zielke Balko, OK
Kelly Cramer Beaver, OK
Ryan Nelson Beaver, OK
Joshua Dawson Lawton, OK
Tyler Fischer Hooker, OK
Tyler Humble Hooker, OK
Tawny Mills Hooker, OK
Anabel Rodriguez Hooker, OK
Yadira Ugarte Hooker, OK
Blaine Jeffus Guymon, OK
Abbey Keyes Texhoma, OK
Zane Atchley Turpin, OK
Robert Medina Turpin, OK
Kaitlyn Nickel Turpin, OK
Noel Ortiz Turpin, OK
Tammie Thompson Turpin, OK
Jennifer Daniels Tyrone, OK
Lindy King Tyrone, OK
Shelley Mayes Tyrone, OK
Shaley Thomas Tyrone, OK
Oscar Tovar Tyrone, OK
Terra Hennigh Booker, TX
Christopher McDonald Booker, TX
Antigone Lowery Denton, TX
Madeline Taylor Denton, TX
Daniela Catano Dumas, TX
Corey Clark Higgins, TX
La Kendra Sanders Lewisville, TX
John Haynes McLean, TX
Yasmin Castillo Perryton, TX
Cassie Luther Perryton, TX
Kameri Turner Perryton, TX
Amy Wright Perryton, TX
Hayden Holub Seymour, TX
Amy Schartz North Platte, NE
Jared Wagner Danville, CA
Lucas Campbell Arvada, CO
Serena Erpelding Colorado Springs
Kelen Ricardo Aruja, Brazil
Eduardo Munoz Asuncion, Paraguay
Stefan Ignjatovic Belgrade, Serbia
Milos Keselj Belgrade, Serbia
Gustavo Ruiz Caracas, Venezuela
Juraj Stepanovic Liberec, Czech Republic
Luis Pauyac-Martinez Lima, PER
Leah Sitter Maple Ridge, BC
Fanny Benincasa Saint Jean D Illac, France
Sydney Cicchetti Trail, BC

The Part-time Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes those students who complete no less than six nor more than eleven credit hours in courses numbered 100 and above. These students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or greater for honor roll eligibility.
Albert Withers Copeland, KS
Lindey Boatman Elkhart, KS
Halee Fullerton Elkhart, KS
Tonya Livingston Elkhart, KS
Eva Loewen Elkhart, KS
Jasmine Strothman Elkhart, KS
Seth White Elkhart, KS
Jessica Sims Fort Riley, KS
Jessica Alvarado Hugoton, KS
Ella Bultman Hugoton, KS
Noe Carmona Hugoton, KS
Morgan Crawford Hugoton, KS
Maria Cruz Hugoton, KS
Zachary Dunlap Hugoton, KS
Kai Gustafson Hugoton, KS
Kaiti Hemann Hugoton, KS
Diana Herrera Hugoton, KS
Emily Kurt Hugoton, KS
Andreia Leininger Hugoton, KS
Molly Mahan Hugoton, KS
Laci Melton Hugoton, KS
Akela Miller Hugoton, KS
Kelsi Pomeroy Hugoton, KS
Angelica Shuck Hugoton, KS
Brian Skinner Hugoton, KS
Tammy Slocum Hugoton, KS
Christina Topliss Hugoton, KS
Lena Van Winkle Hugoton, KS
Kasey Erskin Johnson, KS
Sarah Martin Johnson, KS
Aimee Davis Junction City, KS
Levi Adams Liberal, KS
Maria Aguilar Liberal, KS
Lexi Amos-Lyddon Liberal, KS
Hillary Anderson Liberal, KS
Fareeha Ansari Liberal, KS
Eric Aragonez Liberal, KS
Jose Arredondo Liberal, KS
Triana Barragan Liberal, KS
Jay Bhakta Liberal, KS
Puja Bhakta Liberal, KS
Teresa Dinh Liberal, KS
Brianna Eaton Liberal, KS
Enrique Estrada Liberal, KS
Kasandra Finley Liberal, KS
Marieka Ford Liberal, KS
Kelly Francis Liberal, KS
Cedric Franklin Liberal, KS
Emmanuel Garcia Liberal, KS
Sara Garcia Liberal, KS
Virginia Gastelum Liberal, KS
Livesey George Liberal, KS
Jessica Gomez Liberal, KS
Trevor Gonzales Liberal, KS
Mariana Gonzalez Liberal, KS
Matthew Hall Liberal, KS
Dacee Kentner Liberal, KS
Edward Kentner Liberal, KS
Mikayla Knudsen Liberal, KS
Hope LaFreniere Liberal, KS
Angel Landeros Liberal, KS
John Lash Liberal, KS
Efrain Lira Liberal, KS
Maria Lopez Liberal, KS
Tanya Mata Liberal, KS
Arlette Mendez Liberal, KS
Kelsi Moree Liberal, KS
Malinda Morris Liberal, KS
Melvin Morriss Liberal, KS
Cristal Navarro Liberal, KS
Tasha Newton Liberal, KS
Duc Nguyen Liberal, KS
Susan Nguyen Liberal, KS
Vince Nguyen Liberal, KS
Esduardo Olivas Liberal, KS
Sanjuana Ortega Liberal, KS
Selene Perez Liberal, KS
Nguyen Pham Liberal, KS
Tera Piper Liberal, KS
Chelsea Pipkin Liberal, KS
Yoko Rader Liberal, KS
Alaina Rice Liberal, KS
Kara Richmeier Liberal, KS
Juana Rivero Liberal, KS
Natalie Robles Liberal, KS
Antonio Rodriguez Liberal, KS
Stacy Ruiz Liberal, KS
Megan Spain Liberal, KS
Patricia Stegman Liberal, KS
Adriana Vazquez Liberal, KS
Bradley Walter Liberal, KS
Andrew Wolford Liberal, KS
Daylyn Young Liberal, KS
Derrick Bishop Manhattan, KS
Kristi Roe Manhattan, KS
Seth Blehm Meade, KS
Chelsey Brauer Meade, KS
Landry Cordes Meade, KS
Robin Flowers Meade, KS
Jordan Moshier Meade, KS
Tyler Reimer Meade, KS
John Roberts Meade, KS
Raechelle Romero Meade, KS
Ashton Ross Meade, KS
Estefany Tabb Meade, KS
Gwendolyn Friesen Moscow, KS
Payton Hickert Moscow, KS
Emily White Moscow, KS
Andrew Amerin Plains, KS
Marissa Angell Plains, KS
Charity Bailey Plains, KS
Heidi Brown Plains, KS
Britny Butler Plains, KS
Arely Dominguez Plains, KS
Ashley Eakes Plains, KS
Kathy Eakes Plains, KS
Whitney Garinger Plains, KS
Juliana Herrera Plains, KS
Deni Jacobs Plains, KS
Christy Shinogle Plains, KS
Wade Winfrey Plains, KS
Wesley Winfrey Plains, KS
Lindsay Kallenbach Rolla, KS
Hugh Long Rolla, KS
Dotti Ratzlaff Rolla, KS
Courtney Reza Rolla, KS
Nichole Varner Rolla, KS
Abril Castilleja Satanta, KS
Kurtis Clawson Satanta, KS
Tyler Dillon Satanta, KS
Naura Harlow Satanta, KS
Jeremiah Martinez Satanta, KS
Lana McDonald Satanta, KS
Heather Pickens Satanta, KS
Courtney Lohr St. Francis, KS
Abril Arredondo Sublette, KS
Nathan Birney Sublette, KS
Emily Carminati Sublette, KS
Danny Gonzalez Sublette, KS
Logan Koehn Sublette, KS
Matthew Lower Sublette, KS
Alejandra Lucido Sublette, KS
Karsyn Meairs Sublette, KS
Brennen Menzie Sublette, KS
Ellen Miller Sublette, KS
Megan Orth Sublette, KS
Megan Reiss Sublette, KS
Preston Sabata Sublette, KS
Molly Walter Sublette, KS
Rachel Walter Sublette, KS
Jolene Williams Sublette, KS
Aaron Mauk Topeka, KS
Terri Abernathy Ulysses, KS
Courtney Cate Ulysses, KS
James Curl Ulysses, KS
Ruby DeHerrera Ulysses, KS
Anthony DelCorral Ulysses, KS
Pamela Eveleigh Ulysses, KS
Pedro Galindo Ulysses, KS
Valerie Garza Ulysses, KS
Chelsea Gray Ulysses, KS
Ryan Kautz Ulysses, KS
Linda Martinez Ulysses, KS
Janni Meierhoff Ulysses, KS
Antonia Mendoza Ulysses, KS
Larry Peden Ulysses, KS
Mary Perez Ulysses, KS
Reanna Ramos Ulysses, KS
Jeremy Taylor Ulysses, KS
Susan Torres Ulysses, KS
Philip Fraser Wichita, KS
Leah Hillman Guymon, OK
Johnny Jones Guymon, OK
Rachel Scarborough Guymon, OK
Lydia Mathis Hooker, OK
Tommy Mote Hooker, OK
Kanadi Paden Hooker, OK
Jentri Cooper Tyrone, OK
Kurtis Hightower Tyrone, OK
Tanner Barnes Dumas, TX

The SCCC/ATS nursing program has just received official notification from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) of the licensure results for the 2009 graduates.
The SCCC/ATS Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program pass rate for first time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) was 95.65 percent. The Kansas average pass rate was 85.14 percent and the national average pass rate was 85.95 percent. The pass rate over the past five years for the SCCC/ATS ADN graduates is 95 percent.
For the fifth year in a row, the SCCC/ATS Practical Nursing program pass rate for first time candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) was 100 percent. The Kansas average pass rate was 93.30 percent and the national average pass rate was 91.24 percent. The SCCC/ATS Practical Nursing program had its first graduating class in 1979 and there have been 17 graduating classes with 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN exam: 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
“I am very proud of our graduates and the hard work necessary to achieve these results,” said Steve Hecox, director of Nursing at SCCC/ATS. “Our nursing faculty are very dedicated individuals who strive to provide the best learning experiences possible for the students. We certainly appreciate the support of the SCCC/ATS administration and Board of Trustees as well as the support provided by the employees of Southwest Medical Center, our medical community, and other clinical affiliates located in Liberal and in the surrounding communities.”
Full-time nursing faculty members at SCCC/ATS are Nancy Bansemer, Sandra Brisendine, Veda King, Tracey Stuckey-Gardner, Diane Miller and Steve Hecox.
Contact Steve Hecox at or call 620-417-1400 for additional information regarding the nursing program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.

Students in Free Enterprise at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School recently raised money for fellow student Regine Beauchard and her family who lost their home in the Haiti earthquake. The luncheon, sponsored by SIFE students, First Christian Church members, and National Beef was attended by over 150 people and raised over $5, 000. From left are SIFE students Nancy Arredondo and Josie Avalos with Regine Beauchard.

“Telolith,” the 2009 literary and art magazine at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, won three awards in the latest Columbia Scholastic Press Association contest. The Telolith magazine was named Silver Medalist. Two individual writing awards went to Edward Kentner, third in humor, and and Bill Asmussen, Certificate of Merit in Experimental Fiction.
Telolith is published annually through the graphic design class and consists of student contributors in writing, photography and art.

The traveling exhibit “Kansans of African Descent: Selected Portraits” will be on display at the Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Library throughout February.
African Americans have played important roles in the history of Kansas. Well-known people who have called Kansas home are featured in this exhibit of historic and contemporary photographs.
Individuals featured in the display include Benjamin “Pap” Singleton; who was instrumental in bringing many African American immigrants to Kansas; Julie Lee, who ran a grocery business in Nicodemus in 1877; and Lynette Woodard, first woman member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School will offer a Conceal and Carry class through Business & Industry from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6 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 their driver’s license to class. Lunch is not included.
Enroll in advance only by calling 620-417-1170 or