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Three SWCC students named to all-Iowa academic team

Pictured, left to right, are Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor; Sue Stearns, 
SWCC Osceola Center coordinator; Rebekah Kroese; Bill Taylor, SWCC vice president of instruction; Ana 
Vasquez; Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president; Selena Sampson; and Beth Kulow, SWCC dean of 
student services.
Pictured, left to right, are Jody Nedley-Newcomb, SWCC Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor; Sue Stearns, SWCC Osceola Center coordinator; Rebekah Kroese; Bill Taylor, SWCC vice president of instruction; Ana Vasquez; Dr. Barb Crittenden, SWCC president; Selena Sampson; and Beth Kulow, SWCC dean of student services.

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) students Rebekah Kroese, of Lenox, Selena Sampson of Creston, and Ana Vasquez, of Osceola, were honored as members of the 2017 All-Iowa Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held Wed., March 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

Kroese, a 2016 graduate of Lenox High School, is majoring in psychology. She is a SWCC Education Foundation scholarship recipient, has been on the President’s List, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Following her time at SWCC, she plans to transfer to Simpson College in Indianola.

Sampson, a 2016 graduate of Creston High School, is majoring in nursing. She was a 2016 Bright Scholar, is recorder for SWCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, is a Creston volunteer fire fighter, and was the recipient of the Karen and Cody Shay ETS scholarship. Sampson is currently completing SWCC’s licensed practical nursing program. Then, she will continue on to SWCC’s registered nursing program. After SWCC, Sampson plans to transfer to the University of Iowa to complete her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Vasquez, a 2013 graduate of Clarke Community High School in Osceola is majoring in business administration/business leadership. She received the Osceola Center leadership award, has been named to the President’s List, and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Upon graduation from SWCC, Vasquez plans to transfer to Buena Vista University.

Phi Theta Kappa serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students worldwide. Beta Eta Nu is SWCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

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