Tessa Castor, Editor in Chief

Tessa Castor is a sophomore majoring in English with minors in leadership and journalism. Castor is from Clearwater, Kan. and is involved in Leadership, SGA, Sigma Tau Delta, and FCA, and she serves as the SGA Vice President. When Castor is not doing homework or taking photos, she enjoys reading, sleeping, and spending time with her friends. You may contact her at


Tanner Carlson, Assistant Online Editor

Tanner Carlson is a senior majoring in communication with an emphasis in radio and television. When he isn’t writing intriguing news stories for UpdateSC he is cheering on the Builders from the student section. Carlson is also the general manager for Jinx Radio. After graduating, he plans to go into sports broadcasting. You can contact him at


Cale Eirich, Social Media Editor

Cale Eirich is junior majoring in communication.  Eirich is a transfer from Lincoln, NE. and plays catcher and outfield on the Builder baseball team.  When he is not on the baseball field or writing sports news stories, he is faithfully following his hometown Nebraska Huskers.  Eirich is also passionate about the Seattle Mariners, and Seattle-based music such as Nirvana.  You may email him at


Madison Stumbough, Staff Reporter

Madison Stumbough is a junior majoring in liberal arts and science. She is a member of the discipleship team and is the Director of Christian Education at Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield. You may email her at


Bryson Barrett, Webmaster

Bryson Barrett is a junior majoring in computer science. He is a member of the men’s soccer team and likes tacos. You may email him at


Madi Adams, Moundbuilder Yearbook Staff

Madi Adams is a sophomore majoring in business administration. She is on the yearbook staff and contributes to The Collegian. You may email her at


Arthur Anderson, Moundbuilder Yearbook Staff

Arthur Anderson is a a freshman majoring in communication. He is freshman class president,  and is on they yearbook staff and contributes to The Collegian.  You may contact him at


Stacy Sparks, Faculty Adviser

Stacy Sparks has advised magazines, student newspapers and yearbooks since 1988 and has taught at Southwestern College since 2006. In addition to serving on the advising team for, she is the faculty adviser to the Collegian student newspaper and Moundbuilder yearbook.

Sparks is an associate professor of journalism and teaches photography, media law and media writing. Stacy Sparks was inducted into the College Media Association Hall of Fame in October 2015.

She is an award-winning photographer and has completed photo workshops in Colorado, Maine, Montana and New Mexico. She has shown her work in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama.



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