News & Announcements

February 2016

Students surround a red sports car at Passion Performance
February 4, 2016
The Automotive Systems technology Program at Southwestern Community College visited Passion Performance and Cashiers Service Center in the Cashiers-Highlands area late last fall.
Head shot of Diana Orr
February 4, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.
Jonah Caplinger holding first prize certificates standing next to his science project.
February 4, 2016
Jonah Caplinger’s exhibit on water desalination won grand prize at Southwestern Community College’s science fair last fall. 
February 4, 2016
Southwestern Community College will host a presentation from Danny Williamson of the Franklin Scottish Tartan’s Museum at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Macon Campus.
Colorful nature scene
February 4, 2016
Southwestern Community College will offer a creative collage course on Feb. 8-9 at the Jackson Campus.

January 2016

January 29, 2016
Your 2015 1098T forms are available online now. Remember in order to view/print your form online, you must click 'consent' this year.  This will allow you to receive your 1098T form electronically each year.Please click here for access instructions.
Photo of Raina Trent
January 22, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Photo of Cody McCarter
January 22, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.
Photo of SCC Founcation Council Members
January 15, 2016
In an effort to capitalize on recent momentum from several successful fundraising efforts, the Southwestern Community College Foundation has formed a faculty and staff advancement advisory council.
Photo of  human services technology program graduates, Lori Clancy and Sarah Altman
January 15, 2016
Six graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s human services technology program were honored on Dec. 15 with a pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Photo of Ashby Brown and Danielle Toineeta
January 12, 2016
It didn’t take long for some students in Southwestern Community College’s first condensed, accelerated phlebotomy certificate program to find employment.
Photo of Adie Bjerkness
January 12, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Photo of Jay Cleary, Kasey Wilson, Matt Hixon and Samantha Campbell
January 8, 2016
Other than treating human patients, there is no better way for students in various healthcare programs to learn how to work cooperatively than in a simulated medical environment.
Photo of Dr. Thom Brooks, Lisa Sizemore, Curtis Dowdle, Kameron Buchanan, Dr. Don Tomas and Ronald Bogle
January 8, 2016
Not long after Kameron Buchanan learned about his impending Air National Guard deployment overseas, he was assured by Southwestern Community College officials that his job as SCC’s fire/rescue program director would be waiting on him when he returns.
Photo of Kristgen Prather
January 8, 2016
To help fill positions in the region’s expanding hospitality industry, Southwestern Community College will be offering its inaugural SCC Hospitality Institute on Feb. 2.

December 2015

Photo of Rick and Stephanie Obernesser
December 19, 2015
Rick Obernesser had a wide variety of reasons to be in Franklin for the National Park Service-Seasonal Law Enforcement Training graduation ceremony on Dec. 4.
December 19, 2015
In partnership with the N.C. Cooperative Extension and Department of Agriculture, Southwestern Community College’s Small business Center will offer the second Appalachian Farm School starting Jan. 12 at the college’s Swain Center.
December 19, 2015
While the second Appalachian Farm School will certainly help anyone who currently owns or operates a small-to medium-sized farm, the training through Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center isn’t exclusively for existing farmers.
Photo of Earle Dixon
December 19, 2015
Among Native American males enrolled at Southwestern Community College during the 2012-13 academic year, 40 percent left the college without graduating.
Photo of Issac Bjerkness, Ally Vickery and Fasil Adam
December 19, 2015
Jackson County Early College (JCEC) is accepting applications for admissions throughJan. 15 for the 2016-17 academic year.
Photo of Ryan Bennett, Bronson Lindsay, Norma Burdette and Tyler Wike
December 19, 2015
Sixty-five Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) on Dec. 10 at the college’s Jackson Campus.
Photo of Ciara Payne, Dr. Don Tomas and Vance Davidson
December 19, 2015
Growing up in Andrews, Ciara Payne was always impressed by how hard her mother – Laynette Morrow - worked to support their family.
For months, members of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy quiz team spent countless hours preparing for the state and national “Sputum Bowl” contests.
December 12, 2015
For months, members of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy quiz team spent countless hours preparing for the state and national “Sputum Bowl” contests.
National Park Service Ranger Joseph Kolodski took his role seriously as a part-time Seasonal Law Enforcement Training (NPS-SLET) instructor for Southwestern Community College.
December 12, 2015
National Park Service Ranger Joseph Kolodski took his role seriously as a part-time Seasonal Law Enforcement Training (NPS-SLET) instructor for Southwestern Community College.
Photo of Melissa Humphrey
December 9, 2015
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. 
Photo of Christine Bredenkamp, Margaret Massie, Graeme Potter, Christ Leeks, Jeff Darnell and Rob Hawk
December 8, 2015
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $5,500 in grant funding to Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center for the second annual Appalachian Farm School, which starts Jan. 12.
Photo of Gifty Mansah
December 4, 2015
When Gifty Mansah arrived in Western North Carolina in 2013, her English was – as she put it – “not good.”
Photo of Curtis Dowdle and other officials
December 4, 2015
Around 9:30 on a recent Friday night in Macon County, a crowd of imposing young men clothed in intimidating outfits began jumping around and yelling angrily in the direction of Curtis Dowdle.
Photo of Cheryl Davids
December 4, 2015
Dr. Cheryl Davids, dean of Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus, has been selected to participate in the N.C. Community College Leadership Program throughout this academic year.
Photo of second year radiography students and instructors Kim Argo and Meg Petty
December 4, 2015
 In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, students in Southwestern Community College’s health sciences division collected 1,720 pounds of non-persishable items in an annual food drive for MANNA food bank. Leading the way this year was SCC’s radiography program, which brought in 1,235 items.
Photo of Amanda Talley
December 4, 2015
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.

November 2015

Photo of Cheyanne Ray
November 30, 2015
Even at the age of 5, Cheyanne Ray of Franklin knew she wanted to work in a healthcare profession.
Photo of Jerry Sutton
November 30, 2015
For more than three decades, Jerry Sutton of Franklin was involved in every key decision made by the Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees.
Photo of Angie Bryson
November 30, 2015
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.
Photo of SCC 1st Year Radiography students
November 30, 2015
During the fall semester, 15 Southwestern Community College radiography students have begun their clinical rotations at a variety of area hospitals.
Photo of Linda Weiner, Tiffany Henry and Anne Shaw
November 30, 2015
For the second straight year, the director of Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center has earned a statewide award.
November 30, 2015
In an effort to help prospective and current students navigate the sometimes complex world of financial aid, Southwestern Community College has partnered with FATV to provide a number of informative online videos.
Photo of Tiffany Henry
November 24, 2015
Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is an opportunity for area shoppers to get a head start on their holiday shopping while supporting local merchants.
Photo of Andrea Foley
November 20, 2015
Southwestern Community College recently became an authorized HiSET® Testing Center, which allows SCC to offer high school equivalency exams at the most-affordable rate on the market.
Photo of Heather Whitt
November 20, 2015
Swain County High School senior Heather Whitt, who participates in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program, is a QuestBridge CollegeMatch Finalist.
Photo of Nick Hawks
November 20, 2015
On Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 7-8, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a series of free seminars designed to help entrepreneurs leverage the selling power of eBay.
Photo of Katharine Murray
November 20, 2015
Berea College in Kentucky has given Katharine Murray, a Swain High School senior and a participant in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program, a Pinnacle Scholar Award of Excellence.
Photo of Martin Brossman
November 20, 2015
Online marketing and social media business coach Martin Brossman will present two seminars on Dec. 3 for Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center.
Photo of Bailey O'Sullivan
November 17, 2015
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award
Photo of Nicole Miler and Jeanette White
November 9, 2015
Through a partnership with Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Southwestern Community College has received grant funding of more than $58,000 to launch a “Skilled Workers Get Jobs 2.0” program over the next three years.
Photo of Macon County New Century Scholars
November 6, 2015
Twenty seventh-grade students from each county in Southwestern Community College’s service area were inducted into the New Century Scholars program on Monday, Nov. 2, at the college’s Jackson Campus.
Photo of Aditi Shah
November 6, 2015
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week.
Photo of Christine Bredenkamp and Ray Hoxit
November 3, 2015
In partnership with N.C. Cooperative Extension, Southwestern Community College will offer on-farm training from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Photo of Nicole Dexter, Chip Owen and Tiffany Henry
November 2, 2015
Topping Tiffany Henry’s first year as director of Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center was no easy task.

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