News & Announcements

February 2018

SCC Student of the Week Trevor Gates
February 19, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Jackson County graduate Sarah Jennings (right) with Dr. Don Tomas.
February 12, 2018
More than 140 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the fall semester.
SCC Student of the Week Angela Beck.
February 12, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.  
Female student conducts a test in SCC's lab.
February 7, 2018
Southwestern Community College's Medical Laboratory Technology program is working to help overcome a significant shortage of lab technicians across the United States.
Veterans Council chair Lyn Lazar and SCC president Dr. Don Tomas holding the framed military seals.
February 6, 2018
The Veterans Council of WNC recently presented Southwestern Community College with military seals for supporting local veterans.
Man and woman sit at a recruiting table inside the Groves Center on SCC's Macon Campus
February 5, 2018
More than 100 area employers are expected for this year’s Job Fair at SCC.
SCC therapeutic massage students pictured outside at the Jackson Campus.
February 5, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s therapeutic massage program will be offering a massage learning clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the spring semester in room 135B of Founders Hall on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Student of the Week Judy Blanton
February 5, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.

January 2018

JCEC college liaison Matt Kirby.
January 30, 2018
Matt Kirby, college liaison for the Jackson County Early College, has competed in many races over the years, but the upcoming “Georgia Death Race” will have particular meaning to him.
SCC Student of the Week MaShon Gaddis.
January 29, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
One man holds a Bible as the other places his left hand on the Bible and his right hand in the air to take an oath.
January 24, 2018
Luke D. Hyde, a longtime supporter and advocate of Southwestern Community College, was recently named to the institution’s board of trustees by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Two men look at a plaque as people in the audience applaud.
January 23, 2018
Before the first shovel pierced the earth on what is now Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus, Paul Holt drove out to the land behind the County Home to see for himself.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
January 23, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a business startup series seminar from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, in room 202 of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Student of the Week Gabe Wolfe
January 23, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC BLET Class No. 76 pictured during their graduation ceremony on Dec. 15.
January 22, 2018
 Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Class No. 76 were honored during a Dec. 15 ceremony held at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry
January 19, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a business startup series seminar from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, in room 303 of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC basic skills instructors pictured outside at the Jackson Campus.
January 18, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s educational opportunities department recently had nine basic skills instructors earn their CORE Instructional Certificate.
SCC Student of the Week Niki Sutton.
January 16, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Man with goatee
January 14, 2018
This spring, Southwestern Community college will offer three "Lunch and Learn" sessions.
Jackson County Deputy Sheriff badge, gold in shape of a star.
January 11, 2018
Avery Brown and Steve Collins of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office patrol our Jackson Campus, and they need your help.
Man stands beside a row of kayaks outdoors
January 11, 2018
The Outdoor Leadership program at Southwestern Community College continues to shine as an industry pioneer
Female instructor looks at computer screen with female student
January 9, 2018
E-Learning is hosting two Blackboard Student Orientations for the spring semester.
NPS-SLET graduates pose for picture before graduation ceremony.
January 8, 2018
 Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s National Park Service-Seasonal Law Enforcement (NPS-SLET) Class No. 99 were honored during a ceremony held on Dec. 1 at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin.
SCC medical assisting graduates pose for picture at pinning ceremony on Dec. 13.
January 4, 2018
Five graduates of Southwestern Community College’s medical assisting program were honored during a Dec. 13 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
SCC human services technology graduates pictured during their pinning ceremony on Dec. 13.
January 4, 2018
Five graduates of Southwestern Community College’s human services technology program were honored during a Dec. 13 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Kay Wolf pictured with the award she and the English Learners Team received.
January 2, 2018
Each year, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce awards an “Arts & Culture Advocate Award” that is part of their “Spirit of Our Community” Awards.
Three people work on blood sampling project at SCC.
January 2, 2018
Jackson County Early College students recently got hands-on experience in Southwestern Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program.

December 2017

Lady stands outdoors in front of a "Balsam Center" sign
December 19, 2017
Alexandria Crisp, who will graduate from SCC on Friday, has a very personal reason for wanting to help people recover from opioid addiction.
Lady stands outside in front of greenery on SCC's Jackson Campus
December 19, 2017
SCC and its partners will be hosting the fourth annual Appalachian Farm School free to anyone interested in starting or already operating an agriculture-based business.
SCC president Dr. Don Tomas and Travis Ashe of Pepsi.
December 19, 2017
A few years ago, Ronnie Bowers and Travis Ashe from Pepsi-Cola of Whittier visited Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Three paramedics pose in front of a Harris Regional ambulance
December 18, 2017
SCC faculty members Eric Hester and Tony Belcher were among three area paramedics to achieve their national certifications for 20 consecutive years.
Catch the Spirit of Appalachia founders Amy Garza and Doreyl Cain with Dr. Don Tomas.
December 18, 2017
In 2016, Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (CSA) established an endowed scholarship through the Southwestern Community College Foundation.
Three men and a woman pose for a photo inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
December 15, 2017
During her 25 years of overseeing the SCC Foundation, Dr. Connie M. Haire had the privilege of seeing just how significantly scholarship funding could impact a student’s life.
Five scholarship recipients stand with two college administrators and a Foundation board member inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
December 13, 2017
To get credit for tax-deductible gifts this year, deadlines are fast approaching!
Matt Cass, SCC instructor and featured speaker at fall commencement.
December 5, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s fall commencement will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, in Myers Auditorium in the Balsam Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Student of the Week Shalana Wachacha.
December 4, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC students light candles as part of the ceremony
December 1, 2017
Thirty-two Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Thursday, Nov. 16, on SCC’s Jackson Campus.

November 2017

Two female students and two female instructors pose for a photo inside SCC's medical sonography lab.
November 30, 2017
Assisted by their instructors, two students in SCC's Medical Sonography program recently discovered a life-threatening condition in a patient.
Four men stand outside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus with a tree behind them.
November 30, 2017
The N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation awarded scholarships to two SCC students.
Woman is pictured outdoors with a "For Sale" sign
November 30, 2017
Over the next few months, SCC will offer pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education classes
David Myers and Darrin Chastain at SCC.
November 28, 2017
Parts City Auto Parts of Franklin recently donated equipment to Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry outside at the Jackson Campus.
November 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a free Small Business Summit from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Student of the Week Brandon Hyatt.
November 20, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Jackson County New Century Scholars.
November 16, 2017
Forty-six seventh-graders from Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties were inducted into the New Century Scholars program on Monday, Nov. 6.
SCC Human Services Technology class discussion.
November 14, 2017
The road to recovery can be a long one. But when you have the support needed, the path can be a little more bearable.
SCC Student of the Week Kirsten Sexton-Royer.
November 13, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC Student of the Week Victoria Fuller.
November 6, 2017
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. Congratulations to Victoria Fuller who's been named our "Student of the Week!"
Pictured is Diane Sherrill in front of a tree outside.
November 3, 2017
Southwestern Community College will be hosting an estate-planning seminar at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in room 102D of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.

October 2017

Mark Ellison and Stanley King at SCC.
October 31, 2017
Advising Day at Southwestern Community College is Tuesday, Nov. 7.   
SCC Student of the Week Jordan Fox
October 30, 2017
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. Congratulations to Jordan Fox who's been named our "Student of the Week!"

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