News & Announcements

Sep 2014

Tuesday, September 30,2014
Chris Cox, an English instructor at Southwestern Community College, will be reading from his new book, “The Way We Say Goodbye,” from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in room 102 of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Tuesday, September 30,2014
On Thursday evening (Sept. 25), more than 150 people attended a debate among candidates for Jackson County’s Board of Commissioners at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Friday, September 26,2014
A free laptop would be a welcome addition into most any household at any time.
Friday, September 26,2014
Kevin Stanberry (left) and Scott Stanberry (second from left) recently gave $5,000 to the Southwestern Community College Foundation. 
Friday, September 26,2014
In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
The mere mention of words like “political debate” may cause some college students’ eyes to glaze over.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
Over the 26 years that Jack and Gail Debnam have owned Western Carolina Properties, they’ve noticed the essential role Southwestern Community College plays in the region.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
At 8 a.m. on Sept. 24, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center and its partners will offer a free seminar for entrepreneurs entitled “What you need to know about insurance as a business owner.”
Monday, September 15,2014
   
Monday, September 08,2014
Over her years of working in the banking industry, Tiffany Henry found her greatest fulfillment in helping this area’s small business owners to succeed.
Tuesday, September 02,2014
As of Friday, the Southwestern Community College Foundation had limited spaces for teams to enter this year’s Fall Foursome on Sept. 16 at the Balsam Mountain Preserve.
Tuesday, September 02,2014
 As Southwestern Community College’s first Project SEARCH® interns introduced themselves to their new supervisors Friday morning, Glenda Shular stood beaming quietly off to the side.
Monday, September 01,2014
As recently as this spring, instructors in Southwestern Community College’s fire training program had to exchange air packs every time one would walk out of a blazing structure and before the other could enter.

Aug 2014

Tuesday, August 26,2014
After hearing news of the Aug. 16 fire on Sylva’s Main Street, Venture Local Franklin - a community grass-roots organization located in Macon County - made a commitment to help Sylva merchants by organizing a “cash mob” to show support of Sylva’s businesses on Sept. 5.
Monday, August 25,2014
In order to help existing and aspiring small business owners, Southwestern Community College is offering a variety of free seminars in early September.
Sunday, August 24,2014
If you enjoy card games and are looking for a new career, Southwestern Community College has an option worth looking into.
Saturday, August 23,2014
Beginning on Monday, Sept. 8, Southwestern Community College will offer a professional office management course designed to help participants find employment in an office environment.
Friday, August 22,2014
Throughout Western North Carolina and across the country, a popular industry is spreading almost as fast as social media.
Sunday, August 17,2014
Forty-six students earned their associate degrees, diplomas or certificates from Southwestern Community College this summer.
Friday, August 15,2014
Adjusting to a new country took some getting used to for Edith Jennings.
Monday, August 11,2014
Students who’ve not been by Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus this summer are in for a surprise when they return Monday, Aug. 18, for the first day of classes.
Saturday, August 09,2014
Over the approaching weeks and months, Southwestern Community College will offer several free opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs to attend a class entitled “How to Start a Business.”
Friday, August 08,2014
The dozens of civil servants who descended on Southwestern Community College’s Public Safety Training Center (SCC-PSTC) on July 30 represented a wide range of agencies at the federal, state and local levels.

Jul 2014

Monday, July 28,2014
David Myers and the SCC Automotive Club have decided to hold their annual car show in conjunction with the Mountain High BBQ Festival for the second straight year.
Saturday, July 26,2014
For years, conversations in Concheta DeHart’s family have gravitated toward the topic of extinguishing flames since both her brothers (Travis and Ryan) and her father (Eddie) are firemen.
Monday, July 21,2014
For the second straight year, Southwestern Community College was among a handful of institutions statewide to exceed the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) average in seven or more of the eight measures used to gauge annual performance.
Monday, July 21,2014
The final product from Southwestern Community College’s first home brewing class turned out so good that professional brewer Clark Williams took bottles from each batch home and shared them with his wife.
Saturday, July 19,2014
Counting his elected seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and his voluntary work on oversight boards with a variety of organizations, Mark Jones was – in his own words – close to being “boarded up.”
Sunday, July 13,2014
Vance Davidson has been reappointed to Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees by the Jackson County Commissioners.
Wednesday, July 02,2014
SCC and Harris Regional Hospital are working together on Project SEARCH, a national non-profit program that partners with businesses to create internships with young adults with disabilities.
Wednesday, July 02,2014
Southwestern Community College officials are taking measures to remove lead and to prevent the potential for new contamination upon receiving results of recent water and soil testing at the college’s firing range in Dillsboro.  

Jun 2014

Monday, June 30,2014
As a 24-year-old living in a new country, Nadya Heller was a bit intimidated by the idea of starting her higher education at Southwestern Community College.
Monday, June 30,2014
Noah Miller (left), Macon Early College (MEC) student body president, presents a $125 check for Relay For Life to Doreen Castle, coordinator of business services at SCC’s Macon Campus. MEC’s 
Monday, June 30,2014
Three hundred and thirty four students received associate’s degrees, diplomas and/or certificates at the conclusion spring semester.
Saturday, June 14,2014
The business of manufacturing has changed dramatically in recent years.
Saturday, June 14,2014
 Six Jackson County residents were among the 11 students inducted into Southwestern Community College’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Saturday, June 14,2014
Michael Bruce of Haywood County made the president's list this spring.
Saturday, June 07,2014
Almost everyone in the modern workforce would welcome an opportunity for career advancement and increased income.
Saturday, June 07,2014
As part of the recent Relay For Life event in Cullowhee, 10 representatives raised over $1,100 that will go to the American Cancer Society’s research and local outreach efforts.
Saturday, June 07,2014
Thirteen previous “Ducks on the Tuck” races helped guarantee a Southwestern Community College education for hundreds of deserving students, but the 14th event broke new ground.​
Monday, June 02,2014
 Jeanette White’s telephone never stops ringing.

May 2014

Saturday, May 31,2014
Ask anyone who knew Charlie McConnell well, and they’ll tell you he was all heart.
Saturday, May 31,2014
It’s among the most difficult programs for students to get accepted into at Southwestern Community College.
Saturday, May 31,2014
Six graduates of the medical sonography program were recently honored with a pinning ceremony at the Jackson County Department on Aging. 
Saturday, May 31,2014
They represent a wide range of programs and hail from all over Western North Carolina, but the 35 Southwestern Community College students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on April 28 have several key attributes in common.
Saturday, May 31,2014
On May 6 at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus, 10 Therapeutic Massage students were honored during a pinning ceremony.
Saturday, May 31,2014
On behalf of the Cashiers Valley Rotary Club, Jim Zoller (right) presents a $2,500 check to Dr. Don Tomas Southwestern Community College president.
Saturday, May 31,2014
Earlier this month, Southwestern Community College officials awarded pins to seven Emergency Medical Science (EMS) graduates during a ceremony at the college’s Jackson Campus.

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