News & Announcements

April 2021

April 13, 2021
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April 13, 2021
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest award the state of North Carolina can bestow upon an individual. It is awarded to individuals who have shown extraordinary service to the state.  Nominated by Southwestern Community College President Dr. Don Tomas, Macon County native Terry Bell received the award on Wednesday, March 31 at the SCC Macon Campus.
James Sutton of SkyWave Wireless Internet presents a check to Southwestern Community College President Don Tomas, establishing an annual scholarship through the SCC Foundation. Also pictured is Brett Woods, Director of the SCC Foundation.
April 8, 2021
Gift will be awarded to Information Technologies student this fall.
April 7, 2021
The act of giving is more important than ever as the pandemic continues to affect many people in western North Carolina.  That’s why the SCC Cares Committee from Southwestern Community College recently held a collection drive to benefit HERE in Jackson County, INC. Founded in 2018, HERE is currently seeking donations to serve clients who are in emergency shelters or living unsheltered in places such as cars or tents.
April 5, 2021
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April 1, 2021
For thousands of area families, the New Century Scholars program has been a game-changer.  Established in 1995, New Century Scholars annually identifies high-potential seventh-grade students in Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties and offers them the promise of a two-year education at Southwestern Community College with the assurance that last-dollar tuition will be covered. 

March 2021

Two nursing students stand beside administrators and an instructor
March 30, 2021
Funds originally intended for last year's pinning ceremony will help an incoming Nursing student this fall.
Enroll Anytime!
March 30, 2021
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Dr. Don Tomas, SCC President
March 30, 2021
Current protocols will remain in place through remainder of spring semester.
Car drives past cheering people.
March 26, 2021
This will be our third drive-through celebration.
We are open and here to serve you!
March 24, 2021
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SCC Nursing student Corrie Kinsland served at WCU’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic on March 15 in Cullowhee.
March 19, 2021
Our students are gaining valuable experience while serving our communities.
Family of Duane Young is pictured with SCC's President and Director of SCC Foundation
March 18, 2021
The Duane Young, MSPT, Endowed Memorial Academic Excellence Scholarship Fund will benefit students in SCC's Physical Therapist Assistant program.
March 17, 2021
The funding covers tuition, fees, books, supplies and more for qualified individuals entering short-term programs like Nurse Aide.
March 16, 2021
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March 12, 2021
The Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program at Southwestern Community College recently received confirmation of its reaccreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). 
Hart & Sara Goodson
March 5, 2021
Endowed through the SCC Foundation, the new scholarship will help future students earn their college degrees.
March 2, 2021
In 2018, The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and Southwestern Community College (SCC) partnered to increase the number of students transferring to and graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) is designed to guarantee admission to the university from community colleges around the state. 

February 2021

February 24, 2021
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Dr. Beth Lofquist, new SCC Trustee, stands beside Lambert Wilson, Dr. Don Tomas and Vance Davidson.
February 22, 2021
Dr. Beth Tyson Lofquist and Caroline Coffey were sworn in at a recent meeting.
Joyce Lantz is pictured with Dr. Don Tomas and Brett Woods
February 22, 2021
The Dillsboro-based artists' co-op recently made its largest donation yet to support the next wave of frontline healthcare workers.
Virtual Job Fairs
February 17, 2021
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Jeff Marley
February 11, 2021
The scholarship will be used to financially support visiting artists, equipment, travel and salaries.
February 9, 2021
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Virtual Job Fairs
February 8, 2021
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Matt Cass demonstrates how a solar eclipse works
February 3, 2021
We're the only community college in the nation to have a scientific activation partnership with the renowned space agency.
Black History Month
February 3, 2021
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January 2021

January 28, 2021
Southwestern Community College is now accepting nominations for the SCC Foundation’s third-annual Distinguished Alumni Award. To be considered for the award, nominees must have graduated with either a certificate, diploma, or degree from the institution known today as Southwestern Community College and previously as
Male graduate celebrates his accomplishment
January 27, 2021
Uncertainty about university schedules, childcare and other variables prevented some prospective students from enrolling in college classes this spring. Anyone who since realized there’s ample time to take a handful – or full load – of college courses now has a second chance to get started. 
January 26, 2021
Even as the pandemic continues, employers continue to seek eager workers to fill important job roles. To help with the search, Southwestern Community College’s Career Services is offering two virtual job fairs through Google Meet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
hands on a computer keyboard
January 20, 2021
Four-week classes are free for most individuals; in-person and online meetings.
January 19, 2021
Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Western Carolina University, students enrolled in the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree at Southwestern Community College can now transfer credits to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in graphic design at WCU. Additional courses beyond those included in the AFA
MLK Week of Service
January 11, 2021
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Surgeon and Surgical Tech work together in operating room.
January 4, 2021
The new programs are pending state and SACSCOC approval.

December 2020

Christmas tree on SCC campus.-
December 22, 2020
SCC reopens virtually on Jan. 4; students can start enrollment process
December 22, 2020
Virtual ceremony honors latest inductees.
Teacher speaks to elementary students in a classroom setting.
December 21, 2020
To help prepare the next generation of educators, we're introducing an Associate in Arts – Teacher Preparation pathway. Classes start Jan. 11.
Count On Me NC logo
December 16, 2020
The voluntary program provides guidance regarding best practices for the state's phased reopening.
Two men exchange a check while a third stands behind them. All three are social distancing and wearing masks.
December 16, 2020
Employees at Pepsi-Cola of Whittier annually forego their holiday party in order to support our students.
Firemen prepare their gear before a training exercise
December 15, 2020
Our Public Safety Training Center in Macon County trains area law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire department and rescue agencies.
Woman speaks in front of a classroom
December 11, 2020
The eight-week school starts Jan. 11 and supports area farmers and agriculture-centered businesses
Female student inserts an IV into arm of a simulation mannequin
December 8, 2020
The most-recent graduates  posted a 92-percent success rate on the national licensure exam.
Woman wearing blue cap and gown receives diploma cover from SCC president.
December 7, 2020
Click here for a link to video recording of the ceremony.
Happy Holidays
December 1, 2020
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October 2020

Students fire their weapons.
October 28, 2020
All recent sampling has been safely within state standards.
Woman sitting at desk speaks with a student during an advising session.
October 27, 2020
It's the perfect time to start the enrollment and advising process for the upcoming semester.
Female student speaks into a microphone.
October 22, 2020
Click here to access recordings of all four debates from this campaign season.
A young woman with black hair smiles under a tree on a foggy morning
October 20, 2020
The Foundation was able to award 142 individual scholarships in 2020-21
A woman smiles outside in front of a brick wall
October 16, 2020
Don't let COVID-19 hold you back from earning your high school credential
Instructor works with two students at computer monitor
October 15, 2020
College officials have decided to start classes as scheduled on Jan. 11, and the semester will run through Thursday, May 13.


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