News & Announcements

Aug 2014

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.
Saturday, May 31,2014
Inducted into the Alpha Beta Gamma honor society
Saturday, May 31,2014
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the firing range in Jackson County, Southwestern Community College has reached out to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to ensure the college is complying with state guidelines, policies and procedures regarding its firing range in Jackson County.
Thursday, May 29,2014
If the new guidelines for preparing to take the GED® seem intimidating, Ruedi Woods has some advice for you.  
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Even though he’s been brewing his own beer since 2006, Clark Williams still enjoys the process and the challenge of making every batch taste as great as the last.  
Wednesday, May 28,2014
After nearly two years of intense coursework and clinical rotations, nine graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program received their pins in a ceremony on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Sixteen students in Southwestern Community College’s Nursing Assistant program were awarded their pins during a ceremony on April. 29.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
The model’s name is singular.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Eighteen months ago, Jamee Pelcher wasn’t looking to make a major change in her life. A single mother of two, she was running her own restaurant in Franklin.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
In order to help more students have the opportunity to earn a college education, state representative Joe Sam Queen recently gave $2,000 to the Student Success Campaign at Southwestern Community College. Queen made the donation in memory of his cousin, Mary Jane Queen, a Jackson County musician who passed away in 2007.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program recently received a Master Automobile Service Technology accreditation – the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).
Tuesday, May 27,2014
James Mead of Sylva won best of show honors at Southwestern Community College’s student art show for his handmade book “As It Is.”
Tuesday, May 27,2014
Over the past few months, Southwestern Community College's website committee – which includes representation from departments throughout the college – has been working to develop the new design that you probably noticed today as you visited southwesterncc.edu.

Apr 2014

Sunday, April 27,2014
As part of the Dillsboro Business Plan Competition, roughly a half-dozen aspiring entrepreneurs and existing small business owners transformed their ideas into business plans over the past four month while regularly attending free weekly seminars through Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center.  
Sunday, April 20,2014
Six years ago, Justin Hall was looking for a career path when he attended Southwestern Community College’s Job Fair.
Sunday, April 20,2014
Preparing a dish for a grade is often enough of a challenge for first-year students in Southwestern Community College’s culinary program.
Monday, April 14,2014
Southwestern's cosmetology program designed and created all the hairstyles worn by actors in WCU's performances earlier this month.
Tuesday, April 01,2014
From the time he was five years old, Cameron Ponchot knew he wanted to work in the field of science when he grew up.

Mar 2014

Friday, March 28,2014
Standing barely 5-foot-2 and tipping the scales at just over 100 pounds, Krystal Ledford admits to feeling some anxiety on the first day of Detention Officer Training 
Thursday, March 27,2014
To support an annual scholarship, Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 108 in Franklin recently donated $250 to the SCC Foundation.

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