News & Announcements

Oct 2014

Wednesday, October 29,2014
  To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team is launching a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity. Our first Student of the Week is Brandi Bradley, who received the honor for the week starting Oct. 20. Here’s a brief Q&A with Brandi:
Friday, October 24,2014
Reading softly and in a grandmotherly tone, Sylvia Peck of Cashiers quietly told of a horrifying alligator-wrestling experience in her native Florida.
Friday, October 24,2014
The approaching cold season may push farmers indoors for winter, but they now have an opportunity to continue growing their businesses over the weeks ahead. Starting on Nov. 13, Southwestern Community College will be offering a series of free agriculture-centered small business seminars at the Jackson County Library.
Friday, October 24,2014
After more than a month of being in the classroom full-time, 13 Southwestern Community College radiography students have begun their clinical rotations at a variety of area hospitals.
Friday, October 24,2014
Seven Southwestern Community College students made the president’s list for the summer semester at Southwestern Community College, and nine others were named to the dean’s list. President’s list honorees earned a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.85 or greater while those on the dean’s list had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.849.
Saturday, October 18,2014
As a follow-up to business plan competitions earlier this year, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is teaming up with the Macon County CEC (Certified Entrepreneurial Community) to offer a new series of Business Enhancement Experience (BEE) seminars in the coming months.
Saturday, October 18,2014
On Friday, Nov. 7, SCC will host it's 8th annual Career Exploration Day for students in ninth-12th grades.
Friday, October 17,2014
Abigail Seagle had a lot going on in her high school career.
Friday, October 17,2014
Southwestern Community College will offer a bartending class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Starting on October 27, the seven-week course helps students become professional bartenders. The class meets from 6-9 p.m. in the Balsam Center at Southwestern’s Jackson Campus. Cost is $125 for the course, which covers topics including drink recipes, mixes, glassware and garnishes. Students will learn from lectures, demonstrations and hands-on participation. Students must be at least 21 years old to enroll.
Friday, October 17,2014
On Thursday morning (Oct. 23), a number of area employers will be at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus to answer questions and meet potential employees. The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. until noon, will allow students and area residents an opportunity to explore educational opportunities, jobs and careers.
Thursday, October 16,2014
Like many in the medical imaging profession, Heath Parton loves the variety that naturally comes with working in the field.
Monday, October 13,2014
To help supply the workforce for a growing industry, Southwestern Community College has secured the necessary equipment to start a craft brewing program. 
Monday, October 13,2014
Assisted by Karen Owens, President of STAR (Save the Animals Rescue) Ranch in Waynesville, Students in Southwestern Community College’s Upward Bound program completed a day of service at STAR on Oct. 4.
Friday, October 10,2014
The competition’s name certainly doesn’t sound very appealing.
Friday, October 10,2014
Two teams shot identical scores of 53, but the foursome of David Agee, Scott Rossa, Mike Stewart and Southwestern Community College president Dr. Don Tomas won the SCC Foundation’s Fall Foursome by virtue of a tiebreaker.
Friday, October 10,2014
A few years have passed, but Jeremy Hyatt vividly and fondly recalls the faculty and staff members who helped him start his higher education at Southwestern Community College shortly after he graduated from Swain High School.
Friday, October 10,2014
Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro and adjunct instructor at Southwestern Community College, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer.
Monday, October 06,2014
Over the coming weeks, the Foundation will be hosting a series of barbecue luncheons to help raise funds for establishing a Student Emergency Fund.
Monday, October 06,2014
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014-15 edition of Milestone, the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern Community College.

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.


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