News & Announcements

April 2016

April 29, 2016
 Nursing has long been considered the toughest program to get into – and survive – at Southwestern Community College.
April 29, 2016
 Even before launching “Phase II: March to a Million” on April 5, Southwestern Community College’s Student Success Campaign was well on its way to the seven-figure goal.
Architect's rendering of what a potential new health sciences building at SCC might look like.
April 29, 2016
A fraction of a penny could make an enormous difference in allowing Southwestern Community College and Jackson County Public Schools to address their major infrastructure needs for the foreseeable future.
April 27, 2016
More than 2,300 rubber ducks were adopted during this year’s “Ducks on the Tuck” fundraiser for New Century Scholars.
April 27, 2016
The therapeutic massage program will host an information session at 5 p.m. on Monday May 2 at the Jackson Campus.
April 27, 2016
Take advantage of the third session of our accelerated phlebotomy certificate program starting May 12.
April 27, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
April 15, 2016
A process that’s taken more than two years and required more than 175 standards to be met has finally drawn to a successful conclusion for one of Southwestern Community College’s newest health sciences programs.
Students gathered around new equipment at Franklin High School
April 15, 2016
For high school students hoping to someday work in the automotive field, there’s no better way to learn the trade than by working with the type of equipment they’ll one day use as professionals. Grover “Bugs” Fretwell and Cashiers Service Center understand this, which is why they donated a Hunter GSP9600 wheel and tire balancer to Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program at Franklin High School.
Randy Lanier standing between two paintings one is a flower the other a tree scene
April 15, 2016
A sampling of Jackson County artist Susan Lanier’s work is on display through May 6 at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Melissa McCubbin wearing her green scrubs and pink stethoscope
April 15, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
A volunteer collects rubber ducks last May in the Tuckaseigee River.
April 11, 2016
After floating down a Swain County stretch of the Tuckaseigee River the past two years, Southwestern Community College’s annual Ducks on the Tuck event will return to Jackson County on Saturday, April 23.
Tiffany Henry speaks with participants in a recent seminar
April 11, 2016
Considering the geography of Western North Carolina, land suited for agriculture comes at a premium.
Photo of Brecka Prichard
April 11, 2016
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.

March 2016

Portrait of Roger Davis on SCC's Jackson Campus.
March 31, 2016
Few people are in a better position than Roger Davis to fully appreciate the impact of Southwestern Community College’s Student Success Campaign.
Photo of EBCI Vice Chief Richie Sneed and SCC's Native American MENtoring assistant coordinator and coach Earle Dixon.
March 28, 2016
Richie Sneed, Vice Chief for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is among the first group of mentors in SCC’s Native American MENtoring program, which was launched in December.
March 28, 2016
The competitiveness of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy program reaches beyond statewide contests.
March 28, 2016
A new, three-part series of seminars offered by Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will help craft artists develop their own professional material for an artist portfolio.  
March 28, 2016
For many entrepreneurs, one of the most-difficult aspects of running a business is accounting.  
March 28, 2016
A new Electronic Notary Public class for licensed notaries will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, March 31, at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
March 28, 2016
During the first full week of April, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a pair of free seminars designed especially for aspiring and existing business owners.
March 25, 2016
Starting April 7, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a Creative Business Plan series for owners of area craft businesses.
March 21, 2016
One goal of SCC's upcoming Job Fair is to put a dent in the state's unemployment rate.
portrait of SCC president Dr. Don Tomas
March 21, 2016
Dr. Don Tomas, president of SCC, wishes to publicly thank everyone who voted in favor of the Connect NC bond referendum.
March 21, 2016
Now national color educators for John Paul Mitchell, the two alumni of Southwestern Community College’s cosmetology program returned to their alma mater earlier this month to give presentations and demonstrations for current students.
March 17, 2016
In sports terms, Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy program is building a dynasty.
Tracey Driver, Student of the week
March 16, 2016
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.
The late Kenneth Haigler
March 14, 2016
For many years, Kenneth Haigler helped students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography technology program learn and grow by supervising their clinical rotations at Swain Community Hospital.
March 14, 2016
The Native American MENtoring Program (NAMP) at Southwestern Community College will present screenings of the award winning documentary First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee later this month.
Photo of three ladies looking at a computer screen.
March 10, 2016
Rita Gregory (left), who coordinates SCC’s Job and Career Preparation program, looks over a class schedule with part-time instructor Carole Langford (seated) and Susan Waldorf, a case manager for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) through the NCWorks Career Center.
March 9, 2016
Women who own and operate small businesses often face unique challenges, so Southwestern Community College is offering a Women’s Business Networking Luncheon with the Support Center Women’s Business Center in an effort to promote networking and the exchange of ideas.
SCC mountain logo
March 9, 2016
The Small Business Center will offer free seminars designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs on March 14 and 16.
March 9, 2016
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.
March 3, 2016
Southwestern Community College’s career center will host two job fairs in March at the Jackson Campus.
Student of the week Lawrence Crawford
March 2, 2016
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.

February 2016

February 26, 2016
First-year students in the respiratory therapy program are starting their clinical rotations in March at area hospitals.
February 20, 2016
Daniel Williamson, curator at the Scottish Tartan Museum, gave an informative presentation on Scottish dress throughout the ages on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. For information about classes and programs at SCC’s Macon Campus, contact Dr. Belinda Petricek at 828.306.7017 or b_petricek[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.
Tiffany Henry in pink top with floral scarf
February 19, 2016
Over the next week, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer two free seminars to help existing and aspiring entrepreneurs at the Jackson Campus.
SCC mountain logo
February 19, 2016
Associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates were awarded to 135 graduates from Southwestern Community College in the fall semester.
February 19, 2016
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.
Jenny Williams sitting at a floor loom
February 19, 2016
Southwestern Community College will offer an introduction to floor loom class starting Feb. 25 at the Jackson campus.
SCC mountain logo
February 19, 2016
Three-hundred-thirty-nine students made the dean’s or president’s lists for the fall semester at Southwestern Community College. 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.
Danny Simmons in a grey shirt with red writing saying USA on it
February 19, 2016
Every time Danny Simmons was assigned to a new base during his 20 years of Army service, a Family Readiness Group (FRG) was waiting to help him get acclimated to his new surroundings. Upon retiring from the military and starting a new chapter in his life at Southwestern Community College, Simmons never imagined something comparable to FRG would be available.
SCC mountain logo
February 19, 2016
Small business owners throughout Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary have an opportunity to learn basic and intermediate digital photography skills in a free course offered March 2-16 at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Susan Coe at SCC Creative Business Plan series last year
February 19, 2016
Starting March 3, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a Creative Business Plan series for owners of area craft businesses.
February 15, 2016
The Connect NC bond, which goes before voters on March 15, includes $7.1 million in funding for Southwestern Community College to use on repair, renovation and construction projects.
Ashley Chastain smiling. she's wearing a black and white plaid shirt
February 11, 2016
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.
February 10, 2016
The Small Business Center will offer three free classes the week of Feb. 15.
Hands making a difference and getting involved in the community
February 10, 2016
Southwestern Community College will host its second annual Volunteer Fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, March 2, at the Jackson Campus.
SCC logo
February 10, 2016
Attend FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Day from 9 a.m.-noon on Feb. 20 at the Macon Campus.

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