News & Announcements

Nov 2014

Wednesday, November 26,2014
While attending a conference in Washington D.C., last year, representatives of a Danish college sat in on a presentation by Southwestern Community College officials.
Wednesday, November 26,2014
Some clients are long-established business owners who just need assistance with specific aspects of running their day-to-day operations.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
Congratulations to Ashley Fisher, a student in SCC's College Transfer program, for being named Student of the Week by our Student Recognition Retention Action Team.
Sunday, November 23,2014
With the Holiday Shopping Season around the corner, Tiffany Henry and Southwestern Community College, in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN), are encouraging area residents to #ShopSmall by supporting local small businesses.
Wednesday, November 19,2014
A U.S. congressman and a state senator, along with dozens of community, business and industry leaders throughout Southwestern Community College’s service area, will be in attendance.
Monday, November 17,2014
Congratulations to Charlotte Saunooke, a student in SCC's Medical Assisting program, for being named Student of the Week by our Student Recognition Retention Action Team.
Friday, November 14,2014
The Student Success Campaign is still a work in progress.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
From the moment Richard Lanning became a member of Haywood Community College’s board of trustees, one of his top goals has been to actively help students succeed.
Monday, November 10,2014
Daniel Russell, a student in our Associate in Arts program, has been honored as "Student of the Week" for the week of Nov. 10. 
Monday, November 03,2014
Our latest "Student of the Week" as selected by the Student Recognition Retention Action Team is Elizabeth Job. She is the honoree for the week of Nov. 3.
Monday, November 03,2014
Involuntarily losing a job is rarely a welcome development.
Monday, November 03,2014
Ever find yourself feeling lost when conversation turns to the topic of wine? 

Oct 2014

Friday, October 31,2014
To honor some of our most resilient students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has launched a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity.
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.
Thursday, October 23,2014
Our first Student of the Week is Brandi Bradley, who received the honor for the week starting Oct. 20.
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.

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