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SCC culinary students Scott Dolbee (above) and C.J. Reum (below), both from Sylva, recently placed fourth at a statewide cooking contest. more...
Representing Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 108 in Franklin, Mike Prodoehl (left) and Kenneth Dishner (right) recently gave $250 to the SCC Foundation for an annual scholarship the organization sponsors. Accepting the check is Mary Otto Selzer, executive director of the SCC Foundation. more...
Last month, a group of Southwestern Community College students and staff members cleared garbage and materials from the sides of North River Road between Webster and Dillsboro. They filled 17 recycle bags and 10 regular bags in 1-1/2 hours as part of the Adopt-A-Highway program, an activity the group undertakes three to four times each year. All students who participated are in the Student Support Services (SSS) program at SCC. more...
Members of SCC’s Upward Bound Scholar Bowl team, which won second place at a recent statewide competition, included, from left: Heather Whitt of Swain High, Kristina Frady of Smoky Mountain High and Katlyn Brodnax of Franklin High. more...
Cameron Ponchot, an eighth grader at Swain Middle School, works with robotics equipment under the guidance of ConMet’s Mark Little during the inaugural manufacturing and STEM awareness event April 2 at the Swain Regional Business Education and Training Center. more...
Krystal Ledford, who recently completed SCC’s Detention Officer Training, works at the Clay County Detention Center. more...
John Faulk of Sylva works on a group project with other participants in the Dillsboro Business Plan Competition during a recent seminar at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. more...
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Upward Bound students from Cherokee High School who delivered care packages to Tsali Care Center in December included, from left: Autumn Payne, Laurel Welch and Ula Calhoun. more...
Anna Pierce (right) of Dillsboro adjusts the graduation cap on Kajol Patel of Cullowhee prior to Southwestern Community College’s commencement ceremony in December at the Jackson Campus. more...
Dean Christopoulos (center), owner and manager of Kostas restaurant in Dillsboro, presents an $850 check to Darlene Anderson (left), educational opportunities director at Southwestern Community College, and Mary Selzer, director of the SCC Foundation. more...
More than 200 students made the president’s list for the fall semester at Southwestern Community College, and 184 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. Following are the honorees: more...
Jackson County resident Tonya Hensley (in cap and gown) poses with husband Josh Banks (top) and daughters Tiffany (13) and Camille (11) Jan. 16 at Southwestern Community College’s GED® graduation ceremony. more...
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John Herrin (second from right) is sworn in as a member of Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees by Ann Melton (far left), Jackson County clerk of superior court. Also pictured are Dr. Don Tomas (second from left), SCC president, and Lambert Wilson, a fellow member of SCC’s board of trustees. more...
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Mike and Lisa Potts (below) have owned Nancy Tut’s Christmas Shop in Dillsboro since 1995. The Potts are co-presidents of the Dillsboro Merchants Association. more...
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Sylva native Jason Wilson will graduate from Southwestern Community College with an associate’s degree in electronics engineering technology on Friday, Dec. 13. This month at least, Friday the thirteenth is shaping up as a lucky day for Jason Wilson. more...
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Business Plan Competition (Training Opportunities & Time Line)To Pre-register, contact Tiffany Henry at 828-339-4211 or t_henry@southwesterncc.edu. Unless otherwise indicated, all training opportunities will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the SCC Macon Campus, Room 215. more...
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Southwestern Community College student Mandy Revis of Sylva works on a project in the recently renovated Medical Laboratory Technology classroom at SCC’s Jackson Campus. The MLT program will feature its remodeled facility during an open house on Tuesday, Nov. 19. more...
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Rob Gasbarro (left) and Cory McCall co-own Outdoor 76 in downtown Franklin. McCall will help work with aspiring business owners who participate in a competition that starts next month. more...
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Even with a 4.8 Grade Point Average (GPA) out of high school and a 3.8 at Southwestern Community College, Cullowhee resident Danielle Shomper wasn’t a lock to get in a Nursing degree program at SCC or Western Carolina University. more...
This spring, 12 students started Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) classes through Southwestern Community College’s Public Safety Training Center. more...
Fighting back tears and with voice shaking at times, Franklin resident Madison Brown told several dozen community leaders Tuesday evening how scholarship assistance from the Southwestern Community College (SCC) Foundation is helping her achieve her goal of becoming a paramedic despite a troubled childhood. more...
Earlier this month, Franklin Alderman Bob Scott spoke to Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus students about the First Amendment and the Freedom of Speech in honor of Constitution Day.  more...
Over the past decade, Bob Holt’s been renting vacation properties at two of North Carolina’s premier tourist destinations: the beaches and the mountains. more...
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When Cliff Burton moved to Franklin from St. Louis a couple of years ago, a good job was nowhere to be found. more...
Nineteen students made either the dean’s or president’s list over the summer. 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. Following are this summer’s lists: BUNCOMBE COUNTY President’s List Benjamin Crockett, Asheville CHEROKEE President’s List Windall Toineeta Gajjan Jasani JACKSON COUNTY President’s list Glen Buchanan, Webster Rachel Clements, Sylva April Crawford, Sylva Penny Patino, Sylva more...
Like many public safety officials, Todd Seagle had so much going last month that the thought of sitting through three days of leadership development training was a bit overwhelming. more...
The State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) Foundation has awarded scholarships to two area community college students.  more...
Reflecting on the first few years she spent as a notary public, Kitty Brendell wished someone would have prepared her for the tricky challenges that are inherent to the profession. more...
When Brittany Maney was 14, her fall from a Hayesville middle school cheerleading pyramid caused a lot of pain, fear and a rushed trip to the hospital in Murphy. more...
Like too many Western North Carolina residents, Jason Queen was without a job this time last year. more...
Rowan Stuart’s favorite kayak maneuver is called the “Phonix Monkey” and involves spinning the vessel on its bow like a pirouette for a full 360 degrees then flipping the boat end over end. There’s nothing easy about the trick, but Stuart’s ability to cleanly achieve it at high-level competitions is a big reason she’ll be competing in the Nantahala Freestyle World Championships that start Sept. 2 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center. more...
This time next year, health information professionals will be adjusting to an entirely new coding system known as “ICD-10.” Southwestern Community College is offering a course this fall to help prepare those working in the field for the changes ahead. more...
Some people hike the Appalachian Trail to clear their minds. Others make the exhausting walk from Georgia to Maine simply to challenge themselves. more...
Due to unfortunate events in places like Newtown, Conn., law enforcement agencies across the country have recognized a need to be more prepared than ever to protect students at school. more...
Tuesday night was an opportunity for Southwestern Community College’s General Equivalency Development (GED) and Adult High School (AHS) graduates to celebrate their accomplishments. more...
Keri Hatton (left) and Amber Millsaps Walker received their GED® diplomas on Tuesday, July 30, at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus. more...
Throughout his five-decade career as a land developer and general contractor, Alvin Kinkaid could look at a mountain and immediately visualize its possibilities. more...
When admissions officials at Purdue University started looking over Riley Shannon’s academic history, they promptly put in a call to Southwestern Community College to verify his application’s accuracy. more...
In a report released earlier this month, Southwestern Community College was one of four institutions statewide to exceed the North Carolina Community College System’s (NCCCS’s) mean in seven or more of the eight measures used to gauge annual performance. more...
Harrah's Cherokee Casino will hold a job fair at Southwestern Community College tomorrow (Wednesday, July 17) in the Burrell Building. It'll run from 1-4 p.m. More details on the flier below:   more...
Earlier this month, the Jackson County board of education approved the reappointment of Lambert G. Wilson more...
Before enrolling in Southwestern Community College’s Firefighter Academy, Sean Sullivan and Joshua Price helped  more...
In order to help unemployed area residents get a fresh start, Wells Fargo has donated $7,700 to Southwestern Community College. more...
Two outstanding Southwestern Community College students, Melody MacDonald and Andrew Timan, have received fall 2013 Western Carolina University Chancellor’s Achievement Awards.  Each award is a full scholarship that covers tuition and fees for two years.  It is presented to one or two transferring students each year, chosen by an SCC selection committee, from a very select pool of applicants with grade point averages of 3.75 or higher and successful completion of approximately 60 hours of transfer credit. more...
For students in the summer quilting class at Southwestern Community College, it’s not just about what they can get out of the course, it’s what they can do to give in the process.  Instead of getting started on their own projects, the students chose to dedicate a full session to creating squares for the Quilts of Valor Project.  more...
Southwestern Community College announced the President’s and Dean's lists for Spring 2013. To earn the honor of President’s List students must achieve and maintain a 3.85 Grade Point Average. Students with a GPA between 3.50 and 3.84 earn the honor of the Dean's List. To be eligible for either honor, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of courses under a curriculum program for the spring session and not have any incomplete or failing grades. PRESIDENT’S LISTAlexander Taylorsville:  Sharisse Triplett more...
Jeff Marley, the Fine and Heritage Arts Program Coordinator at Southwestern Community College (SCC), has been selected by the Sequoyah National Research Center for their 2013 Art Fellowship. more...
Diania McRae, Accounting Program Coordinator at SCC, has been appointed to the advisory board of the Southeastern Region of the American Accounting Association (SEAAA). The members of the advisory board were chosen by the president of the SEAAA, Dr. Lynn H. Clements, at the 2013 Annual SEAAA conference.  Dr. Clements stated that, “It is a well-rounded group that I believe represents us well.”  more...
SCC's New Century Scholars (NCS) program recently received a check for $1500 from the Duke Energy Foundation.  The check will support the NCS programs in Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.  The NCS program, which began in 1995, is a collaborative educational effort among public schools in the three counties and SCC.  The NCS program targets high potential students at the end of the 6th grade and provides extra support to those students through their middle and high school years and while enrolled at SCC.  Each identified student is guaranteed "last dollar" tuition assistance for two years a more...
with higher education institutions to provide Honors Program credit for students achieving excellence. more...
Southwestern Community College recently hosted the N.C. Auto Diesel Instructors’ Association (NCADIA) Spring meeting on the SCC Jackson Campus, which is the first time this event has been held in western North Carolina. Trainers from CDX Books Company and Snap-On Tools addressed current NCADIA issues and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) updates, as well as new diagnostics tools available this year. Advance Auto Parts also sponsored a Delphi Automotive Training session. More than 20 N.C. community colleges were represented at this two-day event. more...
SCC’s Medical Sonography Class of 2013 received their pins in a ceremony held on May 7 on the Jackson Campus. Pins and awards were presented by Debbie Eavenson, program coordinator. From left are Kendall Wilson, Katie Tart, John D. Hall, Kindra Manning, Bobbi Talley, Cayla Corum, and Stephanie Clayton. more...
Students of the SCC Advertising & Graphic Design (ADG) program recently presented their work at the annual ADG Portfolio Show.  Many of these students graduated this spring and will use these portfolios in their job searches. In attendance were SCC faculty and staff, parents, and potential employers. The Portfolio Show not only showcases the impressive work of the graduating students and launches their networking with prospective employers, but also reflects the success of the SCC Advertising & Graphic Design program. more...
SCC held its spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 7 in the Balsam Center Auditorium on the Jackson Campus. The largest graduating class to date—the 349 graduate candidates included 95 from Career Technologies, 110 from Arts and Sciences and 144 from Health Sciences (23 have double majors including one graduate with a quadruple major). Faculty speaker, Deanne Oppermann, chemistry instructor and the NCCCS Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient, gave an inspiring charge to the graduating students. more...
In a recent ceremony, the Southwestern Community College National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training class celebrated the accomplishments and graduation of the NPS-SLET Class #90. more...
Members of Southwestern Community College’s Associate Degree in Nursing Class of 2013 received their pins during a ceremony on May 2 on the Jackson Campus. more...
SCC's Radiography Class of 2013 received their pins on April 25 in a ceremony on the Jackson Campus. Pins and awards were presented by Meg Petty, program coordinator, and Kim Argo, clinical coordinator. From left, are (front) Kelly McLaughlin, Lyndsay Gragg, Abbey Yearick, Megan Barker, Bethany Steiert, and Carmen Wiggins; (back) Kimberly Justice, Aaron Smith, Justin Maney, Susan Bradshaw, and Natasha Clabern. more...
SCC’s Emergency Medical Science Class of 2013 was pinned during a 6 p.m. ceremony on the Jackson Campus Friday, May 3. SCC EMS program coordinators Eric Hester and Tony Belcher presented pins to, from left, (front) Bradley Hovis, Courtney Kicklighter, Kathryn Sasscer, Sara Chovanic, Bobbie Wood, Jennifer Slagle, Merinda Carr, Daniel Payton; (back) Allan Ange, Christopher McCoy, Mark Conner, Samuel Yates, and Kyle Dowling. more...
SCC's Physical Therapist Assistant Class of 2013 received their pins during a 6 p.m. ceremony May 1 on the Jackson Campus. SCC PTA program coordinator Diane Page and clinical coordinator Susan Kimel presented the pins and class awards. From left are (front row), Brailey Derreberry, Emily Ward, Michelle Baumgarner, Krystina Clayton, Josephine Miller; (back row) Desiree Tritt, Stephanie Loy, Dustin Marquart, Mareen Jablinske, Daniel Edwards, Brian McGrady. more...
The SCC Nursing Assistant Class of 2013 was pinned in a ceremony on April 29 on the Jackson Campus. SCC Nursing Assistant program coordinator Tneshia Richards presented pins to, from left, (back) Tony Heltsley, Eva Mashburn, Luis Huayamave, Terina Ledford; (front) Jennifer Walkingstick, Holly Poole, Dana Childers, Lutchi Huscusson, Maria Rubio, and Melody Milner. more...
Members of Southwestern Community College’s Health Information Technology Class of 2013 received their pins during a ceremony on May 6 on the Jackson Campus. Jackson: From left are (back) Sheri Kicklighter, Samantha Pettway, Kristen Wells; (front) Candace Threadgill and Joyce Brackett. more...
The SCC Respiratory Therapy Class of 2013 received their pins during an evening ceremony Monday, May 6, on the Jackson Campus. Erin Sterling, SCC Respiratory Care Program Coordinator, and Chris Cox, SCC respiratory therapy clinical instructor, presented the pins and awards. From left, are (back) Benjamin Miller, Charles Wells, Daniel Henson, Cody Blaylock, and Angela Stanley; (front) Laura Owens, Nathalie Head, Kayte Alexander, Katie Ferguson and Lisa Bradley. more...
SCC's Medical Assisting Class of 2013 received their pins in a ceremony on April 25 on the Jackson Campus. From left, are (kneeling) Heather Parton, Tera Milkey, Jesse Tippett, Ashley Ledford, and Rachel Calangan; (standing) Dianne Rowland, Courtney Coggins, Jessica Kanai, Crystal Shuler, Jeanette Apperson, Taryn Morris, Shanda Dendy, and Penny Patino. more...
Southwestern Community College’s New Century Scholars Program recently received a $500 donation from Macon Bank in Sylva to support students in Jackson County. The New Century Scholars Program began in 1995 as a collaborative educational effort among public schools in Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties and Southwestern Community College. The New Century Scholars Program targets high potential students at the end of the 6th grade and provides extra support to those students through their middle and high school years and while enrolled at SCC. more...
Grand-prize winner for attending Southwestern Community College’s Career Seminars is Donna McDaniel, a student in SCC’s Health Information Technology program was the happy winner of a laptop on Thursday, April 18. The laptop was donated to the SCC Foundation by Drake Enterprises. It was the grand prize awarded at the final 2012-2013 Career Seminar featuring nationally and internationally known guest speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, who presented “Open the Door to the Power of Connections,” a powerful energy-filled presentation on networking. more...
There were more than 260 participants and 55 employers at this year's Job Fair. more...
State Board of Community Colleges member, Mr. K. Ray Bailey, was the featured speaker during Southwestern Community College’s Academic Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 16, on the Jackson Campus. The 30th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony highlighted the academic achievements of more than 300 students including award nominees of NCCCS Academic Excellence, All USA Today, Dallas Herring, and Who’s Who Among Junior Colleges. more...
The Southwestern Community College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society held its spring induction of new members Thursday, April 18, in the Conference Center in the Conrad G. Burrell Building on the Jackson Campus. To qualify for membership a student must maintain a 3.5 grade point average for three consecutive semesters with a minimum of 12 credit hours and be selected by the teaching faculty from the top 20 percent within their degree, diploma or certificate program. more...
A big thank you to everyone who participated in or assisted with this year's Science Fair!  Congratulations to the winners: Grand Champion Melody MacDonald - Pesticides in Fruit Research 1st Place - Lindsey McGregor - Supercooling Water 2nd Place- Scott Ross - Artificial Blood 3rd Place- Scott Ross -  Radon in WNC Experimental 1st Place - Melody MacDonald - Pesticides in Fruit 2nd Place- Jessica Marshall - Surface Tension 3rd Place- John Roper - Sweet Spot more...
During the Spring Induction Ceremony on the Jackson Campus on Tuesday, April 2, twenty new members were inducted into Southwestern Community College’s Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) International Business Honor Society. ABG recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula and provides leadership opportunities. more...
Jesse Hart, president of the SCC Environmental Community Service Club, with batteries collected by the club for recycling.  Thanks to the efforts of the SCC community, we have collected over 50 pounds of batteries for recycling.  The club will be collecting batteries again on Tuesday, April 16 in the Balsam Lobby from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (and we plan to continue this project next fall, so keep saving batteries for us). more...
The spring 2013 ceremony inducting new members into the Southwestern Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society was held Monday, April 4, in the Norman K. Myers Auditorium, Balsam Center on the Jackson Campus. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education and is the official honor society for two-year colleges. more...
March 9, 2013 five students enrolled in Southwestern Community College’s Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) degree program attended a FUNFitness event in Charlotte, NC, sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Special Olympics, Inc. (SOI). The FUNFitness program was born out of the 1997 SOI Healthy Athlete Initiative to provide healthcare to athletes who may have otherwise been unable to receive specialized medical services. more...
Starting in the 2013 Fall semester (8/15 - 12/13), Southwestern Community College will be offering the first complete Health Sciences program at the Macon campus. Students will be able to complete their Human Services Technology (HST) AAS degree entirely in Franklin. more...
On Monday March 4, 2013 the Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted to officially adopt a new flag for Jackson County. As one of the last counties in the state of North Carolina without a flag, the county commissioners sent out a request for submissions from Jackson County Schools, Western Carolina University, and Southwestern Community College. Three SCC students who submitted their designs for consideration were named as finalists, and the winning design was created by SCC student, Jessica Waldron. The other SCC finalists were Alyssa Barnes and Jana Thompson. more...
On February 21, 2013, a ceremony was held on the Jackson Campus of Southwestern Community College to honor the most recent GED and Adult High School graduates. Dr. Don Tomas, SCC College President, congratulated the students and handed out certificates.  more...
The North Carolina Community College System is producing individual community college documentaries profiling the 58 NC Community Colleges in celebration of the System’s 50th Anniversary. Documentary segments are running weekly on UNC-TV, one a week from each of the 58 community colleges. Southwestern Community College is scheduled to air on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. on UNC TV NC Now. You can also visit http://video.unctv.org/program/nc-now/ to view our video as well as others that have aired. more...
Southwestern Community College announced the President’s and Dean's lists for Fall 2012. more...
Deanne Oppermann, chemistry instructor at Southwestern Community College (SCC) in Sylva, was named the recipient of the R.J. Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award for 2012-2013 by the North Carolina Community College System more...
In a recent ceremony, the Southwestern Community College National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training class celebrated the accomplishments and graduation of the NPS-SLET Class #89. more...
Southwestern Community College has been awarded a $1,250,000 grant under the Upward Bound Program from the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound is among seven Federal TRIO Programs that serve middle, high school, and college students with the goal of increasing postsecondary enrollment and completion.  Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students designed to encourage academic success in high school as well as college. more...
Southwestern Community College Health Sciences Division recently collected non-perishable food items to donate to the Manna Food Bank.  The drive generated over 2,100 items to help childhood hunger in Western North Carolina. more...
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Southwestern Community College has been awarded a $397,519 North Carolina Back-to-Work grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce. more...
It’s not too early to think about Christmas shopping! And what better way to do your Christmas shopping than by supporting local artisans? You can do both at the annual Mountain Shapes and Colors Art and Craft fair on Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Southwestern Community College’s Swain Center. more...
Students from Southwestern Community College will receive scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System.  The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. more...
All divisions of Southwestern Community College’s Health Sciences participated in a disaster drill involving a shooter on campus scenario. more...
In addition to our many student activities, including our first Health Fair in September, students have increasingly expressed interest in forming clubs and organizations on campus. Students are encouraged to form clubs and organizations to explore both personal and professional interests. SCC  has over twenty clubs and organizations already, but this will be the first at Macon Campus: the  Macon Campus Spanish Club. Spearheaded by several Macon Early College students, the club is well on its way to formation. more...
Retired educator Gary M. Shields has been reappointed to the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees by the Macon County Commissioners and the Jackson County Commissioners. more...
On September 20, 2012 the first biennial Health Fair was held at SCC's Macon Campus. Faculty and students arrived early to set up colorful, inventive, and informative displays and demonstrations. Students, faculty, staff, and community members attended and were able to take advantage of the information and services provided by SCC’s Allied Health Science students and faculty, as well as the Macon County Health Department. Thank you to all who participated to make this event such a tremendous success!  more...
Submissions are now being taken for the 2012-13 edition of Milestone, the biennial art and literary review published by Southwestern Community College.  Milestone is a publication that showcases the creative expressions of local writers and visual artists. The periodical is representative of the abundance of talent in the region and seeks to foster this creative potential by providing artists an opportunity to gain public awareness.      more...
Southwestern Community College developmental math faculty member Mary Bradley received the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from the North Carolina Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges (NCMATYC).  Bradley has been an educator for 33 years, serving students in middle school, high school and community college environments, including 17 years at SCC.  For the past two years, Bradley has served on a state committee that has redesigned the pre-college math curriculum for the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. more...
During the past year Southwestern Community College has awarded 303 General Education diplomas and 13 Adult High School diplomas. more...
As part of the Welcome Back to Campus for fall semester Thursday, Aug. 9, Southwestern Community College recognized employees and their contributions to state service. SCC President Don Tomas presented service pins and awards to those recognized. more...
Since Southwestern Community College opened its doors on December 1, 1964, six men have served as president.  Recently, four of the six presidents and several trustee members got together to talk about the college and its history.  more...
Southwestern Community College announces its graduates from Summer 2012: more...
Sylva attorney W. Paul Holt, Jr. was recently reappointed to Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees by the Jackson County Board of Education. more...
Conrad Burrell, retired Jackson County Register of Deeds, was recently reappointed to Southwestern Community College’s Board of Trustees by Governor Beverly Perdue. more...
Ms. Justyne L. Reese has received the fall 2012 Western Carolina University Chancellor’s Achievement Award for the outstanding Southwestern Community College student. more...
Southwestern Community College announced the President’s and Dean's lists for Spring 2012. more...
For the month of June, work from two local artists is on display at the Macon Campus of Southwestern Community College. more...
Drive One 4UR School was a huge success!  Andy Shaw Ford representatives present $6,000 Drive One 4UR School check to Jackson County Early College.  Over 300 people test drove one of 15 new Ford vehicles to make this fundraiser a success. more...
In a recent ceremony, the Southwestern Community College National Park Service – Seasonal Law Enforcement Training class celebrated the accomplishments and graduation of the NPS-SLET Class #88. more...
On May 8th Mr. Ivey was recognized at SCC's Commencement Ceremony for completing his Associate in Arts College Transfer more...
Southwestern Community College recently signed an Honors Program Memorandum of Understanding with UNC Asheville. This signing is the most recent in a series of partnerships Southwestern is cultivating with NC Senior Institutions to academically support high achieving SCC students. Dr. more...
Southwestern Community College’s Medical Assisting Class of 2012 received their pins in a ceremony May 8 on the Jackson Campus. more...
Members of SCC's Health Information Technology Class of 2012 received their pins during a luncheon ceremony May 7 on the Jackson Campus. more...
On Monday, April 30, 2012, the students of the Advertising & Graphic Design (ADG) program at Southwestern Community College presented their work at the 2012 ADG Portfolio Show.  Many of these students graduated this spring and will use these portfolios in their job searches. In attendance were SCC faculty and staff, parents, and potential employers. The Portfolio Show not only showcases the impressive work of the graduating students and launches their networking with prospective employers, but also reflects the success of the SCC Advertising & Graphic Design program. more...
Mathematics Instructor Mary Bradley encouraged students to strive for excellence. Bradley was the featured speaker during Southwestern Community College’s Academic Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 17, on the Jackson Campus. more...
Southwestern Community College Radiography Class of 2012 received their pins during a 7 p.m. ceremony on the Jackson Campus Friday, May 4. more...
Southwestern Community College Emergency Medical Science Class of 2012 was pinned during a 6 p.m. ceremony on the Jackson Campus Friday, May 4. more...
Southwestern Community College’s medical sonography program coordinator Debbie Green and director of clinical education Jennifer Forrester presented pins to the six members of their Class of 2012. more...
The Southwestern Community College physical therapist assistant Class of 2012 received their pins during a 6 p.m. ceremony May 3 on the Jackson Campus. more...
Fans lined the finish for the 2012 Ducks on the Tuck race, held Sunday April 29th. more...
The Grand Prize Champion of the 2012 SCC Science Fair... more...
Southwestern Community College respiratory therapy Class of 2012 received their pins during an evening ceremony Wednesday, May 2, on the Jackson Campus. more...
Natalie Bucki is the display artist for the month of May at the Macon Campus of Southwestern Community College.  more...
A spring 2012 ceremony inducting new members into the Southwestern Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society  more...
The Southwestern Community College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society held its spring induction of new members Thursday, April 19, in the Bradford Conference Center at the Jackson Campus. more...
During tonight’s (April 12) Spring Induction Ceremony on the Jackson Campus, new members were inducted into Southwestern Community College’s Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG) International Business Honor Society. more...
SCC student Samantha Brehm of Cullowhee has been selected for the NC Community College System Student Leadership Development Program.  more...
SCC's Medical Assisting and Culinary Arts clubs raised $2850 in a spaghetti dinner benefit March 23 for 10-year old Riley Schwalm, who was just diagnosed with leukemia. more...
SCC Student Support Services representatives travel to UNC-Wilmington to discuss Honors Program participation. more...
Marc Copeland, SCC Medical Laboratory Technology student, has been awarded the Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics-American Society of Clinical Pathology scholarship. more...
SCC Macon Early College student Andrew Mershimer appears right there on the big screen in “The Hunger Games” movie.    more...
SCC President Don Tomas signs his name to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 31, from 8:30-9:30 p.m.  more...
Internationally certified coach, speaker and business development expert Meridith Elliott Powell will share her customized version of Mastering the Workplace in SCC's final career seminar of the semester. more...
Sean Meagher could have used his GI Bill to attend any college or university in North Carolina but he chose SCC because he liked the feel of it. more...
Why Salespeople Don’t Worry during Hard Times  more...
Juanita Wilson, SCC's program director for The Right Path (“Du-yu tv-i)  Adult Leadership Program, has been selected to the national Circle of Leadership Academy. more...
Former SCC Upward Bound student Daniel Sevigny, Director of Restorative Justice for Rowan County, directs an initiative that has just been ranked number one in the nation. more...
Personal enrichment classes starting April 2 include iPhone basics, digital camera techniques, quilting concepts and conversational Spanish. more...
Ashley Vanden Heuvel of Haywood County, a March 9 graduate of SCC's Basic Law Enforcement Training Class, was awarded the Lt. Ellith McFalls Basic Law Enforcement Training Scholarship. more...
Think your circumstances prevent you from returning to college after you’ve been out a while? more...
“Go out and seek the truth to bring about justice,” retired Franklin Police Chief Terry Bradley told graduates of SCC's Basic Law Enforcement Training Class # 68. more...
A free Small Business Operations seminar will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Room 117 Founders Hall on SCC's Jackson Campus. more...
If the key to finding a job is networking, don’t miss SCC's Job Fair Thursday, March 29, on the Jackson Campus. more...
SCC will become a tobacco-free college on May 9. more...
Front page of this week's Sylva Herald... more...
While visiting the Macon Campus Wednesday, Feb. 29, SCC President Don Tomas learns about Macon Early College Word Savers Team placing second in the first Community Spelling Bee. more...
During the first Live Feed on the Jackson Campus, SCC President Don Tomas chats with students, faculty and staff. more...
SCC took the lead role in accreditation of the National Park Service's Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program. more...
High school students throughout the area gathered on the Jackson Campus Friday for SCC Future Students Open House. more...
Mitch Fischer has been appointed as SCC's next Dean of Health Sciences. more...
In March, two free seminars for entrepreneurs will be offered by Southwestern Community College. more...
SCC Upward Bound student Sean Nilan of Franklin received the Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Award of Excellence. more...
SCC carpentry instructor Derek Oetting and his students at Swain County High School are up in the air over their latest project. more...
For assistance filing your FAFSA, attend FAFSA Day at SCC on Saturday, Feb. 18. more...
SCC took second place in the 2012 Upward Bound Scholars' Bowl held at St. Augustine's College Feb. 4. more...
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At the NC Excellence in Community College Awards Darrin Bark will represent not only SCC but the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts. more...
Cheryl Davids retired from Central Carolina Technical College Jan. 17 and on Jan. 23 she plunged right into her new position as Dean of SCC's Macon Campus. more...
The glass panels installed on the new Burrell Building feature tempered glass for strength and safety and polarization to reduce emissions. more...
Southwestern Community College announced the President’s and Dean's lists for Fall 2011. To earn the honor of President’s List students must achieve and maintain a 3.85 Grade Point Average. Students with a GPA between 3.50 and 3.84 earn the honor of the Dean's List. more...
It’s officially happened! Southwestern Community College has its first honors class.Vance Waggener made his Calculus III class an honors class. more...
Creating Success with Ken Rhoades more...
Instant Piano, spinning, quilting, woodworking, computer basics and Fight Like a Girl will all be offered this February. more...
SCC and Macon County JobLink Career Center have joined forces to provide a “one-stop shop” for people who are looking for a job and want to enhance their career skills. more...
SCC partners with Rural Center to make loans of up to $25,000 available for rural businesses. more...
Among the 115 graduates Dec. 13 were mom, Linda McIntosh, and son, Joseph Moore, both of Webster, and sisters, Amanda Barnes and Karen Reed, both of Sylva. more...
Commencement speaker Dale Hall told graduates, “What you have learned here at SCC is important because it will change the lives of others." more...
Southwestern Community College held its fall commencement ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 13, with 115 students graduating. more...
Picking up the slack for an aging Santa, Matt Cass' physics students design and test aerial prototype. more...
Student Support Services awarded supplemental TRIO Grants for Fall 2011. more...
SCC graduates 29 in National Park Service-Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Class of # 87 more...
Faculty and staff gathered Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, to share holiday cheer and enjoy a holiday buffet prepared by the culinary students. more...
Mathew Cass, SCC physics instructor, attended the Instructional Strategies for Introductory Physics Workshop at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. more...
A free seminar on Small Business Financials will be held Monday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SCC's Macon Campus. more...
New members were inducted into the SCC Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. more...
Print work, weaving, pottery, drawings, fabric, tile and woodwork were among the featured art at the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts Student Show and Open House Dec. 5. more...
Southwestern Community College Chorale presented A Southwestern Christmas Thursday evening, Dec. 1, in Myers Auditorium on the Jackson Campus. more...
As the new year approaches, a new leadership takes over at SCC as Conrad Burrell, chairman of the SCC Board of Trustees for the past 11 years, hands over the chairmanship to Terry Bell. more...
The culinary department concluded its series of international luncheons Wednesday, Nov. 30, by bringing it home with an American Regional Cuisine. more...
Sharon Grasty, executive assistant to the President, was honored for her 34 years of service to SCC during a retirement celebration Monday, Nov. 28. more...
Former student June Tassillo completed the real estate industry’s most comprehensive training in the use of the U.S. Government’s FHA 203k Home Purchase and Renovation Loan program. more...
Receive intensive hands-on instruction in Forest Farming in the Mountains during a two-day workshop Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4. more...
Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts will host its annual Open House and Student Show Reception from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 5. more...
The Southwestern Community College Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society held the fall induction of new members Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Bradford Conference Center at the Jackson Campus. more...
Southwestern Community College hosted the District 8 Health Occupations Students of America Friday, Nov. 18, on the Jackson Campus. more...
Wednesday's Connecting Generations: Traditional to Modern Native American program celebrated November as Native American Month. more...
A free seminar on Technology in Small Business will be held Monday, Nov. 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. more...
More than 75 gamers turned out for SCC's National Gaming Day 11-11-11. more...
It was quite a race and the animals were running neck and neck right up until the very end. more...
Thursday’s Veteran’s Day program honoring SCC veterans was held on the Jackson Campus and streamed live to the Macon Campus. more...
As part of celebrating November as Native American Month, Southwestern Community College’s Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts is hosting a Cherokee Baskets Show in its gallery on Tribal Bingo Road. more...
During the Nov. 8 Fall Induction Ceremony new members were inducted into Southwestern Community College’s Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society. more...
Students from Oconaluftee Institute of Cultural Arts put their hands on some of the oldest forms of Cherokee Art during a white glove tour of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. more...
What does it mean to be a Native American? See student interpretations through artwork at the upcoming Native American Expo. more...
With a rainbow of colors, Rowan Stuart took top place in the costume judging at ShocktoberFest. more...
WCU joins with community colleges in new articulation agreements more...
All divisions of Southwestern Community College’s Health Sciences participated in a disaster drill involving a mock school bus wreck on the Jackson Campus Friday, Oct. 28. more...
The walkway has been laid from the Burrell Building to Founders parking lot. more...
At Wednesday’s Chinese Cuisine Sharon Grasty discovers that orchids are not only a colorful garnish but a colorful, fresh taste as well. more...
Jackson County Clerk of Court Ann Melton swore in Gary M. Shields Tuesday night, Oct. 25, as the newest member of the Southwestern Community College Board of Trustees. more...
Using ultrasound, Southwestern Community College sonography student Jasmine Free checks the blood flow of English instructor Delphia Birchfield’s carotid artery for any narrowing or blockage. more...
Southwestern Community College’s Medical Assisting program joined the national effort to celebrate National Medical Assistants Week Oct. 17-21. more...
“Our local institutions-Western Carolina University and Southwestern Community College- need more of a physical presence on the Qualla Boundary,” Gloria Rattler and others voiced during a forum Thursday, Oct. 20, at Cherokee Central School more...
The Jackson County Board of Education honored Raylene Bryson, principal of the Jackson County Early College, as Jackson County's Principal of the Year. more...
Photographs from Oct. 15 Car and Bike Show now available. more...
The Physical Therapist Assistant team of Adrienne Lindley of Tuckasegee, Andrew Roth of Canton and Josh Helms of Sapphire won the $300 first-place prize in today’s (Oct. 13) Quiz Bowl. more...
A free seminar on Technology in Small Business was held Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. more...
The top three winning teams are shown for SCC's Foundation Golf Tournament. more...
Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton, key player in creating North Carolina's early college system, visited the Jackson Campus and Early College Monday. more...
SCC's annual Car and Bike Show fund raiser is set Saturday, Oct. 15. more...
Students and faculty of Southwestern Community College’s Outdoor Leadership program placed in the 36th Annual Outdoorsman Triathlon. more...
From the Sept. 29 Macon County News more...
From Sept. 29 Sylva Herald more...
Culinary students presented French Cuisine more...
From Sept. 28 Smoky Mountain News more...
Register now for Oct. 5 fund-raising golf tournament at Sequoyah National. more...
SCC joins Western Carolina University in a strategic planning process with first community meeting Monday, Sept. 26. more...
Basic Law Enforcement Training Class #67 graduated Friday, Sept. 23, during ceremonies in Franklin. more...
Critical incident DRILL involved mutliple shooters on campus. more...
Rachel "Moe" Runyan was honored Thursday, Sept. 22, as a Master in the Art of Nursing at a ceremony in Georgia. more...
The State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $5,000 scholarships to Timothy Buchanan and Justin Maney. more...
Jodie Waldroup has received the Western Carolina University Chancellor’s Achievement Award for the outstanding Southwestern Community College student. more...
Free seminar on Business Use of Your Home will be held Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at SCC's Macon Campus. more...
Large turnout for Sept. 19 College Fair! Link here to Facebook photographs. more...
SCC celebrated Constitution and Citizenship Day today with Jackson Campus program streamed live to Macon Campus. more...
The environmentally-responsible initiatives that Southwestern is using in its new Burrell Building are featured in the August edition of The College Store magazine. more...
Here's an Art Contest for the upcoming Native American Expo in November more...
Photographs from Sept. 8 Macon Campus Welcome Back now available more...
In a partnership with the Jackson County Green Energy Park, Southwestern Community College will offer several glass and glass-blowing classes this month using sustainable energy. more...
Jan Revis, right, financial services officer at First Citizens Bank, presents a $500 check from the bank to Sonja Haynes, left, Southwestern Community College executive director of business and institutional development, for the college’s New Century Scholars program. more...
Connie Haire, vice president for Macon Campus and development, retired in July after serving 25 years at the college. more...
Now that we are back in the swing of fall semester, let’s help you become familiar with some of the services we offer you through our Career Center. more...
Congrats to our successful students who made the President's and Dean's List more...
New web cam installed on Jackson Early College Building to view Burrell Building construction more...
Introducing David Myers- our new Automotive Systems Technology Program Coordinator. more...
Link to Welcome Back pix on our Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/media/set/?set=a.274237512588829.82... more...
Ceramic sculpture artist Jenny Mastin's work now featured @ the Oconaluftee Institute for Cultural Arts Gallery in Cherokee. more...
Throwing Yarn and Building Connections part of Aug. 26 Educational Opportunities Summit more...
Here's link to the Aug. 24 UNC TV program NC Now dealing with proposed community college merger more...
Amy Russ joins us this fall as our Developmental English Instructor. more...
Helping Students Succeed topic of first Fireside Chat @ Macon Campus more...
Asheville Tourists honor SCC Night @ McCormick Field more...
A free seminar on Small Business Taxes will be held Thursday, Sept. 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Southwestern Community College’s Macon Campus. more...
Southwestern employees are recognized for their contributions to state service. more...
Medical Assisting Club's Crohn's Awareness Walk Saturday a huge success! more...
Don Tomas greets customers and serves as host during yesterday’s Full Spectrum luncheon benefit. more...
Student Support Services director Cheryl Contino-Conner involves new students at Southwestern Community College in a flash mob. more...
Register for Fall 2011 curriculum classes. more...
Dr. Donald Tomas of Aledo, Texas has been serving as our sixth president since July! more...
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