Building on the success of last year’s fundraising gala, the Southwestern Community College Foundation will host a “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling” event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Dr. Don Tomas (left), president of SCC, and Brett Woods (right), director of the SCC Foundation, accept Pepsi-Cola of Whittier’s gift from Travis Ashe (Center), area manager.
Pepsi-Cola of Whittier recently gave $5,000 for student scholarships.
Whether competing in a national quiz bowl or engaging in conversation on a random school day, Noah Jones frequently amazed his Southwestern Community College instructors with his intellect while working toward his associate degree in respiratory therapy.
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is offering a free seminar to assist existing and aspiring small craft business owners entitled “How to Sell on Etsy: Turn Your Passion Into A Business on Etsy!!” by Nick Hawks from 2-5 p.m. on June 23 in the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson campus.
Clayton Slade, a recent summa cum laude graduate of Southwestern Community College’s Outdoor Leadership program, won the grand prize for SCC’s annual career seminar series – an initiative to prepare students for job searches and professional success.
Students enrolled in Southwestern Community College's Cement Trade at the LBJ Job Corps recently completed a community enhancement project at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Complex (PSTC) in Franklin.
Name: Joshua Jenkins
Program:Associates in Arts Degree; I am considering double
majoring in History and Spanish.
Graduation: May 2016
Q1) What motivates you to continue and excel at SCC in spite of circumstances you may face?
There’s nothing unusual about neighboring mountain high schools competing for supremacy inside a local gymnasium, but the competition that took place last month at Cherokee High School’s auxiliary gym wasn’t your typical interscholastic contest.
For nine years, Gary Dunlap was content with working at the Liberty Bell historic site, in his native Philadelphia, as an armed security guard for a private contractor that had been hired by the National Park Service.
Throughout his life, Jeff Cloer was always inspired by his mother’s dedication to the young children in her care as a director of Macon County’s HeadStart program and also as a kindergarten and first grade teacher.
Tiffany Henry, director of Southwestern Community College’s Small Business center will be hosting three seminars in Jackson, Macon, and Swain counties entitled “Put Veterans to Work for Your Business.”
“If you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world,” said Erin Gruwell, teacher and award-winning novelist of “The Freedom Writers Diary”.
As eager as job-seekers may have been to find a job during Southwestern Community College’s Job Fair, employers like Buddy Johnson of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were every bit as passionate about finding some quality candidates to fill open positions.
In his dual role as Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal for North Carolina, Wayne Goodwin is keenly aware of the relationship between quality firefighter training and low insurance rates for area homeowners.
The Spanish Club and ESL class at Southwestern Community College and the Intensive English program at Western Carolina University will be hosting a Festival of Colors open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. May 2, at the Cullowhee Rec Park to celebrate the diversity of cultures.
Karena Mason of Franklin won the grand prize of a full-year scholarship at Southwestern Community College’s 50th anniversary open house celebration and scholarship scavenger hunt Friday, April 10, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.