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.
Maintaining the standard of success set by last year’s respiratory therapy students at Southwestern Community College, Kasey Wilson of Cullowhee recently was named a Jim Whitley Memorial Scholarship recipient.
Over the summer, Tiffany Henry of Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center and Sarah Thompson of Southwestern Commission graduated from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI) - an intensive, three-month training program for leaders in rural communities.
If you’ve ever wondered what type of healthcare organizations, programs and opportunities exist in Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary, Southwestern Community College’s annual Health Fair is an opportunity to find out.
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar entitled “How to Find Your Customers” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to help area small businesses fine-tune their marketing strategies.
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will present a free, three-hour course entitled “Financing Your Business” for aspiring entrepreneurs at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Jackson Campus.
When National Park Service officials increased Seasonal Law Enforcement Training from 400 hours to 650, they decided to use Southwestern Community College’s Public Safety Training Center as the pilot program for the new regimen.
Thirty middle and rising high school students from Cherokee Central Schools learned about the wide variety of health sciences career possibilities earlier this summer by exploring Southwestern Community College.
Beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 15, Southwestern Community College will offer a professional office management course designed to help participants find employment in an office environment or enhance skills in their current jobs.
Due to the ongoing nature of multiple construction projects on and around the Jackson Campus, Southwestern Community College officials encourage faculty, staff, students and visitors to check the college’s website and social media outlets for updates before fall semester classes start on Monday, Aug. 17.
Thanks to a significant contribution from presenting sponsor Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and the generosity of more than 180 attendees on July 25, the Southwestern Community College Foundation’s “Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling” gala yielded more than $51,000 that will be used to create the $1 million endowed Student Success fund.
Amy Russ, a Developmental English Instructor at SCC, was recently certified as a Developmental Education Specialist from the Kellogg Institute - one of the most prestigious credentials in the field of developmental education.
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.