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.
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.
The dozens of civil servants who descended on Southwestern Community College’s Public Safety Training Center (SCC-PSTC) on July 30 represented a wide range of agencies at the federal, state and local levels.
For the second straight year, Southwestern Community College was among a handful of institutions statewide to exceed the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) average in seven or more of the eight measures used to gauge annual performance.
The final product from Southwestern Community College’s first home brewing class turned out so good that professional brewer Clark Williams took bottles from each batch home and shared them with his wife.
Counting his elected seat on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners and his voluntary work on oversight boards with a variety of organizations, Mark Jones was – in his own words – close to being “boarded up.”
Southwestern Community College officials are taking measures to remove lead and to prevent the potential for new contamination upon receiving results of recent water and soil testing at the college’s firing range in Dillsboro.
They represent a wide range of programs and hail from all over Western North Carolina, but the 35 Southwestern Community College students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on April 28 have several key attributes in common.
As part of ongoing efforts to enhance the firing range in Jackson County, Southwestern Community College has reached out to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) to ensure the college is complying with state guidelines, policies and procedures regarding its firing range in Jackson County.
After nearly two years of intense coursework and clinical rotations, nine graduating students in Southwestern Community College’s radiography program received their pins in a ceremony on May 1 at the Jackson Campus.
In order to help more students have the opportunity to earn a college education, state representative Joe Sam Queen recently gave $2,000 to the Student Success Campaign at Southwestern Community College.
Queen made the donation in memory of his cousin, Mary Jane Queen, a Jackson County musician who passed away in 2007.
Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program recently received a Master Automobile Service Technology accreditation – the highest level of achievement recognized by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).