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.
Thanks to the generosity of faculty and staff, SCC is now offering a one-year, tuition-and-fees scholarship in addition to other prizes at its 50th anniversary open house celebration that starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Jackson Campus.
A record number of 75 employers have committed to attend Southwestern Community College's 21st annual Job Fair on the Jackson Campus Thursday, March 26, for students, alumni and members of the community to connect with employers in the area.
A panel of area business owners will discuss various forms of technology and the best ways to use them during a seminar entitled “BEE Technologically Equipped” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on March 24 at Drake Education Center in Franklin.
Southwestern offers the only outdoor leadership associate degree program in the southeast, and the strong relationship the program has with Western Carolina University’s Parks & Recreation Management program eased Dustin Wilson's transfer to WCU after graduating in 2003.
Currently in its 50th year, Southwestern Community College serves Jackson, Macon, Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary in such a myriad of ways that its value can be especially challenging to measure.
Due to recent inclement weather conditions, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center and the Macon County Certified Entrepreneurial Community postponed the year’s first Business Enhancement Experience (BEE) seminar.
Rubi Guadarrama is an extraordinary student at Southwestern Community College. She will receive an Associate in Arts degree in May and wants to study social work at a four-year college such as Western Carolina University or Mars Hill.
As has been the case throughout its 50-year history, Southwestern Community College is once again seeking to connect the community’s needs with available resources – this time through an inaugural Volunteer Fair.
After starting the Business Enhancement Experience (BEE) last fall, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center is partnering with Macon County Certified Entrepreneurial Community to resume the series with four sessions starting Feb. 17 in Macon County.