News & Announcements

October 2018

Female student speaks into a microphone, asking candidates a question.
October 19, 2018
Election season is upon us, and students at Southwestern Community College are excited to be a part of the action.
Graphic of a telescope in the foreground; stars in the background
October 16, 2018
Event is set for 6-10 p.m., at Bridge Park in Sylva.
Student shows off the program's current ultrasound machine
October 9, 2018
Our Medical Sonography program has a shot at winning a new ultrasound machine
Lady stands outdoors in front of an evergreen tree.
October 8, 2018
Diane E. Sherrill, a Southwestern Community College graduate and local attorney, will present the seminar.
Student gives massage to man lying on table.
October 8, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Therapeutic Massage program will offer an advanced clinic on Tuesdays.
Man, with laptop in front of him, sits at desk and speaks to a group.
October 5, 2018
A leading authority on building a positive digital presence offers five seminars from Oct. 16-17.
pta students
October 4, 2018
October is National Physical Therapy month, and college students in Jackson County have decided they want to celebrate by serving their community.
Man and woman stand in front of a PEAK banner.
October 4, 2018
SCC will host its Fall Job Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the college’s Macon Campus.

September 2018

Two men hold up their right hands and place left hands on bible held by a third man. A fourth man reads pledge from a sheet of paper.
September 28, 2018
Ken Henke and Jeremy Hyatt of Sylva were recently sworn in for their terms on our Board of Trustees.
space center
September 27, 2018
Shooting for the stars can be done a little closer to home.
Man and woman celebrate in front of the stage during the gala.
September 20, 2018
This year's fundraiser, which was held Aug. 25 in Cherokee, netted more than $72,000.
Brett Woods
September 19, 2018
CFRE International has named Brett L. Woods as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). 
massage giving
September 18, 2018
Southwestern Community College wants to help you take ownership of your health this fall at the annual health fair.
September 18, 2018
Congratulations to all. 
Three men and a woman stand in front of US and NC flags inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
September 14, 2018
Mark Jones and Vance Davidson were sworn in for their new terms on July 24.
Three men and a woman stand beside a kayak outside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus in Sylva.
September 12, 2018
Phil and Connie Haire recently donated a kayak to SCC's Outdoor Leadership Program.
Artist's rendering of the new building, shown at night, three story structure with several parking spots out front.
September 10, 2018
The Economic Development Administration has awarded a grant worth $2,015,395 to SCC and Jackson County.
New sign is pictured from the parking lot.
September 7, 2018
A pair of new entry signs are now in place on our Jackson Campus.

August 2018

Cover art for book
August 28, 2018
Calling all artists, writers, poets and local creatives: This is your chance to show off your craft!
Teacher smiling
August 28, 2018
No one wants to think about what it might be like to have a school shooting in a rural mountain community like Franklin or Otto. But if ever a worst-case scenario transpires, everyone involved will be glad they planned ahead.
August 28, 2018
Woman pictured in front of U.S. flag
August 24, 2018
Our Small Business Center will be hosting a HUBZone/Federal Certification Opportunities seminar this fall.
Man poses for portrait indoors
August 24, 2018
Our Small Business Center will host three luncheons this fall with ACTIVATE's CEO.
August 19, 2018
Woman dances at last year's gala
August 17, 2018
The Bluegrass, Blue Jeans and Bling gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.
Dog and officer
August 14, 2018
For Conner Wilson, a career in public safety was always a calling.
Woman stands outdoors on SCC's Jackson Campus
August 13, 2018
Recent graduate Yesenia Navarro received the WCU Chancellor's Achievement Award.
Four men stand outside on SCC's Jackson Campus.
August 10, 2018
SCC will be offering an eight-hour “Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving class” and the “Alive at 25” four-hour class.

July 2018

girl receiving diploma
July 24, 2018
Self-doubt. Uncertainty. Apprehension. Before starting High School Equivalency preparation classes, Cheyenne McCoy of Cherokee felt all those emotions. She then conquered them – with the help of Southwestern Community College’s College and Career Readiness instructors.
nursing class of 2018
July 24, 2018
Thirty-seven graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Nursing program were honored during a May 9 pinning ceremony at a pinning ceremony on Jackson Campus.
eight officials sitting
July 24, 2018
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) and Southwestern Community College (SCC) in Sylva are partnering to increase the number of students transferring to and graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. SCC will be the 11th community college to partner with C-STEP and Carolina.
Woman holds For Sale sign
July 23, 2018
A course that prepares students for the educational requirement for the N.C. Real Estate Broker License starts Aug. 21, at the SCC Jackson Campus.
Graduate wearing blue robe and cap stands receives certificate from man wearing suit and tie.
July 16, 2018
Five students recently graduated from our Project SEARCH® program
Nurse wearing scrubs and stethoscope stands in hospital hallway.
July 16, 2018
A new program has been established to support the clinical education of nurses and certified nursing aides in the region.
Four graduates
July 14, 2018
More than 400 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates.

June 2018

June 30, 2018
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June 28, 2018
June 28, 2018
Boy graduating
June 27, 2018
Only one in 30 applicants for Tesla Motors is offered a position. Recent SCC graduate Dakoda Hall recently became one of those few to make the cut. After seeing an open position online at Tesla Motor’s Gigafactory in Nevada, Hall decided he would take the chance and apply. He earned his associate degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in May.
Portrait of Paul Holt
June 19, 2018
A memorial was held on our Jackson Campus for founding Trustee W. Paul Holt, Jr.
five students sitting
June 19, 2018
On Friday, April 27, Dr. Cheryl Davids and Kristan Blanton from Southwestern Community College took several students on a unique trip to Atlanta. Among the stops on their trip were the Martin Luther King,Jr. historical sites, where students were able to visit where he lived, worshipped, and played. The students viewed MLK artifacts up-close and heard childhood stories of the famous minister. For lunch the students were able to dine inside the CNN Center. The students were in awe of the pure size and busyness of the CNN Center.
radiographers working
June 19, 2018
SYLVA – Six graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Radiography program were honored during a May 10 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus. Graduated from the program are: Shelby Crisp of Murphy, Aleisha Evans of Waynesville, Hannah Holder of Robbinsville, Cody Wang of Franklin, Daniel Trantham of Clyde, and Danae Woodard of Franklin.
car with hood open
June 14, 2018
One of the past winning cars, a 1955 Chevy 210, at the Automotive club’s car show. For the sixth straight year, Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Club will hold its annual car show in conjunction with the Mountain High BBQ Festival.
June 14, 2018
Everyone loves a great comeback story, and Stephen Steen is no exception. A student in the Substance Abuse Treatment program at Southwestern Community College, Steen recently paired his passion for helping those in recovery, with his dream of a career in talk radio to launch his new podcast called NC Recovery All Ways (NC RAW).
Man speaks from a podium.
June 4, 2018
Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, served as guest speaker as more than 250 students were honored.
Man and woman hold a cardboard box that contains a flat-screen TV.
June 4, 2018
Macon County raised the most money and took home the Ducks on the Tuck Trophy.

May 2018

People interacting at job fair
May 30, 2018
Macon County Public Library was one of four different locations that hosted the Regional Job Fair series.
Instructor applies pin to a student's shirt
May 24, 2018
The theme for this year’s Human Services Technology program was “Love. Grow. Serve.”
Male student wearing goggles stands beside an automobile that is on a large mechanized jack.
May 24, 2018
The Automotive Systems Technology program at Franklin High School has received recertification of accreditation.


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