News & Announcements

May 2015

Photo of Taylor Wachacha, Keith Hackler and Nick Abbott
Thursday, May 21,2015
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.
Photo of Kevin Tafoya
Thursday, May 21,2015
Student of the Week: Kevin Tafoya
Photo of Mitch Boudrot and Gary Dunlap
Thursday, May 21,2015
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.
Photo of Dr. Don Tomas, Jeff Cloer and Brett Woods
Thursday, May 21,2015
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.
Photo of Martin Brossman
Thursday, May 21,2015
Online marketing and social media business coach Martin Brossman will present two seminars for Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center.
Photo of SBC logo
Thursday, May 21,2015
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.”
Photo of Taylor Rogers
Thursday, May 21,2015
Few industries have enjoyed more explosive growth in recent years than the craft brewing business.
Photo of Ducks on the Tuck
Wednesday, May 20,2015
Why would anyone want to adopt a tiny rubber duck that’ll soon be floating down the Tuckasegee River?
Photo of Craft Sell-a-Bration Class
Wednesday, May 20,2015
On June 2, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will host a “Craft Sell-a-Bration” from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Burrell Building on the Jackson campus. 
Photo of Ducks on Tuck
Monday, May 18,2015
Why would anyone want to adopt a tiny rubber duck that’ll soon be floating down the Tuckasegee River?
Photo of Nancy Stephens and Dianne Lindgren
Monday, May 18,2015
After briefly consulting with a client, Nancy Stephens zeroes in on the specific location of discomfort.
Photo of Ducks on the Tuck
Friday, May 08,2015
Why would anyone want to adopt a tiny rubber duck that’ll soon be floating down the Tuckasegee River in Swain County?
Photo of Seth Tate
Friday, May 08,2015
 “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”.
Photo of Marc Parks and Dr. Thom Brooks
Wednesday, May 06,2015
Hard work and long hours never bothered Marc Parks.
Photo of Marilou Rathbone
Wednesday, May 06,2015
Student of the Week: 5/4/2015  
Photo of  Buncombe County honorees at SCC’s academic awards ceremony
Friday, May 01,2015
More than 285 of Southwestern Community College’s top students were recognized in an academic awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 14.

Apr 2015

Photo of Buddy Johnson
Monday, April 27,2015
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.
Phot o of Wayne Goodwin
Monday, April 27,2015
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.
Photo of SCC Spanish Club members
Monday, April 27,2015
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.
Photo of David Myers (left) and students Tyler James (center) and Logan Mathis
Monday, April 27,2015
Southwestern Community College’s sustainable technology class spent Earth Day learning about electric cars with the eco-friendly 2015 Chevrolet Volt.
Photo of PTK Table
Monday, April 27,2015
Twenty-four Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Monday, April 13, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Photo of Debbie Cumbie
Monday, April 27,2015
Debbie Cumbie has been named Student of the Week 
Photo of Jackson County residents who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on April 6 at Southwestern Community College include, from left: Ginger Smith of Balsam, Destiny Ferra-Martin of Glenville, James Howe of Cullowhee, Jake Coburn of Cullowhee, William C. Greer of Sylva and Brooke Fountain of Sylva. Not pictured are Debra Cumbie of Dillsboro, Forrest Fernandes of Sylva, Kelly Hare of Sylva, Erik Monsrud of Sylva, Rebecca Morgan of Tuckasegee, Marc Parks of Cashiers and Alicia Rogers-
Thursday, April 23,2015
Forty Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Monday, April 6, on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Photo of Cody Rodgers
Wednesday, April 22,2015
Student of the Week: 4/20/2015
Photo of Karena Mason
Tuesday, April 14,2015
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.
Photo of Bella Weeks
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Student of the Week: 4/13/2015
Photo of SCC Small Business Center Logo
Sunday, April 12,2015
Would you like to increase your bottom line and have happier customers who are fiercely loyal to you and promote your business without you even asking?
Students in Southwestern Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program undergo a class activity earlier this academic year.
Wednesday, April 08,2015
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.
Photo of Leighton Birchard
Tuesday, April 07,2015
Student of the Week: 3/30/2015:  Leighton Birchard

Mar 2015

Photo of fMiranda Partington
Tuesday, March 31,2015
Student of the Week: 3/26/2015 Name: Miranda Partington
Photo of Bobby Price (right) and students Ryan Younce (left) and Jesse Peavy examine an engine in Franklin High School’s automotive lab.
Thursday, March 26,2015
Southwestern Community College and Franklin High School annually work together to expand senior students’ real-world experience by collaborating on senior projects.
Photo of Deborah Aiton
Thursday, March 26,2015
Starting April 9, Southwestern Community College is offering a hands-on workshop to help retirees develop a roadmap for the new chapter in their lives.
Monday, March 23,2015
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.
Photo of Scott Buttery
Saturday, March 21,2015
“Keep your hands where I can see ‘em!”
Photo of Debra Green of Luxury Therapeutics
Monday, March 16,2015
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.
Photo of Brett Woods
Monday, March 16,2015
Southwestern Community College has hired Brett Woods to serve as director of the SCC Foundation.
Photo of SCC's 50th Anniversary Logo
Monday, March 16,2015
 “Getting Paid to Talk,” a single-evening introduction to the world of voice overs, will be offered by Southwestern Community College from 5:30-8 p.m.on Thursday, April 2, at the Macon Campus.
Photo of SCC's 50th Anniversary Logo
Monday, March 16,2015
Southwestern Community College will hold a series of barbecue fundraisers over the next few weeks to benefit the SCC Foundation’s student emergency fund.
Photo of SCC's 50th Anniversary Logo
Monday, March 16,2015
“Healing Touch,” an energy-based approach to health and healing, will be taught from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on March 28-29 at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Photo of Daniel Swewll
Monday, March 16,2015
Student of the Week: Daniel Sewell
Photo of SCC's 50th Anniversary Logo
Friday, March 13,2015
Beginning on Tuesday, March 24, Southwestern Community College will offer a professional office management course designed to help participants find employment in an office environment.
Photo of Adam Bigelow
Friday, March 06,2015
Southwestern Community College is offering a six-week spring wildflower class that starts March 18 at the Jackson Campus.
Photo of Dustin Wilson
Friday, March 06,2015
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. 
Wednesday, March 04,2015
Eric Roland, a student in the business administration program, has been named student of the week by SCC's Student Recognition Retention Action Team. 

Feb 2015

Monday, February 23,2015
Terrisa Carringer, a student in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, was recently named Student of the Week by our Student Recognition Retention Action Team.
Photo of 2014 SCC graduates
Friday, February 20,2015
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.
Photo of Tiffany Henry
Friday, February 20,2015
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.
Photo of Rubi Guadarrama
Wednesday, February 11,2015
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.
Photo of Willie Brown
Wednesday, February 04,2015
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.
Photo of SCC logo
Wednesday, February 04,2015
More than 440 Southwestern Community College students made the dean’s and president’s lists for the fall semester.


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