News & Announcements

December 2018

Scott Mitchell showing how his SWAT robot works
December 11, 2018
After a year-long process of designing, SCC Mechatronics student Scott Mitchell donated his SWAT Robot project to Jackson County Sherriff’s Office.
Standing in front of a U.S. flag, a man holds up one hand and places the other on the Bible.
December 11, 2018
Stephen Steen of Cullowhee was sworn in as a student representative to our Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Jackson County students
December 11, 2018
Forty-two seventh grade students from Jackson, Macon and Swain counties were inducted as New Century Scholars on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Southwestern Community College.
Lady stands in foreground; downtown shops in background
December 7, 2018
A free seminar on Dec. 14 will show area business owners how they can succeed in the government marketplace.
From left to right: Janet Greene, Nancie Wilson, Megan Crisp, Maryanne Davey
December 5, 2018
Two Southwestern Community College nursing students were recently honored at Tartan Hall for receiving Rotary Club scholarships.
Amanda Matousek and her son Ky
December 5, 2018
Congratulations, Amanda! 

November 2018

Wynette Wiles, Student of the Week
November 27, 2018
Congratulations, Wynette! 
November 26, 2018
Woman is shown outdoors
November 16, 2018
Our Small Business Center will be hosting a free Jump Start Summit on Nov. 28
Two ladies pose for a photo inside SCC's Burrell Building in Sylva.
November 14, 2018
Endowed by Founding Trustee W. Paul Holt, Jr., the award is given annually to a Nursing student.
Four men and two women pose outdoors in autumn on SCC's campus in Sylva.
November 14, 2018
Vietnam vet raised money for suicide awareness.
Trevor Gates, pictured here.
November 13, 2018
By a twist of fate, this student may have the opportunity to regain his vision through the miracle of technology, and the generosity of his community.
Chad, his wife, and five children
November 8, 2018
Congratulations, Chad! 
Two rows of young ladies pose outside on a fall day.
November 2, 2018
Students in our Medical Sonography program will soon be working with much newer equipment.
Beth Gibson and husband
November 1, 2018
Congratulations to our student of the week, Beth Gibson!
A young lady holds a child wearing a pumpkin costume.
November 1, 2018
No tricks-- just treats at Southwestern Community College this Halloween.

October 2018

October 31, 2018
For Tyler Cook, his aunt’s lasting legacy was a cause worth fighting for.
Young lady speaks into a microphone
October 19, 2018
Election season is upon us, and students at Southwestern Community College are excited to be a part of the action.
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.
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.

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). 
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

Woman smiles for picture
August 30, 2018
This spring, SCC will offer all the courses needed for a certificate in business administration online.
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.
Graphic of a telescope in the foreground; stars in the background
August 16, 2018
Event is set for 6-10 p.m., at Bridge Park in Sylva.
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 28, 2018


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