News & Announcements

March 2018

Outdoor portrait of female student
March 15, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
3 female instructors stand inside the Balsam Center.
March 12, 2018
When only 50 reviewers are listed nation-wide in a textbook, it is rare for any college to have one faculty member listed.
March 7, 2018
SCC student of the week Mark Orr.
March 5, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Veronica Judson is shown inside the college's library.
March 4, 2018
Southwestern Community College will hold a trio of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12, in Myers Auditorium.
March 3, 2018
     

February 2018

Woman stands in front of evergreen tree
February 28, 2018
Diane E. Sherrill, a Southwestern Community College graduate and local attorney, will present an estate-planning seminar on March 14.
Woman hands man a ticket.
February 27, 2018
For the second year in a row, Ducks on the Tuck is going to be held virtually this spring.
SCC student of the week Justin Clifton.
February 26, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
February 25, 2018
More than 165 students made the president’s list, and 158 others made the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southwestern Community College.
Black & white photo of Sybil Reed taken from SCC's 1975 yearbook.
February 22, 2018
A scholarship has been set up at SCC in memory of retiree Sibyl Reed.
Student of the Week April Mattox
February 22, 2018
This award honors some of our most tenacious students.
SCC Student of the Week Trevor Gates
February 19, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Jackson County graduate Sarah Jennings (right) with Dr. Don Tomas.
February 12, 2018
More than 140 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the fall semester.
SCC Student of the Week Angela Beck.
February 12, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.  
February 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
Female student conducts a test in SCC's lab.
February 7, 2018
Southwestern Community College's Medical Laboratory Technology program is working to help overcome a significant shortage of lab technicians across the United States.
Veterans Council chair Lyn Lazar and SCC president Dr. Don Tomas holding the framed military seals.
February 6, 2018
The Veterans Council of WNC recently presented Southwestern Community College with military seals for supporting local veterans.
Man and woman sit at a recruiting table inside the Groves Center on SCC's Macon Campus
February 5, 2018
More than 100 area employers are expected for this year’s Job Fair at SCC.
SCC therapeutic massage students pictured outside at the Jackson Campus.
February 5, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s therapeutic massage program will be offering a massage learning clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the spring semester in room 135B of Founders Hall on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Student of the Week Judy Blanton
February 5, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
February 4, 2018
February 2, 2018

January 2018

JCEC college liaison Matt Kirby.
January 30, 2018
Matt Kirby, college liaison for the Jackson County Early College, has competed in many races over the years, but the upcoming “Georgia Death Race” will have particular meaning to him.
SCC Student of the Week MaShon Gaddis.
January 29, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
One man holds a Bible as the other places his left hand on the Bible and his right hand in the air to take an oath.
January 24, 2018
Luke D. Hyde, a longtime supporter and advocate of Southwestern Community College, was recently named to the institution’s board of trustees by Gov. Roy Cooper.
Two men look at a plaque as people in the audience applaud.
January 23, 2018
Before the first shovel pierced the earth on what is now Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus, Paul Holt drove out to the land behind the County Home to see for himself.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
January 23, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a business startup series seminar from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, in room 202 of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Student of the Week Gabe Wolfe
January 23, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC BLET Class No. 76 pictured during their graduation ceremony on Dec. 15.
January 22, 2018
 Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Class No. 76 were honored during a Dec. 15 ceremony held at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin.
SCC basic skills instructors pictured outside at the Jackson Campus.
January 18, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s educational opportunities department recently had nine basic skills instructors earn their CORE Instructional Certificate.
SCC Student of the Week Niki Sutton.
January 16, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Man with goatee
January 14, 2018
This spring, Southwestern Community college will offer three "Lunch and Learn" sessions.
Jackson County Deputy Sheriff badge, gold in shape of a star.
January 11, 2018
Avery Brown and Chrystal Deitz of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office patrol our Jackson Campus, and they need your help.
Man stands beside a row of kayaks outdoors
January 11, 2018
The Outdoor Leadership program at Southwestern Community College continues to shine as an industry pioneer
January 10, 2018
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January 10, 2018
Our student newsletter is live! Read all about our upcoming school-wide graduation party, recycling efforts and more, HERE.     
January 10, 2018
Click HERE to check out the latest at Southwestern Community College.   One of our Spring 2019 graduates headed towards the stage.
Female instructor looks at computer screen with female student
January 9, 2018
E-Learning is hosting two Blackboard Student Orientations for the spring semester.
NPS-SLET graduates pose for picture before graduation ceremony.
January 8, 2018
 Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s National Park Service-Seasonal Law Enforcement (NPS-SLET) Class No. 99 were honored during a ceremony held on Dec. 1 at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin.
SCC medical assisting graduates pose for picture at pinning ceremony on Dec. 13.
January 4, 2018
Five graduates of Southwestern Community College’s medical assisting program were honored during a Dec. 13 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
SCC human services technology graduates pictured during their pinning ceremony on Dec. 13.
January 4, 2018
Five graduates of Southwestern Community College’s human services technology program were honored during a Dec. 13 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Kay Wolf pictured with the award she and the English Learners Team received.
January 2, 2018
Each year, the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce awards an “Arts & Culture Advocate Award” that is part of their “Spirit of Our Community” Awards.
Three people work on blood sampling project at SCC.
January 2, 2018
Jackson County Early College students recently got hands-on experience in Southwestern Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program.

December 2017

Lady stands outdoors in front of a "Balsam Center" sign
December 19, 2017
Alexandria Crisp, who will graduate from SCC on Friday, has a very personal reason for wanting to help people recover from opioid addiction.
Lady stands outside in front of greenery on SCC's Jackson Campus
December 19, 2017
SCC and its partners will be hosting the fourth annual Appalachian Farm School free to anyone interested in starting or already operating an agriculture-based business.
SCC president Dr. Don Tomas and Travis Ashe of Pepsi.
December 19, 2017
A few years ago, Ronnie Bowers and Travis Ashe from Pepsi-Cola of Whittier visited Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus.
Three paramedics pose in front of a Harris Regional ambulance
December 18, 2017
SCC faculty members Eric Hester and Tony Belcher were among three area paramedics to achieve their national certifications for 20 consecutive years.

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