News & Announcements

December 2017

Three men and a woman pose for a photo inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
December 15, 2017
During her 25 years of overseeing the SCC Foundation, Dr. Connie M. Haire had the privilege of seeing just how significantly scholarship funding could impact a student’s life.
Five scholarship recipients stand with two college administrators and a Foundation board member inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
December 13, 2017
To get credit for tax-deductible gifts this year, deadlines are fast approaching!
Matt Cass, SCC instructor and featured speaker at fall commencement.
December 5, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s fall commencement will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, in Myers Auditorium in the Balsam Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Student of the Week Shalana Wachacha.
December 4, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC students light candles as part of the ceremony
December 1, 2017
Thirty-two Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Thursday, Nov. 16, on SCC’s Jackson Campus.

November 2017

Two female students and two female instructors pose for a photo inside SCC's medical sonography lab.
November 30, 2017
Assisted by their instructors, two students in SCC's Medical Sonography program recently discovered a life-threatening condition in a patient.
Four men stand outside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus with a tree behind them.
November 30, 2017
The N.C. State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation awarded scholarships to two SCC students.
David Myers and Darrin Chastain at SCC.
November 28, 2017
Parts City Auto Parts of Franklin recently donated equipment to Southwestern Community College’s automotive systems technology program.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry outside at the Jackson Campus.
November 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a free Small Business Summit from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Student of the Week Brandon Hyatt.
November 20, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Jackson County New Century Scholars.
November 16, 2017
Forty-six seventh-graders from Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties were inducted into the New Century Scholars program on Monday, Nov. 6.
SCC Human Services Technology class discussion.
November 14, 2017
The road to recovery can be a long one. But when you have the support needed, the path can be a little more bearable.
SCC Student of the Week Kirsten Sexton-Royer.
November 13, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC Student of the Week Victoria Fuller.
November 6, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week. Congratulations to Victoria Fuller who's been named our "Student of the Week!"
Pictured is Diane Sherrill in front of a tree outside.
November 3, 2017
Southwestern Community College will be hosting an estate-planning seminar at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in room 102D of the Burrell Building on SCC’s Jackson Campus.

October 2017

Mark Ellison and Stanley King at SCC.
October 31, 2017
Advising Day at Southwestern Community College is Tuesday, Nov. 7.   
SCC Student of the Week Jordan Fox
October 30, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week. Congratulations to Jordan Fox who's been named our "Student of the Week!"
Image of Keirsten Hedden.
October 26, 2017
Moved by the recent news of hurricane devastation in Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas, the Human Services Club at Southwestern Community College has organized a disaster relief concert at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.
SCC student Jamie Pendergrass.
October 26, 2017
Southwestern Community College will host a Veterans Day celebration at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Myers Auditorium on SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
October 23, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a “Storytelling for Non-Profits” seminar from 9 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce in Franklin.
Picture Jack and Dot Lyday, who have had a scholarship created in their memory.
October 19, 2017
Many students at Southwestern Community College have had to make sacrifices in order to attend school – this is something that Robert L. “Jack” and Dorothy B. “Dot” Lyday understood very well.
Bryson City Outdoor co-owners Ben King and Brett Hackshaw.
October 19, 2017
 Students in Southwestern Community College’s social media marketing class recently collaborated with local business co-owner Ben King of Bryson City Outdoors for a virtual conversation applying their classroom learning to King’s real-life experience promoting his business.
Woman places one hand on a bible and holds the other arm in the air as she's sworn in. Man holds the bible for her.
October 18, 2017
During a special called meeting on Sept. 14, Bobbi Mathews Carlton of Bryson City was sworn in as the student representative to Southwestern Community College’s board of trustees.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
October 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center has helped many small businesses succeed over the years; whether they were just starting out or established for decades.
Tiffany Henry and Lauren Baxley in downtown Sylva
October 17, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering an intro to “QuickBooks” seminar from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.  
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
October 16, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a credit seminar from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC student of the week Bobbierae Maslo.
October 16, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award. Faculty members nominate students based on their tenacity, and the team selects one per week. Congratulations to Bobbierae Maslo who's been named our "Student of the Week!
Tiffany Henry and Lauren Baxley in downtown Sylva.
October 16, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a “Perfecting your Pitch” seminar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry and Lauren Baxley, owner of Baxley's Chocolates in downtown Sylva.
October 16, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a “Perfecting your Pitch” seminar from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Ten students wearing blue scrubs stand with their professor on a stairway inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
October 13, 2017
Ten students recently completed the phlebotomy program through Southwestern Community College’s occupational training division.
Amanda Kanack, SCC student of the week.
October 9, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
Holiday cards that will be made during the class at SCC.
October 6, 2017
The holiday season is just around the corner and that means it is time to start thinking about holiday cards.
SCC employees recognized for 10 years of state service
October 5, 2017
As part of the Welcome Back for fall semester, Southwestern Community College recognized employees and their contributions to state service.
Man and woman stand indoors in front of a packed conference room filled with employers and job seekers at a past job fair at SCC
October 3, 2017
A full capacity of 30 employers have committed to participating in Southwestern Community College’s fall hiring fair, which is scheduled for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the college’s Macon Campus in Franklin.
Photos of a woman (left) and man (right).
October 3, 2017
Way too often in modern society – and in social media – conversation on hot-button topics can get uncivilized in a hurry. Southwestern Community College’s Sociology 220 class wants to help change that.
Student of the Week Winn Tae Houglum
October 3, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry pictured at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
October 3, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a free content marketing seminar from 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry outside at the Jackson Campus.
October 3, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a business startup series seminar from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.

September 2017

A realist-looking skeleton hand emerges from a coffin and slides the cover to the side
September 29, 2017
SCC’s Advertising & Graphic Design Students will open up their “Shocktoberfest” Halloween display and exhibit to the public from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31, in the Burrell Building at the Jackson Campus in Sylva.
Nancy Kluttz and family pictured with scholarship recipient Evan Cann outside Harris Regional Hospital.
September 26, 2017
While sitting with Nancy Kluttz and her family as she tells stories of her days as a nurse, it is evident she’s always had a passion for helping others.
SCC logo.
September 25, 2017
Seven students made the dean’s list during the summer 2017 semester at Southwestern Community College.
Student of the week Rachel Colton
September 25, 2017
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team has started a “Student of the Week” award.  
Man stands in front of a projected screen announcing that SCC's Student Success Campaign has reached $1 million.
September 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s annual Bluegrass, Blue Jeans & Bling gala is always a celebration of students and scholarships. This year, it mixed in a little history.
Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
September 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting free general business seminars from 1 – 4 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Tiffany Henry and Lauren Baxley in downtown Sylva
September 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be offering a general business seminar that will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
Tiffany Henry and Lauren Baxley in downtown Sylva
September 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting two social media seminars from 1 – 4 p.m. and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
September 21, 2017
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a free basics of bookkeeping seminar from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.
SCC Fire Academy graduates standing in front of fire truck.
September 21, 2017
Graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Fire Academy, Class No. 4 were honored during a graduation ceremony held on Aug. 29 at the Jerry Sutton Public Safety Training Center in Franklin.
September 19, 2017
SCC respiratory student and instructor at recent STEMtastic Saturday event at SCC.
September 18, 2017
If you have ever considered a career in healthcare, or wanted to learn more about ways to improve or maintain your health, Southwestern Community College’s annual health fair is a great opportunity to explore the different fields and healthy living activities available in the area.

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