News & Announcements

January 2019

Man stands in front of robot; banner with text in Japanese language is in background
January 14, 2019
Philip Warner, a 2011 SCC graduate, now works for IBM in Japan.
graduation cap and books
January 10, 2019
Southwestern Community College is now accepting nominations for the SCC Foundation’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lunar Eclipse
January 9, 2019
The lunar eclipse will happen Jan. 20 at 11:41 p.m.
Students pose indoors.
January 9, 2019
Eight students who recently completed the program were honored in a pinning ceremony on Dec. 17.
students learning
January 9, 2019
Learn how to navigate being a business owner in the outdoor industry. 
Artists' rendering of what SCC's campus will look like upon completion of new building.
January 8, 2019
Our new Health Sciences Building is on schedule to be completed in 2021.

December 2018

Woman poses for photo indoors
December 18, 2018
SCC's Tiffany Henry received the State Small Business Center Director award.
heather mull
December 13, 2018
Congratulations, Heather! 
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
Tiffany Henry teaching appalachian farm school
November 19, 2018
By: Kaitlyn Carver-Cochran For Tiffany Henry, Small Business Center Director at Southwestern Community College, the Appalachian Farm School is about giving local farmers the skills they need to thrive.
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.
October 7, 2018
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.

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