News & Announcements

August 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.
Dog and officer
August 14, 2018
For Conner Wilson, a career in public safety was always a calling.
Four graduates
August 14, 2018
Four out of over 400 of our spring graduates More than 400 graduates earned their associate degrees, diplomas and/or certificates from Southwestern Community College in the spring 2018 semester.
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.

June 2018

Boy graduating
June 27, 2018
Only one in 30 applicants for Tesla Motors is offered a position. Recent SCC graduate Dakoda Hall recently became one of those few to make the cut. After seeing an open position online at Tesla Motor’s Gigafactory in Nevada, Hall decided he would take the chance and apply. He earned his associate degree in Mechatronics Engineering Technology in May.
Portrait of Paul Holt
June 19, 2018
A memorial was held on our Jackson Campus for founding Trustee W. Paul Holt, Jr.
five students sitting
June 19, 2018
On Friday, April 27, Dr. Cheryl Davids and Kristan Blanton from Southwestern Community College took several students on a unique trip to Atlanta. Among the stops on their trip were the Martin Luther King,Jr. historical sites, where students were able to visit where he lived, worshipped, and played. The students viewed MLK artifacts up-close and heard childhood stories of the famous minister. For lunch the students were able to dine inside the CNN Center. The students were in awe of the pure size and busyness of the CNN Center.
radiographers working
June 19, 2018
SYLVA – Six graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Radiography program were honored during a May 10 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus. Graduated from the program are: Shelby Crisp of Murphy, Aleisha Evans of Waynesville, Hannah Holder of Robbinsville, Cody Wang of Franklin, Daniel Trantham of Clyde, and Danae Woodard of Franklin.
car with hood open
June 14, 2018
One of the past winning cars, a 1955 Chevy 210, at the Automotive club’s car show. For the sixth straight year, Southwestern Community College’s Automotive Club will hold its annual car show in conjunction with the Mountain High BBQ Festival.
June 14, 2018
Everyone loves a great comeback story, and Stephen Steen is no exception. A student in the Substance Abuse Treatment program at Southwestern Community College, Steen recently paired his passion for helping those in recovery, with his dream of a career in talk radio to launch his new podcast called NC Recovery All Ways (NC RAW).
Man speaks from a podium.
June 4, 2018
Richard Sneed, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, served as guest speaker as more than 250 students were honored.
Man and woman hold a cardboard box that contains a flat-screen TV.
June 4, 2018
Macon County raised the most money and took home the Ducks on the Tuck Trophy.

May 2018

People interacting at job fair
May 30, 2018
Macon County Public Library was one of four different locations that hosted the Regional Job Fair series.
Instructor applies pin to a student's shirt
May 24, 2018
The theme for this year’s Human Services Technology program was “Love. Grow. Serve.”
Male student wearing goggles stands beside an automobile that is on a large mechanized jack.
May 24, 2018
The Automotive Systems Technology program at Franklin High School has received recertification of accreditation.
Scholarship recipient standing
May 24, 2018
A Smoky Mountain High School student and Upward Bound participant, Alysia Figueroa was not only accepted to UNC Chapel Hill but received a full-ride scholarship for the duration of her time there. Figueroa was also offered comparable scholarships at NC State University, and Appalachian State University, both of which would have also allowed her to graduate debt-free. She credits her experience with Upward Bound for her recent accomplishments.
Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates Standing
May 23, 2018
Fifteen graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program were honored during a May 8 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
4 women standing, one a scholarship recipient
May 23, 2018
Erin Cahill, a graduate of Southwestern Community College, was recently honored with a highly sought-after scholarship from NCHIMA.
Occupational Therapist Assistant Graduates Standing
May 23, 2018
Twelve graduates of Southwestern Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program were honored during a May 9 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus. Among the graduates were Micki Conley, Graham County; Kirsten Warstler, Asheville; Deanna Isaacs, Franklin; Allison Southard, Franklin; Holly Conard, Jackson County; Keltcie Hoppes, Forest City. Back row: Peggy Vos; Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Joshua Nece, Buncombe County. Jayson Woods, Murphy; Brittney Rogers, Haywood County; Amelia Capaforte Jones, Franklin; Amy Justus, Franklin.
Man sings into a microphone.
May 18, 2018
The Inaugural 'Cork & Fork' scholarship fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Orchard Events Barn.
Woman smiling at camera
May 17, 2018
Eleven graduates of Southwestern Community College’s respiratory therapy program were recognized during a May 5 pinning ceremony at the Jackson Campus.
Animated yellow rubber duck wearing sunglasses
May 14, 2018
Macon County raised the most money, and Sebastian Lemmons won the grand prize.
Matt Draughon, Student of the Week
May 3, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Retention Action Team chooses a "Student of the Week" throughout the academic year.
Three ladies stand in front of the Burrell Building on SCC's Jackson Campus
May 3, 2018
Regional media outlets have been reporting this week on the heroic actions of SCC's Upward Bound staff members.

April 2018

Man and woman stand at welcome table during a recent Job Fair.
April 16, 2018
SCC's Career Services and the Fontana Regional Library System will help area employers connect with prospective employees.
Two men exchange an envelope inside a building on SCC's Jackson Campus.
April 10, 2018
Matt Kirby ran in the Georgia Death Race and raised $2,100 for the SCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund.
Photo of Cheyanne Bradley
April 3, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Retention Action Team chooses a "Student of the Week" throughout the academic year.
Woman stands outdoors on SCC's Jackson Campus
April 2, 2018
Our Small Business Center will offer a savvy social summit and two women’s business luncheons the third week of April.
Photo of Justin Baumgardner, Student of the Week
April 2, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team is choosing a "Student of the Week" throughout the academic year.
Photo of Cayla Cucumber
April 2, 2018
To honor some of our most tenacious students, our Student Recognition Retention Action Team chooses a “Student of the Week” throughout the academic year.

March 2018

SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
March 26, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting an email marketing seminar from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce in Franklin.
SCC Small Business Center director Tiffany Henry.
March 26, 2018
Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will be hosting a free Rocket Business Plan workshop from noon – 4 p.m. on Monday, April 2 and again on Wednesday April 4, at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce in Franklin.
A female student trims on a female client's hair inside SCC's Cosmetology lab
March 15, 2018
Participants in the Mother Town Healing Project recently got makeovers in SCC's cosmetology department.
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.

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