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April 22 – SWCC to Host 40th Annual Administrative Professionals Seminar
SWCC will host the 40th Annual Administrative Professionals Seminar on Wednesday, April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Dellinger Hall. This year’s theme is “Having Fun While You Work.” Featured speaker is Samantha Kozsey, WCYB News Anchor. Plan on enjoying a fun-filled day designed to celebrate the office professional.

Breakfast, Lunch and Prizes will all be part of this exciting experience. Participants can dress in their favorite 80’s attire (optional) for a chance to win a prize. Cost: $30 which includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. For additional information contact Brenda Robinson at 276.964.7242 or email to

Outdoor Activities & Events are set for the summer!!- Adventure Academy, Map Your Future & More…Visit the Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Activities site for a schedule.
April & May – Arts and Crafts Enrichment Program- SWCC offers these classes led by local professional artists and crafts people.
Download the Arts & Crafts Enrichment Program Brochure. Class prices range from $49 to $59. To learn more and to register contact Brenda Robinson at (276) 964-7242 or Classes during April and May and include:

  • Quilting by Machine (April 11, 18, and 25) 10am – 4pm Longarm machine quilting is an alternative to hand quilting
    and with the busy schedules of crafters, it offers a way to complete their projects in minimal time.
  • Knitting (April 13, 20, 27, May 4, and 11) 6 – 9pm Knitting is a deep rooted tradition of our Appalachian region, that still brings joy and warmth to the hearts of those who know its art.
  • Traditional Pottery (April 15, 22, and 29) 6 – 9pm Gain hands-on experience in throwing, hand building, slip decorating and glazing traditional handmade pots.
  • Mat Cutting and Framing (April 16, 23, and 30) 6 – 9pm Select mats and frames for artwork and learn the different mounting techniques for different media.
  • Photography (May 5 and 12) 6 -9pm Review elements of design useful in photography, look at the camera and its different components prior to digital imagery, and explore the many new tools and features available in the digital camera.
  • Brick Carving for Beginners (May 2, 9, and 16) 10am – 3pm Gain hands-on experience in carving clay using
    very traditional methods of shaping “green” (unfired) bricks or ceramic tiles.

June 12 – 13 - Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium -The AHWS Writing Contest is accepting applications with cash prizes for both Youth & Adult divisions. Learn more at the AHWS website or contact
July 6 – 24 - SWCC Governor’s School for Science & Technology -contact Mrs. Margaret Dye or Ms. Mandy Harris, co-directors, at 276.964.7277 or 276.964.7308.
July 20-24, 015 – MAD Camp Registrations are being accepted. The Music, Art & Drama class will be July 20 through July 24th. Download Registration MAD 2015 Imaginarium

Enjoy hot, delicious grilled lunches on campus Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm.
Look for the umbrella!!! The food cart station is outside Buchanan Hall, on the back patio. Patrons can order and wait on their food inside the cafeteria as it is cooked up hot & delicious. 


Complete your FAFSA to apply for financial aid for the 2015-2016 academic year that begins in summer term.

FAFSA HELP is available. Contact financial aid for workshop information.
Already know how to complete FAFSA? SWCC’s code is 007260. Apply for FAFSA

CMT Empowering Education Campaign Encourages area residents to go back to school.

The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

We are excited to be partnering with CMT on this initiative,” said Dr. J. Mark Estepp, president of SWCC. “We were one of only 14 colleges selected nationally to participate in this program.
SWCC is the only college selected from the state of Virginia that will be a partner in the CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. CMT Empowering Education

SWCC Student Success Stories are in the news. Learn more
NOTICE: In order to receive refunds sooner, students may now choose to receive refund disbursement electronically rather than by check. Learn more. You must register on the SWCC Refund Disbursement portal to receive your refund either by Direct Deposit or through a reloadable SWCC Visa Educatecard.

Tour Italy with SWCC in the Spring! Learn more
An Ambulatory Infusion Center (AIC) will soon be sharing space with the Campus Family Medicine (CFM) clinic already located in Dickenson Hall. AIC offers infusion services and no scheduled narcotics are kept on site.

Martin Luther King Day The Martin Luther King Day Program was held January 19th with Reverend Annette Warren as speaker.
Reverend Annette Warren
Robert & Lamar Duff

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