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Annual Student Scholarship Golf Classic – Swing for fun AND Student Scholarships

ebarberThis year’s tournament will celebrate the life of Eddie Barber, who was a strong supporter of SWCC’s Annual Golf Tournament for many years.

September 25, 2014 at 1 pm, Tazewell County Country Club


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. Learn More>>>>

Fall Residencies at SWCC

Rod Altizer Writer-in-Residence Rita Sims Quillen October 20-22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21

10:00 a.m:  Writing workshop with SWCC Reminiscent Writers Group
1:00 p.m.:   Writing workshop for 20 Richlands Middle School students
2:00 p.m.:   Writing workshop for 20 Richlands High School students
7:00 p.m.:   Public Reading, Book Signing and Reception Historic Crab Orchard

Wednesday, October 22:

10:50 a.m.:   Reading and Q & A with SWCC students and faculty/staff   SWCC Buchanan Hall 130

Hudson Trio October 24 – November 2

New Trends through Centuries: The Hudson Piano Trio invites you on an inspiring journey through centuries, revealing compositions that shaped the artistic thought of later generations. The trio will present selected works from the Baroque period to present day, and illustrate their performances with brief, informative introductions. Please indulge in the colorful bouquet of violin, cello and piano sounds.

Friday, October 24:    Concert at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26:   Sunnyside Retirement Community, Eland Center Theater, 3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 28: U VA Wise, Chapel of All Faiths, Wise, VA with Pro Art Concert – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 29:  Piano, violin and cello master classes at 4:30 p.m. SWCC King Community Center

Thursday, October 30: Richlands Presbyterian Church, Richlands, VA, 7:30 p.m. Reception following concert

Sunday, November 2: First United Methodist Church, Marion, VA, 3:00 p.m.; OR Lincoln Theatre (time might be Saturday, 7:30 p.m.)

Contact Annette McClanahan, SWCC to confirm concert locations and times.


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

NEW! Science & Math Department website


NEW Spring 2015 are PHY 201 – General College Physics I Course and lab work offered ONLINE! This course is taught by SWCC & UVA – Charlottesville Adjunct Faculty member Matt Joyce.
Biology course offered Spring 2015

Life Science will be offered, BIO 107, and the focus will be on letting students experience biology in the field. This is a 4 credit class. Contact or for more information.



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