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Academic News & Campus Events

Support Upcoming Event to Help Provide Scholarships for SWCC Students

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


Celebrate Constitution Day Event is free & open to the public

Stewart HarrisSWCC Community Center, September 17 at 10 a.m.

Stewart Harris is a law professor at the Appalachian School of Law and the creator and host for the nationally syndicated radio show, Your Weekly Constitutional. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton and has a J.D. from the University of Pennsylva-nia School of Law.
Professor Harris makes law interesting and relevant in today’s world. He is not afraid to tackle controversial issues as they apply to the Constitution. His approach uses his sense of humor and willingness to involve his audi-ence to make law understandable. Download SWCC Constitution Day Flyer


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NEW! Science & Math Department website

New! Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program being offered locally. Information session scheduled for August 21st.

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at VCU has partnered with the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) in Abingdon, Virginia to successfully deliver its entire didactic B.S. in CLS curriculum to qualified residents of Southwest Virginia and the surrounding area using state-of-the-art telecommunications technology. These technologies include two-way synchronous video-conferencing, satellite downlinks, and web-based lessons.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment in this field of health care is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022 which is much faster than average. Download flyer with more information about the Clinical Laboratory Sciences information session.

For more information on the SWCC science pre-medical program and information on clinical laboratory science contact Georgia Householder at

NEW this fall are PHY 201 – General College Physics I #36411 & PHY 241 #36413 – University Physics I course and lab work offered ONLINE! These courses are taught by SWCC & UVA – Charlottesville Adjunct Faculty member Matt Joyce.
New biology course offered

In the spring semester Jason Osborne and Terry Lambert offered a new course, Life Science (BIO 106).  The course focused on teaching students real life applications of biology and field biology.  Students in the course hiked to the Channels State Park, sampled river ecosystems for minnows, and went on several bird watching hikes.  The main field trip was to an estuary in Georgetown, South Carolina.  Students stayed on site at the Baruch Institute and participated in several marsh and estuary sampling activities with researchers at Baruch.

This Fall Life Science will be offered again, and the focus will be on letting students experience biology in the field and will once again take a trip to the Baruch Institute.  Students will get to see marine research first hand and learn about our local ecosystems as well. This is a 4 credit class, # 49145 and Lab #49147. Contact or for more information.



Up at the College Jam every Friday night at 6 p.m.

Coming Fall of 2014

Annual SWCC Trail Day

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