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Charles R. King Community Center, Fitness Center & Athletic Facilities

Southwest Campus Facilities – Community Center

The SWCC Charles R. King Community Center is the result of the SWCC Educational Foundation’s $7.5 million Fulfill the Vision campaign funded by the private sector, and numerous gifts have been provided expressly for faculty and staff professional development, instructional equipment, cultural programming, endowed faculty chairs, and special events for students and the community.

The Mary W. Lawson Auditorium is a focal point of the campus and community arts events. The SWCC Community Center auditorium, meeting rooms and other building facilities are available for use by community members.

Download the King Community Center Facility Rental Information Sheet (includes cost sheet).

Download the King Community Center Facility Use Policy and Application for Rental.

Call Stacy Brooks at (276)596-9188 or email for more information about the community center.

Athletics at Southwest

Southwest is home to Flying Eagles Athletics, with offices and training facilities located in the Community Center. Visit the Athletics Site for information.

Fitness Center

Southwest’s Fitness Center is available for use by students, faculty & staff and community members.  Visit the Fitness Center page for information.

Brick Sculpture

The Community Center features a brick sculpture called The Jack Tales Wall. There are so many facets in the development of any enduring art form. The Jack Tales Wall is such a work of art, etched from brick and from the imagination of two outstanding artists. Read about this unique feature of the SWCC Community Center.

Sculptor, Johnny Hagerman, an SWCC graduate.
Fantasy Artist and Illustrator, Charles Vess, (selected the theme and designed The WALL).
Apprentice Sculptor, Eric Cook, Richlands
Apprentice Sculptor, Eric Yost, Cedar Bluff

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