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Welcome to the Southwest Tennessee Community College newsroom. Here you can access official Southwest press releases, news articles and publications.


Southwest Tennessee Community College awarded Veteran’s Education Transition Support designation

(Memphis, Tenn.) - Southwest Tennessee Community College has achieved distinction as a Veteran’s Education Transition Support (VETS) Certified Campus. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) awarded the college the VETS designation June...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Shayla Kolheim selected for Maxine Smith Fellows leadership program

(Memphis, Tenn.) - The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) has selected Shayla Kolheim, director of Grants Development and Management at Southwest Tennessee Community College, to participate in the Class of 2021-22 Maxine Smith Fellows Program.

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CARES Act funding released to eligible Southwest students

Eligible Southwest Tennessee Community College students impacted by COVID-19 received $3,284,304 in emergency assistance relief funds through the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act June 4, 2020, in accordance with U.S. Department...

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The White House and local governments team up to present Juneteenth Vaccination Event at Whitehaven Center

(Memphis, Tenn.) - The White House, City of Memphis, Shelby County Health Department, State of Tennessee and Southwest Tennessee Community College are celebrating Juneteenth Saturday, June 19 with a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination event at the Whitehaven...

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Health Department revises Health Directive No. 21 clarifying mask usage

Shelby County Health Department revised Health Directive No. 21 on May 15 clarifying mask usage and changing the eligibility for children age 12 and older to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The updated ordinance lifts the mask mandate with a few exceptions....

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Health Department lifts mask mandate May 15; Southwest ends health assessment requirement May 31

Southwest Tennessee Community College will no longer require campus visitors to take an online health assessment beginning June 1. The requirement ends two weeks after May 15 when the Shelby County Health Department Health Directive No. 21 relaxed...

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Dawson Simmons Voted to the All-TCCAA West Division Baseball Team

Outfielder Dawson Simmons, who led the Southwest baseball team with a .386 batting average, was named to the All-TCCAA West Division Team. Simmons also led the Saluqis with 32 hits, nine doubles, 22 runs batted in and a .554 slugging average and...

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Brandon Mason Named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American

Brandon Mason, who helped lead the Southwest men’s basketball team to the Region VII Championship and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 1 National Tournament, has been named honorable mention All-American...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College to hold 21st commencement at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium May 1

Southwest Tennessee Community College President Dr. Tracy D. Hall will confer more than 1,500 associate degrees and certificates to graduates at the College’s 21st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium...

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Southwest to open second Covid-19 vaccination site at Gill Center

Southwest Tennessee Community College will open its second COVID-19 vaccination site at the Gill Center, 3833 Mountain Terrace in Memphis, April 20, 2021. The new site is a partnership with the state of Tennessee Health Department, Shelby County...

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 Media Contacts

Diana Fedinec
Director of Public Relations and Media
901-333-4247 or 901-482-2939
dfedinec@southwest.tn.edu

Daphne Thomas
Associate Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Community Relations
901-333-4368 or 901-277-4681
djthomas@southwest.tn.edu

 

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