Southwest to Host Grand Opening Celebration of Somerville Site Aug. 13

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s newest location at UT Martin in Somerville, Tennessee will offer Fayette County residents a convenient pathway to a tuition-free education.

For more information, contact: Diana Fedinec, Director of Public Relations and Media (901) 333-4247

Southwest Tennessee Community College will host an official Ribbon Cutting & Open House for its newest location at the University of Tennessee at Martin in Somerville, Tennessee, 4- 6 p.m., August 13, at 214 Lakeview Road in Somerville.

The Somerville Site, Southwest’s seventh location in the region, allows students in the Fayette County area the convenience of completing community college coursework without commuting into Shelby County. The goal is to provide Southwest students access to a tuition-free education as they prepare to enter directly into the workforce or continue their education at UT Martin and beyond.

“We are proud to partner with University of Tennessee at Martin Somerville Center. This partnership empowers us to provide a seamless pathway to a credential, a career or continued education at UT Martin and other colleges for Fayette County residents,” said Southwest President Dr. Tracy D. Hall.

Beginning Fall Semester 2019, the college will offer 8 freshman level courses designed to give Fayette County residents a running start in college from the comfort of their home county. They are Introduction to Business, English Composition 1, English Support, Introduction to Statistics-Enhanced, Support Course for MATH 1530, Pre-calculus Algebra, Reading Support of ACAD 1100, and Academic Success Seminar. The courses are transferrable to UT Martin through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway for those wishing to complete four-year degrees. Additional degree programs will become available over the next year to allow full degree availability within the next 12-18 months.

Senior leadership from the colleges and community leaders will be in attendance and Southwest Admissions counselors will be on-site to help students get ready for fall.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event. There will be refreshments and door prizes for book scholarships and Southwest swag. RSVP at Eventbrite at Southwest Somerville Site Grand Opening Celebration.

For more information about our Somerville Site, contact Somerville Site Director Ron Wells at 901-333-4108 or Prospective applicants should contact Admissions at