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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 returns to remote learning and work for five days after Labor Day

(Memphis, Tenn.) - Southwest Tennessee Community College has elected to go fully virtual with classes and operations the five days immediately following the Labor Day holiday to lessen the risk of coronavirus infection associated with holiday activities....

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Southwest goes to all virtual classes and operations Sept. 7-11

Southwest Tennessee Community College has elected to go fully virtual with classes and operations the five days immediately following the Labor Day holiday to lessen the risk of coronavirus infection associated with holiday activities. This 5-day...

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Health Department issues Health Order No. 25; recommends “third dose” vaccinations for immunocompromised conditions

Shelby County Health Department issued Health Order No. 25 on Aug. 27, 2021, renewing the provisions of Second Amended Health Order No. 24 and providing new recommendations and requirements on COVID-19 vaccinations. Health Order No. 25 will be effective...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College announces ABFSE accreditation for Funeral Service Education program

(Memphis, Tenn.) - Southwest Tennessee Community College has received official notification from the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) that the College’s Funeral Service Education program that was launched in January 2019 and...

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TBR chancellor reinstates campus mask mandate

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings yesterday evening gave Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Memphis permission to follow guidelines outlined in the Shelby County Health Department...

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TBR advises community colleges to recommend masks rather than mandate them following Governor Lee Executive Order 84

Tennessee Board of Regents, in light of Executive Order 84 issued by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Aug. 16, is recommending that colleges encourage faculty, students, and staff to wear masks in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible....

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Southwest Tennessee Community College eliminates $1.8 million in debt for hundreds of students hit hard by the pandemic

Southwest Tennessee Community College has paid more than $1.8 million to clear outstanding balances for more than 1,600 eligible students who attended Southwest during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. Southwest funded the unprecedented...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College reinstates mask mandate

Southwest Tennessee Community College officials reinstated the college’s mask mandate Aug. 4 due to recent developments with the Delta variant and the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County. All students, employees and visitors to...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College reinstates mask mandate

(Memphis. Tenn.) - Southwest Tennessee Community College officials reinstated the college’s mask mandate Aug. 4 due to recent developments with the Delta variant and the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County. All students, employees...

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Thirty Southwest Student-Athletes Receive All-Academic Honors from TCCAA

Thirty Southwest Tennessee Community College student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence, receiving All-Academic recognition from the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA). Sophomore softball players Ashton...

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 Media Contacts

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

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

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