News From Southwest


Southwest reinstates mask mandate at all campus locations as COVID-19 cases rise

Southwest Tennessee Community College has reinstated its COVID-19 mask mandate, effective immediately. All individuals visiting Southwest locations are required to wear a mask while indoors regardless of vaccination status. The only exceptions are...

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Health Department issues new directive on COVID-19 Delta variant

Due to the aggressive transmission and surge of the Coronavirus Delta variant in Shelby County, the Shelby County Health Department has issued Health Order No. 24 effective Aug. 3, 2021 at noon until Aug. 31.

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Southwest returns to campus Aug. 2; face masks and health screening no longer required

For the first time since the Coronavirus erupted in March 2021, Southwest Tennessee Community College employees will be returning to full on-campus service Aug. 2, 2021. While some student-supported and administrative services returned in spring,...

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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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Rooms N125, N134 and N135 in the EMS building on the Union Avenue Campus CLOSED for sanitation; Rooms reopen Monday, July 26

Southwest Tennessee Community College has closed Rooms N125, N134 and N135 in the Emergency Medical Services building on the Union Avenue Campus for sanitation following a reported case of COVID-19. The classrooms reopen Monday, July 26 at 8:00 a.m....

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Southwest returns to campus Aug. 2; face masks and health screening no longer required

For the first time since the Coronavirus erupted in March 2021, Southwest employees will be returning to full on-campus service Aug. 2, 2021. While some student-supported and administrative services returned in spring, faculty and staff will no longer...

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Thirteen Southwest Tennessee Community College Student-Athletes Named NJCAA All-Academic

For the second consecutive year, thirteen Southwest Tennessee Community College student-athletes were honored as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic for their work in the classroom. Sara Duke and Taylor Moak from...

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Virtual financial aid assistance offers live support for students

The financial aid office at Southwest Tennessee Community College now offers a virtual solution for students who need help getting answers to their financial aid questions from a live representative. Students are able to speak to a live counselor...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College’s LaDonna Young appointed to Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Board of Directors

Dr. LaDonna Young, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences & Mathematics at Southwest Tennessee Community College, was selected to serve on The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Board of Directors. Young’s one-year appointment began in...

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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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