News From Southwest


Southwest Tennessee Community College announces first surge in fall enrollment since the COVID-19 pandemic

Southwest Tennessee Community College has released to the College the census-data student headcount for Fall ’23. As of Sept. 3, 2023, the headcount of students is 6,981, an increase of 3.6% over the Fall ’22 enrollment of 6,736 students. The...

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Twenty-Six Saluqi Student-Athletes Receive TCCAA’s L. Quentin Lane Award

Twenty-six Southwest student-athletes received the TCCAA’s L. Quentin Lane Award for Academic Achievement for their work in the classroom during the 2022-2023 academic year. To qualify for the award, they needed to achieve a 3.0 grade point average...

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TBR raises tuition and fees for Southwest Tennessee Community College’s 2023-2024 academic year for first time since 2021

Southwest Tennessee Community College tuition will increase by 3 percent for the 2023-24 academic year. 

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Southwest Tennessee Community College awarded more than $500,000 to provide tutoring services for students in Grades 1-3 in Shelby County

Southwest Tennessee Community College was awarded $512,915 for the Connected Literacy Partners Grant by the Tennessee Department of Education to provide a tutoring support program for students in Grades 1-3 throughout the Memphis and Shelby County...

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Fourteen Saluqi Student-Athletes Named NJCAA All-Academic

Fourteen Southwest student-athletes have been honored as NJCAA All-Academic for their work in the classroom. Brady Holloway and Connor Brinkley from the baseball team and Mariah Morgan from the softball team earned first team recognition for achieving...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove Campus and Gill Center shift to virtual learning and work

Southwest Tennessee Community College’s Macon Cove Campus at 5983 Macon Cove Road and Gill Center at 3833 Mountain Terrace in Memphis are temporarily closed for in-person classes and operations due to power outages from the severe weather that...

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TBR, Southwest selected for First Scholars Network

The Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and The Suder Foundation, recently welcomed the thirteen community colleges in the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR)...

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Southwest Tennessee Community College hires Carol Ash as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development

Southwest Tennessee Community College welcomes Dr. Carol Ash as the college’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development. Ash begins her tenure effective June 26, 2023.

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Southwest Tennessee Community College hires new Associate Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications

Southwest Tennessee Community College has hired Jeremy Shirley as the college’s new Associate Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications effective April 17, 2023. In his new role, Shirley will lead the department of marketing and...

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Southwest Baseball Team Continues Record Breaking Season at Region VII Tourney

The Southwest baseball team, winners of a school-record 41 games during the regular season, enters next week’s TCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament as the number three seed and will play sixth seed and host school Volunteer State on Monday, May 8...

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