SCC seeks nominations for Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award

by Jan 10, 2019General Announcements





SYLVA – Southwestern Community College is now accepting nominations for the SCC Foundation’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award.

To be considered, nominees must have graduated with either a certificate, diploma or degree from the institution known today as Southwestern Community College and previously as Southwestern Technical College (1979-1988), Southwestern Technical Institute (1967-1979) or Jackson County Industrial Education Center, a satellite of A-B Tech (1964-67).

“We are looking for candidates who are truly exceptional in their field,” said Brett Woods, director of the SCC Foundation. “Our distinguished alumni recipient will receive this award at our graduation ceremony in May, and will serve as an inspiration of what new graduates can aspire to become.”

In addition to being recognized at graduation, the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award will be recognized on SCC’s website, social media, and will receive an award plaque.

The SCC Foundation has partnered with the SCC Foundation Faculty & Staff Advisory Council to create the award.

“The SCC Foundation Faculty & Staff Advisory Council has enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to develop the Distinguished Alumni Award,” said Dr. Mark Ellison, Chair of the Council. “We are excited to recognize outstanding SCC alumni.”

Nominations for the award can be submitted in writing by someone other than a member of the potential candidate’s family.

The form for nomination can be found at:

Upon completion, forms can be emailed to Kathy Posey at, along with any supporting information. Forms can also be sent in by mail, addressed to the Southwestern Community College Foundation; 447 College Drive; Sylva, NC 28779.

Nomination forms will remain on file for three years for future award consideration. After three years, nominations must be re-submitted.

For more information about the Distinguished Alumni award, contact Kathy Posey, at (828) 339-4227.