Media Coverage

August 12, 2021

US News and World Report: Tennessee Community College Forgives $1.8M in Student Debt


August 11, 2021

The New Tri-State Defender: Southwest wipes out $1.8 million in debt for hundreds hit by the pandemic


August 10, 2021

Business News This Week Portal: Southwest Tennessee Community College Eliminates $1.8 Million in Debt for Hundreds of Students Hit Hard by the Pandemic

WMC-TV:Southwest Tennessee Community College eliminates $1.8M in student debt


June 25, 2021

Fox 13 Memphis: ‘Never cut yourself short:’ 62-year-old woman accomplishes goal of graduating college

MLK50: ‘It just warms your soul.’ Nurses at Whitehaven vaccine center faithfully served

The Daily Herald: Southwest Tennessee Community College Awarded Veteran’s Education Transition Support Designation


June 19, 2021

WMC-TV: Memphians celebrate Juneteenth after 2020 celebrations were canceled; Southwest’s Whitehaven vaccination site event

WMC-TV: Juneteenth vaccination drive-thru held in Whitehaven


June 16, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Movers & Shakers: Shayla Kolheim Selected for Maxine Smith Fellows Leadership Program


June 2, 2021

The Commercial Appeal: Worried about FedEx's looming pilot shortage? Just wait until more nurses retire|Weathersbee


May 25, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Memphis Medical District Collaborative names new president


May 24, 2021

Memphis Business Journal: Memphis Medical District Collaborative helps people obtain jobs through Hire Local Initiative

The Leader: Brighton’s DeMiyah Gatlin signs basketball scholarship with Southwest


May 15, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Gaps in mask guidance leave businesses, churches, schools guessing


May 5, 2021

Memphis Medical News: Regional One Director of Oncology Operations Guiding New Cancer Center

The South Reporter: BOWENS NEW HOMETOWN CHIEF

WREG-TV: Man with a heart of gold gets Pass It On surprise (Southwest Tennessee Community College and Generation USA graduate receives cash surprise)


May 4, 2021

Brookings Institution Blog: How a Memphis medical district is connecting residents to living-wage jobs

Campus Technology: Colleges Pilot Free Online Reskilling Program


May 3, 2021

Fox 13 News: Looking for work? Here are tips to help you stand out


May 2, 2021

The Daily Memphian: 32 years later, mom finishes degree — with daughter — in a pandemic


April 28, 2021

FOX 13 Memphis: Applications open for new SCS collegiate high school set to open in Medical District

WMC Action News 5: SCS to open collegiate school for high-performing students


April 26, 2021

Local 24 Memphis: Southwest Tennessee Community College gears up for graduation


April 23, 2021

Fox 13 Memphis: Permanent vaccine sites opens in Frayser, but demand low during first week


April 22, 2021

Daily Memphian: Next four weeks ‘critical’ as federal vaccine help likely to move on in May

WMC-TV: Shelby County offering more incentives in hopes of increasing vaccine totals


April 21, 2021

Business Insider: JFF and Generation USA Announce Partnership with 9 Colleges for Verizon Reskilling Program


April 19, 2021

Fox 13 Memphis: SWTCC to open second COVID-19 site at Gill Center

The Daily Memphian: Southwest opening Frayser COVID-19 vaccine site

WMC-TV: Frayser COVID-19 vaccination site to open Tuesday

WREG-TV: New Covid vaccination site to open in Frayser at Southwest Tennessee Community College


April 16, 2021

Local Memphis 24 News: Can colleges and universities require a COVID-19 vaccine?

Memphis Business Journal: Local colleges plan wider return to campus; SWTCC to open second vaccination site


April 15, 2021

The Commercial Appeal: How a group of forgotten Memphis players reached the pinnacle event of juco basketball

WMC-TV: Unorthodox season leads to Hutch for Southwest TN CC basketball


April 14, 2021

Fox 13 News: SWTCC will return to in-person learning Fall 2021, officials say

Local Memphis 24 News: Southwest Tennessee Community College announces plan for return to campus in fall


April 11, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Colleges plan on full fall returns, but who will be there?


April 9, 2021

Chronicle of Higher Education: Community Colleges Face a Long Road to Recovery


April 8, 2021

WREG-TV: Chef Steven Leake’s cooks up fluke and summer vegetables en papilotte


April 7, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Movers & Shakers: L. Angela Webb


April 2, 2021

New York Times: The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too.


April 1, 2021

Local Memphis 24 News: "60 days to a career pathway" program to help domestic violence survivors put abuse in the past

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Tennessee Board of Regents Selects Southwest Tennessee Community College Police Director for Statewide Recognition


March 30, 2021

FOX 13 Memphis: Will your college student need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus in Memphis?


March 17, 2021

Memphis Business Journal: 2021 MBJ Power 100 declassified: 26-50 (from Greenstein to Martin)


March 16, 2021

Memphis Business Journal: Confection and conversation: Phillip Rix of Phillip Ashley Chocolates on turtles, new podcast


March 12, 2021

Memphis Business Journal: Memphis-Area Workforce Development Initiatives


March 9, 2021

Daily Memphian: Harris appoints interim Health Department director


March 6, 2021

Daily Memphian: City’s COVID-19 vaccine process constantly evolving


March 5, 2021

Daily Memphian: Memphis releases vaccine appointments for week of March 8


February 24, 2021

Daily Memphian: City takes charge of vaccination sites, eyeing 40,000 in arms this week


February 22, 2021

Daily Memphian: Whitehaven vaccination site gives makeup shots over the weekend


February 18, 2021

Daily Memphian: Worried about second dose? It’s OK, there’s time, experts say


February 17, 2021

Daily Memphian: Post-pandemic life: Is the mask here to stay?

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Achieving the Dream Conference Highlights Student Success Models


February 13, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Health department announces new vaccine dates


February 13, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Health department COVID-19 vaccination sites open Saturday


February 11, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Health Department closed, postpones Thursday vaccines due to weather


February 09, 2021

CityCurrent:Southwest Tennessee Community College – 2021 Bellwether Award Winner!


February 08, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Whitehaven welcomes vaccine site with relief, gratitude


February 05, 2021

WREG-TV: Vaccination site at SWTCC’s Whitehaven campus to open Friday


February 02, 2021

20 With Tonyaa (Commercial Appeal): Community College in a Time of COVID


February 01, 2021

FOX 13 Memphis: COVID-19 vaccination site opens in Whitehaven


February 01, 2021

Commercial Appeal: Appointments for COVID-19 vaccine first dose are available in Whitehaven. Here's how to register


February 01, 2021

Commercial Appeal:Whitehaven COVID-19 vaccine site open for registration


February 01, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Whitehaven COVID-19 vaccine site open for registration


February 01, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Whitehaven COVID-19 vaccine site open for registration


February 01, 2021

WMC-TV: Appointments available now for COVID-19 vaccine site in Whitehaven


January 28, 2021

WREG-TV: Shelby County Health Department to open more vaccination sites


January 28, 2021

WMC-TV: Shelby County Health Dept. and Southwest to open Whitehaven vaccination site


January 28, 2021

FOX 13 News: Shelby County Health Dept. & Southwest open new vaccine site in Whitehaven


January 28, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Health Dept. announces Whitehaven vaccination site


January 27, 2021

DIVERSE ISSUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Southwest Tennessee Community College Wins 2021 Bellwether Award for Planning, Governance and Finance - Higher Education


January 27, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Southwest wins national award for improving process, narrowing gaps


January 27, 2021

Memphis Business Journal: SWTCC strengthens corporate engagement via faculty externship program


January 25, 2021

Greater Memphis Chamber MOMENTUM Blog: Southwest Tennessee Community College launches new faculty externship


January 19, 2021

cityCURRENT Radio Show: Southwest Tennessee Community College – Preparing for 2021 Classes!


January 18, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Second round of PPP applications opens


January 17, 2021

The Daily Memphian: Arlington High unveils workforce development STEM Hub


January 5, 2021

WMC-TV: COVID-19 vaccine site in Whitehaven opens Friday


December 30, 2020

The Tri-State Defender: Free online training program offers a path to tech jobs


December 22, 2020

Business Insider: Generation's Partnership with Southwest Tennessee Community College Offers Free Access to Online Training Programs

Memphis Business Journal: COVID cases are surging in Shelby County. Will local colleges delay the spring semester?


December 21, 2020

The Daily Memphian: CBU delays start of spring semester 2 weeks; Other local colleges monitoring virus conditions in connection with their start dates


December 21, 2020

The Daily Memphian: CBU delays start of spring semester 2 weeks


December 21, 2020

FOX 13 Memphis: Southwest Tennessee CC offering free online training programs


December 18, 2020

PR.com : Southwest Tennessee Community College President Tracy D. Hall Elected to SACSCOC Board of Trustees


December 8, 2020

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How the pandemic worsened and highlighted community colleges chronic challenges


December 2, 2020

The 74 Million: New Data: Sharp Declines in Community College Enrollment Are Being Driven By Disappearing Male Students


December 1, 2020

Memphis Flyer: Alex Paulus Gets Show in French Gallery


December 1, 2020

WREG-TV Live @9: Southwest and Generation USA partner to offer free online IT trainings


November 25, 2020

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Fewer Black Men Are Enrolling in Community Colleges This Semester Due to COVID-19


November 25, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: Memphis couple thankful after COVID-19


November 25, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: A pandemic education: Training the next generation of health care workers


November 24, 2020

Fox 13 Memphis: Black male student enrollment drops significantly at community colleges during pandemic


November 18, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: Guest column: Social and economic mobility are the higher calling for higher education


November 12, 2020

The Daily Memphian: Wanted: Mentors willing to herd high school seniors toward higher education


November 10, 2020

Clarksville Online: Tennessee Community and Technical Colleges to Honor Military Veterans this Veterans Day


November 9, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: From pumping iron to fishing and genealogy: How Memphis leaders relax


November 7, 2020

Business News This Week: Southwest Tennessee Community College Named 2021 National Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award


October 22, 2020

U.S. News and World Report: Tennessee Colleges Get Grants for Free Learning Materials


October 22, 2020

News Channel 3: Southwest Tennessee Community College gets grant for free learning materials


October 21, 2020

Fox 13 Memphis: TN Board of Regents awarding grants to 7 community colleges in the state


October 15, 2020

Commercial Appeal: Southwest Tennessee had to fight the streets for students. Now it must fight COVID-19


October 2, 2020

Local 24 News: University of Memphis awarded $1 million grant to establish Mid-South Advanced Automation and Robotics Center (Southwest to partner with U of M in providing training opportunities)


September 30, 2020

Daily Memphian: Southwest Tennessee CC receives grant for students with disabilities, autism


September 25, 2020

Knoxville News Sentinel: Enrollment is down at Tennessee community colleges, especially among Black students


September 16, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: SWTCC partners with businesses to provide 800 IT apprenticeships


September 14, 2020

IT NEWS ONLINE: Southwest Tennessee Community College Launches $1M U.S. Department of Labor IT Apprenticeship Program


August 25, 2020

Fox 13 News: SWCC works to close digital divide for students


August 24, 2020

FOX 13 Memphis: Which Mid-South colleges, universities offer tuition insurance?


August 17, 2020

Fox 13 News: SWTCC hosting in-person Fall registration event


August 14, 2020

WMC Action News 5: Free resources available for local small businesses, entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19


August 10, 2020

WDIA: Southwest Tennessee Community College is Reimagined During COVID-19


August 9, 2020

City Current: Southwest Tennessee Community College Bridges the Digital Divide


July 24, 2020

Local 24 ABC News: Scholarship applications are down across Tennessee


July 23, 2020

City Current: Southwest Tennessee Community College Offers New Virtual Learning Options & Student Support


July 19, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: 13 Southwest Tennessee athletes recognized on All-Academic teams


July 18, 2020

The Daily Memphian: Higher ed preps for an academic year shaped by the coronavirus


July 4, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: Tracy Hall, Southwest Tennessee Community College: Achievement to the nth degree


July 1, 2020

The Daily Memphian: Southwest community college plans expansion, new ‘front door’ on Union


June 23, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: SWTCC to partner with local businesses, launch faculty externship program


June 15, 2020

The Daily Memphian: Southwest announcing plans to reopen 2 campuses July 8


June 15, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: SWTCC reveals year-long schedule, plans to combat social inequity


June 15, 2020

News Channel 3: Southwest Tennessee Community College outlines changes ahead of reopening


June 14, 2020

Commercial Appeal: Southwest Tennessee Community College to reopen Macon Cove, Union Ave. campuses July 8


June 13, 2020

News Channel 3: Southwest Tennessee Community College to begin phase one of reopening campus


June 13, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: Marching with MLK Jr. at age 15 inspired this Southwest graduate to earn her degree at 67.


June 12, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: SWTCC prepares to buy 3,500 student laptops to bridge digital divide


June 6, 2020

News Channel 3: Southwest students get relief grants through CARES Act


June 5, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: A new career during COVID-19 is possible with online classes and support


June 3, 2020

WREG News Chanel 3: Memphis businesses can benefit from new state loan program


May 26, 2020

WMC-TV (Action News 5): Mid-South business headlines: U of M, Rhodes, SWTCC leaders talk enrollment, academics


May 24, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: Work Home Balance: Sunup to sundown with the president of SWTCC


May 24, 2020

Daily Memphian: Residency gives Southwest’s 2-year nursing students edge in public health


May 22, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: U of M, Rhodes, SWTCC leaders talk enrollment, academics, and 'life and death'


May 13, 2020

Local 24 ABC News: Southwest Tennessee Community College to hold virtual ceremony for 2020 spring graduates June 13


May 13, 2020

FOX 13 Memphis: Southwest Tennessee Community College announces online 2020 commencement


May 13, 2020

WREG News Chanel 3: Southwest Tennessee Community College to host virtual commencement


May 13, 2020

La Prensa Latina: Southwest Tennessee Community College Announces Online 2020 Commencement, Official Says


May 12, 2020

FOX 13 Memphis: Southwest offers ten free business, marketing online classes during pandemic


May 11, 2020

Daily Memphian: Southwest holding virtual commencement


May 8, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: Locked down by COVID-19? Why not lock in a new skill online from Southwest Tennessee? For free!


May 7, 2020

Local 24 ABC News: Southwest Tennessee Community College instructor turns his kitchen into a small face shield factory


May 7, 2020

WREG News Chanel 3: Memphis nurses fight COVID-19 in New York


May 6, 2020

WREG News Chanel 3: Free classes offered at Southwest Tennessee Community College during pandemic


May 4, 2020

Local 24 ABC News: It was chaos.: Two Southwest TN Community College graduates help on the front lines in New York City


April 27, 2020

USA Today: President Tracy D. Hall discusses the future of community college enrollment in the USA Today.


April 16, 2020

The Commercial Appeal: Lessons in home economics more valuable than ever amid COVID-19 pandemic


April 15, 2020

FOX 13 Memphis: First-generation college student encourages others not to give up


April 9, 2020

Daily Memphian: Technical, community colleges adapt to distance learning


March 19, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: How Southwest was able to quickly 'pivot' to online learning


March 12, 2020

Commercial Appeal: Coronavirus: Southwest Tennessee Community College extends spring break, goes to online classes


March 10, 2020

WREG TV: Southwest Tennessee Community College closes entire building after possible coronavirus exposure

March 10, 2020

Memphis Business Journal: Updated: Southwest TN Comm. College closes building after students' coronavirus exposure


March 9, 2020

Commercial Appeal: Southwest closing Allied Health Building for cleaning after students exposed to coronavirus patient