Southwest: In the News

Links to Southwest news and other reports on community college trends, Tennessee Board of Regents coverage and more:

May 15, 2020

Will coronavirus problems mean even more ‘summer melt’ this year?

By Delece Smith-Barrow
The Hechinger Report 

May 14

Northshore Technical Community College responds to COVID-19

By Newstaff
The Daily Star

We Need Tuition-Free College. For Adults.

By Michelle Miller-Adams
The New York Times

Senior Spotlight: Peabody Baseball

By Alex Northcut

May 13

Southwest holding virtual commencement

By Daily Memphian Staff
Daily Memphian

Southwest Tennessee Community College to hold virtual ceremony for 2020 spring graduates June 13

By STCC News Release
WATN-TV Local 24 ABC News

Southwest Tennessee Community College announces online 2020 commencement

By STCC News Release

Southwest Tennessee Community College to host virtual commencement

By Melissa Moon
WREG-TV News Channel 3

Southwest Tennessee Community College Announces Online 2020 Commencement, Official Says

By STCC News Release
La Prensa Latina

May 12

Civil rights activist, civic leader, and accomplished businessman Fred Davis dies (Southwest Board Emeritus)

By Rudy Williams
WATN-TV Local 24 News

Southwest offers ten free business, marketing online classes during pandemic

By Kirstin Garriss

May 11

Regions Foundation Announces Additional Grants for CDFIs and Community Organizations Supporting Small Businesses

By Jeremy King

Southwest Tennessee Community College to hold virtual ceremony for 2020 spring graduates June 13

By STCC News Release
WATN-TV Local 24 News

May 9

Kenyan nurse a stand-out on frontline COVID-19 fight in Memphis (completed prerequisites at Southwest)

Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell
Tri-Sate Defender

Community Colleges essential to post-pandemic economic recovery in Alabama and nationwide

Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Tom Downs and Dawn Erlandson
Montgomery Advertiser

May 8

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

By Tonyaa Weathersbee
The Commercial Appeal

May 7

Southwest Tennessee Community College instructor turns his kitchen into a small face shield factory

By Brittani Moncrease
WATN-TV Local 24 News

Memphis nurses fight COVID-19 in New York

By Symone Woolridge
WREG-TV News Channel 3

May 6

Free classes offered at Southwest Tennessee Community College during pandemic

By Stephanie Scurlock
WREG-TV News Channel 3

Motlow offers Career in a Year program

By News Staff
The Tullahoma Tennessee Times

May 4

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

By Brittani Moncrease
WREG-TV News Channel 3

Washington Watch: A look at the various CARES Act funding streams

By David Baime
Community College Daily

May 1

Arlington hires former WNBA first-rounder Ashley Shields as girls basketball coach

By Khari Thompson
The Commercial Appeal

April 27, 2020

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

By David Jesse
USA Today

April 20

An Instrument Of Public Good: Community Colleges In Tennessee

By Bryce Warden

April 16

Lessons in home economics more valuable than ever amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Tonyaa Weathersbee
The Commercial Appeal

April 15

First-generation college student encourages others not to give up

By Amicia Ramsey
WHBQ-TV FOX 13 Memphis

Learning during the pandemic

By Doug Lederman
Inside Higher Ed

April 9

Technical, community colleges adapt to distance learning

By Christin Yates
Daily Memphian

Scoop - May/June 2020