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Trail race director presents check to benefit Student Emergency Fund

Dominique Barwatt and Brian Barwatt present a donation from the Assault on Blackrock trail race to Dr. Don Tomas, SCC’s President, and Brett Woods, Director of the SCC Foundation, for the college’s Student Emergency Fund.

The support that Southwestern Community College receives is always put to use, for the benefit of students through various programs.

One of these is the Student Emergency Fund, which was created by the SCC Foundation to support students who encounter a sudden financial emergency that could impact their education at SCC.

In April, Brian Barwatt presented a check for $4,100 to SCC President Dr. Tom Tomas. The check will be donated to the Fund from proceeds of the Assault on Blackrock trail race.

Assault on Blackrock is a seven-mile race in Pinnacle Park. Runners summit Blackrock Mountain and trail through the Plott Balsam Mountains on challenging roads and paths.

“I try to give the proceeds from the race to different organizations in Sylva every year,” said Barwatt. “I’ve graduated from and worked at SCC, and Scott Clontz with his graphic design students have helped with the race for years. I felt it was a good time to give back to the college.”

For more information about the Student Emergency Fund, visit

Tyler Norris Goode, Director of Public Relations :SCC

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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