Southwest Tennessee Community College

For Immediate Release

Date January 10, 2008

For More Information: Robert G. Miller (901) 333-4368/ Fax (901) 333-4503
                                         E-mail: rgmiller1@southwest.tn.edu


Southwest Emergency Messaging System Debuts

Southwest Tennessee Community College, in partnership with Rave Wireless, has launched an emergency e-mail and text-messaging service to students, faculty and staff, effective January 11, 2008 called the Southwest Emergency Messaging System. These options will only be used in the event of an on-campus emergency, an unscheduled College closing, or a delay of or cancellation of classes due to, for example, severe inclement weather. Students, faculty, and staff can sign up for the service voluntarily. They will be encouraged to do so because of the speed with which e-mail and text messaging will enable them to receive emergency information from College authorities. There is no charge for signing up, however, standard text messaging rates apply.

For more information about the Southwest Emergency Messaging System, visit http://www.southwest.tn.edu and click on the link “Southwest Emergency Messaging System.”

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Southwest Tennessee Community College is the comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities in Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region. The Memphis-based college provides citizens with an effective teaching and learning environment designed to raise educational levels, enhance economic development, and enrich personal lives. With student success as our number one priority, Southwest, Tennessee’s largest community college, welcomes a diverse student population with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, interests, levels of education and economic circumstances. Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.

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