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Welcome to Spartanburg Community College, home of the proud Chasers!
We wholeheartedly believe in our motto of Dream It, Chase It, Live It, and are driven by a burning passion to provide every resource possible to empower our students to chase and live out their dreams.
At SCC, our motto is not just empty words and hollow promises; we offer unparalleled access to higher education opportunities and an unmatched focus on student success that has resulted in our College becoming the fastest growing public institution of higher education in South Carolina in more than two decades.
Spartanburg Community College serves as our region’s comprehensive nexus between higher education and the economy in a way that represents a significant return on investment, both for our students and the communities we serve. The best is yet to come for the Chasers of Spartanburg Community College, so let’s keep chasin’!
G. Michael Mikota, Ph.D.
President, Spartanburg Community College
Most of you may be familiar with South Carolina’s primary motto, “Dum Spiro Spero,”
which translates to “While I Breathe, I Hope.” The second motto, “Animis Opibusque
Parati” or “Prepared in Mind and Resources,” might be lesser known but it is equally
important when considering the challenges we face as a state and a nation.
Prepared in Mind and Resources usually signifies the fact that South Carolina stands ready to defend itself from any attack or threat -- whether that be a foreign invader or a natural disaster such as a hurricane. There exists currently a threat facing our state that is very important to our future growth and prosperity and we at Spartanburg Community College are on the front line of preparation. The opportunity that exists in order to meet the threat at hand is the development of an enhanced and robust skilled labor force.
We are steadfast in our commitment to equip our students and communities with the skills and knowledge necessary to bolster South Carolina's labor force. Through strategic partnerships with local businesses and proactive engagement with our community, we ensure that our graduates are not only prepared in mind but also armed with the resources needed to invigorate our state's economic landscape.
As we collectively strive for a stronger, more prosperous South Carolina, it is evident that a prepared workforce forms the bedrock of progress. Each student we educate and empower to Dream It, Chase It and Live It at Spartanburg Community College contributes to this vision, and we will continue to prepare for the upcoming chase by further adapting and improving our day-to-day operations while strengthening our accountability to boost success outcomes. We have to accomplish this mission for the betterment of our communities and for our beloved South Carolina.
Together, we breathe hope and stand prepared, fortifying the promise of prosperity for many generations to come.
G. Michael Mikota, Ph.D.
Spartanburg Community College
Dr. Mikota sat down with GSA Business Publisher Rick Jenkins to discuss the success of SCC's Free Tuition Initiative, the launch of Chaser as our mascot, and much more!