Academic Success Center Helps Students Ace Final Exams

Walk by the courtyard of the 420 building and you’ll notice Southwestern College students buzzing in and out of the Academic Success Center. With final exams beginning next week, Southwestern College students are even busier than usual with studying, final projects and essays. Many...

Meet the 2019 Student of Distinction Award Recipients

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Each year, Southwestern College honors the best of the best by awarding 20 Student of Distinction Awards. Commonly known as the SODA, this recognition goes to students who have made tremendous contributions and impact to Southwestern College and our communities and have proven themselves...

Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland: In Defense of Community College

Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland.
Peter Bolland is philosophy and humanities professor and department chair at Southwestern College. To learn more about Bolland, visit http://peterbolland.com.  Say the words “community college” out loud. What gut reactions arise? Is “community college” a legitimate entry point to higher education or the punch line...

Spring Semester Fast-Track Classes Begin April 2

DeVore Stadium.
There's still time to register for 8-week, full-credit courses.

Twitter Thread Sparks Intense Support, Admiration for Community Colleges

Screenshot of freelance journalist Yashar Ali's tweet. Tweet reads: "Did you go to a community college? Quote tweet this and say which community college you attended and what you're doing today. I'll retweet as many as I can. People who attend community colleges deserve to be as proud as people who attend Harvard."
Amid a myriad of bleak higher education news like increases in tuition and the recent college admissions scandals, freelance journalist Yashar Ali delivered a welcome reprieve on Twitter that celebrated community colleges across the country. After he called community colleges “the backbone of our...

A Q&A with Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College’s Newest Governing Board Member

Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College's newest Governing Board member.
Learn more about Leticia Cazares, her connection to Southwestern College, why she chose to run and the upcoming goals of the Governing Board.

Your Guide to the Spring 2019 Semester

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Southwestern College is getting ready to kick-off the new semester and welcome approximately 20,000 students to our campuses when the spring semester begins this Monday, Jan. 28. We know a brand new semester comes with a whole new batch of questions, so we've put together this guide to...

5 Tips for Making Online Courses a Success

Rachel Perez, working on her online class at Grind House, a coffeeshop on Third Avenue in Chula Vista.
With Southwestern College gearing up to spring into the new semester, you might be scrambling to find an extra class or two to add to your already packed schedule. Instead of rearranging your entire schedule to fit in another class, you might want to...

Our Most Popular Stories and Social Media Posts of 2018

Our 2018 most popular stories and posts.
As 2018 comes to a close, we're looking back at the most popular Southwestern College stories and social media posts across our News Center, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We opened new buildings, gave you sneak peeks at future facilities, graduated a record number of...

International Student Spotlight: Mariana Silva-Gómez

If you’ve attended campus events throughout the past year, such as the Mother’s Day Celebration, Professors and Pizza or the Jag Kitchen pop-ups, you’ve probably seen Mariana Silva-Gómez helping lead them. As the Associated Student Organization Vice President of Outreach, Silva-Gómez has helped make...