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Southwestern College Denounces President’s New Executive Order

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President Donald Trump’s executive order on combating race and sex stereotyping is disappointing, but not not unexpected. Over the last four years we have seen a consistent erosion of human rights and a growth in intolerance. As an institution of higher education, we are not...

Southwestern College to Continue With Distance, Online Education for Spring 2021

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Dear Southwestern College Community, Today, Sept. 16, marks seven months that we have taught and worked remotely. The time has passed quickly and slowly with incredible challenges and just as many opportunities. We have watched once rigid bureaucracies begin to transform into innovative, flexible and...

Southwestern College Students Win Prestigious Women in California Leadership Scholarship

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Two Southwestern College students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Minerva Scholarship from the Women in California Leadership. Jenai Funk and Anna Sanchez will each be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their educational accomplishments and roles as student leaders at Southwestern College. Funk and...

Southwestern College is Home to Two New Ambulances

Jasmine Sierra, a SWC Paramedic student and Martin Gonzalez, the Instructional Lab Coordinator for EMT and Paramedic programs, break in the ambulance with some scenario exercises.
Southwestern College’s paramedics, EMTs and firefighters have a new tool to gain hands-on experience, thanks to a recent donation of two ambulances, one by Priority Ambulance and another from Falck Ambulance. In a celebration Sept. 4, district and Priority officials explained the impact of the...

COVID-19 Update: Data Dashboard, Decision Tree, Town Hall

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Dear Southwestern College, Before we get into some important operations updates and answer many questions you might have, I want to start by saying how proud I am of Southwestern College. I want to say thank you for your hard work and passion in everything...

MAMS‌ ‌Club‌ ‌Creates‌ ‌Community,‌ ‌Support‌ ‌for‌ ‌Student-Mothers

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One day, Anna Sanchez was walking through Southwestern College to drop something off to her fellow-student/husband when she was having a tough time with her youngest child. They had a public outburst and caused a scene on campus, and Sanchez was feeling a little...

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo to Retire in 2021

Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo.
Dr. Kindred Murillo is retiring this academic year after serving 24 years in the California Community College System. Beginning as an adjunct faculty at Desert Community College District, Murillo has served in various roles as an advocate for students and champion of equity. 

Your Guide to the Fall 2020 Semester

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  Dear Southwestern College student,  This fall semester will be unlike any other at Southwestern College. As we continue to operate remotely and through distance education, we know this brings unique questions and challenges to Southwestern College students. Our classes and our services have adapted to...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

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Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply has been extended to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing...

Southwestern College Tutors Transition Online to Keep Helping Students

Our tutors have a quick message for Southwestern College students taking classes online: We're still here to help. While our physical campuses are closed, Southwestern College tutors have been working hard to transition their services online and continue to meet one-on-one with students. Current...