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...

New and Returning Trustees Sworn into Southwestern College Governing Board

Leticia Cazares begins new term, Tim Nader and Nora Vargas re-elected CHULA VISTA, California ­– Three trustees were sworn into the Southwestern College Governing Board for a new term Tuesday, Dec. 11 before the board’s regular public meeting. Leticia Cazares begins her new term...

Chula Vista Veteran of the Year is Proud Southwestern College Graduate

Southwestern College alumnus Chris Lawerence is Chula Vista's Veteran of the Year. Lawrence is a Purple Heart recipient, a police officer with the Chula Vista Police Department and a graduate of Southwestern College's Police Academy.
In 2007, Chris Lawrence had been in about his fifth month of deployment in the Al Anabar province of Iraq when an enemy improvised explosive device went off and destroyed the bridge he and his squad of about 14 soldiers were walking over. “I was...

Southwestern College Celebrates Jewish Festival of Lights

Dreidels were spun, babka was served and Hanukkah lessons were learned at the first-ever Southwestern College Festival of Lights event held on Nov. 20, presented by Southwestern College Jewish students and friends. Rabbi Mendy Begun, of Chabad of Chula Vista, welcomed participants with messages and...

Wellness & Aquatic Complex Wins Prestigious Green Building Design Award        

Southwestern College has been awarded the City of Chula Vista’s Green Building Design Award for the construction of the new Wellness & Aquatics Complex as part of its annual Ribbons & Shovels awards. The 12 awards highlight community projects that improve and enhance the appearance of Chula Vista and celebrate the best in art, architecture, landscape, historic preservation and environment.

Student Veteran Spotlight 2018

Southwestern College is proud to serve our student veterans and grateful for their service to our country. Recently, Southwestern College was recognized in Military Times' 2019 “Best for Vets” list for our dedication and ongoing campus support to our student veterans through services such...

Accounting Students Accrue Competitive Experience, Exposure Through Alumni Guidance

Southwestern College alumnus and EY tax professional gives Brittany Tavai a tour of the San Diego EY offices. Tavai was one of four Southwestern College students chosen for EY's prestigious Elements of Success program.
It was 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday in September when Gustavo Perez, treasurer of the Southwestern College Foundation and proud alumnus, drove onto the Chula Vista campus to pick up three students to take to Los Angeles. Perez was taking these students to the prestigious...

Southwestern College Hosts New SDSU President

Thankful for the extension of friendship and partnership from South County’s business and education community, new San Diego State University President Dr. Adela de la Torre said the key to economic success for the region will be to work together.

Southwestern College Ranked in 2019 ‘Best for Vets’ College

Southwestern College’s dedication to student veterans and military dependents has been recognized by Military Times with a “Best for Vets” college distinction. Southwestern College is one of only 208 schools and only one of 33 community colleges to receive the honor. The designation was given...

Top 5 Study Spots for Southwestern College Students

Young Hickory in North Park.
Brace yourself, finals are coming. With the final exam season almost upon us, I’ve definitely been kicking my study habits up a notch. As a college student, I spend enough time studying at home, so I try to take my books elsewhere when I...