Graduate Ivonne Raya Dedicates her Education, Success to her Departed Mother

When Ivonne Raya walks across the DeVore Stadium stage on May 24 during the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony, there will be one person missing from the audience: her mother. Just less than one month ago, when students are trying to complete final projects, prepare for...

Largest Graduating Class to Participate in 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Mariana Silva-Gómez, former Associated Student Organization Vice President of Outreach, participates in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 25.
More than 950 students will walk into DeVore Stadium for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony and make history once again for being the largest graduating class. The ceremony on May 24 will mark another record year for Southwestern College commencement ceremonies, which has broken...

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...

The Jag Kitchen & Johnny Jaguar Pass Out Snacks for Finals

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No one should go hungry — especially students studying for finals. We teamed up with the Jag Kitchen and Johnny Jaguar to help give our students a much-deserved snack break. If you're facing food insecurity, don't go hungry. Visit the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry for...

New Grant Helps Expand Child Development Center’s Mission, Services

The Child Development Center on the Chula Vista campus provides childcare services for Southwestern College students and employees and the community.
The Child Development Center will soon have 16 spots open for low-cost child care for Southwestern College student-families thanks to continued funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant helps support low-income students with children...

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...

Superintendent/President Nullifies ASO Election

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On Thursday, Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo declared this year’s Associated Student Organization election null and void because the process has been compromised. The issues include multiple alleged violations of college policies and procedures; additionally, there are allegations of potential violations of Governing...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

After years of serving the undocumented student population, Southwestern College officially cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the brand new Dreamer Center on the Chula Vista campus. The center, located in room 426, was made possible through a $125,000 grant from The California...

Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team Win Top Honors at National Convention

The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team with coaches Jordan Mills, Graciela Saez-Kleriga and Eric Maag.
The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team wrapped up their season with two top honors at the Cross Examination Debate Association national tournament at Cal State University, Long Beach on April 3-7.

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...