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

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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...

Landscape & Nursery Technology: A Look at Three Types of Seed Media

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Holly McMullen, an instructor in the Landscape and Nursery Technology department, takes you on a quick experiment of sowing seeds with three different types of media. Watch as she gives a preview of one of the lessons from LNT-100, offered this fall completely online...

Southwestern College Committed to Black Lives Matter

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin On Tuesday, July 21, the college will add “Black Lives Matter” to our corner marquee messages. This message will remain through August; however, the intention of...

Chef Latinos, SWC and Other Community Members Hosts a Drive Through Against Food Insecurity in National City

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Chef Latinos, multiple community partners and Southwestern College volunteers gathered to help National City residents Monday by providing warm meals, fresh produce and other supplies in a special drive-through distribution at the college’s National City campus. The distribution was an international affair as new partners--Chef...