Southwestern College Aquatics Makes Waves in National City

The Southwestern College men's and women's swim teams practice at Las Palmas Pool in #NationalCity.
  Southwestern College pools are getting an upgrade, but that didn’t sink the college’s swim teams. The old swimming pools and the 1000 building have been demolished and cleared to make way for the new Math, Science and Engineering Building. By the next spring semester, however,...

Southwestern College Vocational Nursing Commencement

The 2016 class of the Southwestern College vocational nursing program held their commencement and pinning ceremony on Friday, Dec. 9.
The 2016 class of the Southwestern College Vocational Nursing program held their commencement and pinning ceremony on Friday, Dec. 9. The class of 23 students celebrated the completion of their three-semester program with a ceremonial pinning, speeches by their mentors, remarks by class President...

ASO’s Thanksgiving Feast Makes Everyone Feel At Home

The Associated Student Organization hosted "Thanksgiving Feast," as a way to provide a dinner to those who may not be able to have one.
The Associated Student Organization's Thanksgiving Feast had all the fixings of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. There was sliced turkey layered over stuffing, vegetables everyone avoided but reluctantly said yes to, board and card games to play to kill the time before a second helping and...

Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates Birthday with Refugee Awareness Week

Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter—Alpha Pi Epsilon— celebrated its 98th birthday all week long with Refugee Awareness Week. Throughout the week, the honor society held events and a donation drive to bring awareness to barriers that refugees face in San Diego, including the recent...

Gallery: Southwestern College Welcomes Future Students During College Preview Day

The campus community came together to welcome more than 1,200 students from the Sweetwater Union High School District. These students came from schools throughout the South Bay to experience everything Southwestern College had to offer. They attended a pep rally hosted by the Southwestern College cheerleaders, were welcomed to campus by college and student leaders, went on campus tours, had a box-lunch picnic on the grass, attended the Majors Pavilion and club fair, and more.
The campus community came together to welcome more than 1,200 students from the Sweetwater Union High School District. These students came from schools throughout the South Bay to experience everything Southwestern College has to offer. They attended a pep rally hosted by the Southwestern...

Southwestern College celebrates Halloween, Dia de los Muertos

On Oct. 31, Southwestern College was filled with Halloween spirit as the students and employees filled the campus dressed as everything from ghouls to goblins, heroes to villains, storybook characters to creatures of the night. The next day, on November 1, the Higher Education...

Simulator teaches students perils of drunk driving

Health Services and Campus Police hosted Under the Influence, an event aiming to teach students the perils of driving under the influence. The event included a simulated drunk driving course, sobriety tests and information about alternative transportations home.
The Mayan Hall patio was taken over by orange cones and yellow tape set up by Health Services and Campus Police to take students on a golf cart driving course through the patio. First, the students breezed through the course with no impairments. Then,...

Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas and Swinging Friar Kick of Hispanic Heritage Month

Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas, the Swinging Friar and members of the Pad Squad came to Southwestern College to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month
Padres Pitcher Cesar Vargas, the Swinging Friar and members of the Pad Squad came to Southwestern College to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted the event that included Mexican candy and goody bags, autographs, selfies with...

Snack time with Interim Superintendent/President ‘Mr. Bob’

Interim Superintendent/President Robert Deegan joins snack time with the children at the Child Development Center.
Each afternoon, children of the Southwestern College Child Development Center have their snack break outside their classrooms before heading over to recess. Today, they invited the new Interim Superintendent/President Robert Deegan, or as they called him, “Mr. Bob,” to join them for their banana...

Associated Students Organization Hosts Welcome Week

Thousands of students have walked onto Southwestern College this week to begin the fall semester. Eagerly awaiting to greet them were members of the Associated Students Organization. Whether it was through their Ask Me tables, the Black Lives Matter spoken word event, the bouncy...