Southwestern College’s Personal Wellness Adapts to Continue to Provide High-Quality Mental Health Services

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Southwestern College’s Personal Wellness Services is adapting its services and creating unique access for students facing new educational, mental and personal challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While Southwestern College’s physical campuses remain closed, Personal Wellness Services has continued to provide high-quality behavioral health care and...

Southwestern College Closes Equity Gaps for Latinx Students

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Southwestern College has closed equity gaps and increased success rates for Latinx students taking English and math courses by broadening access to transfer-level and gateway courses, according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California.  Southwestern College is one of 13 community...

Kicking Off a Season of Thanks

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Southwestern College volunteers capped off a week’s worth of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activities Friday with a drive-through distribution of Thanksgiving-themed meal boxes for students. Up to 1,000 boxes were expected to be distributed and delivered from Friday until Wednesday to the students who...

Superintendent/President Search Enters Community Input Phase

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With the application period for superintendent/president candidates closing this week, the Southwestern College Governing Board is moving into the next phase of the college president search. In closed session on Nov. 24, the Governing Board will review all applications submitted and  select candidates for first-level...

Southwestern College Programs Recognized for Serving Nursing Students and Hispanics

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Southwestern College’s nursing program has ranked in the top 10 of nursing programs in San Diego County, and the college recently ranked within the top 100 schools nationally for the number of Hispanic/Latinx earning two-year degrees. Ranked number 10 in the county by TopRNtoBSN.com, Southwestern...

Southwestern College Launches ‘Belong’ Equity Effort for Inclusive Excellence

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Southwestern College this week launched its “Belong” effort and a website to house its work to build and strengthen equity and inclusion actions while addressing issues of racism and discrimination. The Belong website—www.swccd.edu/belong—brings together data and research that will inform the college’s diversity, equity and...

Governing Board Sets Timeline for New Superintendent/President Search

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The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board is launching a national search for the next superintendent/president, with a timeline of conducting final candidate interviews in December. The Governing Board has contracted with Community College Search Services for the search to replace retiring Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred...

Student Blooms with Dreamer Center Opportunities

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The well-known symbol for undocumented students, or Dreamers, in California higher education is the butterfly. And for Southwestern College student Casandra Morales, the emergence of a butterfly from its cocoon symbolizes the educational journey she has taken. The first in her family to graduate high...

Theater Department Performs Modern-Day Interpretations of Greek Tragedies

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Do you remember Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall last year? The steps would be decorated with tents and bright colors and banners to advertise the upcoming show. Its halls were once filled with students rehearsing scripts, singing and dancing for events and plays. Backstage there would...

SWC Foundation Member Believes in Investing in Students

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Halé Richardson serves on several non-profit boards, but few bring her as much personal satisfaction as serving on the Southwestern College Foundation board. For the last five years, Richardson has seen that Southwestern College is a positive vortex that brings together students, employees and community...