Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

aerial photo of math and science building
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 is Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the...

New $3.5M Grant Helps Southwestern College Build Bilingual Educators, Pathway to SDSU

Julia King, a Southwestern College liberal studies major and Peer Ambassador, is studying to become a teacher with hopes of teaching in the South Bay.
A new $3.5 million Hispanic-Serving Institution grant from the Department of Education will help Southwestern College create more bilingual and culturally competent K-12 educators. Through a new partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU), and other local community colleges, Southwestern College will create a cohort...

Industry Meets Education During Southwestern’s “Teaming Today to Impact Tomorrow” Summit

Darryl Anunciado from Action Drone Inc. (far right) along with his colleagues from L-R Scripps Health, The Living Coast Discovery Center, and NASSCO set the tone to build a better relationship between industry and education.
More than 100 educators, businessowners and community members gathered recently to bridge the gap between industry needs and education at the “Teaming Today to Impact Tomorrow” Summit held at Southwestern College. “We have many talented students,”“ said Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo. “We want...

Southwestern College Awarded $3.2M S-STEM Grant by National Science Foundation for Chemistry, Biochemistry Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded Southwestern College and San Diego State University a $5,000,000 S-STEM grant, $3,230,840 of which is awarded to Southwestern College. This program will provide an integrated mentoring and research experience bridging the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Southwestern College...

New VPs Join Southwestern College Leadership Team

With the unanimous approval of the Southwestern College Governing Board Tuesday, Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo filled two key positions on her executive leadership team. Dr. Kelly Hall will serve as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and Dr. Tina King will serve...

San Ysidro Community Turns Tragedy to Triumph

Guillermo Flores stands in front of San Ysidro Memorial
Thirty-five years ago, friends and family of Gloria Salas thought she was crazy when she vowed to never allow the McDonald’s on West San Ysidro Boulevard to open again after 21 community members were killed by a gunman there on July 18, 1984. “Most of...

Puente Student Wins Competitive California Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major.
Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major, has won a competitive and prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. Sanchez is one of only 50 students from across California and one of only a handful of community college...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for State-of-the-Art Math and Science Building

Jessica Rodriguez, nursing student, and Robert Alcantar, Governing Board president, cut the ribbon to the Math and Science Building with Southwestern College students, employees and community members.
More than 100 students, Southwestern College employees and community members gathered on June 12 to celebrate the opening of Southwestern College’s Math and Science Building, the newest STEM-dedicated education facility in San Diego County. Already serving our students for a semester, the $85.6 million Math...

Southwestern Architecture Gets Three Awards at Design Village Competition

Southwestern College takes home three awards from an esteemed architecture competition in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, “The Design Village.” Southwestern College architecture students may have been the underdogs going into this year’s Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s “Design Village,” but that didn’t stop them...

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...