Southwestern College Earns Spot on 2020-2021 Military Friendly Schools List

Grace Chavez, Student Veteran Organization president, speaks at Southwestern College's Veterans Day Ceremony.
Southwestern College has again made the list of the top Military Friendly schools in the country. The Veterans’ Services department earned this designation with top marks on admissions, veterans services and financial aid, including accepting the GI Bill and providing veteran-specific scholarships.  “Our Veterans’ Services...

Dental Hygiene Has a Streak of an Overall 100% Passing Rate

A dental hygiene student, Damian Trujillo is working on his patient at the Southwestern College National City campus clinic.
Since the inception of the Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Program, graduates have had stellar outcomes on the written and clinical licensing exams, and this year the streak continued with 100 percent passing. Southwestern College students perform well above the national average and that success can...

Chula Vista Campus Building and Room Numbers Have Changed

A photo of a building with the new building number that reads "38."
When the spring semester begins on Jan. 29, returning students, employees and visitors will see big changes to Southwestern College’s Chula Vista campus. Every building and room number has been renumbered to create a more consistent numbering system and improve old, convoluted numbering. “The building...

Investigations of Police Procedures in Placard Incident Concluded

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Investigations conducted by Southwestern College and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office into the Oct. 1 incident where college police arrested, cited and released a student for misuse of a disabled parking placard have concluded college officers acted within the district’s police procedures. Part of...

Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Hosts Major’s Week

Dimitri Loa, Southwestern College's Phi Theta Kappa president, discusses Major's Week with a student.
Last week, Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted Major’s Week, a four-day event to teach students about different majors and guide them towards related resources.   The honor society knows that college students are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a...

Local Community Colleges Secure Funding for Immigrant Legal Assistance Centers

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Eight local community colleges have been selected to participate in a pilot program offering free immigration-related legal services through a statewide project involving the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the California Department of Social Services. The program, which...

Southwestern College Hosts Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week To Address Student Food and Housing Insecurities

Members of Southwestern College's College Police and the Black Alliance helped kickoff Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week on Monday with a special breakfast at the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry.
Southwestern College is hosting Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week for the third consecutive year to help students facing food and housing insecurities. From Nov. 18-22, the week features special breakfast bars at the Jag Kitchen hosted by many campus organizations, student-led panels, financial planning...

Southwestern College Again Named a ‘Best for Vets’ College

Gracie Camacho, president of Southwestern College’s Student Veteran Organization, speaks at the rededication of the Veterans Resource Center on Sept. 26.
For the second consecutive year, Southwestern College has been ranked on the list of “Best for Vets” colleges by Military Times. Southwestern College is only one of 28 community colleges in the country to receive the designation. The ranking methodology looked at school-by-school assessments of...

“Pack the Pantry” Food Drive Aims to Fill Local College Food Pantries

Andrea Muñoz, a former Hunger Free Project Liaison at Southwestern College, often serves meals at the college’s Jag Kitchen Food Pantry.
Research shows that around 50% of college students in San Diego face food insecurity, which means they don’t have reliable, consistent access to food. In response to the growing concern, virtually every local college has established a food pantry. “It’s a constant struggle to keep the...

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