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

Alejandra Garcia standing in the Dreamer Center
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

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...