Southwestern College Plans Commencement Ceremony for December

Students at the 58th Annual Commencement in 2019.
Southwestern College leadership agreed to postpone the 2020 Commencement until December this year to allow for an in-person ceremony. In making the decision, the college surveyed and listened to eligible graduates who overwhelmingly voted to postpone the ceremony in response to the COVID-19 public...

Professor Honored as 40th Senate District Woman of the Year

Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete (right) receives a call from California State Senator Ben Hueso honoring her as the Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District on Feb. 19 alongside Dr. Max Branscomb, her fellow professor who nominated her for the distinction.
English and Reading Professor Dr. Sylvia Garcia-Navarrete has been recognized as the Woman of the Year for the 40th Senate District by California State Senator Ben Hueso for her dedication to teaching diverse populations and overcoming a lifetime of adversities to become an inspiration...

College Police Cut Ribbon on New Safety Building

ribbon cutting ceremony at police building
Southwestern College’s police department celebrated the opening of its new facility with a ribbon-cutting Thursday on the Chula Vista campus. The new College Police Building, situated in parking lot C, gives police and their staff a new lobby that can serve more students, a modernized...

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

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...