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...

New Grant Helps Expand Child Development Center’s Mission, Services

The Child Development Center on the Chula Vista campus provides childcare services for Southwestern College students and employees and the community.
The Child Development Center will soon have 16 spots open for low-cost child care for Southwestern College student-families thanks to continued funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant helps support low-income students with children...

Superintendent/President Nullifies ASO Election

Associated Student Organization logo
On Thursday, Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo declared this year’s Associated Student Organization election null and void because the process has been compromised. The issues include multiple alleged violations of college policies and procedures; additionally, there are allegations of potential violations of Governing...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

After years of serving the undocumented student population, Southwestern College officially cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the brand new Dreamer Center on the Chula Vista campus. The center, located in room 426, was made possible through a $125,000 grant from The California...

Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team Win Top Honors at National Convention

The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team with coaches Jordan Mills, Graciela Saez-Kleriga and Eric Maag.
The Southwestern College Speech and Debate Team wrapped up their season with two top honors at the Cross Examination Debate Association national tournament at Cal State University, Long Beach on April 3-7.

Southwestern College Leaders Honored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

Three Southwestern College leaders are recognized by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber at her annual Salute to Women Leaders of the 79th District.
Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber honored three Southwestern College women at her annual Salute to Women Leaders of the 79th District this week. In a ceremony held Sunday, Weber named Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, Southwestern College Black Alliance Co-Presidents Myesha Jackson and Trishana Norquist as women...

Nora Vargas Named 80th Assembly District Woman of the Year

SWC Governing Board Vice President Nora Vargas named the Woman of the Year for the 80th Assembly District.
Southwestern College Governing Board Vice President has been named the Woman of the Year for the 80th Assembly District. In a ceremony on the floor of the California State Assembly on Monday, March 4, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez presented Vargas with the award. “Every community needs individuals...

The Southwestern College Sun Inducted Into the ACP Hall of Fame

Past and former members of The Sun, Southwestern College employees and The Sun's adviser, Dr. Max Branscomb, after The Sun was inducted into the Hall of Fame on March 2.
The Sun was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame at its Midwinter National College Journalism Convention in La Jolla on March 1.

Southwestern College Hires Minou Djawdan Spradley As New Vice President for Academic Affairs

Minou Djawdan Spradley has been hired as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board unanimously approved the hiring of Minou Djawdan Spradley as the new vice president for academic affairs at its meeting Tuesday. She will begin March 1. Spradley, who most recently served as the acting vice president of instruction at...

Student Volunteers Prepare Tax Returns For Free

VITA volunteer Aileen Delosreyes, goes over tax information as fellow Southwestern student volunteer looks on
Tax season is a very stressful time of year. Southwestern College's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is here to help alleviate the stress. More than 30 Southwestern College students are helping to take the pressure off by providing free tax-preparation and filing services to...