Southwestern College Governing Board Statement on Governor’s May Budget Revision

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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the May budget revision today has outlined the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s economy. At Southwestern College, the economic hit could range from a $2 million to a $27 million shortfall. “At Southwestern College we have...

Southwestern College Students Eligible for $4.62M in Federal Emergency Aid Grant

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Currently enrolled Southwestern College students can apply for $4.62 million in federal relief funds awarded to the college—making Southwestern the first community college in the region to disburse the federal funds. The Federal Emergency Relief Grant, commonly known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...

COVID-19: Fall Semester Operations Update

  Dear Southwestern College Community, We are ending our academic year during one of the most challenging periods Southwestern College and our community has ever faced. Even so, I am feeling incredibly inspired. I am inspired by the resilience and tenacity of our students who continue...

Southwestern College Creates WiFi Parking Lot Zone for Students

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Southwestern College is launching a pilot Drive-Up WiFi Zone on the Chula Vista campus to provide free WiFi to district students who may not have internet connectivity or access.  Southwestern College’s Institutional Technology department converted the first few rows of parking Lot D (next to...

Southwestern College Awarded $135,000 to Meet Student Needs

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CHULA VISTA -- The San Diego Foundation has awarded Southwestern College two grants totaling $135,000 to help students affected by the fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis. In awards announced last week, The San Diego Foundation awarded $75,000 for Southwestern College to purchase and...

Southwestern College, SDSU Awarded $2.2M Math Equity and Research Grant by National Science Foundation

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Southwestern College and San Diego State University have been awarded a joint $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to close equity gaps in math classes, train math faculty to foster student success and develop research on how to better prepare students to...

SWC Faculty Won’t Leave Donovan Students Behind

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When Southwestern College Restorative Justice Program Director Patrice Milkovich popped the trunk of her Subaru in the parking lot of the Pilot Truck Stop near the Mexican border, the cargo inside was more precious than any illicit cargo that passes through. Milkovich was there to...

Southwestern College Plans Commencement Ceremony for December

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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...

Southwestern College Transitions Summer Session To Distance Learning

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Southwestern College's 2020 summer session will be held online and through distance learning as Southwestern College continues to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing crucial social distancing. The summer schedule will be available online through WebAdvisor on April 21....

COVID-19: Critical Spring Semester Updates

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Dear Southwestern College, It has been a truly unprecedented time for our college, our students, our employees and our world. We believe this is only going to get worse before it gets better. It is so inspiring to witness Southwestern College’s resilience, creativity, and patience...