Southwestern College Opens New Campus Meditation Room

Southwestern College students and employees cut the ribbon to the Associated Student Organization's brand new Meditation Room.
Southwestern College students now have a safe, open and inclusive space to think, de-stress, meditate and pray thanks to the Associated Student Organization’s brand new Meditation Room.

Professor Shares Cinco de Mayo History

What comes to mind when you hear “Cinco de Mayo?” If you’re not acquainted with the celebration, you might know that it’s some kind of Mexican holiday and it means May Fifth in Spanish. But for Latinos at Southwestern College and Mexican Americans throughout the...

SWC Architect Students Win Prestigious Cal Poly SLO Design Village Award

Earth Day Weekend Win for Southwestern College Architecture Students SAN LUIS OBISPO — A team of Southwestern College Architecture and Design students earned recognition for Best Craftsmanship at the prestigious Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (SLO) Annual Design Village competition recently. The three-day event took place...

Southwestern College Awards More Financial Aid Than Any Other Community College in The Region

As a Southwestern College peer advisor, Andres Nunez knows one of the questions new Southwestern College students ask the most: "How am I going to pay for this?"

Local Buddhist Temple Donates 20-Volume Arts Encyclopedia to Southwestern College Library

Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, came to Southwestern College today to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the Southwestern College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance.
Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, visited Southwestern College Wednesday to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance. Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland, who...

Southwestern College Dedicates Plaza Building in National City

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – Southwestern College leaders and students dedicated the new Plaza Building at the Higher Education Center at National City Thursday—doubling the educational space of the center. In cutting the ribbon on the $22 million, two-story structure, college and city officials talked about...

Jag Kitchen Creator Patricia Bartow Wins Best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer

Patricia Bartow, director of the Child Development Center and the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry, has won best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness “This award reflects the hard work and commitment of a team of individuals...

Southwestern College Named a 2018 Military Friendly School

Southwestern College has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” Southwestern College exceeded each standard of evaluation, including student veteran graduation rates, admissions and counseling, job placement and financial aid awarded.

Student volunteers prepare tax returns for free

VITA volunteer Aileen Delosreyes, VITA Coordinator Maria Martinez-Sanabria (left to right) go over tax information as fellow Southwestern student volunteers look on.
CHULA VISTA, California -  The start of a new semester can be stressful. Add tax season to the mix, and it can be a recipe for a challenging time. However more than 40 Southwestern College students are helping to take the pressure off by...

New Two-Story Expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City Opens for Classes

Biology professor William Greenleaf teaches a microbiology class in the new "Plaza Building," the two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City.
National City, California ­– The new two-story building at the Higher Education Center at National City opened its doors Monday, Jan. 29 to brand new classrooms, labs and anxious students. The building, dubbed the “Plaza Building,” includes four science labs, a medical assisting clinic,...