Governing Board Endorses Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for Higher Education

A student participates in Southwestern College's 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on Friday, May 25 at DeVore Stadium.
The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board has become the first college district board to endorse the Campaign for College Opportunity’s Blueprint for California Higher Education and “Our California” campaign. At its Aug. 14 meeting, the board unanimously approved the endorsement and signed a call...

Southwestern College Head Football Coach Wins Top Honors

Jaguar football Head Coach Ed Carberry during a recent practice at DeVore Stadium. Carberry has won top honors for his coaching and leading the Jaguars to victories on and off the field.
Jaguar football Head Coach Ed Carberry has had a year success and victories, both on and off the field. Last year he led the Jaguars to victory in both the Mountain League Championship and the American Bowl Conference Championship. He was recently awarded Football Coach of the Year for region IV, the 2017-2018 Pacific Athletic Conference Male Sports Coach of the Year and Southwestern College Men’s Coach of the Year.

Southwestern College Architect Students Receive National Awards

NEW YORK, NY. – Southwestern College architecture students have earned national recognition by winning two of the top five spots in the Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs, Inc. (CCCAP) 2018 Student Design Competition. Students were asked to design a visitor center in California’s Joshua...

Southwestern College Career Education Honored as Statewide “Strong Workforce Star”

CHULA VISTA, Calif. –Nineteen Southwestern College programs earned statewide recognition as a California Community Colleges’ Strong Workforce Star. Among the honorees, Southwestern’s Registered Nursing program received the highest level as a Gold Star for the program’s earning power and social mobility successes. Strong Workforce Stars...

Southwestern College Awarded Veterans’ Center and Dream Center Grants

Southwestern College has been awarded $325,000 to help fund student veteran success and establish a Dream Center for undocumented students.

Governing Board Takes Strong Stand Against Separation of Families at Border

Calling the separation of young immigrant children from their parents at the border dehumanizing and inhumane, the Southwestern College Governing Board unanimously passed a resolution calling for family reunification. At its meeting Tuesday, the Governing Board unanimously passed Resolution 2056 and called on the federal...

Wellness & Aquatics Complex Wins Construction Management Award

The newly opened Wellness and Aquatics Complex at Southwestern College has won the Program Management Buildings Award from the Construction Management Association of America’s (CMAA) San Diego Chapter—making it the third such win for a Southwestern College project. The 75,000-square-foot facility opened to students in...

Record Number of Graduates Will Walk in Southwestern College’s 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Students at last year's Commencement Ceremony.
Southwestern College will be celebrating its largest graduating class in history this Friday, May 25th at the 57th annual Commencement Ceremony. More than 3,300 degrees and certificates are being awarded this year and more than 900 students will walk across the stage at DeVore Stadium.

From Hieroglyphs to Emojis, Dr. Mark Van Stone Teaches the Meaning Behind Pictures

Dr. Mark Van Stone, a Southwestern College art history professor, sits in his office with a sculpture of the Mayan lord Pakal.
From ancient hieroglyphic writing, to the modern emojis that highlight our smartphones today, human beings have always tried to communicate through pictures. Dr. Mark Van Stone, a Southwestern College professor of art history, has studied them all. He has dedicated much of his life to understanding the patterns and similarities of writing throughout history.

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.