Meet the 2021 Student of Distinction Award Recipients

It’s been an extraordinary year at Southwestern College, filled with rapidly evolving changes and unique challenges for Southwestern College students. What hasn’t changed is the ability of Southwestern College students to meet those challenges and excel in their academic and personal goals.  This year, we...

A Welcome Message from the New Superintendent/President

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Hello, Jaguars, I'm Dr. Mark Sanchez and I have just completed my first week as the new superintendent/president of Southwestern College. As a Southwestern College graduate, I know very well the multiple priorities students manage in working to complete their higher education. I also realize this is...

Your Guide to the Spring 2021 Semester

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The start of the spring semester is just days away. As you work to finalize your plans and get ready, we've put together this guide that will hopefully answer many questions we know you have. The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Southwestern College campuses closed for the spring semester,...

Your Guide to the Fall 2020 Semester

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  Dear Southwestern College student,  This fall semester will be unlike any other at Southwestern College. As we continue to operate remotely and through distance education, we know this brings unique questions and challenges to Southwestern College students. Our classes and our services have adapted to...

Q&A: ASO President Kiara Mora

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Before Southwestern College student Kiara Mora ever even decided to run for president of the Associated Student Organization, she had already made history. Mora was the first student to fully campaign online for student government. She is the first ASO president to take office...

5 Tips for Finishing the Semester Strong From Home

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You’ve heard it countless times by now, but I’ll say it again: these trying times are unprecedented. The COVID-19 virus and the public health crisis has dominated the news and semester for months now, and this spring semester has been unlike any before. For some...

Meet the 2020 Student of Distinction Award Recipients

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The Student of Distinction Award (commonly referred to as the SODA) is the highest honor a student can receive at Southwestern College. It is given each year to students who have displayed exemplary academic achievement and contributions to our campus and our communities. This year's...

Download These Zoom Virtual Backgrounds to Bring Southwestern College Home

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We miss being on campus, and we know many of you do, too. That’s why we created these Southwestern College virtual Zoom backgrounds to help you bring a part of Southwestern College home.  We know it’s not as good as the real thing. While we’re...

Your Guide to the Spring 2020 Semester

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We're starting the new decade with some big and exciting changes at Southwestern College. We have new building and room numbers, new changes coming to our annual Commencement Ceremony and information on parking. The spring 2020 semester begins on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Yes, the semester begins...

Our Most Popular Stories and Social Media Posts of 2019

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We're closing out the year (and decade!) at Southwestern College by looking back at some of our best moments across our News Center, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You made it another year to remember. You came to read our great stories and were there for...