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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.

Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland: In Defense of Community College

Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland.
Peter Bolland is philosophy and humanities professor and department chair at Southwestern College. To learn more about Bolland, visit http://peterbolland.com.  Say the words “community college” out loud. What gut reactions arise? Is “community college” a legitimate entry point to higher education or the punch line...

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...

Spring Semester Fast-Track Classes Begin April 2

DeVore Stadium.
There's still time to register for 8-week, full-credit courses.

Twitter Thread Sparks Intense Support, Admiration for Community Colleges

Screenshot of freelance journalist Yashar Ali's tweet. Tweet reads: "Did you go to a community college? Quote tweet this and say which community college you attended and what you're doing today. I'll retweet as many as I can. People who attend community colleges deserve to be as proud as people who attend Harvard."
Amid a myriad of bleak higher education news like increases in tuition and the recent college admissions scandals, freelance journalist Yashar Ali delivered a welcome reprieve on Twitter that celebrated community colleges across the country. After he called community colleges “the backbone of our...

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.

World Languages Department Hosts Carnival Mardi Gras Celebration

The World Languages Department hosted a Carnival Mardi Gras celebration on March 5.
The World Languages Department hosted a Carnival Mardi Gras celebration on March 5.

A Q&A with Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College’s Newest Governing Board Member

Leticia Cazares, Southwestern College's newest Governing Board member.
Learn more about Leticia Cazares, her connection to Southwestern College, why she chose to run and the upcoming goals of the Governing Board.

Southwestern College Men’s Basketball Named PCAC Southern Division Champions

The 2018-2019 Southwestern College men's basketball team.
The Southwestern College men's basketball team has been named the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) southern division champions.