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Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Two Vacancies

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Southwestern College is seeking applications for two community vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 9, 2023. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of bond...

Southwestern Community College Welcomes New Trustee

Southwestern College newly appointed Governing Board member, Kris Galicia Brown, taking oath with family’s support.
Southwestern Community College welcomed a new member to its governing board with the appointment of Kris Galicia Brown. Galicia Brown will serve through November 2024, completing the term left vacant by former Trustee Griselda Delgado. She brings a wealth of experience and an impressive...

Southwestern College’s The Sun: A Celebration of Student Journalism and Community Engagement

Southwestern College Professor Dr. Max Branscomb with the previous and current Sun Editor-in Chiefs Nicolette Monique Luna, Liliana Anguiano, Camila Gonzalez and Emily Ingco presenting their recent achievements in front of the Sun Newspaper. (left to right)
Southwestern College students had a remarkable experience at the annual Society of Professional Journalists awards banquet on Tuesday, June 20. The Sun, the college's student-run newspaper, was named College Newspaper of the Year, beating out SDSU and UCSD. The achievements didn't stop there as...

Southwestern College Governing Board Seeks to Appoint One New Member

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The Southwestern College Governing Board voted on Monday, July 10, to create an appointment process to fill the at-large vacancy left by former Trustee Griselda Delgado who resigned on July 6, 2023.  The provisional appointment process allows any registered voter in the college’s attendance area...

Microelectronics & Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program (MNCP) Empowers Veterans for High-Tech Careers

In a remarkable showcase of resilience and determination, veterans participating in the Microelectronics & Nanomanufacturing Certificate (MNCP) program have demonstrated their ability to adapt and thrive in the rapidly advancing field of microelectronics and nanotechnology. This intensive program, aimed at equipping veterans with cutting-edge...

Removing Barriers to Expand the Ranks of EMTs and Diversify EMS

Cities across America—including some in the San Diego region—often face a shortage of qualified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to serve their communities. The reality is that barriers for entry into the field of emergency medical services are often too high. The amount of student debt...

Business Development Centers Earn National and Regional Awards

As National Small Business Week wraps up, the San Diego & Imperial Women’s Business Center and San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network celebrated their recent national and regional awards for excellence. At a news conference Friday, Women’s Business Center (WBC) Director Katty...

Southwestern College’s Dreamer Center Celebrates 5-year Anniversary

Guadalupe Corona, Office of Student Equity Programs and Services Director; Alejandra Garcia, Dreamer Center Coordinator; and Dreamer Center students; in front of SWC campus building.
The Southwestern College’s Dreamer Center is celebrating its five-year anniversary. The program was established to help students navigate the challenges of attending college as undocumented students by providing essential services, like assisting with the admissions process and financial aid options, including scholarship workshops. Academic...

Southwestern College Students Embark on East Coast Trip

Students listening to speaker during a campus tour visit.
Nine students went on a life-altering trip to tour Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) recently.  Led by Professors Dr. Louis Wright and Brother Shabazz, the students visited Virginia State University, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, Lincoln University, Bowie State University, Hampton University and Howard...

Southwestern College Students Successfully Participated in Regional Theater Festival

Students lifting fellow student, in celebratory form.
Student performances in this semester’s production of “James and the Giant Peach” are getting a little help from lessons learned in a Las Vegas theater festival. Six students–five of whom are starring in the “James” production–attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 55 –...