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...

Gallery: 57th Annual Commencement Ceremony

More than 900 graduates walked across the stage of DeVore Stadium for the 57th annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 25. 

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.

A Whole New World: Student Finds New Role in Life Through Theatre, Education

Inside the Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Cynthia Ochoa feels as much a part of the theatre as the seats, the sets and the stage. She walks through the halls with the stories of artists, actors and directors she's worked with. She mentions the technical challenges she's faced on the many productions she's worked on as an Old Globe house manager for the past year. The magic of the theatre, to her, is both on stage and behind the scenes, and Ochoa does everything she can to protect each performance.

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.

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...