Local Buddhist Temple Donates 20-Volume Arts Encyclopedia to Southwestern College Library

Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, came to Southwestern College today to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the Southwestern College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance.
Venerable Miao Zang, from the San Diego Buddhist temple Hsi Fang Temple, visited Southwestern College Wednesday to donate a 20-volume Buddhist arts encyclopedia to the College Library. Zang met with professors and administrators to discuss the encyclopedia, its creation and importance. Philosophy Professor Peter Bolland, who...

Counselor Prepares to Run Boston Marathon 5 Years After Witnessing Marathon Bombing

EOPS Counselor Tayler Nichols trains for the Boston Marathon.
It was five years ago that Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Counselor Tayler Nichols was just one mile away from the Boston Marathon finish line, cheering on people from around the world finishing their 26.2-mile run. She didn’t know then that day would turn into one of the most tragic days in Boston history.

Meet Momo: Student, graphic artist, and ‘unapologetically Filipina’

Monique “Momo” Arao Garcia against a wall of the graphic work and art she's created for Southwestern College. Momo is the college's first official graphic design intern and she's been the Associated Student Organization graphic designer for almost two years.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Monique “Momo” Arao Garcia at Southwestern College, chances are that you have at least seen her work as a campus artist and designer. Take a walk through the Chula Vista campus, pick up a flyer or...

Spring 2018 Fast Track Classes Begin April 2

The spring semester may be almost halfway over, but there's still time to add a class or two to your schedule. If you're acing all your classes or think your class schedule is a little too light, you can add a fast-track class, Check...

Theater Department Brings Star Power to Campus

Broadway producer Tony Vincent conducts a master class for Southwestern College students—helping them prepare for upcoming production of American Idiot.
Imagine being a college athlete and having the chance to practice with a professional. It could be any of the big names: Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant or Lionel Messi. That’s the kind of opportunity Southwestern College Theatre Department students recently had when Broadway star...

Black History Month: The First Female Black ASO President

Kirstyn Smith, the first female black Associated Student Organization president.
Every February, we hear the stories of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rosa Parks; Angela Davis; and other influential black people who have had a huge impact on African Americans in this country. While those stories are important and are rightfully celebrated, we hardly ever hear the stories of everyday black people who are living in their legacy.

Southwestern College Dedicates Plaza Building in National City

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. – Southwestern College leaders and students dedicated the new Plaza Building at the Higher Education Center at National City Thursday—doubling the educational space of the center. In cutting the ribbon on the $22 million, two-story structure, college and city officials talked about...

Jag Kitchen Creator Patricia Bartow Wins Best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer

Patricia Bartow, director of the Child Development Center and the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry, has won best Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Organizer by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness “This award reflects the hard work and commitment of a team of individuals...

Southwestern College Named a 2018 Military Friendly School

Southwestern College has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” Southwestern College exceeded each standard of evaluation, including student veteran graduation rates, admissions and counseling, job placement and financial aid awarded.

Transfer Spotlight: Angel Ramirez

Angel Ramirez had a problem. It was different than any of the other academic problems he’d faced, like graduating Hilltop High School with a 2.1 GPA or dropping out of Southwestern College when he was 18. This problem was unique to his academic career. After...