Southwestern College Transitions Summer Session To Distance Learning

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Southwestern College's 2020 summer session will be held online and through distance learning as Southwestern College continues to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by practicing crucial social distancing. The summer schedule will be available online through WebAdvisor on April 21....

Southwestern College Students Win Prestigious Women in California Leadership Scholarship

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Two Southwestern College students have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Minerva Scholarship from the Women in California Leadership. Jenai Funk and Anna Sanchez will each be awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their educational accomplishments and roles as student leaders at Southwestern College. Funk and...

Southwestern College Debate Students Make History, Participate in Prestigious Tournament

Joaquin Arreola and Khamani Griffin on the Southwestern College Chula Vista campus.
It was literally history in the making when Southwestern College students Joaquin Arreola and Khamani Griffin sent the Southwestern College debate team to this year’s 75th National Debate Tournament. The team of Arreola and Griffin received a second-round bid to the invitation-only tournament and...

Southwestern College Updates Health Guidelines for Summer Session

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Due to the sharp decline of local COVID-19 infections in San Diego County, including Southwestern College’s service area, Southwestern College is updating health guidelines for the summer 2022 session. The updates were informed by the college’s reopening group after reviewing employee/student survey results, current...

New Two-Story Expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City Opens for Classes

Biology professor William Greenleaf teaches a microbiology class in the new "Plaza Building," the two-story expansion at the Higher Education Center at National City.
National City, California ­– The new two-story building at the Higher Education Center at National City opened its doors Monday, Jan. 29 to brand new classrooms, labs and anxious students. The building, dubbed the “Plaza Building,” includes four science labs, a medical assisting clinic,...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of...

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.

5 Ways to Spend Time Between Classes (Besides Going on Your Phone)

Not every class schedule is perfect, and many Southwestern College students find themselves with a good amount of time between classes. You probably spend enough time skipping YouTube ads, checking new messages and refreshing your Instagram feed throughout the day. Instead of staring at...

Southwestern College Plans Virtual, Parade Commencement Activities; In-Person Ceremony Canceled

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        After consulting with local public health officials and student leaders, Southwestern College is canceling a planned in-person commencement ceremony for December and instead is planning summer celebrations. The college had surveyed students earlier this spring. Overwhelmingly students responded that an in-person ceremony was extremely important...

Southwestern College Closes Equity Gaps for Latinx Students

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Southwestern College has closed equity gaps and increased success rates for Latinx students taking English and math courses by broadening access to transfer-level and gateway courses, according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California.  Southwestern College is one of 13 community...