Gallery: Southwestern College Celebrates Veterans Day 2019

Photos from the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, where we honored student and employee veterans.
  Southwestern College celebrated Veterans Day with its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 with the theme of "Honoring our Own." We honored student and employee veterans as well as John Jacobs, the Chula Vista Veteran of the year. Here's who helped...

Southwestern College Rededicates Veterans Resource Center, Sgt. Peralta Garden of Honor

Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and improved Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor.
  Southwestern College celebrated the rededication of the new and expanded Veterans Resource Center and the Sgt. Rafael Peralta Garden of Honor Thursday, Sept. 26. The expanded Veterans' Resource Center comes with the help of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office who awarded Southwestern College...

Southwestern College Celebrates 58th Birthday

Students and community members celebrate Southwestern College's 58th birthday.
Southwestern College students, employees and community members celebrated 58 years of student success Thursday, Sept. 12 on the Chula Vista campus with Southwestern College's annual birthday party. For the past 58 years, we've graduated more than more than half a million Jaguars who have...

San Ysidro Community Turns Tragedy to Triumph

Guillermo Flores stands in front of San Ysidro Memorial
Thirty-five years ago, friends and family of Gloria Salas thought she was crazy when she vowed to never allow the McDonald’s on West San Ysidro Boulevard to open again after 21 community members were killed by a gunman there on July 18, 1984. “Most of...

Harry Potter Science Class Teaches 4th-10th Graders the Magic of Science

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For the first time ever, the Sally Ride Science Academy has come to Southwestern College. Thanks to our friends at U.C. San Diego, 4th-10th graders are taken through courses like oceanography, kitchen chemistry and messy science. One very magical class, “Exploring the Science of Harry Potter,” teaches students about the real-world magic around us.

Gallery: 58th Annual Commencement Ceremony

More than 950 students walked into DeVore Stadium on May 24 for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony. These Jaguars made history for being the largest graduating class in Southwestern College history.
More than 950 students walked into DeVore Stadium on May 24 for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony. These Jaguars made history for being the largest graduating class in Southwestern College history.

The Jag Kitchen & Johnny Jaguar Pass Out Snacks for Finals

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No one should go hungry — especially students studying for finals. We teamed up with the Jag Kitchen and Johnny Jaguar to help give our students a much-deserved snack break. If you're facing food insecurity, don't go hungry. Visit the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry for...

Office of Student Equity Programs and Services Hosts Persian New Year Celebration

Colorful eggs on a "haft-seen" table.
The Office of Student Equity, Programs and Services brought cultural spring festivities to Southwestern College with their Persian New Year celebration, known as Nowruz. Held on Tuesday, March 19, the celebration included a variety of traditional Persian treats, dance demonstrations and a presentation on the cultural meaning...

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.

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.