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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Landscape & Nursery Technology: A Look at Three Types of Seed Media

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Holly McMullen, an instructor in the Landscape and Nursery Technology department, takes you on a quick experiment of sowing seeds with three different types of media. Watch as she gives a preview of one of the lessons from LNT-100, offered this fall completely online...

Southwestern College Tutors Transition Online to Keep Helping Students

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Our tutors have a quick message for Southwestern College students taking classes online: We're still here to help. While our physical campuses are closed, Southwestern College tutors have been working hard to transition their services online and continue to meet one-on-one with students. Current...

Demolition Begins on Mayan Hall

Demolition began on Mayan Hall on March 16. The venue has served as a hub for performing arts since its construction in 1969 and featured countless student performances and events. Mayan Hall was replaced with the new Performing Arts Center.