Southwestern College Dedicates Institutional Technology Building

officials at the Institutional Technology Building ribbon cutting
In a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Southwestern College leaders and partners dedicated the college’s newest building funded by Proposition R. The 16,000-square-foot building will be the heartbeat of the college’s technology, bringing together the college’s information technology infrastructure and its related technology operations support. “To me,...

Southwestern College Awarded More than $6.8M National Science Foundation Grants

Students and faculty demonstrate the drone and technology
Southwestern College has been awarded more than $6.8 million in grants from the National Science Foundation that, together, will help Southwestern College’s students enter the fields of STEM and drone technology, create transfer partnerships with top universities, improve equity and success rates in mathematics,...

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

glyphs grace the panels of the new Institutional Technology buildling
Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 28. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure...

Visionary Writer and Alumnus J. Michael Straczynski to Deliver Opening Day Keynote Speech

J. Michael Straczynski speaks at Southwestern College Foundation's 2019 Jaguar Awards.
Southwestern College alumnus and visionary writer J. Michael Straczynski will deliver the keynote speech at Southwestern College’s 2022 Opening Day.  Straczynski is a Southwestern College alumnus, mentored by Professor Emeritus Bill Virchis, who created the groundbreaking science-fiction series “Babylon 5,” co-created the Netflix series “Sense8,”...

Southwestern College Holding First Trustee Area Elections

Southwestern College will hold its first trustee-area elections this November for three newly established trustee election districts. On Nov. 8, voters in areas one, four and five will be able to vote for a board member to represent their respective districts. Southwestern College’s Governing Board...

Successful Apprenticeship Readiness Program Expands to Southwestern College

Recent graduates of the construction apprenticeship program join local leaders at press conference.
Southwestern College will partner with the San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council and the San Diego Workforce Partnership to expand its High Road Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Program to Southwestern College this fall semester. This free program will prepare students for rewarding, well-paying careers...

The Southwestern College Sun Wins Top National Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists has awarded the Southwestern College Sun two of its most prestigious awards, the first-ever Corbin Gwaltney Award—named in honor of the founder of The Chronicle of Higher Education—and the National Collegiate Newspaper of the Year. The Gwaltney Award includes...

County’s First Microenterprise Home Kitchen is Southwestern SBDC Client

The title of San Diego County’s first official microenterprise home kitchen operation (MEHKO) went to Diana Tapiz, owner of Tres Fuegos Cocina and client of the Small Business Development Center hosted at Southwestern College. Southwestern College is home to the San Diego & Imperial Small...

Southwestern College Visits Universidad Autónoma de Baja California to Certify Academic Partnership

A Southwestern College delegation met with representatives from UABC at the university's Tijuana campus.
Southwestern College sent a delegation to visit Universidad Autónoma de Baja California’s (UABC) Tijuana campus on Thursday afternoon to sign a historic memorandum of understanding. The signing certified the collaboration and academic partnership between the two institutions of higher education.  The partnership between both institutions...

Southwestern College Clears $3.5 Million in Student Debt

A student walks through the Chula Vista campus with a jacaranda in bloom.
Southwestern College is clearing $3.5 million in student debt for more than 7,719 students using special federal grant money.  Students who were enrolled from spring 2020 through spring 2022 will have all their outstanding tuition and related enrollment fees cleared. Holds for non-payment will be...