Keith Turner, Director of the Men of Color Success & Excellence program, speaking to local high school educators.

Southwestern College Launches Men of Color Success and Excellence Department to Support Underrepresented Students

In a landmark move to address the unique challenges faced by men of color in higher education, Southwestern College (SWC) has officially launched its Men of Color Success and Excellence Department. Spearheaded by Director...
Former English as a Second Language (ESL) Professor, Angelina E. Stuart (center) speaking with Angelina Barrera (left), ESL Student Advocate Specialist and Jessica Whitsett (right), ESL Professor.

Journey of Faith and Service: The Inspiring Life of Angelina E. Stuart, the Honorary...

Born in Bellflower, California, Angelina E. Stuart (Angie as she is known to her friends and colleagues) is the eldest of three girls. Her father, Gerald L. Head, met her mother, Carmelita Espinosa Farias,...
Isabel Hernandez, incoming Southwestern College (SWC) student, performing a traditional Lao dance at the Inaugural Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAANHPI) Heritage Month Celebration.

SWC Celebrates AAANHPI Heritage Month with Emphasis on Multiculturalism

In a vibrant celebration of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAANHPI) Heritage Month, Southwestern College (SWC) welcomed students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members to honor the rich cultural tapestry of...

The Southwestern College Debate team rises to the occasion on the National stage and...

The Southwestern College debate team, led by their passionate coach, Eric Maag, and guided by the wisdom of their professor, Ryan Walsh, attended the Cross Examination Debate Association National Debate Tournament at California State...
Southwestern College Rising Scholar student, Alex Acuna, posing with his artwork showcased at SWC's Restorative Justice Art Gallery, “In A Perfect World”.

From Incarceration to Inspiration, SWC Alumnus, Alex Acuna, Shares his Journey of Transformation

Alex Acuna's journey through college took a unique path—one that began within the confines of a correctional facility cell. After serving 25 years, Acuna emerged into a world vastly different from the one he...
Southwestern College Professor of Communication, Dr. Llewelyn Labio emceeing the inaugural Asian and Pacific Islander Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

Empowering Journeys: Celebrating Second Chances at SWC

In the spirit of Second Chance Month, the story of Professor Dr. Llewelyn Labio’s (EdD) transformative journey at Southwestern College (SWC) resonates deeply, embodying the resilience, courage, and determination emblematic of both occasions."My journey...
Women's History Month Alumni Headshots of Anitra Willis, Chief Roxanne Kennedy and Dennise Gurmilan (left to right).

Southwestern College Alumni Defy Stereotypes, Excel in Non-Traditional Professions

In a world where gender stereotypes often dictate career choices, three remarkable women, who are all Southwestern College (SWC) alums, are challenging norms and excelling in professions traditionally dominated by men. Their journeys showcase...
Southwestern College students receiving awards, General Photo

How to and How to get nominated for the SWC Student of Distinction Award...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh568flWzSwJenny Davis from the Student Activities Department, explaining how to nominate Southwestern College students for the SWC Student of Distinction Award (SODA) AND/OR how students can be nominated.
Southwestern College Fire Science Technology students posing with their fire truck

From Air Force Veteran to Firefighter, Inspiring Diversity and Urging Investment in the Southwestern...

In a tale of determination and passion for service, Demitrez Butler, a former Air Force veteran, found his calling in firefighting through the avenues of Southwestern College's (SWC) esteemed fire program. His journey from...
Dr. Mark Sanchez and Dr. Fernando Leon Garcia signing an MOU to partner Southwestern College with Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior Universidad

Southwestern Community College District and CETYS University System Forge Cross-Border Educational Alliance

In a groundbreaking partnership aimed at enhancing educational opportunities in the cross-border region, the Southwestern Community College District (SWC) and Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) University System have officially joined forces. This...