Southwestern College Awarded $3.2M S-STEM Grant by National Science Foundation for Chemistry, Biochemistry Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded Southwestern College and San Diego State University a $5,000,000 S-STEM grant, $3,230,840 of which is awarded to Southwestern College. This program will provide an integrated mentoring and research experience bridging the chemistry and biochemistry programs at Southwestern College...

New VPs Join Southwestern College Leadership Team

With the unanimous approval of the Southwestern College Governing Board Tuesday, Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo filled two key positions on her executive leadership team. Dr. Kelly Hall will serve as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs and Dr. Tina King will serve...

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...

Puente Student Wins Competitive California Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major.
Christian Sanchez, Southwestern College Puente Project student and English major, has won a competitive and prestigious $5,000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. Sanchez is one of only 50 students from across California and one of only a handful of community college...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for State-of-the-Art Math and Science Building

Jessica Rodriguez, nursing student, and Robert Alcantar, Governing Board president, cut the ribbon to the Math and Science Building with Southwestern College students, employees and community members.
More than 100 students, Southwestern College employees and community members gathered on June 12 to celebrate the opening of Southwestern College’s Math and Science Building, the newest STEM-dedicated education facility in San Diego County. Already serving our students for a semester, the $85.6 million Math...

Southwestern Architecture Gets Three Awards at Design Village Competition

Southwestern College takes home three awards from an esteemed architecture competition in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, “The Design Village.” Southwestern College architecture students may have been the underdogs going into this year’s Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s “Design Village,” but that didn’t stop them...

Largest Graduating Class to Participate in 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Mariana Silva-Gómez, former Associated Student Organization Vice President of Outreach, participates in the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 25.
More than 950 students will walk into DeVore Stadium for the 58th annual Commencement Ceremony and make history once again for being the largest graduating class. The ceremony on May 24 will mark another record year for Southwestern College commencement ceremonies, which has broken...

New Grant Helps Expand Child Development Center’s Mission, Services

The Child Development Center on the Chula Vista campus provides childcare services for Southwestern College students and employees and the community.
The Child Development Center will soon have 16 spots open for low-cost child care for Southwestern College student-families thanks to continued funding from a U.S. Department of Education grant. The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) Grant helps support low-income students with children...

Superintendent/President Nullifies ASO Election

Associated Student Organization logo
On Thursday, Southwestern College Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo declared this year’s Associated Student Organization election null and void because the process has been compromised. The issues include multiple alleged violations of college policies and procedures; additionally, there are allegations of potential violations of Governing...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Campus Dreamer Center

After years of serving the undocumented student population, Southwestern College officially cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the brand new Dreamer Center on the Chula Vista campus. The center, located in room 426, was made possible through a $125,000 grant from The California...