Southwestern College Awards More Financial Aid Than Any Other Community College in The Region

As a Southwestern College peer advisor, Andres Nunez knows one of the questions new Southwestern College students ask the most: "How am I going to pay for this?"

Southwestern College played host today to the “Never Stop Learning” tour stop presented by Blackboard Learning and CaliBUG.  Blackboard Learning is an educational technology provider to SWC and is in the middle of a country-wide tour that...

Southwestern College Plans Virtual, Parade Commencement Activities; In-Person Ceremony Canceled

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        After consulting with local public health officials and student leaders, Southwestern College is canceling a planned in-person commencement ceremony for December and instead is planning summer celebrations. The college had surveyed students earlier this spring. Overwhelmingly students responded that an in-person ceremony was extremely important...

Dr. Mark Sanchez Selected as New Southwestern College President

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The Southwestern College Governing Board has selected Dr. Mark Sanchez as Southwestern College’s next superintendent/president. The board announced their decision early Wednesday morning after a six-hour closed session where they interviewed three finalists. Sanchez will replace current Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, who is retiring in...

Southwestern College Education Foundation Honors Vets at Gala

Southwestern College Education Foundation Honors Veterans at Gala Raises over $87,000 and helps veteran causes on campus          Nearly 300 students, faculty and community members gathered under a starry sky Saturday to honor the achievements of active duty military, student...

Southwestern College Increasing In-Person Classes to 60 Percent

Southwestern College will offer 60 percent of in-person classes for the spring semester as well as a mix of hybrid, online and remote courses. Vaccinations against COVID-19 will still be required for all employees and for students who register for in-person sections. All current...

Southwestern College Leaders Honored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber

Three Southwestern College leaders are recognized by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber at her annual Salute to Women Leaders of the 79th District.
Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber honored three Southwestern College women at her annual Salute to Women Leaders of the 79th District this week. In a ceremony held Sunday, Weber named Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo, Southwestern College Black Alliance Co-Presidents Myesha Jackson and Trishana Norquist as women...

Attempted Abduction at Southwestern College’s Chula Vista Campus

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Southwestern College Campus Police have been investigating an attempted abduction of a 16-year-old student on the Chula Vista campus today. At approximately 9:15 a.m., the student had been walking across the campus near the H Street entrance and was confronted by the suspect. He offered her $200 to get into his vehicle. She refused and walked away. The suspect then cut her off, got out of his vehicle and grabbed her. She was able to break free.

Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Hosts Major’s Week

Dimitri Loa, Southwestern College's Phi Theta Kappa president, discusses Major's Week with a student.
Last week, Southwestern College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society hosted Major’s Week, a four-day event to teach students about different majors and guide them towards related resources.   The honor society knows that college students are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a...

Southwestern College Committed to Black Lives Matter

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin On Tuesday, July 21, the college will add “Black Lives Matter” to our corner marquee messages. This message will remain through August; however, the intention of...