Southwestern College Creates Permanent Tribute to Fallen Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta

With family members in the audience, Southwestern College dedicated a permanent tribute to fallen Marine and Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Rafael Peralta during a special ceremony last week in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Southwestern College Receives AA Rating, Sells First Proposition Z Bonds

A rendering of The Performing Arts & Cultural Complex, the first project funded by Proposition Z.
Southwestern College has received AA ratings for the first sale of $140 million of its Proposition Z bonds. The ratings from Moody’s Investors Service and Standard and Poor’s highlight the strength of the local market, the diversity of Southwestern College’s taxpayers and faith in the district and its taxpayers to repay the bonds.

Deadline Extended for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Vacancy

Prop Z construction banner
Taxpayer Organization Representative sought CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College has extended the application period for the Taxpayer Organization Representative vacancy on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The deadline for this one position is Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. The applicant must be a member of a...

Governor Brown Signs Bill for Free Community College Tuition

Students celebrating receiving their diploma at the 2017 Southwestern College commencement ceremony.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that provides one year of free tuition at any California Community College for any first-time student who enrolls full-time. On Friday, Brown signed Assembly Bill 19 that waives the first year of fees, regardless of household income. At $46 per unit, the California Community College system is the most economical higher education opportunity in the country, as well as the largest institution of higher education in the country.

Biotechnology major wins two top national Phi Theta Kappa scholarships

Hanan Ali, a Southwestern College biotechnology major and international student, has been awarded two prestigious national scholarships by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Ali was awarded $5,000 and $1,000 for the Phi Theta Kappa’s Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education and the Coca-Cola Leaders...

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College

Career Expo Week at Southwestern College
From Oct.16-19, students and the campus community will be able to join career workshops and explore careers paths through Southwestern College's Career Education programs before the week concludes with a job fair at the Chula Vista campus featuring more than 70 employees looking to tap into Southwestern College talent

Southwestern College Students Have Clearer Path to Top California Law Schools

Administration of Justice Professor Jamie Ledezma and political science major Erick Sanchez.
Southwestern College students now have clearer access to six top California law schools with the new Pathway to Law School initiative, sponsored by the California State Bar's Council on Access and Fairness.  The program is open to all majors who are interested or would like to know more about becoming a lawyer or pursuing a career in law.

Jag Kitchen Food Pantry Wins Outstanding New Non-Profit Partner Award

Members of the Jag Kitchen committee: Director of Student Development/Activities Brett Robertson, Jag Kitchen Founder and Director Patie Bartow and Family Studies Professor Jenny Sabas.
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank awarded the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry the “Outstanding New Nonprofit Partner” award for its efforts to fight hunger at Southwestern College and the shared mission of providing meals to people in need. The Jag Kitchen was recognized at the 2017 San Diego County Hunger Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Seeks to Fill Four Vacancies

Southwestern College is seeking applications for four vacancies on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee—three community openings and a student opening. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Members of the committee are responsible for informing the public and the college’s Governing Board about the expenditure of...

Southwestern College Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to End DACA

By Governing Board President Tim Nader and Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo Today, the Trump Administration decided to end and phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has given protection to nearly 800,000 immigrants, including students at Southwestern College, who have always...