Students Learn the Dangers of Drunk Driving

Criminal Justice major Janelle Gerry wears “Drunk Buster” goggles while riding the golf cart obstacle course on the Mayan Hall patio.
Orange cones and yellow tape took over the Mayan Hall patio Tuesday afternoon as students prepared to zig zag through a simulated drunk driving golf cart obstacle course. Before students headed off for spring break, Southwestern College Health Services and Campus Police hosted their popular “Under the Influence” event to bring awareness about the dangers of driving drunk and to teach students of its consequences. Campus Police also administered mock DUI checkpoints and field sobriety tests, while Health Services provided information about the negative health effects and consequences of drinking. Students first drove through the obstacle course with no impairments before putting on the “Drunk Buster” goggles that simulated driving under the influence.

Governing Board News – January – February 2017

With a new year and a new semester, we also have new leadership this year at Southwestern. I was honored in December to be elected by my colleagues as Board President for the coming year, and Trustee Griselda Delgado was elected as Vice President.  Together...

Southwestern College Holds Ribbon Cutting for Center for Business Advancement

Dean of the Higher Education Center at National City Chris Perri and Governing Board Member Norma Hernandez (center, with scissors) cut the ribbon to the new Center for Business Advancement. Joining them are Southwestern College employees, CBA directors and local officials.
Local businesses now only need to knock on one door to find the services, expertise and resources they need to grow and thrive. The new Center for Business Advancement officially opened its doors with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday, Feb. 24 at the...

Southwestern College Institutes New Resolutions that Strengthen the Safe Learning Environment All Students Deserve

The Southwestern Community College Governing Board has passed three resolutions that broaden the foundation for creating a safer learning environment for all students, regardless of race, religion, immigration status and sexual orientation. Resolutions No. 1984, No. 1988 and No. 1992 outline efforts the district will...

Students Offer Free Tax-Preparation Services

Southwestern College business major Ivette Larios, right, prepares taxes for free as part of Southwestern College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program benefiting low-income community members.
Sessions in English and Spanish are scheduled throughout February, March, April Southwestern College students are gaining hands-on experience by providing free tax-preparation services in English and Spanish to low-income community members and fellow Southwestern College students. For the third year in a row, low-income community members...

New Southwestern College President Welcomes New Spring Semester

Superintendent/President Dr. Kindred Murillo introduces herself to the campus community and gives her first college address during Southwestern College’s Opening Day on Friday, Jan. 27.
CHULA VISTA, CA. ­– Southwestern College’s new Superintendent/President, Dr. Kindred Murillo, officially kicked off the start of the new semester today at the college’s Opening Day session for faculty and staff. Dr. Murillo, finishing up her first week on the job, took this chance to...

Contractors Build Up Support for Jag Kitchen Food Pantry

Southwestern College administrators accept a check for $6,000 donated to the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry from Rudolph and Sletten at the construction company’s offices in La Jolla on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
An employee giving campaign at the Rudolph and Sletten construction company is helping fill the coffers of the newly formed Jag Kitchen Food Pantry. In a ceremony Jan. 24, Rudolph and Sletten employees presented a check for $6,000 to the Jag Kitchen to provide relief...

Southwestern College Named 2017 Military Friendly School

CHULA VISTA, California ­– Southwestern College has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly School, in part because of the array of personalized veteran services offered, including a designated Student Veterans’ Resource Center. Southwestern College received the designation from Victory Media, which publishes an annual veterans’...

Southwestern College Board Appoints Dr. Kindred Murillo as Superintendent/President

Chula Vista, CA – The Southwestern Community College District Governing Board unanimously approved Dr. Kindred Murillo as the new Superintendent/President at its meeting Wednesday. Murillo, who served the last five years as the Superintendent/President of the Lake Tahoe Community College District, will begin at Southwestern...

Southwestern College Board Selects Dr. Kindred Murillo as Finalist for Superintendent/President

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Southwestern Community College District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Kindred Murillo as the finalist for the College’s new Superintendent/President, pending a final vote at their regular Dec. 14 meeting. Dr. Murillo has served as Superintendent/President of the Lake Tahoe...