Omicron Variant Alters Intersession Schedule

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As Southwestern College begins its one-month intersession classes Jan. 4, Superintendent/President Dr. Mark Sanchez, in consultation with leadership, the Governing Board and constituency leaders, has decided to move all classes and services to remote operations from Jan. 4 - Jan. 28. The college’s COVID guiding...

Southwestern College Vice President Chosen for Statewide Equity Committee 

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Vice President of Student Services Dr. Tina King has been chosen to serve on the USC Race & Equity Center’s Racial Equity in Guided Pathways Commission.  The College Futures Foundation recently awarded the USC Race and Equity Center a $1 million grant to advance racial...

Southwestern College Honors its Ancestors

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Southwestern College’s Governing Board moved from words to action Tuesday when they adopted a resolution that permanently waives all facility rental fees for members of the 13 federally recognized Kumeyaay tribes within San Diego County. For the last year, the Governing Board has begun each...

Two Southwestern College Programs Earn Esteemed Recognition

Two Southwestern College Programs Earn Esteemed Recognition
Two of Southwestern College’s Allied Health programs are receiving state and local recognition for their academic rigor, professional designations and tuition value. The college’s Licensed Vocational Nursing program has ranked 55 in California by Nursing Schools Almanac and the college’s Medical Assisting program has been named...

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 Named 2021 Equity Champion of Higher Education

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Southwestern College has been named an Equity Champion of Higher Education by The Campaign for College Opportunity for “exemplary” work in awarding Associate Degrees for Transfer to Black and Latinx students. Southwestern College is one of only six community colleges in California to receive...

SWC Graduate Advocates for Undocumented Students

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Mexline Garcia calls Southwestern College’s Dreamer Center a place that not only empowers undocumented students to step out of the shadows, but also helps them find their voices. As a recent graduate of Southwestern College, Garcia earned a paid fellowship through the Dreamer Center last...

Southwestern College Earns AA Credit Ratings for Its Bond Obligations

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The nation’s two largest investment services have assigned AA credit ratings to Southwestern College. The ratings, released last week, are a critical factor in determining the district’s credit worthiness as it releases the final bonds authorized under Propositions R and Z. S&P Global Ratings assigned...

Southwestern College earns Goodwill “Good Neighbor” Recognition

Myesha Jackson accepting the Goodwill Good Neighbor Award
Goodwill Industries--the organization founded on “a hand up, not a hand out”--has awarded Southwestern College’s Continuing Education Director Myesha Jackson its Good Neighbor Award. Jackson and her team were recognized for the educational partnerships they have created with the organization and its clients. By offering...

Southwestern College Forgiving $1.5 Million in Student Debt

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Southwestern College is forgiving $1.5 million in student debt for more than 4,200 students using special federal grant money. Students who were enrolled in spring 2021 and summer 2021 will have all their outstanding tuition and related enrollment fees forgiven. Holds for non-payment will be...